Three different women. Three different stories. One common denominator... HIV positive. This one woman show sheds a light on the lives of these women, the people in their lives, public perception and what we think we know about HIV. HIV doesn't discriminate. People do.
Created, Written & Performed by Rahvaunia. Directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson. Projection Designer Yee Nam. Stage & Tour Manager Billie King
Rahvaunia began writing and producing in 2006 after hearing Bill Duke on a film festival's Actors Panel. "We must create our own projects." Bill Duke was not just speaking to the room of African Americans as a race; he was speaking to us "actors." Rahvaunia became inspired by the creative challenges of writing and producing and has gone on to create projects for indie films and stage. As an actor Rahvaunia has appeared on all media platforms - Stage, TV, Films and Web Series., most notably: Criminal Minds, Mistresses, Sexless and School of Hard Knocks. Rahvaunia has a recurring role (Theresa Wood) on the new Shondaland 1hr Drama "For the People" on ABC.
Jessica Lynn Johnson (Director) is a published playwright, recipient of BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST AWARD, Board Member of the LA Women's Theatre Festival, Director for Whitefire Theatre's SOLOFEST, and Founder & CEO of Soaring Solo LLC. Jessica works as a full time Director & Developer of solo theatre having aided in the development of over 60 solo shows (and still going strong)!
tHis Is Very IMPORTANT is a free BFF Binge Fringe Festival of FREE Theatre ENCORE production. For tickets: email education@SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com or call 1-310-394-9779 ext 3. Then visit SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com for a complete list of events.