Living Walls is happy to announce our first ever Laura Patricia Calle Grant recipient:
Danielle Deadwyler with her project BUST IT OPEN.
Danielle Deadwyler is an Atlanta-native and firebrand local talent. Her sophisticated spunk and ingenuity is reflected on stages, screens, and pages.
Deadwyler is a professional actor, who has worked in productions with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre and the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. As a budding filmmaker and producer, Deadwyler was a WonderRoot Local Film night finalist in 2013 with her video, Do Not Resuscitate, while the short video for her multimedia project MuhfuckaNeva(Luvd)Uhs: Real Live Girl was the Jury award winner (2015). She also starred in and produced the American Black Film Festival 2014 HBO Shorts Official Selection Ir/Reconcilable, a short film starring Jasmine Guy, Dick Gregory and Crystal Fox.
As poet and performance artist, Deadwyler is an observer/practitioner of all things hiphop culture and gender-centric.
We are excited to help Danielle's vision come to life.
"BUST it OPEN is a multimedia public performance that pedestalizes black feminism and its public/private labor while tackling gendered and racial confines for the backbone, the main dame of southern hiphop and the root of civil unrest...the black woman."
Living Walls believes in the intentionality of her project and the relevancy of the message she wants to communicate. We also believe Danielle's project represents Laura's spirit: her commitment to feminism, understanding of intersectionality,and her courage and confidence to always be herself.
BUST IT OPEN is set to take place in Spring of 2017. More information about the project date and location will be released in the upcoming months.
The Living Walls Team