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Jeanette Watson Hill 2022 Hall Of Fame Inductee

JEANETTE WATSON HILL

CLASS OF 1970

Spouse – Robert L. Hill, Jr.

Education

University of Akron

Park University

Austin Community College

Jeanette’s accomplishments include:

· First play was performed at Goodyear Junior High when she was a student. (James Ingram performed as a main character/performer)

· Multiple national award-winning playwright

· Founder and executive director of Sight Ain’t Seeing Productions (SASP) a 501-C-3 that creates African-American faith based plays and workshops.

· Founder and artistic director of Jeanette W. Hill Productions LLC

· Creative activist recognized for stories that bring awareness of social justice, community/family and mental health issues for Black communities

· Recipient of the Black Pearls Magazine Literary Excellence Award

· Recipient of Urban Playwrights United Soaring Eagle Award

· Created Believe Beyond Boundaries a creative arts summer camp for middle and high school age youth to write and develop original plays.

· United States participant in 2009 and 2011 International Kuumba Summit

· 2020 South-Central Regional Conference Women’ s Ministry Honoree

· City of Austin Cultural Arts Funding Awardee 2001 through 2021

· RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service Certificate (Univ. of TX)

· ArtistINC Fellow (Southwest Region) 2014

· Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival Inaugural People’s Choice Award 2013