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Through partnership with Dr. Boyce Watkins of Your Black World Network — one of the top 3 black news websites in the nation — Black And Making It has access to an audience of over 1.5 million. Founder, Ayvaunn Penn, uses this platform to keep the African-American community abreast of talented black artists making their mark in theatre and other performing arts for the stage. Previous interviewees include:

  • Berry Gordy — Motown Music Legend and Playwright, Motown the Musical
  • Lynn Nottage — Playwright, Pulitzer Prize for Ruined
  • Zakiyyah Alexander — Playwright & Screenwriter, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Keith Josef Adkins — Playwright & Screenwriter, CW Hit Comedy Girlfriends, Founder of The New Black Fest play festival
  • Messiah Ramkissoon — Spoken Word Artist, 3x Winner at Apollo Theater, Featured performer at MLK monument unveiling in D.C.
  • Malik Yoba — Actor/Playwright/Musician, NY Undercover, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married & Why Did I Get Married, Too
  • Kevin Ramsey — Actor/Director/Writer, Mufasa in The Lion King (LA)
  • Director Steve Broadnax & Cast of Blood at the Root at National Black Theatre

Viewers and readers also get to follow the founder on her journey as a Texas Lone Star launching her theatrical career in the NY Big Apple. To get front row access to the most talented black artists and join in Ayvaunn Penn’s adventures, click to subscribe now!