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NEWS & EVENTS

 

 

August 26, 2019

Jaz Robbins has been selected to co-facilitate a panel discussion at the 2019 Entertainment Summit hosted by the Los Angeles Urban League of Young Professionals. The session entitled, Physical and Mental Health in Entertainment, will focus on teaching attendees how to identify and find solutions to unhealthy practices around the high stakes of the Entertainment Industry. Additionally, future executives, artists, influencers, and entrepreneurs will learn how to protect their mental health in the age of social media and cope with the realities of the world. The Entertainment Summit will be held on October 5, 2019. This event is open to the public, and all creatives are encouraged to attend. LOCATION: Evolve Project LA / 1921 Black Ave. / Los Angeles, CA 90039. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite. Use code SPKENT to get 50% off.

August 8, 2019

Jaz Robbins facilitated an engaging workshop titled, Positive Education: Creating Healing & Inspiring Learning Environments to the faculty and staff of Magnolia Public Schools. This presentation was a part of the organizations professional development series that is offered to their school staff three times each year. Jaz' presentation focused on introducing Positive Psychology and Positive Education to the school staff as well as equipping them with some easy ways of incorporating the 24 character strengths into their lessons.

July 26, 2019

Jaz Robbins co-presented with Dr. Shelly Harrell at the 51st annual convention held by the Association of Black Psychologists. Their presentation entitled, African-Centered “Meditation for Liberation”: Freedom from Soul Bondage, focused on providing attendees with tools on how to incorporate meditation into the therapeutic work that they do with their clients of African decent. The convention was held in Orlando, FL on July 24-28, 2019.

June 25, 2019

Jaz Robbins has been invited to guest lecture for a Multicultural Counseling course offered through Pepperdine University's Master's program. Her presentation entitled, Substance Abuse & Homeless Populations: Cultural Considerations in Treatment, will offer some perspective and strategies for providing effective mental health treatment to homeless adults battling substance use. The lecture will take place on Monday, July, 2019 at Pepperdine's West Los Angeles campus.

May 6, 2019

Jaz Robbins has been invited to guest lecture for a Life Span & Development course offered through Pepperdine University's Master's program. Her presentation entitled, Substance Abuse in Adulthood: Working With Clients, will offer some perspective and strategies for providing effective mental health treatment to adults battling substance use. The lecture will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Pepperdine's Encino campus.

April 23, 2019

Jaz Robbins was featured in Voyage LA magazine. The write-up chronicles some of Jaz' story with a focus on her activism, artistry, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Click here to access the full article

February 27, 2019

Jaz Robbins will be attending this year's Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) biennial conference. She, along with Esther Son, will be presenting the poster: Optimizing Diversity in Three Contexts: Applying the 12 "D"s for Transformative Change. This poster highlights the work that the two do with Dr. Shelly Harrell working in her PEaCE Lab at Pepperdine University. The SCRA conference will be held in Chicago, IL on June 26-29, 2019.

February 1, 2019

Jaz Robbins will begin co-facilitting a Behavioral Health group for men completing a faith-based residential recovery program. This is a closed group that will be held on the campus of Union Rescue Mission located in the heart of Los Angeles' Skid Row.

January 1, 2019

JS Robbins and other members of the Harrell Research Lab at Pepperdine University will be speaking at the 4th Annual Conference of the Western Positive Psychology Association. The conference will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 on the campus of Claremont Graduate University. Visit wppanetwork.org for more information.

December 8, 2018

Healing, Hope & Love (HHL), the nonprofit founded by JS Robbins, escorted over 30 student volunteers to Skid Row to deliver meals and gift bags to those in need. Visit the HHL website to find out how you can become a part of the incredible work that the organization is doing. 

July 1, 2018

JS Robbins will be facilitating two workshops on how to integrate play therapy into K-12 class settings. She will be delivering these workshops to the instructors and staff members of Magnolia Public Schools on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. This is a closed event.

March 2, 2018

JS Robbins has been accepted into Pepperdine University's Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology program, and will begin her doctoral studies in the Fall of 2018.

February 5, 2018

JS Robbins will be delivering a guest lecture at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. She will be lecturing for students working toward their Master of Arts degrees in Psychology, communicating information on "Writing, Publishing, and Delivering Your Message." This is a closed event, and will only be open to students enrolled in the class.

January 16, 2017

JS Robbins has been selected to be a guest speaker at this year's Career Day being hosted by Magnolia Science Academy-3 in the city of Carson. Career Day gives the students (6th-12th grades) an opportunity to hear from professional males and females that are thriving in careers that the students aren't generally exposed to. As a guest speaker it's an opportunity to share one's achievements as well as instill hope in others. 

January 13, 2017

JS Robbins will be presenting at the fourth annual “Girls Leadership Advocacy and Mentoring” (GLAM) workshop. The goal of GLAM is to empower young women in the city of Bell to advocate for themselves and to make positive career and life choices. This year’s workshop will take place on Saturday, March 18th (9am – 11:30am) on the campus of Orchard Academies in the city of Bell. GLAM serves as an opportunity for young female students to speak to professional female leaders who are making a tremendous impact on their communities and serve as positive role models. The event will host over sixty participants ranging from grades 6-12.

