The Playwrights


Audrey Kelley

Director & Playwright
Audrey Kelley studied sketch comedy writing at Second City in Los Angeles and stand-up comedy with Judy Carter. She was selected for an Internship in Writing and Development with Tri Destined Studios in Los Angeles working closely with Gregory Anderson and ND Brown.  Original written works include:  I’d Never Say This in Public (one-woman show), Little Dates (a webisode in collaboration with Asia Winston) and several sketch comedy skits and stand-up comedy pieces.  She wrote, produced and directed Audrey & Dre, a webisode starring Zuri Alexander and Andrew Chen which was recently picked up for distribution.  Audrey resides in Los Angeles.

Gilda Rogers

Playwright & Producer

Gilda Rogers is an award winning producer, journalist and historian who often speaks about the topic of hair history. She is the executive producer of the popular weekly television show Frank Talk that airs on Brookdale Television on Comcast and Verizon FIOS Cable stations. In that role, Gilda has showcased an array of stories that inspire, inform and entertain. A documentarian, she wrote and produced A Man and His Music chronicling the life of Ralph Gatta, a Red Bank, N.J. native and  jazz historian, known as “Johnny Jazz.” She is also part of the creative team for the documentary Kosher. Gilda’s work has appeared on AOL Black Voices and the PBS affiliated station NJN.

Playwright & Producer 

Candace Kelley is a five-time Emmy nominated writer, TV reporter and documentarian. Over the past four years she has collected a myriad of hair stories that helped shaped the play Supernatural.  A leader in the natural hair field, she has produced dozens of natural hair signature events to sold out audiences. Her book Coif Cuisine: Natural Hair Recipes and Side Dishes for the Natural Hair & Now was released in 2011 and her book The Big Chop will be released in the spring of 2013.  Her online E-Zine Hair Candy has a huge fan base and she continues to teach Natural Hair workshops as founder of Curl Prep Natural Hair Solutions. A documentarian,  she wrote and produced the film Missing. The piece sheds light on what happens when children grow up without a father. She is also the co-writer and producer of the film Kosher about an Orthodox Jewish man who became a Pentecostal pastor of an African-American church in Manalapan, NJ.


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