Bay Area, CA
I am a Poet, Playwright , Social Justice Performer, Modern Day Abolitionist, and a Social Entrepreneur in the fight against sex trafficking. My most current stage play, 52 Letters, a poetic stage play bringing awareness to the issue of sex trafficking in the United States, was honored to win a Best of 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival Award. I have also performed 52 Letters as a part of the 2013 DIVAS Tell All series, curated by Catherine Debon, at The EXIT Café in San Francisco, CA, 2013 DIVAfest, at the EXIT Studio in SF, CA (as a part of the DIVAS Tell All Series), and at the 2013 SF Fringe Festival, EXIT STage Left, SF, CA.
Additionally I have performed 52 Letters throughout the Bay Area for events including the Love Don't Hurt Trafficking Awareness Community Event, Oakland, Ca, Rescue Is Not Enough Trafficking Awareness Event, San Jose, Ca, YWCA of Silicon Valley Anti Trafficking Freedom Week Event, San Jose, Ca, the Ignite Conference/UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Ca, and the Human Trafficking Freedom Seder, Beth Am Congregation, Los Altos, Ca.
2013 SF Fringe Festival Audience/Press Reviews of 52 Letters: http://www.theexit.org/reviews/52/#comment-2032
SF Chronicle Theater Critic Robert Hurwitt Review of 52 Letters: http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Fringe-Fest-review-52-Letters-Fish-Girl-4799967.php#photo-5148857
I am also the writer/director of Echo: A Poetic Journey into Justice, a stage play also focusing upon trafficking. Echo played to sold out performances in Berkeley, CA in 2010 (The Berkeley City Club). The play caught the notice of President Barack Obama who confirmed his support of the effort through a personal White House phone call in 2011.
I am the Managing Director of Virago Theatre Company based at the performance artist and theater collaboration space the Flight Deck, Oakland, Ca. I am also a performing artist member of the Flight Deck.
As a Modern Day Abolitionist, I volunteer for Love Never Fails, a Bay Area Anti Trafficking organization.
I am also the co owner of Regina's Door, a social enterprise vintage boutique created to support sex trafficking survivors. Opens Sept 20, Oakland, Ca.