Philana Omorotionmwan’s short play “Carry Yourself with Confidence” is part of the 2017 Fade to Black Reading Series for black playwrights. These short plays will be performed tonight and tomorrow night in Houston.
Here is the blurb about it from their website:
“The Fade To Black Play Festival (created by Shabach Enterprise, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) has developed an exciting new platform! We are Houston’s first and only play festival to showcase the new works of Black playwrights!
Each year, as we bring more programs to life, the Fade To Black movement grows stronger! Within the span of five years we will have already produced the plays of almost 70 amazing playwrights and utilized the talents of our culturally diverse theatre community of local actors and directors.
Our new reading series is energetic, colorful, edgy and urban! Experience the movement of Fade To Black!”
Congrats Philana!!! Check it out if you’re in Houston!
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More about Philana
Philana Omorotionmwan was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She uses writing to create images that explore the the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Her short plays have been produced at Ensemble Studio Theater, Manhattan Theatre Source, and Berkeley Rep. Her poems have been published in New Delta Review and African American Review. Philana earned her BA from Stanford University and is excited to be pursing an MFA here at OU. You can find out more about her work at philanaplays.weebly.com.