The
Creative Team
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Bryan-Keyth Wilson (Playwright/ Director/ Choreography) Dubbed the Literary Prince, Wilson is a noted multi-hyphenate in the theatre and publishing industry. As a theatre artist/ producer, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the forefront of every project he takes on. BKW started producing theatre Off-Off-Broadway at The Variety Cafe at Rockefeller Center with shows such as PAMLET and THE SUBWAY SERIES. BKW studied Musical Theatre with a Dance emphasis at Sam Houston State University. He is the founding artistic director of The Creative Co-Lab TX|NYC. BKW is a published author of three novels, ten plays, a choreopoem, and 32 monologues. Wilson received a playwright residency with the Paterson Performing Arts Development Council in Paterson, NJ. He was the inaugural winner of the Stories of Diversity Playwright Festival at The Fulton Theatre. 

 

Wilson won two literary awards for his choreopoem FOR COLORED BOYZ on the verge of a nervous breakdown/ when freedom aint enuff, and produced a sold-out showcase Off-Broadway at Theatre Row. Wilson is developing his first comic book series, THE TALENTED TENTH, on Wilson Comics/B’s Ink Publishing. He is a five-year faculty member of The Black Writers Reunion & Conference and creator of the LIFT EV’RY VOICE International Playwright & Spoken World Virtual Festival. Wilson is a proud member of The Dramatist Guild www.bryankeythwilson.com IG: @literaryprince 

Monica Prince (Dramaturge) Monica Prince teaches activist and performance writing at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. She is the author of How to Exterminate the Black Woman: A Choreopoem ([PANK], 2020), Instructions for Temporary Survival (Red Mountain Press, 2019), and Letters from the Other Woman (Grey Book Press, 2018). She is the managing editor of the Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly, and the co-author of the suffrage play, Pageant of Agitating Women, with Anna Andes. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The Texas Review, The Rumpus, MadCap Review, American Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. 

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Nia Deonna Benn (Stage Manager/ Sound Designer) was born and raised in New Orleans LA. She was recently nominated and honored as the 2022 BIPOC Stage Manager of the year. She is a former Talented Theatre teacher working with kids that range from grades 1st thru 12th.  Her love for the arts began at the age of two when she began dancing. It only grew from there when she began acting and singing in elementary school. She then graduated of the Alabama State University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts department as a Theatre Generalist major. ASU is where she found her passion for technical theatre! She directed shows such as “Two Brothers”, “Lion King Jr.”, "Good Girl on Bad”, “Romeo Must Die” and “Phoenix Rising Series” just to name a few. Her passion grew as a stage manager while working on “Rent The Broadway Musical”, “Dreamgirls”, “Momma’s Boy”, “For Colored Girls…” and "Essence Music Fest"and many more that followed. She has experience in technical theatre and  film as a 1st Asst. director. Her love for the arts and the youth is what keeps her going!

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Ya-Ya Prince (Costume Designer) Coming Soon