Dance Artists in Residence

Robert Moses

Robert MosesArtist-in-Residence, Dance. Choreographer Robert Moses founded Robert Moses’ Kin in 1995 and since then has created numerous works of varying styles and genres for his highly praised dance company. He has created commissioned works for England’s Transitions Dance Company of the Laban Centre; Dance Exchange in London; African Cultural Exchange in Birmingham, UK; Oakland Ballet; Cincinnati Ballet; Lawrence Pech Dance Company; Robert Henry Johnson Dance Company; and Savage Jazz Dance Company, among others. His work has been performed nationally and internationally, including England, Italy, and Ireland, and he has performed with his company at many nationally esteemed venues such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (2002 and 2004), Colorado Dance Festival, and the Bates Dance Festival.

Moses and his company have been honored with many prestigious grants and awards, among these an Irvine Dancemakers grant; three project awards from the NEA, a 1998, 2001, and 2003 Isadora Duncan Dance Award (Izzie); the Bonnie Bird North American Choreography Award; a San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie; and the SF Weekly Black Box Award. Moses has held residencies at ODC Theater and in the San Francisco public schools as part of the San Francisco Arts in Education Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program, and was a Duke/Wattis Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Moses’ film and theater credits include major productions for the Lorraine Hansberry Theater, New Conservatory Theater, Los Angeles Prime Moves Festival (L.A.C.E.), Olympic Arts Festival, and Black Choreographers Moving Toward the Twenty-First Century. Moses has collaborated with many notable artists; among them are Julia Adam, Margaret Jenkins, Alonzo King, Sara Shelton Mann, SoVoSo, Marcus Shelby, Keith Terry, Frank Boehm, Will Power, Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble, and Youth Speaks.

Moses has been on faculty at Stanford University since 1995 and teaches ongoing technique classes at San Francisco Dance Center. He has been a Master Teacher or Guest Faculty at Columbia College Chicago, the Bates Dance Festival, Colorado Dance Festival, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, University of Texas, University of Nevada, Mills College, San Jose State University, Saint Mary’s College, California Dance Educators Association, American College Dance Festival, and San Francisco Dance Center.

Prior to establishing Robert Moses’ Kin, Moses has been a member of American Ballet Theatre, Twyla Tharp Dance, ODC/San Francisco, Long Beach Ballet, Walt Disney World Productions, and Gloria Newman Dance Theater, among others. He graduated from CSULB.

Artists in Residence

Amy Freed

Amy FreedArtist-in-Residence, Playwriting. Amy Freed is the author of The Monster Builder, Restoration Comedy, The Beard of Avon, Freedomland, Safe in Hell, The Psychic Life of Savages, You, Nero and other plays. Awards include the Charles McArthur Playwriting Award, the Joseph Kesserling Award, and LA Critic's Circle Award and Pulitzer Prize Finalist (Freedomland.) Freed's work has been produced at Playwright's Horizons, New York Theater Workshop, The Flea, South Coast Repertory Theater, The Goodman, Seattle Repertory, American Conservatory Theater, Yale Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Rep, The Woolly Mammoth Theater, Portland Artists Rep, Arena Stage and other theaters around the country.

Freed has served as TCG Resident Playwright at South Coast Rep, Resident Playwright at the Old Globe, and was a Mellon Foundation Playwriting Resident for the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. 2009-2012.

Current commissions include South Coast Rep and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Cherríe Moraga

Cherrie MoragaArtist-in-Residence, Playwriting, Chican@ Drama. Cherríe Moraga is a co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, republished in a new edition by SUNY Press in 2015. Her most recent collection of writings, A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness was published by Duke University Press in 2011. Her latest play, New Fire: To Put Things Right Again, which she also directed, premiered at Brava Theater in San Francisco in 2012. A collaboration with visual artist, Celia Herrera Rodríguez, over three-thousand people witnessed the work. Moraga is the recipient of the United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature, the American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Lambda Foundation’s “Pioneer” award, among many other honors. In 2015, she was awarded a MAP grant for her new play, “Mathematics of Love” to premiere in 2016-17 in San Francisco, with a workshop production here at Stanford in May 2016. For nearly twenty years she has served as an Artist in Residence in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies and in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. She is presently completing a memoir entitled If We Forget Ourselves, Who Will Be Left to Remember Us. She is a founding member of La Red Xicana Indígena.