received her formal training at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where she excelled as a writer. She's versatile as a playwright, screenwriter, and fiction writer.
Her plays, AN EVERLASTING TRUTH
and ILLUSION IN BLUE
, received staged readings at
New York University, the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, and at the world-renowned
Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture in conjunction with the Frederick Douglass
Creative Arts Center. AN EVERLASTING TRUTH
was selected as one of the winning scripts
in the Annual Writing Competition sponsored by Writer 's Digest
Most recently, ILLUSION IN BLUE
, was presented in the prestigious 2005 National Black
in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as part of the Readers Theatre Series.
While demonstrating remarkable talent as an actress, director and most recently a producer,
Zeretha continues to earn accolades for her writing in a variety of genres. Her creation of
strong dramatic characters - particularly lead female characters - helped her script,
AN EVERLASTING TRUTH
, win in the Script category of the prestigious Annual Writing
Competition sponsored by Writer's Digest
Magazine. She adapts fictional and non-fictional works for the stage and screen, and has even adapted one of her original plays, ILLUSION IN BLUE
, for the screen.
Her original dramatic trilogy, WALKING BY FAITH: AN AFRO-AMERICAN TRILOGY
, is a collection celebrating the Afro-American experience with a unique mixture of colorful characters who epitomize the struggles and triumphs of Afro-Americans throughout history! It is a timely yet timeless piece that is always in season 24-7! The publication date of the newly revised version of WALKING BY FAITH: AN AFRO-AMERICAN TRILOGY
(ISBN: 0970134401) was published in 2006 and remains in print today.
Her second book, WALKING BY FAITH: FACT OR FICTION, (ISBN: 0-9701344-36), was published in November 2010. Charles E. Rogers of The Amsterdam News stated: “Author Zeretha Jenkins’ fascinating new book, “Walking by Faith: Fact or Fiction,” focuses on the power of faith and the need to keep hope alive while persevering through life’s trials and tribulations…a diverse collection of fiction and drama…“Walking by Faith: Fact or Fiction” unapologetically demonstrates how people…can check their doubt at the door and instead replace it with unshakable and enduring faith!” Foreword is by award-winning writer, Grammy-winning composer/lyricist, Micki Grant (Broadway musicals, Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope and Your Arms Too Short To Box With God).
Ms. Jenkins’ professional affiliations include membership in: The Dramatist Guild, the Northeast Louisiana Film and Video Association, Publishers Marketing Association (PMA), Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN), Who’s Who in America
, and Who’s Who of American Women
. In terms of future projects, Zeretha is hard at work on another feature film script and another book -- a collection of inspirational short stories and dramatic works. As an entrepreneur, she owns and operates her own production company. Additional career goals include writing, directing, and producing future works for commercial theatre, television and film.
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