Can there be a perfect kiss? Will a wall of water burst a burden of guilt? Can a belt buckle baffle the TSA? An escapade forking in unexpected places, this genre-bending blend of storytelling explores the dichotomies we live with (and often choose to ignore).
Germono Toussaint is a composer, arranger, lyricist, playwright and activist.
Toussaint has written several plays, including No Ordinary Party, Joy and Pain, My Brother's Keeper for Horse Trade Theater’s The Draft’s Fest and The Anointed, developed at The Fire This Time Festival. His 10-minute version of The Anointed recently won the All Out Art’s Fresh Fruit Festival short play contest.
Toussaint has also written original music for several musicals including his original musical Caged, The Pied Piper, Love’s Gonna Get You, Tripping: The Musical with Daniel Beaty and (L)imitations with Marcus Gardley, which garnered both a feature in American Theatre Magazine.
As an active arranger Toussaint has arranged music for singer/songwriters Nhojj, Sean 360x, Kenya Sollas, Chante Brown and Crystal Monee Hall.
He has also transcribed and arranged music for Katori Hall’s Hoodoo Love, Common Thread Theater’s Hansel and Gretel, Daniel Beatty’s Breath and Imagination, Sistas The Musical and was the arranger/producer of such concerts as The Pride Slam, Verve, Through The Ages and The Real Love Concert.
Toussaint has scored the animatic short film Scary Dragon, Men of Color (trailer) and Walking Maris' Way, and is currently the music supervisor for the feature film King.
Toussaint has a BFA in music composition and has received grants and awards from The National Alliance for Musical Theatre, The Puffin Foundation, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Wisconsin Arts Board, The Helen Bader Foundation, The Center for Performance and Excellence of Music, and Cardinal Stritch University.