artist cv

COLLABORATIONS/VOLUNTEER WORK

ARTS DEVELOPMENT

EDUCATION

  • Arizona Informant Foundation

  • Arizona Informant Newspaper

  • City of Phoenix Project B.R.A.V.E.
    (Parks & Recreation)

  • City of Phoenix Youth Commission Accept The Challenge Dropout Prevention Program

  • CollabX

  • Friends of South Phoenix Youth Center

  • Radio Phoenix

  • The Black Theatre Troupe

  • BlackPoet Ventures, Co-Founder
    (a Fractured Atlas project)

  • Convergent Arts, Founding Member

  • LIVE POETIC, Founder

  • Phoenix Arts Think Tank, Member

  • Phoenix Festival of the Arts, Committee Member - 2012

  • SendAPoet, Creator
    (a Fractured Atlas project)

 

  • Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Research and Development Grants Panel, December 2015

  • Tempe Arts Panel, May 2013

  • Mentee, Rod Ambrose (lifetime member of The Black Theatre Troupe)

  • Baccalaureate Studies, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism - Arizona State University Tempe
    (Public Relations/Marketing emphases)

  • Associate Degree, Journalism - Glendale Community College

  • Associate Degree, Public Relations - Glendale Community College

  • Diploma, Carl Hayden Community High School (Computer and Agricultural Magnet School)

JOURNALISTIC WORK (PRINT, ONLINE & BROADCAST)

Online: Contributing Writer, BroadwayBlack.com; Contributing Writer, ValleyHype.com

Broadcast: Arts & Culture Director / Senior Producer, RadioPhoenix.org (The Bungalow Show; LIVE POETIC with Leah Marche)

Print: Contributing Writer, Arizona Informant Newspaper; Contributing Writer / Creative Director, PUB Magazine; Contributing Writer, PHX Downtown Magazine

Other: Public Relations Intern, City of Phoenix Public Information Office | Editor, The Voice; Host, Bent Cable (Glendale Community College); Yearbook Editor, Feature Editor (Carl Hayden Community H.S.)

DRAMATIC WRITING

2010 - present

2010 - present

BlackPoet Ventures

2014-2015

 

 

Fall 2009

 

Fall 2008

 

 

Fall 2008

 

Spring 2008

 

Spring 2006

Winners Have Yet To Be Announced: A Song For Donny Hathaway (Revision/Excerpt)

 

Special Muhammad Ali Tribute

 

Winners Have Yet To Be Announced: A Song For Donny Hathaway (Adaptation)

 

Soft & Wet: From Her Lips To Your Ears Vol 2

 

Soft & Wet: From Her Lips To Your Ears Vol 1

 

EchoVerses: Black Poets Yesterday Today

PRODUCTION / STAGE MANAGEMENT

August 2015

 

 

May 2015

 

 

 

September 2014

 

 

June/July 2014

 

 

February 2013

 

 

June 2012

 

 

 

May 2012

 

March 2012

 

 

January 2012

 

 

November 2011

 

October 2010

 

 

April 2009

 

 

June 2008

 

 

May/June 2008

 

 

August 2009

 

 

April/May 2009

 

 

January 2008

 

 

February 2007

 

 

April 2006

Love Thing LLC

 

 

BlackPoet Ventures

 

 

 

Love Thing LLC

 

 

BlackPoet Ventures

 

 

ASU Black Theatre Festival

 

BlackPoet Ventures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Theatre Troupe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlackPoet Ventures

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Marriage Retreat, Tucson AZ

 

Arts Exchange, Atlanta GA

 

 


Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, Phoenix AZ

 

Phoenix Center for the Arts

 

 

ASU Prism Theatre, Tempe AZ

 

 

St Louis Fringe Festival, Kranzberg Black Box, St. Louis MO

 

Rhythm Room, Phoenix AZ

 

Phoenix Fringe Festival, Warehouse 1005, Phoenix AZ

 

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles CA

 

Rhythm Room, Phoenix AZ

 

Playhouse on the Park at the VIAD, Phoenix AZ

 

Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe AZ

 

South Mountain Community College, Phoenix AZ

 

ASU Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale AZ

 

National Black Theatre Festival, Winston-Salem NC

 

Playhouse on the Park at the VIAD, Phoenix AZ

 

 

 

 

Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ

 

Phoenix College Dome Room, Phoenix AZ

The Love Thing by Iris Huey | Directed by Iris Huey

 

 

Winners Have Yet To Be Announced: A Song For Donny Hathaway by Leah Marché (Ed Pavlic, author) | Directed by Rod Ambrose

 

The Love Thing

 

 

The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World by Suzan-Lori Parks | Directed by Michael Traylor

 

The Face of Emmett Till by Mamie Till-Mobley and David Barr III | Directed by Asantewa Sunni-Ali

 

Cool Like That: A Tribute To Miles Davis by Rod Ambrose | Directed by Billy Ramsey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winners Have Yet To Be Announced: A Song For Donny Hathaway | Directed by Rod Ambrose

