The Front Porch Divas are coming to Seattle! The Emerald City is being introduced to the Over 40 and Fab movement! One of our premier stage plays, ‘Picking Up the Pieces’, is having a staged reading on February 12th at the Denning Community Room.
Collaboration is the key word! I love when our organizations work together for a common purpose and cause!
The Seattle Collaborators
The Mahogany Project is a Seattle-based creative arts organization. The women of The Mahogany Project are committed to collaborating with groups and individuals in hopes of creating opportunities for local Seattle theatre artists.
Under the umbrella of The Beed Group, author Linda Beed showcases Christian fiction at its finest. She also functions as a speaker, custom dollmaker and event coordinator.
The Texas Connection
JWHill Productions LLC was founded by playwright, director and producer, Jeanette Hill. Her work gives a realistic portrayal of the culture and resiliency of African Americans. She is the creator of The Front Porch Divas! Created to showcase classy, sassy, seasoned…and sometimes sexy women who are Over 40 and Fab!
Anyone who has listened or watched mainstream media arts acutely aware of the lack of substantial roles women over forty. Women of color over forty have an even harder time finding these roles. Each of the three groups on this project is individually purposed to increase the awareness of and to create artistic opportunities for this segment of our population.
The Front Porch Divas is the creation of Jeanette Hill. It is a derivative series of plays created to bridge the gap of awareness about this sassy, classy and seasoned demographic of society and also provide artistic opportunities for these women.
The Mahogany Project of Seattle, is an arts group created by women of color with similar goals who is also dedicated to bridging this gap.
Author and speaker, Linda Beed of The Beed Group with personal connections to both groups stepped up and made the necessary introductions, which braided talent, purpose and opportunity.
So with the sponsorship of The Beed Group hosting this intimate event and with The Mahogany Project’s administration graciously agreeing to lend their talent, time and resources to co-produce the staged reading of one of The Front Porch Divas’ signature plays, ‘Picking Up the Pieces’, this project was born. It will be an intimate evening of entertainment, engagement and fun!
This will be my FIRST trip to Seattle and I am excited not only to see my trusted friend, Linda Beed and meet my new friends from The Mahogany Project and those attending the reading but to see this marvelous city up close and personal! Seattle, here we come!!
The Front Porch Divas are truly looking forward to meeting its Culture Cousins in the Northwest!
(I’m taking a picture in front of the Space Needle!!)
Learn more about these creative groups on their websites!
The Mahogany Project at:
The Beed Group/Linda Beed at:
JWHill Productions LLC at: