ART OF A DIFFERENT FORM (PERFORMANCE PIECES)

This collection of shorts features performance pieces through poetry, dance, monologues, and more.

HUES AND HIDDEN KINGS

(PERFORMANCE PIECE)

Dir. / Writer: Sydney Morgan / Prod. Sydney Morgan, Chandler Kravitz

A poetic dialogue of racial and political injustice in America. The redefining declaration of inheritance made by African American artists.

ALL BOYS AREN'T BLUE

(DRAMATIC READING PERFORMANCE PIECE)

Dir. Nasir Kenneth Ferebee / Writer: George M. Johnson / Prod. Nasir Kenneth Ferebee, Richard Pelzer II, Coriander Wright

Bernard David Jones, Dyllon Burnside, Thomas Hobson, along with Jenifer Lewis bring Johnson's words to life in this dramatic reading of his book, All Boys Aren't Blue. Each of the characters represent a Johnson at different stages of his life. The memoir is a firsthand account of trials, tribulations, and triumphs that have made George M. Johnson into the person they are today.

NILE

(STUDENT PERFORMANCE PIECE)

Dir. / Writer: Miles N. Reuben / Prod. Miles N. Reuben, Gary Jay

A non-linear short film that exhibits the various memories of a son’s journey to rebuild his connection to his late father. A five-part story told through imagery, poetry, dance, and music - based on the song “Nile” by Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar.

I SHOULD HAVE SAID IT THEN...

(MUSIC VIDEO)

Dir. Nikki Cole, Taj Stansberry

LOVE A GOOD LIFE

(PERFORMANCE PIECE)

Self-Actualizing Monologue

Dir./Writer: Kellsie Domnitz

BACKWARDS GOD

(EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE PIECE)

Dir. / Writer: Natalie Cook / Prod. Natalie Cook, Jason Cermak

Backwards God tells the story of how man made God in his image. The film interweaves elements of ecology and spirituality to retell the book of Genesis through a womanist lens.

(EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM)

THE GEMINATE

Dir. / Writer: Raymond Braza / Prod. Raymond Gerard Braza, Michael Bernhard, Andres Flores, Quinton Cameron, Kristin Manzano

A young boy tries to escape his past by isolating himself in the woods where he soon discovers the true meaning of life and his identity.

(PERFORMANCE PIECE)

UNSPEAKABLE BLM

Dir. / Writer / Emmai Alaquiva / Prod. Ya Momz House, Cydney Cooper, Amy Crawford, Danielle Filip, Greg Pollock

(PERFORMANCE PIECE)

Dir. Terri Abney, ReSheda Terry / Writer / Prod. Terri Abney

A short Suicide Awareness PSA that explores the affects of police brutality / coronavirus on the psyche.

BLACK MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS TOO

MAKEDA QUEEN OF SHEBA

(STUDENT MUSICAL PERFORMANCE SHORT)

Dir. / Writer / Prod. Shannon Dion

Queen Makeda enters her throne room full of splendor and glory.