Residency Dates: October 08, 2023 - October 28, 2023
Application Deadline: September 25, 2023

Addae Moon is an Atlanta-based playwright, dramaturg, director, and cultural worker. He is the Associate Artistic Director at Theatrical Outfit and a co-founder of the performance collective Hush Harbor Lab.

Addae has served as a resident dramaturg with Working Title Playwright’s Ethel Woolson Lab. He was the recipient of the 2015 International Ibsen Award for his dramaturgical work on the project Master Comic and the 2014 John Lipsky Award from the International Museum Theatre Alliance (IMTAL) for his immersive play Four Days of Fury: Atlanta 1906. Addae was also a member of Alliance Theatre’s 2015-2016 Reiser Artists’ Lab as co-writer on the immersive project Third Council of Lyons with Found Stages. His recent immersive co-collaborations include Frankenstein’s Ball (2019/2020) and Frankenstein’s Funeral (2019) both with Found Stages.

Addae received his BA in Theatre Arts from Clark Atlanta University and an MFA in Playwriting from the Professional Playwright’s Program at Ohio University. He is a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America (LMDA) and The Fence Network.


Residency Statement:

In this life. In this particular black body, my artistic practice is inextricably tied to my spiritual practice. I am actively exploring elements of myth, folklore, history, and narratives that use the imagination as the entry point to themes of recovery, resistance, and transformation through the mediums of live and immersive performance as well as experimental film and video. My practice is grounded in the belief that the crafting of performance, ritual, immersive experiences and transgressive pedagogy can be used as a technology to facilitate new ways of existing within and beyond oppressive paradigms.
This residency will be a generative process for the artists involved. Artists will be guided through creative prompts and approaches that incorporate everything from personal narrative, history, archival work, and speculative fiction in order to create a performance/narrative text that can exist in either a live or digital format.

Application Requirements:

While the focus of the residence will be on the creation of a dramatic performance text.  Applicants are welcome to submit a 15-20 page writing sample that incorporates any literary medium (poetry, fiction, non-fiction prose, essay, one- act or full length play samples.)

Residency Fee: Waived for this Residency (Includes weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.)

Applications Closed.

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