Ryan Kilpatrick is an actress and writer whose love for the arts stems from her early exposure to theater and classic films. Her one woman show "Notes From a Horne" about the late entertainer Lena Horne, earned her a festival favorite award at the Atlanta Black Theater Festival in 2012. Ryan graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a B.F.A in Screenwriting.
It was Sondheim who wrote the memorable lyrics Bit by bit, Putting it together...Piece by Piece-Only way to make a work of art
Its lyrics ring true for many artists, yet there is something rather special when you think of these lyrics in relation to actress and producer Fiona Graham.BWW Interview: MusicHeals with JC Casely April 27, 2016
I met JC Casely (front man of Casely and the Jank) about five years ago in an acting class. He would travel from Florida to New York City a few times a month to put together a one man show. Incredible as it may sound, he was working on a show about the late great Prince who we lost just last week.BWW Reviews: Getting the T with aTVfest February 9, 2016
Now, There are a few things that happen when the voices of Phil Burton, Toby Allen and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney of the Australian harmony group Human Nature come together. Your eyes close, your head begins to sway, your foot taps and you are transported into a place of pure bliss.BWW Reviews: Sophia Loren Examines YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW in New Book November 5, 2014
If anyone was destined for a career in the arts, it was Leslie Uggams. With a father who was a singer and a mother who was a dancer, it was appropriate that Leslie would be a professional by the age of six. She attended school with the composer, Marvin Hamlish and the son of Gypsy Rose Lee and Otto Preminger, Erik Lee Preminger. Ms. Uggams has worked with everyone from Ethel Waters to Kermit the frog. Yet, it is her latest venture that proves there are still many barriers to break for African Americans in the industry.BWW Reviews: CARMEN DE LAVALLADE Doesn't Rest at JACOBS PILLOW June 26, 2014
It was the great Marcus Garvey who said 'Be as proud of your race today as our fathers were in days of yore. We have beautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish the world.'BWW Reviews: Art Imitates Life in THE LOOK OF FEELING May 9, 2014
For hundreds of years, storytelling has been an essential part of African-American culture. Through both song and dance, they have passed down their struggles, their hopes, their history. When actress, dancer and singer Francesca Harper decided to pay homage to her mother the late dance pioneer Denise Jefferson (Alvin Ailey School Director) it only seemed appropriate she would do so by using her art.BWW Reviews: SOPHIA LOREN Mesmerizes Audiences at Tribeca Film Festival April 26, 2014
This year, the Tribeca Film Festival was in for a treat when director and co writer Edoardo Ponti (son of Sophia Loren and the late director Carlo Ponti) bought his short film Voce Umano or Human Voice to the festival. The film, based on a one woman play written by French writer Jean Cocleau in 1930, is a simple story which explores a universal struggle, letting go.BWW Reviews: LIFT Draws Crowds in Final Week at Crossroads Theater April 23, 2014
Founded in 1978, the Crossroads Theater Company has prided itself on delivering honest and positive portrayals of the African American experience.