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RESUME

about me

Height: 5'2"  |   Eye Color: Brown   |   Hair Color: Brown

WORK EXPERIENCE

 Artist and Performer (Poet, Emcee, Vocalist)
- Collaborated with renowned artists and performers in the entertainment industry.
- Competed on and coached 12 National Slam poetry teams, fostering excellence in performance.
- Performed poetry and music across North America, Europe, and Asia, connecting with diverse audiences.
- Emceed and co-produced The Oakland Poetry Slam & Open Mic, a monthly poetry slam event.
- Emceed and produced "Chicken Grease" at the Berkeley Poetry Slam, a monthly event encouraging women
writers and performers.
- Engaged in stand-up comedy, showcasing a talent for humor and stage presence.
- Emcees and performs poetry for SoFar Sounds, creating intimate and unique musical experiences for
audiences.


Theater
- "The Suitcase" (2016) | Herself (Solo Show) | StageWerx, Dir. Lisa Marie
- "Open Love Letter to Black Fathers" (2015) | Olivea | The Flight Deck, Dir. Delina Patrice
- "The Last Unicorn" (2014) | Blue, Brittney | Bindlestiff Studio - Stories High XIII
- "Scamoramaland" (staged reading, 2014) | Narrator | The Garage, Dir. Sylvia Kratins
- "You Need to Read Poetry!" (2013) | Chorus 8 | Performers Under Stress, Dir. Scott Baker
- "Break On Through" (staged reading, 2013) | Queen of the Highway | SF Playhouse


 Film
- "The Newish Testament" (2017) | Mary, Mother of Jesus | Dir. Jamie Dewolf
- "Start the Invasion Without Me" (2016) | Glor of Gleezor | Bluestocking Films, Dir. Eve Edelson
- "Smoked: the Movie" (2012) | Herself | M.O.S.S. Productions, Dir. Jamie DeWolf
- "Sirens of the 23rd Century" (2003) | Sapphos | Tigerlily Pictures, Dir. Jennifer Kroot


Publications
- Author of "Evolutionary Heart" (Nomadic Press, 2016; Black Lawrence Press, Fall 2023)
- Published in The Racket Journal: Issue Fifteen (2020), Culture Counts Magazine (2021), La Raiz Magazine
(2022), Better Ancestors, Sparkle + Blink 115 (Quiet Lightning 2022), The Town: An Anthology of Oakland
Poets (2023), and others.

Training & Workshops

Jean Shelton Actor’s Studio  |   San Francisco, CA

Philadelphia H.S. for Creative & Performing Arts   |   Philadelphia, PA

Special Skills

dance, performance poetry, vocalist, ability to read sheet music, beginning guitar, light acrobatics.

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