Tonya Pinkins is an Artivist. She uses singing writing, directing, educating to tell stories of the voiceless and plant the seeds for meaning change and social justice on the planet. She started #BlackPerspectivesMatter and #OtherPerspectivesMatter. Her book GET OVER YOURSELF: How To Drop The Drama and Claim The Life You Deserve was published by Hyperion in 2006. She has won or been nominated for numerous awards including The Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Olivier, Soap Opera Digest, Obie, Audelco and NAACP Theater and Image Awards. This season she was seen as Ethel Peabody on GOTHAM on FOX and Miz Mimi Corcoran on 11/22/63 on HUL


Music recreates the heartbeat that surrounded us before we are birthed as beings. When we are impassioned we speak to a beat, we learn to a beat. In the Spirit of Kid Karma, Lin Manuel Miranda’s HAMILTON and Kendrick Lamar. We will take the beats that move you and set your story to that rhythm and sound.

Miranda has injected life into the history of the founding of the U.S.A. by setting it to the rhythms of today.The familiarity of the music will give the audience an immediate connection to your story and the combination of truth plus rhythm and music will burn your story into their hearts and minds.

Samples: listen two both of the following to get inspired Ten Crack Commandments Ten Duel Commandments and Kendrick Lamar’s

King Kunta: replayed sample of bass Mausberg feat. DJ Quik "Get Nekkid", resung lyrics Michael Jackson "Smooth Criminal", lyrics James Brown "Payback", replayed sample Ahmad "We Want the Funk", spotify link 2:28 lyrics Jay-Z "Thank You", direct sample of drums Curtis Mayfield "Kung Fu”