Monica L. Williams (Creator/Director) Monica L. Williams is a conceptual performance artist creating across genres and disciplines. With a B.F.A. in Acting from Wright State University and a M.A. in Applied Theater from New York University, she combined her passion for community and culture with her belief in the power of storytelling to build a 20-year career in the Arts and Humanities. Her work has been presented at various community-based organizations, festivals, Off-Broadway theaters, and major cultural institutions including The Apollo Theater, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, BRIC, SummerStage NYC, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, TEDWomen, and the National Black Arts Festival. She has created large scale public installations to promote civic engagement and social justice in Louisville, Kentucky and Brooklyn, NY. Her #LoveHustle series features artists as subject and object in multi-platform conversations about pursuing one's dreams while balancing life, love, family, and work. Ms. Williams was a Rockwood Leadership Institute Fellow (2013), Caribbean Cultural Center Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellow (2016) and is currently a lecturer of African American Studies at New York City College of Technology.
Felice Belle (Writer/Performer) consumes and creates stories. She has performed at The Apollo Theater, Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, TEDWomen, and TEDCity 2.0. She received a BKLYN Incubator grant to develop the documentary-style theater performance We Hold These Truths and her young audiences play, Game On! premiered at the Kennedy Center, as part of the One Mic: Hip Hop Culture Worldwide festival. Her writing has been published in several journals and anthologies including Oral Tradition, SLAM, and Bum Rush the Page. Playwriting credits include Tell the Truth Lying, Joy in Repetition, and It Is Reasonable to Expect. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University, an M.A. in Individualized Study from NYU Gallatin, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Long Island University. She spends her free time solving fictional crimes.
Jennifer Murphy (Writer/Performer) is an award-winning writer and performer whose work has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies. A recipient of the PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Award honoring excellence in multicultural literature, she has performed at TED, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, and The Nuyorican Poets Café, among other performance venues. Jennifer also maintains a parallel career as a private investigator, specializing in crisis communications and threat monitoring for high-consequence events. She holds a B.A. from Syracuse University, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from NYU. She spends her time solving non-fiction crimes, and moonlights as an E.M.T. .
Robyn Twomey (Image Director) is a California born and Brooklyn dwelling editorial and fine art photographer. Exhibitions include “Medicine”, a solo show at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery, the San Francisco Arts Commission Chain Reaction show and a solo show at The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco. Her work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Wired, People, The Village Voice and more.