Untold RVA presents
Brother General Gabriel


Original Collaborators

PERFORMERS

 

Roots

Amena Durant / General #1

Meoleake “Monte” Jones / Lieutenant 

Julinda Lewis / General #3

Karlito Richardson / General Gabriel

Christine Wyatt / General #2

 

Trunk - The Queen Mothers

Mama Judy Lynn Edwards

Mama Dharah Marcus

Mama Pamela McMullen

Mama Shakila Maharani Abena Nuit

Mama Queen Nzinga

Mama Monique Olomidun

Mama Faye Walker

Sister Okomfo Afia Pɔmaa

Sister Melendona

 

Branches and Leaves 

Olivia Alsamadi

Sabrina Borneff

Melisa Raja Gopal

Kayla Schiltz

Sadé Toombs

 

Narrator

Yemima Davis / Gabriel’s Beloved Wife Nan

 

Vocalists

Sister Nickey McMullen

Jamela Bullock

 

Libation and Chant

Mama Shakila Maharani Abena Nuit

Mama Dharah Marcus

 

The Opening of the Way

Shayola YeYe Sekhemet

 

Spiritual Moons

Young Sister Anisa

Young Sister Ngozi

 

Spiritual Suns

Young Brother Kuran

Young Brother Nasir

Young Brother Samir

Young Brother Yeshua

 

Sound Foundation

Risegun Olomidun and Members of Richmond’s Community Drum Circles

 

Honor Guard

Brother Ylyahkim Yisrayl

Brother Renardo Rashid

Brother George Murrell

 

Trumpeter

Victor Haskins 

 

Documentary

Excerpts from “Remembering Her Homecoming,” directed by Nastassja Ebony

 

Communiversity Zine Project

Untold RVA’s Communiversity Fellows at Visual Art Center of Virginia:

Hunter Moyler (Wordsmith)

Dennis Winston (Woodcut Artist)

Kelly Mitchell (Printmaking Artist)

Keonna Knight (Project Assistant)


 

PRODUCTION

 

Production Manager (Performative), Sound Board Operator

Keara Dial

 

Production Manager (Logistical), Sound Design

Nickey McMullen

 

Production Assistant

Katina Moss

 

Production Administrator

Megan Rickman Blackwood

 

Production Accountant

Tierrie Jones

 

Rehearsal Assistant

Christine Wyatt

 

Sound Design

Gavin “Dolomic” Brown

 

Turntable Arts and Post Performance Playlist

DJ Sayeed Shabazz

 

Headphone Sound Production

Niel Joshipura / Hear No Evil 

 

Audio Design 

Atari Gems

 

Projection Design

Kate Sicchio

 

Lighting Design

MK Abadoo with Keara Dial and the Roots Performers

 

Costume and Prop Design

Kamala Bhagat

Mama Dharah Marcus

Melendona Wisdom

 

Wardrobe Assistant

Xiaolin Lan

Video Documentation

Torian Ugworji

Photography

Christopher Risch Photography

 

Crew

Kayla “Kaykay” Connelly 

Jenna Beardsley

Taylor Bonadies

Sydney Wiggins

 

Special Thanks

Our Ancestors, Known and Unknown, upon whose shoulders we stand. Lonta and Asé!

 

The BGG front line squad of collaborators, performers and designers. You are a conspiracy of good people:

Alicia Díaz 

University of Richmond Tucker Boatwright Festival

University of Richmond Department of Theatre and Dance

University of Richmond

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of Dance + Choreography

VCU Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry, and Innovation (ICubed)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Mayor Levar M. Stoney

Osita Ioregbu

City of Richmond, Virginia

Six Points Innovation Center

Library of Virginia

Visual Arts Center of Richmond