"It's about validation and realization"
Michael Florence - “On The Corner”
“It’s about validation and realization. The validation that comes from having my work performed; and the realization of seeing my words come to life.”
Michael Florence is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, IN. Several years ago, he had the idea to write a One Act Play. His thought process was “maybe I could bring my novel to life” and have a better chance of telling a good story. To date, he has written two one act plays, “On the Corner” and “Understanding Tony.”
Florence is also an avid photographer for weddings, portraits, and other special events. He regularly contributes “volunteer photography” to the American Diabetes Association and the Alzheimer’s Association. http://michaelflorencephotography.com.
Florence has worked as a Lease Accounting Specialist for Simon Property Group over 21 years. He is a member of the Indianapolis Chapter of the National Black MBA Association - an association of Blacks with master’s degrees in business and related disciplines. Florence received an associate degree in accounting from Ivy Tech in 1983; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1993 and master’s degree in business administration in 1997 from Indiana Wesleyan University. Florence attends St. Joan of Arc Church and is the proud father of a son Richard 33, a daughter Danielle 30 and “youthful” grandfather to 12-year-old, Nyla Renee; 10-year-old Victoria Amari and 2-year-old Olivia Danielle.
“ON THE CORNER” chronicles the last days of three adjacent inmates in a maximum-security prison on death row. The characters come from different backgrounds, but are about to meet a common fate, execution at the hands of the state. They have come to accept their sentences in their own ways.
• Directed by Edric Mitchell
• Performed by KJ Dennis, Matias Gonzalez, and Deont'a Starks
SOLD OUT: Friday, October 9th