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I garnered the performance rights to Topdog/Underdog. It\'s the 2002 Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama by Suzan-Lori Parks, the 1st African American Woman Playwright to win the Pulitzer. We\'re close to our goal and have raised $12K thus far.

    It's been my personal dream for 9 years to launch this production. The play deals with the cyclical nature of survival, identity, brotherly love, familial myths, dependency, etc. The many themes in this play are extremely relevent to our current times of struggle.     If there is any project that I want to do in life, it's this one. I've done television, film, and theater, but this project is closest to my soul, not just because of its content, but also where the proceeds are going. It's my goal to give back to the community and here is my opportunity through what I love doing most.   Your funds will help cover the theater rental, operating costs, designer fees, advertising/printing, etc.  We are hoping to launch this production by August-September at the latest. The sooner, the better. If you support arts, but more importantly have the desire to help people in dire need, thanks in advance for your generosity.   A few key points 

  • We've raised approximately $11,500
  • Proceeds for the production will go towards the Shriner's Hospital for Children (Los Angeles)   My daughter was born with symbrachydactly (missing limb). I took her to Shriner's and was amazed by the care they offer for all children with various conditions. Free of Charge. It's in my heart to give back.
  • Some proceeds will also go towards Family Promise of San Fernando Valley.  FP is an organization with different chapters around the United States that helps homeless families get back on their feet. Food is provided, shelter, education, job preparations, etc. 
  • This is the 2nd time this play will be done in Los Angeles.
  • Won the Pulitzer in 2002 for Best Drama and garnered Tony Nominations and Awards.
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