Morgaine Gooding-Silverwood
Morgaine Gooding-Silverwood is a Chickasaw theatre artist and activist based in New York City. They recently received their master's in Performance Studies from The University of London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and have a bachelor's degree in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Columbia University. Mo's theater embraces a lesbian aesthetic, one that centers women and femmes through process and performance, and builds community trust through ensemble work.

Mo hopes to create theater that bridges the gaps between joy and justice, while staying rooted in an earnest commitment to indigenous values. As an activist, Mo co-created the Pedagogy of Dignity, an educational endeavor rooted in Theatre of the Oppressed and philosophical inquiry for incarcerated men and women, which they have used since 2015 to teach Shakespeare and Greek drama in correctional facilities throughout New York. Mo has trained with Theatre of The Oppressed NYC and Anne Bogart's SITI Company, and their work as been produced at Columbia University, RADA, the Corkscrew Theatre Festival, The University of Denver (where they served as an Artist in Residence) and at The Oklahoma Contemporary Museum.