May 9, 2016

JS Robbins founded the California-based non-profit: Healing, Hope & Love, and the organization is currently running two inaugural programs. The first is Food for Friends: a program that delivers meals and other essentials to food-deprived communities across the country. The second is Freedom Kids: a program that provides care packages for youth that have lost a parent in the military. For more information about the organization, its programs, and how you can get involved, please visit: HealingHopeAndLove.org.

 

May 7, 2016

JS Robbins has been selected to participate in the upcoming Miss Greater West Coast Scholarship Pageant. She will be opening the I AM BE-YOU-TIFUL segment with an original poem that she's constructed for the event. The mission of this pageant series is to celebrate the beauty of diversity and to empower young women to become their very best and authentic selves. It promotes relational leadership, the importance of education, self-confidence and self-worth. Jasmynne Shaye is thrilled to be a part of such a worthwhile event and she's looking forward to sharing, uplifting, and encouraging all of the pageant contestants.  Event details: Sunday, May 22, 2016 ~ 4pm ~ California State University Doninguez Hills Theatre ~ $35/tix. For more info please visit: www.missgwc.com.

January 30, 2016

JS Robbins has been accepted to Pepperdine University's graduate program for Clinical Psychology and will be beginning her studies in the Fall of 2016.

 

January 18, 2016

On Saturday, January 30, 2016 the Whitefire Theatre will host the west coast book launch of Jasmynne-Shaye's second publication, THE GOLDEN PENNY.  The event will be hosted by Justin Key and will begin promptly at 11:30 am.  Contact the Whitefire Theatre for further details:  13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.  Site:  WhitefireTheatre.com

 

January 16, 2016

JS Robbins is honored at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at the Seventh Annual Mustard Seed Awards.  She receives the Humanitarian of the Year Award given by Our Commitment in association with the United States Volunteer Postal Workers.

 

January 5, 2016

JS Robbins announces a one-day event taking place in Los Angeles, CA on January 30th at 11:30am at the Whitefire Theatre.  Stay tuned for further details.

 

March 1, 2015

JS Robbins has booked a commercial for the Game Show Network.  She will be shooting a spot for a new show called "Lie Detectors."  The show will be hosted by Rove McManus and will premiere on GSN on April 20, 2015.  Keep your eyes peeled as the spot will be running soon!

 

February 27, 2015

JS Robbins will be leading a panel of speakers on the campus of New York University for a workshop entitled:  The Artistic Way.  The workshop is geared toward high school students that are interested in pursuing careers in the arts.  Jasmynne will be joined by a drummer, a singer, and a photographer.  The artists on the panel will answer such questions as:  How do you get started?  How do I select a college?  What do I major in?  What if my parents don't support my art? and more.  Event details:  Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 10:00am | New York University, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, Room 903.  This panel is part of a series sponsored by the Latino College Expo. 

 

September 22, 2014

JS Robbins will be speaking and heading an interactive workshop entitled: "STILL STANDING:  Loving Ourselves and Ending the Cycle."  The workshop will be held on the campus of Brooklyn College at the Women's Center in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Join her as she speaks candidly about how domestic violence has affected her life.  Find out what helped her end a destructive cycle as she shares intimate poems from her book.  Event details:  Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 12:45pm | Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210 | Ingersoll Hall Extension, Room 227.  Please call 718-951-5777 for more information.

 

August 12, 2014

JS Robbins will be performing an excerpt of her show, "Stepping On a Few Toes," as well as poems from her book, Still Standing, at an Open House event hosted by Ashley Brockington at Brooklyn College.  Jasmynne will be one of five guest artists performing at the event:  Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College, 227 New Ingersoll | 12:30pm.  Cal 718-951-5777 for additional information.

 

July 26, 2014

JS Robbins will be making her international debut next month as she shares both her book and her show with the country of Italy.  She has scheduled book events in Milan and Venice as well as a performance of her electric one-woman show, "Stepping On a Few Toes," in Taranto.  If you are interested in obtaining additional information for any of these events, please send an email to info@jasmynneshaye.com.

 

June 20, 2014

JS Robbins will be giving an academic and test prep lecture as a part of a workshop given by A Better Chance (ABC).  ABC is the oldest and only national organization of its kind changing the life trajectory for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12.  The workshop will take place on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in New York City.

