MISSION: TO INSPIRE COURAGE.
I am first and foremost a human. But I am also an artist, a citizen and a female of color. Every time I walk into an audition room or direct a play I remind myself that I am not only advancing my own career but paving the way for those younger than me. I write, direct, act, and create for them.
2019 is already bringing promise of growth and change for Nazlah!
After starring in New York Shakespeare Company’s inaugural production of Macbeth as Malcolm, the Second Witch, and Lady Macduff, Nazlah took a break from the hustle and bustle of NYC actor life and traveled to the UK for two weeks. There she found inspiration in the earthy people of Belfast and Liverpool, the raucous pub life of Dublin, the entrancing scenery of the Lake District, and the diverse culture and art of London. When she got back, not only had the trailer for her first feature film Permanent Collection come out (facebook.com/permanentcollectionmovie) but she was also greeted by an acceptance letter from the nationally acclaimed Pig Iron School in Philadelphia. At this school, Nazlah will be given the tools and the courage to create diverse, revolutionary art that more accurately reflects her mission of giving a voice to the voiceless. To learn more about how you can help Nazlah achieve her artistic dreams and go back to school click on the link here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-nazlah-get-her-masters
But don’t worry, you still have time to see Nazlah perform in NYC before she leaves for school in the fall. Currently she is in rehearsals for Encounter Theatre’s bold, immersive, site-specific production of The Importance of Being Earnest. If you wish to be wooed by her as Gwendolen in an authentic Victorian house nestled alongside the Long Island Sound then venture out to St. James on the first weekend of May. Tickets on sale soon.
As always, stay tuned for future productions and projects!
Reviews for The Wedding Gift:
"The Wedding Gift is also happily blessed with a strong cast with Nazlah Black (as the Princess) and Marquicia Dominguez (the Priestess) both giving emotionally compelling performances that especially stood out."-Seattle Gay Scene
"The acting was impeccable, with standout performances by Nazlah Black as Nahlis...I was deeply impressed by the emotional range of the cast. Their talent cannot be underemphasized because it kept me engaged from start to finish."- The Seattle Globalist
"Nazlah Black's portrayal of the princess was charming and poised."-Broadway World