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Mia Raye Smith
About The Play:
I am Hope is an International Award Winning Play, following a vibrant, outgoing version of Mia’s younger self who battles anxiety and panic attacks. Young Mia was seeking acceptance and validation from her peers, but a trip back home to Detroit helped her realized her deep family history in Louisiana. After receiving some devastating news, she develops an anxiety disorder and panic attacks, which left her homebound. Mia will transform into 19 characters that has helped shaped her life. . I Am Hope was developed in Emmy Award- Winning, writer and teacher Matt Hoverman's Go- Solo Workshop in New York City. This show fits into a larger cultural conversation in how it examines a mental health disorder. By freely discussing her battle without shame she hopes to reach people suffering in silence. "I Am Hope" will take the audience on a worthwhile journey.
Theatre Lab Reading ( April 2014)
Emerging Artist Theatre Festival (October 2014)
United Solo Festival (September 2015)
Flying Solo Festival (October 2015)
Fordham University|Lincoln Center Campus (April 2016)
SC Governor’s School for Science&Mathematics ( October 2016)
Central Michigan University ( 2017)
Eastern Michigan University ( 2017)
Brooklyn College ( 2017
Fordham University|Rose Hill Campus ( 2017)
Toronto Fringe Festival 8 Shows ( 2017)
Kingsborough Community College ( 2017)
Rowan University ( 2018)
Farmingdale State College ( 2019)
Awards: David Seguin Memorial Award at the Toronto Fringe Festival.
Nominations: My Entertainment World Critic Pick Toronto Fringe Festival.
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