image via Emilio Rodriguez
Black and Brown Theatre presented some amazing short plays by artists of color at their first showcase.
The Stories of Us by Jelisa Jay Robinson (opening scene) on stage at the Wright Museum in Detroit. Oct 31, 2016.
It was directed by Playwright and Theatre Artist Emilio Rodriguez. Featuring a cast of amazing actors!!!
Jessica Wilson - Natasha
Justino Solis - Alejandro
Izaya Spencer- Jerome
Angela Riley- Mom
Maurizio Dominguez - Dad
Black and Brown Theatre is dedicated to providing opportunities for people of color in theatre! Check them out on Facebook and Twitter. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have my work at the first ever Black and Brown Theatre Showcase!
November 11, 2016, I had the pleasure of serving on Texas State University's Black in Mexico Panel with Dr. Sagrario Cruz-Carretro. For those of you who don't know Dr. Cruz is a notable scholar of Afromexican identity and her segment on Henry Louis Gates's Black in Latin America. The event was organized by Dr. Chris Busey who focuses on Afrolatino education. This was my first time participating in a panel and I would like to thank Dr. Chris Busey for bringing Dr. Sagrario Cruz-Carretero to speak and for organizing such a timely and needed space in Texas!
Black in Mexico was just what we needed to remind us to continue to fight for our stories. A person raised an important question about "Where do we go from here?"
Special shout out to the brilliant panel of scholars (#Blackgirlmagicwoman Skyller Walkes, Dr. Anadelia Romo, and Caroline Garriot).
Special special shout out to Dr. Jesse Gainer for showing me around Texas State and getting me to and from San Marcos.
Where do we go from here? We keep fighting and building comunidades mi gente.