Saturday, March 17, 2018
Written By: Alethea McCollin
Directed By: Devon "Pierre" Wright
2611 Grant Street
Columbia, SC 29203
Pastor Willie's New Church Synopsis
motives, friendship, and deceit!
plot of Pastor Willie’s New Church — a
dramatic comedy in three acts, focuses on a young,single, unemployed professional (Willie), who is seeking steady
employment and facing eviction from his apartment when his friend (Jay)
suggests that Willie opens his own church. Though hesitant at first, Jay’s
persistence eventually convinces Willie to take his advice and start his own
However, Willie’s decision to follow his friend’s questionable advice
complicates his relationship with his girlfriend Kathy, and his friendship with
Eventually, when Jay realizes that Willie is no longer taking his advice,
he devises a scheme to derail Willie’s career as a pastor. See how this dilemma
Meet Author of
Pastor Willie's New Church
McCollin earned a BSc in Economics and Law from the University of the West
Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados, and an MA in English from Virginia State
2009 to 2016 Ms. McCollin taught writing and African American Literature at Virginia
McCollin was wooed by the power of theatre at an early age. However it wasn’t
until studying for her masters in English that she began writing stage plays.
To date she has written fifteen plays, several of which she has directed. She
most recently directed her play “Were You There” in 2017.
says that one of her proudest moments was finally seeing her play Shh..AIM!! –a play that deals with
sexual abuse—staged by the drama program at Virginia State University in 2014,
and was delighted by the campus-wide conversations it generated.
also written, directed, acted in, and produced The Stilettos Monologues (2014), and Pastor Willie’s New Church (2012 and 2014).
In 2015 she appeared in
Chesterfield County Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center’s presentation
Suitcases. McCollin continues to
write, direct, and produce theater, and on occasion she appears on stage.
She is a
published author (The Cloud Catcher)
and has also served as a volunteer writing coach for an elementary school in