Renee Matthews Jackson




My poem
is not about you.
It is about, me;
my life experiences;
how I was reared,
and what I have
purchased, interrelated to, and
tucked in the lining of truth’s heart;
living, loving, and letting  each live…
If you find yourself here
in the confines of my words,
understand, you invited yourself.


Renee Matthews-Jackson, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She made her theatrical debut in Joseph Walker’s The River Niger at the world famous, Karamu House Performing Arts Theatre. Chief Executive Officer with a history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Acting, Nonprofit Organizations, Event Planning, Youth At Risk, and Customer Service. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Nonprofit Administration from Cleveland State University. Renee Matthews-Jackson, made her Theatre debut in 1987 in Joseph Walker’s classic, The River Niger at the world famous, Karamu House Performing Arts Theatre. Ms. Jackson’s credits include: From The Mississippi Delta, Zooman and The Sign, Fires In The Mirror, The Waiting Room, and countless more. Renee was in the production of Jar The Floor, at Karamu House in Cleveland, Ohio. She directed Steal Away by Ramona King, at East Cleveland Theatre, She was seen in Sorrows and Rejoicings by Athol Fugard at The Brooks Theatre in the Cleveland Play House, an Ensemble Theatre production, and in Jungle Book as a cast member for The Cleveland Play House Youth Production.

CSU Intern for “The Singing Angels”
Founder, RENEEissance Arts
Co-Founder, Urban Literary Artists Workshops
Co-Founder: African American Artist Movement
Youth Director, Cleveland Chapter – SCLC “Wings of Hope”
Assistant Youth Director – Karamu (D/TY) – Youth Outreach
Assistant Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cleveland
Director, Mt. Sinai Ministries – Youth Drama Ministries
Co-Founder, Monday Night Potpourri @ CAT
Co-Founder, 1 + 1 PRODUCTIONS
Co-Founder, Women of Season
Founder, I AM MIME
Founder, The Greater Cleveland Theatre Alumni (FB)

Pseudo names: Poetryality, MotherRapper

Specialties: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Instructor, Director, Rapper, Mime, Coach, Producer, Dramaturge, Art Events Organizer

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