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Produced, and directed my mystery/thriller in 2010 at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe which offers insight into a misrepresented African Traditional Religion. Besides being a gripping drama which tackles a multitude of social issues, it serves as a cu
Very excited about the projects that I have lined up this year. I am committed and will to continue to use my personal resources and "resourcefulness" to present projects that inform as well as entertain. The road is long and hard but with passion I can make it happen... Again!
-June 30, 2013-Staged reading of "The Grinder"
-Summer 2013-Staged reading of "Silk Stockings and a Bible" and "The Wild Child"
-Fall 2013-Shoot fundraising teaser for "A Wound In Time" the feature film.
-Fall 2013-Off Off Broadway series of all my 5 plays called "The Wilson Women:Phoenixes Rising" which will include the debut of my trilogy "Women You Thought You Knew: "The Grinder", "Silk Stockings and a Bible", and "The Wild Child"; "Blood Makes The Red River Flow"; and "A Wound In Time" Fall/Winter 2013-Fundraising Events
-Spring 2014-"A Wound In Time" the feature film set for production.
Posted on May 18, 2013
WOMEN YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW: SILK STOCKINGS AND A BIBLE IS COMING TO LIFE!!!I am flooding with creativity this week as I continue with play #2 in my trilogy of "Women You Thought You Knew". The chorus girl, Fannie Mae Brown" aka "Della Starr" is finally coming to life in Harlem circa 1944. I just wrote this scene when JC, a sailor home on shore leave, rolls a silk stocking up her leg with a diamond ring inside. Fannie suddenly feels it hurting her foot and is in total shock with his proposal! The creative process is so serendipitous! Play #1 in the trilogy, "The Grinder" will have a staged reading June 30th. Stay tuned.
CONGRATS RON AND CLARENCE! Congrats to two members of the Off Broadway cast of my supernatural mystery thriller, "A Wound In Time", Ron Rivera and Clarence Leonard Jr. in the upcoming film "Pocket Full Of Nickles". Ron is Producer and Clarence plays the role of "Mr. Burns" in the film. Clarence was cast in the role after the film's Director saw him in my Off Broadway production. Check out the official trailer!
Sunday, May 12th is Mother's Day. How appropriate that on this day we have one of the most moving shows yet when my special guest, a survivor of sexual abuse, discusses her compelling book , "Secrets That Little Girls Hide", revealing the horrors she suffered as a child. OsunEde Olusegun El will give the gift of sharing and healing. Tune in at 1pm and call 858-769-4917 to comment or listen while on the go. This show will air on demand if you miss it live. Posted on May 8, 2013
DATE CONFIRMED BY VENUE FOR DINNER THEATREThe venue has confirmed the date the cast and I have suggested for our dinner theatre event. The owners are in the middle of preparing a menu of "bayou influenced" cuisine. As soon as it's done tickets will go on sale! Stay tuned.Posted on May 7, 2013
MOI IS IN CREATIVE BLISS!Besides, directing a staged reading of my latest play, and co-producing my historical Creole drama as a dinner theatre event, I have also been asked to participate in the staged reading of "The Old Ladies Bar" by Natasha Lowery. It will be part of New Federal Theatre's staged reading series.
All this a lots of work, but a joy for me to do what I do. For it is who I am. In the midst of health issues, it is what keeps me going. My medicine... Posted on May 7, 2013
CREOLE CUISINE MEETS SPICY CREOLE DRAMA ON THE LOWER EASTSIDE!Craw fish, cat fish and my spicy Creole historical drama as dinner theatre entertainment coming to LES in July and co-produced by the venue! "Blood Makes The Red River Flow" comes back bigger and better featuring a track from the artiste Maluwa! Mark July 21st on your calendars!
THE ROLE OF DIAMOND TO IN STAGED READING OF "THE GRINDER" TO BE RECASTSo sorry that the lovely Deborah DeStefano had to back out of the staged reading of "The Grinder" due to a schedule conflict. She was so perfect for the role. Hopefully, she will join us again in one of the many projects I have lined up including the feature film of "A Wound In Time", which I will soon be having auditions for.
