(photos by Evan Tamayo and Mike Hardy)
Read an interview with Fanshen here: Inspired By – A Q&A with Actor-Writer-Producer Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni
An award-winning actor, producer and educator, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is currently touring the one-woman show she wrote and performs in: One Drop of Love. One Drop travels near and far, in the past and present to explore racism, family, love, and a path towards reconciliation. The show is produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Cox DiGiovanni.
Cox DiGiovanni has been featured in the New York Times and on NPR as a spokesperson on using the arts to explore racial identity. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde, West Africa, and has designed curricula for and taught English as a Second Language to students from all over the world. She has been honored with the Peace Corps’ Franklin H. Williams Award, with Peace Corps Fellows and Hollywood Foreign Press Association scholarships, and an ‘Exemplar of Humanity Centered Media’ award by Media Done Responsibly. She holds a BA in Spanish and Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, an MA in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an MFA in Acting and Performance in TV, Film and Theater from California State University Los Angeles. She is also proud to be on the Board of MixedRootsStories.org