Statera Mentorship | Atlanta Chapter

Statera Mentorship: Altanta was created in the spring of 2019. It was founded by Valeka J. Holt who also serves as the Regional Coordinator. The Atlanta chapter is currently preparing for its inaugural class in the winter of 2020. Applications to become a mentee or mentor in the next class will open on January 1, 2020. To receive information about the next round of classes, please sign up for the Statera Newsletter. If you have any questions, please contact our National Co-Directors at mentorship@stateraarts.org.


Atlanta Regional CoordinatorS

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Valeka J. Holt (she/her), known as "V", is a critically acclaimed actress and a DC native. She is an Atlanta-based actress, writer and content creator, and is on the faculty at Georgia College & State University where she teaches a multitude of acting and content creation classes. Valeka is the 2019 recipient of the highly competitive Georgia College & State University Faculty Creative Endeavors and Inclusive Excellence Grants. In the Spring of 2019, Valeka’s one-woman show Did You Take Your CLOMID?Will have its International Workshop and Performance Debut as a part of The Fertility Fest at the world-famous Barbican Center in London, England. She’s excited to continue to bring awareness about fertility to the African American Community, and share her family’s fertility journey. Did You Take Your CLOMID? is not just a play, it’s a movement. Valeka is bringing the sexy back to the fertility journey and conversation. IVF is difficult, and can dim the sex light between partners. However, Did You Take Your CLOMID? dares you to bring the sexy back to your lifestyle. Making a baby should be tantric!

Follow Valeka on IG and FB @valekajholt
Follow her solo-show series on IG @didyoutakeyourclomid
Follow her gardening show on IG @gardeningwiththeholts

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Annie Harrison Elliott (she/her) is a writer based in Atlanta, Ga. Her plays have been read, commissioned, or produced by: Alliance Theatre, Actor’s Express, The Atlanta History Center, Found Stages, Working Title Playwrights, DramaTech, and others. Her plays for children, The Best Balloon and Math Problems, are published by YouthPlays. She is an artistic associate with Found Stages and is currently working on their immersive show Frankenstein’s Funeral. She is a member of both the Writer’s Guild and Dramatist Guild of America. Annie Co-founded Atlanta Women in Theatre in 2014.

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Amber Bradshaw (she/her) is the Managing Artistic Director of Working Title Playwrights (www.workingtitleplaywrights.com). She is a dramaturg/director, producer and performer with a sole focus in new works and a mission to bring Southern voices to the national stage. In Atlanta she has worked with Actor’s Express, Synchronicity Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, the Center for Puppetry Arts, Out of Hand Theatre, Out Front Theatre, Gathering Wild Dance, and the Essential Theatre. For several years she has directed, dramaturged and curated plays as a freelance artist in Atlanta. Of the plays developed, several have received professional world premieres and others have gone on to be awarded readings, development labs and workshop productions in Atlanta and nationally. For WTP, she has directed three Ethel Woolson Labs and moderates regularly for WTP’s Monday Night Critique Sessions. Amber has co-produced and written three original works (Circa 50; Learning to Fly and Identified: A Queer Variety Show!). Amber is a proud member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and the Dramatist Guild of America.