Monday, March 15, 2010

The Play RUNNING:AMOK Will Debut in the 2010 Capital Fringe Fest

Running: AMOK is a comedic, dramatic and musical stage play about one of the most life-changing experiences many women face. Three women who meet unexpectantly in the doctor’s waiting room share laughs, sadness and ambition as they learn from a wacky fellow out-patient how their competing roles as mother, lover, breadwinner and artist can peacefully coexist despite evidence to contrary.

Running: AMOK will debut this summer in the 2010 Capital Fringe Fest and is written by Liberated Muse's co-founder Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman. Music composed by musician Gary Young.


This past few weeks, casting for the play has been taken place and the actors for the play have been selected. The cast is phenomenal joining of some of the hottest talent in the Washington DC/Baltimore area.

Quineice will be playing the character "LESHELL" in Running: AMOK. This petite powerhouse has vocal stylings that blur musical genres. She began her career as a session vocalist and has traveled as far as Japan to lend her background support vocals to artists such as house sensation Crystal Waters. In the early 2000's, Quineice began her foray into musical theater, starring in classic theater pieces produced in Baltimore, MD-- including such hits as Little Shop of Horrors, Dreamgirls and The Wiz, in which she portrayed the main character, Dorothy. Quineice has used her art to champion many causes, most recently touring as a motivational force in the area of domestic abuse. She is often asked to share her own personal story through song with her original song “Mr. Crazy” which details how she escaped the grasp of an abusive relationship. Quineice is working on her debut CD which is slated for a Winter 2010 release.

Singer Teisha Marie will be playing the role of "NINA" in Running: AMOK. This England-born/Maryland-raised singer-songwriter, is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, and poet. She's also one who's not afraid to take risks. A graduate of Spelman College, Teisha enjoys a professional singing career that has led her across the country, promoting her latest CD Addicted to Life. She is pleased to be part of the Running: AMOK cast because the play addresses the complexities of life and exposes some often unspoken truths. Teisha Marie is looking forward to changing people's perceptions of the "superwoman". "Acting is just an extension of who I am as an artist. I want to elevate people's lives however I can," Teisha says. You can visit her website at

Lyn Artope will be playing the role of "BENNY" in the play "Running: AMOK". Lyn is originally from Brooklyn, New York, but currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and two sons. Running: AMOK is Lyn's acting debut. Her background in psychology, human resources and youth development contribute to her understanding of the subject matter that the play addresses. Lyn was drawn to this project because she identified with the plight of a "do it all" mother and understands the societal challenges women experience once becoming parents. She wanted to be a part of bringing this play to life.

"My interest in Running: AMOK was piqued by the play's description," says actress Deedee Kirby. "As an aspiring mother, I've often thought about what I'll feel when I have my first child. I watch other artists who are already there and admire those who continue following their passion actively inspiring their child(ren) to do the same. However, I know it's different for every woman." Deedee Kirby will be playing the role of "MAMA BELLE" in the play Running: AMOK. Deedee's covered a lot of ground as a solo artist. As a vocalist, she has performed at the Sugar Bar in NYC, the renowned Wolf Trap stage, and in national festivals throughout the country, including the annual Green Fest. Deedee, a native of Texas, is a classically trained graduate of the Arts Magnet School in Dallas which has cultivated famous talents like Kirk Whalum, Erykah Badu and Norah Jones. Visit her website at

Newcomer Sudani Scott will be playing the role of "CAMILLE" in Running: AMOK. Sudani is a writer and singer from the DC metro area.


We are currently seeking crew members for the show Running:AMOK. We are in need of volunteer crew members interested in helping us with stage management during our participation in the Capital Fringe Fest which is July 8-25 in Washington, DC. Perks include a free ticket to all showings of Running: AMOK and discounted tickets to see other shows in the Capital Fringe Fest. Running: AMOK has a simple set with very limited stage props and scenery, but help with transition between scenes is needed. This is a great opp for any theater lover, aspiring theater pro, or fan of what Running: AMOK is about. Email us today if you’re down to be down!

Visit the play's website for contact information and more details!

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