Events

Untitled at PHIT
Fri. May 3 at 8pm at PHIT

I was supposed to do this event back in February, but the 
flu said nah. So here I am three months later ready to share some spoken word poetry and invent spoken word poetry on the spot.
Tickets are $15 at Philly Improv Theater.

Theatre Al Fresco
Sat. May 11 at 5pm Las Parcelas Garden

Power Street Theatre is launching their spring/summer series Theatre Al Fresco this May. This first garden party will feature performances from Power Street's first class of Land and Body students. Come out and support this amazing team - we're bringing the garden party to the barrio and tickets are pay what you can!

Director's Jam
Sat. May 11 at 7pm the Painted Bride

I won't actually be at the Power Street event because I couldn't pass up the chance to work with the annual Director's Jam. This year's theme is wonder womxn and I'm feeling excited to be surrounded by such powerful voices. Showings start at 6:30pm at The Painted Bride with $20 tickets available at the door - come on over for an evening of food, art, and drinks <3 or go to Las Parcelas. Two choices for a wonderful evening supporting local artists!

Acting 101 Class Graduation 
Sun. May 12 at 5pm PHIT

My second class of Acting 101 students from PHIT are graduating - and their final scenes are from Philly's own Quiara Alegria Hudes' Water by the Spoonful. Because of a conflict, I'll be performing as an understudy with my students. Tickets are only $5!

You Can't Fail 
Wed. May 22 at 7pm at Tattoed Mom

I am ending May with one of my favorite open mics in town. I am excited to be humbled by the breadth of creativity and curiosity of Philly's artists, and I'm looking forward to sharing something new! Great food - free event - what more can you ask for? 
I am so excited to be a part of the Foundry's 2019 graduation and celebration of this year's round of playwrights - especially Power Street's own Erlina Ortiz. Join us for this free showcase of new plays and a post-show reception. Ain't no thang tickets are available here!
Foundry 2019 Playwrights
A woman gets into a fight with her vagina - over and over again. In bars, in cars, sometimes she loses track of who is in charge; which is terrible because her vagina...well, he makes terrible decisions. This experimental 10 minute stand up catalogs the chaos, strength, and influence of the MVP (it's not what you think) in all our lives. Part of the 2019 SoLow Festival, decipher the acronym and stay for Johnny Depp. Two shows for the amazing price of $10 (and your funds will go directly to help get Jenna and Val to the Edinburgh Festival).
Performances will be at Fergie's Pub on: 
 
Sun. June 9 at 1:45
Tues. June 11 at 5:45
Mon. June 17 at 5:45
Sun. June 23 at 1:45 
 
*15 minutes before Johnny Depp performs! 
 

Theatre Al Fresco with Power Street
Sat. August 17 from 5pm-7pm

I will be a featured performer at Power Street Theatre's final Theatre Al Fresco open mic en Las Parcelas Garden. This Power Slam event will highlight and celebrate the voices of womxn of color, featuring artists of all different mediums before an open mic. Share your voice - enjoy some food and drinks in the garden - tickets are pay what you can! Click here to reserve your spot in the Garden.
Deep underground, underneath the subways, Dolores is waiting to tell her story. Her tale is one of gentrification, incarceration, furious survival, and of course - murder. Inspired by the legend of Sweeney Todd, Empanada Loca is a horrific view of one woman’s fight to survive in a world of reckless consumerism that has abandoned her.
This play is not for the faint of heart. We've got tons of performance times (including a midnight show on Friday, the 13th!). Tickets are $20. If you can't make it to the show - please consider supporting the project by making a donation here (any amount - big or small - is greatly appreciated).

Empanada Loca at Panorama West Philly

September 5-21, part of the Fringe Festival

Fear Itself with The Hum'n'bards

September 12-14, part of the Fringe Festival

This is my first time working with The Hum'n'bards who I've loved for an awful long time. This show takes the audience on a tour through Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Cemetary, one of the oldest in Philadelphia, to explore the concept of fear, the lost souls we encounter along the way, and the choices we get to make to either save these souls or leave them behind. Featuring live music, dope makeup, and some spooky characters - these tours can only fit 15 people per group so get your $10-$20 tickets (sliding scale cause the Hum'n'bards are good like that) in advance. 

I Am From: A Crowdsourced Poem
For the Wilma Theater

Art in the age of Covid-19 has me experimenting with virtual art making, and ways to bring our community together. This is my first experiment as a Wilma teaching artist. People send small pieces of writing to help create one large "I Am From" poem. You can check out the finished poem here.