I had a taste of playwright writing in Calgary, Alberta, thanks to Black Arts Development (BAD) Program – Script Writing Workshop.
I’m good at creating beautiful cinematography, but I later learned that it is meaningless, however, without a good story.
I thought back to an Improv Workshop that I had taken last year where I had done an exercise by sharing a memory of mine for a minute. I did not think that I had anything important story to share. I was proven wrong.
I have stories. But how do I share my stories?
Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc. answered my question when they invited me to complete a Black Arts Development Program – Script Writing Workshop. It went from from June 5, 2021, to July 12, 2021. They were also so supportive of me by providing ASL interpreters.
That itself is a huge morale boost for me as an artist because lack of accessibility is something I struggle with within Calgary, Alberta. It was a program that focuses on creating spaces for Black artists by supporting professional and emerging artists to learn, grow and show their art in scriptwriting and acting.
It is a bittersweet feeling because they have given me another outlet for my voice. They gave me a taste of playwright writing so I am beyond grateful to Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc. and their BAD program. It have also helped strengthen my roots within Black Community. Check out my certification! I’m definitely going to print it and frame it with my first playwright called, “Mother and the Ghost Whisperer”.