Beyond Babygirl

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KAYPRI

Actor/Writer/Producer/Teaching Artist- Founder, Priscilla Belle Productions

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A graduate of Howard University’s Department of Drama, Kaypri has worked with adolescents for over a decade in the New Jersey suburbs, the Bedstuy section of Brooklyn , Winston-Salem, North Carolina and the Watts section of Los Angeles with the foster kid advocacy organization, Peace4Kids (www.peace4kids.org) . In addition, she worked as a museum docent in Los Angeles for Tavis Smiley’s America I Am exhibit.  In addition to acting, this east coaster is a playwright, poet, lyric composer, screenwriter, and story doctor for all genres.  BABYGIRL the coming of age sitcom/drama of a girlchildwoman/media-codependa-lova-holic is her “first child”.  

Her second solo play THE GOOD DAUGHTER AND THE DO GOODER is currently workshopping in Los Angeles. The first workshop took place on Sunday, April 19th 2015 at Theatre Theater 5041 W Pico Blvd across the street from Comedy Union. (This date was the 25th anniversary of Kaypri’s father’ passing.)

Her other literary projects include: a screenplay about ACoA’s, an update on Beah Richard’s A Black Woman Speaks, Babygirl Uncensored (book), and a multi-character play about Saturn’s Return 4ever27.  She will also soon be launching her inspirational greeting card line, Priscilla Belle, in honor of her late Aunt Priscilla. (1911-2007) and releasing IT AIN’T NO JOKE, a guide for caregivers in the hip hop generation and beyond.

As a performer she was also appeared in several independent, and short films/webisodes as well as off-Broadway in New York city.

A Daughter’s Greatest Gift………

Under Priscilla Belle Productions, Kaypri edited and completed and published her mother’s autobiography I Didn’t Know What I Didn’t Know A Southern White Woman’s Story About Race.  Kaypri won an award from AARP for THE BATON a PSA about caregiving featuring she and her mother. It can currently be seen on the AARP website as well as Kaypri’s vimeo page: www.vimeo.com/kaypri

A Few Reviews….

“What life teaches us is that we have the ability to continue to grow. Spring is a season but also a possibility as there is renewal. I Didn’t Know What I Didn’t Know shows us renewal at its finest, a wonderful insight.”

NIKKI GIOVANNI
Activist, Author, Racism 101, Distinguished Professor of English, Virginia Tech

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“…readers will be touched not only by her story but by her daughter’s dedication in bringing it to light. How fortunate we are today to be able to read it, that it needn’t be hidden away for an occasional scholar to happen upon, but available to all. A vote of thanks to Dorothy for helping to create our new, more open and inclusive American future.”

HETTIE JONES
Author, How I Became Hettie Jones, New School Professor

For more info please visit:  www.dorothystory.com  Follow: @dorothyknows  Facebook: I Didn’t Know What I Didn’t Know

Dorothy Story YouTube video link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5mVFrLoEX0#t=533