Friday, October 12, 2018

A Very Unexpected Blessing for "Broken Pieces"

Good Afternoon,

Some of you may or may not know, but last year, I became a volunteer regional ambassador for the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). When I have speaking engagements and educate groups on abuse, I do refer to NAASCA as well as another awesome organization that advocates on behalf of children. A little more than two and half years ago, I was on a survivor panel for a televised news segment in Washington, D.C.  I met an awesome activist during that panel. She introduced me to NAASCA. As we spoke over time, I shared that I was writing Broken Pieces. I learned that NAASCA understood and also advocated ALL forms of abuse, including what Broken Pieces covers. After Wednesday's notification email went out and yesterday, I was blessed to the point of tears. My fellow NAASCA family member responded to say she wanted to support. I thank GOD for divine connections, people and organizations that understand what it is the team seeks to do regarding Broken Pieces. So I thank you immensely ProTek Professional Technologies Consulting, Inc. for becoming a silver sponsor!

I am also VERY grateful to The Capital Tailor, Inc., while in the midst of their grand opening this weekend(http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-capital-tailor-inc-hosts-grand-opening-ribbon-cutting-and-private-celebration-at-new-location-in-georgetown-washington-dc-300729942.html?tc=eml_cleartime ), they have graciously agreed to supply a portion of the wardrobe for Broken Pieces.  Not to mention, the CEO, Raiza is a member of our cast and is my company co-founder. Thank you to our gold sponsors, Rent-A-Center Laurel and Capital Remodeling, Inc. Thank you to our platinum sponsor, Divah' Anu Image Media. Thank you to our other silver sponsor, More Than Java Cafe. Thank you to our associate producer and national television producer, Stay Fly Entertainment and affiliate Brandstar Entertainment. Thank you to the Howard County Office of Human Rights/Human Rights Commission, Howard County Chapter of NAACP,  as well as ALL of our seed donors, advertisers, cast and crew!

"In an imperfect world, there is no perfect family. Cheyenne, a young woman in a bi-racial and blended family, is struggling with the knowledge of generational verbal and emotional abuse. She fears the brokenness within her will never be recognized. Some family wounds run generations deep. How can Cheyenne change her family tree?"  A "dramedy" that will make you laugh, cry and think about how you interact with family. Curtain is just about one week away! Do you have your ticket yet? Tickets are ONLY available ONLINE at brokenpiecestheplay.wixsite.com/mysite! (Shows are in order of occurrence.)
 
 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

One More Major Update Regarding "Broken Pieces"

GOD is AMAZING!! It is with an extreme humbling honor that I share the last of the major updates with you regarding Broken Pieces: Some Family Wounds Run Generations Deep! I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to our newest gold Sponsor, Capital Remodeling, Inc and our platinum sponsor, celebrity photographer Divah' Anu Image Media! Thank you again to our returning gold sponsor, Rent-A-Center, Laurel and silver sponsor, More Than Java Cafe. I am extremely grateful for videographer and editor, Chris James Films and our associate producer, National T.V. Producer, Terron of Stay Fly Entertainment, LLC and affiliate Brandstar Entertainment! Thank you to the Howard County Office of Human Rights/Human Rights Commission and all of our seed donors, advertisers and of course our cast and crew!! Join us for history in the making! Our Saturday shows are being recorded as well as audience response for t.v./streaming this message of hope and healing.

"In an imperfect world, there is no perfect family. Cheyenne, a young woman in a bi-racial and blended family, is struggling with the knowledge of generational verbal and emotional abuse. She fears the brokenness within her will never be recognized. Some family wounds run generations deep. How can Cheyenne change her family tree?"  A "dramedy" that will make you laugh, cry and think about how you interact with family. Tickets are ONLY available ONLINE at brokenpiecestheplay.wixsite.com/mysite! (Shows are in order of occurrence.)




Saturday, October 6, 2018

WOW! We are exactly two weeks out from our second show run!!! This time, preparing for a bigger stage. Are you ready for Broken Pieces?!?! It's a "dramedy" on dealing and healing from verbal and emotional abuse in families. We're including audience response. Do you have your ticket?!?! Tickets are ONLY available online! No door purchases. Tickets available at brokenpiecestheplay.wixsite.com/mysite/shows. HUGE THANK YOU to Rent-A-Center Laurel, More Than Java Cafe, Terron of Stay Fly Entertainment, LLC and affiliate Brandstar Entertainment as well as Chris James Films, Howard Community College Entertainment Technology Department, Howard County Office of Human Rights/Human Rights Commission, NAACP Howard County Branch, our seed donors and advertisers! And of course, our cast, returning and new!