 

June 6, 2014

JS Robbins will be speaking to the parents of rising eighth graders about the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT).  This is an examination given to students residing in New York City to determine admission to all but one of the city's nine Specialized High Schools.  The lecture will take place on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Henry Street Settlement in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

 

May 5, 2014

JS Robbins accepts the offer to perform in an exclusive showcase event:  An Evening of Renegades held at LAVA Studio in Brooklyn, NY.  The event will be on Saturday, May 17th at 8pm and Jasmynne will be performing an excerpt of her award-winning one-woman show, "Stepping On a Few Toes" as well as sharing from her recently published book, Still Standing.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

March 28, 2014

JJS Robbins will be a featured artist in the April installment of Rivers Of Honey:  The River Runs Through Her.  This is a monthly artist showcase that spotlights the talent of women of color.  Jasmynne will be performing an excerpt of her one-woman show, "Stepping On A Few Toes" and reading from her new book, Still Standing.  Here are the event details:  Friday | April 4, 2014 | 8pm | WOW Cafe Theatre | 59-61 East Fourth Street | $10-$15 at the door.

 

February 28, 2014

JS Robbins will be a featured speaker panelist at the 2014 Latino College Expo being held on the campus of New York University (Kimmel Center), Saturday March 15, 2014.  This is an educational event held for high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors.  Jasmynne will be speaking on two topics:  "The Artistic Way" and "Test Prep and Beyond."  February 18, 2014. Jasmynne Shaye will be the featured artist at the March installment of "Wow! WOW Cabaret," an artist showcase hosted monthly at WOW Cafe' Theatre (59-61 East 4th Street, 4th floor).  She will be reading selections from her new book, Still Standing.  Event details:  Thursday, March 6, 2014, 8pm, $15 tickets.  About the show:  This scintillating cabaret of short-form performances of all types showcases the many talents that make their home at Wow Cafe Theater! Music, theater, poetry, dance, story telling, performance art, burlesque - anything might happen!

 

February 17, 2014

Tasty Chuckle Publications announces the release of JS Robbins' new book, Still Standing.  The book release event will be held at Manhattan's Bluestockings on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7pm.  Bluestockings is located at 172 Allen Street, NY, NY 10002.  Please contact them for further event details (212.777.6028).

 

February 11, 2014

JS Robbins joins WOW Café Theatre.  WOW Café Theater is a women's theater collective in NYC's East Village, which promotes the empowerment of women through the performing arts.  Founded in October 1980, WOW started as an international women's theatre festival that has through the years become a piece of living history.  Now well over 30 years old, the space has strong roots in the community and is proudly located on “theatre row” at 59-61 East 4th street.

 

December 18, 2013

Tasty Chuckle Publications releases JS Robbins' debut title, Still Standing -- now available on Amazon.

 

July 30, 2013

Jasmynne-Shaye accepts an invitation to perform at the September installment of Honey & Poison, an NYC Solo Artist Showcase.  This event is a monthly installation on the third Thursday of every month at Two Moon Art House (on 315 4th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, 8pm). It’s a showcase produced and hosted by Siobhan O’Loughlin.  Honey & Poison features a lineup of different storytellers, spoken word artists, solo performers, stand-up comics, poets, and the occasional glass eater.  Jasmynne Shaye will be performing an excerpt of her award-winning one-woman show, "Stepping On a Few Toes".  This is a FREE EVENT, so all are encouraged to attend and enjoy an evening of fantastic artistry.

 

May 27, 2013

Jasmynne-Shaye accepts an invitation to perform at the Rivers of Honey July Cabaret celebration. Rivers of Honey is a New York-based organization that features the art of women of color.  The organization seeks to empower and entertain by allowing women to let their voices be heard.  Artists are encouraged to share in their artistic expression of choice.  Here are the details of the upcoming event:  Date:  Friday, June 7th, 2013 / 8:00pm / WOW Cafe Theater, 59-61 East 4th St. - 4th Floor (btw Bowery and 2nd Ave)  For more information please visit:  http://riversofhoney.com/ 

 

April 22, 2013

Jasmynne-Shaye accepts an invitation to participate in the second annual Career Day to be held on May 17, 2013 at Parkside Preparatory Academy at MS 2 in Brooklyn New York.  Parkside’s Middle School 2 is a community committed to developing and maintaining a culture of excellence, high expectations, mutual respect and collaboration by all students, staff and parents.  Jasmynne will share insight into the entertainment industry as well as the health and wellness field.

 

February 11, 2013

"Stepping On a Few Toes" will make its east coast premiere in New York City on the campus of College of Mount Saint Vincent. This private engagement will be held on March 6, 2013 at 6pm and will be closed to the public.  Students should contact the Office of Student Activities to get additional information.

 

November 4, 2012

Jasmynne-Shaye receives the 2012 Award for Artistic Excellence from Our Commitment, Inc. The award was presented in Beverly Hills, CA to those artists that exhibit exemplary focus, dedication and drive in all artistic endeavors.  Our Commitment, Inc. is a national non-profit organization that is devoted to exposing seniors and disadvantaged youth to all aspects of the arts.

 

October 22, 2012

Jasmynne Shaye and team wrap filming for the short, PARANEGRO ACTIVITY. The comedic piece written by David Burrus Sr and David Burrus Jr is meant to be an obvious parody of the popular Paranormal Activity series.  It paints a picture of what might happen should the film's standard freaky events unfold within the home of an African American family.  Directed by Jaimyon Parker, the film does a good job of poking fun at some of horror's most popular cliches.  Jasmynne Shaye worked at Associate Producer on the project.

