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Contact:  Belinda Foster

Phone:  323/733.7783

 

Seventh Annual Mustard Seed Awards

Jasmynne-Shaye Robbins Receives Prestigious Award at The Beverly Hilton

 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – January 16, 2016 – Our Commitment, Inc. in association with the United States Volunteer Postal Workers held their seventh annual Mustard Seed Awards at the famed Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210) on Friday, January 15, 2016. The ceremonial luncheon took place at 11:30am in the International Ballroom, and patrons paid $150.00 per ticket to attend the distinguished event.

 

Just five days after the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, Our Commitment, Inc. held the Mustard Seed Awards in the same legendary ballroom. The Mustard Seed Awards is a series of awards that was established seven years ago to honor and recognize those individuals that have made outstanding humanitarian contributions to communities and individuals in need. These awards shine a light on those whose names may go unnoticed, but their hard work never does. In addition to a number of certificates awarded to a variety of community-based organizations, the main awards given were: Volunteer of the Year (recipient: Wanda Hardnett), Humanitarian of the Year (recipient: Jasmynne-Shaye Robbins), Trailblazer of the Year (recipient: Michael Brewer), and the Lifetime Achievement Award (recipient: Elwin Rutledge).

 

Our Commitment, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the community, with an emphasis on urban communities, and the empowerment of our youth.  It is also dedicated to serving communities across America. Over the years, this organization has been successful in providing essential services, and raising funds to support the needs of many underprivileged, deprived, and impoverished individuals. There is a great focus on health awareness, and educating those who do not have access to pertinent information regarding things such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, and other terminal illnesses.

 

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Contact:  Noelle Ryan

Phone:  323/347-8554

Email:  info@iamstillstanding.com

 

A Lesson in Resilience:  Still Standing with Jasmynne Shaye

Sexually Abused and Emotionally Defeated, Yet She Still Stands—with a Smile on Her Face

 

NEW YORK, NY – March 1, 2014  – Join Jasmynne Shaye as she opens up about her past while reading from  the pages of her debut title, Still Standing.  The event will be held at Brooklyn’s Two Moon Art House & Café (315 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215), on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:00pm.  Please contact them for further event details (631. 559.2852).      

 

With so many left emotionally crippled by the long-term scars of abuse, Jasmynne aims to open a dialogue on subjects that most would rather shy away from.  Raw, honest, and bold, Still Standing is an intimate collection of original poems and essays written by Jasmynne.  The poems read like private diary entries as they recount some of the most painful events in the writer’s life.  Each poem is then followed by an encouraging, thought-provoking essay inspired by the poem it stands with.  It’s an easy read that’s filled with emotion, gratitude, pain, and triumph. Jasmynne's message is simple: you may get knocked down, but what matters most is that you’re still standing at the end of the day.

 

“Jasmynne Shaye follows each of her diversely lyrical poems with plainspoken essays motivating discussion on such

universal topics as love, friendship, the death of a loved one, self-esteem, and the everyday ups and downs of life.

 

“Her writing is, at turns, graceful, streetwise, sharp, and humorous, but always insightful and inspiring.

 

“Read this book alone for comfort, or read it with friends for hot debates. Just read it.”

~Michael Dale, theater critic for BroadwayWorld.com

 

Currently based in NYC, Jasmynne Shaye is a North Carolina native and graduate of NC State University.  She’s an author, activist, business owner, and a NAACP nominated actress.  A member of New York’s WOW Theatre Company, Shaye has been performing on stage since age five.  She is most known for telling her personal story of survival in her award-winning one-woman show, “Stepping On a Few Toes.”  You have but to meet her once to know that there is something different about Jasmynne.  Though she has lived through many difficulties and hardships she hasn’t let them slow her down for not even a second.  She is a fighter, a winner, and a force to be reckoned with, and she hopes her story of triumph inspires others to also overcome.

