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Native of Milwaukee, WI, Mariah Scott, produced and starred in sold out one woman show in NYC called The Crown She Wears.
The Crown She Wears is a stage play that follows the story of Amirah Johnson, a 27-year old woman who seems to have it all together. She has the life she’s always wanted, the relationship she prayed for and the career she sacrificed her time, energy and effort to get. But as experiences from her past relationships resurface, she starts to question if her ‘perfect’ life is just a show. The Crown She Wears is a love story like you’ve never seen before; one of laughter, pain and reflection. A love story that has Amirah torn between choices: will she continue to support others at the expense of herself or will she finally choose her?
Mariah Scott is not new to the stage. She has performed on platforms such as: Syracuse University 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Black Womens Expo. However, it was not until 2019 where Miss Scott decided to pursue her career in writing part time which led her to multiple NYC local features and landing an opportunity to perform at the half time show for the NBA G League MLK Celebration.
She wrote The Crown She Wears to encourage communities to exercise self love through healthy boundary setting and engaging in healthy self care habits. Over 80% of attendees said the performance spurred them to take some action or make a change in their own personal lives.
‘The acting of it is what got me…the performance of it all is what sold it to me. The intimacy, the vulnerability, the hard talks, the hard and honest talks touched me and put a mode of action in me.’ – Shawn Lawson, Attendee
Miss Scott is scheduled to take The Crown She Wears on tour in Spring 2022 and conduct conversations regarding self love and self care with youth and young adults who struggle to prioritize themselves and their own needs.