Taming of the Shrew

 The Taming of the Shrew is a play within a play, a piece of theatrical entertainment staged for Christopher Sly, a poor drunkard who is tricked into thinking himself a lord.  Sly doses off; the cast of Shrew begin to slowly take over the "home" of their sleeping patron, and the love story between Kate and Petruchio come into full focus.

Role:   Widow
Directed by:   John Castro
Performed:   Hipgnosis Theatre Company


Conversations with a Kleagle

 A black writer's light complexion allows him to investigate the Ku Klux Klan during the early 20th century and convey devastating inside information about its use of terrorism and lynching.  Loosely based on the life of Walter White.

Role:   Lurinda Watson
Directed by:   Cristina Alicea
Performed:   13th Street Repertory


To Kill A Mockingbird

Based on Harper Lee's famous coming-of-age novel about the workings and prejudices of a small Southern town.

Role:   Calpurnia
Directed by:   Paul Meacham
Performed:   Tri-State Actor's Theater


The Vagina Monologues

Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" give us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability and sexual self-discovery.

Role:   Coochie Snorcher
Directed by:   Judy Goldman
Performed:   The Loew's Theatre


Sea Island Nightmare

...or that miserable matter of slavery

Written by Cori Thomas, Filip Marinovic, Lisa McCree, Patric Mullowney; extrapolated from Fanny Kemble’s Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation and other sources.

Role:   Rose/Psyche
Directed by:   Barbara Vann
Performed:   The Medicine Show Theatre


For Colored Girls

who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf

For Colored Girls is what Shange calls a "choreopoem": a piece which incorporates the art forms of poetry, music, and dance.  Her writing both explores the oppressions and celebrates the triumphs of women of color in contemporary American culture.

Role:   Lady in Red
Directed by:   Arnold Beauchamp
Performed:   The Paul Robeson Theatre



the musical

The Paul Robeson Theater presented the first major revival, since 1957, of the Broadway musical "Jamaica."  Directed and choreographed by the Audelco Award-winning Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj.

Role:   Hucklebuck
Directed by:   Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Performed at:   The Paul Robeson Theatre

** 2000 Winner of Audelco Award for Best Ensemble in a Musical

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