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Who has influenced you over the years?

Happy July!

Over the next several weeks, I will be both in LA and on the road performing. See below for further details, and hope to see you soon!


You don’t have to be a person of influence to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me. 

–Scott Adams   


Ted & IWho were my influences? My 4th & 5th grade teachers, Ms. Eichler & Mr. Rees, both who put plays in my hands at 10 that started my acting career; my godmother Edwina, who spoke life into me when I was a confused teenager; my Emerson College mentor, Lois Roach, who taught me to dance to my own rhythm. Post college, Pastor Ulmer, who kept me spiritually in check, in the entertainment industry; and Steve Harvey who told me don’t ever let anyone talk you into taking off your clothes for a movie role and everyday you step out of the house, you should look like a star who can step on any movie set at anytime. (Hence you always see Steve Harvey in a suit!)


Today, my influence is actor/director Ted Lange (yes, “Isaac” from Love Boat). When I did not feel worthy to utter another playwright’s words out of my mouth, Ted called me and said, “I have a great role for you!” Four times in six years he’s called and said those words to me, and each time it came when I needed it. I am excited to say we will be performing Lady Patriot again! Details below.


Here is an interview about Lady Patriot, Ted & I did for LA Arts Online.

Who will I influence? 

July 30th – August 1st - Winston Salem, NC 

Lady Patriot at The National Black Theater Festival. 

August 2nd – August 4th - Omaha, NE

Celebrity basketball game.

August 4th- August 11th - Atlanta, GA and Greenville, SC

In Search of O- The talk show

We have expanding the theatrical production of In Search of O into a brand new talk show. If you are in the area or know anyone interested in doing quick interviews on love, life, sex & relationships, email me back so I can send details with locations, dates and times for Winston Salem, Omaha, Atlanta, and Greenville. My goal is to influence the world through In Search of O.


Who will you influence this month? 


A life isn’t significant except for its impact on other lives. 

–Jackie Robinson 


Have a fabulous July.


With Appreciation,
Chrystee Pharris