I am very honored to have been selected from a university wide pool of scholars for the coveted Graduate Research Series. On Tuesday, March 26th at 2pm I will be sharing my journey to creating my latest play Battle Cry. During the hour long presentation I will discuss my research based creative writing style as well as pivotal moments in my process of discovering and writing this amazing woman’s story. Claudette Colvin is an amazing woman, and I am so happy to share what I have learned about her with others in my community. If you are available to join us please come to room 319 in Alden.
Yesterday was obscenely fun! We played with color, style, and bare skin! The shoot went from natural all the way to a style which was a mix of Geisha and LesNubians. I have added a few of the raw proofs from the shoot. These puppies aren’t even edited. I took pictures of the images on a computer screen and yet they still look fabulous. I will add the finished products after she’s had a chance to edit. All in all this was amazing!! So glad to work with this budding super star.
I love love photo shoots. They are always so much fun. I am at home prepping my skin for a photo shoot with the ever amazing Linsi McCall. This up and coming photography super star is not only talented but, the best to be around. Today is going to be so much fun. I was so excited I decided to take this little photo of myself with my iphone and share a preview! I can’t wait to play!
I am very excited to announce that BATTLE CRY has received two second place honors at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC’s annual College Theater Festival. Battle Cry took 2nd place for both the Rosa Parks Playwriting Award for plays on the theme of Civil Rights and Social Justice and Lorraine Hansberry Award for exceptional plays about the African American Experience. These awards are part of the Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards Program, a series of awards presented annually by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
I will receive a $1,000 cash award, an expense-paid invitation to attend the National Festival in D.C. April 16-20, membership in the Dramatists Guild and with the Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis, and a professional development residency – typically two weeks in duration – with an organization/entity to be determined.
ABOUT MY WORK: I create lyrical investigations of found stories that force audiences to face their own love affair with misery.