Climbing the Walls - A Talk with Infinite Wisdom - Charisse Brown

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A Talk with Infinite Wisdom

An Audio Monologue Written and Performed by Charisse Brown

Charbrow7@gmail.com

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Charisse Brown

Artist Statement

"A Talk with Infinite Wisdom" is an audio documenation of my sharing of gratitude, discovery and healing from a space of quarantine - an isolated sanctuary of healing, in which I am restored and nurtured through shifts in perspective against the backdrop of a world pandemic.

Bio

Charisse Brown is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and SAG-AFTRA and has appeared on network television, as well as the regional and Off-Broadway stage.  She has also performed for the American Repertory Theater in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she lived for several years. Charisse is a licensed creative arts therapist (LCAT) and psychotherapist, as well as a registered drama therapist (RDT).  Her one-woman show “Black in the Box” debuted at the 6th Annual United Solo Theatre Festival on Theatre Row in New York City.  Birthed from her Master’s thesis project for New York University, “Black in the Box," renamed andreconceived as "Dark Side of the Moon" highlights the effects of generational trauma connected to colorism, and the keeping of secrets within the black family.  "Dark Side of the Moon" will be produced by Studio Theater in Exile.

As Supervisor of Therapeutic Arts and Recreation and as drama director/therapist, at a detention center for incarcerated teens, Charisse develops curriculums that help students achieve literacy enhancement, personal insight development, improved peer interaction, and a sense of accomplishment through the process of original script writing, rehearsals, and play production.  She uses her professional acting experience, received here in the United States and abroad, to help students excel, as they learn positive new ways to express themselves.

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