Join us for a free play reading of “People Vs Goldie Locks” written by Renee A. Nixon and presented by PassinArt. This is a family friendly free event. Space is limited at North Portland Library; we will accommodate as many as possible. This original work is a delightful comedy to be enjoyed by all.
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2 PM
North Portland Library
512 N Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
About the playwright:
A movie critic, playwright, photographer and collector are just a few things that describe Renée A. Nixon. A native of Durham, NC has been a movie critic for NC A&T State University Register, The Urban Journal, WQOK-FM, and Plugged TV before starting her own starting her own company, Diamonds, Pearls and Pink Roses Productions (DPPR). Under DPPR, Nixon has created a website, The Movie Talk (themovietalk.com) which talks about upcoming movies, movie trailers, movie reviews and celebrity interviews. In August 2010, DPPR produced “Blindsided” as a two act play at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, NC to rave reviews! And in May 2017, the play ‘WORRIED’ was produced by DPPR in a Levels Homes model home which raised several pounds of food for the Catholic Charities of Durham.
“Blindsided” and ‘WORRIED’ are just one of the many plays that Nixon has written. One of the first being “We’ve Come To Praise Him: The History of Holy Cross Catholic Church”, which followed the history of a small African American Catholic church in the South over a 60-year period. She has had other one act plays encompassing themes from drama to romantic comedy to satire read at the National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has also written several children’s plays and teenage skits. In 2015, she directed her first documentary about Holy Cross Catholic Church’s 75th Anniversary – “We Are Holy Cross”. The summer of 2018, her play ‘WORRIED’ will be part of the Second Stage Series at Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh, NC. The play will have 6 performances between June 7th and June 24th.
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Association of Black Journalists, and is an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Durham. In 2008, she won a spot on the Barbie Collector’s Advisory Panel where she served for a year giving advice to Mattel on upcoming Barbie dolls. In December 2010, she was chosen as one of 50 people to be a FOX VIP’s which allows her to view the new FOX shows and talk with FOX executives about their programming. In her spare time, Nixon enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, watching movies, and dancing. She is currently working on her first mystery novel.