Emily Waters, 2019

Emily Waters is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist grounded in a Black theater tradition that explores the roles of witness and testimony in collective and intergenerational healing. In 2020 Emily created a solo-short commissioned by All for One Theater Company and was part of the inaugural cohort of Black Revolutionary Theater Workshop’s Revolution Now! residency. In June 2021 Emily will premier their new work, Look Back At It, as part of The Shed’s open call program. This show has roots in the questions Emily explored during her time as an Emerge fellow. How do we remember? Who do we remember? How can processing grief create portals for Black joy and liberation?

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