Region VII Festival 53

Date(s) - 17/02/2021 - 20/02/2021
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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The virtual festival will take place on new days this year, February 17-20, 2021.
This will be a Wednesday – Saturday festival to make it easier for students to work around class schedules.


We are so excited to announce that Danielle Moné Truitt will be this year’s Keynote speaker

 Danielle Moné Truitt
Danielle Moné Truitt

Danielle Moné Truitt is the true definition of a Triple Threat.  The actor, singer, and dancer hails from Sacramento, California where she studied Theatre and Dance at Sacramento State University before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television and film. Truitt got her start in theatre, but received national attention when she was hand picked by the late John Singleton for the title role of his drama series Rebel. Danielle is now among a very short list of Black Actresses that have led their own television shows as the central character. Truitt also recently starred in FOX Networks new drama series Deputy as a series regular alongside Stephen Dorff.

Truitt has been nominated for two Ovation Awards; the first for her performance in The Mountaintop and the second, for her role in Dreamgirls. She was also nominated for an NAACP Theatre Award for her role in The Mountaintop. She created a dynamic one woman play called 3: Black Girl Blues that she’s produced and performed to sold out audiences in Los Angeles, Sacramento and New York. Most recently, she performed a #SafeAtHome version for social media during COVID-19. Some of her other stage credits include In The HeightsThe Legend Of Georgia McBrideAidaA Raisin in the Sun, Neat and Hair. Truitt has appeared on TV in guest starring roles on SnowfallSuper Fun Night and Mulaney. Truitt made history when she joined the cast of the Academy Award Nominated Animation The Princess and the Frog as the video reference for Princess Tiana. She performed the body movements and facial expressions for the Disney Princess, ultimately giving Princess Tiana her persona and essence as well as performing a voice for another character in the film, Georgia.

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