As a young Afro-Latino boy growing up in Brooklyn, NY, during the early '90s, theater was an important tool that helped Najee Brown imagine a better world in the midst of increased violence due to the crack epidemic. He saw that performing arts could facilitate a safe environment, where people felt free enough to express themselves and their social justice views through storytelling on stage. In that spirit, Brown recently founded Theater For the People to provide that same outlet and opportunities for today's youth and adults, especially in cities that either lack diversity or include communities of marginalized people. He brings this entrepreneurial and creative energy now to the Multicultural Arts Center.
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The daughter of an artist and writer, Zoe’s creativity was nurtured at an early age. She attended Massachusetts College of Art where she earned a B.F.A. in Illustration. Over the past two decades she has produced artwork for multiple clients, including MTV; shown her artwork both internationally and nationally; worked as a visualizer for a L.A.-based fashion designer who is both a costume designer and has his own line; and held positions at various design studios and art centers as both illustrator and designer. Currently, Zoe works as a freelance graphic designer, marketing consultant, illustrator, and copy editor in addition to her role as marketing coordinator at the Multicultural Arts Center. To view Zoe’s illustration, visit: www.zoe.langosy.net.
Taylor is an event planner, production manager, technical director, and stage manager in and around the Boston area. He works on theater, events, dance, opera and other less qualifiable events. In 2017, Taylor launched TH.ESP Event Safety Planning, a theater and production consulting business which focuses on safety planning for small theater and independent live events (THESPEventSafety.com). He is a member of USITT and the Event Safety Alliance. In his spare time he works as a Disaster and Sheltering volunteer for the Red Cross.
Jon King, an artist, musician, educator, and storyteller, has a passion for creating memorable experiences in a variety of disciplines. After attending the University of Southern California to study Film Production and Music Composition, he went on to work as a sound stage manager at Universal Studios and as a composer, arranger, engineer, editor, cinematographer, and director on many film and music projects in Los Angeles. He also worked as Director of Technical Theatre and as Video Production instructor at John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA, helming 17 years of award-winning productions and events. He is excited to bring his experience in visual art, music, lighting design, sound design, and video production to the Boston area arts community.
M Berry is a technician, designer, and general theatre maker based in Boston. As a queer and nonbinary person navigating this world, they are always seeking to find the unusual and outspoken within art and performance, and to create work that both challenges us and brings us together. They have been privileged to work in assorted roles ranging from box office to production management to lighting design, with companies such as Princeton Summer Theater, Theatre Intime, Princeton University, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Conservatory, and more. Examples of their lighting design work can be found at meberrydesign.com.
Abraham Lopez is originally from Boston, MA. Growing up in Atlanta being on sets for music videos developed a love for art through video and photography. Getting his
start in art through photography for rap artist Red Shaydez, he enjoys the creativity and range of storytelling that comes through working in media arts, being able to think outside the box
and bring all kinds of stories to life and people to the forefront. A goal of his is to one day establish a creative company, making movies, TV shows, art galleries, and other mediums such as
fashion. Some of his work can be found at https://www.thelooplab.org/
Using acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal, and oil stick, C.J. Phu, local Artist as well as Art Installer, creates lush semi-abstract, expressionistic botanicals, which express his inspiring, lifelong love of nature. He chooses to avoid the use of brushes, creating an almost glass-like texture with the paint. In his words, “I discovered that for me it was much more enjoyable to scratch and sculpt the surfaces of the paintings.” In his work, multiple layers both hide and reveal various features, like a game of hide and seek. www.CJPhu.com
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