Posts under Poetic License category
Ali Andre Ali

Ali Andre Ali is a New York based actor writer and musician. A graduate of the Experimental Theatre Wing at

February 15, 2016
Barbara Allen

“Normal” is for other people. The more Barbara Allen fought to be normal, the harder life laughed at her. And

February 15, 2016
Raquel Almazan

Raquel Almazan is an actor, writer, director in theatre/film/television productions. Her eclectic career as artist-activist spans original multi-media solo performances,

February 15, 2016
Sojourner Brown

      Sojourner Brown is an NYU Tisch graduate with a BFA in Drama and a Minor in Creative

February 9, 2016
Eric Aviles

Eric Aviles is an actor, writer, and teaching artist and activist residing in NYC.  Eric recently completed a California tour of

February 5, 2016
Aya Aziz

Aya Aziz is a songwriter and performance artist based between New York and Beirut, Lebanon. Aya wrote and performed her

February 1, 2016
Tammy Barlet

Ms. Tammy Barlet served for over 8 years in the United States Coast Guard, beginning in 1995. As an Operations

January 26, 2016
Kay Ulanday Barrett

Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pilipinx amerikan transgender queer in the

January 26, 2016
Jason Bayani

Jason Bayani is the author of Amulet (2013 Write Bloody Publishing). He’s an MFA graduate from Saint Mary’s College, a

January 26, 2016

Beatur is an entertainer working as a music producer, musical director, actor, DJ, comedian and as a member of various

January 22, 2016
Zubaida Bello

  Zubaida Bello is  a poet and member of the Urban Word NYC Youth Board. She has performed her original poetry

January 22, 2016
Ori Bensimhon

With Poetic Theater Productions: Production Manager for Poetic License 2012, Poetic License 2014, Poetic License 2015: Subconscious, Poetic License 2016: A Kind of Now,

January 22, 2016
Mahogany L. Browne

The Cave Canem, Poets House & Serenbe Focus fellow is the author of several books including Dear Twitter: Love Letters

January 9, 2016
Gabriella Bruno

Gabriella Bruno: Upon graduating from Chapman University, Gabriella moved to Brooklyn to pursue her career in dance. She has been dancing

January 9, 2016
Sarah Cangussu

Sarah Cangussu is a multicultural and multi-talented musician born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brasil, she has been traveling the

December 26, 2015
Maya Carter

Maya Carter is an activist, interdisciplinary performer and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY.  She is committed to exploring diverse and

December 26, 2015
Chad Chenail

Chad Chenail is a graduate of Pace University and freelance director based in Jersey City. He is also the cofounder

December 19, 2015
Everett Cox

Everett Cox served in the U. S. Army from 1966-1969.  He served in Viet Nam in 1969 with the 245th

December 12, 2015
Samantha Cooper

Samantha is honored to be a part of the Poetic Theater family. With PTP: Goliath (Culture Project, Wild Project, CA

December 12, 2015
Taro Vestol Cooper

Taro Vestøl Cooper is an actor and a spoken word artist. He graduated from Nordic Black Xpress Acting School in 2011.

December 12, 2015
Darian Dauchan

DARIAN DAUCHAN is an award winning solo performer, actor, and poet who has appeared on both Broadway (Twentieth Century) and

November 26, 2015
David Davila

  David Davila is a writer and performer from South Texas; where 45 wants to build his idiotic wall. His musicals

November 26, 2015
Dontonio Demarco

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actor in GOLIATH, GOLIATH was presented in the Planet Connections Theatre Festival where it was nominated for 9 awards

November 22, 2015
Maurice Decaul

Maurice Emerson Decaul, a former Marine, is a poet, essayist, and playwright, whose writing has been featured in the New

November 22, 2015
Ashley Dorce

Ashley Dorcé is a child of God, musician and all around creative. She is a believer with a passion for helping people.

November 12, 2015
Sarah Duncan

  Sarah Duncan is a cis white chronically ill queer femme, organizer, writer, performer, teacher, Buffy fan, and graduate student

November 6, 2015
Edgar Eguia

Edgar Eguia is a NY-based actor.  He has affiliations with The Flea Theater, The Amoralists Theatre Company, and Poetic Theater Productions. 

