June 10, 2015
Washington, DC – Actress Wanda Spence will perform her reenactment of Rosa Parks at the DC Black Theatre Festival One Act Battle on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The battle will take place at the Andrew Foster Theatre located at 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002. Ms. Spence will offer the audience a deeply moving portrayal of Rosa Parks and the moments leading up to and after her refusal to give up her seat on a bus on a cold December in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama.
“I am looking forward to keeping Rosa Parks alive in the hearts and minds of everyone in attendance. My hope is that through this portrayal, Ms. Parks’ courage, passion, and strength will come alive and remind us all of what it takes to stand up for what is right,” said Wanda Spence.
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About The One Act Battle
The one-act battle is a five day competition divided into 4 categories: Drama, Comedy, Adult Theme and Anything Goes. Each night the audience cast their votes to select the best play of the evening. The winning play from each evening moves on to the final round; the battle to end all battles!
About Wanda Spence
Wanda Spence, a native of Washington DC, is a Film/TV and Stage Actress, as well as, Model and Artist. Wanda recently performed in the award winning play A Change Is Gonna Come on stage at the Montgomery College Multicultural Arts Center. Wanda also completed the staged musical production Annie, as Ms. Hannigan, on stage at the University of the District of Columbia’s Theatre Company. Wanda also completed a staged reading of The Stone Mason by Cormac McCarthy, on stage at the National Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts. She also appeared in a featured role as Glenda, for CIA University films. Wanda’s other featured roles include, Rachael in the The Enemy and the Victim written and produced by Melinda Bateman, a Bait Man Film production. This film will appear in film festivals across the USA. Throughout Wanda’s acting career, she has performed onstage as Lula Mae Jenkins, in The Blues of Lula Mae Jenkins, written by Glenn Allen, directed by Cody Jones, on stage at the ARC Theatre in Washington DC. Wanda was recently a guest singer at the Youth Talent Show at Ebeyana Studio Theatre in Arlington VA. Wanda is pursuing her performing arts training at The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington DC and voice training at the Levine School of Music. Wanda combines her creative arts talent along with her witty business sense which has landed her featured public service announcement work on the Black Entertainment Television (BET). Wanda appears in brochures for AMTRAK’s Family Reunion advertisements across the USA. Wanda has appeared in Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards, HBO’s The WIRE, Law and Order and film’s Something the Lord Made & Step-up 1 & 2.