ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
AFO's Artist in Residence Program provides extraordinary solo artists with support and resources in the process of developing a new solo play. In support of that purpose, AFO provides the AIR with rehearsal space over 18 months, and stipends to be used for the services of a director, dramaturg, and/or designers to support the development of their work. AFO provides artistic and administrative support to the creative process, and ensures that the AIR has the freedom and resources to construct their work.
Through this program, the AIR develops an original new work, written and performed by them, for presentation in the All For One Production Season (whether as a workshop presentation or as a contracted Off-Broadway production to be determined by AFO).
DARIAN DAUCHAN is an award winning solo performer, actor, and poet who has appeared on both Broadway (Twentieth Century) and Off-Broadway Theatre (Jean Cocteau Rep., Classical Theatre of Harlem). TV and Film credits include Law and Order, Nickelodeon's Bet the House as Darian the "SoundFX" Guy, and the Lionsgate feature film Things Never Said. He's the 2012 winner of The Jerome Foundation's Stakeholder's Choice Award and one of his most recent shows Death Boogie, A Hip Hop Poetry Musical, was the 2012 winner of two Edinburgh Fringe Festival Musical Theatre Matters Awards for BEST New Music and BEST Innovation of a Musical. Black Sheep, his fifth solo show was commissioned by the Kitchen Theatre Company with the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts, and placed 3rd for Best Play at the 2015 Downtown Urban Theater Festival. His band The Mighty Third Rail were 2015 American Music Abroad Finalists for the U.S. State Department, and in 2014 performed at SPKRBOX, the first Hip Hop Theater Festival in Norway. Death Boogie, the album, along with their debut album Classic is now available on iTunes. www.dariandauchan.com
THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCE is the third component of the SciFi Hip Hop transmedia piece that follows the adventures of an android invented by a scientist named Professor Toussaint. As a newly born half-droid and half-brotha, Brobot Johnson embarks on a miraculous quest to learn the mundane ways of being a little bit more human in New York City.
The Brobot Johnson project is a transmedia piece that exists in three parts, a Hip Hop album: Brobot Johnson: Bionic Boom Bap, a SciFi Web Series: The New Adventures of Brobot Johnson, and finally as a theatrical production The Brobot Johnson Experience. The production is a Hip Hop solo concert that combines and reimagines both the series and the album through multimedia and performance.
Directed by Andrew Scoville
Media by Kate Freer