Alicia Payne is a professional actor and published writer whose credits encompass theatre, film, television and radio. She’s also a contributor to the Encyclopedia of African American Music. Her professional memberships include ACTRA, CAEA, Dramatists Guild of America and Playwrights Guild of Canada. As a professional simulator, she provides feedback to learners in corporate settings through PlaysthatWork. As an artist educator, she loves helping youth create works inspired by their communities. This includes being a playwright/facilitator for Uth Ink, St. John’s and Uth Ink/Luminato (radio plays); Librettist/Facilitator for Tapestry Opera INside Opera Program (short operas); a workshop leader for the Conference of Independent Schools Drama Festival (playwriting workshops); and a facilitator for Lakeshore Arts Shazaam! program (short graphic novels). Alicia is also a co-founder of Arbez Drama Projects, a playwright-driven not-for-profit theatre company. She looks forward to her next adventure. Studio Hour Contributor.