Polished Houston dinner
march 19, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd
houston, tx 77056
Author, Playwright and Educator Holly Charles attended Purdue University for her undergraduate studies and obtained her Masters in English from Prairie View A&M University in May 2013. Whether teaching or writing she has told stories about the African American experience. Her original Thesis, Velvet: the Burden of Melanin and Motherhood, has been transformed into the author’s first novel (Velvet). More recently, she wrote and produced In All Thy Getting: The Forgotten Story of Freedmen’s Town, a stage play celebrating the triumphant rise of an ex-slave settlement in Fourth Ward Houston, which debuted Summer 2017 at The Ensemble Theatre. Proceeds benefited The Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum, a non-profit preservationist organization and museum. Since that time, Charles founded Houston Play on Purpose, non-profit organization purposed with raising awareness for social injustices and issues which disproportionately affect underserved and/or minority populations. Using appropriate research, HPOP creates theatrical productions to engage audiences and encourage the equality and empowerment of all people. HPOPs rollout production, I’m Still a Woman, is an episodic stage play which debuted at MATCH Theater Summer 2018, which was aimed at raising awareness concerning the growing, yet taboo issue of infertility in women of color.
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