La Nancy. Spoken word performer? Storyteller? Narrative artist?
I’m still unsure how to name the latest addition to my increasing list of roles. I am sure that I was honored to have been selected for the 2016 production of In Full Color. Directed by Summer Dawn Hortillosa and staged by Art House Productions, the show presents stories by and about women of color.
My piece, “Lucky,” a true-life account which began as a blog post, was chosen for this year’s production and I performed it as a dramatic monologue. Imagine: me, cranky writer, no performance experience, on stage in front of strangers!
I was truly lucky to have my first performance experience be supported by a group of talented and fierce women: from Summer, who provided deft direction (due to being an absolutely sharp reader), to my fellow cast members, who were always generous with words and hugs of encouragement.
As one attendee posted on Facebook, if you missed the show, you missed out.
In Full Color: The Anthology is available for purchase online. Buy it. Read it.