Sing, Speak, Move, Be
Olisa is a passionate creative who moves the crowd through music and theater. A singer by birth Olisa began rapping at the age of 12 and exploring theatre in 2003. She believes that artists and art are vital to the state of culture and society and hopes to share her soul through performance.
Olisa is a board member of www.TheConciliationProject.org (TCP) (501c3) whose mission"...to promote through active and challenging dramatic works, open and honest dialogue about racism in America in order to repair its damaging legacy. Olisa is currently developing, in conjunction with TCP, of performance lectures on institutionalized racism, stereotyping, diversity and inclusivity. These performance lectures will promote honest dialogue and racial healing.
Olisa earnerd her BFA magna cum laude and MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University Some favorite performances include "Billie Holiday" from Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson."Rose" from Fences by August Wilson, "Lady in Blue" from For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange, "Nell" from Ain't Misbehavin and "Anita" from West Side Story. She loved hosting LovecityLove open mic and jam for three years and lives for rockin the mic.