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Marjuan Canady: The One Woman Powerhouse

Marjuan Canady, actress, playwright, and producer  has a lot to be proud of. She has not one, but two play credits to her name, one of which, titled Girls! Girls? Girls. is performed by Marjuan—and only Marjuan. Her second play, Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale, debuted this January to wonderful reviews. The rising talent took time to speak with YHM about her theater history, the importance of identity and history, as well as gender issues. If anything can be taken away from this insightful young woman, it’s this: love who you are and where you come from, because it’s what makes you, you. YHM: When did you first become interested in acting? MC: I started performing when I was really little. My interest came from my mom, who took me to performances at the D.C. Kennedy Center, and I became really interested in the arts. I went to Duke Ellington School of the Arts in D.C. for four years studying musical theatre, where I learned not just how to dance, sing and act, but to be more critical about performance and my …