October 20, 2015
Dominique Fishback

Dominique is a TV, Film, Stage actress and Poet from Brooklyn, East NY. Selected TV credits: HBO’s “Show me a

September 18, 2015
Zoë Flowers

Zoë Flowers is an author, poet, actress, Reiki Master and seasoned domestic violence expert. Zoë teaches poetry and theatre at

September 15, 2015

“I go by the name of Fun in which everyone would agree fits perfectly for me. I love to smile

September 6, 2015
Shanelle Gabriel

  Shanelle Gabriel is a poet, singer, lyricist and advocate for Lupus. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Shanelle is widely known

August 26, 2015
Tamara Geisler

Tamara Geisler is an Actor, Producer, Teaching Artist and Associate Director of Yonder Window Theatre Company and Audition Prep Intensive.

August 22, 2015
Katherine George

 Katherine George is an Afro-Latina performer, director, writer, and educator from the Bronx, NY by the way of the Dominican

August 22, 2015
Keelay Gipson

Keelay Gipson is a multi-disciplinary artist including work as an actor, filmmaker, director and award-winning playwright. His play What I Tell

August 18, 2015
Ebony Noelle Golden

Ebony Golden is a Houston, TX native now living in the South Bronx. Ebony is an accomplished performance artist, poet,

August 12, 2015
Nicole Goodwin

Nicole Goodwin is a veteran, author,  performance artist, and award-winning poet.  Her book Warcries is a collection of poems inspired

August 12, 2015
Anna Gothard

Anna is a performer, musician, teacher and a half of folk-pop duo, Anna/Kate. Anna has performed widely in music venues

August 12, 2015
Chelsea Gregory

Chelsea Gregory is a community-engaged dance theater artist, writer, educator and cultural organizer originally from Atlanta, GA. She was recently

August 9, 2015
Craig ‘muMs’ Grant

Craig muMs Grant is an American Playwright, Poet and Actor best known for playing Poet on the HBO hit show

August 9, 2015
Zuleyma Guevara

Ms. Guevara is a huge fan of Raquel Almazan’s work and honored to be collaborating on this production of La

August 6, 2015
Sentell Harper

Sentell Harper recently had his one man show Seek and Ye Shall Find premiere in New York City in the

July 26, 2015
Brigitte Harris

Brigitte is currently an apprentice carpenter with the NYC District Council of Carpenter’s but studied to be an actress in

July 26, 2015
Joanna Hoffman

Joanna Hoffman ( is a spoken word poet and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a 15 year veteran of slam, or

July 12, 2015
Eboni Hogan

Eboni Hogan is a Brooklyn-based poet, playwright, screenwriter, actress and arts educator. She studied theater at NYU’s Tisch School of

July 12, 2015
Ish Islam

Ish raps, writes, and makes records. A rapper and producer from Brooklyn, New York, Ish’s artist development has led him

June 8, 2015
Kim Jinhyoung

Kim Jinhyoung, is a writer and composer based in New York. Kim started his career as a composer from Seoul,

May 18, 2015
Teniece Divya Johnson

Teniece Divya Johnson is an activist, capricorn, stunt performer, henna artist and student of life. A MFA graduate of the

May 12, 2015
Ryan F Johnson

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actor in Underground Actor in “Shatter the Sky” in Poetic License 2013 Actor in Conscious Language 2014

May 12, 2015
Kevin Kantor

  Kevin Kantor (They/Them) is a genderqueer actor, director, and spoken word poet. As a poet Kevin’s writing has been featured in Button Poetry, Buzzfeed, The Huffington

April 26, 2015
Jeremy Karafin

Jeremy Karafin founded Poetic Theater Productions in February 2010 and, as artistic director, has produced over 160 productions, showcases, gallery

April 26, 2015
Vicki Lynn Kohhepp

  Vicki Lynn Kohhepp, has proudly served fourteen years in the New Jersey Army National Guard. During those fourteen years

April 12, 2015
Abena Koomson

Abena Koomson is a Harlem- based performer, educator and wordsmith. She is bandleader and composer for Abena Koomson’s Blacksmith Orchestra

April 12, 2015
Jacqueline Jones LaMon

Jacqueline Jones LaMon is the author of two award-winning collections of poetry, most recently, Last Seen (University of Wisconsin Press),

March 26, 2015
Sam LaRoche

Sam LaRoche is a spoken word poet and rap artist out of Brooklyn. In college Sam was signed to an

