Join me on May 12, 2021 to watch the concept trailer of my film, Atopic.
“A young Black Theatre actress going through topical steroid withdrawal copes with her failing health by escaping into musical fantasies but discovers she must face reality to find the help she needs.”
After the trailer, there will be live performances of original music from the film, and a panel discussion with women from all over the country about their experiences with topical steroid withdrawal. The event will live stream on YouTube and you can donate here.
"Village Theatre announces its invited residents and open submissions for its new Northwest Creator Residency program, seeking Seattle-area Black, Indigenous, and POC artistic creators to begin work on any element of a new musical in digital residence between January-July 2021. The inaugural invited residents include actor-writer-filmmaker Lauren Du Pree, multimedia journalist and dance artist Imana Gunawan, and designer Lex Marcos. Each creator will receive a $1,000 residency to begin work on any new element of musical theatre to be developed in digital residence during the 2020-2021 season plus additional support as needed to continue development. Five residencies remain available through open submission." Broadway World
June 17th 2020 Untitled: A Quarantine Playlist We Out Here
After being asked to do a pre-recorded concert, I was left with the question, “How?” How can I connect with an audience through a screen? As a live performer and theatre artist, there’s nothing that compares to the energy exchange between audience and performer. So instead of trying to recreate that feeling through a screen, I’m inviting you to experience an intimate look at my life in quarantine through song in the hopes that it in some way reflects yours, allowing us to connect on a different level. Sometimes we laugh; sometimes we cry; sometimes we don’t know what the hell is going on, but through it all there’s a song for every moment and every mood. I hope you can relate to my quarantine playlist, and I urge you to take care of your mental, emotional, and physical health. Stay connected to loved ones; stay safe, and stay informed.