Norma T., award-winning writer, director, producer, classroom teacher, and designer of transformative experiences that enlighten, inform, and entertain, strives to creatively encourage and inspire growth, change, and advancement in the personal and collective lives of her audiences.
From live theatre to film & video, individual/group facilitation, and the spoken/written word, Norma T. & French Creole Productions make every artistic experience not just an entertaining one, but a transformative one. There is no artistic stone that Norma T leaves unturned. She has transformed the least likely of places into live theatres, from gymnasiums to living rooms and carports. She has mounted award-winning and acclaimed productions from educational theatre, film and theatre festivals, community theatres, to professional road-houses. A few of her most recent original works include live stage productions, Personifications (adapted from the book, The Smell of Garlic on Sunday), 400: A Chronicle of Africans in America, Lest We Forget, An Urban Christmas Tale, The Wizard of Swag, All Wrapped Up, and Church Ladies; the latter three included her own original music compositions as well. Music video, Do Something, and Harvest Moon, a short film, have been Norma’s calling cards of video and film production. Her documentary screenplay, The Jocelyn Dickson Story, is presently in pre-production with Dreams Film Studios. Performing artist of stage, film, and broadcast media, Norma most recently appeared weekly as spoken word artist on the radio talk-show, Dialogue w/Ada Edwards, and is currently featured in the stage play, Personifications.
A veteran certified Texas educator and classroom Drama Teacher, Norma has developed Arts programming and teaching methodologies, as well as educational and arts organizations. She has worked in the community with numerous churches, organizations, groups, and institutions. She is the designer and facilitator of The Get in; Get out! Transformative Experience which guides participants through a 7step process of learning the language of feelings; she is co-creator and facilitator of the Dreamers & Weavers Roundtable, sharing the do’s, don’ts, ups and downs of how to co-author your dream, and she presents, among other topics, Shelf to Stage, a workshop on adapting books/stories to stage plays.
Past Events at MATCH
- September 2019: Personifications