 

EchoVerses: Black Poets Yesterday Today by Leah Marché | Directed by Erik O'Neal

 

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange | Directed by Rod Ambrose

 

 

 

Revenge of a King by Herb Newsome | Directed by David Hemphill

 

Revenge of a King by Herb Newsome | Directed by David Hemphill

 

Revenge of a King by Herb Newsome | Directed by Steve Broadnax

 

EchoVerses: Black Poets Yesterday Today by Leah Marché | Directed by Rod Ambrose

STAGE / FILM WORK

BlackPoet Ventures

 

 

 

 

Big I Entertainment

 

Black Theatre Troupe

 

 

 

BlackPoet Ventures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glendale Community College

Suzan-Lori Parks (writer)

Michael Traylor (director)

 

 

 

Iris Huey (writer/director)

 

Pearl Cleage (writer)

Michael Traylor (director)

 

 

Leah Marché (writer)

Erik O'Neal (director)

 

 

 

Billy Ramsey (director)

 

 

 

 

Rod Ambrose (director)

 

 

 

 

Billy Ramsey (arranger/director)

 

 

 

Rod Ambrose (director)

 

 

 

 

Adrienne Kennedy (writer)

Michael Traylor (director)

The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World

Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix AZ

 

The Gift

 

A Song For Coretta

Playhouse on the Park at the VIAD, Phoenix AZ

 

EchoVerses: Black Poets Yesterday Today

Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe AZ

 

EchoVerses: Black Poets Yesterday Today

Glendale Library "Live At The Library," Glendale AZ

 

EchoVerses: Black Poets Yesterday Today

Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ

 

Conversations in the Key of Life

Tucson AZ

Phoenix College, Phoenix AZ

 

EchoVerses: Black Poets Yesterday Today

Phoenix College Dome Room, Phoenix AZ

 

Funny House of a Negro

Glendale Community College, Glendale AZ

June/July 2014

 

 

 

 

May 2012

 

 

January 2012

 

 

April 2009

 

 

 

 

February 2008

 

 

 

 

February 2007

 

 

 

 

October 2006

 

 

 

April 2006

 

 

 

 

Spring 1996

Prunes and Prisms

 

 

 

 

Victim 5

 

Zora Evans

 

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

 

 

Mother

 

 

 

APPEARANCES / PRESENTATIONS

Caffeine Corridor

 

 

Four Chambers Press

 

 

Phoenix Art Museum

 

 

GreenBiz Forum

 

 

 

 

Perry Allen/

This Could Be PHX

 

South Arts

 

 

ASU Performance in the Borderlands

 

Arizona Storytellers Project (Arizona Republic)

 

 

 

 

 

ASU Performance in the Borderlands

 

 

TEDx Phoenix/Scottsdale

 

 

Civil Disobedience at ASU

 

 

Ignite Phoenix 10

 

 

Arts & Business Council of Phoenix "New Artitude" Annual Breakfast

 

Stand For Darfur

 

 

Arizona Informant Foundation

 

 

 

Bethune Middle School

 

 

ASU Downtown

 

 

 

Phoenix College

 

 

26th Annual Governor's Arts Awards

 

American Cancer Society

 

National Newspaper Publishers Association

 

Valley of the Sun Juneteenth Celebration

 

 

African American Men of Arizona State University

October 2015

 

 

October 2015

 

 

August 2015

 

 

February 2015

 

 

 

 

February 2015

 

 

October 2014

 

 

September 2014

 

 

June 2014

 

 

May 2014

 

 

 

February 2014

 

 

 

March 2012

 

 

September 2011

 

 

May 2011

 

 

August 2010

 

 

 

April 2010

 

 

 

June 2010

 

 

 

February 2008

 

 

February 2008

 

 

 

September 2007

 

 

April 2007

 

 

April 2007

 

January 2007

 

 

2006-2010, 2014

 

 

2006-2010

Spoken Word

 

 

Spoken Word/Interview

 

 

Introduction/Discussion

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

Opening Piece

Bocafloja Concert

 

Storytelling

 

 

Storytelling

 

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

 

Spoken Word/Presentation

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

Presentation

 

 

Opening Piece

 

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

Invocation

 

 

Spoken Word

 

Spoken Word

 

 

Spoken Word

 

 

 

Spoken Word

 

Caffeine Corridor Poetry Series

The {9} Lounge, Phoenix AZ

 

Four Chambers Press: A Retrospective

Phx Arts + Culture @ 30 Festival, Phoenix AZ

 

We/Here Series: Do The Right Thing film screening

 

"It's Not Easy Being Green"

Special performance by Convergent Arts collective

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Phoenix AZ

 

The Lyceum Pop-Up

Downtown Phoenix AZ

 

"BPV Presents..."

