The Other Other
Created by SHAYOK MISHA CHOWDHURY & KAMERON NEAL
Sound Designed by JEREMY S. BLOOM
Assistant Sound Design CHELSEA DANIEL
Originally Premiered: October 27, 2020
Run Time: 36 minutes
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
SHAYOK MISHA CHOWDHURY is a writer, director and many-tentacled performance-maker. He is the creator of VICHITRA, an experiment in queer South Asian imagination. The project has been commissioned by Ars Nova, The Bushwick Starr, HERE Arts Center, Joe’s Pub, Dixon Place and National Queer Theater. Misha is a Resident Artist at HERE Arts Center, a member of The Public Theater’s Devised Theater Working Group, and an alumnus of Ars Nova’s Maker’s Lab, New York Theatre Workshop’s 2050 Fellowship, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, BRIClab, The Drama League’s Next Stage Residency and SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Creative Residency. Recent/upcoming: MukhAgni (Under the Radar) with Kameron Neal; How The White Girl Got Her Spots and Other 90s Trivia (Joe’s Pub); Rheology (HERE Arts); ANTIOCH MASS (The Shed) with Troy Anthony; SPEECH (BRIC) with Lightning Rod Special; rasgos asiaticos (Soho Rep) with Virginia Grise; and a new collaboration with Aleshea Harris (New York Theatre Workshop). A Fulbright and Kundiman fellow, Misha has been published in The Cincinnati Review, TriQuarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Asian American Literary Review, and elsewhere. shayokmishachowdhury.com
KAMERON NEAL is a queer Black video artist, designer and performance-maker based in NYC. Forbes described Kameron’s solo exhibition at Detroit Art Week 2019 as “an absurd escape that simultaneously provokes and entertains.” Kameron is currently in residence at CultureHub, The Public Theater’s Devised Theater Working Group and the Bemis Center. As a Resident Artist at Ars Nova, he co-created MukhAgni, an irreverent multimedia performance memoir, with Shayok Misha Chowdhury; the piece was curated in Under the Radar 2020. His stop-motion self-portrait Liquid Love was awarded Best of Show at Digital Graffiti Festival 2017 where he returned in 2018 as an artist in residence. Kameron’s video art has been featured in music videos for Billy Porter and Rufus Wainwright. His work has also been seen in National Geographic, HYPEBEAST, Studio Magazine, and at BAM, New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep, Signature Theatre, Bushwick Starr, The Movement Theatre Company, New Orleans Film Festival, Blue Balls Festival, Vox Populi, Straight Through the Wall, The Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, and the Williams College Museum of Art. kameronneal.com
JEREMY S. BLOOM is an Emmy-nominated sound designer whose work spans across podcasts, film/TV, immersive exhibits and theater. His original sound designs have been presented internationally by Netflix, Discovery, Magnolia Films, BBC Wales, CNN Films, WNYC, Radiolab, History Channel, America’s Test Kitchen, The Tenement Museum, James Taylor, ATG London, New York Theatre Workshop and more. Jeremy created four immersive soundscapes permanently installed at The Statue of Liberty, and has designed and scored over 100 episodes of WNYC’s critically acclaimed queer podcast Nancy. He has taught the next generation of sound designers at CUNY, Yale and Princeton. jeremyb.com
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