 

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A Lesson in Resilience:  Still Standing with Jasmynne Shaye

Sexually Abused and Emotionally Defeated, Yet She Still Stands—with a Smile on Her Face

 

NEW YORK, NY – February 17, 2014 – Tasty Chuckle Publications announces the release of Jasmynne Shaye’s debut title, Still Standing.  The book release event will be held at Manhattan’s Bluestockings on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:00pm.  Bluestockings is located at 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002.  Please contact them for further event details (212.777.6028).    

 

With so many left emotionally crippled by the long-term scars of abuse, Jasmynne aims to open a dialogue on subjects that most would rather shy away from.  Raw, honest, and bold, Still Standing is an intimate collection of original poems and essays written by Jasmynne.  The poems read like private diary entries as they recount some of the most painful events in the writer’s life.  Each poem is then followed by an encouraging, thought-provoking essay inspired by the poem it stands with.  It’s an easy read that’s filled with emotion, gratitude, pain, and triumph. Jasmynne's message is simple: you may get knocked down, but what matters most is that you’re still standing at the end of the day.

 

“Jasmynne Shaye follows each of her diversely lyrical poems with plainspoken essays motivating discussion on such

universal topics as love, friendship, the death of a loved one, self-esteem, and the everyday ups and downs of life.

 

“Her writing is, at turns, graceful, streetwise, sharp, and humorous, but always insightful and inspiring.

 

“Read this book alone for comfort, or read it with friends for hot debates. Just read it.”

~Michael Dale, theater critic for BroadwayWorld.com

 

Currently based in NYC, Jasmynne Shaye is a North Carolina native and graduate of NC State University.  She’s an author, activist, business owner, and a NAACP nominated actress.  A member of New York’s WOW Theatre Company, Shaye has been performing on stage since age five.  She is most known for telling her personal story of survival in her award-winning one-woman show, “Stepping On a Few Toes.”  You have but to meet her once to know that there is something different about Jasmynne.  Though she has lived through many difficulties and hardships she hasn’t let them slow her down for not even a second.  She is a fighter, a winner, and a force to be reckoned with, and she hopes her story of triumph inspires others to also overcome.

 

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Email:  soft_noelle@yahoo.com

 

“Stepping On a Few Toes” Has East Coast Premiere In New York

NEW YORK, NY – February 25, 2013  – “Stepping On a Few Toes” will make its east coast premiere on the campus of College of Mount Saint Vincent on March 6, 2013.    This private showing is for students only and will be closed to the public.  The show will be held at 6pm in Smith Hall.  Students should contact the Office of Student Activities for additional information.  Campus contact information:  6301 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale, NY 10471, ph: (718) 304-2738.

 

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Jasmynne Shaye Continues “Stepping On a Few Toes”

Jasmynne Shaye Is Set to Perform an Excerpt of Her Award-WinningOne-Woman Show At This Year's Miss California Ethnic World Pageant

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 13, 2012 – Jasmynne Shaye has been selected to be a featured performer offering entertainment at this year's Miss California Ethnic World Pageant.  She will be performing an excerpt of her powerful autobiographical one-woman show, “Stepping On a Few Toes.”  Her show premiered to sold out houses in Hollywood, CA May 2009, and has had a total of seven successful runs to date.  In addition, this compelling play was nominated for a NAACP National Theatre Award as Best One-Person Show alongside Loretta Devine and Synthia L. Hardy.  Jasmynne has also been compared to Oscar nominated actress, Gabourey Sidibe, for her awe-inspiring performance.  The California Ethnic World (CEW) International Pageant takes place this Sunday, September 16, 2012 from  2pm – 8pm.  It will be held at The Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel (5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045).  The day's order of events are as follows:  VIP Poolside Reception (2:30p), Fashion Show hosted by Brenda Epperson (3:34pm), California Ethnic World Pageant (5:00pm).  Tickets may be purchased online at www.californiaethnicworldpageant.com or www.BrownPaperTickets.com.  Ticket prices:  (a)reception + fashion show + pageant: $85, (b)fashion show + pageant: $65, (c)pageant only:  $45. 

