“When the least of us are safe and have a space, all of us do.”
True change begins when we decide that a shift is necessary. Inciting change is risky, brave, beautiful and most importantly… necessary.
During this interview with The SoSu Series Moses Princien (they/them) speaks out about changes that are long overdue. As you watch, you’ll witness a spirit adamant about representation, while hauntingly aware that change also requires internal reflection.
“Just become informed. Everyone should want to know what’s going on in the country”
Although still actively pursuing their BFA in Musical Theatre at Howard University, Moses has already scored a Helen Hayes nomination for their work on the show The Events at Theater Alliance. Moses speaks deeply of their gratitude for the theatre company and the work they were able to do with their past professor, now mentor and Artistic Director, Raymond O. Caldwell.
Aside from The Events and The Hothouse New Play Development Series at Theater Alliance, Moses has also starred in Blue Camp at the Rainbow Theatre Project and the first all Black production of Urinetown: The Musical which was performed at Howard University.
“We want to know that there’s more out there than accepting what we’ve accepted for so long.”
When speaking on inclusivity in the theatre industry, one of the main points Moses made was the importance of intentional inclusion. The first step of creating an equitable, inclusive industry is first taking notice of those often left out. Non-Binary artists are often first up on the list of marginalized folx.
By being a part of the developmental processes of work that’s being produced, Moses intends to create work that is truly a reflection of all. They’ve enjoyed working on new development projects such as Keegan Theatre’s Alix in Wonderland. They are a part of and consistently work with The African-American Collective Theatre and Huemanati.
[Speaking of theatre companies] “There needs to be an understanding of what you want, how you can make sure it’s inclusive…your words matter.”
If you’d like to stay up on their work you can see them next playing Chance in the audio series about jazz artist Billy Strayhorn Day Dream: a Radio Drama (debuts Oct. 11) and in Breaking Ground 2020. They are currently in the process of obtaining a BFA in Musical Theatre from Howard University.
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