First and foremost, thank you so much for registering for my writing workshop that is Tuesday, March 15. The free tickets to the workshop were sold out! Looking forward to sharing some of my favorite techniques in getting started on writing your life story. Here is another upcoming event I’d like you to come out for.
I am thrilled to be bringing back my play this season through my arts group Liberated Muse. Liberated Muse Productions, the company responsible for the online artist community LiberatedMuse.com and the production company of numerous artistic events, including the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest brings back our first stage production, Running: AMOK, for a second season. The play debuted in the 2010 Capital Fringe Fest and released a soundtrack featuring singers Dionne, Teisha Marie and Angela “Anonamas” Ballard who also starred in the play’s first run.
After the run in the Fringe festival, I knew that I wanted to give my play another chance to reach a broader audience. We received such great feedback but I knew that when I brought the play back, there would be a few changes that I think audience members will really appreciate.
The play features returning cast members Quineice and Lyn Artope, who the DCist calls “a pleasant surprise”, and new additions to the cast include vocalists Colie Williams, Deja Belle, and Nia Simmons along with seasoned actress Rayona L. Young. Young, who has won accolades for her past work as an actress and director of productions like The Vagina Monologues and Ain’t Misbehavin’ also serves as the Assistant Director of the production. We’ve been having sooo much fun at the rehearsals and are looking forward to bringing you an awesome show.
Running: AMOK at the Bonifant Theatre
Running: AMOK will kick off the Spring season with a free preview show in March at the Oxon Hill Public Library in Oxon Hill, MD in celebration of SWAN Day, a commemorative day celebrating women in the arts. The play’s musical score, composed by dear friend, the talented Gary Young, will then be featured in May in a cabaret setting in Baltimore, MD at Germano’s Traittoria. Patrons will enjoy an intimate performance featuring excerpted dialogue from the play and performances of the play’s stellar soundtrack which the DC Theater Scene called a collection of songs that are “slow-burning little gems.”
The play will then run for three days at the Bonifant Theatre in Silver Spring, MD from May 19-21. The Bonifant Theatre’s resident theatre company, the InnerCircle Repertory Theatre, will co-produce the show.
This play is about one of the most life-changing experiences a woman may face– sometimes willingly, sometimes while screaming and kicking, and always without a user-friendly manual. Featuring original music and honest dialogue, Running: AMOK leaves audiences laughing, singing-along and riveted by the complex conversation between three 21st century women and the saucy Mama Belle who is not all she seems to be.
For more information, visit http://www.amokrunning.wordpress.com