While attending Yale School of Drama I started my journey as director and producer. I wrote and directed my play Muddled Images at the Yale Cabaret when I was a second year student. That same year, I produced the Black History month reading series.
After attending ABFF in 1999, I was bitten by the film directing bug. Thanks to the encouragement of actor/director/writer Jackie Alexander I was inspired to shoot my first short film. The cast included Phynuar, Rob Morgan and Keith Tisdell, and Adenrele Ojo.
While living in Los Angeles in 2004, I executive produced my first one-act play festival in collaboration with Juliette Jeffers, Adenrele Ojo, Shawna Waterman, and Allison Davis. We presented four plays: In the Fun written by S. Vasanti Saxena directed by Armando Molina, starring Donna DuPlantier, Marisela Ochoa, Magaly Colimon; Butterscotch and Hot Fudge written by Magaly Colimon, directed by Chris Cherot starring Juliette Jeffers, Cheryl Francis Harrington (who won the NAACP Theater Award for Best Support Female for her role in the play) and Montae Russell; Couple Wanted written by Veona Thomas directed by Magaly Colimon starring Elisa Perry and Tammi Cubilette; and Legacy of Love by Juliette Jeffers and M.B. Montague, directed by Andi Chapman and performed by Adenrele Ojo, Patricia Belcher and Elayn J. Taylor.
Previous companies: Brown Rice Productions I produced/wrote my plays and short films as well as the works of other (Yes,Madame; Ah-Ha Moments; Straight Talk Against The Grain); BN4 Real Entertainment (produced BN4REAL the web series); Gali Productions - I produced/directed/wrote new media content(2Divas and a Camera; HER TORY);.
Current company: Conch Shell Productions (produce, showcase, present and develop new works by Caribbean Diaspora writers - Hear Her Call Caribbean America Women's Theatre Festival; The Hunting Season; CSP New Works Reading Series; #Bluelightseries, RESET Series,); Conch Shell International Film Fest (showcase and celebrate films by Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora filmmakers)
Directing and Co-producing: I have had the honor of directing wonderful new plays by Lynda Crawford, Veona Thomas, Tonya Pinkens, Tylie R. Shider, and more. And I have co-produced projects with artists and companies who share my passion for #artthatawakens like Karl O'Brian Williams of Braata Productions, Martin Majeske, Donna Blanchard and Harry Wong of Kumu Kahua Theatre, Phynuar, Tobias Truvillion, Edith Meeks of HB Studio, Adenrele Ojo, Juliette Jeffers, Shawna Waterman, Allison Davis, Lisa Rene Pegues, and Sergei Burbank.
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