NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM FOR BROWN PEOPLE
Carnegie Mellon University Playground Festival XX (2022)
Directed by Aysha Zackria
Possession: Night at the Museum for Brown People came from frustration about the mistreatment of Global Majority artifacts as well as hope and love for the next generation of dramatists. My co-creators and I imagined a world where the rightful owners of these stolen artifacts could come back to life and recognize each other, across space and time and against the colonial forces that bound them.
Pitched Possession concept to the Playground selection committee
Led the process of devising: research, idea generation, character development, outlining, writing, and staging
Advised lighting, sound, scenic, and media designers creating alongside actors
Facilitated a decolonial space that prioritized ancestral and lived experience, focused on actor embodiment above text-based knowledge