 

October 12, 2012

The official launch of YEAH, I SAID IT MAGAZINE is here! Please support Jasmynne and the other writers in this exciting, new online forum. This is a publication that strives to present readers with (1) well-written and informative pieces on a variety of subjects (2) a representation of ideas and opinions that are not always popular (3) and funny stuff you wish you’d said. Many thanks to the founder and creator of the site, Bonnie Joy Sludikoff, for giving people with something to say a new place to say it. “Like” the facebook page if you haven’t already, and welcome to: YEAH, I SAID IT! http://yeahisaiditmagazine.com/

 

September 1, 2012

Jasmynne-Shaye has been selected to be one of the official performers providing entertainment at the 2012 Miss California Ethnic World Pageant. She will be performing an excerpt of her award-winning one-woman show, STEPPING ON A FEW TOES. The Miss California Ethnic World Inc. strives to promote cultural diversity through the medium of pageantry. The pageant affords every delegate the opportunity to grow and achieve her goals while being an exemplary role model for women around the world. The pageant is open to women of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds: Asian, Eastern European, Latina, African, Caribbean, Western European, African-American, Native American, Caucasian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern. Link: www.californiaethnicworldpageant.com
 

August 29, 2012

Jasmynne Shaye accepted an invitation to become a regular contributor for a new online presence. She will be one of the voices to be heard at YEAH I SAID IT MAGAZINE (http://yeahisaiditmagazine.com/). Jasmynne was hand-picked by the creator and founder of the site, Bonnie Sludikoff, because of her unique writing style and her ability to quickly cut through the noise to pull her readers in. Jasmynne has her own blog (http://steppingonafewtoes.blogspot.com/) that she began in November 2011 that has rapidly become a fan favorite for its motivational and inspirational messages. Many are drawn to it because Jasmynne has a way of making each reader feel like she is speaking directly to them. Stay tuned for more info on the official launch of YEAH I SAID IT MAGAZINE.com.

 

August 1, 2012

Jasmynne-Shaye is selected to be a featured guest blogger for Rare Woman (http://rarewomen.org/ ). Rare Woman is an organization that was set in place to empower women and young ladies to be positive, productive and poised and to live a life with purpose. The ladies that represent Rare Woman are passionate about all things that affect the lives of women. Whether it is teen pregnancy, abusive relationships or the affects of growing up without a father; Rare Woman has set out to tackle the issues themselves as well as help nurture and heal the wounds brought on by these issues. Anyone that knows Jasmynne Shaye, knows that she is, indeed, a rare woman.

 

July 27, 2012

Jasmynne-Shaye completed production on her very first poetry CD. The CD contains ten of her original poems set to original music written and produced by Jasonic Audio. She is calling this project the soundtrack of her life as it contains some of the most intimate pieces she has ever written.

 

June 1, 2012

Jasmynne-Shaye accepts the position of Associate Producer for the short film CAN YOU SPARE SOME CHANGE. This is an independent film project written and directed by Nicolle Whalen. It is an original comedic film that depicts two friends, CALVIN and JOE, that have a dream of becoming world-renowned filmmakers. However, rejection after rejection takes its toll on this dynamic duo, causing them to grow weary in well doing. That is until one day they decide to embark upon one of the craziest attempts to make their dreams a reality. And it works!!

 

May 31, 2012

Jasmynne-Shaye was the keynote speaker at A CELEBRATION OF STRONG WOMEN presented by The Dream Catcher Foundation. The Dream Catcher Foundation (DCF) is a Los Angeles-based non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization that has developed a positive atmosphere of love and support for local youth in need. The DCFs mission is to provide a comprehensive therapeutic program that addresses the behavioral, emotional and educational needs of foster youth. It is also their mission to reunite every foster youth with their biological family or a foster family to promote permanency in their lives. DCF is a phenomenal organization doing extraordinary things for troubled and disadvantaged youth. It seemed only fitting for Jasmynne to partner with them as they celebrated women from the past and present that never let obstacles stop them.

 

April 30, 2012

“Stepping On a Few Toes” Joins Forces with Rare Woman -- “Stepping On a Few Toes” is Jasmynne Shaye’s one-woman show that premiered in Hollywood, CA May 2009. The show has had a total of six successful runs, and was nominated for a NAACP National Theatre Award as Best One-Person Show alongside Loretta Devine and Synthia L. Hardy. In addition, Jasmynne Shaye has been compared to Oscar nominated actress, Gabourey Sidibe, for her powerfully moving performance. Rare Woman presents a special engagement of “Stepping On a Few Toes” on Saturday, May 12, 2012, as a part of a tribute to parents on this Mother’s Day weekend. There will be lunch, live musical guests, and a Q&A in addition to Jasmynne Shaye’s performance. Tickets are $20, and the event begins at 12N and will be held at Westchester Christian Church (8740 La Tijera Blvd., Westchester, CA 90045). Contact Deborah Talley for reservations (p: 323.521.4544, e: deborah@rarewoman.org).

