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Brandon Greenhouse

Brandon Greenhouse (he/him) is from Louisiana by way of Texas. He received his BFA in Musical Theatre from College of Santa Fe in New Mexico and an MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. His research focuses on the lineages of Black performativity. He explores 19th century orators and ministerial figures to excavate lexicons of sound, movement, and meaning making. He is also interested in how these early engagements with religious performance laid the groundwork for future iterations of Black theatricality. Extending from a long line of Southern ministers, Brandon grounds much of his work in his foundational religious experiences. Working with familial archives and first person encounter, he weaves experiential knowledge and historical record to track the evolution of Black performance both inside and outside of the church.