The Girl Blue Project
432 S. New Hampshire Avenue
Suite 503
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone: 213-387-2053
Email: info@thegirlblueproject.org

The Girl Blue Project Board of Directors
Marlow Wyatt
Fran Hawkins
Naila Aladdin-Sanders
Mattie Singleton
Guillermo Aviles-Rodriguez

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

Kansas City native Marlow Wyatt is a B.F.A. magna cum laude graduate of Howard University. She moved to New York to perform in numerous Off Broadway and regional productions such as A Raisin In The Sun, Hospice, Insurrection: Holding History and No Exit. While performing as an actor Marlow became inspired by the works of Pearl Cleage, August Wilson, and her dear friend Carl Hancock-Rux. She moved to Los Angeles and started writing until she was hired to write and direct the summer productions for Amazing Grace Conservatory. Later, she founded The Girl Blue Project - an empowerment program that serves the needs of at-risk teen girls in Los Angeles County. She used her talents as an artist to empower teen girls to value themselves and to teach them that they are truly capable of greatness in spite of their circumstances. Marlow wrote, produced and directed over 10 original productions for The Girl Blue Project. Her choreopoems The Village and Crowns, written expressly for Girl Blue, are highly requested by youth organizations throughout Los Angeles.

In 2010 Marlow joined the Robey Theatre Companyís Playwrights Lab and honed her craft under the tutelage of Aaron Henne and dramaturg, Dylan Southard. To date, she has two commissioned works: Living the Dream and Our Music, Our Spirit, Our Gospel. Blue Diamond Daddies was featured at the NAACP Theatre Festival. Her one-act, Lilí Easy was the selected reading for the Shoulder to Shoulder Benefit for Autism at Nate Holding Performing Arts Center and her first full-length play, SHE (inspired by The Girl Blue Project) was chosen for the 2015 Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival.

Marlow has been featured in the LA Watts Times and Mass Appeal News. She received the Women In Theatre Red Carpet Award, Pine-Sol/Ebony Magazine Powerful Difference Award, The Spirited Woman Grant and is a two time recipient of the Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS Discretionary Grant for her work. She spent the summer of 2013 as a teaching artist in Ghana, West Africa as part of Girl Blueís global initiative. When time permits she posts on her blog The Open Letter Chronicles-penning random insights about her experiences in Los Angeles. She is currently working on Red Ribbons-a drama about the stigma of HIV/AIDS in urban Los Angeles for The Girl Blue Project.



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