March 26, 2015
Sandra W. Lee

Sandra W. Lee is an 8-year Army combat veteran in the Special Operations Command, having deployed to Baghdad, Iraq from

March 22, 2015
Sharifa Linton

Sharifa Linton is born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Her love for dancing started at the age of 3 and

March 18, 2015
Leslie Lissaint

Leslie Lissaint is a world traveler and international performance artist, actress, dancer, and writer. A graduate of the University of

March 18, 2015
Sarah Livant

Sarah Livant is a native Alabamian. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and began stage managing in New York City upon

March 18, 2015
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Kid Lucky

Kid Lucky is a hip hop vocalist who specializes in beatboxing, floetry and scatting. Since 1996 Kid Lucky has been

March 6, 2015
Camillo Mac Bica

Camillo Mac Bica, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and ethics at the School of Visual Arts in New York

February 26, 2015
Alex Mallory

Alex Mallory is a theatrical director and creative leader in New York. She directed Dijla Wal Furat: Between the Tigris and

February 26, 2015
John D. Manley

Major John D. Manley, US Marine Corps Reserve (retired) is an Army civilian currently serving as the Director, US Army

February 26, 2015
Rebecca Martinez

Rebecca Martínez is a Brooklyn-based director, writer, choreographer, and deviser. She has worked with Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, PlayMakers,

February 26, 2015
Safiya Martinez Connell

Safiya Martinez Connell is a performer, writer and educator. She is an alumni of the New York Teaching Fellows program

February 26, 2015
Jazzy Mason

Jazzy is an advocate, actress, and entrepreneur. She is currently affiliated with the women in prison projects reconnect leadership and advocacy

February 26, 2015
Chantal Maurice

Chantal has been blessed to work in a variety of acting mediums including Theatre, Film, TV, Industrials and Commercials. In

February 26, 2015
John M. Meyer

John M. Meyer is an artist studying at the University of Texas at Austin. His work as a playwright-performer has

February 22, 2015
Philip Milio

Philip Milio has pursued the art of photography since graduating high school. His skills progressed working for the Dept. of

February 18, 2015
Patrice Miller

Patrice Miller is a director-choreographer and writer currently directing Mad Jenny’s Love und Greed in residence at Pangea. Her work

February 18, 2015
Ellen Mischinski

Ellen Mischinski is a stage manager, producer, and theater administrator. She has worked with Poetic Theater Productions as a Producer

February 18, 2015
Pooya Mohseni

Pooya Mohseni is an Iranian/American actor, Transgender activist and writer. Pooya appeared in an award winning one woman show, titled “One

February 12, 2015
Peter Molin

Peter Molin is a retired US Army infantry officer who served in the 2nd Infantry, 10th Mountain, and 82nd Airborne

February 12, 2015
Jevon Nicholson

Jevon is a New York based actor, lover and hugger. Born in Harlem, raised in Brooklyn, He received his acting

January 18, 2015
Nkosi Nkululeko

Nkosi Nkululeko, the 2016 NYC Youth Poet Laureate, is a Writer, Performer and Musician who has been featured in venues

January 16, 2015
Nancy Elkin Nygard

Born in the Bronx, raised in Jersey.  Before marrying my Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and way before becoming a military

January 2, 2015
Autumn Oftedal

Autumn Oftedal is from Yakima, WA and graduated cum laude from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. She

December 21, 2014
David J. Palmer

David J. Palmer is an award-winning lighting & video/projection designer based in New York City. Recent Designs: Oso Fabuloso: A

November 26, 2014
Jenny Pacanowski

Jenny Pacanowski is a poet/combat veteran/facilitator/public speaker/actor/curator. In the Army while deployed to Iraq, Jenny was a combat medic and

November 26, 2014
Sherri Pullum

Sherri Pullum is a versatile actress with stage, independent film and television credits. She has received positive reviews for her

November 6, 2014
Danielle Puretz

Danielle Puretz comes to Poetic Theater Productions by way of the John Gardner Fellowship. She works as the company’s Artistic Associate.

