Courtney Bryan Devon
Space Grant (Summer 2023)
Courtney Bryan Devon (they/them) is a Black, Queer, nonbinary Theatremaker, Somatic Practitioner, and Arts Educator. Through their work, Courtney creates revealing, reviving and revolutionary experiences rooted in Fable, Fellowship, and Freedom.
With core curiosities that lie at the meeting place of poetic synthesis, physical expression, and cultural curation, Courtney is passionate in analyzing, alchemizing, and materializing through movement and dramaturgical discovery. Courtney’s work has transported them from Brooklyn streets, to Berkshire mountains, to Bahamian beaches and Beyond.
Through-lines in Courtney’s work can be traced to the anthropology and authorship of Zora Neale Hurston, the poetry of Maya Angelou, and the might of Muhammad Ali. With cultural centers in Black Storytelling, Sacred Ritual Movement, and Polymorphous Spatial Activation, Courtney plunges into text approach and actualization with the sacred rigor of Bible study.
For nearly a decade, Courtney has proudly served over a dozen New York City schools and organizations as a multimodal teaching artist working with hundreds of students on Social + Emotional learning through the Performing Arts.
Courtney is most enlivened in enriching and connecting communities through creativity, believing in the universal power of the arts and storytelling to facilitate environments of learning, healing, transformative justice, and radical joy. @Coourtinator