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First Lady Presentation

  1. 1. MrsProducer PresentsTheOriginal First Lady The Stage Play
  3. 3. THE WRITERS, DIRECTORS & PRODUCERSCarla B. Morrison (MrsProducer) attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia where she obtained her degree specializingin Video & Film production. Carla also studied Business Administration at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She hasbeen in banking for 15 years as an Investment Banker and now the Assistant Branch Manager of PNC Bank in Mt. Laurel,NJ. Carla began writing plays in her teens with her big cousin Donna Lynn. She has always loved the production worldand is elated to have come full circle with the realization of her dream of writing, directing and producing. Carla was bornand raised in Burlington Township NJ and lives there today. She is married to Reverend Terrance D. Morrison. They havethree beautiful children, Pearl, TJ & Christian.Donna Bennett (Donna Lynn) was born and raised in Burlington Township, NJ. Her parents are Deacon Hollie Bennettand Evangelist Constance Bennett. She has one sister Kimberly D. Harris and one brother Rodney Bennett. Donnagraduated from Burlington Township High School. Donna is actively involved with productions at True Servant Worship &Praise Church in Hamilton, NJ under the leadership of Bishop E. Earl Jenkins. During her time with the ProductionMinistry she learned many aspects of stage plays under the tutelage of elder Carl Jenkins. Donna and her cousin Carlabegan writing together in 2000. In 2011 Carla contacted her old writing partner and the modest collaboration became“First Lady”, their first play to be produced.Gwen Goolsby-Tillery holds a Master’s of Science in Education and Counseling. She worked in public education for over20 years and is now the owner of H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Pursue Excellence) in Mt. Holly, NJ which offers educationaland counseling services to children and adolescents. She is married to Alex Tillery and they are co-owners of Solid RockEntertainment. She is the proud mother of Briana Mead and Alexis Tillery. She is excited about the opportunity to co-produce “First Lady”. One of her favorite scriptures is Jeremiah 29:11.
  4. 4. PRESS RELEASE Burlington Township natives pen play Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:00 pm PhillyBurbs BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — Solid Rock Entertainment and the Mrs. Producer production company will present the play ―First Lady‖ at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday. The doors will open at 5 p.m. for a meet-and-greet with the cast and dinner catered by Corinne’s Place in Camden. Seating will take place at 6. "First Lady" follows the ups and downs of heroine Laila Taylor, a pastor’s wife overwhelmed with the duties of her societal role. The play was written by township natives Carla B. Morrison and Donna Bennett, and produced by Morrison and Gwen Tillery of Willingboro.Tickets are $25; a portion of the proceeds will benefit St. John Baptist Church and Marriage Enrichment Ministry, both in Camden, and the Bethany Baptist Association Camp in Millville, Cumberland County. The Performing Arts Center is at 610 Fountain Ave. For more information or to buy tickets, visit or gton-township-natives-pen-play/article_718b2435-42a8-50cb-b1ae-
  5. 5. THE REVIEWS Rev. Dr. Silas M. Townsend & First Lady Ida R. Townsend
  6. 6. THE REVIEWS CONT…. Anointed News Journal Chris Collins―First Lady‖ The Stage Play premiered at the Burlington Township Performing Arts Center on Saturday February 2, 2013.If you’ve ever thought you wanted to assume the role and responsibility of a ―First Lady‖ in the church, this stage play will certainly open your eyes to some of the ups and downs in the life of a first lady. Not only does ―First Lady‖ open your understanding to the wife but it also shares incite on the life of the pastor. This is a good eye opener because it shares light on the many struggles that relationships go through when one or both are called by God and desires to follow the Holy Spirit. A pastor’s life is not always easily understood by his wife or companion. Although many think they understand, the reality is that you really do not. ―First Lady‖ will help you to understand. This is a must see for anyone pursuing ministry and especially for couples. Chris Collins – CEO/Editor-In-Chief Anointed News Journal
  7. 7. REVIEWS CONT…. Radio Personality, Vocalist & Speaker Dezzie of Praise 103.9
  8. 8. FAQ’S• Q. Why should I bring this play to my church?• A. First Lady the Stage Play is great for the entire congregation. They will be enlightened and have a lot of laughs as a family.• Q. I’ve seen a lot of plays about pastors. Will this play put the pastor in a bad light like all the other plays?• A. No. This play keeps all characters in a positive light while being realistic about the roles people play in the lives of a first lady and pastor.• Q. Will my church receive any funds from the play?• A. Yes. Your church and the production company will split ticket sales. (Ex. 1000 members with 80% play attendance @ $20 per ticket = $16,000. $8,000 in proceeds go to the church.) Most churches use the play as a fundraiser.
  9. 9. CONTACT INFO Gwen 609-257-8008 Carla B. Morrison 609-230-5909