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Jennifer Skura Boutell

writer. performer. accomplice.

Jennifer is an American-born published writer, experienced actor, theatremaker, and teaching artist who grew up in Dallas, TX, moved to Los Angeles, started a family in New York City, and now lives in Atlanta. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Goddard College and received her B.F.A. in theatre from Sam Houston State University. Throughout her career, Jennifer has had the honor of collaborating with award-winning creators and innovators. She has received funding and merit-based support for her own work as well, including scholarships for both of her degrees, plus, various residencies, generous support from Windmill Arts, and a recent grant for continued learning. In the fall of 2024, Jennifer will begin earning an M.A. in mental health counseling at Agnes Scott College. It is Jennifer's passion to help enhance the lives of others by sharing tools and tactics from her education as well as her experiences confronting toxic shame through her art.

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Kristen Taylor

writer. performer. adventurer.

Kristen Taylor is a Kentucky born actress, singer, musician, writer, and theatre-maker currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a B.A. in theatre performance from the University of Kentucky and interned with AthensWest Theatre Co. (Equity SPT) in Lexington, Kentucky. She is a proud member of the Society of American Fight Directors as an actor combatant as well as an EMC member with the Actors Equity Association, and she is one of the founding members of Some Bodies Theatre Co. in Atlanta, Georgia. She has collaborated on stage and screen for over 20 years and has appeared across the nation in many productions from national tours to summer stock, to regional theatre. Some of her favorite roles include, Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at RoleCall Theatre, June Carter in the tour of Nobody Could Hurt Like Hank, Maxine in A Madwoman’s Breakfast for Some Bodies Theatre Co. and Feste, Twelfth Night at AthensWest Theatre Co. (Equity SPT). “I am so honored to be a part of FADLab and to have the opportunity to share and create with so many inspiring artists!”

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ANON The Griot 

writer. performer. educator.

Ahmariah Jackson is the Griot, nestled somewhere between the raucous ideology of Gil Scott Heron and the subtle subversion of James Baldwin. Words are his sword and shield. He views education as a noble revolution and values the holistic growth of students over any standardized assessment. He re-invented the poetry club and dubbed it “The Griot Circle” where he fosters empowerment through expression. As an emcee and devotee of Hip Hop as a culture, movement, and music, he folds all his passions into his ever-expanding classroom. His plays explore the human condition from a uniquely guttural poetic approach with a subtle drumbeat rumbling underneath. 

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