Her most recent appearance was in Montreal, Canada presented by the High Commissioner of Jamaica, Janice Miller and the Jamaican Consulate of Montreal, Mr. George Grant. With two shows and an audience of 600 in attendance, Mr. George Grant said - Jozanne Marie have demonstrated the high standards of excellence that Jamaica has come to expect from its sons and daughters. With her performance she have started a long overdue conversation the Jamaican diaspora in Canada. Jozanne is definitely one of Jamaica's most beautiful creations. We will be doing our part to keep this conversation active in the diaspora and "back a yard" when it comes to uplifting women.
Beautiful premiere 5-week run was first produced by The Latino Theater Company at The Los Angeles Theater Center and directed by veteran actor, Geoff Rivas (CSI, The District, La Bamba). It didn’t take long for this emotionally gripping and inspiring drama, sprinkled with the right balance of humor to garner critical acclaim by various news outlets, magazines and celebrities: Critic’s Choice in the LA Times and Best of the Week at Los Angeles Women Theater Festivalin Gospel Rhythms Magazine. This journey led Jozanne to start the, National Beautiful Campaign: The Shame Does Not Belong To You reaching thousands of women worldwide. Jozanne is already hard at work adapting BEAUTIFUL into her first feature film and laying the ground work for her next solo show, as well as, finishing her first book which is sure to be inspiring.
Jozanne got her feet wet as a member of the New York City touring ensemble, Family Life Theater, where she toured for three years uplifting the youth through acting. Inspired by the positive impact performing had on this community, Jozanne took the next step and went on to study acting, and is a graduate of the prestigious, The Acting Studio Conservatory, in New York City. She has appeared in numerous Film, TV and Theatre productions, including Tears of the Sun, with Bruce Willis, Taming of the Shrew at the Globe Theatre, Marisol, Vanities,Supernatural, The Challenge, No Exit and De Donde? She has also been a principal actor in many National Commercials, including writing and starring in a National Campaign for Sprite.
In the world of Poetry, Jozanne has performed for some of the largest church communities of audiences between 500-10,000 (West Angeles, In His Presence, Faithful Central, One Church, P4CM, The Vine), popular coffee houses (Nuyorican Café, New York Comedy Club) major corporations (Neutrogena and Sprite) as well as colleges ( CSUN, South West Colleges, Biola University, John Jay College, UCLA). Her poetry workshop SPIT teaches inner city youths to make a difference in their communities by using their own unique voices re social issues, such as gang violence, global warming and GMOs. In 2014 her project MEN MAKING A CHANGE was requested and presented to, First Lady, Michelle Obama.
As a Performer and Speaker, Jozanne has also opened, worked alongside and shared the stage with artists such as, Bruce Willis, Eamon Walker, Cole Hauser, Bill Duke, Vickie Winans, Vashawn Mitchell, Travis Greene, Geena Davis, Constance Wu, Derek Luke, Nia Vardalos Akosua Busia, Kathy Najimy, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Dalia Phillips, Andrea Navedo, and many more. Jozanne is also an ordained minister, which explains why her work transcends age, ethnicity and speaks to the heart of humanity.
Ms. Marie is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Dramatist Guild; Board Member and Membership Director for the African Artist Association, Co-founder of Sunjoz Productions and an Associate Programmer for The Bentoville Film Festival which champion women and diverse voices in media.