Stanford Department of Art & Art History presents Am I Next?, a screening and discussion with Natasha Ofili and Eryn Brown.
Am I Next? focuses on the importance of representation and authentic storytelling from an intersectional disability perspective. “Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live,” notes Neil Marcus. It is creative, fearless, inclusive, and our future.
Natasha Ofili writes stories to convey her imagination, experiences, and art. In 2021, she acted, produced, and wrote a short film called The Multi. She debuted on two television series, Netflix’s The Politician by Ryan Murphy and Amazon Originals’ Undone by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Pudy, in which she plays a deaf teacher. Natasha was also cast in a Marvel Studios and Insomniac Games video game as Hailey Cooper in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, becoming the first Black deaf women to play a character in a video game.
In June 2020, inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests, Natasha with Storm Smith co-wrote and produced Am I Next? to spotlight attention on the Black deaf community. Natasha is a member of the National Black Deaf Advocates association. Her love for writing and acting continues to flourish as she creates stories that the world will see, feel, and remember.
Eryn Brown is a talent manager who, for over 20 years, has helped build the careers of acclaimed directors, writers, and actors from around the world. As demonstrated through her clients’ work and her social activism, Eryn believes in the power of positive cultural change through art.
This event will take place online via Zoom. Please register in advance (your name and email address are required). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the Zoom meeting.