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Jenn Kidwell, Jarvis Benson, Juliette Jones & Jaamil Kosoko

Jenn Kidwell, Jarvis Benson, Juliette Jones & Jaamil Kosoko Theater Residency

Jenn Kidwell, Jarvis Benson, Juliette Jones & Jaamil Kosoko Theater Residency

Jenn Kidwell, Jarvis Benson, Juliette Jones & Jaamil Kosoko Theater Residency

Jenn Kidwell, Jarvis Benson, Juliette Jones & Jaamil Kosoko Theater Residency

Bio: Jennifer Kidwell is a performing artist. Recent projects – Underground Railroad Game (2017 Obie Award for Best New American Theatre Work, 2018 Edinburgh Fringe First Award), Home (Geoff Sobelle), Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed (Dan Hurlin), I Understand Everything Better (David Neumann/advanced beginner group, 2015 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production), Antigone (The Wilma Theater), Fire Burns Hot: Little Reno!, I Promised Myself to Live Faster and99 Break-Ups (Pig Iron Theatre Company), Dick’s Last Stand (Whitney Biennial 2014, as Donelle Woolford), Zinnias: the Life of Clementine Hunter (Robert Wilson/Toshi Reagon/Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon). Projects in development – A Hard Time (PITC), TABLE with Thomas Graves & the Rude Mechs and Nichole Canuso’s The Octopus and the Interview. Company member, PITC and Lightning Rod Special, Wilma Theater Associated Artist, co-founder of JACK. Her writing has been published in movement research Performance Journal #45 and at hyperallergic.com. 2013 TCG/Fox Resident Actor Fellowship (with PITC), 2015 Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grant, 2016 Pew Fellow, 2017 Independence Fellowship.

Jarvis Benson, is a native of South Carolina, currently living in New York City where he maintains a busy career in education, studio recording and chamber music. He has performed in some of New York's most revered and beloved venues and has collaborated with a who's who of artists including Gladys Knight, Marin Alsop, Richard Smallwood, Charles S. Dutton, and Leon Fleisher. Jarvis studied at The Peabody Institute of Music, under Victoria Chiang and Stephen Wyrczynski as the Miles M. Young Memorial Scholarship Recipient, and pursued graduate studies at The Mannes College of Music in New York City with Daniel Panner. He made his solo debut at the age of 12 while studying at The Converse Pre-college in South Carolina with the Spartanburg Philharmonic.

Juliette Jones is an avid performer and highly sought-after arts educator who has established herself as a consummate musician. A multi-genre acoustic and electric violinist, she concurrently performs as a live and recorded performing artist--in addition to composing, arranging, and producing. She completed album projects for Gospel-recording artists Donnie McClurkin and Donald Lawrence, R&B singer/songwriter, Ryan Leslie; and arranged and recorded for breakthrough Gospel-recording artist, April Nevels. Juliette's accolades also include live tapings for the Late Show with David Letterman (Kid Cudi), BET's 'Rising Icons' (Kid Cudi), and the Mo'Nique Show (Ryan Leslie). She has recorded with Lyfe Jennings-producer, Rob Sayles and Alicia Keys-musical director, Onree Gill. Juliette began her violin study at the age of five. She earned her Bachelor's of Music in Violin Performance from the Peabody Institute.

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is a Nigerian-American poet, curator, and performance artist originally from Detroit, MI. He is a 2017-2019 Princeton Arts Fellow, a 2018 NEFA National Dance Project Award recipient, a 2018-20 New York Live Arts Live Feed Artist-in-Residence, a 2019 Gibney DiP Artist-in-Residence, a 2017 Jerome Foundation Artist-in-Residence at Abrons Arts Center, a 2017 Cave Cane Poetry Fellow, a 2016 Gibney Dance boo-koo resident artist, and a recipient of a 2016 USArtists International Award from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. His previous work #negrophobia (premiered September 2015, Gibney Dance Center) was nominated for a 2016 Bessie Award and has toured throughout Europe having appeared in major festivals including Moving in November (Finland), TakeMeSomewhere (UK), SICK! (UK), Tanz im August (Berlin), Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival (Norway), Zurich MOVES! (Switzerland), Beursschouwburg (Belgium) and Spielart Festival (Munich).

Residency Public Sharing: 6/28/19