Peachanda DuBose – A Multitalented Entertainer Leading the Way in Entertainment – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel
Subtitle: The award-winning writer, director and playwright has a residency at the Hudson Theatres, launched a film festival and has three films nominated for major awards
Peachanda DuBose is a woman who wears many hats. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, DuBose is a filmmaker, playwright, director, producer, author, poet, humanitarian, and activist.
Although DuBose began writing poetry as a child, it wasn’t until she became an adult that she realized she had a gift.
“A friend of mine encouraged me to pursue it seriously. A few years after that conversation, I wrote and self-published my first book of poetry,” she said. In 2007, the playwright wrote her first volume of poetry entitled “Reflections of Me” and his first piece, “Surrender” in 2009.
Writing didn’t become a serious passion for DuBose until she wrote her first play at age 35. It was then that she realized she could change and inspire lives through “her pen”.
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Her inspiration comes from a quote that says, “Inspiration is all around us, all you have to do is pay attention.” DuBose finds this saying “astronomical” and very true when it comes to writing.
“Everything you need to write is literally around you,” she pointed out. A good story, in his opinion, is one that people can relate to.
“It really is that simple,” she pointed out. “Apart from this basic principle, good execution is crucial.”
DuBose’s passion and drive has led her to accomplish incredible things, including writing, directing and self-producing over 18 individual projects in theater and film. His acclaimed play, “Ferguson – The Musical,” was nominated for three NAACP Theater Award nominations, with a win for “Best Choreography” in 2018 and two Stiletto Awards, also in 2018 for “Best Playwright” and “Best Musical. of the National Association of Women in the Arts. The musical also toured internationally in 2017.
In 2020, DuBose made history as the first writer/director to land a residency at the Hudson Theatres. The facility is located in Hollywood’s Theater Row and features weekly performances of plays written, directed and produced by her. DuBose established a long-standing relationship with the Hudsons, which led to her coming to them with her vision, and as she stated, “history happened.” The Landing Residence at the Hudson is one of DuBose’s most proud accomplishments of his career.
“Having made history in a country I’m not from is something I could never put into words,” she said.
The list of efforts did not stop there. The filmmaker also launched the PEACH Theater & Film International Festival in 2022. The event merges the arts of theater and film. Filmmakers are invited to submit their film and/or play for presentation.
The festival was created due to DuBose’s bad experiences with the film festival circuit. She told the Sentinel that when she first started embracing the film industry, she had some unpleasant experiences.
“As a playwright, director, producer and cinematographer, I understand and appreciate what it takes to conceive, edit and complete a project, and the profound sacrifices that come with it,” she explained. “My goal is to change the trajectory of the theater and film festival experience, with integrity, morale and celebration.”
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Three of his films – “Diabolical” for the NAACP Image Award, “Bus Stop” for Sony Pictures’ Future Filmmaker Award and “All That She Knew” for an HBO Short Film Award – are up for major awards. DuBose told the Sentinel it was a “full loop moment” for his work and talents to be recognized. She called it “extremely rewarding” to hold this position as she gave her best in all her endeavors.
DuBose has a lot in store for 2023. His first documentary, “Unbreakable Chane,” goes into production this month, along with his first animated short, “Trounce,” slated for release this year. An additional feature (undisclosed) and the 2n/a The annual International Fishing Theater and Film Festival will take place this year.
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