These Benefit Zoom Readings will raise money for Ascent, Inc. and the Creative Alliance of Baltimore. Thank you Theatre Authority, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, Elena Moscatt and Simmie Terrell for helping to make this all possible!


About Ascent, Inc.

Ascent is in the business of changing and shaping lives. We believe that the path to a better world begins with education and understanding one another. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.



1. Choose This Day by Laura Poindexter: Check out these raw, electrifying and beautiful performances in Laura Poindexter's explosive script "Choose This Day" starring Felicia Curry, Desiree Velez, Maya Jackson and Billie Krishawn, with King Louis reading stage directions. Tune in 11/3 -11/7/2020 before it disappears.

2. Mindy's Meltdown by Harker Jones Save your sanity with the hilarity of these goddesses rocking Harker Jones' "Mindy's Meltdown" and King Louis lending his talents for the SD. Cast includes: Maya Jackson, Jen Rabbitt Ring, Desiree Velez, Gwen Grastorf, Zola Wiseman, Catherine Deadman, and Jessica Rae Taylor with stage directions by King Louis.

3, Welcome to Beautiful by Lee D' Alleva Check out these rockstar talents in Lee D' Alleva's pilot "Welcome to Beautiful" starring Rick Hammerly, Simmie Terrell, Maya Jackson, King Louis, Felicia Curry, Zola Wiseman, and Gwen Grastorf, with stage directions by Adrienne Nelson.   


These Benefit Zoom Readings will raise money for Ascent, Inc. and the Creative Alliance of Baltimore. Thank you Theatre Authority, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, Elena Moscatt and Simmie Terrell for helping to make this all possible! Had a blast casting and helping to produce such sparkling and stunning talent. Much love and gratitude, Adrienne




1. Doppelganger by Mark A Dispenza 

As an introverted teen struggles to understand the reasons he lost the girl he secretly loved to suicide, she is replicated by an alien A.I. of immense power and unknown purpose and seduced into protecting her from the secret government agency that’s determined to have her at any cost.  Cast includes: Jonathan Del Palmer, Jaclyn Lehrer, Wes Johnson, Dylan Myers, Margaret Anne Murphy, Grace Doughty,  Lottie Doughty, and stage directions by Jessica Rae Taylor.  



2. Nemesis by J.R. Angelella

I am incredibly humbled and thrilled to announce that a reading of my pilot "Nemesis" will be available to screen for 96 hours during the Baltimore Web Fest taking place this week from 11/3 - 11/7/202 

This was the first time I ever experienced professional actors performing my words. As I sat in my Zoom blackhole, watching the incredible talents of Wes Johnson (Rex), Dylan Morrison Myers (Nico), Jonathan 'Del' Palmer (Maintenance Man) and Adrienne Nelson (Narrator) fully embody these characters, elevate my script and absolutely destroy on screen, all I could do was cry. It was an amazing experience. I was unprepared for such an emotional reaction, one that was completely provoked by these talented and hilarious artists. Easily a top ten life moment.

3. Turns Out by Tara Jayn and Natalie Lynch:

Stay tuned for some next level hilarity and epic adorableness & joy thanks to Kimberly Gilbert and Maya Jackson in the pilot reading of "Turns Out It's the Apocalypse?" by Tara Jayn & Natalie Lynch.  Dylan Morrison Myers will be rocking the stage directions.

4. Hey by Tom Sime: 

Hey is a situation comedy set in the changing neighborhood of Astoria, New York, where the gritty and the trendy intermingle. The series focuses on the friendship between neighbors Mike (a vehicle wrapper) and Rob (a magician), who have lived down the hall from each other for years, but only become friends in the wake of a spontaneous argument spawned by Rob’s casual utterance of “Good morning.” Cast includes:  Simmie Terrell, Jessica Rae Taylor, Dylan Myers, Jonathan Del Palmer, with stage directions by Desiree Velez. 


The readings are FREE this year. All donations will benefit Ascent, Inc and the Creative Alliance of Baltimore. Go to to learn more.  

Thank you Theatre Authority, AEA and SAG-AFTRA and here's to Elena MoscattSimmie TerrellDesiree VelezJessica Rae Taylor and all at the BNMWF for celebrating such rockstar talents! Big fun casting and helping to produce these killer readings. Love, Adrienne