Meet the 2019 SUITE/Space Artists:

Marcelle Davies-Lashley, Cinthia Chen, Cristina Pitter and Edisa Weeks



Mabou Mines’ performance initiative SUITE/Space provides artistic mentorship, development, rehearsal space, and opportunities for public performances in our new 99-seat theater to artists that reflect NYC’s rich cultural landscape and share Mabou Mines’ commitment to breaking new ground in form and content.

This program is supported, in part, by The New York Community Trust from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund for the Arts, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and the Indie Theater fund.


Cinthia Chen / Anna May Wong, The Actress Who Died a Thousand Deaths

It is 1938. Hollywood star Anna May Wong has just returned to the US after a discouraging tour in China. Drinking herself into a stupor, Wong's dreams transport her back to her time on the film set of Daughter of the Dragon, grappling with the constrictions placed upon her because of her race and sex.


Cristina Pitter / decolonizing my vagina

"decolonizing my vagina" - a piece that explores my relationship to self love and worth as a queer fat woman of color while knowing 83% of my intimate encounters have been with white men and women.


Marcelle Davies-Lashley / Liberian Girl in Brooklyn

"Liberian Girl in Brooklyn" is a little bit of Marcelle’s life and family history. Through dance music and drama it will explores the experiences of her grandmother who was a Christian missionary in Liberia, West Africa and in turn her mother and her siblings who were born on that mission.


Edisa Weeks / THREE RITES: Liberty

Connected like a puppet to objects that have informed the Black experience in America, multi-media artist Edisa Weeks alternates between black face, white face and visceral dance to dig into the foundations of Liberty in America.