*Los Angeles, CA – SHINE Community Theatre Arts Company in association with We Ain’t Playin’ Productions presents the most influential stage play Los Angeles has encountered, “Invisible Dani: No More Secrets,” written, produced and directed by Keyana Ri’chards and starring actor/singer/songwriter Rory Darvel.
“Invisible Dani: No More Secrets” is a stage play that boldly addresses the perils of keeping the secret of sexual, physical and verbal abuse within the family. In this stage play, we introduce Dani (played by Candace Nicholas-Lippman), an adolescent victim of sexual abuse who finds herself in love with Lewis (played by Rory Darvel), the man who molested her. It all goes undetected because people who were supposed to protect her, like her Aunt Mae (played by La’Keishia Simon) and Mother Tracy (played by Brittney Banks), are too self-absorbed to provide the guidance Dani needs.
Rory Darvel is a Grammy winning songwriter, singer, and actor. He’s been doing theatre since 2000. He’s currently starring in the dramatic production “Invisible Dani: No More Secrets.” He plays Uncle Lewis, whose character let’s say takes love too far. Rory also starred in the hit play “A Man That Finds A Wife Finds A Good Thing” with R&B Singers Howard Hewett and James DeBarge. Co-starring in the stage production “Love Ain’t Supposed To Hurt” 1 and 2 with actor Tommy Ford and former singers with the R&B group Az Yet, Marc Nelson and Anthony Grant.
Musically, Rory wrote for Barry White, and has performed on stage with After 7, Ray, Goodman, & Brown, and The Living Legend Stevie Wonder
Keyana Ri’chards is a 29 year old, ambitious, purpose-driven playwright who loves the art of bringing theater and activism together. Keyana is focused on creating a new culture of theater by producing life-changing stage plays that target issues which handicap our community.
Keyana’s style of writing is best classified as “theater with a cause.” As a result, she wrote and directed “Elephant in the Room” in 2011 and “Invisible Dani: No More Secrets in 2013.” She daringly wrote, directed and produced these shows to highlight the dangers of parental neglect, premarital sex, STD’s and sexual, physical and verbal abuse in our community. Because of the effectiveness of Elephant in the Room, in 2012, SHINE and Keyana received appreciation awards from Mike Gibson, the Mayor of Carson, CA.
“Invisible Dani: No More Secrets” will be showing for six times at:
10508 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
July 11th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
July 12th at 3 p.m.
7801 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
July 18th at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
July 19th at 5 p.m.
For more information, contact Keyana Ri’chards via email: [email protected]