1 Question, 18 Answers: The cast of Rashaad Newsome’s Shade Compositions

[Today we have a twist on the usual 5 Questions interview: I asked the cast of Rashaad Newsome’s Shade Compositions each the same question. See the performance TONIGHT at 9pm in the museum’s Atrium! FREE with museum admission.]

Rashaad Newsome, hard at work on his favorite tool

What’s your favorite tool?

Rashaad Newsome: My computer

The cast of Shade Compositions

What’s your favorite tool?

Top row: Sam Zimman – my hands; Jerome Williams – phone; Vanessa Milton – creative ideas; Anastasia Bonaccorso – caffeine; Jean Franco – my imagination; Miatta Kawinzi – the alphabet.

Middle row: Alcian Lindo – my smile; Megan Kim – the internet and shoes; Golbon Eghtedari – my uniqueness; Reya Sehgal – 36 Chambers by Wu-Tang and an axe named Sweet Cakes; Mareni Orduna – my body; Tanisha Smith – my humor.

Front row: Ian Smith – God, diamonds, and men; Tiva Lee Samaru – my ability to transform my dreams into reality; Reneja’Net LaChapelle – Christ, my professionalism, and work ethic; Zenabu Abubakari – my nose.

Not pictured: Kiyan Williams – my feet.

Rashaad Newsome’s Shade Compositions is the finale Stage Presence performance. Check out videos of past performances and follow the series on Open Space.


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