(photos by Evan Tamayo and Mike Hardy)
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, and with Peace Corps Fellows and Hollywood Foreign Press Association scholarships. 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 a proud member of Ensemble Studio Theater/LA Playwrights Unit, and is on the Board of MixedRootsStories.org