Happy Tuesday…

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About to Dive-in here, but wanted to say hello! 
So much on the horizon! 
Yesterday was a long, but productive day! 
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Dreams do come true

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I had a really exciting conversation today / yesterday- Thursday, January 4th. I am so excited about it and it is something I manifested… something I have wanted to do… and in a divine way,...
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Tickets on Sale – 12th Annual “48Hours in…™Harlem” – Sunday, August 27, 2023 – 7pm and 9:30pm EST!

It's that time of year again!  the 12th Annual "48Hours in...™Harlem" will take place two weeks from today on Sunday, August 27, 2023.  We will have two performances at the National Dance Institute in Harlem.  Don't miss the 7pm or the 9:30pm EST shows of 6 new 10-minute plays by these 6 incredible writers:

Top Row:
Andrea Ambam
Christin Eve Cato
Julienne Hairston

Bottom Row:
Johnny G. Lloyd
a.k. payne
M.D. Schaffer


Tickets are on sale now via our website - HERE. 

They are $25 online and $30 CASH ONLY at the door!  Make sure to visit the above link to our website for the address and to learn more about this incredible Obie Award Winning collective that I have been part of since we began in 2010.

I only know a couple of this year's directors, but look forward to welcoming,

Top Row:
Christopher D. Betts
Tyrone Davis
Kelly GreenLight

Bottom Row:
Benton Greene
Ava Novak
Kirya Traber

Last but certainly not least are the actors!  We would not be able to put these new plays out into the world without them.  Make sure you stay tuned to our website and Instagram Feed to see their headshots!

Toree Alexandre

Murphy Lorenzo Applin Jr.

Taylor A. Blackman*

Maya Carter

Kayla Coleman*

Brittany Davis

Marchael Giles

Kara Green

Gerrard James*

Christopher B. Portley

Morgen McKynzie

AhDream Smith*

Booker Vance*

Imani Pearl Williams*

Justin K. Winley


* these Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association*


Looking forward to seeing you there -

now GET THOSE TICKETS! 🙂 (click HEre!)

Black Organizations to Support during Black History Month… and every day of the year!

I've been keeping pretty busy lately.  My projects have a world all their own.  It's why I formed 55AP last Fall, but more on that another time...

Supporting me on Patreon as the hub of all of this work - I consistently create space for Black artists and my own writing, but creative time as a parent requires your children to be occupied or sleep to be at a minimum.  The balance between all of that is real.

There is truly something for everyone as it relates to Black creatives on this list:

From Blackboard Plays, the reading series I've been running for nearly 14 years at this point, to Harlem9, the OBIE Award winning producing collaborative that is responsible for "48Hours in...™Harlem" "48Hours in...™El Bronx", "48Hours in...™Holy Ground", "48Hours in...™Detroit", and "48Hours in...™Dallas"... to name a few...  PLUS the anthologies we publish that include the work we have been producing over the years.

#BMPFest exists to make space for Black Parent Playwrights to tell the stories of Black Families.  We are so nuanced and rarely are we able to live in those complexities - rarely are we invited to tell those stories.  Our Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival, makes the space for that!

Obsidian Theatre Festival is a Black Theatre Festival in Detroit.  I am currently their Creative Producer and it was an important project to add to my already busy roster because it is in my hometown of Detroit and I will find any reason to create at home and support artists and aspiring artists in Detroit because I was once a high schooler who thought hard about a journey back to Detroit that didn't involve Detroit because I desired a more diverse set of opportunities and to be in New York for a while.

All of these projects have Black artists in common and today and everyday!



Tickets for “48Hours in…™EL BRONX” are on sale: April 8 and 9, 2018

Tickets for “48Hours in…™EL BRONX” are on sale!

How am I involved in this?

I am one of the Founding Producers of the OBIE Award Winning , Harlem9.

What is “48Hours in…™EL BRONX” ?

A collaboration between Pregones Theater PRTT and Harlem9, Producers of the OBIE Award Winning “48Hours in…™Harlem”, a twist on the traditional 24-hour play festival.  Our first collaboration with Pregones was in December 2016.

The April 8th and 9th performances will be our 2nd collaboration to achieve “48Hours in…™EL BRONX”.  The source materials and theme for the 2018 rendition of “48Hours in…™EL BRONX” takes a tour through some of the most memorable dance clubs in the Boogie Down’s history. Since the Bronx is known as the borough of music, the six clubs selected for this year’s celebration include:

  • Club 845 – the Prospect Ave home of Jazz and Be Bop in the 1950’s
  • Tritons – the 1960’s premiere live Latin music club
  • Disco Fever – the famed 1970’s South Bronx Hip Hop dance club
  • The Savoy Manor – the 70’s & 80’s stage of the likes of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Live
  • G.T.’s – a cherished 1990’s Bronx LGBTQ dance club
  • Mexico in the BX – a series of Mexican music and dance clubs in the Bronx

You will certainly hear of Harlem9 again and again.  It is a pretty significant part of my life! 😉

Photos from “48Hours in…™EL BRONX” December 2016 / Photos by: Garlia Cornelia

I’ll post the final members of the ensemble in another post: be sure to stay tuned for more information.

In the meantime, check out this video, to learn a little more about the event and find out how much fun (and how little sleep), the 2016 Ensemble had!