SUITE/Space 2023 -24 | Jermaine Rowe | Transitions
Created & Performed by
Jermaine Rowe & Ricardo Barrett
January 31 at 7:00 PM, February 2 at 9:00 PM, & February 3 at 7:00 PM
Runtime: 60 minutes
Masks are required for all SUITE/Space performances, except mask-optional installation spaces. Beginning approximately fifteen minutes before each performance of Transitions, patrons are invited to enter the mask-optional Mabou Mines Studio for the serving of soup.
150 First Avenue (Second Floor), NYC 10009
Transitions explores a community’s decision to allow a trans spirit access to the land of the dead. The work is inspired by a real life incident of a trans woman in Jamaica. Using dance, music, projection design, storytelling, and a live DJ Transition (DJ Gazatwin), audiences will be invited into a contemporary Jamaican A Ni-night – a folkloric ritual usually performed on the 9th Night after the passing of a family/community member (wake).
Jermaine Rowe (he/him/his) is the Associate Director of Watch Night at the Perelman Performing Arts Center. He is currently a member of Mabou Mines SUITE/Space 2023-24 and The Team’s Petri Development Lab “Legend of the Rolling Calf” for May 2024. Other original works: “Standpipe” (Braata Productions), “Children from the Blue Mountains” (Bruno Walter Auditorium), “Solitary” (Kennedy Center Theatre Festival).
His Broadway credits include: The Lion King and Fela. He was a former dancer with The Dance Theater of Harlem ensemble and The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica. He was a tenor in The Tales and Hoffman and Barber of Seville for the Martina Arroyo Prelude to Performance Opera series.
MFA in Theatre (Sarah Lawrence College), B.A in Broadcast Journalism UWI Mona.
DJ GAZATWIN has grown tremendously throughout the years and is commonly known throughout New York. For the past 7 years, she has dedicated her time to studying music and expanding herself through one of her many hobbies, DeeJaying. Her journey started back in high school when her love for World Boss Vybz Kartel was blasting in the streets of New York. Her very first gig was her high school dance and DJ GazaTwin had spread very quickly in the neighborhood and within a few years, she was performing for local businesses and major events internationally. IG@djgazatwin
Special thanks to Ricardo Barrett, Sparks Theatre Festival, Paul Adams