My name is Kimorah Hall and I am an 18 years old High School Senior at Cicely L. Tyson Community Performing and Fine Arts and a proud member of the Newark NAACP ACT-SO program. I have a great love for acting and have attended two performing arts schools during my years growing up. Through these amazing institutions I have been afforded many opportunities. While in middle school at Whitney Houston Academy I won first place in a Dramatics competition by performing a solo piece by Cicely Tyson entitled “The Family Reunion”. During this time I also participated in Bugsy Malone Jr, Once Upon This Island and numerous Black History Month Productions. After I graduated middle school, I continued with my acting career throughout my high school years. There I’ve been a part of two major plays; Fences and Did the Butler do it? Along with participating in musical theater, I was a part of an NJPAC performance of “Destiny’s Child”. I have done many black box plays and even directed one myself.
Aside from my passion for acting, I am also an activist within my community and a part of an organization called N.A.V.C (Newark Anit-Violence Coalition), a diverse group of activists, community leaders, and residents within Newark. I have been active in a wide variety of activities which help foster my community and in turn was named as one of my city’s “100 people of Newark”, a list compromised by city hall of those making a positive impact. The talent, skills, and intelligence which I have gained throughout my journey are tools that will help me towards my goals in life. One thing I have been told is that success is a journey, not a destination. This mindset tells me to keep striving and enduring even if I feel as if I have made it.