je naé taylor
A native of Washington, DC and graduate of Columbia College Theatre Directing Program, a theatre practitioner poet, teaching artist, yuf enthusiast culture emcee, and curator of black girl magic.
Using creativity as a platform to discover, she has produced work across continents since 2003. As a creative, JeNaé has piloted several curriculums for Black girls funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies 21st Century Community Learning and The Pritzker Foundation. Some of the places she has created new work are London International School of Performing Arts African School of Excellence, The Goodman Theatre The Art Institute of Chicago, and The South Side Community Art Center. She also is a founding member of BYP100 Healing & Safety Council. Her favorite roles are sister and daughter.
A creator, actress, vocalist, poet and writer from Washington, DC, with a passion for social justice, the spoken word and sound healing. She began writing and performing poetry as a high school sophomore. While studying Radio Production at Columbia College Chicago, Patience was given the opportunity to share her work alongside several activists and artists, such as Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni, and other notable figures.
Patience is most recently recognized as the “Scat” of the Peace & Bodyroll Duo BOOMscat. The duo released their sophomore EP and first studio project, “No Life Jacket” in December of 2014. The project debuted at #18 on the iTunes R&B charts and is gaining momentum around the world. If she must be classified by genre Patience is an artist who creates collages for your listening pleasure.