A Negro Speaks of Rivers is a one hour and ten minute theatre production written and performed by Margaret Laurena Kemp,
RSVP the Pomona Performance
Margaret Laurena Kemp, Writer and Performer, she originated roles in the premier productions of Splash Hatch on the E Going Down at Center Stage/Baltimore, and of Cora, the Devil’s daughter, in Tom Walker at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Her numerous television appearances include recurring roles on The Orlando Jones Show. In 2006-2007, she produced her first solo performance piece Creative Instructions from MyCrummyLife which she toured nationwide. Ms. Kemp the creative collaboration of Joyce Lu, Moses Hacmon and Guy Brenner, without whom this performance would not be possible.
Mark Lindberg, Director is a New England native. He is highly regarded as director and performing arts teacher. He is the
Joyce Lu, Text Facilitator is a director, dancer, actor and theatre maker. Her specialty is in working
with personal stories and bringing them to the stage. She has conducted writing and performance
workshops for women in the Bay Area and in Honolulu. Her directing projects include: C. Mamo Kim's
play Crazymaking in 2010; Be sure to catch her current directing project Krunk Fu Battle Battle, by Qui Nguyen, Beau Sia, and Marc Macalintal this spring, at Pomona College.
Guy Brenner, Sound Designer, is an award winning composer, musician and sound artist who most recently composed and designed sound for the Alayo Dance Company’s piece, Migrations, at the Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco in May. He composed funky sci-fi opera, Close Your Mind and Kiss Me, presented by the Oakland Opera Theater at the SOMA Arts Gallery in San Francisco. Guy is currently the sound engineer at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco where he has been working since 1993.
Moses Hacmon, Video Designer, is a collaborative visual artist, designer, and photographer who brings forth the ethereal and evocative in all mediums of his work. His recent work includes lighting design for Cold Dream Color, a dance collaboration between Roxanne and Morleigh Steinberg and Oguri. He recently completed video projection and design for Crazymaking, directed by Joyce Lu at Pomona College. He created live-feed video Carole Kim’s N1 at the New Original Works Festival at REDCAT in Los Angeles. His video work, explores the struggle to stay humane in the urban American environment. View more of his work at http://iamuman.tumblr.com/ Moses played Jesus Christ in the National Geographic 2007 television special, The Missing Years of Jesus.
Special acknowledgment to Joyce Lu, who generously gave her time and creativity to support and facilitate the text.