In 2012, when “In Her Words” debuted, the cast included Tracy Chiles McGhee as Zora Neale Hurston. Tracy joined the cast at the last moment and she shares her journey with the project here. An emerging writer, Tracy recently attracted an agent to a new historical novel she’s written. So, she was unable to return to our production as she prepares her manuscript for purchase by a publishing company. We are so happy for Tracy and she will has sent warm wishes for the actress who replaces her, Lyn Artope.
Lyn Artope will be portraying writer Zora Neale Hurston. Lyn is originally from Brooklyn, New York, but currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and two sons. Lyn is an aspiring writer and an emerging actor, beginning her career in 2010 in the Capital Fringe Fest production of the play Running: AMOK. DCist described her portrayal in Running: AMOK as a “pleasant surprise” with “comedic banter”.