"In the Absence of Light" is the final play that Lynn worked on before he passed away earlier this year due to complications with cancer. The rising artistic director, Bruce Lemon, a man among my closest of friends, brought me in on this production as a part of the 2nd Annual Leimert Park Theatre Festival.
Watts Village Theatre Company also won an award from the Sheri & Les Biller Family Foundation at the 2015 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, for our production of "It's A Krip Hop Nation" Bruce received the award just prior to a moment of silence in appreciation of all the work that Lynn Manning brought to his theatre, his neighborhood, & his differently-abled communities. The Foundation grant inspires powerful collective action in the pursuit of career development, education, theatre enrichment, & community support. We at Watt's Village & myself, as a member of the cast of "It's A Krip Hop Nation" & other WVTC productions, are grateful for the fiscal support to continue giving back to our community.
Click here for the The Press Release from Biller Family Foundation