 

March 16, 2012

For all those that are able to listen live, Jasmynne-Shaye will be interviewed on the Rare Woman radio show today (Fri, Mar 16th) at 4pm pst. You can listen online by going to www.gvbradio.com and listening on CHANNEL 2. If you are unable to catch the live broadcast, not to worry it will be available for download thereafter. Thank you to all those that have sent well wishes as this will be her first radio interview. #veryexcited

 

February 16, 2012

Jasmynne Shaye will appear as a guest on the RARE WOMAN radio show Friday, March 16, 2012. Two outspoken, career women host Rare Woman. They share the same parents and are two sides of the same coin. A forum for conversation both dipped in worldly ideas and thoughts and draped in Godly faith and understanding. Whatever the topic La Roya and Vivienne each bring their own Rare Woman point of view. Their most passionate topics include women, couples (married or single), teens, children and relative topics of the day. They invite callers to speak openly about their experiences, thoughts or feelings from today’s (perhaps unknowing- yet) rare women! The show will air live on Friday at 4pm PST and can be listened to on Channel 2 at the following link: www.gvbradio.com.

 

January 10, 2012

Jasmynne-Shaye will be performing with URBAN LEGENDS on Feb 12, 2012. If you have never witnessed this talented group perform you have no idea what and who you are missing. URBAN LEGENDS is one of the most powerful, most artistic and most diverse groups of poets in Los Angeles. Do what you must to make certain you are at Write Act Repertory Theatre at 8pm on Feb 12th. Get ready to be inspired! Contact Write Act to reserve your seats. Write Act Repertory Theatre: 6128 Yucca Street / Hollywood, CA 90028 / ph: 323.469.3113. Free ample parking in lot one block south at 6125 Carlos Ave (off Gower).

 

December 9, 2011

Jasmynne-Shaye accepts an offer for management representation from STEIN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP [www.steinentertainment.com].

 

October 8, 2011

STEPPING ON A FEW TOES returns! Fri, Oct 28th, 8pm. NoHo Stages: 4930 Lankershim Blve., North Hollywood, CA 91601. Seating is limited so reserve your seats today by phone or email (323.347.8554, softplay.staff@yahoo.com). Tickets: $15 or 2 for $25. www.steppingontoes.com

 

October 1, 2011

Jasmynne-Shaye will be performing with URBAN LEGENDS on Oct 16, 2011 at 8pm at Write Act Repertory Theatre. Get ready for a night of intellect, beauty, savvy, lyrical wisdom and poetic justice. We have a treat in store for you with some of the most talented spoken word artists in Los Angeles. The richness and passion of these artists will inspire and challenge your mind with their sociopolitical and heart-bearing truths. Let these artists awaken your senses and open your eyes and hearts to today’s environment. Let the richness of rhythmic rhymes titillate your mind and encourage your soul. Contact Write Act to reserve your seats. Write Act Repertory Theatre: 6128 Yucca Street / Hollywood, CA 90028 / ph: 323.469.3113. Free ample parking in lot one block south at 6125 Carlos Ave (off Gower).

 

August 2, 2011

Jasmynne-Shaye will be attending the 21st Annual NAACP Theatre Awards [August 29, 2011] at the Director’s Guild of America in Hollywood, CA.

 

August 1, 2011

To celebrate her NAACP Theatre Award nomination, Jasmynne Shaye will be doing a single performance of STEPPING ON A FEW TOES on August 26, 2011 at 8pm. Location: NoHo Stages / 4930 Lankershim Blvd. / North Hollywood, CA 91601. Tickets: $15, 2 for $25. To make reservations call or email: 323.347.8554 / sofplay.staff@yahoo.com

 

July 26, 2011

Wind In the Willow Tree: THE WEBSERIES releases it’s first teaser trailer! You Tube link: http://youtu.be/lpcOGPdDOBs ‘Willow Tree’ website: http://www.windinthewillowtree.com/

 

July 19, 2011

Jasmynne Shaye’s one-woman show, STEPPING ON A FEW TOES, is nominated for a NAACP Theatre Award for Best One Person Show – Local. Jamynne shares this nomination with Loretta Devine and Synthia L. Hardy. To see a complete list of the nominations: http://www.prweb.com/releases/NAACP/TheatreAward/prweb8657774.htm

 

June 26, 2011

Jasmynne Shaye begins filming the first installment of Wind In the Willow Tree: THE WEBSERIES, with the rest of the ‘Willow Tree’ team.

 

May 4, 2011

Jasmynne Shaye accepts the role of THERESA in Wind In the Willow Tree: THE WEBSERIES, written and directed by Jaimyon Parker. The series is a spin-off of the stage play “Conceitful Disdain,” also written by Parker. Shaye also joins the project as a member of the production team.

