Born and raised in New York City, Mia Marcus’ early interest in photography was inspired by the NYC music scene. An avid fan of Hip-Hop music, Mia has photographed many artists including Fabolous, Jim Jones, Q-tip, and 50 cent, and has been blessed to work with the likes of celebrity photographer, Johnny Nunez. Her ambition to become one of the top female photographers in her field has driven accomplishments such as being featured in the S ource Magazine, GO! Magazine and working as a contributing photographer at acclaimed radio station, HOT 97.1 . To read more about Mia, click here .
Micia Mosely is a Brooklyn-based comedian, actress, educator and a founding Nursha Project Artist. Since earning her Ph.D. in education from U.C. Berkeley, Micia has shared her comedic performance in cities all over the United States including, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C. and Honolulu. In 2009, her one-woman show Where My Girls At? was nominated for a New York Innovative Theater Award for best solo performance. Currently, she is an educational and comedic-speaker with The Lecture Bureau . To learn more about Micia, visit www.miciamosely.com .
milDRED : Actress, Performance-Artist
milDRED, the artist formerly known as DRED performs a particularly mystical form of one woMan show. Her act is less a typical impersonation and more a challenge to societal ideas of what it means to be male or female, while reminding the audience that there’s some of each in everyone. It’s no surprise that DRED’s motto is “Love all of who you are….” The milDRED Love experience is a poetic, funky, fly, supernatural-high, comedic, thought-provoking and musical performance on gender-fluidity, and freedom of expression. From a gender alchemist named NOTTY DRED to a gender bending diva name DREDICIA, get your spirit tickled!!! To learn more about milDRED visit, www.dredlove.com
Moira Cutler : Actress, Director, Technician
Nursha Project Artist Moira Cutler has trained with some of the leading artists and institutions of the American avant-garde community, including The Ko Theater Festival, Richard Foreman, The Bread and Puppet Theater, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, A Traveling Jewish Theater, Ping Chong and Anne Bogart, and The SITI Company. In November 2009, she made her BAM debut as a performer in the group, ‘the ten’ in Really Real with the Wally Cardona Company. Currently, Moira is writing a play about ghosts – with both metaphorical and preternatural working title, “Crawlspace”, which she will present in the Spring as a staged reading.
Red Summer : Author, Host, Poet, Vocalist & Educator
Nursha Project Artist Red Summer is a Jane-of-all-trades. With her background in Musical Theater, interdisciplinary Art, Song-Writing, Spoken word Poetry, Film Production and both secondary and Post Secondary Education, Red Summer is a force to be reckoned with. Most recently, Red has been traveling the United States on a promotional book tour for her collection of poetry entitled First Person. She has also made time to try her hand at slam poetry and has taken home several first place titles. To learn more about Red Summer visit www.twofingerspress.com
Thandiwe Thomas DeSchazor : Comedian, Playwright, Host, Vocalist
Thandiwe Thomas DeSchazor is a writer, actor and vocalist originally from Detroit. He is a member of The Pan Theater Improv Troupe and teaches improv workshops to youth around Oakland. He premiered his one-man show, Children of the Last Days, in June as a part an artist-in-residence program at The Garage on Howard Street in San Francisco. In December 2008, under the management of the Nursha Project™, Thandiwe premiered his one person show, “Children of the Last Days” at the Oakland Noodle Factory.