Born in Los Angeles, Valerie Alleyne Udeozor, a graduate of Howard University’s school of Fine Arts, has penned and produced several stage plays and short films.
Valerie has collaborated with several producers, community organizations and entertainers to write screenplays. Valerie’s non-profit Organization U-CARE Foundation has been a means to produce her writing projects and make a positive impact on her community. Her youth focused plays deal with issues of bullying, teen pregnancy, decision making and jealousy include: The Lockdown Club, Trapped & Decisions, Deleted & Roots of Deceit. They have been performed at schools, theaters and youth conferences throughout Los Angeles.
Her hit stage plays on cyber bullying Deleted was an official selection for the Atlanta Black Theater Festival 2015 at Morehouse College and was also performed at the 2017 Young African American Women’s Conference in Pasadena and for rapper YG’s 4hundredwayze foundation in Compton.
Her short film Burned Out Nurse, the story of a registered nurse addicted to Vicodin was implemented in the college registered nursing school curriculums of Pasadena City College and Citrus College. Her fourth short film, the comedy Bougie Ass Brandon premiered at Indie Night at the TLC Chinese Theaters Hollywood, has been in four other festivals in Texas, Miami, Long Beach, Sonoma County and won Best Comedy & Best Original Screenplay in the Culture & Diversity Film Festival 2018. Hope for Dating LA has been in over five film festivals nationwide and won a Special Mention Award in the Global Shorts Film Festival. Valerie is beyond please to have remade her film The Lockdown Club starring Ted Lange. The issue of school shootings and intolerance to others are ones she is passionate about changing. Find Valerie on Twitter & Instagram @playsbyvalu. Visit U CARE site: www.ucarefoundation.net WAIT! You’re already here! Surf around!