About Current Residents

Sekai Abeni
Spring 2024

Sekai Abení, a native of Portland, Oregon, is a graduate of The Juilliard School with her B.F.A in Acting. Sekai can be seen starring in the feature film The Long Game, directed by Jace Anderson which premiered at The Santa Barbara Film Festival in February. Sekai can be seen in the Amazon/Plan B series Paper Girls. She was seen in A Song of Songs at the Bushwick Starr directed by Machel Ross and produced by Jeremy O. Harris. She appeared in Garage Magazine's and Gucci’s A Cake Walk, directed by Miranda Haymon. Her most recent performance and installation work Prayer Over Collards premiered at The Portland Art Museum this fall. Her short film and installation Winter Citrus premiered at ArsNova in New York City. Her performance and installation in collaboration with jazz musician Immanuel Wilkins, premiered at The Roulette Center in Brooklyn, NY. She Creative Directed Immanuel Wilkins, NPR Tiny Desk. She was a Summer 2023 Artist in Residence at Wassaic Project as well as Berkeley Repertory Theaters’ Ground Floor. She was named one of Backstages On-The-Rise Performers You Need to Know for 2023.