2022 Theatre Hooded: Being Black for Dummies, my Off-Braodway debut, it was a great experience with sold-out performances, standing ovations and great reviews. Thank you Undiscovered Works for inviting me to the party! Talking Broadway Review https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/ob/06_17_22.html?fbclid=IwAR1Bd3R7F4r6iCweAwW_PvbOdi1A5kDDwRkuEWm1neudzDWoLnGB8RXTdq4 New York Times Review https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/20/theater/hooded-or-being-black-for-dummies-review.html?fbclid=IwAR0vR_adyyi-I6NDiDJAyLSA2mLALPTlno8PPoPuBwmp-_4Ijh-vPn4p1HI Directing It was a pleasure directing for the second year in the row, with ALAP( Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights) Pride Festival. Green Enby written by Allison Fradkin and performed by Maria Elena O'Brien and Kelsea Baker. June 25-26- you can catch the replay above! In addition had the pleasure of directing for the New Ambassador Theatre Heartbroke Festival. It with a frequent collaborator for Allison Fradkin for her 10min play "BiddiBobbidBoos" at the Here Center Theater in March 9-20th.
Writing A Yellow Flower- was accepted into 2022 Chain Theater One Act Festival. So excited but had to decline for Covid concerns. Got a chance to witness the festival and so enjoyed the creativity of the night I was there.
2021 Theatre Directed my first musical The Start-Up. Again, I am amazed by the incredible work ethic of musical theatre creatives.
Film/Television It was a year of several firsts, a recurring role "Shantel "on Power Book III Raising Kanaan. Look for the "cozy" but formidable presence in Season 2 Summer 2022
Thrilled to have been part of my first thriller as Jena in " An Angry Boy" with New Dawn Films. So excited to be part of The Civilians's project Black Feminist Video game. Winner of International Academy of Digital Sciences Anthem Award 2021 of Diversity and Inclusion . Writing First year published in 2 publications. Chicken Soup for the Soul " I'm Speaking Now" my essay an "Abundance of Love" and The Applied Improvisation Mindset detailing my work with Dr. Holmes with Improvscience using theatre techniques with graduate school scientists at Harvard University. 2020 Theatre
The Tiny Plays So excited to announce The Tiny Plays of the Quarantine was commissioned by Wellesley College student company- Upstage. Friday Dec. 4 there was a zoom reading ( the new unofficially Broadway, off Broadway, regional theater, everything doing the Rona) at 7p.
I was so excited to have my first "tiny play" to be accepted by the Little Red Theater of Minneapolis, Minn. ( yes the hometown of Prince) Quarantine festival. Each play was 600 words or less and there 25 plays included from all over the world. You can read all of them for free, right here. It was a wonderful email to receive. Here is a video showcasing all the playwrights. UPDATE
Film My second project with Failure Island after Scholarshare 529, a promo for the ThankView some wacky fun! My first web commercial spokesperson for Scholar Share 529 a series of vignettes exploring their options. A great program and I think the spokesmodel is not so bad herself! Displaced the feature that I filmed last year ( wow 2019 who knew) has been accepted into the Salem Horror Fest, one of many we are looking forward to! The Calling TV The webseries I filmed last year, is finally alive enjoy 6 episodes of twitter friendly viewing. Each episodes is less than 15min. In the midst of so much world weariness enjoy some world funny! Enjoy!
PAST PROJECTS: 2018-19 THEATRE: Oct 27th-Dissecting Civil Rights Festival- so excited to be one of 3 directors that are part of this festival looking at the complexities of civil rights. Stories explore buying flowers for a same sex union to the politics of school admissions! My pieces include Quick Stop at the Florist and You Got Privilege! @ The Tank Theater
Aug 22 -Performed in the role of HELEN in the short play "Mamma Won't Stay Dead" by Eugene O'Neil Playwright Finalist Charlotte Higgins. This is was part of the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival at the Vineyard Theater
June 22- One Minute Festival;- I am one of the actors that was invited to participate in the Stonewall 50 one minute theater festival at the Queens Theater!
June 9-16 -"her,him,prince,michael and marvin"aka love is love is love was selected as one of 4 finalist to receive a week long play development with the Quicksilver Theater Co. in Geneva, NY. This amazing, affirming week-long residency included room and board and a stipend. It was directed by the vibrant Bianca Laverne-Jones and the joined playwrights Liz Morgan, Rhonda Khan and Ayesis Clay. It was truly a magical time.
FILM: Winter 2019 Excited to announce I was cast as "Camilla Clay" in the independent feature " Displaced"! An exciting role that is quite a departure for me. Releases in Winter 2020
Stories of the Congregation as Amy Purglip. The devoted member of The Story cult. A fun and quick project with Everything Productions! You will soon be able to view on The Last Podcast Network
Recent Past: SEPT 28-30TH 2018 "HER,HIM,PRINCE,MICHAEL AND MARVIN" WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY MIA Y. ANDERSON DIRECTED BY MARISSA SHADBURN Workshop performance ... UNDER THE ST. MARKS THEATRE
2017 Just finished filming as "Bridget" for the short film No Lies Told Then written by Tori Oats. The most adorable child actor as my offspring. Now in post production!
The short film "Anna" which filmed in April has been accepted in the Napa Valley Film Festival here is the trailer https://www.facebook.com/ShortFilmANNA/