2019 was a beautiful year!
I just have to give thanks to God, my family, my husband and my community. Shout-out to God for everything, my family and friends and the dopest community of artists, mentors, colleagues and friends who challenge, encourage and support me.
The word here is GRATITUDE. I am truly grateful for everyone who I've been blessed to work with, vibe with, talk with and just be with. You all play a VERY important part in my career as a professional playwright. You all lift me up when I'm down. You tell me the truth. You produce, direct and collaborate with me. I couldn't do this with out you.
My monologues "Black Enough" and "Celia Cruz" were produced in Fade to Black's the Flow: An Evening of Monologues.
I was one of the featured artists at the Artist Exchange hosted by Esurient Arts! Thank you to Dabrina for inviting me!
I got to live my dream! My play Delivery was read and developed at the Black and Latino Playwright's Celebration! Thank you Eugene, Ruben, Joe, the amazing team and everyone who brought this to life! I got a new script and awesome insight from the college-aged actors that I worked with. Y'all don't know. I applied to this 3 times. Well, 3rd time is the charm.
I had an informal reading of my play-in-progress, 3000 Years, with some of Austin's finest actors. Gina Houston, Jeremy Rashad Brown and Feliz Dia McDonald. Thank you Christi Moore and Scriptworks for organizing this!
Teatrx produced and developed the Stories of Us as apart of their Latinx Theatre Festival. It was a beautiful experience! Thank you to Benito Vasquez and Marissa Vasquez for giving me to beautiful opportunity. Thank you to the cast and crew of this amazing workshop. TEATRX!
I presented a playwriting workshop called "Expressing Your Quirky Self" at Quirkcon in Durham, North Carolina. Thank you to the organizers of QuirkCon for the invite.
I was interviewed by Voyage Houston about my playwriting journey. Article here. Thank you Millispeaks for tapping me for the opportunity.
I graduated from the Fresh Arts Artist INC program. It was a 9 week artist business course. At the end of the program, I presented on my artistic journey at City Hall. Through this program, I met some really amazing artists!
I worked as a Dramaturg on Christin Eve Cato's "What's Up with Marjorie?" Thank you to Christi Moore for tapping me for the opportunity.
I had the amazing opportunity to perform my Celia Cruz monologue from "The Stories of Us" for the TEATRX fundraiser.
I had a table read of my play-in-progress 3000 Years. I got a ton of great feedback and it was a wonderful opportunity to hear my work out loud.
Thank you to the actors: Ajuah Powell, Cedric Oglesby, Elisabeth Swim, and Jorge Luis Galan.
I performed my poem "I like You" at the Houston House of Blues for the Raw Artists Showcase.
Also, one of my favorite bloggers, Pretty Little Blerd, wrote a review of my performance and the event.
Thank you to everyone who supported.
I was invited to be a featured artist at FuenteCo's Bad Love Open Mic along with incredible artists Reyes Ramirez and John Pluecker. I recited poetry-monologue titled "To All the Boys I've Lost Before".
I want to continue this attitude of gratitude for the new year! No matter what the new year brings I know I have a wonderful support system and I believe in the God who created the Universe.
So I'm good.