At Arts for Learning, we’re mourning the loss of a beloved staff member, Tina Lassiter, who passed away on January 10 after a long illness. Tina served as A4L’s Finance and Administration Manager for the past three-and-a-half years, but as CEO Chris Everly says, she was much more than that. “She was really an ambassador […]
A gifted storyteller, playwright and producer, Valerie uses her talents to teach values and promote awareness or lesser known historical events and people. Of late, “From Tragedy to Triumph; The Martha Ann Fields Story” has been presented at over dozens of schools and churches in the Richmond, Virginia area. In addition, she uses her storytelling to teach morals through African folktales. Her work on numerous plays and independent films is extensive. Valerie has written and starred in several one woman shows focusing on domestic violence and historical women of courage. Giving a voice the likes of Martha Ann Fields, Coretta Scott King, and Nanny Prosser, wife of Gabriel Prosser, who led the slave rebellion in Richmond in 1800. Valerie also holds workshops to teach the art of storytelling. Her work is dedicated to her Mother Margaret A. Davis a.k.a. Queen Margaret.