Al Roffe, Michele MacShane, Christian Blain, and Bill Russo continue on with the reading slated for early Summer. A replacement for the role of "Diamond" to be named shortly.Posted on Apr 30, 2013
PERFORMANCE TROUPE? I THINK SO!With the many options suitable, and the enthusiasm I'm receiving for a dinner theatre event of my historical Creole drama "Blood Makes The Red River Flow" I decided that we can be considered as a "performance troupe"! Trying to think of a name for us... "The Spicy Thespians"? "Les Bons Artistes"? "Les Artistes Libres"? I will present the names to the cast, I mean troupe, and see what they like.
Christiana Blain and Ron Rivera in "Blood Makes The Red River Flow"
THE ROLE OF FELLOW STRIPPER "RITA" IN "THE GRINDER" HAS BEEN CASTMy muse, the lovely Christiana Blain, has agreed to read the role of "Rita", a fellow exotic dancer and friend of "Diamond" in "The Grinder". Christiana appeared with me in "Julius Caesar Set In Africa", and in my historical Creole drama "Blood Makes The Red River Flow". She is very eager to partake in this challenge.
Christiana Blain in "Blood Makes The Red River Flow"
Posted on Apr 20, 2013
BILL RUSSO ON BOARD AS THE DIPLOMATIC COURIER "NELSON" IN "THE GRINDER"Finally, the leading man has been cast in my latest drama and play # 1 in my trilogy of "Women You Thought You Knew", "The Grinder". The character and reserved Diplomatic Courier "Nelson" will be played by Bill Russo in the upcoming staged reading. I am so pleased that he agreed to participate.
Back in 2011 I was Wardrobe Supervisor for New York Musical Theatre Festival's "Tut" at St. Clements Theatre. The lovely lady in the yellow dress in this PR pic for "Tut" now stars on Broadway as Mary Wells! Can't wait to see the show and hear that enchanting voice again...
N'kenge in NYMF 2011 "Tut"
Posted on Apr 17, 2013
CAST OF "BLOOD MAKES THE RED RIVER FLOW" MEETSIt was so wonderful for the cast to get together the other night and watch archival footage of our first preview performance of the 2012 production of this lovely Creole drama. While watching, we realized that we indeed had something special to share and know that the next production will be bigger and more enchanting than ever! While we await available dates for an Off Broadway limited run, we are planning a Creole dinner theatre event co-starring delicious Creole cuisine!
We also welcomed new cast members Krystal Hills, who will take on the role of "Marie Pollion" and Chuk Obasi, as a stand in for the role of "Rebeau". Both are very talented and professional and will be quite a wonderful addition to our "family". To keep abreast of the happenings follow us on Twitter!
LA PLAZA IN MATANZAS, CUBA CIRCA 2011, A SETTING IN "A WOUND IN TIME" CIRCA 1957This is a video of La Plaza or the marketplace in present day Matanzas, Cuba. It is the location of a scene circa 1957 in which a young Millie sees the love of her life, Ruben Centron, for the first time in the screenplay adaptation of "A Wound In Time". She was a poor girl who longed for a beautiful dress she admired there. Ruben, a property owner purchased the dress for her. They eventually fell in love. It was probably very different back then, with plentiful products. But I'm sure the vitality of the marketplace remained the same .Posted on Apr 5, 2013
The response was amazing in my search for a seasoned director to take the helm of my gripping supernatural mystery thriller, with me as co-director. I've narrowed the over 80 submissions down to 12. It is a very difficult task, as all were quite impressive. Submissions came from as far away as Hollywood, New Orleans, as well as India, Brazil, and Viet Nam! I am so appreciative of the interest. The story is the same but the film is very different with more characters and lots of featured roles. This is going to be a new and wonderful journey...Posted on Mar 25, 2013