I began rehearsal for AND IN THIS CORNER: CASSIUS CLAY by Idris Goodwin (playing at Birmingham Children's Theatre) last week and I find myself more reflective at the beginning of this process than I ever have before. While the journey of creating theatre is one I deeply cherish, working in Birmingham is taking me away from my daughter, Journey, right as she's starting to show her personality.Read More
Turn The Spotlight, an organization whose mission is, "to identify, nurture, and empower leaders – and in turn, to illuminate the path to a more equitable future in the arts," has included me in their inaugural class of Lumos Fellows! I'm beyond excited to be listed amongst this group of dynamic artists working to make a difference in their fields as well as their communities. It is a refreshing thing when you can find like-minded people and I'm blessed to have several like-minded colleagues in this cohort.Read More
As a foolish early-career artist, I spent an absurd amount of time desiring to be represented by an agent. After a very ugly experience in '14, I decided to fall back and go at it on my own. I now realize what I needed wasn't an agent but was someone who cared enough about me, my family, and my aspirations to assist me in my goals and advocate on my behalf. I am so happy to have found that person in Susan.Read More
Moving to Atlanta and working for Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre is truly a gift that keeps on giving! In this case, it's providing me the opportunity to direct two shows in the '18-'19 season. In December of '18, I will direct THE FIRST NOEL written by Jason Michael Webb and Lelund Durond Thompson. I'll follow that up in February with the dynamic Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW.Read More
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