KATHY D. HARRISON
A multi-disciplined performing artist, songwriter and a playwright. She is a native of Detroit, Michigan and earned a BA degree in Communications and Theatre from Adrian College. She most enjoys creating new musical theater works which highlight the untold experiences of African Americans. Ms. Harrison is the Founder/Artistic Director of Diversity Youth Theater and Founder of Performing Artists United, an artist collective. She is an Arts Educator/Teaching Artist and has piloted and managed innovative arts programs in NY/NJ.
In May 2015, Kathy was awarded the Jubilation Foundation Artist Fellowship Grant, funded by Tide Foundation. She is the recipient of a City of Newark Proclamation, as presented by Cory Booker. Kathy's original musicals were selected for the 2017 & 2015 National Black Theatre Festival.
On Stage Performance Credits: The Paper Bag Players (Ensemble member of Obie Award Winning Children’s Theatre Troupe since 2006), Talented Tenth (Rowena), Ain’t Mishavin’ (Charlene), Sweet Charity(Helene), Leader Of The Pack (Darlene Love), Dream Girls (Michelle/Ensemble),
Playwright Credits (wrote Book/Music & Lyrics): The Movement -An Acappella Musical, Imagine! A Holiday Musical, Southern Boys, Junk in the Trunk, Wish List, One Rhythm, She Gave Life.
Music Credits: The Amazing Meet Project Band (backing/featured vocalist), Bahamas National Tourism Commercial Jingle (songwriter/vocalist), When a man loves a woman Musical (Composer/Lyricist), Hope lives here Musical (Composer/Lyricist/Director). Currently, Kathy is seeking representation and is focused on getting her original works to a broader market. Her greatest joy is being a mother.