Farah Lawal

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Farah Lawal

Height: 5’4”     Weight: 155 lbs    Voice: Mezzo Soprano
Hair: Black      Eyes: Black

Theatre

 Native Son  Clara  American Century Theater/Dir. Bob Bartlett
 Deconstructing the Myth of the Booty*  Ensemble  The Saartjie Project**
 Courage: A Political Theatre Revival  Ensemble  dog & pony dc/Dir. Rachel Grossman
 500 Clown and the Elephant Deal***  Associate Clown  500 Clown/University of Maryland
 The Amen Corner  Sister Boxer  University of Maryland/Dir. Walter Dallas 
 The Physicists  Matron Boll  University of Maryland/Dir. Jeremy Skidmore
 So Do You Love Me Yet?  Solo Performer  Capital Fringe Festival/Dir. Leslie Felbain
 The Colored Museum  The Kid/Topsy  University of Maryland/Dir. Scot Reese
 Four Women  Ensemble  The Saartjie Project
 How Much For This?  Lulu/Joanne  Source Festival/Dir. Karen Berman
 The Ash Girl  Spider  University of Maryland/Dir. Leslie Felbain
 The Vagina Monologues  Ensemble  University of Maryland/Student Production
 TETHER (Staged Reading)  Lam  The Inkwell/Dir. Jessica Burgess
 Julius by Design (Staged Reading)  Stage Directions   TheHegira/Dir. Danielle Drakes
 We Miss You, Stink (Staged Reading)  Aruba  August Wilson Conference/Dir. Eric Ruffin
* Toured throughout DC (one of Washington Post’s ‘Most Intriguing Picks’ for ’09 Capital Fringe Festival), Baltimore, Pennsylvania State University, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed International Conference (Minneapolis, MN), and University of Virginia.
**
Denotes Company Member
*** World Premiere Musical

Film
  Fruit of Life (in production)  Featured  Howard University Student Film
  House of Cards (in production)  Background  Knight Takes King Productions
 The Great Pretender (in production) 
 Supporting  Sunset International Films
 Close  Featured Background
 Lotta Mo' Productions

Writing

 So Do You Love Me Yet?  Playwright  Capital Fringe Festival                        
 Deconstructing the Myth of the Booty  Contributing Playwright  The Saartjie Project
 Four Women  Contributing Playwright  The Saartjie Project

Directing


 Four Women
 Director  DC Black Theatre Festival/The Saartjie Project
 Black and Kinky Amongst Brown Waves  Assistant Director  Sol y Soul/Dir. Regie Cabico
 To Be Young, Gifted and Black  Assistant Director  University of Maryland/Dir. Scot Reese


Training/Special Skills

University of Maryland – BA in Theatre (Comedy: Mitchell Hébert; Acting: Mitchell Hébert and Elizabeth Forte Alman; Voice: Leigh Wilson Smiley; Archetypes: Leigh Wilson Smiley; Movement: Leslie Felbain; Neutral Mask: Leslie Felbain; Theatre for Incarcerated Women: Rhodessa Jones; Blacks in Theatre: Scot Reese)

Singing: Erin Driscoll

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop – Acting: Chris Janson

dog & pony dc Workshop: Red Nose Clown

Contemporary African dance, spoken word poetry, playwriting, can carry a tune (voice: Alto), writing and performance workshop facilitation (Pennsylvania State University, Bowdoin College), US Passport, valid DC driver’s license, Intermediate Spanish, can do cartwheels, scenery painting, hair/wig styling, West African accent, can roll eyes, theatre for juvenile delinquents, wardrobe crew,
devised theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed
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