Thank you, thank you, thank you to Professor Adam Dean Frank and the University of Central Arkansas for an enriching, engaging weekend of theater and dialogue. I visited students in Prof. Frank’s Theatre for Social Justice Class and conducted a weekend of workshops and post-show community conversations. The students, in association with the Ozark Living Newspaper, presented a shadow puppetry presentation of my short play, “Call to Arms,” written in remembrance of the nine African Americans killed in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015. We shared a productive career Q&A about working in Performing Arts, Education and Community Engagement. I depart the weekend feeling hopeful and motivated…ready to #dosomething more.
Saturday, March 12, 2016 – Sunday, March 13, 2016
I’m coming at you, Arkansas. #redeye #flight2 #theaterlife
Eatin’ local. #biscuitsandgravy
Community Engagement workshop with student artists at University of Central Arkansas. #humanityplayproject #blacklivesmatter #calltoarms #dosomething #shadowpuppetry #arkansas
University of Central Arkansas students setting up shadow puppetry screen for a production of my play “Call to Arms.” #humanityplayproject #dosomething #blacklivesmatter #yesand
Farewell, Arkansas! Thanks for the hospitality. #theaterlife #humanityplayproject #arkansas
Miles high. Deep in thought. #Revision with #vision. #writersofinstagram #humanityplayproject #performancewithpurpose #theaterlife #calltoarms #dosomething
Join us Friday, March 18, 2016 at for an 8:00 pm screening at All Saints Episcopalian Church. Our block theme is: Innocence & Resiliency. Our film raises awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, and is dedicated to Tracy Marie Wright (1982-2004).
If you are in the NYC area, hope to see you there! Tickets:
Anne Nemer and Carolyn Marie Wright (USA), Topanga Rose
Award of Recognition: Children / Family Programming. I am very grateful for the amazing cast and crew who made this possible, including my family and friends. It really does take a village. Thank you.
I am proud to announce the launch of a new arts collective – HUMANITY PLAY PROJECT. For our inaugural event on Mon Jan 18, we explored the aftermath of the Charleston, SC tragedy in a curated evening of dance, poetry, song and theatre. We joined together to honor those who were lost – to question why it happened – and to offer a forum for community dialogue. #BLACKLIVESMATTER
What an evening! Still processing the love, the artistry, the community we shared in West Los Angeles this evening. So grateful for this experience. To behold a multi-generational, multi-racial, multi-gender dialogue was extraordinary. And on MLK Day! I am hopeful. I am inspired. I am ready to #DoSomething.
Thank you to our sponsor: West LA United Methodist Church.
Thank you to a fabulous group of actors, crew, and audience members for making the 2015 season of Trippingly on the Tongue awesome. We will be back in 2016 for more “Seriously Funny Shakespeare” and playbook-style improvisation. Huzzah!