Tonya Boyd- Cannon

W.O.M.E.N  Vocal Director

A witty and dope SOUL artist; Tonya’s fairly rare contralto voice, almost   identical to that of a countertenor, pushes the envelope with amazing soulful arrangements and jazzy lyrical content. Tonya's MUZIC leave her audiences revived and wanting more. Tonya has a sound that can best be compared to artists of Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill and more.  She's opened for some of the world's greatest of Stevie Wonder, Irma Thomas, Gerald Albright, Regina Belle and more.

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Directed by Darleny Del Rosario

Playwright Rachel Ridgeway  


Kirstie Harris, Kathleen Moore, Takia Tropez, Melinda Allen, Cherelle Palmer, Andrew Tadros, Kendall Santacruze, Rodney Graham, Teddo November, Roy Jams, and I'Maya Gibbs.  

Press Release

Cursive Art Theatre Company would like to formally extend an invitation to our Spring 2019 production of an original piece titled W.O.M.E.N "Waiting On Mine Every Night.” Come join us as we gather to celebrate hard work and dedication from an uprising Black Owned Theatre Company. The event will take place in our grand city of New Orleans, at the Illustrious Dillard University in the Cook Building.

Your support can be the extraordinary peak of our theatre company's success. Cursive Art can be of greatness to the city of New Orleans while staying true to all people following this mission statement, “Seeking to ensure higher education, imagination, creativity and modern pieces of art. Cursive Art wants to re-instill morals and values while promoting clear awareness for generations to come.”
 For the past year we have been working on an original play (W.O.M.E.N) with lyrical music and empowering text that brings awareness to the struggles of single parenting, marriage, self-love, abuse and instant decision making. Played by five African American women as the lead characters (amongst others) come and watch the lives and hear the relatable experiences these women share as friends.

Single tickets range from $25, VIP tickets $45 are on sale online at and also for late purchases only tickets will be available in March in person at Dillard University Cook Theatre Box office, located 2601 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70122.

Contact info:
Name: Rachel Ridgeway & Darleny Del Rosario
Organization: Cursive Art
Address: 845 Bellmeade Blvd Gretna, La 70056
Phone: (504) 509-1925 or (504) 320-5188