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Charlotte Brathwaite
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"...maybe tomorrow the purple voice of your songmaker will be silent forever."
- Léopold Sédar Senghor
(excerpt from Adrienne Kennedy's 'She Talks to Beethoven')
Jan. 15-15 at JACK
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A native of Toronto, Canada, Charlotte Brathwaite (director, performer) joined La MaMa E.T.C’s Great Jones Repertory as an actor at the age of 16 and performed in New York and internationally in over 12 countries with the company.  As a director, her work has been presented in theaters in America, Mexico, the Netherlands, Germany and Croatia. Most recently, she directed the comedy Smile Orange at the Little Carib Theater in Trinidad, West Indies; American Schemes by Radha Blank (NYC Summerstage); Passing by Dipika Guha; Good Goods by Christina Anderson; Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at the Yale School of Drama.  Upcoming projects include co-author and director of Kleopatra: The Dead Don’t Bite with the Aarshi Theater Company in Kolkatta, India.  Charlotte is co-founder of Berlin based performance group Naturaleza Humana.  She has assistant directed for Yale Repertory Theater, Lincoln Center and Yale Opera. She is recipient of a 2010 Princess Grace Foundation George C. Wolfe Award and the 2011 Julian Milton Kaufman Memorial Prize for Directing.  A trained dancer, she holds a BA from the Amsterdam School for the Arts in the Netherlands (physical theater) and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama (Directing).

 

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  • Yale University
    Drama/Directing