Photography provided by Jared Chambers
Since 2013, we have facilitated educational workshops, multi-day professional development symposiums, and administered school-based artist residencies that use theatre to examine racialized identity development in participants of all ages.
Mission: Earthseed uses theatre in Wild spaces to decolonize those spaces and the bodies that pass through them.
Vision: We will create a world where all people are free from identities that are constructed for and assigned to them without their consent. We are determined to free wild spaces for individuals from systemically marginalized populations. Until we decolonize what white supremacy culture has claimed for itself we, as a collective will not be free.
Everything we do at Earthseed is rooted in the belief that all identities belong in Wild spaces. Those spaces are not just limited to big “W” wild spaces. Wild spaces include: classrooms, nonprofit organizations, for profit organizations, individual bodies, and family units. We want you to know that there is a place for you. If you don't think it exists lets carve it out together.
"Earthseed is learning to live in partnership with one another in small communities, and at the same time, working out a sustainable partnership with our environment. It’s about treating education and adaptability as the absolute essentials that they are.”
-Parable of the Talents, Octavia Butler
Images provided by Jéhan Òsanyìn
Jéhan Òsanyìn, Founding Executive Director & Shaper
Jay O’Leary, Residency Facilitator
Leona Moore-Rodriguez, Board Member
Teddy McGlynn-Wright, Board Member
Nicole Walters, Board Member
Chev Gary, Board Member
What We've Achieved
3 year in-school residency with Seattle Public Schools
Professional Development Workshops with Communities of Opportunity. Seattle Foundation and King County launched Communities of Opportunity (COO) in 2014 to improve health, social, racial, and economic outcomes by focusing on places, policies, and systems changes.
Professional Development Workshops: Byrd Barr Place nurtures a more equitable Seattle through programs that help Seattle residents with basic human services—a warm home, food on the table, and immediate financial relief—so they can break the cycle of poverty and build self-sufficiency.
June 10th: Our first production goes up! We’re presenting Ninja Girl by Michael Moore at Cleveland High School.
10% of merchandise sales donated to The Duwamish because we are on Indigenous Land.
Fully funded Cooperative Grief Project: August 2020