CHIQUITA McKENZIE

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Resume Of Chiquita ~ Storyteller, Speaker, Trainer

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Specialty         Storyteller, Speaker, Playwright, Author, Trainer

Political, Historical and Comedy

Classes Re-enactment of Performers-Historical male/female figures

Background music (flute, light vocal)

 

Membership

Grown Folks Storytellers (Detroit)          Detroit Association of Black Storytellers (DABS)

2005-present                                           2010 – present

 

National Association of Black                DABS – Detroit Group, established 2012

Storytellers, 2010- present                      DTM Toastmaster-Downtown Powertalkers Club

                                                                Toastmasters International

Community Service

2009 Donation of Baby Grand Piano to C.H.W. Museum of African American History, Friends of Museum Piano Club in performance with Grown Folks

 

“V Day”…One Billion Rising! Against violence toward women!

Toastmasters Chiquita, DTM; Aurelia Foster, Ivory D. Williams, DTM

For Peggy’s Place-Detroit shelter for distressed women and their families

 

Performances

“Angels on a Mission” Role of Antagonistic Village Woman, Good Village Woman, Performed alongside Award Winning Actress Robin Givens as the Virgin Mary.  December 2012, Written/Directed by Lillian Washington

 

“Crickets in October” © 2012 stage debut of two act play written, directed and staged by Chiquita. Presented at Vernon Chapel A.M.E. Church-Detroit

 

Choctaw Native American (Aboriginals) Treatment in Alabama, U.S.  Historical Presentation and original poetry presentation performed to music. Presented at Black History Museum – Amhertsberg, Ontario

 

“Poetry, Storytelling, Reading-The Importance of Education”Washtenaw Schools Black History Month Event-Michigan

 

“Undaunted-The History of Autherine Lucy (Autherine Lucy Foster)

Marygrove College Social Work Department Black History Month-Detroit

 

“The Story of Autherine Lucy-in period attire” Detroit Historical Museum African American History Day, February 2013

 

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers

2012 “Black History 365”Re-creation of Jimmy Scott (born 1925, jazz singer)

 

Detroit Group 2012, Order of Masons Conference re-creation of Jimmy Scott (based on requested presentation)

 

Resume Of Chiquita ~ Storyteller, Speaker, Trainer

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Grown Folks

Virgil L. Carr Art Center Performances – Detroit, Michigan

2013: Cleaning House

2013: Hush, Grown Folks Talkin’

2012: September “Those were the Days

2012: April  – True Lies

2011: April 2nd; September 17th

2010: February 13th May28th Poetry/Storytelling-Entangled 4 Peace, October 23rd

2010: The Night the Stylish Folk Came Out” at the International Institute of

           Metropolitan Detroit, March 19th

2009: October 31st

 

Poetry Presentations/Published Author:

4th Annual Trinidad Sanchez Memorial Poetry Festival, presented with Matrix Theatre Company April 2010

 

“Red Clay” © 2004 “Walking Toward Peace” © 2005 / Java/Jazz Performer at Detroit Public Library; Poetry Nights/Poetry Slam Coordinator

 

Toastmasters International Competition: Placed 1st in Club, Area and Region Evaluation Contest, 2012.

 

Ready to perform and bring enjoyment to your program~~

Asante Sana, Gracias y Thank you  ~  Chiquita your Storyteller, Speaker, Trainer

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