In the first of this two-part episode, Suzanne sits down with Romelda Teron Benjamin for an in-depth and personal discussion about the word “courage.” As a successful black NYC actor, Benjamin has first-hand of how much strength and courage it takes to just exist in the world today. She doesn’t hold back her feelings, experiences, or ethics, and we are ever-so-grateful for her generosity and intimate truths. Listen to her Enjoy Episode15: “Courage: Part 1”
"It takes a certain amount of courage to exist in this world, especially as a black woman."
More About Romelda:
Romelda Teron Benjamin is known for her powerful, full, rich, and emotionally charged vocal style. She recently appeared on Law and Order SVU and in the original Off Broadway Production of The Secret Life of Bees as Queenie at Atlantic Theater Company. She is most recognized for her portrayal of Sister Chantell in the original Off Broadway Production of Bare: A Pop Opera, and for her portrayal of Paradise in the Broadway Production of Brooklyn The Musical. Romelda recently appeared at Joe's Pub in the critically acclaimed Ryan Raftery: Watch What Happens Live On Stage The Tale of Andy Cohen and the Housewives as Nene Leakes and Ryan Raftery Is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion The Anna Wintour Musical. Other Credits Include: Momma Morton in Chicago, Mavis White Eagle in Idaho!, Featured Ensemble in Catch Me If You Can original workshops through its out of town run at The 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, BJ Crosby in the national tour of Smokey Joe's Cafe'. Romelda has appeared in numerous Recordings, Workshops, Readings, The John Oliver Show on HBO and concerts with Linda Eder, Natalie Douglas, Harry Connick Jr., Pope Francis, QOT
About the Show:
There’s a Word For That! is a weekly podcast that centers around a different word or expression each episode. Host Suzanne Dressler believes in pushing the envelope to explore why and how we use words and the ways this impacts our lives. With a diverse assortment of intelligent, creative, and exciting guests, TAWFT! will force you to analyze and consider words in an entirely original and eye-opening way. Even better? NOTHING is off-limits.
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