Links to a Chain

“Underground Episodes” part of the FringeArtsFestival playing at the Philadelphia Art Alliance

Last night my cousins came over for a teleconference which was filled with good news. It’s nice when you connect with like minded people that are about lifting each other out the barrel over stepping on and over you. For a business such as entertainment it is believed that most people utilizing the theory to do for self over doing for each other first. Truth is in entertainment there are communities of people that help each other look at Ben Affleck, Kevin Smith, and Matt Damon they used a friendship to help build there careers and with that understand the strength in numbers spirit is simple working towards one goal with others can prove to be better link made on a chain.


Last night was a great night me and a few members of the cast went on The Drop blog talk radio show which was great. Last nights theme was memorable moments of the 90’s and 2000’s. This was a great moment to plug the play and have some fun with the cast. In the long run it was well enjoyed an a great way to see how each individual responds to the challenge of spotlight moments both big and small. After all you never know when your time to shine may come.


The Beauty of Live Theater

With live theater there is a greatness to it watching actors and actress become characters and identities that they probably couldn’t see themselves as. However the other side to this is watching g an audience become enthralled with the scene and in many cases wondering what’s going to happen next while identifying with the actors character. It is in the live setting that entertainers learn more about themselves as well as the craft of acting.


Putting On Our Faces

Yesterday was a great day at rehersal. It was the beginning of going over the first 6 scenes of the play. It felt good watching the cast coming into play with their parts, utilizing the vision of imagination to see a subway scene that was not there and improvising aqctions jestures and words to help bring life to their characters and to scenes even when all they had to do is be onseekers to rachetness or two young brothers listening to elders telling them what to do or a lover that needed to come to a point of understanding that her man needs her.
I am blessed to see the blend of poets and actors ready to take the challenge and show the world a vision that i have been dreaming of brought to life. The challenge has begun and the FringeArts Festival is in the distance waiting for us. Now all we ask, will you be a passenger on this ride as well….

The Stage


There is nothing like being in front of an audience
For many of us this is the place where we fill alive
Find ourselves able to breath for the first time
Able to speak our mind
No longer hold your tongue
Let the worries go
Allow your thoughts to flow
This is that place where reliving stories gives you a chance to rebirth moments
There is nothing like the stage
Catching the applause of the crowd
Looking out to them and realizing
This is your moment
Your time
Your second
To let people see the real you
There is nothing like being in front of an audience

Track 1

If I could take a moment to open my thoughts
It would be as free as the wind within a tunnel
Catching exhaust fumes from still air
Fixated on the freedom of a child that plays on the pole
Locked in on a mother holding her young one while gossiping on the phone
My frequency would be on phones that carry music
Noticing the man pan handling for loose change and food
If I could take a moment to open my thoughts
This might be what I see
But for now all I can see is an orange blur as the motion calms
Next stop is for me….


The Power of Words


After yesterdays great time of rehearsal it was only right that it continued to day. I woke up had a breakfast and went to the “Freestylerz min Summer get Together.” As artist there are times when we enter places our expectations are to find large groups. I sat with the host Keisha and we vibed on everything from politics to poems. Beautiful conversation starting in Brooklyn ending in the UK swaying into how she loves her community and trying to give outlets of encouragement involving many to finally find their voice.. Halfway into this conversation another young lady walk in and it just add more brightness to a beautiful conversatio. Lynn showed that she was a ball of energy and Keisha balanced this as in the same since as there interaction was like two sisters never skipping a beat. A former school teacher and a published poetLynn was not one to want to talk about herself but her humble beginning is a great spark to help me in wanting to try and become a published poet as well. There you have it three of us talking,vibing and able to share thoughts without feeling restricted on time. In the end one of us wasclosing a chapter and beginning a new in a foreign land while the others continue to blosom here. I say this with understanding that as artist we are dreamers and believers to another level. Our words speak volumes on paper as well as in the existence of the air and Keisha and Lynn i want to thank you for an intimate play on words and i hope to someday hear outside of little space to see others take in the power you revere.. Thank You

Today’s a good day

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Yesterday was the beginning of rehearsal that almost didn’t happen. For a few days I was trying to contact someone over at 1812 to let them know we have the check for the studio and to see if someone was going to be there. I never received an email or call to reaffirm because I already had the dates time and cast coming I figured I’d rake a chance on someone being there. It was hot as all but an easy travel but when I got to the building it was dark and my feelings and emotion went into panic mode. Inch by inch step by step as I got closer my emotions were running high and then boom the door opened and rehearsal was on!