Charlotte Brathwaite, a Doris Duke Artist in the theater category, creates genre-defying work that illuminates the realities and dreams of silenced, marginalized communities. Dealing with subject matter from the historical past to the distant future, her work brings to light issues of social justice, race, power, and the complexities of the human condition.
A director of classical texts, multimedia and site-specific projects, dance performances, operas, concerts, film and installations, Brathwaite makes use of a transdisciplinary inquiry which manifests in spectacles of color and music. She incorporates elements and references from history, science fiction, fantasy, technology and magical realism to express ideas about diasporic identity. Her works live in the deep time of aural/oral history, creating an immersive experience for audience and performer alike while offering new perspectives in both form and content.