In the wake of the George Floyd reckoning, my friend Donovan and I launched a podcast dedicated to promoting inclusivity and equal representation in the entertainment industry. By spotlighting underrepresented artists and by examining, or "black lighting", the industry's power structures, we hope to champion the diverse experiences of these contemporary industry professionals. Listen now on Spotify
Playwright & Co-Producer
A fictional play that explores a man's mission in the after life while his family unpacks life without him on earth. Inspired by the passing of my late father, it explores LGBT+ themes, loss, and faith. Directed by Jennie Eisenhower, Philly director and descendant of presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.
Passage Theatre Company's "Motown Meets Trenton" was one of the most rewarding projects I've partaken in. It was a summer training program for high school students in Trenton that provided them the tools to create a revue while learning about the importance of Motown. It is vital to me that Black and Brown students see themselves reflected in the entertainment industry, and I learned so much from watching them grow in this program. Passage's mission to create "theatre for social change" has inspired me greatly, and has paved the way for artists in the New Jersey and Philadelphia communities.
Other Roles in Entertainment
Walt Disney Company - Casting Assistant
Marvel Studios - Physical Assets Assistant
America's Got Talent - Production Coordinator
Discovery+ / Food Network - Production Assistant
Allied Global Marketing - Brand Ambassador
Prather Entertainment Group - Assistant Stage Manager, Spot - Op
Disney Cruise Line - Entertainment Host / Crew Activities Team
ReNew Productions - Dramaturg / Sales Assistant
Temple University - Lecture Guest Speaker
Philadelphia Fringe Festival - Producer
Mainstreet Musicals - Marketing Coordinator
REC Philly - Social Media Coordination
Lionsgate / Mandate Pictures - Development Intern
Insomnia Theatre - Director/Writer
President, Co-Founder, Community Engagement Director
Created a student organization on Temple University's campus. Implemented strategies for extended growth over time. Managed company of 50+ to create a series of live performances in a 24 hour period. Pieces were conceived on Friday night, written overnight, rehearsed, and designed on Saturday, and performed with a live audience on Saturday night. Created outreach program to partner with North Philly public schools and provide students an after-school drama program.
Directing / Writing
North - Film examining North Philly gentrification through fictional lens of Romeo & Juliet. Diamond Screen nominee.
Playing with Fire Under my Skin for God's Sake - Short film examining white supremacy and prejudice when an Italian student brings her Muslim boyfriend home for dinner. Diamond Screen Winner: Best Screenplay
Long Live the Pawn - Short play about status where each of the characters are a Chess piece come to life
Current - Writing a novel regarding a forbidden love story set in the 19th Century
Led planning committee to coordinate annual holiday celebration for 1,000+ crew members on board. Planned and led various team-building nights for department of 70+ . Worked alongside Crew Activites Manager to create multiple theme nights in crew bar for international colleagues. On-boarded the fleet's first Marvel program with key company executives. Certified Disney Trainer and Employee of the Month.
Podcast Co-founder, Co-Host, Editor