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Lenelle Moise

Lenelle Moise

Lenelle Moise


POETRY Hailed "a masterful performer" by getunderground.com, LENELLE MOISE is a self-identified "culturally hyphenated pomosexual poet" who creates personal political texts about the spirits in sexuality, masculinities, being bicultural (Haitian-American), and the intersection of race, class, gender & resistance. She recites from scrolls, from memory and with movement. In addition to featured performances in a number of cafes, bookstores, and theatres, Lenelle regularly performs Read more on Last.fm
POETRY Hailed "a masterful performer" by getunderground.com, LENELLE MOISE is a self-identified "culturally hyphenated pomosexual poet" who creates personal political texts about the spirits in sexuality, masculinities, being bicultural (Haitian-American), and the intersection of race, class, gender & resistance. She recites from scrolls, from memory and with movement. In addition to featured performances in a number of cafes, bookstores, and theatres, Lenelle regularly performs at universities across the U.S. She induced standing ovations at both the 2000 & 2001 National Poetry Slams and was New WORLD Theater's 2003 Poetry Slam champion. A recipient of the 2005-2006 Astraea Loving Lesbians Award for Poetry as well as a prestigious grant from the Gaea Foundation, Lenelle is currently touring her acclaimed autobiofictional solo performance WOMB-WORDS, THIRSTING. Her debut CD Madivinez is now available. PROSE Lenelle's essays are featured in several anthologies, including: We Don't Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists edited by Melody Berger; RED LIGHT: Superhereos, Saints, and Sluts edited by Anna Camilleri; Homewrecker edited by Daphne Gottlieb and the forthcoming WORD WARRIORS: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution, edited by Alix Olson. Lenelle essays have also been published in The F-Word Zine, Velvetpark, Altar & Queer Ramblings Magazine. THEATRE Lenelle earned her MFA in Playwriting from Smith College in 2004 and is a recipient of the 2004 & 2005 James Baldwin Memorial Award in Playwriting. Her plays include: Matermorphosis, an adaptation of Kafka's "Metamorphosis" commissioned by Serious Play Theatre Ensemble; Little Griot, a youth play about masculinity commissioned by the Drama Studio; The Many Faces of Nia, a two-act comedy about stereotypes and Black-Jewish relations; Spilling Venus, Pandora's "coming out" story; Cornered in the Dark, a choreopoem about the psychological aftermath of sexual assault; and Purple, a youth play about dating violence commissioned by the Kitchen Theatre Company. Lenelle was also commissioned to contribute 25 poems & monologues to We Got Issues, a "performance-based dialogue" on young women & voting produced by Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda and the Next Wave of Women in Power.

Also a working actor, Lenelle won a Drammy for her performance in the Insight Out Theatre Collective production of Cornered in the Dark. FILM & VIDEO At age 20, Lenelle co-wrote Sexual Dependency, Bolivian director Rodrigo Bellot's feature film debut about cross-cultural machismo and U.S. media influence on "Third World" youth. Currently out on DVD, the film won the International Film Critics' Award at the Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland). It has sinced been screened and awarded in countless festivals and cinemas on four continents. Lenelle also wrote and starred in Mara Alper's short experimental video, To Erzulie, which premiered at the Berlin Sommerfest der Literaturen in July 2002. Bit by the bug, Lenelle recently completed her own experimental shorts, blue passersby eyes and atlantic soul. Read more on Last.fm.

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