Fellows

2021

Marjuan Canady | Photo by DiAngela Payne

MARJUAN CANADY is an award-winning Caribbean-American producer, director, writer, performer, entrepreneur, and educator. A native Washingtonian, her work spans theater, film, tv, children’s media and literature. Her original work has been seen at The John F. Kennedy Center, Sesame Street, The Smithsonian, Harlem Stage, The Lincoln Center, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and the Miami Book Fair. She is the CEO/ Author of the children's media brand, Callaloo Kids in which she penned four children’s books while adapting these stories on to international stages and into digital media. Marjuan has held fellowships at The Schomburg Center, DC Commission on the Arts, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, and the Anacostia Arts Center. She is the Founder of her production company Sepia Works and non-profit, Canady Foundation for the Arts.  Marjuan is a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and holds her B.A. in Theatre / Africana Studies from Fordham University and her M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She is a proud member of the Producers Guild of America. Marjuan currently resides in Washington, DC with her daughter and partner, Sheldon.