7 Women, 7 Cultures, 1 Play: An epic 3-state tour

My name is Sherna Ann Phillips (formerly known as S. Ann Johnson). I am a scholar, performer and writer from Baltimore, Maryland currently living peachy in Atlanta where I will launch a three-city tour of my play, "The XX Chromosome Genome Project" (or "Double X," for short) – a multicultural choreopoem featuring 7 women of 7 flavors who paint a picture of womanhood through poetry, melody and movement. It’s like For Colored Girls, but with women of 7 different cultures.


"Double X" is a profound and important reminder that diversity need not mean division—and that the harmony the world much needs may best be learned from people called women.

The tour will take place this summer in  Birmingham, Alabama, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and  Metro Atlanta, Georgia. Travel, rehearsals, and cast and crew stipends all add up to approximately $6000. I don’t have $6000, but what I do have is a pen and a passion. I wrote the script and have been workshopping it for 9 years.

This tour will conclude the workshop phase of this production, meaning this tour will be the last time I solicit any feedback about the script and make any further changes. By making this tour happen, you will be a part of "Double X" history, as a producer for the 2nd most credited choreopoem on Wikipedia .

Celebrate culture. Celebrate women. Donate as much as you’re able.

THANK YOU VIDEOS (donate as anonymous if you do not wish to be publicly thanked):

Any donation you give would mean the world to me. As a token of my gratitude, I will write and record 30-60 seconds thank you videos to every single donor regardless of the amount donated. Videos will be posted on social media through May 1. 

Casting is underway and production will be in full swing by mid-May. Therefore,  fundraising goals must be met by April  30.

No amount is too small, and please share if you can’t afford to donate at all.

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Shernā Ann Phillips
Atlanta, GA

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