An award-winning playwright, actor, producer and educator, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is currently touring the one-woman show she wrote and performs in: One Drop of Love. One Drop travels near and far, in the past and present to explore the intersections of race, class and gender in pursuit of truth, justice and love. The show is produced by DiGiovanni, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon.
DiGiovanni has been featured in the New York Times and on NPR and has published OpEds on Shondaland, Blavity and the Washington Post’s The Lily. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde, West Africa, and has designed curricula for and taught English as a Second Language to students from all over the world. She has been honored with the Peace Corps’ Franklin H. Williams Award, granted Peace Corps Fellows and Hollywood Foreign Press Association scholarships and awarded the “Exemplar of Humanity Centered Media” by Media Done Responsibly. She holds a BA in Spanish and Education, an MA in TESOL and an MFA in Acting and Performance in Film, TV and Theater. She serves on the boards of the non-profits MixedRootsStories.org, The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and Project Greenlight Digital Studios. Her play, One Drop of Love, was awarded Best Non-Fiction Script by the United Solo Theatre Festival and the film version won Best Documentary Film at the Roxbury International Film Festival. It is now an official selection of the San Francisco Black Film Festival and the Black International Film Festival. DiGiovanni is also a co-author of the Inclusion Rider, which Frances McDormand announced at the 2018 Oscar awards.
As a Turnaround Artist, she will be working with Delsesto Middle School in Providence, RI.