THUR. JAN 5, at 8PM | “From Street to Stage” with Ari Roth, Mosaic Theater Artistic Director; KenYat
KenYatta Rogers is thrilled to make his Mosaic debut with Charm. Directing credits include productions with African Continuum Theatre Company, The IN Series, Theatre J, University of Pittsburgh, Point Park College, South Carolina State University, and Howard University. Acting credits include productions with Round House Theatre, Arena Stage, Forum Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Ford’s Theatre, Olney Theatre, Folger Theatre, Trustus Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, Washington Shakespeare Company, and African Continuum Theatre Company. KenYatta received his MFA in Acting from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently a faculty member in Montgomery College’s Performing Arts Department. To Kasai, his heart, to Mecca, his soul, to Michelle, his all.
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Tracye Redd (25) (HE/SHE/THEY)
Originally from Waterloo, Ia. Tracye found his way to DC at the age of 18 in 2010 first working in the school systems as a teacher's aide and after school tutor. In 2012 he found himself moved and motivated to get involved in the local organizing scene after the killing of Trayvon Martin, things really picked up in 2014 with the Ferguson Uprising after the killing of Michael Brown. In 2015 Tracye joined the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) learning different skills and tactics to utilize in the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL / #BlackLivesMatter) Currently Tracye is one of the membership co-chairs for BYP100-DC and an active member in the community. He has done direct actions and civil disobedients around DC, but also in Baltimore for Korryn Gaines and even in Charlotte, NC during the city's uprising after the killings of Keith Lamont Scott and Justin Carr. Tracye also does direct action trainings along with other trainings. He can be reached via email at: email@example.com
Rebecca Kling is a Washington, D.C. based transgender artist and educator who explores gender and identity through solo performance pieces and educational workshops. Her multidisciplinary performances incorporate conversational storytelling, personal narrative, humor, and more. Kling takes the position that sharing accessible queer narrative with a wide audience is a form of activism, and that understanding combats bigotry.
In 2013, Kling was named as part of the inaugural Trans 100, a list celebrating excellence in the transgender community.
In early 2016 Kling joined the National Center for Transgender Equality as the Community Storytelling Advocate, where she works to elevate the voices of transgender people and allies. She is a graduate from Northwestern University’s Department of Performance Studies with an Adjunct Major in Animate Arts.