Raja Feather Kelly

A.R.T.: Debut. Raja Feather Kelly is an Obie-winning choreographer, a director, the artistic director of the feath3r theory, and a Creative Associate at The Juilliard School. In 2020, Kelly made his directorial debut at New York City’s Second Stage Theatre with We’re Gonna Die. Since 2016, Raja has choreographed extensively for Off-Broadway theatre in New York City, most notably for Signature Theatre, Soho Rep, New York Theatre Workshop, and Playwrights Horizons. Frequent collaborators include: Lileana Blain-Cruz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Sarah Benson, and Lila Neugebauer. Other theatre credits include choreography for Skittles Commercial: The Musical, Town Hall; The Chronicles of Cardigan and Khente, Soho Rep; Everyday Afroplay, JACK); GURLS, Princeton University, Yale Repertory Theatre; Electric Lucifer, The Kitchen; Lempicka, Williamstown Theatre Festival; The House That Will Not Stand, New York Theatre Workshop; Fireflies, Atlantic Theatre Company; If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka (nominated for the 2019 Lucille Lortel Award and the 2019 Chita Rivera Award for Outstanding Choreography), Playwrights Horizons; The Good Swimmer, BAM; Faust, Opera Omaha. Most recent work: Fairview (SDCF Joe A. Callaway Award finalist for choreography, and winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Soho Rep, Berkeley Rep, TFANA; A Strange Loop (Obie Award winner and SDCF Callaway finalist for choreography, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Playwrights Horizons.