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Alumni Entrepreneur: Roxann Nadine Remekie

Alumni Entrepreneur: Roxann Nadine Remekie

Roxann Nadine Remekie is a multi-talented storyteller. A native New Yorker raised and influenced by her Jamaican roots, she has worked as an executive assistant for world-renowned companies including Goldman Sachs, Atlantic Records and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.

Realizing much of the power is behind the pen, Remekie began writing soon after her onscreen acting career began to take flight. In 2013, she penned Art. Love. Life: The Cypha, an auto-biographical theater play where the main character (Reign) goes on an introspective journey that dares her imaginary audience to fly. Written in prose with dance, song and live drum accompaniment, the critically-acclaimed piece made its rounds through the black box theater circuit, culminating at the Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. Whilst in development, Remekie traveled back to her roots, penning on the peeks of Blue Mountain, Jamaica, WI. Other writing followed and Shine Thyme Entertainment was created. Its mission? To create relevant and engaging content that authentically reflects the lives of Caribbeans worldwide. The company has thrived with a flagship office in Century City, Calif., and a leg in Grenada, West Indies, with three staff members working continuously in the pre-production phases of two television shows.

Remekie’s acting credits include: Random Acts of Flyness (HBO), Brooklynification (BRIC), The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN), Hidden Heroes (CBS), The Reels (Shine Thyme Entertainment), The Moment (One Race Films – Vin Diesel). Her theatrical performances include: King Lear and Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company/Brooklyn Academy of Music), Fabulation or the Re-education of Undine (Pulitzer Prize Lynn Nottage, BK Lyceum) and Art. Love. Life: The Cypha (Shine Thyme Entertainment).

When asked the best part of being an entrepreneur, Remekie shares, “I never knew anything different. In college, it was the only “A” that I got, and I never studied for it. My dad started his accounting business from the ground up in our house when I was a kid and I watched it, subconsciously. He’s taught me to be very humble about it all. So I guess the best part is actually being one and knowing that I can create a culture among my coworkers but also my friends and family, to give an example of how to live a little differently and give with my purpose and heart always in balance.”

Most recently, Remekie completed the Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) Executive Leadership Development Program. She earned an undergraduate degree at Syracuse University in marketing from the Whitman School with a minor in music industry. She is formally trained in the craft of acting through William Esper Studios under the tutelage of Mr. Terry Knickerbocker.

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