Athens Library, Athens GA

 

"Tick Tick Boom"

Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ

 

Theme > Entrepreneurship Night

Central Arizona Supply Showroom

 

Theme > "It's A Matter of Life and Death: Stories of Beginnings and Endings"

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix AZ

 

"Open Season"

Black Power Mixtape film screening

Arizona Humanities Council, Phoenix AZ

 

"Starving Artists/Hustlin' & Flowin'"

GateWay Community College, Phoenix AZ

 

"Rebels With A Cause"

Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

 

"So You THINK You Can Design?"

Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale AZ

 

"Wake Up"

Wyndham Hotel, Phoenix AZ

 

 

"Build Hope: Stand For Darfur"

Dobson High School

 

"We A Blues People"

Open for The World Is My Home: The Life & Times of Paul Robeson play

South Mountain Community College, Phoenix AZ

 

Theme > Heritage Day

Bethune Middle School, Phoenix AZ

 

Theme > "Health Disparities in our Community: relfections in Art & Performance"

ASU University Center, Phoenix AZ

 

Theme > Constitution Day

Phoenix College, Phoenix AZ

 

"Innovation/If I Could Change The World"

Phoenix AZ

 

"Relay For Life"

 

Phoenix AZ

 

 

South Mountain Community College, Phoenix AZ

Eastlake Park, Phoenix AZ

 

 

Welcome Black Poetry Explosion

Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

Collaborations

Athens GA

 

Glendale AZ

 

 

Phoenix Metro

 

 

Tempe AZ

 

Tempe AZ

 

Phoenix AZ

 

Phoenix AZ

 

 

Scottsdale AZ

 

Avondale AZ

 

 

Las Vegas NV

 

 

Phoenix AZ

 

 

Las Vegas NV

 

 

Phoenix AZ

October 2014

 

April 2014

 

 

February 2009

 

 

January 2008

 

January 2008

 

December 2007

 

May 2007

 

 

February 2007

 

February 2007

 

 

February 2007

 

 

January 2007

 

 

November 2006

 

 

October 2006

South Arts

 

Glendale Public Library
Creative Space

 

Arizona Theatre Company

 

 

National Pan-Hellenic Council of ASU

 

ASU MLK Student Rally

 

Free Arts of Arizona

 

Target Corporation
Regional Meeting

 

Scottsdale Knowasis Teen Center

 

The Worthy Institute/Sistas of AZ

Estrella Mountain Community College

 

Community College of Southern Nevada/Dr. Camilla Westenberg

 

Phoenix College MLK Youth Celebration

 

National Council on Black American Affairs/Dr. Camilla Westenberg

 

The Worthy Institute/Sistas of AZ

South Mountain Community Center

 

Page vs Stage Workout

 

"Let's R-A-P! Discovering Rhythm And Poetry"

Artist Residency

 

A Raisin In The Sun Poetry Slams

at Barnes & Noble Booksellers

 

"If You Could Change The World"

 

"If You Could Change The World"

 

"The Mis-Education of Hip Hop"

 

"I Heart Target"

 

 

"The History & Art of Slam Poetry"

 

"Antidotes For Change"

7th Annual Black HIV/AIDS Day

 

"Hiphop: Take A Good Look"

 

 

"Let's Go Back"

 

 

"Hiphop Culture: Looking Back To Move Forward"

 

"Cycles & Circles of Domestic Violence"
Unite 4 Life Teen Lock-In

Solo Work

"Communication: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly"

Blueprint For Womanhood

Rites of Passage Transformational

 

Phoenix AZ

March 2007

GRANTS / AWARDS / DISTINCTIONS

DC Black Theatre Festival

 

 

South Arts

 

 

 

Glendale Public Library

 

 

 

 

Arizona Commission on the Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

 

 

Phoenix New Times

 

Scottsdale Cultural Council

 

 

 

Phoenix College Alumni Association

 

 

 

Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette

 

 

Phi Beta Kappa

Accepted Script - Winners Have Yet To Be Announced: A Song For Donny Hathaway

 

Grant - Artist Residency
(BlackPoet Ventures)

Athens GA | Atlanta GA

 

Grant - Creative Space Artist Residency

"Let's R-A-P! Discovering Rhythm And Poetry"

(BlackPoet Ventures)

Glendale AZ

 

Grant - Arizona Art Tank

(SendAPoet Project)

 

Grant - Arizona Art Tank

Hashtag Change The World (BlackPoet Ventures)

 

3-Year Seed Grant

(BlackPoet Ventures)

 

Finalist - 3rd Annual Big Brain Awards

 

Grant - Cool Like That: A Tribute To Miles Davis for the BioRhythMic Series
(BlackPoet Ventures)

 

Award - Best Campus Event of the Year

EchoVerses: Black Poets Yesterday Today (BlackPoet Ventures)

 

Winner - Scholastic Journalism

Yearbook Award

 

Scholarship

March 2015

 

 

October 2014

 

 

 

April 2014

 

 

 

 

January 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2013

 

 

March 2013

 

2010-2011

 

 

 

April 2006

 

 

 

1992

 

 

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