Festival

THE BREATH PROJECT FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 24 & 25, 2020

In partnership with theater companies across the country, the free festival featured 24 world premiere works created by multidisciplinary theater artists of color, all 8 minutes and 46 seconds in length.

 

The Festival Performances are now available to stream online, including introductions by Breath Project Curators and post-performance talk-backs with the artists.

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE 1

Palo Alto Children's Theatre – “Say Hello Stewart”

Angela G. King — “8:46

Harvey — “Breonna’s Prayer”

Yetta Gottesman — “Oh, Maria”

Henri Franklin — “Views of Color in 8:46

Ananya Dance Theatre — “Just Breathe”

Giovanny Camarena — “Don’t Be Afraid”

Aldo Billingslea — “3 Story Walk Up”

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE 2

Alumni Theater Company — “Perspectives”

Ilasiea Gray — “Acting While Black”

Josh Richardson — “Choosing Sides”

Tyharra Cozier — “Breath”

David Guster — “Nice to Meet You”

Bil Wright — “Pulse”

Bruce Lemon, Jr. — “The Act of Ownership”

El Colectivo de Dramaturgos de Puerto Rico – “Inhala – Exhala”

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE 3

Stanford Compression Forum & Palo Alto Children's Theatre Commission, Anthony Sky Ng-Thow-Hing — “Transcending Isolation: Hope”

Gabrielle Jackson — “The Ballad of Jacob Blake”

David Zayas / Gamal Chasten — “I Just Don’t Know”

Candice Handy — “Black Quarantine Date”

Derek J. Snow — “The Ballad of the Dying Body or The Breath to Say”

The Char’Actors — “The Cycle”

James Brunt — “Waiting for Death”

The Breath Project is grateful to Broadway on Demand for their sponsorship of this Festival.