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Submitted by: Cycerli Ash

Artist's Project Description: This piece was filmed live all on Sunday August 30th. I was asked from Portland Center Stage to created this piece. I was fortunate to have other wonderful artists of color to perform with me. My objective was to show the perspective of George Floyd's Mother and my opinion on how she would have felt if she was able to sit down with the killer of her son. This project is completely original and was filmed, composed, edited and directed by 4 women of color.

Artist's Bio: Cycerli went to Rutgers University on a track scholarship while majoring in theater and received her master's in acting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2010. Cycerli Ash  was last seen in Sweat as Cynthia at Profile theater and all four ghosts of A Christmas Carol at Portland Playhouse. She was rehearsing for Seven Guitars at Passin Arts before the virus hit. Thankfully it will be in next years' season. She played multiple roles in A Life at Portland Center Stage and Risa in Two Trains Running at Passin Arts. She is the CEO of the faith-based theater company called DAE productions in Atlanta GA. She has been seen on TVone, BET, Amazon Prime and her most recent TV show Pretty Little Liars, The Perfectionist on Freeform. She has worked for Kenny Leon True Colors, The Alliance Theater, Dominion, Clarence Brown Theater, and the Denver Center. She gives all glory to God and is very blessed to do what she loves for a living. :-)

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