Cherie Danielle, a native of Atlanta Georgia, has been acting since she was a child. In high school she attended the DeKalb School of the Arts where she majored in Drama and minored in Vocal Music. She went on to New York City to study acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has had the opportunity to perform in plays at many theaters in New York such as; “The Colored Museum” at The Paul Robeson Theater; “Chains” at The Player’s Theatre and The Producers Club; “Angela’s Justice” at Theater for the New City. Aside from performing in New York City she has had the pleasure of touring “I Have a Dream” in Miami at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center.
Her studies of acting have continued at The Marishka Philips Theatrical Preparatory, The Freeman Studios, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, and The Acting Studio. Recently she has begun to break her way into the film/ television world also by scoring roles in the short films “The Zantcuary “In Black and White,” and “Enganjyani” that have been seen in major short film festivals all over the world. Along with appearances on the Investigation Discovery Chanel. She also has a co-star role in Netflix Original film “Barry” by Vikram Gandhi. Her most recent television appearance was on the HBO series “The Deuce” in which she portrayed the character “Rose”.
Cherie feels humbled to have written her own one-woman show, The Diary of an Afro Goddess, in honor of her ancestors. The Diary of an Afro Goddess, The solo show has since then received an AUDELCO “Viv” Award Nomination for “Outstanding Solo Performance” in 2016 and Cherie was honored by The Core 4 P.O.W. (Powerful Organization of Women).
Cherie views her art as a form of activism and has worked alongside of the organization “Black Diaries” to keep the power of black voices alive. With the success of her solo show she has decided to launch her own production company “Afro Goddess Productions.” And has since produced its first short film “Razor Pains.” She hopes to inspire audiences to become the change they want to see in this world with everything she creates.
The Diary of An Afro Goddess, is a fresh, new, unapologetic, dynamic one-woman show, written and performed by the magical and nuanced Cherie Danielle and directed by Broadway veteran and coach Marishka S. Phillips. The solo show premiered with a 12 performance run at the historic Wow Cafe Theatre (the oldest women’s and transgender theatre in the Universe), for which Cherie Danielle is nominated for an AUDELCO “The Viv “Theatre Award 2016, for Outstanding Solo Performance!; She has also had the pleasure of perfoming at the world famous Nuyorician Poets Cafe and the Shabazz Center in Harlem. Recently the show was well received in her home town Atlanta, GA at The Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center. The solo show has since then received an AUDELCO “Viv” Award Nomination for “Outstanding Solo Performance” in 2016 and Cherie was honored by The Core 4 P.O.W. (Powerful Organization of Women).
In The Diary of an Afro Goddess, Isis, the Afro Goddess is the main source of entertainment at “The Goddess Lounge”, a special place between heaven and earth, for those who need an extra boost of self love before transitioning into the next dimension. But the only person who seems to need an extra boost is Isis herself. Experience her journey from her hair to her career as an artist; from her beginnings in 1960s Birmingham, Alabama to falling in love; to self love; Witness her transformation through text, humor, drama, poetry and song.
You can see The Diary of an Afro Goddess at the NY Winterfest at the Hudson Guild, 441 West 26th St. Feb 14th @ 9pm, Feb 16th @ 1pm and Feb 17th @ 6pm
You can get tickets here http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/the-diary-of-an-afro-goddess/
A full review written on the show
Video of audience reaction and some clips if the show!