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#76 Meet the Playwrights: LMareva Ford, LaQuanda McCollum, and Brian Boyd

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For links mentioned during episode log onto: www.tamikahall.net In this Episode the Playwrights Discuss:

LaQuanda McCullom & Brian Boyd 

  • Performance company, The MoveMEANT Group
  • Importance of producing "Positive Entertainment"
  • Inspirations behind plays
  • Destiny - Play being presented at NOLA Urban Theatre Festival
  • The journey performers take with walking their talent
  • How to effectively work with a partner in writing and producing plays
  • Overcoming and bouncing back from failure
  • Preparing for the NOLA Theatre Festival
  • Importance of early preparation versus waiting until the last minute
  • Inspirational story of LaQuanda's mother

LMareva Ford (LaSonya)

  • Shares her foundation and theatre company A.Maizing Grace Foundation formed to fight Domestic Violence
  • A.Mazing Grace Foundation being named after a closes friend's death 
  • Series of plays dedicated to fighting Domestic Violence, "Swanlee Series"
  • The power of educating others through theatre
  • House Full of Trapped Doors- Play being presented at NOLA Urban Theatre Festival
  • Inspiration to write plays
  • Overcoming and bouncing back from failure
  • How to prepare for a theatre festival
  • Importance of covering areas of weakness (I.e. Script, actors, stage set)
  • Importance of understanding the geographic area one is taking their play to

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