A Jamaican artist, living in Harlem.
Memories are fractured.
Retrieved from shifting and temporal sources.
Notes from JaRock MashUp
An Afro-Jamaican-American artist,
living in Harlem with my husband and two daughters.
Life is good.
NEWS! My play The Island Bull's Wife is a Princess Grace Awards semi-finalist, I just shot an episode of The Last O.G. opposite Tiffany Haddish, AND I am now teaching Creative Writing, Playwriting, and Acting at Sarah Lawrence.
I have earned my right to show the RAAS off with over twenty-five years as an OBIE Award-winning producer, award-winning playwright, director, actress, AND dramaturge. And... the art-making started long before that. I am a recent Princess Grace Award semi-finalist and recipient of the Josephine Abady Award. I hold an MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College under the mentorship of Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Not one, but two of my plays made it to the Kilroys List 2017.
Most recently, JaRock MashUp, my identity play that still leaves me feeling like "other", was given a 29-hour workshop and reading at Hunter College, directed by Victor Malana Maog. The Fire This Time presented a reading of my full-length play Hedda: A Portrait of a (Young) Woman and a production of my short play Anonymous, which was also produced by the EstroGenius Festival. My play Straddling the Edge is a Barbour Award finalist and was recently workshopped at the cell theatre, directed by Kira Simring. Les Frerés is a Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist, a Eugene O’Neill semi-finalist, and was recently workshopped at the University of Toronto and directed by Abigail Whitney . My short play Man in the Moon was developed and presented by The Exquisite Corpse Company; Shirley and Iris was presented at the Going to the River Festival at EST, and Jake was produced at New Perspectives Theater, and at Silver Spring Stage.
I am a member of Beehive Dramaturgy Studio, founded to make skilled dramaturgy accessible to any playwright, director, composer, producer, or other theater practitioner.