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Daniel Alexander Jones

Unpredictable & unbound, Daniel Alexander Jones’s wildflower body of artistic work is recognized by a wide range of communities. Jones extends traditions of art-making rooted in Black & Queer histories of performance, music, literature, and civic practice. 2023 marks Jones’s 30th year of professional practice. This year, Jones released his new album AQUARIUS; presented MAY AS WELL BE A RAINBOW, an offering commissioned by the McCarter Theatre honoring Toni Morrison & her archive; & ALTAR NO. 3: I CHOOSE TO REMEMBER US WHOLE, an installation at The Henry Gallery in Seattle & public processional produced by The Meany Center at UW. Jones’s past projects include BLACK LIGHT (Public Theater); DUAT (Soho Rep); RADIATE (Soho Rep & national tour) and PHOENIX FABRIK (Pillsbury House Theatre). A collection of his plays and performance texts, LOVE LIKE LIGHT, is available from 53rd State Press alongside a connected volume of conversation with Alexis Pauline Gumbs entitled PARTICLE & WAVE. Jones apprenticed with legendary artists Robbie McCauley, Laurie Carlos, Jessica Hagedorn, Rebecca Rice, and Aishah Rahman. He is considered an innovator for his own contributions to the field, and a mentor to dozens of young artists. Jones is delighted to serve as a Producing Artist at CalArts’ Center for New Performance. He is on the board of the Jerome Foundation. He lives in Los Angeles.

Josh Quat

Josh Quat is a musician, songwriter, and producer based out of Brooklyn, NY.  As a solo artist, he draws from a wide range of different influences, resulting in a unique sound that fuses elements of indie rock, pop, and psychedelic soul.  He released his debut EP “These Little Dreams” in 2021, and continues to self-produce and release music under his own name in addition to collaborating with other artists on a wide variety of projects. Previously, he fronted the New York-based rock trio The Kristys, with whom he wrote and produced two EP's and a full-length album. With Daniel Alexander Jones, he has produced three full-length records, and contributed musically to the show “Black Light”.