Exploring the African American Experience
Years ago, my good friend and mentor Weldon Irvine, who penned the classic anthem To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, shared (more like shouted) the following advice: “If you don’t like the stories being told about black people, stop whining and create your own!” Taking his words to heart, I decided to focus my career on creating work that honestly examined the joy, frustrations, humor, successes, failures, and indomitable spirit of the African American community. To date I have authored six plays that have been produced Off-Broadway and regionally, served as actor, writer, director, and producer on the award winning independent film Joy, and had my debut novel Our Daily Bread published by Turner Publishing. My work explores diverse topics such as religion, domestic abuse, female empowerment, and fatherhood to name a few, while never losing sight of entertaining audiences along the way. I am deeply committed to sharing the rich and beautiful legacy of the African American experience with ethnicities across the globe, because in the end, all human stories are universal. I hope you enjoy the site and thank you for taking an interest in my work.