On Being a Black Woman in Art...
“Being an artist was never really a choice; writing and the performing arts were introduced to me young and have been integrated into my lifestyle since childhood. Being a Woman who is an artist is a part of who I am. Being a Black Woman Artist means my art gets to be free and substantial in a way that is unique to the Black experience. Womanhood and Blackness in art don’t conform to conventional expectation, they exceed it.”
Stage and Screen Actor
Commercial Voice - Over
Chantrell M. Lewis (she/her) is, currently based in Los Angeles, California. Lewis is an EMC Actor, Voice Actor, Singer, Vocal Coach, Drama Instructor, Mover, and Storyteller. Recent credits include Aida (U/S) AIDA, Oliver!, Our Town at Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Kathleen Cleaver (Panther Women An Army For the Liberation) Cleveland Public Theatre, Charlaine (Ain't Misbehavin') Porthouse Theatre, Irina Arkadina (The Seagull).
"I believe that the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are, truly being who you are. And I've spent far too long apologizing for that..." Viola Davis