About PHYLLIS YVONNE STICKNEY

PHYLLIS YVONNE STICKNEY

PHYLLIS YVONNE STICKNEY

PHYLLIS YVONNE STICKNEY RETURNS “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” FORA SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF “LAUGHTER & LYRICS” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19th 7PM and 9PM
Arkansas native, Black Hall of Famer, & Hollywood veteran Actress/Comedienne, PHYLLIS YVONNE STICKNEY, is coming “Home for the Holidays” for a special engagement of LAUGHTER & LYRICS at THE LOONY BIN, on Sunday, December 19, 2021, for two shows 7 & 9 pm.
This special presentation of a blended evening of conscious comedy, spoken word with a splash of music and song is in preparation for Ms. Stickney’s return to the Delta for this talented artist who celebrates a 40-year career by giving back to her community. Starting with Arkansas Rep experiencing one of the season's most successful productions with Ms. Stickney in a lead role in “A RAISIN IN THE SUN”.
Ms. Stickney is a world–class artist, producer, director, and motivational speaker. Recently seen in the Showtime Original Series, “Shameless”, she is best known for her work in film, stage, television, and comedy. Her credits include portrayals in Hollywood blockbusters including New Jack City, Malcolm X, What’s Love Got to Do With It?, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Women of Brewster Place, and Die Hard With A Vengeance.
Ms. Stickney received two Audelco Awards for her stage work in Monsieur Baptiste, an adaptation of Moliere’s Tartuffe, and for her one-woman show Big Momma and Nem. As an author - her work, Big Momma and Nem is included in the 9th anthology of Black Comedy Plays. She was also featured in HBO’s The History of Blacks in Comedy.
She has also published Loud Thoughts for Quiet Moments, a collection of poetry and personal perspectives, and is currently working on a new one-woman production entitled: P.S. I’m Still Standing…
Ms. Stickney is nationally recognized as an African Center Scholar and was inducted into The Arkansas Black Hall Of Fame. However, her work with at-risk youth and commitment to making a positive difference qualified her inclusion in Essence magazine’s 25th Anniversary publication as “One of the 200 African American Women who have changed the World.” and in 2015, she was been named a Torchbearer in Black Theater. Ms. Stickney is also the founder of ADVOCATES 4 DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS” an advocacy organization formed to assist selected artists of all hues and of varied disciplines, in identifying and securing resources and support for their projects and careers.
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