A “how-to” children’s web-series hosted by Winston the puppet from the Callaloo book series. Every episode, Winston and his guests teach kids how to do fun and exciting things! Kids learn everything from music, recycling, sports, dance, vocabulary, languages, cooking, sewing, healthy eating, travel and more. With a focus on cultural literacy, education, and creativity, kids meet diverse professionals gaining insight into the many great things that the world has to offer.
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA – Reel Sisters Family Day Section B – 3:10 pm- 4:07 pm
Marjuan Canady, a native Washingtonian with Trinidadian/African-American roots, is a published writer, actress, playwright, director, entrepreneur, educator and producer for both film and the stage. She is the Founder of her multi-media production company, “Sepia Works”. Ms. Canady is the Founder/CEO of “Callaloo”, a cultural children’s media brand that promotes cultural literacy for kids. In four years, she has led her Callaloo team in producing two children’s books, a web-series, live performances and digital content for children worldwide. As an educator, Ms. Canady is committed to empowering young people through the arts. She is the founder and president of the “Canady Foundation for the Arts”, a 501(c)(3) that serves young people of color in the arts in Washington, DC. As an actress, her work includes plays, films, television, commercials and voiceovers. Her one-woman play, “Girls! Girls? Girls.” has been featured Off-Broadway, at national festivals and regional theaters. Her second original play, “Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale” has been seen at the Ellington Theater, IATI Theater and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Director’s Lab. Her film work ranges from documentaries, narratives and children’s media. Most recently she starred and co-produced the short film “The Resort” shot in Trinidad and Tobago and is currently directing her first documentary, “Girls! Girls? Girls.” set to release in 2017. An accomplished cultural arts scholar activist, she has held fellowships at The Schomburg Center for Black Research and Culture and The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Ms. Canady is a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and holds a B.A. in Theater/African-American Studies from Fordham University and an M.A. in Arts Politics from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.