 

May 1, 2011

Jasmynne Shaye will be performing with URBAN LEGENDS on May 22, 2011 at 8pm at Write Act Repertory Theatre. Get ready for a night of intellect, beauty, savvy, lyrical wisdom and poetic justice. We have a treat in store for you with some of the most talented spoken word artists in Los Angeles. The richness and passion of these artists will inspire and challenge your mind with their sociopolitical and heart-bearing truths. Let these artists awaken your senses and open your eyes and hearts to today’s environment. Let the richness of rhythmic rhymes titillate your mind and encourage your soul. . Contact Write Act to reserve your seats. Write Act Repertory Theatre: 6128 Yucca Street / Hollywood, CA 90028 / ph: 323.469.3113. Free ample parking in lot one block south at 6125 Carlos Ave (off Gower).

 

March 1, 2011

Jasmynne Shaye will be performing with URBAN LEGENDS on March 22, 2011 at 8pm at Write Act Repertory Theatre. Get ready for a night of intellect, beauty, savvy, lyrical wisdom and poetic justice. We have a treat in store for you with some of the most talented spoken word artists in Los Angeles. The richness and passion of these artists will inspire and challenge your mind with their sociopolitical and heart-bearing truths. Let these artists awaken your senses and open your eyes and hearts to today’s environment. Let the richness of rhythmic rhymes titillate your mind and encourage your soul. . Contact Write Act to reserve your seats. Write Act Repertory Theatre: 6128 Yucca Street / Hollywood, CA 90028 / ph: 323.469.3113. Free ample parking in lot one block south at 6125 Carlos Ave (off Gower).

 

February 28, 2011

Jasmynne Shaye accepted the role of BELLA in “Treasures of Tierra Padre.” The play is part of a one-act series being produced at Write Act Repertory Theatre. Show dates are as follows: April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Contact Write Act to reserve your seats. Write Act Repertory Theatre: 6128 Yucca Street / Hollywood, CA 90028 / ph: 323.469.3113. Free ample parking in lot one block south at 6125 Carlos Ave (off Gower).

 

October 25, 2010

Jasmynne Shaye and Tasty Chuckle Productions sign on to produce the staged reading of A CHILD’S LOVE by Gabe Palmero. The reading will be held on February 14, 2011 (8pm) at Write Act Repertory (6128 Yucca Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028). More details forthcoming.

 

October 10, 2010

Watch Jasmynne Shaye on Actors Entertainment: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10072886

 

October 6, 2010

Jasmynne Shaye accepts a lead role in the theatrical comedy short, RESTORE POINT (directed by Barika Croom). RESTORE POINT is part of a series called "Electica" written by Michael Sadler. Information on performance dates to be announced.

 

October 3, 2010

Jasmynne Shaye accepts a role in a Christina Simos (facebook.com/christina.simos) music video for her song, SO MANY TIMES. The video is written and directed by Senuwell Smith.

 

October 3, 2010

STEPPING ON A FEW TOES closes another successful run in Los Angeles. Continue to check the website of the show (www.steppingontoes.com) for future performance dates.

 

September 24, 2010

Jasmynne Shaye appeared as a guest on CURTAIN CALL (http://www.curtain-call.us/). CURTAIN CALL features happenings in and around live theater as well as spotlighting talented performers in the music business.


September 20, 2010

Jasmynne Shaye has been booked as a guest on ACTORS REPORTER (http://www.actorsreporter.com/). ACTORS REPORTER is a free news & information video ezine focusing on issues and items that affect actors, the entertainment industry, and those who enjoy the industry. No gossip, no prejudice, bias, or slants … just neutral reporting and information gathering. A one stop actors’ information shop.

 

September 16, 2010

LA WEEKLY reviews STEPPING ON A FEW TOES: http://www.laweekly.com/events/stepping-on-a-few-toes-1051623/

 

September 2, 2010

Jasmynne Shaye is offered a lead role in the stage play MILKCRATES.

 

August 22, 2010

Jasmynne Shaye accepts a role in Shoshannah’s upcoming production of URBAN LEGENDS. It’s an evening of poetry held at Write Act Theatre. Show: Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ Write Act Theatre / 6128 Yucca St / Hollywood, CA 90028. More details to follow!

 

August 3, 2010

STEPPING ON A FEW TOES returns for a third run! The one-woman show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., September 10 through October 3, at NoHo Stages, 4934 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Tickets are $15 general admission, except for Gala Nights, Saturday, September 18 and Friday, September 24 which are $25. Gala Nights include a question and answer session with Shaye, a wine and cheese reception and giveaways. Tickets may be purchased from www.steppingontoes.com, 323-347-8554, or at the box office.

 

July 19, 2010

Tasty Chuckle Productions and Jasmynne Shaye are gearing up for another run of STEPPING ON A FEW TOES. Performances will be held at NoHo Stages in North Hollywood, CA. Additional details will soon be published.

