As the only child of the first Black family (replete with a facade of the Cosby Show and a reality more similar to Breaking Vegas meets Breaking Bad, but you know... Black) to move into our charming, colorless Delaware suburb, my fascination with human relationship dynamics and cultural identity developed early. It's the foundation upon which I write and seek to inform my acting work...exploring how people function and thrive despite the absence of a tied-in-a-neat-little-bow reality.
Corporate Coaching Bio
'Sup right now!
MY WORK IS A MIRANDA FAMILY FUND SELECTION!
AY! AY! AY! & THE WEST SIDE STORIES: A PUERTO RICAN PLAY (working title) was selected for both the Latiné Musical Theatre Lab's 4xLatiné Downtown, supported by the Miranda Family Fund AND Backstory Theatre's Colorado New Musical Festival. Both events will take place in August.
SCRIPT CONSULTANT FOR AN EXCITING NEW MUSICAL
West Coast Black Theatre Troupe in Sarasota is gifting its residents a piece of their own history with the inspired new musical, RUBY. I'm excited to be of service to this important storytelling. Learn more by clicking the link.
DIRECTING AN EPIC NEW MUSICAL IN DEVELOPMENT
I am director & script consultant for a multicultural musical of historical fiction. YELLOW ROSE by Sarah Lawrence, Paul Vincent Gandolfi & Terry Allen Langfit imagines the life of the biracial woman who was the subject of The Yellow Rose Of Texas as Mexico was reclaiming Texas and the abolition of slavery was being fought across both nations.
Stay informed about our NYC development workshop & reading in September.
A 50TH ANNIVERSARY & LADY DAY!
Syracuse Stage will celebrate its 50th year with an exciting mainstage season including a Oct/Nov production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL directed by Jade King Carroll. I have admired Jade's work from afar and can't wait to get into the room with her on this anchor of my acting career. Click the theatre link for tickets and other info.
PROFESSIONAL WORLD PREMIERE!
RABBIT SUMMER will get its AEA premiere at Mile Square Theatre in Spring 2024. Even more exciting, I'll be directing. My first time directing my own work! Click HERE for info and tickets.
A NEW IMMERSIVE MUSICAL IN DEVELOPMENT
I am director & script consultant for an exciting new project. Last Night At the Rue Bayou by Mike Meth & Martee LaBow will change the face and spirit of musical theatre. Click the title link for info.
BIV AT THE WHITE HOUSE & IN TIMES SQUARE!
Tony awarded Broadway Inspirational Voices continues to make history as part of the 1st annual White House Juneteenth celebration & the TKTS 50th anniversary celebration, both with an all-star lineup.
FBI SEASON 5 FINALE ON CBS!
I'm recurring as Detective Claudia Ross on seasons 3, 4 & 5 of the Dick Wolf procedural, including the season 5 finale episode "God Complex".
By Bloomsbury/Methuen. Click HERE for 25 Plays from the Fire This Time Festival.
I am the co-founder of a non-profit initiative, powered by Ovation, that takes our proven model for corporate training & refocuses it toward young Black & brown leaders of tomorrow.
Want to lend your support? Click here for more info.
AUDIO BOOK NARRATION
ALL titles available HERE