Harlem resident, actress and community supporter Jill Marie Lawrence recently went on a trip to Tanzania to work on the artistic project, International Theatre Literacy Project for children.
On my journey to the Tanzanian village known as Tengeru in Africa, I was pleasantly surprised by the childrens reaction upon seeing my cohort and colleague Marianna Houston. The kids came running toward us with pure joy and excitement on their faces, as if a Mr. Softee truck perched itself on a Harlem street corner. I literally spun around to catch what all the excitement is about, and right before me they yelled, “Mama Marianna, she’s back! She’s here. She’s here.” Continue reading