 

July 6, 2010

Jasmynne Shaye accepts an invitation to join the Write Act Repertory theatre company. Write Act Repertory is a membership-based organization whose artist members include Writers, Actors, Directors, Designers and Technical Personnel. Write Act Rep specializes and is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Rep also produces rarely seen works or Los Angeles premieres. LOCATION: Write Act Repertory / 6128 Yucca St / Hollywood, CA 90028

 

June 15, 2010

Jasmynne Shaye accepts the role of Janet Smith in the Write Act Theatre’s staged reading of COLORBLIND. The piece is written by Wallace Demarria (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2252810/), and will be presented on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 8pm. Location: Write Act Repertory, 6128 Yicca St., Hollywood, CA 90028.

 

January 22, 2010

A New Stageplay!! CONCEITFUL DISDAIN: Wind in the Willow Tree written by Jaimyon Parker. Jasmynne Shaye Associate Producer and actor. Two shows only!!!February 5th @ 8pm, February 6th @4pm. LUCY FLORENCE CAFÉ: 3351 W. 43rd St, Los Angeles, CA. TICKETS: $15.00 -- Groups of 4 or more pay only $10/person!!! For discounted advance tickets: jaz@jasmynneshaye.com or jaimyon@jaimyon.com or call: 323.404.7832.

 

January 21, 2010

The one-woman show, STEPPING ON A FEW TOES is going on the road!!! We are currently planning our 2010 touring calendar which will mainly be comprised of colleges and universities. Contact the show’s Creative Director for booking information. We would love to bring the show to your town!! ~~~ Noelle Ryan, softplay.staff@yahoo.com ~~~

 

June 29, 2009

STEPPING ON A FEW TOES, final performance: Wednesday, July 1, 2009. The Underground Theatre, 1312 N. Wilton Place, Hollywood, CA. RSVP for $10 tickets [ph: 978.204.9372, em: info@steppingontoes.com], $15 at door.

 

May 28, 2009

The first run was more than a success, so STEPPING ON A FEW TOES is returning for a second run!! Show Dates: June 10th, 17th, 24th, and July 1st. Location: The Underground Theatre, 1312 N. Wilton Place, Hollywood, CA 90028. RSVP for $10 tickets (ph: 978.204.9372, info@steppingontoes.com) or $15 at door. Click on BLOG to read show reviews!!!

 

March 23, 2009

Jasmynne Shaye’s one-person show, STEPPING ON A FEW TOES is scheduled to open the second week in May!! There will only be two performances, so mark your calendars now: Tues, May 12th and Wed, May 13th. Show Info: 7:30 pm ~ $10 in advance ~ $15 at door [cash only] ~ The Underground Theatre ~ 1312 N. Wilton Place ~ Hollywood, CA 90028 ~ www.steppingontoes.com. The show is an autobiographical piece, and trust me – this is one you will NOT want to miss!!!

 

March 4, 2009

Jasmynne Shaye accepts an invitation to become a member of the EDGEMAR THEATRE GROUP. This is a group of artists who are passionate and dedicated to sharing their love for the art of live theatre. EDGEMAR THEATRE GROUP is a unified and consistent group of people coming together and creating. They produce works of relevance and impact with hopes to affect this generation and many to come. For additional information on performances and upcoming events, please visit: http://www.edgemarcenter.org or 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

 

February 11, 2009

Jasmynne Shaye completed writing the script of her first one-person show last month. The piece entitled STEPPING ON A FEW TOES is an honest story of survival that follows the journey of a young child desperately searching for love and acceptance. This journey leads her to many dead ends forcing her to constantly retrace her steps and in many cases begin at square one all over again. Treading with much frustration and hopelessness, she somehow manages to cut a clear path. She finds delivery from the rainy days to which she’d grown accustomed and her new path leads her to the warmth and sunshine she’d always longed for. Join Jasmynne as she shares with you her struggles on the often times rocky road to self-acceptance as she finally learns the real meaning of loving herself for herself. The show is tentatively scheduled to open late March/early April of this year. Please check back for updated information regarding upcoming show dates.

 

December 6, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye accepts an offer to join the cast of The Underground Theatre's production of CAROL'S CHRISTMAS. The show follows the path of the classic "A Christmas Carol" with a lot of twists, turns, and side roads. It's almost as if the show wholeheartedly believes two wrongs really do make a right! This one isn't one for the kiddies, but an adult must-see nonetheless. Performances will take place at The Underground Theatre [1312-1314 N. Wilton Place, Hollywood, CA 90028] Fris, Sats, & Suns from 12/12/08 - 1/4/09. Friday and Saturday shows are 8pm, and there are two shows on Sundays: 3pm, 8pm. For additional information please call (323)467-0036.

 

November 18, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye accepts an offer to interview Sheila Vargas, wife of Deacon Frank Vargas, on cable access television. The interview will take a deeper look at Sheila's ministry, and how it relates to her husband’s work. More information regarding viewing dates/times of the interview will be forthcoming.

