Sunday, May 16, 2010
HANGIN' WITH THE ORIGINAL IYA CARMEN OF "A WOUND IN TIME" ELLA JOYCE
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Except for Broadway, TV, and film I hadn't seen Ella Joyce in over 22 years when I was a resident playwright at R.A.P.P. Arts Theatre and she was a member of the acting pool. The very first staged reading of the play was back in the 1980's and Ella would read the role of the Santeria priestess Iya Carmen.
Last month Ella was in town (she's been living in LA for years now) performing her one woman show, "A Rose Among Thorns", at the Billie Holiday Theatre. The show was fantastic and her depiction of Rosa Parks was uncanny. Years ago Ella would do outreach with mutual friend, Walter Bryant, traveling and performing at prisons, hospitals etc. Her work as Rosa Parks makes evident that Ella has not forgotten her roots and that she continues to give back. Ella now has the new script and I am looking forward to collaborating again someday.
Posted by S.L. WILSON at 11:19 AM