 

The purpose of the CEW Pageant is to give women the opportunity to come together, regardless of their background, to build positive relationships with other women who are inspiring and working diligently to leave a positive impact in their communities.  CEW Pageant delegates come together and share their volunteer and community projects, ideas and goals with each other. The CEW Pageant system is designed to strengthen and empower all women, and strives to promote cultural diversity through the medium of pageantry. Their contestants compete in the areas of personal interview, fashion wear, cultural expression, evening gown, athletic wear and community service. The pageant has five divisions (Teen, Miss, Ms, Mrs. and Elegance) and it is open to women of ALL ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It affords every delegate the opportunity to grow and achieve her goals while being an exemplary role model for women around the world.

 

“Stepping On a Few Toes” is a dramatic autobiographical play that has been wowing audiences since it opened in 2009.  Written and performed by Jasmynne Shaye, the show is becoming a classic amongst its followers who come back to see it again and again.  The show has the kind of buzz and following that is almost unheard of in the world of Los Angeles theatre.  Couple brilliant directing by Jaimyon Parker with Shaye’s dynamic artistry and storytelling, and you have the recipe for an inspiring, thought-provoking theatrical presentation.  “Stepping On a Few Toes” gets in your face, under your skin and touches your soul.  Shaye is a master at finding humor in difficult situations and shedding light on taboo subjects.  She makes you laugh and entertains you in such a way that you never realize she’s been ‘stepping on a few toes’ the entire time.

 

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Contact:  Deborah Talley

Phone:  323/521-4544

Email:  deborah@rarewoman.org

 

“Stepping On a Few Toes” Joins Forces with Rare Woman

Rare Woman Presents a Special Tribute to Parents with “Stepping On a Few Toes”

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 30, 2012 – “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).

 

Rare Woman is an organization that was set in place to entitle 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 effects 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.  Their mission is to empower women and young ladies to embrace what is rare and beautiful about themselves and each other and to attain self love and respect in order to achieve lifelong success.  With such a strong, worthwhile mission, it seemed only fitting that “Stepping On a Few Toes” partners with this group, as this is a play that deals with one girl’s struggle to find love and acceptance.   

 

“Stepping On a Few Toes” is a dramatic autobiographical play that has been wowing audiences since it opened in 2009.  Written and performed by Jasmynne Shaye, the show is becoming a classic amongst its followers who come back to see it again and again.  The show has the kind of buzz and following that is almost unheard of in the world of Los Angeles theatre.  Couple brilliant directing by Jaimyon Parker with Shaye’s dynamic artistry and storytelling, and you have the recipe for an inspiring, thought-provoking theatrical presentation.  “Stepping On a Few Toes” gets in your face, under your skin and touches your soul.  Shaye is a master at finding humor in difficult situations and shedding light on taboo subjects.  She makes you laugh and entertains you in such a way that you never realize she’s been ‘stepping on a few toes’ the entire time.

 

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Contact:  Deborah Talley

Phone:  323/521-4544

Email:  deborah@rarewoman.org

 

Jasmynne Shaye Shares Her Story On the Radio

LOS ANGELES, CA - 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.

 

Rare Woman is an organization that was set in place to entitle 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 effects 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.  Their mission is to empower women and young ladies to embrace what is rare and beautiful about themselves and each other and to attain self love and respect in order to achieve lifelong success.  With such a strong, worthwhile mission, it seemed only fitting that “Stepping On a Few Toes” partners with this group, as this is a play that deals with one girl’s struggle to find love and acceptance.   

 

“Stepping On a Few Toes” is a dramatic autobiographical play that has been wowing audiences since it opened in 2009.  Written and performed by Jasmynne Shaye, the show is becoming a classic amongst its followers who come back to see it again and again.  The show has the kind of buzz and following that is almost unheard of in the world of Los Angeles theatre.  Couple brilliant directing by Jaimyon Parker with Shaye’s dynamic artistry and storytelling, and you have the recipe for an inspiring, thought-provoking theatrical presentation.  “Stepping On a Few Toes” gets in your face, under your skin and touches your soul.  Shaye is a master at finding humor in difficult situations and shedding light on taboo subjects.  She makes you laugh and entertains you in such a way that you never realize she’s been ‘stepping on a few toes’ the entire time.

