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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 — a passionate theatre artist — uses this platform to keep the African-American community abreast of talented black artists making their mark in theatre as well as performing arts as a whole. She also takes joy in featuring African Americans excelling in other professions. Previous interviewees include:
- Ron Simons – Tony Award winning Broadway Producer, Porgy and Bess & Jitney
- Randolph Sturrup – Broadway & Television Producer
- Anna Deavere Smith — Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award Nominated Playwright and Actress
- Cast of Jitney — Tony Award Winning Broadway Production
- Berry Gordy — Motown Music Legend and Playwright, Motown the Musical
- Lynn Nottage — Playwright, Pulitzer Prize for Ruined & SWEAT
- 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.