Ty Greenwood & Cherish Morgan Freshworks Showing: Death Dream
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Death Dream, the Freshworks showing by Ty Greenwood and Cherish Morgan has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. To turn your ticket into a donation to KST, transfer it to Nov. 5th’s showing with Livefromthecity & Sheryland, or to receive a refund, please contact Trevor Miles at email@example.com or call us at 412-363-3000. Thank you and please stay turned for the remainder of KST’s fall season!
Freshworks Residency Showing
Friday – Saturday, October 1 & 2
KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.
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Ty Greenwood is a playwright whose work addresses community, diversity, and togetherness. Cherish Morgan is a choreographer and performing artist who works across dance forms with an emphasis on hip hop and musical theater practices. The artists’ collaboration, Death Dream, explores the choreopoem form to delve into the power of spoken word and political performance art that is unapologetically Black and radical.
Freshworks is KST’s creative residency for Pittsburgh based artists and collaborators. The program provides artists with financial resources, studio space, production staff, lighting and sound design, professional development, and encouragement for creative risk taking. through interdisciplinary collaborations in contemporary dance, theater, music, and multimedia.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Ty Greenwood (they/he) is a Black queer artist who holds a B.A. in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Honors in Theatre from Washington & Jefferson College ‘17 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University ‘20, in Dramatic Writing. In 2013, Greenwood landed a four-year scholarship/apprenticeship with KDKA TV- News Pittsburgh where they wrote anchor packages and helped produce the “Pittsburgh Today Live Show,” through the Emma Bowen Foundation, an organization that places college students with a corporate sponsor, with a goal of promoting diversity in the media. In 2016, Ty’s short film “Fuzzy on the Details” was entered into the British Film Festival. The same year they also received the “Ubuntu” Emma Award through the Emma Bowen Foundation for their sense of community, promotion of diversity and togetherness in their work, at Washington & Jefferson College and the media. They have presented their short play, “NOT A FAIRY TALE” and research “Protecting our Black Men: Black Masculinity and the use of the Black Body in “For Black Boys Who Have Considered Homicide…”’ at the Mid-America Theatre Conference ‘18. Ty developed and had a staged reading of their full length choreopoem play, “DEATH DREAM” at Alumni Theatre Company ‘19. They participated in City Theatre’s 2019 Momentum Festival: New Plays at Different Stages where they presented an excerpt of “Untitled Thesis Play” as part of the “In Their Own Voices” event. Recently, Ty was selected as the inaugural recipient of a commission from the Kemp Powers Commission Fund for Black Playwrights ‘20 through City Theatre. Asolo Repertory Theatre, in Sarasota, awarded Ty its first Ground Floor Playwright Commission to pursue a new work they’re developing inspired by black gay writer and activist James Baldwin ‘20. And Ty was commissioned by The Hansberry Project ’21 to develop new works for The Drinking Gourd: Black Writers at Work. This multi-year project aims to develop a coalition of five black theatres with shared goals to commission, develop, and premiere works by black artists at theatres across the country. Ty’s work focuses on telling stories that are not damaging to the identity, existence and bodies of Black people, but are rather empowering, unapologetic and radical in nature.
Cherish Morgan is a choreographer, visual artist and performing artist. She is a choreographer for Alumni Theater Company (ATC), has taught at propel charter schools, Hill Dance Academy Theatre (HDAT), and also at Alloy studios. In February of 2019, Cherish created and performed in a dance show called REVEAL. In 2016 Cherish was featured in the Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s newMoves Dance Festival. Cherish is apart of ATC professional ensemble where she sings, dances, and acts. Cherish’s goals are to create an adult dance company in the future with an objective to demonstrate overcoming insecurities, inner peace, and celebrations of life. She also plans to create a new dance show with hopes for it to premiere summer 2022.