You evolved as an arts intervention in Darius Taylor’s 2019 Wrong Answer Project, an initiative to bring equity and community voices
to high stakes testing.
Darius is a PhD candidate soon to be Dr. D in 2023.
You traveled to Ghana in 2019 as a pilot program at Osu Presbyterian Secondary School, enthusiastically received by overflow rooms of eager students.
You are a 2022 capstone project for Sabine Jacques Master’s in International Education Brown Paper Studio: A Pedagogy for Healing and Student Agency.
You pioneered the creation of a theater in New Africa House in 2016...
... and moved into the beautifully renovated performance space in 2018.
You became a US trademarked methodology for education and leadership training in 2017.
Happy 20th Birthday Brown Paper Studio!
You were born in 2002 in South Africa on the walls of a beautiful Cape Town apartment hosting students and artists in creativity workshops.
Our first logo!
You sprouted roots at the University of the Western Cape in 2004 as an extracurricular offering for college students who got excited and offered you at Glendale Secondary School as an after-school program.
You brought people together at youth development programs, union offices, corporate gatherings, consulting workshops and retreats in South Africa.
You were nurtured by Iya Judyie and
her son, Muhammad Salim.
You travelled literally around the world, visiting
ten countries and circumnavigating
the globe as a Theater course on
a 2007 Semester at Sea voyage.
You flourished in the United States as
an Applied Theater offering at the University
of Massachusetts Amherst since 2013 and
once again college students also got
excited and offered you at a high school,
Springfield Conservatory for the Arts.
You welcomed another generation of young artists with Xavier Coetzee’s Brown Paper Studios initiative in Cape Town.
You are generating a documentary film about your first twenty years entitled Radical Presence: The Life and Times of Brown Paper Studio.
Now’s the time to gather your folks spread all over the world to tell your remarkable story.
The Best is Yet to Come!
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