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juliany taveras: queer Ayití Bohio Storyteller

Season #3

juliany taveras (they/them/elle) is a storyteller from Ayití Bohio (Dominican Republic) by way of Lenapehoking (New York City). Their work, which centers the lives and liberation of the Afro/Indigenous and queer/trans diasporas, takes many forms, including playwriting, screenwriting, poetry, photography, graphic design, teaching artistry, and (perhaps most importantly) kinship.

This fall, a new World Premiere stage adaptation of Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress will debut at Children's Theatre Company (CTC), written by playwright juliany taveras and directed by Heidi Stillman, Artistic Director of Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre. The production will run at CTC from Oct. 10 - Nov. 19, 2023. More information is available here: https://childrenstheatre.org/whats-on/morris-micklewhite/

 About the Play:

Morris likes lots of things: doing puzzles, painting pictures, pretending to be an astronaut, and wearing a tangerine dress from his school’s dress-up box because it “reminds him of tigers, the sun, and his mother’s hair.” But some of his classmates think boys can’t wear dresses because … well, they’re boys. With his vivid imagination and space-animal friends, Morris travels the galaxy in search of an answer to the all-important question: “Do astronauts wear dresses?”  

The original children's book Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress has received widespread praise, from critics, readers, families, and educators. Dame Julie Andrews featured it on her show, Julie's Library. It has received the following recognition:

  • Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2015, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature).  
  • Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature, 2017, Picture Book. 
  • Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, 2015, Finalist, Children's Literature. 
  • Prix TD De Litterature Canadienne Pour L'Enfance et la Jeunesse, 2015, Finalist, English Language. 
  • TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2015, Finalist, Children's Literature.

First video teaser: https://vimeo.com/859480374?share=copy

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