by Javana Mundy
A one person, multi-character show and personal documentation on the evolution, journey and struggle of the Black Woman in America.
July 10 @ 7:00 PM
July 12 @ 7:00 PM
July 13 @ 6:00 PM
July 14 @ 9:00 PM
Writer/ Actor/ Exec. Producer/ Set Design
Javana Mundy is a southern transplant from Atlanta, Georgia. MFA Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. Off- Broadway- Signature Theater, Players Theatre, Dixon Place, Nuyorican Poetry Café-Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins (Audelco nominated). Favorite credits: Here to Be Seen (Multiple Roles), Fires in the Mirror (Multiple Roles), Meet Vera Stark (Vera) and In the Blood (Hester). Javana is excited to present her first original work "Mama's 19" which documents the black american experience and present untold stories to the world as a multidisciplanary artist. www.JAVANAMUNDY.com.
Maureen Chevalier, With 8 years of Fashion Industry experience as a technical designer in the contemporary market, working for brands such as Ellie Tahari, Sachin+ Babi, Tanya Taylor and Rag+Bone, Maureen comes to Mamas 19 as a first time costume designer.
Maureen grew up in Hamilton, New Jersey and can remember designing and creating outfits for her dolls from scratch by hand before receiving her first mini sewing machine. Maureen notes that later in High School she was encouraged by her art teacher to pursue Fashion Design. After completing her Bachelors program in Philadelphia, she chased her dreams to New York City.
Currently, Maureen works as a full time technical Designer and also creates jewelry pieces from the metal casting process in her free time. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband.
Curious and always ready for a new challenge, Maureen is excited to join the Mamas ‘19 team.
The dream continues....
Bianca Lominy is a New Jersey native who founded her own creative PR agency, Honey B Media Group, where she dedicates her time growing the visibility of emerging brands and talents. When she's not drafting press releases, she can be found on set working as a producer, wardrobe stylist or both working on the sets of digital series such as Mistake the Series season 2 as producer, wardrobe supervisor and publicist. She is super excited and appreciative to be apart of MAMA’s 19. This story Javana is telling is necessary and to be asked to help elevate this is a complete honor. In her spare time, Bianca enjoys modeling, trying new fashion and beauty trends, and giving the girls looks. She can usually be found supporting, uplifting, and loving Black women & others in whatever capacity she is needed.
Pharah Jean-Philippe - A Brooklyn native of Haitian descent, Pharah has a diverse entertainment background which includes acting, directing, writing, teaching and producing.
She has directed works for the stage such as Da Show (Colors of Community/MoCADA); Entering the Griot's Circle: The African Company Presents Richard III, Storyville Manor, The Ladies of Friscitana, Texas, The Artist's Life, and Fine Print. (Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company); The Definitive Loser's Guide to Winning (13th Street Rep Theatre); Paradigm Shift (Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.); Blurryness of the Protector (Colors of Community/The Harlem School of the Arts); In Transit (Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company); Love's Speakeasy (Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company);
The Cherry Orchard (American Bard Theatre); Human Resources (Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company in conjunction with Artistic New Directions); In Our Home Series: "The Garden of Nirvana", "The Muse" and "Spiraling into Place" (Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company); Performing the Streets: What Happened (Commissioned by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership for Site Specific work); Spiraling Into Place (Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company); For Black Boys Who Have Considered Homicide When the Streets Were Too Much (Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company - Nominated for 4 IT Awards) to name a few.
As a filmmaker, she donned the hats of writer/director/producer/actor for Mardi Gras, her first screenplay and second endeavor into filmmaking. Pharah has also written a couple of one acts that have been produced. Her plays include: LOVE AND HAPPINESS, BLACK BOOK and HAM IN THE LET. A proud member of Actor’s Equity, New York Women in Film and Television, the Field and Fractured Atlas, it is her hope to produce work that will entertain, educate and heal.
Pharah Jean-Philippe is currently the Founder and Artistic Director of Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company.
Kym Cooper for the inspiration, original art, poetry, and motherhood. Yolanda Hoskey for contributing hair and time to the set. Massah Fofana for her management and implementation of Set. Darryl aka Instascramz for his documentation/visual work, Maureen Chevalier for outstanding last minute work with Costume!! Vidal Quezada for holding me so so so down! The entire Production Crew for their work on “Mamas 19” first production!!! Pharah Jean-Phillipe for being such a support through the artistic part of this. I love you!!! Bree O’Conner and the Playful Substance Theater Company and their Woman’s Work Festival for the opportunity to develop and perform my first solo show!!! Erez and Under St. Marks for opening their doors and hearts to this piece. All the black women who built with me and held me all the way down! You all are gifts, blessings, and QUEENS!!! The ancestors for making this possible and living through me!
Yhá Mourhia Wright is a writer, director, and producer from Brooklyn, NY by way of San José, CA. She was one of three actors in her MFA program at the Actors Studio Drama School to be selected to study playwriting and acting full time during her three-year coursework. Within months after graduating with her MFA in 2016, Yhá Mourhia was inspired to take the lead on creating and curating work and opportunities for artists to take the lead in telling their narratives and established her production company, YháWright Productions! The companies first digital series,#LoveMyRoomie,was screened at the 2018 Hip Hop Film Festival, won the 2018 GLOW Television and Web Series Festival Best Actress award (Yhá Mourhia Wright), and 2018 Newark International Film Festival Best Director Award (Yhá Mourhia Wright). Yhá Mourhia has continued to produce and develop content by other creators and is the Assistant Director/Producer of the 2019 Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival short film, Spot: A True Period Piece.
As an actress, Yhá Mourhia has most recently played the role of Ashley in the new original play “Opportunity” by Stanley Martin (Aladdin) and directed by Michael Blatt (AMDA Professor). The play was a part of the Riant’s Theatre Strawberry One-Act Festival where Yhá Mourhia received the award of Best Actress. She currently plays the role of Mia in ‘Pillow Talk’ - a new digital series from the Emmy-nominated Producers and Creators of Tough Love.’ She recently started her journey as the Senior Video Producer at iOne Digital for Women’s Lifestyle (Madame Noire and HelloBeautiful).
Natalie Laudme is a sales and marketing professional whose career in fashion and beauty has been both exciting and rewarding. Over her ten year career, she has worked with legacy brands like COVERGIRL, Kenneth Cole, Target, Neiman Marcus, as well as start up fashion companies like BERIQISU and Yummie. She is thrilled to be joining the Mama's 19 team as Marketing Manager and is a true believer in the talent of its creator, writer and star, Javana Mundy.
Assistant Set and Props