Grant Summary
Support for the development of SUSAN, a theatrical performance about the artist's mother.
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Artist Statement
I make work that is direct and about life, using every medium at my disposal. As a composer, stand-up comic, writer, and trumpet player, I have the fairly unique luxury of taking on a single topic--illness, death, parents--from multiple artistic angles. It's deeply meaningful to me to work closely with the Seattle artistic community, working with the same circle of musicians for over a decade. My work is expansive yet intimate, relatable on a massive scale yet rooted in a very specific place. My next show is about my mother. Everyone has a mother or knows a mother. This isn't a tribute or a condemnation, just an account of a life in progress in an ugly, beautiful, unfair world.
  • Now I'm Fine 2, 2014, Ahamefule Oluo, Digital. Photo by Bruce Clayton Tom.

  • Headshot, 2014, Ahamefule Oluo, Digital. Photo by Kelly O.

  • Now I'm Fine 1, 2014, Ahamefule Oluo, Digital. Photo by Bruce Clayton Tom.