 

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Contact:  Noelle Ryan

Phone:  323/347-8554

Email:  softplay.staff@yahoo.com

 

“Stepping On a Few Toes” Accepted Into Solo Show Festival​

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 29, 2011 – “Stepping On a Few Toes” has just been accepted to participate in the 2012 Solo Show Festival presented by Whitefire Theatre.  The festival takes place in January and will feature a variety of one-person shows from artists all over the country.  “Stepping On a Few Toes” will be showcased on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8pm at Whitefire Theatre (13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423).  Tickets are $20 and will soon be available for purchase.

 

“Stepping On a Few Toes” is a dramatic autobiographical play that has been wowing audiences since it premiered in 2009.  Written and performed by Jasmynne Shaye, the piece 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.  During the show Jasmynne shares with us 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 a powerhouse of entertainment and was recently nominated for Best One Person Show by the National NAACP Theatre Awards.

 

Currently Los Angeles-based, Jasmynne Shaye is a member of Write Act Repertory theatre company in Hollywood.  A North Carolina native and graduate of NC State University, Shaye has been performing on stage since age five.  Most recently she can be found playing the role of THERESA in Wind in the Willow Tree (www.windinthewillowtree.com), a new webseries that she not only acts in, but participates in the production of as well.  Shaye is owner and founder of Sassy J Designs (www.sassyjdesigns.com), a line of fingerless gloves that are featured in the webseries.  She also works professionally as a certified nutritionist at Day One Nutrition (www.dayonenutrition.com), a company she began shortly after graduating from college.

 

Director Jaimyon Parker, a NAACP National Theatre Award nominee for Best Local Playwright for "James and Joseph" in 2009, left Houston for Los Angeles in 2004. He's since starred in several award-winning independent films including "Sweettooth" - a Telly Award winner and pick for HBO's Latino Film Festival, "Bar Moments" and "How Shaw Parker Fell in Love." He has directed four independent films, and performed on many stages in Los Angeles, including the prestigious Stella Adler Theater.

 

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Jasmynne Shaye Brings “Stepping On a Few Toes” Back to the Stage

The Riveting One-Woman Show Returns for One Night Only

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 14, 2011 – “Stepping On a Few Toes” is Jasmynne Shaye’s autobiographical one-woman show that was recently nominated for Best One Person Show by the NAACP Theatre Awards.  The show first opened in Hollywood, CA in May 2009, and has been awing crowds ever since.  Shaye’s next performance will be on Friday, October 28, 2011, 8pm at NoHo Stages (4930 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601).  Tickets are $15 each/2 for $25.  Reservations can be made by phone or email (323.347.8554, softplay.staff@yahoo.com).

 

What makes one person's story compelling and another's banal?  Maybe it's what people call soul.  ...

Ultimately what snares our interest is not the novelty of her story ... but the expressive, intrepid way in which she tells it.” – LA Weekly

"... in the same way Gabourey Sidibe was able to shed her giggly disposition to portray the downtrodden Precious ... Shaye had no trouble

discarding her own charm, to present some less-than-charming material.  The two talents are more than comparable.” – LA Theatre Review

 

"A strong statement about letting go of the past to achieve freedom and growth.... features a charming Jasmynne Shaye ...

dramatically reveals how forgiveness allows closure... " – The Tolucan Times

"Shaye proves herself a talented performer...  giving them (characters) quirks and manners that keep us fully engaged. " – Curve Wire

 

Currently Los Angeles-based, Jasmynne Shaye is a member of Write Act Repertory theatre company in Hollywood.  A North Carolina native and graduate of NC State University, Shaye has been performing on stage since age five.  Most recently she can be found playing the role of THERESA in Wind in the Willow Tree (www.windinthewillowtree.com), a new webseries that she not only acts in, but participates in the production of as well.  Shaye is owner and founder of Sassy J Designs (www.sassyjdesigns.com), a line of fingerless gloves that are featured in the webseries.  She also works professionally as a certified nutritionist at Day One Nutrition (www.dayonenutrition.com), a company she began shortly after graduating from college.

