About the Series

“The Crazy Black Woman” was originally created for the stage in 2010 because of the shrinking roles for woman of color in Hollywood. It was a funny depiction of a black woman dealing with her ideas of life in general. It was chosen for the NAACP “10-minute Play Festival” and was touted as being funny and very truthful. Many attempts to revive this character was tried and failed until November 8, 2016 and the idea for the web series came when Donald Trump, against all odds, won the Presidential Election. Episodes are released… episodically and reflect the actual state of mind of the Crazy Black Woman.

About Erika Cohen
Writer / Actress

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Erika Cohen was originally born in England, raised in Canada, and moved to the United States to pursue an acting career.  She attended and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.  After graduation she had the opportunity to study with the renowned Uta Hagen at HB Studios.  She has performed in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles on stage, in television, and in film.  Some of her work includes, Life Goes On, Soul Food, and Brian’s Song.

She started writing when auditions became less frequent.  She is the founder of Sistah Inc., a theater company that’s promotes An Evening with the Sistahs events where the actors write and perform their own material. She is very excited that “The Crazy Black Woman” could be brought to life again and looks forward to the next 4 years.

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About Daniel Henry-Smith
Producer / Director / Editor

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Daniel is a director and editor from Belgium who relocated to Los Angeles in 2005 while still pursuing a 30-year stage director career in his homeland. Amongst the plays he produced are Bent, The Dresser, A Normal Heart, The Lieutenant of Inishmoor, and more recently, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Film credits are Ferdinando: The Movie, Thomas Doyen, a.k.a…, and Swords & Words.

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About Paco Silva
Director / Editor

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Paco was born and raised in Mexico City then moved to California in 1997. He started working in photography and film production in 2010.  He is now a Los Angeles-based producer/editor/cinematographer/story-teller who describes himself as a “Paco of all Trades”. He loves black and white photography, independent films, sunrises and sunsets, and is always looking to get involved in creative projects.

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