Franklin High School, Roosevelt High School
Naa Akua is a queer liberator of sound and word, an actor, performance arts teacher, and a continuous student at being present. Intentionality, love, and encouragement is the focus of Akua’s work that can be found in tracks like “The Elements” or “Till It All Goes Away” from their mixtape Odd(s) Balance (on SoundCloud.com). Naa Akua has been a cast member of Book-it Repertory Theater’s adaptation of T. Geronimo Johnson’s “Welcome to Braggsville”, a part of last year season’s Late Night Revue “Dear White People” a Boom Boom L’Roux production, Theater Schmeater’s debut of “Welcome to Arroyo’s”, and Tailfeather an Earthpearl Collective production.
As a queer person of color, Naa’s work and events always strive to bring marginalized voices to the center in a multitude of mediums. In January 2019, Naa participated in an Alchemy Poetry event at LoveCityLove in Seattle. Just last year, they also held a part in a play titled “Queer, Mama. Crossroads.” They also held the honor to be a part of two dynamic and thought provoking plays; one written and co produced by Anastacia-Renee and co produced by Aviona-Rodriguez titled “Queer, Mama. Crossroads.” And also Citizen An American Lyric (poetry, prose) written by Claudia Rankine produced by Jay ‘O Leary from Sound Theater Company.