 

October 18, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye participated in an Obama support photo shoot. The project is entitled I AM OBAMA and it is a photo series that attempts to capture the diversity of those who support Barack Obama and who have been inspired by his simple message of hope and change. The photographer is Maarten de Boer, and the piece can be viewed at: http://www.maartendeboerphotography.com/iamobama/

 

October 4, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye accepts a lead role in an original piece entitled TABLE SETTING. The play will be toured locally at colleges and universities in the greater Los Angeles area. Current dates and locations are as follows: USC-11/11/08, UCI-11/13/08, Occidental-11/19/08, UCLA-11/20/08. Additional information will soon be provided regarding more performance dates/locations.

 

September 7, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye accepts the role of Miss Clark in the Young Stars Theatre production of ANNIE WARBUCKS. This play is the musical sequel to the Broadway hit “Annie.” Written by Thomas Meehan with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, ANNIE WARBUCKS delivers all of the fun that made the original an instant classic. The action picks up right where “Annie” leaves off. A child welfare commissioner arrives on the scene to inform Daddy Warbucks he must marry in sixty days so the newly adopted Annie can have a proper mother. The search for a bride is on… Young Stars Theatre is located at: 12716 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605. The show opens October 17, 2008 – please see http://www.musicandtheatre.com for ticket information.

 

August 26, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye signs with DPM Talent Agency, Inc. for commercial representation.

 

July 24, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye accepts an invitation to join The Daughters of Abraham performing arts group. Live performance date: Sunday, August 17, 2008 / St. Monica Parish (Auditorium), 725 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403 / 7:30pm.

 

July 23, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye accepts a role in Hollywood Fight Club Theater's BROADWAY... SEX, LIES & MURDER. About the piece: "The Hollywood Fight Club is proud to present a night of sin. This is a compilation of some of the sexiest musical and dance scenes of our time. So lace up your corsets and fill your flasks for a trip back in time when murdering your cheating lover made you a celebrity. When a life of liquor and jazz was all anyone knew. So slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes cuz life is a cabaret!" [http://www.hollywoodfightclub.com/]

 

July 11, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye accepts the role of Arlie in The Underground Theater's production of GETTING OUT, an award-winning prison drama by playwright Marsha Norman. The Underground Theater is located at 1312 N. Wilton Place / Hollywood, CA 90028. Performances are as follows: July 28-30 & August 7-10 [8pm].

 

July 9, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye was offered a role in Hollywood Fight Club Theater's (http://www.hollywoodfightclub.com/) upcoming production of Tarantino Tales: Slices of a Masterpiece.

 

June 20, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye accepts an invitation to join the LA Connection Comedy Club. http://www.laconnectioncomedy.com

 

May 27, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye meets with Image Development for assistance in seeking representation.

 

May 1, 2008

A new and improved www.jasmynneshaye.com is launched!

 

April 12, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye participated in a fun photo shoot that produced a lot of the photos featured on this new website.

 

March 26, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye agrees to host a staged performance of V-Day's "A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT and A PRAYER."

 

February 5, 2008

Jasmynne Shaye has a photo shoot with Tatiana Vinci Photography [http://www.fototati.net/] to capture her new hair cut on film.

 

April 9, 2007

Jasmynne Shaye begins training with Feelin' Good Fitness.

 

January 15, 2006

Jasmynne Shaye gains representation from DTA Talent.

 

December 17, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye has a photo shoot with Michael Maples Photography.

 

October 13, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye accepts job as Hostess and role of Young Mama for stage play FAITH.

 

June 10, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye gains representation from Kathleen Schultz & Associates.

 

June 5, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye accepts a print job with Sprinkle Thin.

 

May 7, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye accepts a role on Where Have I Been directed by Marty Martin.

 

April 29, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye has a photo shoot with Carrie See Photography.

 

April 20, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye meets with Image Development for assistance in seeking representation.

 

April 6, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye has a photo shoot with James Quattrochi.

 

April 3, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye accepts a role on Tell Mother Love pilot TV show.

 

March 25, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye begins working with Alliance Group Entertainment for training, coaching, and talent development.

 

March 7, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye relocates from North Carolina to Los Angeles to continue pursuing her acting career.

 

February 11, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye accepts role of bank teller for Cisco Systems industrial.February 6, 2005Jasmynne Shaye accepts role of Calpurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

January 21, 2005

Jasmynne Shaye is quoted in Raleigh's News and Observer for her comments made during a Q&A with Paul Sorvino.

 

November 14, 2004

Jasmynne Shaye accepts role of June in independent film Piehole.

 

November 11, 2004

Jasmynne Shaye has her first professional photo shoot with Studio Sivad.

 

April 11, 2002

Jasmynne Shaye performs with DanceVisions in their spring concert.

 

April 6, 2000

Jasmynne Shaye performs with DanceVisions in their spring concert.

 

April 2, 1998

Jasmynne Shaye performs with DanceVisions in their spring concert.