Sunday, September 16, 2018

DRUM ROLL ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING "BROKEN PIECES"

Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen,

I pray this message finds you well. It's with great pleasure that I announce the last addition to our cast, Enrique Mejia Bonaparte. Our team is very excited to have Enrique aboard! I want to take this time to thank each and every returning cast member and those in our production crew! I also want to take this time to thank GOD for sending my former mentor, who became my friend, business partner/co-founder and sister and for her support over the years, especially now. I am very appreciative and thankful for our returning sponsor, Rent-A-Center Laurel, our newest sponsor, More Than Java Cafe, our partnerships with Howard Community College Theater Department, Howard County Office of Human Rights/Human Rights Commission, our seed donors who will be listed in our program and all of our advertisers!

You have to remember to praise GOD during the delays because in the delays, HE is setting things up to be even greater than you imagined!!!  It is with a grateful heart and ALL praise to GOD that I announce to you that "Broken Pieces: Some Family Wounds Run Generations Deep" has just partnered with National T.V. Producer, Terron, of Stay Fly Entertainment LLC and affiliate Brandstar Entertainment! Yes, you read it right! "Broken Pieces" will be recorded to be a global message about dealing and healing from verbal and emotional abuse! Remember, we are using drama and laughter to help others. I look forward to seeing you October 20-21st, during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to use media to make a difference! Tickets available online ONLY at brokenpiecestheplay.wixsite.com/mysite/shows! SEE YOU THERE!!!







Wednesday, September 12, 2018

More Updates Regarding "Broken Pieces"

Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am happy to announce we have newcomer actor, Mark Smith joining the cast of  "Broken Pieces: Some Family Wounds Run Generations Deep." The cast is excited about the addition to our team!  I want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to More Than Java Cafe of Laurel for becoming our Silver Sponsor! I also want to thank Rent-A-Center Laurel for their continued support at the Gold Sponsorship level. Thank you to the Howard County Office of Human Rights/Human Rights Commission and Howard Community College Theater Department for their support  and partnerships as well as our seed donors and advertisers! We can't wait to see you during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month as we tackle the issue of verbal and emotional abuse using laughter and drama. Do you have your ticket yet? Tickets available online ONLY at brokenpiecestheplay.wixsite.com/mysite!




 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

FOX Network Returning to a "90's Style Family Sitcom"

Tonight was the FOX Network DC Screening of "REL" The sitcom is based loosely on the life of comedian and actor, Lil Rel Howery ("Get Out," "Insecure," and "The Carmichael Show.") Rel plays himself in the comedy about a man who loses everything after learning his wife had an affair with his barber.  Rel must now begin the difficult task of adjusting to life after the family separation and "being a long distance dad." The show is set in Rel's native Chicago and also stars Sinbad ("A Different World," "The Sinbad Show," "Jingle All the Way") as Rel's "prideful Dad." Lil Rel Howery is also joined in the cast by Jess "Hilarious" Moore ("Wild 'N Out') as his best friend, Brittany and Jordan L. Jones ("NCIS Los Angeles," and "Wisdom of the Crowd") as his younger brother, Nat who just recently exited jail. The comedy is dealing with real life issues as art imitating life but using comedy to help digest it.

Tonight's screening was moderated by comedian and radio personality Joe Clair of 95.5FM WPGC. In attendance from the cast was Jordan L. Jones. Jones reiterated several times during the Q&A that the objective is to return to a "90's style family sitcom ." For those of us Gen-Xers, the 90s style of almost everything was the best. Jones shared that while his objective is of course to learn his lines, he prepares for the role of Nat by bringing himself to the character. Jones made it clear that he's a faith based man who wants to remain humble.

The series premiere is Sunday, September 9th at 8pm ET/PT on FOX. #RelonFox








Saturday, August 25, 2018

MORE GREAT NEWS ABOUT "BROKEN PIECES"

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen,

More GREAT news to share about the stage production, "Broken Pieces: Some Family Wounds Run Generations Deep!" I want to give a public thank you to the Howard County Office of Human Rights and The Human Rights Commission for their support again on the production. I also want thank the Howard Community College Department of Theatre for their support! And I would be remiss if I didn't give credit to Rent-A-Center Laurel for their HUGE support of the production. Thank you to our advertisers and seed donors as well. Community support is rising to help heal the family. It's a family friendly stage production mixed with laughter and drama to bring awareness to the need to heal wounds. Do you have your ticket yet? Tickets available online ONLY at brokenpiecestheplay.wixsite.com/mysite!