Lorenzo "Lo" Boone

Lorenzo “Lo” Boone holds a BA in Theatre and Business from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA from Wilkes University in Creative Writing and a MFA from Point Park University in Writing for the Screen and Stage. Additionally, he underwent the Pittsburgh Filmmakers Intensive (2017) and became a Pittsburgh Filmmaker/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Fellow (PF/PCA).

He is a local screenwriter, playwright, producer, actor and filmmaker and had his first movie Woogie screened by Carnegie Screenwriter’s Film Festival, WQED Filmmaker’s Corner and Pittsburgh Black Film Network and Sabiri Cole Film Festival.  He has formed a production company (Gold Pyramid Screen and Stage) and is planning several upcoming productions of screen and stage.  His script Mourning Father was a finalist in Point Park’s Producing 3 screenwriting competition (2015).  He was a long time original member of Kuntu Rpertory Theatre under the direction of Dr. Vernelle A. Lillie and at the same time as the late-great August Wilson.

For the last three and one half years, Lorenzo has also been a talk show host of his creation; Making a Difference in the Community: Unsung heroes and heroines.  The show airs every Wednesday night at 9:00 PM on PCTV21.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Flight School Program

Lorenzo “Lo” Boone was the only African-American selected for the Pittsburgh Filmmakers Flight School Program.  Flight School is an intensive and comprehensive 10-week professional artist development program. Fifteen artists working in a variety of media have been accepted as part of the 2017 Flight School Fellowship.  Take time to view his short film “Woogie”.

I want to influence my community and my audience in a positive way and to counter some of the negativity that they absorb daily.  Also to sway many of those who have so-called made it — to give back by reaching back.  I challenge our audience to ask that wonderful question: “What can we do to make a difference in the world in spite of what some rich and powerful do to hold down the progress of the masses?”

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Much of my story telling is a reflection of true stories that are nuanced and laced with hope,
hope that will inspire what many consider to be a lost generation to rise up and stand tall.