Anita Woodley

Award-Winning Solo Performer

Anita Woodley is the 2012 Emerging Artist in Drama by the Durham Arts Council. The Independent Weekly in North Carolina’s Triangle names her latest work The Men in Me among the Best 2012 Original Scripts and Adaptations in Theater.

She recently stepped away from her journalism career to focus on performing full-time. She continues to tour Nationally and Internationally with regular shows scheduled across the United States, including Hawaii.

Anita has been invited to perform for audiences ranging from Benedictine Nuns at Sacred Heart Monastery to the University of Yaounde, Africa.

In 2010 while visiting the Cameroon rainforest, she reunited with her maternal Tikar tribe. Anita became the first African-American descendant since enslavement to return to the bush village, learn their native language and be honored with a traditional naming ceremony.

Award-Winning Producer & Journalist

Anita Woodley is a national award-winning journalist and former producer for WUNC public radio’s The Story with Dick Gordon. She has won numerous prestigious awards from the Harry Chapin Foundation for Hunger & Poverty, the National Association of Black Journalists, and an Emmy with (CNN)News for Exceptional Coverage on September 11th, 2001.

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