 

Director Jaimyon Parker, a NAACP National Theatre Award nominee for Best Local Playwright for "James and Joseph" in 2009, left Houston for Los Angeles in 2004. He's since starred in several award-winning independent films including "Sweettooth" - a Telly Award winner and pick for HBO's Latino Film Festival, "Bar Moments" and "How Shaw Parker Fell in Love." He has directed four independent films, and performed on many stages in Los Angeles, including the prestigious Stella Adler Theater.

 

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Contact: Dean Lofton, 512.636.1346, dean@deanlofton.com

 

Jasmynne Shaye’s multi-character, one-woman
“Stepping on a Few Toes” returns for third run


Los Angeles - In “Stepping on a Few Toes” Jasmynne Shaye shares her courageous story of the struggles of her Southern childhood and her inspiring, healing journey. 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.

The multi-character, autobiographical solo show leads viewers through Shaye’s childhood to her college years and beyond. With deft skill Shaye reveals her story through 12 characters ranging from her parents, relatives, friends and a preacher to both her own and her mother’s poor romantic choices. Transitional dance numbers, creative set design and revealing direction allow a seamless flow between characters. Rich with symbolism for the emotions she is pulling from the darkness, Shaye changes characters as she changes wardrobe pulled from closets on stage.

Shaye’s narrative shares the emotional hardships and joys of her life with a disinterested single mother and other adults who are not supportive, and often harmful. The story continues into adulthood and her failed attempts to save herself. A spiritual epiphany leads her to forgiveness and closure in a triumphant ending.

Currently Los Angeles-based, Shaye belongs to two theatre groups:  Edgemar Theatre Company (http://www.edgemarcenter.org/) and Write Act Repertory (http://www.writeactrep.org/). A North Carolina native and graduate of North Carolina State University she also studied with Robert Miano, James Quattrochi, Lisa Sundstedt, and Deven Green. Her credits include independent films, stage, commercials, music videos and industrial videos produced in North Carolina, New York City, and Los Angeles. Before the two runs of “Stepping on a Few Toes” at Underground Theatre in 2009, she performed in six stage plays in 2008, including the lead role of Arlie in Marsha Norman’s “Getting Out.”

Director Jaimyon Parker, an NAACP Theatre Award nominee for Best Local Playwright for “James and Joseph” in 2009, left Houston for Los Angeles in 2004. He’s since starred in several award-winning independent films including “Sweettooth” - a Telly Award winner and pick for HBO’s Latino Film Festival, “Bar Moments” and “How Shaw Parker Fell in Love.” He has directed four independent films, and performed on many stages in Los Angeles, including the prestigious Stella Adler Theater.  

Singer Jackie Wilson wrote “Thinking Like a River” which is featured in the play. At the Gala Night on September 18, Wilson will open the show with a musical performance. Wilson is known for fronting the five-piece Chicago band Home.

 

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Contact:  Rane Laymance

P.O. Box 743230

Los Angeles, CA 90004

Phone:  978/204-9372

Email:  info@steppingontoes.com

 

Young Actress Tackles Abuse and Seeks Healing By Way of the Stage

Riveting One-Woman Show Returns for a Second Run

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 19, 2009 – Jasmynne Shaye’s one-woman show, Stepping On a Few Toes, is scheduled to reopen the second week in June.  The show premiered last week for two nights and received an overwhelmingly positive response from both audiences.  Due to the response and glowing reviews, Stepping On a Few Toes will run for four weeks on the following dates:  June 10, 17, 24, and July 1.  All shows will take place at The Underground Theatre (1312 N. Wilton Place, Hollywood, CA 90028) at 7:30pm.  Patrons can RSVP by phone or email (978-204-9372, info@steppingontoes.com) for $10 tickets or pay $15 at the door.

