Tyler Perry’s Actress D’Atra Hicks is Coming to DC

D’Atra Hicks, Songstress, Actress, Producer, and Director, affectionately known by many as the “Actress with the Mighty Voice”, people come from across the country, across the world to hear her sing, to see the joy in her acting, and the life she brings to her characters. This New York native, starred in stage plays such as “Mama I Want To Sing,” “Behind Closed Doors,” “What’s Done in the Dark”, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Madea’s Family Reunion”, “Laugh to Keep from Crying” and “Maintenance Man.” She also understudied for the Tony Award nominated and Grammy Award winning “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” where she moved up into the leading role and went on to London to star in the show.

On June 30 2013, she is blessing the DC Theater Festival as she stars in the stage play, “Living Your Life.” This play answers a question that so many people are faced with daily, “What are you willing to lose in order to be successful or fulfill a dream, Yourself or Your Spouse?” This play was written by Charron Monaye, and Directed By Zuhairah McGill (both of First World Theater Ensemble in Philadelphia, PA). The show will be held at the Sitar Theater at 2:00pm and the tickets are $15.00.

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6406735719
Learn More About D’Atra Hicks at: http://www.therealdatrahicks.com
Learn More About Charron Monaye at : http://www.charronmonaye.com
Learn More About Zuhairah McGill & First World Theater Ensemble http://www.firstworldtheatre.biz/

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For more than 20 years, this Philadelphia native has inspired audiences as a dynamic Songwriter, Poet, Author, Playwright, and Advocate against Bullying & Domestic Violence. She is the proud mother of Christopher and Craig, who are now finding their way in the performing arts industry. Charron Monaye is a writer within many industries and has no desire of slowing down any time soon. •Her song "Commitment" which is on the album entitled “The Truth,” by ML The Truth was considered for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, under Category 19 "Best R & B Song." Her soulful lyrics have been published as songs on over six music projects. •She released her first book of poetry, “My Side of the Story” which was followed up by the second release of “Living, Laughing, and Loving My Way Through” under Yulonda Brown of Purposeful Publishing. •In 2011, she founded the Charron Monaye Foundation which is committed to community service, community action, and representing the individuals within the community by providing opportunities that promote, educate, raise awareness and cultivate a mindset of excellence. •In 2012, she penned her first play, “Living Your Life,” which has various performances throughout the East Coast, originally directed by Walter DeShields and now under the direction of Zuhairah McGill. On January 1, 2013, First World Theatre Ensemble’s Founder and Executive Artistic Director Zuhairah McGill welcomed CharronMonaye as its first female Playwright- In-Residence. Charron is currently working on two stage productions, “Why Can’t We Be Friends” featuring D’Atra Hicks & “Get Out Of Your Own Way”. To learn more about this phenomenal woman, visit her website at www.charronmonaye.com

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