Jéhan

Òsanyìn

Artist. Educator. Facilitator. Somatic Abolitionist

 

Jéhan Òsanyìn (they/them) is a somatic abolitionist and futurist facilitator who is also an Equity actor and Gregory Award nominated playwright. They studied theatre in Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Brazil and Venezuela. 

 

Jéhan produces their art through their experimental experiential art studio, earthseed, where studio research and performance explores the stories our bodies tell with and without our consent. Earthseed offers individual coaching, workshops, and lots of opportunities to investigate racialized identity development through experiential education and liberation.

Stacked Wooden Logs

Recent workshops

  • Somatics for Systems Change:
  • Shared values for Collaboration
  • Understanding your Storytelling
  • How to Shit in the Woods
  • Wilderness Sass
  • Wilderness Badass
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Residencies

  • Aktuelle Architektur der Kultur | Centro Negra, Spain

    • Deepened research on using theatre and cultural somatics to disrupt intergenerational trauma by using Overlie’s Bogart’s and Landau’s VIEWPOINTS to investigate racialized identity development.

      • Completed 50,000 word manuscript Untitled

      • Created en el dentro a trilingual (English, Jamaican Patwa, and Spanish) piece that explore the memories we pass down between generations

      • Created a movement piece with bailarinas from Chile that explored non linear storytelling, matriarchs, and movement.

  • AIR SERENBE | Serenbe, GA

    • Wrote Grief: A 2019 Wail where I then hired earthseed’s youth ensemble community members and their families came to watch over

 

  • CENTRUM | Fort Worden, WA

    • Metalsmith residency | Worked on basics of soldering and joining metals with both hot and cold connections.

    • Also explored beading, working with textiles, and painting with watercolor.

 

 

Selected Performing Credits: 

Siobhan in Village Theatre’s *CURIOUS INCIDENT OF A DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Dido in ArtsWest's, AN OCTOROON,

Clarice in Seattle Public Theatre's THE LIAR,

Jenny in Seattle Repertory Theatre's staged reading of DRY POWDER.

 

Selected Playwrighting Credits:

THE EFFLUENT ENGINE adapted for audioplay from NK Jemisin’s short story

MISS, yankee pickney, A Prisoner, and

 

Selected Directing Credits:

The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarias at Village Theatre, h*llo k*tty Syndrome by brian dang, yankee pickney (Director/playwright), Seattle Repertory Theatre's Public Works production of THE ODYSSEY (Associate Director), One Act at a Time's production of  Keiko Green's THOSE LEFT BEHIND (Director) **ALEX AND ALIX (World Premiere) postponed due to Covid-19

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In 2017 Jéhan was awarded GAP funding from the Artist Trust in order prepare Yankee Pickney for it's 2020 tour (which didn’t happen do to Covid-19) Jéhan was awarded the 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Creativity Connects Artist Fellowship for Seattle

 
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Jéhan Òsanyìn reading a journal entry during performance of Yankee Pickney 03/2018

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Whitewater canoe section
Whitewater canoe section

Jéhan during the whitewater canoe section of an outdoor educator wilderness course in the Yukon Territory, CA

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pc: Will Austin

ParentMap Magazine photoshoot

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Hiking with Garvey the best doodle in the worlddddd!

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Smoky Mountains National Forest
Smoky Mountains National Forest

QTPOC laughing

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Production photo: Yankee Pickney

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Rock Climbing Clinic
Rock Climbing Clinic

QTPOC rock climbing

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Jéhan on a ferry near Seattle 2015

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