Playwright Lenelle Moise in residence at Clark University through March

  • Sunday, March 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Little Center Experimental Theatre

Playwright Lenelle Moise will be in residence at Clark this February and March. Moise will lead a series of monologue workshops with Clark undergraduates, culminating in a presentation, Black Voices, in the Little Center Experimental Theatre on Sunday, March 16. Black Voices is produced by Black Student Union and the Caribbean African Student Association, with additional support from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Clark’s Theatre Program.

In March, Moise’s new play K.I.S.S.I.N.G. will be given a workshop production in the Little Center Theatre (March 18-23). The production will be directed by Adjunct Professor Dan Balel, and was commissioned by the Goldie Michelson Fund.

Lenelle Moise is a Boston-based poet, actress and playwright born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Currently based in the United States, she performs at colleges throughout the country, presenting work about race, gender, class, immigration and sexuality. Her spoken word CD, Madivinez, won the 2007 Patchwork Majority Radio Album Award for Best Solo Album. Moise was a member of the permanent ensemble cast in the Culture Project’s premiere production of Rebel Voices, a play by Rob Urbinati based on Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book “Voices of a People’s History of the United States.” In 2008, she developed a two-person vocal musical about art, infamy and race called EXPATRIATE, also at the Culture Project, in which she co-starred with Karla Cheatham-Mosley. When she was a junior at Ithaca College, Lenelle co-wrote Sexual Dependency, a feature film by Bolivian filmmaker Rodrigo Bellot who was a schoolmate at the time. The film went on to win the International Film Critics’ Award at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland. Her homemade music video “Pied Piper” was an official selection of the International Museum of Women 2007 Online Film Festival. Her essays and poems are published in a number of anthologies, most recently “Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders of the Spoken Word Revolution” (Seal Press). Her debut book, “Haiti Glass” (City Lights Publishers, April 2014), part of the Sister Spit series, is a collection of verse and prose.