speaker-photo

Alicia Payne

Multi-disciplinary Storyteller, Workshop Facilitator

D Cup By Alicia Payne

A woman abandons her elderly mother in the lingerie section of a department store. D Cup asks the question, “Why am I here? I don’t need a bra!”

Alicia Payne is a multi-disciplinary storyteller from Canada whose credits include theatre, film, television and radio. Alicia co-facilitates youth leadership creative workshops where youth co-created graphic novels and short operas inspired by their neighborhoods. Alicia conducts leadership training sessions and adaptive change workshops with arts organizations. Alicia is the audiobook narrator of Flower Diary by Molly Peacock and a co-founder of Arbez Drama Projects.  Professional memberships include, ACTRA, CAEA, Dramatists Guild of America and Playwrights Guild of Canada where she served as president. Alicia believes in the power of storytelling to build community.

11:30 AM

Friday 18th August, 2023

PANEL DISCUSSION: Overcoming Barriers – Embracing our Culture and Differences in Theatre & Film

Description: Artists of Color (AOC) have dealt with racism, colorism, whitewashing, and stereotypes throughout vaudeville, theatre, film, and television. However, they have always found a way to publicly tell and celebrate their culture and differences.

This panel will discuss what was, what is, and what is to come for AOC in the entertainment industry.

In the Roosevelt room.

Panelists: 

Rose Bianco, actress, theatre, television, and film

Alicia Payne, Canadian multi-disciplinary storyteller (stage, film, television, and radio)

Jeannette Hill, award-winning playwright and creative activist, founder of JWHill Productions LLC and Sight  Ain’t Seeing Theatre Company.

Glenn Alan, award-winning playwright, director, stage producer, executive producer of DC Black Theatre Festival

Lorey Hayes, Multi-award winning writer, director, Stage, Film, Television

Moderator:  Jeannine Foster-McKelvia, playwright, director, and adjunct assisstant professor of theatre at the CUNY College of Technology and at Marymount Manhattan College

1:45 PM

Thursday 17th August, 2023

SPECIAL READING: D-Cup

Jackson

Writer: Alicia Payne

A woman abandons her elderly mother in the lingerie section of a department store. D Cup written by Alicia Payne asks the question, “Why am I here? I don’t need a bra!”