About Latrelle Bright
Latrelle Bright is a director, performer and arts advocate. Though she has directed numerous productions, her interest in storytelling extends beyond tradition to projects around social justice and the environment. Projects include: co-producer of The Gun Play(s) Project with Nicole Anderson-Cobb, PhD; The Water Project, devised with eight community members; Journey to Water, connecting African Americans with regional water sources, a collaboration with Prairie Rivers Network through a Catalyst Initiative Grant from the Center for Performance and Civic Practice; Stories in the Water, a solo piece that explores deeply rooted relationships black people have with our most precious resource which premiered at Memphis Fringe; a Sappi: Ideas that Matter funded project entitled For Colored Girls Who Weather Storm that will transform poetry of local women and girls into a graphic novel. Recently an interdisciplinary devised project about the quantum world with physics professor Smitha Vishveshwara, Quantum Voyages premiered on campus and traveled to Boston for the American Physical Society Conference and she co-directed This is the Ground for Opera on Tap NYC with Jerre Dye at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn.Latrelle received her MFA in Directing from The University of Memphis, is a TCG Young Leader of Color and an Associate Member of Stage Director’s and Choreographers Society.