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Latrelle Bright // Artist-in-Residence

I​Latrelle Bright is a freelance theatre maker and arts advocate. She has served as founding artistic director of The Renaissance Guild – San Antonio’s Black theatre company, Director of Audience Development for Voices of the South in Memphis, Assistant Program Director for the Heifer Theatre Project with Heifer International, a world hunger relief and sustainability organization in Little Rock and Program Coordinator for INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre at the University of Illinois.  Currently, she serves as a board member at The Station Theatre and as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois and Parkland College.  Latrelle develops arts-based civic dialogue workshops for local organizations, creates and produces performance pieces around issues of labor and the environment and directs theatrical productions. As Artist-in-Residence for Urbana Dance Company, she curates performance studio: a storytelling playground, a new space for the creation of new work and exploration of forms and styles. She has received funding and awards for her innovative programming, writing and directing and has been recognized as a Young Leader of Color by Theater Communications Group, Volunteer of the Year for Prairie Rivers Network, recipient of the Social Justice Award from Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc. and an Honored Nominee for the 40 North/ACE Awards. Latrelle received her MFA in Directing from The University of Memphis. Performance Studio News

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