Detroit Divas Join The Black Social Network College Tour

Detroit Divas Join The Black Social Network College Tour
Detroit divas Jocelyn K. Allen (top) and Angela T. Jones (bottom) will join The Black Social Network Tour in Detroit.

The Black Social Network College Tour is a traveling stage play that uses theater to illustrate the importance of responsible social media branding.

In The Black Social Network, Eva, an ambitious celebrity publicist, and Jasmine, a Facebook fabulist, unravel when an online rumor triggers offline consequences. Image is everything— until reality crashes the party.

Detroit business leaders Jocelyn K. Allen and Angela T. Jones have joined the performance of The Black Social Network that takes place on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 8 p.m., at Wayne State University. The Theta Delta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., are hosts for the show.  

Jocelyn K. Allen is Director of Regional, Grassroots, and Diversity Communications at General Motors. Allen is also a member the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and founder of the Divas4Life nonprofit.

Angela T. Jones is Chief Executive Officer and Media Entrepreneur at Super Woman Productions and Publishing LLC.  Angela is a managing editor for Detroit CEO Magazine and she also writes for Thrive Detroit newspaper and Yahoo!.

More than 100 Detroit-area actors and bloggers submitted audition tapes, and producers selected Allen and Jones to join the traveling cast.

“We are excited to see Jocelyn’s portrayal of the feisty business blogger Gretchen in the show,” says Zondra Hughes, Executive Producer of the tour. “Both women are beautiful and edgy. Jocelyn is a presence to be reckoned with and she is sure to give the tyrannical Eva James (portrayed by WGCI FM’s Demi Lobo) a run for her money.” Hughes adds, “Angela T. Jones as our narrator is a perfect choice as Angela has a devoted following and she can bring that Detroit voice and authenticity to her storytelling.”

View the Playbill: The Black Social Network Detroit 

About The Black Social Network College Tour

Geared toward Millennials, The Black Social Network College Tour launched off-Broadway at The Producers Club NYC during Social Media Week 2014.  The Black Social Network Tour will hit college campuses in Houston, Atlanta, and Chicago this year.

The Black Social Network is an original stage play written by Zondra Hughes, Liz Lampkin, Celeste T. Parker and Sylvia Snowden; directed by Christopher Nolen and Deloris Madison (Houston). Tour photographer is Dr. Dawj Sangster. Travelling cast members include: Lamar Barnes, Cabryl Breotti, A Comeaux, Simeon Henderson, Demi Lobo, Lydia Nesmith, Caneil “Chill” Oliver, Ke Sera and Shettima Webb.

General Motors is the presenting sponsor of the tour. Special thanks to Random Glam and L. Martin Johnson Pratt.

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