The Richard Rodgers Award Ceremonial

It was an afternoon to remember. Ross and I were floored by the overwhelming honor of being recognized at the Ceremonial with the Academy of Arts and Letters for the Richard Rodgers Award. In the company of legendary writers, composers and artists, we were thrilled to be in that number. 

Crowndation was a success!!!

Is it over already?!

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In a flash, we closed the workshop production of Crowndation; I Will Not Lie to David at the National Black Theatre. It was a tremendous journey, and yet it's only the beginning! 

Thanks to my team, pictured LTR above: Jonathan McCrory (Producing Director), Belynda Hardin (Stage Manager), Me!, Sheria Irving (FATIMA), Cezar Williams (Director) and Alan C Edwards (lighting/set design). Not pictured: Ross Baum (composer), Caroline Eng (sound designer), Gregory B Caldwell (sound engineer). 

Get Your Tickets for Crowndation!!!

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It's finally here!!! The workshop production of Crowndation; I Will Not Lie to David, Part Three of the Prophet's Cycle. Only SIX PERFORMANCES! Click here to grab your tickets before they're all gone!

Crowndation; I Will Not Lie to David, Part Three of the Prophet's Cycle, is a One-Woman-Show following 29-year-old Fatima Seed. Now the same age as her mother when she died of breast cancer, Fatima battles her inner-contradictions, yanked in multiple directions by her faith, her sexuality, her purpose and a secret she discovers about her father, all in pursuit of becoming whole before her time runs out.

The Lincoln Center Concert was a Hit!!!!

This Monday seven songs from Ross Baum and my show Gun & Powder were performed in a SOLD OUT concert of Ross' work at Lincoln Center.  And we premiered our amazing new stand-alone song "Winter", performed by the incredible Hannah Corneau (Hedwig National Tour).

'Winter' by Ross Baum and Angelica Chéri, performed by Hannah Corneau.

Did we mention we had a BLAST at SigWorks?

 Pictured LTR: Composer Ross Baum and Angelica Chéri

Pictured LTR: Composer Ross Baum and Angelica Chéri

So SigWorks was UNREAL! Ross and I did tons and tons of work on Gun & Powder: we wrote two new songs, cut the second half of Act One and completely rewrote Act Two. In total, it was about 65 pages of new book!!! It was a beast, but we had the support of our incredible director Joe Calarco of the Signature Theatre, our fabulous musical director Annastasia Victory and our fearless cast of 9 actors. We had two public readings, resulting in a wealth of helpful feedback. Our gears are still turning! 

The Sting of White Roses was a Hit at #2017NBTF

A Sold-Out Run! 

 (Pictured: Angelica Chéri with SOWR Director Jackie Alexander)

(Pictured: Angelica Chéri with SOWR Director Jackie Alexander)

After its limited run in the 2016-2017 season at the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, The Sting of White Roses encored at the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival with a SOLD-OUT RUN! Four shows, packed to the brim, along with a Health Fair offering information about breast cancer and other health disparities, free mammograms and live musical entertainment. The final day featured a talk back with Angelica, an oncologist, a radiologist and a 3-time breast cancer survivor. It was truly a moving, inspiring experience, and even bigger things are in store next!

Mentioned in American Theatre Magazine!

American Theatre Magazine highlights Jackie Alexander and The Sting of White Roses

One week away from the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival, American Theatre Magazine highlights Jackie Alexander, new Artistic Director of North Carolina Black Repertory Company and the new works he's bringing to the table. Angelica speaks about her experience working with Jackie on The Sting of White Roses and the outreach initiative the play inspired. Read the article here

The Sting of White Roses at #2017NBTF!

An Encore at the National Black Theatre Festival!

In just a few weeks, Angelica will head back to Winston-Salem, NC for the encore of The Sting of White Roses at the prestigious biannual National Black Theatre Festival. With over 40 shows listed on the bill, expecting more than 60,000 attendees, The Sting of White Roses was chosen as one out of the Top 10 shows to see. Don't miss this historical, star-studded event! Performances will be from Aug. 3rd-5th. More show and ticket info here

Gun & Powder is a Winner!

Chosen for SigWorks Lab

 (Pictured: Angelica with her collaborator, composer Ross Baum)

(Pictured: Angelica with her collaborator, composer Ross Baum)

Out of 170 submissions, Gun & Powder was chosen to participate in the SigWorks Lab at the Signature Theatre! This summer Angelica and her collaborator, composer Ross Baum, will spend two weeks workshopping their show, under the direction of Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco and a cast of actors and a musical director. The workshop will include two public presentations, on Aug. 26th and Sept. 2nd. Click here to reserve free tickets!