Chin was one of the original performers in Russell
Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, which won a
Tony Award in 2004. She is also one of the co-writers
of the show. She was also featured on the second,
third and fourth seasons of the Peabody Award winning
HBO series, Def Poetry Jam.
She was born in Jamaica, lives in Brooklyn, New
York and credits the long list of "things she
has done" to her grandmother’s hard-working
history and the pain of her mother’s absence.
Her poems can be found in numerous anthologies and
in her chapbooks — Wildcat Woman, Stories
Surrounding My Coming, and Catalogue the Insanity.
Her work is also available on compact disc and DVD.
Under the umbrella of The Culture Project at the
45 Bleeker Theater, Staceyann has written and performed
three one woman shows: Hands Afire, Unspeakable
Things, and Border/Clash Unspeakable Things. She
has performed her shows in many countries outside
the U.S., Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Her most recent
show is the trouble with being/ALMOST FAMOUS.
Program: Tongues of Fire