Playwright / Actress
Lorey Hayes is an award-winning writer, Broadway, television / film actress, and corporate trainer at Barrett Company Theatrical Management. She is a 2011 Princess Grace Playwright Finalist for Haiti’s Children of God and the proud recipient of a 2011 Harlem Arts Alliance Community Arts Fund dedicated to the development of the new historic play, Hell in a Hand Basket, the Unofficial Story of Condolezza Rice. Hayes is also the winner of the 2007 Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Southern Writer’s Project and a finalist for the Eugene O’Neill 2006 Playwright’s Conference, selected from more than 800 entries for her work, The Dragonfly Tale, co-written with Robert Crear. Hayes is an original cast member of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide. She recently produced for the 2013 National Black Theater Festival, Winston Salem, NC; Power Play. The Festival draws more than 65,000 people. Power Play is anAudelco award-winning play about politics, passion, and the power of God, starring Pauletta Pearson Washington, Lia Chang, Roscoe Orman, Phynjuar, Marcus Naylor and playwright Hayes. Power Play was directed by Mr. Andre Robinson of Harry Belafonte Enterprises.