Lavene Gass has over 10 years of experience in the editorial, public relations and marketing fields.
She graduated Cum Laude from Clark Atlanta University (CAU) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Television, Radio and Film. During her matriculation at CAU, she interned at MTV Networks and V-103, an Atlanta based radio station. She also obtained a Master of Business Administration from William Paterson University. A published writer, she has worked as a food critic and freelance writer for numerous publications.
With an affinity for writing, in 2014, she wrote her first theater production entitled Pearls, where she also served as songwriter, director, and producer. Pearls is a riveting, jaw-dropping dramedy that follows the lives of 10 unique individuals. Each person's "true" self will be revealed at the end of the show. The question is: Who is the pearl? This action-packed and suspense-filled production will have you on the edge of your seat. In addition to plot twists, the show is punctuated with live music.
Pearls has been presented twice. The first show premiered on October 11, 2014 to a sold out audience (300 people). Due to the overwhelming success of the first show, it was brought back by popular demand. The second show was presented on May 30, 2015 to over 300 theatergoers.
In April, 2015, a short-film entitled Consciously Unconscious premiered at The Passaic County Film Festival. This short film was written, directed and produced by Lavene. Please click on the "Shows" tab to view this film.
In September, 2016, she premiered a new theater production entitled, PoeJazztry, which is an infusion of original poetry, classic jazz numbers and original choreographic dance sequences. This show pays homage to The Harlem Renaissance and the glitz and glamour of The Roaring 20's. Over 200 people attended this production.