Camille A Brown's Untitled Musical received a 2017 Project Springboard Residency, hosted by the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY. In addition to the leadership of the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the 2017 Project Springboard program was made possible with the generous support of: The Frederick Loewe Foundation, Geraldine Stutz Trust, Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Barbara Slifka.
Camille A. Brown, Director/Choreographer
Scott Patterson, Composer
Talvin Wilks, Dramaturg
Camille A. Brown
(Director/Choreographer) is a four time Princess Grace Award winner (2016 Statue Award, 2016 Choreographic Mentorship Co-Commission Award, 2013 Works in Progress Residency Award, 2006 Choreography Award), 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient, 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, 2015 USA Jay Franke & David Herro Fellow, 2015 TED Fellow, 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient, and was nominated for the 2015 Lucille Lortel “Outstanding Choreographer” Award (Fortress of Solitude). Her company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, received a 2014 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production for Mr. TOL E. RAncE and a 2016 Bessie Award nomination for Outstanding Production for BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. She is currently developing a new work, ink, that will premiere at The Kennedy Center in December. Ms. Brown's work has been commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco!, Complexions, and Urban Bush Women, among others. Her theater credits include Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire, The Winter's Tale, Fortress of Solitude, Stagger Lee, Cabin in the Sky, tick, tick...BOOM!, and BELLA: An American Tall Tale, among others. Ms. Brown's TED-Ed talk ”A Visual History of Social Dance in 25 Moves” was chosen as one of the most notable talks of 2016 by TED Curator, Chris Anderson, and has over 11 million views on Facebook and counting. She is the choreographer for the upcoming Broadway revival of Once on This Island. www.camilleabrown.org
(Composer) is a pianist and composer of incomparable talent. Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviewdescribes Patterson’s playing as, “a masterly blend of virtuosity, singing style and beautiful voicing.”His blend of classical, soul and rock music is futuristic, emotive and luxuriant. Since 2012 Patterson has toured with Camille A. Brown & Dancers. He is a contributing composer of the Bessie award winning Mr. TOL E. RAncE and Brown’s critically acclaimed work, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. Patterson’s work extends beyond dance. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Afro House (afrohouse.org), a music-driven performance art house based in Baltimore, MD. At the center of Afro House stands the Astronaut Symphony, a contemporary music ensemble that creates symphonic performance art pieces, such as Patterson’s sci-fi tone poem Ebon Kojo: The Last Tribe. As a music director he worked closely with award-winning playwright Marcus Gardley during the Williamstown Theatre Festival and served as music director for a production of Dan Dietz’s Clementine in the Lower 9. He has also worked with Tony Award winning music director and composer Daryl Waters at the Dallas Theater Center. His acting credits include the role of Duke Ellington in Tom Minter’s Blues for a Royal Flush, as Chorus in Dan Dietz’s Clementine in the Lower 9 and General Ebon Kojo in Ebon Kojo: The Last Tribe. As a Piano Performance major Patterson studied under Richard Fields at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Phillip Kawin at the Manhattan School of Music.
(Dramaturg) is a playwright, director and dramaturg. His plays include Tod, the Boy, Tod; The Trial of Uncle S&M; Bread of Heaven; and An American Triptych. Directorial projects include the world premiere productions of Eyewitness Blues, by Mildred Ruiz and Steven Sapp (New WORLD Theater/New York Theatre Workshop), UDU by Sekou Sundiata (651Arts/BAM), The Love Space Demands by Ntozake Shange (Crossroads), No Black Male Show/Pagan Operetta by Carl Hancock Rux (Joe’s Pub/The Kitchen), Banana Beer Bath by Lynn Nottage, (Going to the River Festival/EST), the Obie Award/AUDELCO Award winning The Shaneequa Chronicles by Stephanie Berry (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Relativity by Cassandra Medley (Ensemble Studio Theatre – AUDELCO nomination for Best Director 2006) and On the Way to Timbuktu by Petronia Paley (Ensemble Studio Theatre – AUDELCO nomination for Best Director 2008). He has served as co-writer/dramaturg for ten productions in Ping Chong’s ongoing series of Undesirable Elements, and dramaturg for four collaborations with the Bebe Miller Company, Necessary Beauty, Going to the Wall, the Bessie Award winning, Verge, and Landing/Place for which he received a 2006 Bessie Award for Dramaturgy.