Thursday, September 20, 2007

Dorothy Dandridge - Cow Cow Boogie

Dorothy was a talented cutie pie. Sixteen years and showing all that talent that was coming.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I wanted to share with anybody who is still reading my blog outside of myself some of the rehearsal pictures of my play, "Miss Laura Maye of Harlem". The Reading that was done on Monday, Sept 17th at the Ellington Room in Manhattan and it was spectacular!!! Almost 100 folks sat down for an hour and a half to hear my fabulous actors do their thing. I of course did the sound cues with my little boom box. :) It was heartening to get thank you emails from the actors. I really appreciate it. And it just goes to show that money isn't always the most important thing with these artsy things. There were many union actors here and they got great returns for bringing my play to life. They got a standing ovation, gratitude from the producers and playwright, and they got refreshments on top of it. They also got some connections from the many writers and producers in the room who always look for great acting.

I was very happy with it. Now let's see if someone will pick it up and do it the way it should be done.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Beat goes on.

Damn! Another play selected for a festival...I guess I'm not just fading away this year as is expected. :) I'm excited about this upcoming reading because like me this 104 year old woman just won't fade into oblivion. Two times this year it was selected for prestigious theater festivals and two times it didn't happen for one reason or another, but African American Playwrights Exchange took care of me once again. Thanks Jaz.

I'm pasting the flier and I don't know what it'll look like on this blog, but I'm not perfect. Also again thanks to AAPEX, I got a tip about the Black/White playwrights festival in Pittsburg looking for short pieces. I sent Mr. Ding Dong Daddy (it ain't what it sounds like) to them and it will be presented next month. So I guess I'll make that trip to Pittsburgh, a city I've never visited, next month.

Life as a Lemon

& Jammit Productions

In association with
African American Playwrights Exchange


“Ms. Laura Mae of Harlem

The play chronicles the exuberate life and death of Ms. Laura Mae who lived in Harlem for over 100 years. Through music and deep reflection the audience is transported in time following the thrilling journey of this extraordinary figure. Fun loving and sentimental, it reaches out and touches us all.

Directed By Esther M. Triggs v Written By Jamal Williams

7:00 PM

September 17, 2007

The Manhattan Plaza, Ellington Room

Located at 43rd & 9th Ave in New York

Admission is Free with Refreshments to be served.

An AEA Approved Staged Reading

For more information, please contact