FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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Germono Toussaint is a multi-award winning composer, arranger, playwright, and producer. He is one of the founding playwrights of the Obie award-winning The Fire This Time Festival and serves on the board of directors of The Gatekeepers Collective, and is the owner of Brown Liquor Music, LLC. 

His plays have been featured in the Not for Broadway Theater Festival, Horse Trade Theater Group, The Drafts Fest, All Out Arts Play Festival, New York Madness, The Fire This Time Festival, National Black Theater’s Keep Soul Alive reading series, and 48 Hours…in Harlem. Toussaint has also written and arranged music for a number of off-Broadway theater productions including Ritual, B-Boy Blues, Sistas: The Musical, Bring the Beat Back, Breath and Imagination, (L)imitations, and Hoodoo Love.

Toussaint has received awards and honors from The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Obies, The Puffin Foundation, The Helen Bader Foundation, The National Alliance for Musical Theatre, and All Out Arts. Toussaint was featured in American Theater Magazine in 2008 and 2020.

He’s participated in Tofte Lake Center’s 10th Annual Emerging Artist Program, was a Sheen Center Theater Artist Fellow, the first Rhymes Over Beats Artist in Residence, and is a recent recipient of Broadway producer Ken Davenport’s Dr. Kenny Encouragement Fund Scholarship.