Labor Day weekend was super busy and super magical! I was once again commissioned by FRESHH Incorporated Theatre Company to expand Afromemory into a 60 minute one-act play to be performed in a staged reading at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. I was tasked with hiring a cast of actors and director to bring the play to life. What I decided to do was show a little more of how the protagonist Sarah B. got to the point she was at in the 10-minute play that was produced last Spring. I was thrilled to find so many people, from the audience members to the actors, so enthusiastic about the story I tried to tell!
Below is just a snippet of the 20-minute post-show discussion facilitated by FRESHH Inc. Theatre team member Fatima Quander that followed the staged reading of Afromemory. Thank you to the director Angelisa Gilyard for your thoughtful and explorative direction. Thank you to the cast Bryanda Minix, Karen Elle, Jonathan Miot, Tara Yates, Lori Pitts, and the lovely, young and talented Kayla Earl for your talent and commitment to bringing my play to life! And thank you especially to FRESHH Inc. Theatre for providing me with yet another platform to share my work!