November 6, 2014
Marcus Scott

MARCUS SCOTT is a journalist, playwright and musical theater writer whose work has appeared in Out, Elle, Trace, Essence, Playbill,

September 24, 2014
Monique A Robinson

Monique is a shape shifter,  poet, playwright, screenwriter, big kid, and a master of make believe. Robinson was born and

September 12, 2014
Elise Santora

Recently appeared in the pre-Broadway run of Gotta Dance directed by Jerry Mitchell. Broadway credits: In The Heights with Lin-Manuel

August 26, 2014
Jay Santiago

Theatre and Acting has been my passion since my childhood in my native Puerto Rico, appearing in Telemundo’s Noche De

August 26, 2014
Katelyn Sheehan

Katelyn Sheehan spent 4 years active duty in the US Air Force repeatedly deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

August 19, 2014
Mshi Siyhanda

An Atlanta native who is currently residing in New York, Mshi Siyhanda majored in African American Studies at Georgia State

August 18, 2014
Sofía Snow

Sofía is a Boston-raised performance artist, educator, and community organizer. Her work has been featured in a range of literary

August 13, 2014
Monica Steuer

Latest credits include: Muses (Fringe Festival, NYC); The Vagina Monologues (Peekskill, NY); The House Of The Spirits (Gala Theater, Washington

August 7, 2014
Ian Fields-Stewart

Ian Fields Stewart (pronouns: they/them/their) is a black, queer, and Transfeminine New York based storyteller working at the intersection of theatre and

August 7, 2014
Sheila Tapia

Off-Broadway: CQ/CX (Atlantic Theater Co.), La Ruta (The Working Theater), ReEntry (Urban Stages), Elliot, A Soldiers Fugue (Culture Project/P73), Welcome

July 26, 2014
Keomi Tarver

San Diego native, and Brooklyn transplant, Keomi Tarver is a dancer, writer, lover, teacher and friend. She began training at

July 26, 2014
Candace Tabbs

Dancer, Choreographer and Fitness Professional, Candace earned her B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior and minored in Dance at Barnard College.

July 26, 2014
Mei Ann Teo

Mei Ann Teo is a theatre/film maker whose work has toured globally, including Belgium’s Festival de Liege (Lyrics From Lockdown,

July 22, 2014
Colby Thompson

Colby is a 62 year old prison reform activist, re-entry advocate. She is a speaker and is writing her first

July 19, 2014
Temesgen Tocruray

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actor in: Underground Actor in reading of Shatter the Sky in Poetic License 2013 Actor in Love, Redefined

July 12, 2014
Colista K. Turner

Colista K. Turner is a New York based Social Worker, Actress, and Performer. She co-facilitates a therapeutic Art Group in

July 6, 2014
Nicole Ventura

Nicole Ventura is an actor and kickboxer from New Jersey. She has had the pleasure of collaborating with a number

May 21, 2014
Nabil Viñas

Nabil Viñas is an award-winning actor born, raised, and based in NYC. He’ll appear at the 55th New York Film

May 18, 2014
Steph Walker

Steph was born and raised in NYC. A lover of many genres of music, Steph has trained in technique and

April 26, 2014
Vesta Walker

Vesta Walker hails from a family of artists and performers. Inspired by her family’s artistry, Vesta developed into a skilled

April 26, 2014
Catherine Weingarten

Catherine Weingarten is a NYC based playwright and a recent graduate of the MFA Playwriting program at Ohio University, studying

April 22, 2014
Adam Wennick

Adam Wennick is an actor specializing in voiceover and a producer.  Select Voiceover credits: Nicktoons’ Yu-Gi-Oh, commercials for Fanta, Death

April 22, 2014
Andrew Willis-Woodward

Andrew Willis-Woodward is a New York based director, actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, dialect coach, writer, and deviser. He is a

April 18, 2014
Tanaya Winder

Tanaya Winder is a poet, vocalist, writer, educator, and motivational speaker from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute

April 18, 2014
Hollie Wright

    Hollie Wright is a Philadelphia native, Miss Wright began her career at The Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco!). Miss

April 9, 2014
Stephan Wolfert

Stephan Wolfert, Actor/Writer/Director, MFA, (AEA, SAG) (US Army, ’86-’93, Medic & Infantry Officer) Stephan left a career in the military

March 12, 2014
Kat Yen

Kat Yen is the Co-Artistic Director and Resident Director of Spookfish Theatre Company. Recent NYC productions she directed and set

February 22, 2014
Fernando García

Fernando García is a drummer, percussionist, and composer well versed in a wide variety of musical styles. Born in San

August 26, 2013
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