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Charlene Adhiambo

Charlene Adhiambo

  • She/They
  • Biography

    Charlene Adhiambo is a Kenyan American writer and musician currently based in Harlem, NY. She is working on the lyrics, music, and book of her first musical, (BI)CYCLES. Her one-act play Guardian was read at Saudade Theatre’s Re-Descobrimentos Festival in July 2020. Her creative work spans many mediums including (but not limited to), screenplay, stage play, fiction, essay, poetry, and song. While the containers and even genres of her work change, constant themes are mother- and daughterhood, black girl- and womanhood, friendship, romance, and grief. She participated in the inaugural Musicians for Social Equity (MUSE) Mentorship Program in 2021. She received her B.A. in Creative Writing and English Literature from Columbia University.

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Atlanta/Southeast

    Interested in touring?

    • No

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Bookwriter/Librettist
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter

    Primary Instruments

    • Guitar - acoustic
    • Viola
    • Voice

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand

    Affiliations

    • MUSE

    Person of Color?

    • Yes