Friday, March 3, 2023

Join award-winning actor/writer Laiona Michelle this Saturday!


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The Craft of Acting & Writing: From The Page to the Stage


Join award winning writer/actress/director and GSP Artistic Associate Laiona Michelle (Little Girl Blue, Mandela) as she shares her unique experiences and techniques for creating complex characters and dynamic stories!




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Laiona Michelle in Little Girl Blue

Laiona Michelle in Little Girl Blue


Laiona is the creator and star of Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical. She is also the book writer for Mandela -The Musical based on Nelson Mandela’s life, from his days as a leading activist against Apartheid to his imprisonment and eventual release. Mandela debuted at the Young Vic in London in the Winter of 2022. Laiona Michelle made her Broadway debut in 2015 in the musical, Amazing Grace, which opened at the Nederlander. Cast in the principal role of Nanna, a woman stolen away from her family in Sierra Leone by slave traders. Laiona is the recipient of the Broadway Alliance Award and Lilly Award (2022); the Barrymore and Carbonell Awards (2004);  and the NAACP Hollywood award (2005). Laiona was also nominated for numerous awards, including the Lucille Lortel and  Antonyo Awards (2022); and the Helen Hayes Award (2005). Some of her TV/Film credits include Lift, All My Children, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Blacklist, Crashing, Amazon’s Sneaky Pete, and Blue Bloods.



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