From the day we learned of our nomination a couple of months ago we have been so excited to attend the esteemed AUDELCO awards.
The award show was amazing. It was so cool to be surrounded by such successful Black Theatrical works and performers. The show included performances from notable guests such as Cissy Houston, which was a special treat for us since we were on our college tour when we heard of Whitney Houston’s passing. A memory we will never forget!
As it got closer to our category we all sat nervously in our seats. We held hands and said a few prayers. To our surprise as they were announcing the winners, the host declared that there was a TIE! 'Killer Whale' had won the award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance and so did Court at Fort Devens, of which Jaylene’s mentor and fellow Ithaca College alum, Gillian Glasco, is a cast member.
When our show was announced we jumped out of our seats and rejoiced!
Looking back we’re still in awe of how far this play has come. What began as a FACEBOOK status in 2010 has developed into a highly-acclaimed AUDELCO award winning play. Such a huge achievement!
We would again like to thank all of our family and friends and followers for your TREMENDOUS support. Thank you for tweeting, for spreading the word, for sharing your productive feedback. And Thank you to all of our mentors for lighting the way. We appreciate you all!
We are so honored to continue to support the tradition of AUDELCO in promoting and uplifting black theatre arts. We are thrilled to be welcomed into the AUDELCO family!
Harlem KW Project, LLC