I am a writer, actor, theatre producer, and Executive Director of WHATSINTHEMIRROR?, an art organization providing mental health awareness and suicide prevention. I grew up in the HOOD of Detroit, Michigan and Im a graduated of Martin Luther King Jr Sr High, KC"03" Crusaders LOL. I was raised Islamic, but I was baptized at Linwood Church of Christ as a teen. At Linwood I began acting under the direction of Sister Allen in all her gospel plays. When I went off to college, i initailly was going to major in Theatre but my momma said NO, so I didnt but I became an active member in the theatre community at Bowling Green State University. I had so many credit hours it was ridiculous. My breakthrough role was playing C"lay" in The Dutchman and was nominated for BEST NEWCOMER. Fast Forwarded pass graduation and six years living in ATLANTA turning up, I've now finally start living out my dreams of being a writer and actor and I live in Austin, TX. I have written three plays, THE COUNSELING SESSION, STIGMA, and ROSE UNIVERSITY, with all three being co produced and funded by the CITY of AUSTIN. Ive been working on my damn book for three years now, NO BONDS SO STRONG and continue to write songs and a TV PILOT, LOOK OUT SHONDA RHIMES. Join my crazy adventure.
One of those Mondays
My biggest want in the future of my journey as an artist is discipline. I need to find it on a deeper level. I want more control of my days and how I navigate through life. I need to be centereed in my spirituality as well as focused on my goals. No longer will I live life but more so live the life I want. - MistertellTales
I started the day with the feeling of why i allow others to affect me? I just wish I had more power over my mind to let the influence of others go. Its an effort to ignore my feelings towards reacting to people. I guess thats what we call SENSITIVE. ive always thought I wasn't sensitive, but when I think about it my feelings are birthed out of my sensitivity. So I guess i'll work on my sensitivity then maybe I can gain this control I long for. WHY am I so damn SENSITIVE?
WEDNESDAY ASS IS HERE
Ive been listening to podcasts this week , and a recurring theme has been about being scared and uncomfortable and the unknown are the keys to finding yourself artistically. I often get the question, what is your writing process? For me, I usually live in the story in my head once I find the story I wanna tell. I live in the world for the moment and create. I consider myself a fly on the wall and write the words as if I was there. I love the feeling of being scared, not just in the space of my artistry but literally scared. BOO. Its an undescriable feeling. A rush. Say boo and I will scream like a BITCH
Childrens Mental Health Day-May 6th
ROSE UNIVERISTY WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE- July 19th
DJ Khalid ft Beyonce & Jay Z- Shining
I just finished reading The MOJO AND the SAYSO, AISHAH RAHMAN
I just finished reading FOR COLORED GIRLS, WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, NTOZAKE SHANGE
Im reading THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS, by Tarell Alvin McCraney