BREATHING BLACK

Friday December 2nd 2022

7:30pm

Baltimore Unity Hall (SCT’s new home!) 

Single Carrot Theatre is thrilled to present a special screening of “Breathing Black”, a documentary directed and created by SCT’s Director of Artistic and Community Partnerships and Ensemble Member, Tina Canady!

“Breathing Black follows nine Black Baltimoreans as they find joy amidst the global COVID-19 Pandemic and a summer of reckoning with the continued genocide of the Black body after the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor”

Interested in learning more? Check out this article by Baltimore Magazine, ‘Breathing Black’ Explores Healing and Black Joy Through the Eyes of Baltimoreans!

Tickets on sale now!

Daisy Brown, Director of Still Photography

“Daisy Brown is a photographer born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She fell in love with photography in the 4th grade, excited about what she could do with a camera. Always photographing scenes in her mind. It wasn’t until taking pictures for her cupcake business that she remembered how much joy a camera gave her. Fast forward Daisy became the staff photographer for the Peale Museum after working there for a year until present. Daisy was asked to take stills for “By Any Means Necessary: Stories of Survival” documentary featuring The G300 Squeegee Boys back in 2020 also giving her the opportunity from the Peale for her first solo exhibition of images taken from the film. So it was a no brainer when asked to contribute to “Breathing Black” with Director Tina Canady as the director of still photography on their directorial debut. Bitten by the documentary bug, Daisy is currently working on her own project in hopes to have it evolve into a documentary. Thanks to the hands-on experience of being a part of an all black team with Tina Canady and Marrisa Dahl. Future collaborations with other creatives are in her future so she dreams of having her own production company one day, so stay tuned!” 

Tina Canady, Director

Tina is a Black non-binary creator raised and based in Baltimore. They are most inspired by Black people at the cookout and stories of generational healing. They seek to produce work where Black queer and trans joy thrives. They are an ensemble member and the Director of Artistic and Community Partnerships at Single Carrot Theatre. As well as a core creator for Submersive Productions. Tina’s work has been supported by the Maryland State Arts council, Awesome Baltimore, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and featured in Baltimore Magazine. They are a lover of cats, candles, hot chips and find the most peace in bodies of water. 

Marissa O’Guinn Dahl, Director of Photography, Sound Design, Editor and Colorist

Marissa O’Guinn Dahl is a filmmaker and community organizer, excited about telling compelling stories. In 2021, she collaborated with Afro House as director of photography and editor on the short film “Kojo Astronaut”, with excerpts screening on PBS as well as the Rise film series. Later in the year, her work as director of photography on the documentary “Breathing Black” screened at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and earned “Best Baltimore Film” at Baltimore International Black Film Festival in 2022.

Marissa has created multiple award-winning short films earning the Warner Brothers Film Award, Adrienne Shelly Film Award, recognition as a Fusion Film Festival Finalist, and Saul Zaentz Fellow. While living in New York City, she worked in distribution on the feature documentary Nursery University, which premiered on Showtime and received a B.A. in film production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Marissa is based in Baltimore, MD where her work in post production has won multiple Telly Awards for editing and visual effects.

Scott Patterson, Original Score

“Scott Patterson is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Afro House, a Baltimore-based organization committed to creating disruptive music culture. As a pianist, composer and librettist of incomparable talent, his blend of classical, soul and rock music is futuristic, emotive and luxuriant. Most recently, you can hear his work as composer of the score for Tina Canady’s film, Breathing Black. In 2021, Patterson worked with Baltimore-based director, Marissa Dahl, on Kojo Astronaut, a filmed performance featuring songs from his catalog. In May 2021 a portion of the film appeared on PBS’s Great Performances: The Arts Interrupted. The film was also featured in Rise Bmore that same year. 2019 marks a significant shift for Patterson, as he began to turn his epic Afrofuturistic sci-fi opera-ballet into a film. As a theatrical work Cloud Nebula was performed in both traditional and non-traditional venues, including The Peale and The Walters Art Museum, the Afro House Concert Series and WTMD as a live radio broadcast, and at festivals, such as Artscape and Brilliant Baltimore. In 2020, Patterson became a Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund (SZIF) Fellow. Through the guidance he received from SZIF, Patterson has written both a short and feature length screenplay for Cloud Nebula and has secured funding for development.

Patterson is a recipient of the 2020 Regional Independent Artist Award for Performing Arts from the Maryland State Arts Council. He is the recipient of the 2019 Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize and is a recipient of a Creative Baltimore Fund Grant and Artist/District Grant. Learn more about Scott Patterson at www.afrohouse.org and IG: @afrohousebaltimore”