Colloquy Collective presents theatrical works in contexts that both examine and redefine those works' relationship to the identity politics, historical baggage, and community representations of patrons and participants.
Courtney Harge has been involved with arts organizations in various capacities for the last fifteen years: she was a company stage manager for her performing arts high school; a dance instructor; and founder/president of a performing arts organization. For the past five years, she has also worked in an administrative capacity for several NYC cultural institutions: Gibney Dance; the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center; the Public Theater; Theater for the New City; the New York Foundation for the Arts, and, currently, Fractured Atlas. She is also a proud member of the Membership Committee of Women of Color in the Arts, a 2016 alum of APAP's Emerging Leaders Institute and artEquity's Facilitator Training.
She received her Masters with Distinction in Arts & Cultural Management at the Pratt Institute in 2012. Courtney is also a 2006 graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors in Theatre Performance. While there, she co-founded an arts organization (SoYouSay) that created opportunities on campus for African- and African-American performers: that organization continued for nine years.
She spent three years as a professional make-up artist in New York City: her work has been featured on a national wedding blog as well as in Cosmopolitan’s beauty blog. Working in both the non-profit arts and retail cosmetics industries has provided her with the skills to see and appreciate beauty in all of its forms.
Courtney is a lover of speech, knowledge, and know-how. She admires honesty – and tends to be the most honest when she has the most to lose. She strives for a full and complicated life; to make connections between people; to remember that anything can be funny; and to make sure those whom she cares about know she feels. She is a native of Saginaw, MI, whose entire existence is owed to those who love(d) her, and to these words, “I found God in myself and I loved her. I loved her fiercely.”