Adrienne Unae: an anomaly, not a respecter of persons.
Singer, dancer, actor, BA in Dance, MBA, and EdD Candidate, she has historically used theatre/dance to enhance social, life, impulse control, and anger management skills of “under-served” and “at-risk” youth/women in various parts of the world. While Adrienne Unae has committed to assist with a vocational training center, an English and computer training center as well as spearhead the disposable sanitary napkin project in East Africa (Kenya) villages, she is excited to announce her immersive cabaret styled comedic funny whodunit that plays at the Broadway Comedy Club in New York City. The funny whodunit serves as the support for her Kenya mission work. Her personal mission/vision is “Keep in mind The One as the one makes up the whole.” Her first career was that of a film, television, dance, and musical theater performing artist who created a 501©3 girls-based arts organization and dance ministry. Simultaneously she completed seminary and continued in the arts helping churches and faith-based organizations employ dance and theatre, as ministries, to reach both members and non-members. Adrienne is a member of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and Actors Equity Association (AEA).
As a Performance Improvement Specialist, her strengths extend to strategic planning via appreciative inquiry, SWOT/SOAR analysis, content development, capital raise, action research, strategic implementation, and ROI analysis. In 2008, due to how her creative nature resulted in her developing a keen business sense, Adrienne Unae was given $3,000,000.00 to create a finance company. That business would serve as a disruption to the long-term system that resulted in one of the nation’s recent financial dilemmas. While maintaining artistic activity, she served as the business development and human capital development officer for the multi-million-dollar startup. In that dual role her wingspan was organizational-wide and helped grow the company from three to 27 staff as well as to raise a little over $30,000,000.00. She oversaw a monthly run rate of $684,000.00 there. In total and during her scripture-guided performing arts and business development career, she has assisted in capital raises that total over $130,000,000.00.
Now having left the business development arena and returning full-time to the arts, Adrienne enjoys the rehearsal and presentation process of film, television and musical theater. Her goal is to use the performing arts to improve lives to address social issues and norms that wreak havoc on community-at-large. On and off stage, Adrienne Unae desires to serve, in today’s morally turbulent and spiritually defunct times, persons young and old as they face unprecedented loss of optimism and challenges of depression, powerlessness, poor impulse control, low self-esteem and the like. She believes that such negative behaviors lead to the strongholds of fear and that this fear is the root of anger and violence. She uses theatre and dance as an anecdote, a balm, for the above-mentioned challenges. Adrienne Unae has found arts through spiritually based framework to have positive effect on our children/youth, their families and the community. As such, she envisions, through the theatre and dance, to assist persons young and old, mentally or physically imprisoned, to improve their social/life skills that they overcome poor impulses such that they are better able to manage their anger, thus be delivered from the grips of fear.