"Chi Ife is efficient, dependable, and talented. She is a dynamic and passionate leader."
- Aimee McCoy (Director, Actor, Artist)
Production and Event
Chi Ife Productions specializes in production and event management. Chi Ife works with individual artists and organizations to produce exceptional shows and events worldwide. Production services include planning, organizing, management, staffing of the production, fundraising, budgeting, and coordinating the various production departments. Event planning services include coordinating meetings and events, locating meeting space and servicing events.
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CARNIVAL MEDEA: A Bacchanal
Georgia State University
Position: Chi Ife was the Associate Producer and Stage Manager for CARNIVAL MEDEA: A Bacchanal that was presented at the International Collegiate Theatre Fest (ICTF) in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Event Date: August 5th through the 16th 2015
Synopsis: Georgia State University (GSU) presented the theatrical production, CARNIVAL MEDEA: A Bacchanal which is an adaptation of the Euripides tragedy written by GSU professor, Dr. Shirlene Holmes and performing artist Rhoma Spencer. In 2014 CARNIVAL MEDEA was performed twice at GSU and was recently invited to be presented at the International Collegiate Theater Fest (ICTF) in Edinburgh, Scotland August 5th through the 16th 2015.
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2014 to 2018 Showcase Awards
Position: Chi Ife was the Producer of the first annual Showcase Awards.
Event Date: Multiple dates
Synopsis: The Showcase Awards recognized twelve community heroes across five award categories, which were the Showcase Group “Pillars:” Prevention, Community Engagement, Inspiration, Facing Our Future, and Self-Actualization. Honorees included motivational speakers and activists such as Les Brown, Dr. Alduan Tartt, and Derrick Boazman. The event raised donations to fund Showcase Group's first group home initiative in Franklin, Ga.
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Roots Lounge Live
Position: Chi Ife was the Line Producer of Roots Lounge Live, at Fuse Arts Center.
Event Date: September 30th, 2014
Synopsis: During the Performing Arts Exchange Conference presented by South Arts, Alternate ROOTS invited artists, presenters, and Atlantans to an evening of performance and community dialogue about artists’ role in transforming our world.
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'da Kink in My Hair
Trey Anthony Studios
Position: Chi Ife was the Associate Producer of the hit musical production, 'da Kink in My Hair, at the Cobb Energy Center.
Show Dates: September 2013
Synopsis: Trey Anthony's hit musical production and television series made its Atlanta debut at the Cobb Energy Center in September 2013. Set in a Caribbean hair salon in Toronto, ‘da Kink in my Hair gives voice to eight black women who tell their unforgettable stories in a kaleidoscope of drumming, singing and dance.
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Wedlock of the Gods
Zulu Sofola Productions
Position: Chi Ife Productions was the producer for the Atlanta and US premier of the West African theatrical production, Wedlock of the Gods.
Show Dates: June 2013
Synopsis: Dr. Zulu Sofola’s popular and classic tale, Wedlock of the Gods, premiered at the Southwest Arts Center in June of 2013. Wedlock of the Gods is a romantic tragedy that is reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
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Dance Africa Atlanta 2013
Giwayen Mata, Inc
Omelika Kuumba, Founder/ Artistic Director
Carol Lloyd, Executive Producer
Position: Chi Ife was the Producer Associate for Giwayen Mata's Dance Africa Atlanta Festival in Atlanta, GA
Show Dates: June 2013
Synopsis: Giwayen Mata presented the first Dance Africa Atlanta festival in Atlanta, GA in June 2013. Created by Chuck Davis, the Dance Africa festival is a celebration of dance and culture from the African Diaspora. The festival was first presented in New York and has since expanded to Washington, DC, Chicago, and most recently Atlanta.
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Conversations with Cinderella
Georgia State University
TheaRadical Arts Collective
Position: Chi Ife was the producer and co-writer of, Conversations with Cinderella, presented at Georgia State University.
Show Dates: July 2012
Synopsis: Conversations with Cinderella was a workshop presentation of an African American version of Cinderella written by Chi Ife Okwumabua and Dr. Sharrell Luckett. The show was presented at Georgia State University in July 2012. In Conversations with Cinderella, multiple media was used to innovatively invite the audience further into the creative process and empower them to connect with the production through a talkback at the conclusion of the event. Audiences were engaged in an entertaining and educational experience that included film, musical production, cutting-edge choreography.
A PIECE OF MY MIND! A group of black men AND boys speak! Staged reading by Ron McIntyre
Special Events ~ Ongoing
Position: Chi Ife has worked as an event manager or producer for projects throughout Atlanta.
Staged reading - A PIECE OF MY MIND! A group of black men AND boys speak! by Ronald McIntyre and directed by Paris Crayton III
Staged reading - Mirror Inspiration by Tinnie Garlington
Movie Screening - Kamil McFadden in GrownUps 2
Black Artists International – RetroFire Panel Discussion and Art in the Black
Chi Ife Productions – The Artist's Party Interactive Show
Chi Ife Productions - EnsemblePower Workshop