Towonda

Creator, Writer, Producer

In 2003, Towonda Kilpatrick once again left corporate America and took a leap of faith, beginning her journey as a playwright, producer and director. Her first touring theatre projects were: Can a Hoochie Become First Lady, starring Keith Sweat and Phyllis Yvonne Stickney (2003); and Mama I’m Your Child starring Bernadette Stanis and Howard Hewitt (2005). Both productions were budgeted in the half-million dollar range. Using her background in journalism, Kilpatrick produced a show bible for the television drama series entitled Yellow Cry, which explores the nightmare world of human trafficking. A mother sells her 12-year-old daughter into a sexual slavery ring, which is secretly managed by the government. Characters are threatened, blackmailed, and pressured to the point one must ask, “What happens when you are asked to kidnap your neighbor’s child in order to save your own? Kilpatrick also went on to create an original stage play, written for National Sexual Awareness Month in April 2012 entitled, Damaged Goods. Conflict and drama arise when a family is torn apart by hidden secrets of incest, infidelity, manipulation, and chronic deceit. The play opened at The Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. Moreover, she produced the musical, Cheezecake Boiz & the Diva, which was mounted at the 14th Street Playhouse in 2011. The production was reprised due to popular demand. Her debut screenplay, Hussie is in pre-production while she has two television projects, pending green lights. Visit her website at www.towonda.com.