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UPCOMING + NEWS

LETICHE AND THE [WONDROUS] PURSUIT OF ELVIS NAMED A FINALIST FOR

2024 O'NEILL NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE 

I'm happy to announce that Letiche and The Wondrous Pursuit of Elvis is a finalist for the 2024 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.

I'm honored to be in such great company of the amazing finalists. View the complete list of finalists here.

RECIPIENT OF THE 2023 PRINCESS GRACE PLAYWRITING AWARD

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm the recipient of the 2023 Princess Grace Playwriting Award! As part of this award and fellowship, I'll embark on a year-long residency with New Dramatists developing new work.

ROLLBACK @ CLUBBED THUMB'S SUMMERWORKS ECWG READING SERIES

written by Marissa Joyce Stamps + directed by Dominique Rider

Tuesday, June 25th @ 3pm | The Wild Project | free rsvp + info here

Rollback (a new play of mine developed during my time in Clubbed Thumb's 2023-2024 Early Career Writers Group) will have a staged reading directed by Dominique Rider as part of Clubbed Thumb's annual Summerworks ECWG Reading Series.

PLAYWRIGHT MENTOR FOR 24 HOUR PLAYS: NEW VICTORY

Saturday, May 4th @ 7:30pm | The Wild Project | free rsvp + info here

I'm so happy to be mentoring the next generation of theatremakers in this very special collaboration between 24 Hour Plays and New Victory! 

It’s a star-studded race to showtime as seven young playwrights collaborate with professional actors and directors to stage their own original works live at the New Victory Theater—all on 24 hours’ notice! For one night only, experience the passions and perspectives of some of New York City’s brightest young creatives in a showcase of short plays conceived, written and rehearsed over a single day and night. There’s no rest for the revolutionary!

 LETICHE AND THE [WONDROUS] PURSUIT OF ELVIS 29-HOUR WORKSHOP @ NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE + KEEP SOUL ALIVE

In late April, I directed a private, 29-hour workshop and reading of my play, Letiche and The [Wondrous] Pursuit of Elvis through National Black Theatre's Special Projects. This workshop featured Raven Jeannette, Heather Alicia Simms, Jeorge Bennett Watson, Lizan Mitchell, Sean Boyce Johnson, Judson Jones, and Mandesia Sibiya with Stage Management by Shadie Thompson.

I was also named a Finalist for The National Black Theatre's 2023 I AM SOUL Playwriting Residency and am a member of the Keep Soul Alive 2023-2024 Cohort! With this honor, I collaborated with Lamar Perry, who directed a micro-development session of my play, 

You Can Tell From the Twisted Juniper.

WALK-BIKE-SKATE @ NEW DRAMATISTS/PRINCESS GRACE

St. Nicholas' Walk-Bike-Skate-a-Thon will receive a staged reading as part of my residency with New Dramatists with the Princess Grace Foundation. Stay tuned for more info.

CO-RESIDENT DRAMATURG AT CONCH SHELL PRODUCTIONS

This March 2024, I've joined Conch Shell Productions as their Co-Resident Dramaturg for their 2024-2025 season! Conch continues to be a special organization to me, centering and uplifting Caribbean writers' voices. | In late March, I directed a virtual reading of Diane De La Haye's screenplay Steppin on Holly Mistle's Toe as part of the #BLUELIGHT Reading Series.

MEMBER OF CLUBBED THUMB'S 2023-2024

EARLY CAREER WRITERS GROUP

In Fall 2023, I was selected to join Clubbed Thumb's 2023-2024 Early Career Writers Group! Along with 8 other phenomenal writers, we meet weekly to share new plays we've been working on. In June, our work will commence with readings during Clubbed Thumb's SummerWorks.

MEMBER OF ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE'S YOUNGBLOOD

As of Fall 2023, I am a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre's Youngblood's newest class of writers!

My first year will end with readings of new work from the new class.

RECENT

THE ARCHIVE: NEW WORKS BY BLACK WOMEN

February 16 + 17, 2024 @ 7:30pm | The Flea | tickets here

Led by Creator and Artistic Producer Jordan Powell, The Archive: New Works by Black Women is a stage reading showcasing Black female women and femme playwrights and directors. The plays will tell the stories of these women and serve as the act of archiving them as we store them in our collective memory. The playwrights will meet with each other over the course of January and a quick rehearsal process with a director and actors.

BEING UP IN HERE AND ALL THE OTHER BUSINESSES

THAT DON'T CONCERN YOU OR WHEN YOU SEE

A BUNCHA BLACK PEOPLE RUNNING, WHAT DO YOU DO?

@ THE BRICK X EXPONENTIAL FESTIVAL 2024

January 5-7 and 10-13, 2024 | The Brick Theater | tickets here

"We runnin cross country.”
Best friends Aaliyah and Eli get magical running sneakers and trek On Their Way, as far as space as near as Brownsville's GnM bodega, to reach The Final Destination where they're to meet Mama She. But, what happens when they make the unfa
miliar familiar and run off course?

WHISPER ECONOMY OF BLACK MARKET THOUGHT

@ MOVEMENT RESEARCH AT THE JUDSON

written, directed, and choreographed by Barnett Cohen

January 22, 2024 @ 7pm | The Judson Memorial Church | free + more info here

I'm breaking my onstage hiatus and am a performing in Barnett Cohen's newest piece, whisper economy of black market thought, at The Judson.

LITERARY MANAGER AT THE WORKSHOP THEATER

As of December 2022, I've joined The Workshop Theater as their Literary Manager. I'm so grateful to have been a part of The Workshop community for the past 3 years as a writer and intensive facilitator, and I'm so excited to collaborate with The Workshop in this new capacity.

FALL 2023 LEAD ARTIST AT THE MERCURY STORE

In October 2023, I was a Lead Artist at The Mercury Store working on an untitled project about Black femmes and our self-elevation, self preservation, self-directed generosity through the container of water and all of its manifestations."The purpose of a Mercury Store project is to create time and space for the theatre artist to ask a question – about a text, a form, a style, a specific production – and examine and interrogate that question in three dimensions in the studio."

IT WAS NICE MEETING YOU @ BREAKING & ENTERING'S READING SERIES

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