 

Stepping On a Few Toes is an autobiographical show written and produced by Jasmynne Shaye.  The piece follows Jasmynne from grade school through college revealing some of the most life-changing events that occurred during those years.  The show takes a deep look into a single family unit in hopes of uncovering answers to some long unanswered questions about parents’ relationships with their children.  Stepping On a Few Toes will bring to light many issues typically swept under the carpet in an effort to foster open dialogue as a starting point to bringing families closer and eliminating future hurt.  Children of all ages must feel as though they can speak to their parents about anything, and parents must make themselves available for even the most difficult conversations.  If you have ever suffered from any form of abuse, and didn’t know how to pick up the pieces, Stepping On a Few Toes will show you how one young girl fought long and hard to complete her puzzle.  www.steppingontoes.com

 

ABOUT JASMYNNE SHAYE

 

Jasmynne Shaye is a North Carolina native and graduate of North Carolina State University.  She has also studied with Robert Miano, James Quattrochi, Lisa Sundstedt, and Deven Green.  Jasmynne is truly a multi-talented artist who has appeared in several independent films and industrial videos produced in North Carolina, New York City, and Los Angeles. In 2008 she had the opportunity to act in six stage plays including the lead role of Arlie in Marsha Norman’s Getting Out.  She has also had the opportunity to work with Telly Award winning producer Samuel Hunter of Hunter Visual Communications (HVC). HVC was awarded a Telly for Lean On Me, the music video for which Jasmynne had a lead role, as well as other industrial videos and commercials produced by the group. She was also featured in the role of Calpurnia in the North Carolina Theatre’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Extensively trained in dance, Jasmynne has appeared on the dance stage and in numerous music videos. She was also a featured choreographer for various works for stage, including La Flamenca Neuva for DanceVisions touring troupe. In addition to her acting and dancing, Jasmynne is also an accomplished radio and event host.  www.jasmynneshaye.com

 

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Phone:  323/347-8554

Email:  jaz@jasmynneshaye.com

 

Young Actress Tackles Abuse and Seeks Healing By Way of the Stage

Riveting One-Woman Show Opens in Los Angeles

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 23, 2009 – Jasmynne Shaye’s one-woman show, Stepping On a Few Toes, is scheduled to open the second week in May.  This will be a special two-night engagement at The Underground Theatre in Hollywood.  Performances will take place on May 12 and 13 at 7:30pm, and the theatre is located at 1312 N. Wilton Place.

 

Stepping On a Few Toes is an autobiographical show written and produced by Jasmynne Shaye.  The piece follows Jasmynne from grade school through college revealing some of the most life-changing events that occurred during those years.  The show takes a deep look into a single family unit in hopes of uncovering answers to some long unanswered questions about parents’ relationships with their children.  Stepping On a Few Toes will bring to light many issues typically swept under the carpet in an effort to foster open dialogue as a starting point to bringing families closer and eliminating future hurt.  Children of all ages must feel as though they can speak to their parents about anything, and parents must make themselves available for even the most difficult conversations.  If you have ever suffered from any form of abuse, and didn’t know how to pick up the pieces, Stepping On a Few Toes will show you how one young girl fought long and hard to complete her puzzle.  www.steppingontoes.com

 

ABOUT JASMYNNE SHAYE

 

Jasmynne Shaye is a North Carolina native and graduate of North Carolina State University.  She has also studied with Robert Miano, James Quattrochi, Lisa Sundstedt, and Deven Green.  Jasmynne is truly a multi-talented artist who has appeared in several independent films and industrial videos produced in North Carolina, New York City, and Los Angeles. In 2008 she had the opportunity to act in six stage plays including the lead role of Arlie in Marsha Norman’s Getting Out.  She has also had the opportunity to work with Telly Award winning producer Samuel Hunter of Hunter Visual Communications (HVC). HVC was awarded a Telly for Lean On Me, the music video for which Jasmynne had a lead role, as well as other industrial videos and commercials produced by the group. She was also featured in the role of Calpurnia in the North Carolina Theatre’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Extensively trained in dance, Jasmynne has appeared on the dance stage and in numerous music videos. She was also a featured choreographer for various works for stage, including La Flamenca Neuva for DanceVisions touring troupe. In addition to her acting and dancing, Jasmynne is also an accomplished radio and event host.  www.jasmynneshaye.com

 

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