Sunday, July 29, 2012

ROME'S DAUGHTER LIA GRABS OLYMPIC BRONZE

Rome Neal directed me in his adaption of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar". It was during the run of my mystery/thriller "A Wound In Time" at Nuyorican Poets Cafe that I auditioned for the role of the Soothsayer in "Julius Caesar Set In Africa".  Since then he has been supportive of my own productions.  His support and nurturing manner I'm sure is responsible for his daughter Lia's achievement in the Summer Olympics in London.  She is the 3rd from the left boldly holding the Bronze with her team members.  Congratulations!

Mature Female Actors: Where Is The Love? 08/05 by Stephanie Wilson | Blog Talk Radio

Mature Female Actors: Where Is The Love? 08/05 by Stephanie Wilson | Blog Talk Radio

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Brontë - A Portrait of Charlotte - Preview

Monday, July 16, 2012

"A WOUND IN TIME" SLATED FOR OPEN RUN THIS FALL!

Actors Ryss and Soleidy Mendez in original showcase production.

Very excited to remount this play, much favored by all who saw it during it's run 2 years ago at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe.  It is a very intense drama filled with lots of laughs, and of course, tackles social issues.  Regla de Ocha, also known  as Santeria, is a misunderstood African traditional religion retained by enslaved Africans in Cuba.  This play sheds light on and dispels some of the myths and misconceptions in a mystery/thriller.  Set in 1993 in Spanish Harlem, it shows a day in the life of practitioners of the religion, and tackles such social issues as religious persecution, bullying, classism, racism, homophobia, etc.  I really love the story and hoping this production continues to find others who feel the same.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

MERCI MADAME!

So flattered to have my cast and I invited to perform scenes from "Blood Makes The Red River Flow" at a Jazz concert this Fall by a very talented Chanteuse!  Stay tuned...

"BRONTE" IS BACK!

So happy to see the folks from team "Bronte" again!  "Bronte: A Portrait of Charlotte" is back Off Broadway at Actor's Temple Theatre for an open run starring the wonderful true professional, Maxine Linehan.  She is such a trouper and a joy, and a talent who has paid her dues and thus can go with the flow.  Brava!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Hip Hop Claim To Fame! Biz Markie - Vapors

Biz Markie - Vapors: The Best of Cold Chillin'

See me at 2:15-2:35 in this music video classic!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

MORE GOOD NEWS FROM MY FRIENDS!

Lia Neal, the daughter of Rome Neal, who was my director in "Julius Caesar Set in Africa" and who has been so supportive of my work, is moving on to represent in the USA Olympic Swim Team.  Rome was such a strong supporter and devoted to her it is no surprise that she goes forward!  CONGRATULATIONS!

Monday, July 2, 2012

THE BEAUTIFUL ELLA JOYCE HAS A NEW TV SERIES!

The Beautiful and Talented Ella Joyce as Gladys

My gurl Ella Joyce is at it again with another TV series.  She stars as "Gladys" in the new show "Belles" coming this Fall.  So happy for her.  She is a true Artist and activist and hasn't changed in all these years.  She was the original Iya Carmen in the staged reading of my play,"A Wound In Time", over 20 years ago...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

SIMULTANEOUSLY PENNING 2 NEW PLAYS! FEELING INSPIRED!

Finally resumed writing my 2 new plays and doing it simultaneously! Not planned, but just working out this way.  You never know when the urge to write will hit so you just have to go for it when it does! 
In 1970, Fannie Mae Brown, a former chorus girl known as "Della Starr" circa 1944, shows that even a church lady can have a "past" in "Silk Stockings and a Bible".
"Diamond", is an exotic dancer, whose trials and tribulations of life are played out on the runway in "Go! Go! Go-Go Girl!"

Both plays give female actors strong roles to play, and of course, address social issues...