Artist. Educator. Activist. Facilitator.
Jéhan Òsanyìn is and does a lot of things. Here are some of those things: Performing Artist, Playwright, Director, Visual Artist, Educator, and Arts Administrator, Outdoor and Environmental Educator, Activist, and Facilitator.
We perform our socially constructed identities all the time. Let's investigate those identities more critically and shift the way we show up. For more information visit: www.earthseedseattle.org.
Selected Performing Credits Include:
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 Other Season's staged reading of Dry Powder. Lillian Hellman in Intiman Theatre's Emerging Artist's Program's Production of Are You Now?
Selected Directing Credits Include: THE EFFLUENT ENGINE with Book-it Repertory Theatre; ALEX AND ALEX World Premiere by Sara Porkalob (postponed due to Covid-19);h*llo k*tty syndrome by Brian Dang; 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), Semester at Sea's production of CHECKMATE (Director).
Playwrighting Credits Include:
Adapting N.K. Jemisin's The Effluent Engine for Book-It Repertory Theatre; MISS a play about Blackness and Education in Seattle, yankee pickney: a solo show about Blackness in the USA.
I'm the founder of Earthseed: www.earthseedseattle.org
I make and sell wearable art that profits Earthseed via www.earthseed.online.
In 2017 Jéhan was awarded GAP funding from the Artist Trust in order prepare Yankee Pickney for it's 2020 National tour of the US (Seattle, WA; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Harrisburg, PA; and Edinburgh Scotland).
Jéhan was also awarded the 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Creativity Connects Artist Fellowship for Seattle. During the 2-week Artist Residency that is a part of that award Jéhan will develop a theatrical work that facilitates difficult conversations between families and their young children in community over a meal. Performances August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.
Jéhan Òsanyìn reading a journal entry during performance of Yankee Pickney 03/2018
Jéhan during the whitewater canoe section of an outdoor educator wilderness course in the Yukon Territory, CA
ParentMap Magazine photoshoot
Hiking with Garvey the best doodle in the worlddddd!
A picture taken by my love with a gift from my love that I love.
Production photo: Yankee Pickney
QTPOC rock climbing
Jéhan on a ferry near Seattle 2015