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RAW ARTISTS

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The Roots  and Wings Project works with a variety of world-renown artists including: actors, writers, musicians,  painters, and spoken word artists..... The Roots and Wings Project engages with artists committed to bringing forth their highest creative prowess to the work, accessing truth and collectively creating a work of art that stops time and elevates the spirit.       
 
We are honored and grateful for the incredible collaborations with profoundly gifted artists  such as Takeema Davis, Will Young, Eva Minemar, Tony Lepore, Matthew Tondag, Rosemary Griggs, Rashida Clendening, Moe Irvin, Jennifer Chien, Geoff "GG" Gallegos, Pitch Like Masses, Carla Vega, Jeremy Mascia, Dez Hope, Marcenus Earl, Marie-Francoise Theodore, Romi Dias, Elvis Nolasco, Michael Sheppard, Gisla Stringer, Christina Frias, Patricia Zamorano, Laura Davila, Lynn Elishaw, Sigrid Gilmer, Tamika Simpkins, Kila Kitu, Brandon Hunter Harrison, Ricky Saenz, Selene Santiago, Alfie Ebojo Numeric, Lyn Gaza, Ebony Anne Blaze, Tylana Renga, Fanny Franklin, Ramy El-Etreby,   Gia Scott Heron, Gloria Balsulto, Taylor Lytle, Laura Davila, Ella Turenne, Taylor Lytle, Geri Silva, Big Ern Shepard, Inside OUT Writers, Mindy Volasco, Jimmy Wu, Diane Rodriguez, Rose Portillo, Tamar Halpern, Sheila Govindarajan, James Kyson, Lamar Glover, Ramona Gonzales, Dolores Chavez, Marcos Najera, Brenda Banda, Federico Patino, Kristina Leach,Mildred Luis, Nina Mascia, Tamar Halpern, Roger Mason, Russell G. Jones,Federico Patino, Larry Powell, Gia Scott Heron,  Ser Anzoategui, Mildred Lewis, Romanowski, Miriam Piniche, Jaques C. Smith, Josefina Lopez, Kat Evasco, Juanita Chase de Lamont, Hilaria Larriva, Ricardo "Boogie Frantick" Rodriguez Jr. Raisa Donato, Rachel Greenhoe, Tobias Tubbs and so many bless-ed more. 
 
We are incredibly grateful for the heavenly gift of collaboration, for in this coming together we are collectively able to open hearts, expand minds, and tell powerful, much needed stories. 

Tobias Tubbs, Co-Producer LUMINOUS STREETS, Miss Bliss and Tobias met in Lancaster State Prison and are delighted and Joy-filled for this blessed opportunity to work together on the outs.

He works with youth behind the wall and so forth... It’s been a year and here we are! He is a public and inspirational speaker centered around Love, hope and transformation--- whether it's personal, systematic or the whole of humanity. He is also accredited with the establishment and presentation of freedom art, poetry and Theater performance for @wordsuncaged Pre-entry and Re-entry programs. Mr. Tubbs holds healing- in-collaboration circles for the previously incarcerated, homeless, veterans, youth and people who have been harmed by multi-dimensional levels of trauma and is a credited Trauma Informed Specialist. He is also the Re-entry Specialist for West ADAMS Crop Swap and Bridging Through Bars, seeking to beautify the earth and people’s lives through urban agriculture, music, dance and theatrical performances for the most vulnerable citizens who normally do not have a voice. Tobias is accredited to teach and perform spiritual and healing practices that are ethno-culturally relevant, sensitive and responsive and is a known and respected panelist on judicial, penal and cultural issues and is cu rrently on two of Supervisor Thomas Rigley’s Empowerment Congresses where he addresses LA County’s most challenging crises with radically holistic solutions.

Roger Q. Mason, Co-Producer LUMINOUS STREETS, is a Black, Irish, Filipinx, plus-sized, queer, gender non-conformist writer, performer and producer of color.  His intersectionality compels him to make performance work as a vehicle for visibility, inclusion, and the furthering of theatrical craft.  His work has been seen at such theatres as New York Theatre Workshop, New Group Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, Son of Semele Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, the Kraine Theatre, and the American Theatre of Actors.  Mason has been commissioned by Hook & Eye Theatre, Company of Angels, Steep Theatre, The Fire This Time Festival, The Roots and Wings Project and Serenbe Playhouse.  He has been named a finalist for the Screencraft Stage Play Contest and Lark Playwrights' Week.  Furthermore, he's been a semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Shonda Rhimes' inaugural Unsung Voices Fellowship. Mason received his BA in English and Theatre from Princeton University, MA in English from Middlebury College, and MFA in Writing for Screen + Stage from Northwestern University.  

Nastassia Cordeiro, MARKETING DIRECTOR,   has created campaigns and produced media assets for theatre and non profit organizations including Y.O.G.A. for Youth,  Tree People, Pearl Street Productions and The Speakeasy Society. She creates strategic and curated brand strategies that utilize social media and online marketing platforms to increase the visibility of her clients in their respective markets. Nastassia is a designer at heart and owns an online vintage furniture company called Out of Stok Vintage where she sells furniture from the 50s-90s. Nastassia has a B.A. in Political Science and  B.A. in Portuguese from University of California, Berkeley.