Consider It Blacklit
SS2K produces Consider it Blacklit, a weekly television show and podcast highlighting films, television programs and stage plays that feature African Americans up front and behind the scenes. The show also highlights social issues related to these programs and how they impact our communities. Show host Kim Singleton interviews directors, writers, producers, actors, content creators, arts organization leaders and overall film/television/stage enthusiasts. Consider It Blacklit is the winner of the Public Media Award of Excellence for Best Informative Talk Show - Entertainment (2019) and Best Informative Talk Show - Cultural (2018). Archives of past episodes can be found on the the Consider It Blacklit Channel on Youtube. (Click Youtube icon below.)
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Winner of the Public Media Awards of Excellence
Informative Talk Show - Entertainment (2019)
Informative Talk Show - Cultural (2018)
Consider It Blacklit Team
Tony Wilkes is a man with experience that runs wide and deep in the performing arts. He has worked as an actor, producer and wardrobe/costume designer. Born and raised in North Carolina, Tony Wilkes studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology and the Mayer School of Fashion Design.
As an actor, Tony has performed in many short films and independent features, including as a major character in the award-winning movie “Just Another Girl on the IRT” .
His fashion and costume design experience includes designing for many off-Broadway plays and as a wardrobe (dresser) on Broadway. His Broadway credits include “Cyrano”, “Les Miserable’s”, “Damn Yankees”, ”On the Waterfront”, “Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk”, “Footloose” and “42nd Street”. He has also worked in wardrobe for television, including the long-running soap opera “All My Children”.
Tony Wilkes is the founder of the Phoenix Ensemble Theatre company, where he has produced over 20 plays. His productions included the classics “A Raisin in the Sun”, “For Colored Girls”, “Ceremonies in Dark Old Men” and “A Soldier’s Play”. Tony is also the founder of LAW Productions where he has produced over 20 short films, music videos and independent features. His recent short film “Silhouettes: Behind the Garment”, won second place in the New York Women in Film and Television 2021 Online Shorts Film Festival.
Tony Wilkes is currently senior producer on the award-winning weekly television show “Consider It Blacklit”. He is a member of the Off Broadway Alliance, ASCAP, Theater Resources Unlimited, IATSE 764, BMI, New York Women in Film & Television and an advisor to the Florence Belsky Foundation which supports networking and programs for people in the arts.
SS2K Associate Producer, Justine Robinson is a producer, actress, writer, and educator originally from Bronx, NY. A former NYC elementary school science teacher, Justine has also taught theater with Drama Club, the Theatre Development Fund, and is currently the Academic Programs Manager at the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem.
Justine has an M.A. in Education and has studied acting at the New Federal Theater, the Billie Holiday Theatre, and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Recent acting credits include Kenthedo Robinson’s, The Buffalo Hero of WWI, where she received recognition from the American Legion Wayne Miner Post 149 in Kansas City, MO, and Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District for her performance. Her recent writing credits include Billie Holiday Theatre’s special edition 50in50 monologue showcase series.
Joyce Stovall is not a stranger to entertainment. The classically trained Kansas City native has worked as a side vocal-musician with notable established recording artists including Jonathan Butler, Regina Belle, Brian McKnight, PM Dawn and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, and has had original material (Don’t Take Your Love From Me) recorded by the late jazz saxophone great Grover Washington, Jr. on his Time Out of Mind LP. Joyce appeared in the feature film Donnie Brasco starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp - directed by Lou Digiamo.
Joyce is the producer and host of The Indie Beat. The Indie Beat features the music of independent recording artists. The Indie Beat airs on Spectrum 1993 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Outside of Manhattan, the live stream can be watched online at: MNN.org. Follow Joyce online at The Indie Beat/Facebook. Com. Or, to watch past episodes, subscribe to The Indie Beat Channel/Youtube.com.
Joyce was contracted to work as the music director for The American Friends of the Phelephepa Train Seventh Annual Gala Dinner honoring The Most Reverend Desmond M. Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus. As the event music director, Joyce directed the esteemed Christian Cultural Center (CCC) choir of Brooklyn, NY. and former Motwn recording artist Kyla Upshaw. Joyce was also selected to perform her original composition Martin, Jr. (A Prayer for Peace) at the scheduled events for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication. Cadence Magazine had this to say about Joyce Stovall: “This woman’s individualism and power deserves to be heard.”