Artist’s Statement

I am an African American multidisciplinary artist and entrepreneur, who is proudly from the South Side of Chicago. My specializations are writing and acting, and I produce work in a variety of mediums such as theatre, digital media (2020 Emmy ® Winner Interactive Extension of a Linear Program, USA Network/Mr. Robot) and print journalism. While I love all my children equally, my proudest achievements thus far include: Maybe a Mexican (stage) (2020 & 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Award Semi-Finalist), Escaping Inward (stage) (Fade to Black Festival 2020) and East Marquette Confessions (web). I am committed to having a sense of humor, speaking in the first person and telling stories where Black people and other marginalized – yet deeply and vastly beautiful – communities are always central to the narrative, nuanced and loved.

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