Author: Ennis

Orisirisi African Folklore

About the Group: Orisirisi African Folklore is co-produced, directed, and performed by a husband and wife team comprised of Nigerian born Adetutu “Tutu” Harrell and music scholar Don Harrell. Tutu, a graduate of Crown College, London, England is an extraordinarily


About the Group: NEW NOISE is a theater ensemble from New Orleans, LA. We create visually-intense, physically-demanding original work through collaborative processes and long-term partnerships with writers, designers and performers. NEW NOISE works to advance ensemble practice through quarterly community


About the Group: M.U.G.A.B.E.E. is an acronym meaning Men Under Guidance Acting Before Early Extinction. It describes a performing arts group that blends of jazz, hip-hop, spoken word poetry and soul music together with non-traditional storytelling. One of their greatest

Mondo Bizarro

About This Group: Mondo Bizarro is New Orleans-based ensemble that creates, presents and produces a wide array of imaginative projects aimed at utilizing art as a tool for understanding what makes us commonly human and individually unique. We are place-based

Melloweb MultiMedia

About the Artist: Rodrigo Dorfman is an award winning multimedia producer and educator known for his documentary collaborations with the North Carolina Latino community. He has worked with POV, HBO, Salma Hayek’s Ventanazul and the BBC among others. His films have

Jeff Mather

About the Artist: Jeff Mather is a community-based public artist; an environmental sculptor & site artist & teaching artist based in Decatur, GA. Jeff has worked extensively in the Atlanta metro area and throughout the southeast as an independent artist

Gesel Mason Performance Projects

About the Artist: Gesel Mason Performance Projects uses art as a vehicle to encourage compassion and inquiry. Artistic Director Gesel Mason’s distinctive blend of dance, theater, storytelling and humor brings visibility to voices unheard, situations neglected or perspectives considered taboo.

Looking for Lilith Theater Co.

About the Group: Looking for Lilith is a Kentucky-based ensemble theatre company founded in 2001. They dedicate themselves to re-examining history through women’s perspectives and creating original plays based on their research, in order to reveal and celebrate women’s contributions

Sheila Kerrigan

About the Artist: Kerrigan’s residencies create a safe space to open up our senses so we can attend to each other and bridge artificial gaps we call difference–race, class, sex, culture, etc.–and connect on a simple, deep level. She teaches

Jump-Start Performance Co.

About the Group: Jump-Start Performance Co. is a collective of performing artists dedicated to the discovery and support of new ideas in the arts and arts education and is committed to the creation of art that is a lasting voice

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.