Then came the elections later and nothing had changed –the women were sidetracked: the composition of the new government builds to reflect that crucial part men had played in bringing peace to the nation
Published on Mar 2, 2015
April Yvette Thompson performs a piece from her play “Liberty City” and then considers how she came to define herself not by where she began, but by who she has become, a writer.
April Yvette Thompson is a Tony-winning producer, writer & actor working across media. April just wrapped filming of the new 20th Century Fox pilot Babylon Fields, and has also starred in many Broadway productions including Clybourne Park, and Vassar Voices. Her off-broadway credits include The Exonerated, Medea, King Lear, and Macbeth. April’s Film/TV credits include The Exonerated, Accidental Husband, Blue Caprice, Backwards, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, Third Watch et al. As SimonSays Entertainment Director of Development, April produced the award-winning Sundance features: Blue Caprice, Mother of George, Night Catches Us & Gun Hill Road. April was on the Tony-winning producing team of the longest-running Broadway production of Porgy & Bess. April is developing her second play in The Miami Trilogy, Good Bread Alley, with support from NYSF, NYTW, Arsht. Her first play, Liberty City was an Off Broadway hit nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lortel & AUDELCO awards.
Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and a lecturer at Northeastern University.
Her expertise in mental strength has attracted international attention. Her bestselling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, is being translated into more than 20 languages.
Amy’s advice has been featured by a number of media outlets, including: Parenting, Time, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, Elle, Business Insider, Cosmopolitan, Success, Oprah.com, Health, Fox News, US News & World Report, and The Washington Post. She has also provided on-camera interviews for Fox Business, Forbes, TheBlaze TV and an upcoming documentary with Red Bull. She’s a frequent guest on a variety of radio shows as well.
Amy serves as Verywell’s Parenting Teens Expert and Child Discipline Expert. She’s a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today.