Adrienne Earle Pender began her writing career in 2001. Her first play, The Rocker, was a finalist in the FutureFest 2002 Festival of New Works in Dayton, Ohio. The Rocker made its world premiere in February 2004 at Theater in the Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her play The Strawberry Girl received a staged reading at the Women’s Theater Festival in Raleigh, NC, in July 2019.
Adrienne’s latest play, “N,” was named a finalist in the FutureFest 2015 Festival of New Works in Dayton. It received a staged reading at the Eugene O’Neill Festival in Danville, CA, and made its world premiere production in Raleigh, NC at Theatre in the Park in February 2017, with subsequent productions in Detroit, and Houston in 2020. “N” was optioned by an independent film company, and the movie based on the stage play, “The Black Emperor of Broadway,” is available on Amazon, Xfinity, and other streaming platforms.
Adrienne was named a Tao House Fellow by the Eugene O’Neill Foundation; she completed her Artist-in-Residence residency in September 2015. She holds an MA and an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University and is a member of the Dramatist Guild.
Barbette Hunter (Director) is thrilled to be working on the other side of the boards with Seed Art Share. This is her first directing gig with Seed. She is a teaching artist for Raleigh Little Theatre and Cary Applause! Youth Theatre. In addition, she worked as a rehearsal assistant and stage manager for Cary Applause! Youth Theatre. Much love to everyone in this production and break legs!!!
Edith C. Berry is a native of Brooklyn, NY, and resides in Raleigh, NC. She earned a double Masters’ at Brooklyn College and took dance instructions at Alvin Ailey and Baba Chuck Davis. Berry is the Founder and Producer of The Show Must Go On, and Social Media Strategist/Blogger/Writer of TCP Magazine. She also formed The Cultural Arts Ministry at Poplar Springs Christian Church, which comprises drama, dance, and mime. She performed but not exclusively in; Black Nativity, Amazing Grace, Can I Get a Witness, The Amen Corner, Escape to Freedom, Ragtime, and Oliver. Berry also performed on NBC Gil Nobles Like It Is, with the King Tut Dance Company in NYC.
Germôna Sharp (Hassan) is a vocalist, actress and writer originally from Pittsburgh, PA; currently resides in Raleigh, NC. She has appeared in many different productions such as Blood Done Sign My Name (Eddie Mccoy) (RLT), Sister Act: The Musical (Tina) (RLT), Steel Magnolias (Truvy) (Forest Moon Theatre), Caroline, or Change: The Musical (Radio) (JTP) and many more. She is a very excited about working with everyone on this project and hopes to touch people with the execution of this role!