Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I was selected as a judge for national NAACP ACT-SO competition in playwrighting this July during the NAACP National Convention here in Kansas City. It was a fantastic opportunity to see how many amazingly talented young playwrights there are on the horizon. It was such a hard process to decide the gold, silver and bronze medalists. I feel very proud to have been a part of this and to be able to give back to the youth in my community.
In June, I had the formidable opportunity to direct my dear friend Colette Freedman's beautiful play Sister Cities. The play was part of The University of Kansas's Summer Theatre season. I worked with wonderful actresses from KU as well as the inimitable Jeanne Avril, a fantastic actress from Lawrence, KS. The play ran from Jun 25-27 and July 1-3rd. Audiences had a great time and the feedback from audiences was fantastic. Here I post a link to an article from the university newspaper, The Daily Kansan,http://www.kansan.com/news/2010/jul/01/university-summer-theatre-promotes-women-theater which focused on our participation in the national initiative to establish parity for women in the American Theatre called "50/50 by 2020." Enjoy.