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Typography of Women:

I Am Not Invisible

FROM THE HEART OF CELESTE M. LAWSON

Originally a stage production, this creation from the heart of Celeste M. Lawson speaks to a difficult problem, human trafficking. This production brought to film by Expressed Entertainment LLC., is a beautiful combination of the spoken word, acting, art, live music and African drum and dance; all in support of Project Mona's House, a place dedicated to restoring the lives of trafficking victims. Created, written, produced and directed by Celeste M. Lawson. Choreographed and co-directed by Robin H. Hibbert; this performance is both moving and thought provoking, giving voice to those most people can't hear, let alone see. Some of Buffalo's finest will take the stage at Ujima Theatre to benefit Project Mona's House and remember Lorna C. Hill, founder of Ujima Theatre Inc.

This production is a beautiful collaboration of acting, spoken word poetry, music, singing, dance and art; each piece complementing the next with  each individual performer lending their voice, instrument, body to this powerful chorus sounding the alarm.  They are telling us to wake up and open our eyes to what is plaguing our communities right under our noses, yet we barely, if ever, notice.    Typography is an emotional journey of pain to purpose.

There are so many gifted and talented people involved in making this production happen.  So now let us introduce you...

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Created/Produced/Written/Directed:

Celeste M. Lawson

 

Choreographer/CoDirector:

Robin H. Hibbert

 

Featuring:

"Break Me Down"

Composer/Singer Drea D'Nur

Guest Artists:

Griot Alassane Sarr of West Africa - master drummer

Ade Kasumu - drummer

Alex McArthur, singer/composer

Sara Rogers, Singer/composer/musician

Nelson Rivera, musician/composer

Anthony Henry, bassist

Yvette D. Hicks (Adiaha Olabisi)

 

Artistic /Production Advisors:

Kerry Kate Abel-Smith

Venice Turner

 

Production/Stage Team:

Dana Fischer-McPhaden- Stage and Props

Nicholas Quinn - Lighting Design

Tyler Furniss, Audio Engineer

Vincent Murphy- Stage Crew

Tuhran Gethers- Stage Crew

Robert Ball- Ujima Technical Director

Video Production Team:

Expressed Entertainment LLC

Marvin R. Askew II- Director of Photography

Johnette  "JA" Warren-Askew II- Production Assistant

Camera Crew:

Allan Maxwell

Donna Hardy

Actors:

Brandon Williamson

Dayatra Hassan

Dewel "Dee" Perez

Goodness Shawndrell Green

Gunilla Kester

Joy A. Scime

Kerrykate Abel-Smith

Melinda Capeles

Shantinna Moore

Tashani Wiggins

Vernice Turner

Vonetta T. Rhodes

 

Dancers:

Courtney C. Constanzo

Dana "Roxy" Harris

Gaitrie Subryan

Janee Brown

Gina Wilson

Megan A. Rakeepile

Natasha Perkins

Netayana Thompson

Melinda Capeles