Ni’Ja Whitson

Ni’Ja Whitson is a Queer Nonbinary Trans/mogrifier multidisciplinary artist and futurist who ignores disciplinarity through a critical intersection of the sacred and conceptual in Black, Queer, and Transembodiedness. Their practice extends to conventional and experimental theatre, opera, and performance with collaborators that include Charlotte Braithwaite, Regina Taylor, Dianne McIntyre, Douglas R. Ewart, and Sharon Bridgforth. Whitson is United States Artist Fellow, Hermitage Fellow, Creative Capital and two-time "Bessie" Awardee. Residencies and commissions include Yale Dance Lab, Danspace Project at St. Marks, Abrons Arts Center, American Realness and Vision festivals, and ICA Philadelphia. Writing credits include Critical Black Futures: Speculative Theories and Explorations, Dance Research Journal, and an upcoming anthology on Lovecraft Country.

Events and Residencies


EMPAC 2021–23

Residency, Commission
Ni’Ja Whitson
Thursday / April 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Ni'Ja Whitson