A devising group named OXYGEN, made up of Black artists within the company. DNA Oxygen was created to address inequities and provide an artistic home for Black artists within ART’s community while providing a safe space for all Black artists to share their stories.
The name OXYGEN is in honor of the many black people whose final words were, “I can’t breathe” before being killed by police. Produced by Kisha Jarrett, and created by collaborating artists Vin Shambry, Josie Seid, Lava Alapai, Jeff George, Ayanna Berkshire, Andrea Vernae, Pancho Savery, and Kristen Mun-Van Noy. The group’s first project was a short film called See Me, which is a slice of life of seven black people interwoven with animated fantastical dreamscapes.
Premiered at Portland International Film Festival (PIFF)
Written By Kisha Jarrett, Dawn Jones Redstone, Aki Ruiz, Josie Seid, and Vin Shambry Directed By Dawn Jones Redstone Creative Producer Kisha Jarrett Daily routines intersect with the turmoil of the world outside as three Black Portlanders go about their...learn more
Forget Me Not, America
written by Josie Seid Forget Me Not, America is a FREE video. “We continue to rise to the occasion; despite the oppression, we continue to fight for this nation. And yet we remain. Standing in the place of faith and...learn more
Scroll to the bottom to view Better Maybe A video project of Obie Award winner Caridad Svich’s short play Better Maybe that will be shared this summer and features the entire company. Originally commissioned by the Play At Home...learn more
Mother of Color
Portland Premiere Nov 4th
Written by Dawn Jones Redstone motherofcolorfilm.com Mother of Color is the feature film debut of Mexican American filmmaker Dawn Jones Redstone. In a tumultuous world, a whip-smart community organizer and single mother of two dreams of running for office but...learn more