The Creative Team
Journalist, Author, Playwright, Producer, Director, Historian and Educator
Gilda Rogers is an award-winning journalist and author of the recently released book, Out of the Ashes Came Hope: A Memoir of Monsignor William J. Linder, the founder of New Community Corporation, in Newark, NJ. Gilda is an executive producer and one of the playwrights of “SUPERNATURAL: THE PLAY. She is also the community relations liaison for Two River Theater. While also serving as Vice-President of the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation, the organization that led the herculean effort to save and preserve the T. Thomas Fortune House, a National Historic Landmark, located in Red Bank, NJ.
Candace O. Kelley
Executive Producer, Director & Playwright
Candace Kelley is a five-time Emmy nominated writer, TV reporter, stand-up comic and documentarian. Over the past ten years she has collected a myriad of hair stories that helped shaped the play Supernatural. A leader in the natural hair field, she has produced dozens of natural hair signature events to sold out audiences. Her book Coif Cuisine: Natural Hair Recipes and Side Dishes for the Natural Hair & Now was released in 2011 and her book The Little Black Book for Curly Girls was released in 2014. Her online magazine Journey, has a huge fan base and she continues to teach Natural Hair workshops as founder of Curl Prep Natural Hair Solutions, a natural hair care line that can be found in select Whole Foods and dozens of stores across the country. She has studied comedy and is a regular stand-up comedian with features in Black Girl Giggles, the Just Be You Comedy Series and Smothered Comedy in Newark, NJ.
Audrey Kelley, Producer, Director & PlaywrightAudrey Kelley studied sketch comedy writing at Second City in Los Angeles and stand-up comedy with Judy Carter. She was selected for an Internship in Writing and Development with Tri Destined Studios in Los Angeles working closely with Gregory Anderson and ND Brown. Original written works include: I’d Never Say This in Public (one-woman show), Little Dates (a webisode in collaboration with Asia Winston) and several sketch comedy skits and stand-up comedy pieces. She wrote, produced and directed Audrey & Dre, a webisode starring Zuri Alexander and Andrew Chen which was recently picked up for distribution. Audrey resides in Los Angeles.