Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 In Review: BUSY BUSY BUSY

WOW.  I took some time over the New Year's Break to look back at the last 365. And it was nonstop. No wonder I'm feeling a little worn out.   

Here was a lot of the good news on the writer/producer front: 

  • Anti-Inauguration Emergency Cabaret with Cynthia Bond, Hi Concept Labs
  • Tutterow Fellow Showcase, Program Kick Off with Chicago Dramatists
  • Inauguration Blues at Chicago Dramatists 

February 2017
  • Otherwise Oblivion Published in special Afro-futurism volume of OBSIDIAN: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora. 

March 2017
  •  Kick off Bring the Beat Back Campaign with my team!
  •  THAWALLS Event Volunteer Marketing Chair - with LINKS Hall and Threewalls
  • Joined The Dramatists Guild

April 2017
  • Bring the Beat Back @ JACK and The Drama League
  • Lyric Opera Chicago Voices Preparation
  • New Play Commission Pitch Session with Chicago Dramatists for Tutterow Fellowship

May 2017

  • The Lyric Opera of Chicago - Chicago Voices New Work Development Begins

June 2017
  • First Table Read for Serious Adverse Effects at NBT

July 2017
  • Post Production Complete for Stephanie Jeter’s Searching for Isabelle Short Film
  • Creative Development Begins for Hair Story: A Pilot for Serial Dreamer, with OPEN TV-Beta

Sept 2017
Check out our BOW at The Harris Theater

October 2017
  • First Cold Read of New Play in Chicago Dramatists Tutterow Program

November 2017
  • Stephanie Jeter’s Searching For Isabelle – First Public Screening at Black Cinema House (Producer) 
  • November 11 Citizen Jane in Paragon Play Festival 
  • Bring the Beat Back @ Hi-ARTS

The cast and creative team for Bring the Beat Back at Hi-ARTS!

December 2017

  • Private 29 Hour Workshop for Serious Adverse Effects
  • Principal Photography Completed for Hair Story: A Pilot for Serial Dreamer with the team at OPEN-TV Beta. 
Here's Saya Naomi and Erik Lamar Wallace in HAIR STORY...