Featured Artist: Ashley Wilkerson

The next artist that will be performing Saturday, September 7th, at the festival.

She has appeared in numerous theatrical productions including August Wilson’s Jitney, Isabella Russell-Ides award winning Coco & Gigi, and Off-Broadway in The Wake of Jamey Foster. Currently eligible for membership in the Screen Actors Guild, she has managed to snag an array of national commercials, independent films, music videos, and print advertisements. She’s also the author of a new book of poetry, Midnight Verses Morning Poems.

In 2007, propelled by her grief over the murder of her brother John-John, Ashley turned tragedy into triumph to create Freckle In My Eye, her award winning one-woman show which tells the story of a young woman on Texas’ Death Row. Initially commissioned by the South Dallas Cultural Center’s Diaspora Performing Arts Commissioning Project, Freckle has been showcased at the National Performance Network Conference and featured at the DFW Fringe Festival and BAM Austin!

Check out this artists website here: http://www.dawnofashley.com/