The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival

proudly presents

The Diary of

an Afro Goddess


The Diary of An Afro Goddess, 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 was originally developed in "The Intimacy" workshop at "Marishka Phillips Theatrical Preparatory" and continued development at the "POTPORRI! World Women Works" reading series, produced by RHYTHMCOLOR Associates.


It premiered with a 12 performance run at the historic Wow Cafe Theatre (the oldest women's and transgender theatre in the Universe. This performance led Cherie to be honored by The Core 4 P.O.W. (Powerful Organization of Women) sponsored by Fearless Radio and nominated for an AUDELCO "The Viv "Theatre Award 2016, for Outstanding Solo Performance. She since then has also had the pleasure of performing 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 Diary of an Afro Goddess" was written in honor of her ancestors and Black America.




INTRODUCING - Cherie Danielle:

Cherie Danielle is a native of Atlanta, Georgia currently based in New York City, 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 such. 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”. On the modeling end of things, you can catch her face this featured in a print campaign for the NYC Health Department all over NYC Transit.


She 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,” directed by Marishka Phillips originally premiered at “Wow Café Theatre,” and has gone on to be performed at theatres such as “The Nuyorican Poets Café”, “The Shabazz Center”, and “The Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, GA. 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." Its first short film “Razor Pains,” made in association of “The Script Club” was recently featured in "NY Short Film Tuesdays." She hopes to inspire audiences to become the change they want to see in this world with everything she creates.



Ticketing Information

Date: Saturday - June 29, 2019

Time: 1:00pm and 7:00pm

Location: Anacostia Arts Center - 1231 Good Hope Road, SE Washington, DC