CRC, a New York-based public relations and digital marketing agency, announced a new partnership with writer, mentor, and artist as social justice activist Ione Lloyd to increase awareness of her award-winning work as a television theater writer focusing on the rights of women and other underserved demographics.
“Women are an unstoppable force when we come together and empower each other. When women unite and embrace their sisters of different races, classes, sexual identities and gender identities, we are a force to be reckoned with. I am interested in telling stories that break our hearts just a little, that make us laugh at ourselves just a little; so that when we look at each other we are softer and more loving and able to unite through understanding. I look forward to my journey with the storytelling optimization skills of CRC’s creative team of women who identify as creators, storytellers, and PR masterminds,” said Ione Lloyd.
Ione Lloyd crafts vibrant, vivid stories from her experiences. She is a powerful, dedicated woman who embodies perseverance and conviction. She draws inspiration from her past struggles, growing up disadvantaged and marginalized.
Queer, black, and unashamedly female, Ione Lloyd’s impact as a writer comes from her ability to inject magical realism into her stories, making them highly theatrical while also deeply relatable.
Her previous television writing projects include: USA Network’s The Sinner, Oprah Winfrey’s Network Love Is, and AMC Network’s Hap and Leonard. She continues writing for television while working in theater. Ione is a 2018-2019 Tow Playwright- in-Residence at the Public Theater. Her residency with the Public Theater (the home of Hamilton: An American Musical l will allow her to develop a number of plays, and her first musical. In 2016 she was a Sundance Fellow for her play Eve’s Song. Ione was also a 2016 resident playwright of New York Theater workshop. Ione’s work received the New Professional Theatre’s Emerging Playwright Award for her play Black Tale and Downtown Urban Theater Festival’s Best Play Award for her play This Train is Bound for Glory. Ione made the Kilroy’s list (best unproduced women and trans playwrights in America) for her play Pretty Hunger in 2016 Eve’s Song in 2017.
“CRC is honored to partner with Ione Lloyd and enhance her well-respected profile in the theater, television writing, and women empowerment space. As women writers are on the rise and 2018 is the Year of the Woman, we believe Ione is a truly powerful writer with tremendous success and opportunities in her future,” said Cindy Riccio, CEO & Founder of CRC.