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Stepping On a Few Toes:  THE NEWS


“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.

“Stepping On a Few Toes” at 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.

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

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).

​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.

​“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.

​Jasmynne Shaye Brings “Stepping On a Few Toes” Back to the Stage​
The Powerful 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).  This is a special event being presented to the Dream Catcher Foundation and the youth that they assist.

​“Stepping On a Few Toes” Receives National Recognition​
Nominated by NAACP National Theatre Award for Best One-Person Show

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 20, 2011 – “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 three successful runs, and is now nominated for a NAACP National Theatre Award as Best One-Person Show alongside Loretta Devine and Synthia L. Hardy.  The announcement was made at yesterday’s press conference hosted by R&B singer Ray J and actress Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air).  The 21st Annual National NAACP Theatre Awards show will be held on August 29, 2011 at the Directors Guild of America (7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 9046) at 5:00pm.

​​Jasmynne Shaye’s Multi-Character, One-Woman

“Stepping on a Few Toes” Returns for Third Run

Los Angeles, CA - August 3, 2010 – 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.

Jasmynne Shaye Earns Performer of the Year Award for Her Solo Show

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - February 14, 2010 - Our Commitment Inc. honored Jasmynne Shaye as the Performer of the Year for her one-woman show, "Stepping On a Few Toes."  In a short time Jasmynne has been successful in opening the eyes of many and forcing us to examine issues that we've previously swept under the carpet.  Her toutching show makes us all take a hard look at ourselves and our actions.  Not only is she a tremendously talented artist, but she's allowing her past to be a message of healing for all.  It is not only her skill, but also her bravery and courage that have earned her this award.

​"Stepping On a Few Toes" Is Back By Popular Demand

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.

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


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.