Known by most for her roles on Days of Our Lives and TNT's The Closer, Payton, who audiences will also see in Spike Lee's remake of "Oldboy" (November, 2013), created the one-woman show "Michael’s Daughter", and performs it before nationwide audiences, leaving many in tears and soul searching. In the play, Payton plays the roles of those who had the greatest impact on her childhood, including her drug addicted, now imprisoned father, her distant southern belle mother, and her abrasive aunt. Payton hopes by sharing her story of triumph over an incredibly unstable childhood, growing up in New Orleans' 3rd ward, she will give a voice to children of incarcerated parents. "Michael's Daughter" has universal appeal and impact, transcending race, gender, and economic class, touching people of all backgrounds.
"Michael’s Daughter" is not just a play, it’s a movement!" - Actress Ciera Payton
View a clip from "Michael's Daughter" here (http://vimeo.com/
Benefiting Under-resourced Youth
While the exact amount of Lee's donation will remain anonymous, Payton will allocate the promised portion of it, along with all other donations received through the IndieGoGo campaign, to:
Step Up Women's Network: Step Up Women's Network is a nonprofit membership organization igniting women and girls to fulfill their potential, serving to empowering teen girls from under-resourced communities to be confident, college-bound, and career-ready, and propelling professional women through connections, collaborations, and continuous development
Girls For A Change: Girls For A Change is a national organization that empowers girls to create social change. We provide the tools, resources, and partnerships for middle and high school girls to gain the voice, ability, and problem-solving capacity to reach their full potential.
The "Michael's Daughter" IndieGoGo Campaign
The honor of being included in the 2013 United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC does not come without price to invited artists. In order to make the presentation of "Michael’s Daughter" (http://michaelsdaughter.org/
Toni L. Rousell, Publicist