IONA FLIES AWAY is a choreo-poem/ installation play. It tells the coming-of-age story of a young girl growing up in her nuclear family in New York City in the ‘80’s.
The script has received a reading with Horizon’s Theater (Washington, DC), and I am now working with poet/director/playwright Maya James to reconfigure the piece to create an interdisciplinary, participatory theater experience.
Collaborator: Maya James poetry has been published in Drum Voices Revue and Fokus Magazine. Maya's fiction has been published in the The Liberator Magazine, and she is a fellow of the Callaloo writing workshops out of Texas A&M Univ. She is also a first place winner of the College Language Association's Short Story Competition; winner of the Dr. Floyd Gaffney National Playwriting Competition at the Univ. of California, San Diego; and recipient of Howard University’s Owen Dobson Award for Dramatic Writing. Theatre credits include: Fences (Consultant) Triad Stage, Greensboro, NC; Mother Wit and Water Born ( Director), National Black Theatre, NY, NY; Itagua Meji (Director), Rutgers University; Sonography of Sound: A Choreopoem(Director/Playwright/Poet) Harvard University; Debajo del Laurel (Director), Teatro Latea, NY, NY; Mi China De Oro (Director) Brecht Forum, NY, NY; and Wading in the Water (Playwright), University of California, San Diego. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY writing and is an Education Fellow with The New York Public Library.