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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Councilman Gregory Honors Local Playwright

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Councilman DuWayne Gregory recently had the honor of presenting a Town proclamation to renowned playwright JD Lawrence.

JD Lawrence, an Amityville native, has recently performed his critically acclaimed play, Skitzophrenia, to a completely sold-out audience. Lawrence has garnered critical acclaim from the New York Times for his exceptional talent in writing, directing, and producing. 

His remarkable achievements include not only winning two prestigious Telly Awards but also surpassing the Guinness World Records in 2019 for his outstanding portrayal of numerous characters in his one-man show, "SKITZophrenia," which sheds light on mental health issues. 

In addition to his artistic accomplishments, Lawrence has been honored with the esteemed NAACP Legacy Recipient title, recognizing his significant contributions to the arts.

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