Rad Pereira, 2018
Rad is a two-spirit Afro-Indigenous, Jewish, Brazilian (im)migrant artist currently based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn). Their practices range from renegade participatory ritual facilitation, to popular theatrical and TV/film performance, to community based educational artmaking and healing centering an Afro-futurist longing for transformative justice and queer reindigenization of culture. Their work has been supported by over 50 cultural institutions on Turtle Island/ Abya Yala. 2017 NYC Public AiR. Research question: Who gets to live off of making Art under the NYC capitalist cultural model AND how can we decolonize performance through models of participatory storytelling?