Valoneecia Tolbert

Playwright
she/her/hers

Valoneecia Tolbert has honed her skills as a playwright during the pandemic, with the dramaturgical support of Florinda Bryant and the mentorship of Sarah Saltwick (MFA Playwriting, Michener Fellow, UT Austin) and Performance Platform Austin. She has extensive professional experience as an actor and voice-over artist. She received a B. Iden Payne Award for her performance in the VORTEX Virtual series, The CoviDecameron- Life Reloaded, directed by Rudy Ramirez. In February 2020, she starred in Lisa B. Thompson's Single Black Female, directed by Matrex Kilgore and produced by Ground Floor Theatre. Other notable roles include Lisa B. Thompson's world premiere of The Mamalogues at The VORTEX; Hellena in Hidden Room's The Rover, directed by Beth Burns; Actor #6 in We Are Proud… by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Liz Fisher; Marianne Angel in Shrewd Productions’ The Revolutionists, directed by Rudy Ramirez. She is a company member of Hidden Room Theater, The VORTEX, Shrewd Productions, and Ashé Arts. You may also recognize her voice from the DCWonderverse world as Nu'bia, Dr. Sarah Chandler or Grail. A graduate from Texas State University’s BFA program, she is represented by Collier Talent Agency.