Guest announcement: Jennifer Cihi (Sailor Moon Singer) and Stefanie DeLeo (all around bad a$$ writer)!
Jennifer Cihi has been performing since she was a young girl in San Francisco, California. Before reaching her teen years, she landed the role of Pepper in the National Tour of Annie. After establishing herself as a Broadway performer, she moved to Los Angeles, where she honed her skills as a professional singer. Without skipping a beat, Jennifer made the transition from stage to screen playing the lead singer on Nickelodeon’s hit TV show Roundhouse. When not belting out ballads on the small screen, she was performing openings with legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith at the Hollywood Bowl. Some of her most recognizable recordings have been the famed Hot Pockets national jingle as well as national jingles for TV’s Third Rock from the Sun and Suddenly Susan. While in L.A., Jennifer landed the coveted title role of the English dub singing voice for the hit anime series, Sailor Moon. Her songs quickly became popular and cultivated a huge fan base. To this day, she is still being invited regularly to perform at national anime conventions. Just over a decade ago, Jennifer said goodbye to Hollywood and made her home in Nashville, Tennessee where she is still singing. She has done extensive studio work in Music City and performs with corporate party bands, where she was introduced to renowned musician/songwriter Tommy Sims. She was invited to work with Donna Summer as a backup vocalist. Jennifer’s creative soul and compassionate heart extends beyond the stage. Between gigs, Jennifer can be seen volunteering, working as a personal chef and creating her own jewelry line. Whether on stage, screen or serving others, Jennifer continues to rock her career as a professional singer!
PLAYWRIGHT – NOVELIST Stefanie DeLeo is a produced and published playwright and novelist. She has a Masters Degree from New York University in Educational Theatre and is currently teaching twelfth grade English. When not in the classroom or behind a computer screen writing, she can be seen on stage starring in local theatre productions. A New York native, Stefanie has enjoyed traveling the world to gain inspiration for her written works. She lived and worked in South Africa for two and a half years with the Peace Corps, where she taught English and Drama and created several intercultural theatre programs at a multiracial school. Stefanie loves to tackle difficult issues hoping to foster social dialogue. Her novel Cry My Safari addresses issues of race, class and identity set in New York and Nairobi, Kenya, while her published play tackles autism and the idea that art can serve as a means of communication. She also loves to entertain, and has recently written a lighthearted comedy, Answer the Question, Iris, which has been performed all over the United States. Stefanie recently left the Big Apple in exchange for Nashville, where she continues to teach, act and write.