Morgaine gooding-silverwood - director, playwright
Morgain uses she/they/he pronouns, and encourages you to mix it up! Mo is a Chickasaw playwright, educator and activist based in Brooklyn. Their theatre embraces a lesbian aesthetic, that centers women and femmes from process to performance and builds community trust through ensemble work. As a theatre-maker they aim to create immersive performance environments that bridge the gap between joy and justice, while staying rooted in an earnest commitment to indigenous cues. Their process begins from a place of shapes, images and explosive movement, laid atop a political landscape, a historical idea or a true story. Critical analysis is their jumping off point, but bodies and the expansive freedom they enjoy are their landing pad.
Mo trains with Theatre of the Oppressed NYC and Anne Bogart’s SITI company, and has written and produced two full-length plays for the Corkscrew Theater Festival. Their second and most recent play, STONE, constructed a pop-up dyke bar brimming with queer nostalgia inspired by Leslie Feinberg’s seminal text Stone Butch Blues. Mo’s work has been produced in New York City, Denver (serving as a visiting artist at the University of Denver), Oklahoma City and London. They received their masters in Text and Performance from RADA and The University of London and their bachelors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Columbia University.