“Khadijah isn’t just a singer, she is also a journalist, playwright, poet and actress. Ali-Coleman has written and produced plays for the Capital Fringe Festival, and she has edited the literary anthologies Liberated Muse Volume I and II. “Unbound” has an additional significance because it was inspired by the death of Derrick “D Marq” Smith, her close friend and collaborator.”
“It’s not surprising that the “I’m Every Woman” SWAN Day concert was such a success, given the history of Liberated Muse. Founded in 2008 by Khadijah Ali-Coleman, a writer, educator, performer, and creativity coach, as an online community for artists to share news, photos, videos, and performance opportunities… Liberated Muse Arts has continued to build on its mission to produce multi-cultural arts events in non-traditional arts spaces as well as providing arts workshops, online content management, and PR services to artists and small businesses. We were thrilled to learn that Ali-Coleman has been honored for all of her amazing work by being named one of Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund’s 40 Under 40. We can’t wait to see what she’ll do next!”
“The play [Running: AMOK] was written, directed and produced by Khadijah Ali-Coleman, a Black woman playwright, author and lyricist located in the DC area. Khadijah is co-founder of Liberated Muse Productions and the Capitol Hip-Hop Soul Festival. I can say with all honesty that going in with absolutely no prior knowledge of what this play was about I was absolutely blown away. This play tackles what I’ve always considered to be one the most controversial topics for Black women: when we admit that motherhood is hard and damn near drives us over the edge.”
“Playwright Khadijah Ali Coleman is a writer after my own heart because she penned a piece tackling issues we mothers tend to keep to ourselves. I applaud her and the cast for bringing this subject matter to the forefront.”
“[Khadijah’s] work ethic is also second to none. Her writings are award-winning. She is an artistic entrepreneur with a hit play. She is, in her way, a Transformative Language Art practitioner using her writing to affect artistic and social change.Don’t sleep on this woman.”
“Khadijah, first of all, is a visionary and creator.”
singer/actress, Déjà Belle in an interview with writer Tiffany Beard–Examiner.com
“…the spotlight is on Khadijah Ali-Coleman, aka Moon. A true do it all mama, she is the co-founder of Liberated Muse Productions, founder of So Our Youth Aspire (SOYA), a performance artist, playwright, freelance writer and photographer… as well as the proud mama of 6 year old Khari Isabel. Her newest play Running: AMOK is about to premiere at the Washington, DC Capital Fringe Fest.
“Ali Coleman and her partner Maceo Thomas marshal DC-area talent and produce events locally under the Liberated Muse umbrella…It is in this way that Coleman and company choose to contribute to help Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, begin to heal.”
“Later that afternoon at Lafayette Park, the energy was still very high and a lot of information was shared with attendees and passersby… and the crowd was visibly moved by a beautiful musical performance by Khadijah “Moon” Ali-Coleman”
“Moon is a bit of a Renaissance woman and after about 20 minutes of conversation I found myself asking, “How many jobs do you have?” As a musician, actress, playwright, director, mentor, event promoter and coordinator and educator she is busy to say the least…”
“Moon a.k.a Khadijah Ali-Coleman knows the drive that pushes an artist forward on the expressive journey. She’s been intimate with the humble cathartic beginnings, struggles with public voice, and trappings of accolades. But most importantly she’s conscious of the need to push forward mediums and outlets for the arts that make it possible for there to be an exhibition of publicly shared expression at all, and in her awareness of this she’s created a community that stretches both beyond and within the independent circuitry of the DC area.”
DeWayne Alston of Soul City Radio.com asks Khadijah Ali-Coleman what was the impetus behind bringing back the play “Running:AMOK” after its successful Capital Fringe Festival run and what is different this time around.
DeWayne interviewed Khadijah and the cast of Running: AMOK in March 2011 as the cast promotes their Spring 2011 season. Visit www.amokrunning.wordpress.com for show times and ticket information.