A Retreat for Women on April 3rd – You’re Invited

I am so thrilled to be presenting my PR in a Pinch seminar at the Salon Creative Lounge on Sunday at University Settlement. We would love to have you join us. There will be two panels and plethora of workshops. Here’s the info as well as the link to the Facebook event. EVENT DATE: Sunday,…

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Chip Bolcik & Ferry Limbo

Playwright’s Name: Chip Bolcik Tell us about your latest project:  Ferry Limbo is a play I wrote to honor my friend John, who died 21 years ago from a rare bone cancer. The play does not focus on the actual events of his life, but rather on the kind of person he was. This play is…

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Tommy Jamerson & Rags to Bitches

Playwright’s Name: Tommy Jamerson Tell us about your latest project: RAGS TO BITCHES: A Battle of Wits & Wigs tells the tawdry and bawdy story of two long-time drag rivals duking it out backstage at the US Open’s Legs Drag Pageant. But tucked under the sequins and just beyond the duct tape, there’s also a tale…

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Irene Hernandez & One Size Fits All

Playwright’s Name:  Irene Hernandez Tell us about your latest project:  One Size Fits All – a one act play about women of different sizes and shapes trying on clothes in a department store fitting room. Out of frustration, the women break the fourth wall and confide in the audience about their experiences with insecurity, body…

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Matthew Widman & Stop and Frisk

Playwright’s Name:  Matthew Widman Tell us about your latest project:  Stop and Frisk is a social drama about a stop and frisk encounter in an urban park between two plainclothes police officers and two young men heading to work. It’s fiction but it’s a composite based on media accounts, posted footage, personal experience and the…

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Dean Preston & Canned Laughter

Playwright’s Name:  Dean Preston Tell us about your latest project:  Canned Laughter is a modern American play that uses classic conventions of ‘three men sitting and talking about God, Race and Religion and turns them on it’s head. What excites you about being a part of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival? I’ve known about the…

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Afrika Brown & Strange Fruit Redux

Playwright’s Name: Afrika Brown Tell us about your latest project:  Strange Fruit Redux is a series of poem monologues mixed with music and sio-political, pop culture sound bites geared to show the fears and frustrations of the modern day black man.   It was written in 2015 as a cry for change and the opportunity to create…

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Clyve Lagerquist & In the Library

Playwright’s Name: Clyve Lagerquist Tell us about your latest project:  A short but intense play, In the Library is a claustrophobic meditation on suspense and suspicion in the wake of tragedy and personal fear in the anonymity of mass shootings. What excites you about being a part of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival? I’m ecstatic to…

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Nelson Diaz-Marcano & Radical

Playwright’s Name:  Nelson Diaz-Marcano Tell us about your latest project: Radical is a dark fast pace political thriller based on the events that happened in Chile during the coup of September 11, 1973. I am a very passionate individual about Latin America and its people. If you knew me and heard that, you wouldn’t believe…

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Mel Nieves & Cost of Exposure

Playwright’s Name: Mel Nieves Tell us about your latest project: It’s a two character one act between a husband, who is a writer, and his wife, a former dancer. The play explores the fine line of “writing what you know” and “exploitation” when the husband decides to write a fictional account of a tragic moment in…