Artist Statement



“What I strive most for in my work is honesty and truth. Equally important to me is maintaining my high standard of integrity. I am very selective in the roles I accept and the work I devote my time and energy to. Wherever I have lived, I have initiated something that I felt gave more to the arts community. At UC Santa Cruz, I co-founded Black Magic Theatre, in the Bay Area, I co-founded the Bay Area Black Artists Connection, in Los Angeles I co-founded the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival" and co-founded "Circle of Sister: A Reading Circle".  Most recently, in the Atlanta area, I have founded The Writer's Well, a year-round literary retreat for women.



Adilah Barnes