Chandra Kamaria

Chandra Kamaria has written 64 posts for Southern Eccentrik

Chandra Kamaria’s invitation is awaiting your response

Chandra Kamaria would like to connect on LinkedIn. How would you like to respond? Chandra Kamaria CEO/Senior Playwright at Harkins House Productions Confirm you know Chandra You are receiving Reminder emails for pending invitations. Unsubscribe © 2014, LinkedIn Corporation. 2029 Stierlin Ct. Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

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Chandra Kamaria would like to stay in touch on LinkedIn. Chandra Kamaria CEO/Senior Playwright at Harkins House Productions Greater Memphis Area Hi Southern, I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. – Chandra Confirm that you know Chandra You are receiving Invitation to Connect emails. Unsubscribe This email was intended for Southern … Continue reading

The Problem w/’Hoes’

Confession: I’ve been called a ‘ho’ before by a man that did not have any prior knowledge of my sexual tendencies. It was a typical nightclub scene that involved a 20 something Me chilling with my friends.  The whole ordeal was common, so common that many of my friends and I knew how to deal … Continue reading

Loving TeaCakes

“She couldn’t make him look just like any other man to her. He looked like the love thoughts of women.” — Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God I was asked to write this piece, although it’s something that I’ve been wanting to address from my angle anyway; that’s why there wasn’t any hesitation … Continue reading

I’m Not Olivia Pope or Mary Jane So….Now What?

When the ABC and BET television executives met to discuss the demographics before premiering their shows, Scandal and Being Mary Jane, they had women like me in mind; Black, educated, professional or semi-professional, ages 25 or 30 plus, and highly interested in watching a show starring a strong Black female lead.  Both shows are supposed … Continue reading

Beautiful Distractions: Coping w/Crushing While Creating…

It is my belief that, as a writer, you have to be observant of everything. For me, people-watching strongly influences my writing process. While people-watching, I’m picking up on context clues in conversations, nonverbal communication or body language as well as dreaming up various scenarios and their potential outcomes. During the course of observing life, … Continue reading

On Being a Bad Ass…

Have you ever noticed the contradiction in how we approach confidence and braggadocio? While we harp consistently on being confident, we also warn against bragging. From my experiences, bragging usually occurs when someone doesn’t have any real proof of their badassness. However, there’s some of us out here that should stop every now and again … Continue reading

About Writer’s Block: “Why Are You So Afraid of a Blank Page?”

Any writer worth their salt has suffered from writer’s block. I’m sure of it. If I meet someone who says they’re a writer and claim to have never dealt with it, I’d think they were lying or perhaps writing is simply a hobby and not a serious profession.  For the most part, writing is hard … Continue reading

Stage Plays Don’t Grow on Trees, Ya Know….

I am a Playwright. Yes, I am Black so that means I do Black plays. Yes, I am a woman so that means I do Black plays that are woman-centered.  But let me be clear. I do not do gospel plays or urban stage plays, which in many cases, are technically the same thing. I … Continue reading


“Thus all Art is propaganda and ever must be, despite the wailing of the purists. I stand in utter shamelessness and say that whatever art I have for writing has been used always for propaganda for gaining the right of black folk to love and enjoy. I do not care a damn for any art … Continue reading

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