"I choose to be a resident of the realm of possibilities." 


Anyika McMillan-Herod is a Dallas playwright, poet, essayist, journalist,
novelist, and actress. She is an alumna of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Prairie View A&M University. She also studied acting in California Institute of the Arts' graduate Acting program. 

Anyika is a co-founder of Soul Rep Theatre Company, currently the resident theater company at the South Dallas Cultural Center. 

She has conducted writing workshops and seminars for youth and adults in creative writing and journaling as a positive tool of expression. 

She is the recipient of journalism honors awarded by Black Texas news organizations for her work with The Dallas Examiner in the mid 90's, an Yvonne Ewell Emerging Leader Award, and an award from a Texas Library Association for her work in developing the first Teen Wise Centers for the Dallas Public Library in the late 90's. 

Anyika has worked in development for the last twenty years, as well, with Soul Rep Theatre Company and St. Philip's School and Community Center. 

Contact her for questions regarding her work, speaking engagements, and seminars or workshops. 


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