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Craig Stewart, an artistic virtuoso with a passion for literature, music and theater, is bringing his love for storytelling to the arts scene. He showcased his skills and ambition with his debut stage production, A Day in the Life. It finished a successful run in Atlanta and established Stewart as one of the nation’s up-and-coming artists.

The first in his immediate family to graduate from college, Stewart attended Hampton University, where he received a degree in liberal arts. Originally a native of Baltimore, Stewart moved to Atlanta over a decade ago with dreams of making it in the music industry. Despite his passion and several opportunities to work with established artists and producers, Stewart eventually realized that his future was not just in music. He turned his attention to writing, and in 2002 his first play, A Day in the Life, opened at Atlanta’s 14th Street Playhouse.

The show’s original run was cut short by a lack of funding and Stewart’s personal battles with depression. In 2004 Stewart founded his own greeting card company, Say It in a Card, LLC. It was through Say It in a Card that he eventually met a backer to sponsor a second run of A Day in the Life. The new production opened in 2007 to a sold-out crowd at the Balzer Theater and was quickly hailed as a powerful artistic statement regarding the emotional and societal pressures experienced by gay African-American men. Born out of Stewart’s own personal struggles to find love and a sense of self-understanding as a gay man, A Day in the Life touched the hearts and minds of audience members and rapidly won Stewart praise from critics and publications like Southern Voice and DAVID magazine. Riding the momentum of the play's success in Atlanta, Stewart is currently poised to take the show on a national tour in hopes of spreading awareness about the plight of gay African-American men and those infected with HIV. He also hopes to empower others while he dispels myths about the homosexual community and educate audiences to help prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS.

In addition to his success as a playwright, Stewart has written for the Atlanta-based theater company Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA), an organization supported and funded by actress Jane Fonda. His greeting card business has been very successful, and his talents have won him the prestigious honor of writing personalized cards for such high-profile clients as Darius Miles of the Portland Trailblazers and award-winning recording artist Brandy. Stewart has also co-produced a number of reality show projects in partnership with Kenny Leon Productions, and with noted television personality and world-renowned fashion expert Dwight Eubanks.

But, Stewart’s passion and efforts reach beyond his artistic career. He is also an active volunteer, serving his community through numerous projects. Stewart has facilitated workshops designed to educate gay African-American men regarding sex and the facts about HIV. Additionally he has consistently worked with Project Open Hand, an organization devoted to preparing and delivering meals to terminally ill individuals.

Not content to bask in the glory of his past successes, Stewart is eager to continue impacting others through his writing and creative endeavors. Once A Day in the Life is on tour, Stewart looks forward to beginning production of his second play, Someone Else’s Child. Through his dramatic productions, entrepreneurial endeavors and volunteer efforts, Stewart aims to continue making a difference in the lives of others as he seeks to help and enlighten those he reaches.

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Entries by Craig Stewart

Where It All Began...

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 9:43 AM

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'I'm Not Gay No More'

(6) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 10:29 PM

I've seen the video of the gay man being "delivered" in church:

Some find it funny. I think it's sad. And I don't blame him, because it's not his fault. It's the delusion, deception and power of the church (man). Many gay men have tried to pray the gay away, just not publicly. And when it didn't happen, some found themselves married to women with hopes of curing it. This time last year I was involved briefly with a married man who believed he had the courage to leave his wife to live his truth, but he's still locked in a marriage, even posting pictures of himself with his wife on Facebook to continue the illusion that he is happy, and that he isn't gay. Other gay men still struggling with themselves are drug-addicted, suicidal, addicted to porn, having anonymous sex in a public park or with strangers they meet online because they can't seem to overcome the untruths about being gay. Then there are those of us who refuse to pretend to be anything other than who we are, who we were created to be. Sexuality is instinctive. It isn't a choice, nor is it decided. It's how we're...

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Book of Jewels...

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 10:02 AM

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God's Most Gifted...

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 11:29 AM

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The Proverbial Closet...

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 1:18 PM

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'Gay Men' Married to Women...

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 4:07 AM

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Little Black Gay Boys (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 1:12 PM

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A Bleeding Heart...

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 9:16 AM

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The Styyles Chronicle Radio Show Pt 2

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 2:57 AM

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The Styyles Chronicle Radio Show Pt 1

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 1:53 AM

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Keeping Up With The Jones' Radio Show, Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 12:00 PM

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Keeping Up With the Jones' Radio Show Pt 2

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 6:13 PM

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Radio Interview w/Radio One 1010 AM

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2014 | 2:43 PM

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Single Has Been Good for Me...

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 5:58 PM

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Living in My Nevers...

(3) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 12:24 PM

My life changed, June 19th 2006 at 12:34 p.m. I could count on one hand how many times he and I got together to have sex, but I could never recall how many times we had sex with her.

"Corbin, I'm sorry but you have HIV,"...

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Giving You Permission to Be...

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 9:06 PM

The following blog post is adapted from the epilogue of my memoir, Words Never Spoken.

This book is for any person who struggled to come to grips with his or her sexuality, and for anyone who's ever apologized for simply being. It's for young gay people with few or no...

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Behind Words Never Spoken (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 3:42 PM

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When Whispers Become Shouts...(Video)

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 9:34 AM

The following blog post is adapted from my memoir, Words Never Spoken. For more on Words Never Spoken, visit the Amazon page or Download the eBook

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An Excerpt From Words Never Spoken, My Memoir

(5) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 8:38 PM

The following blog post is adapted from the prologue of my memoir, Words Never Spoken.

The first man I developed real feelings for contracted HIV during the relationship he had prior to us meeting, but he found out two months after we met. It was Oct. 1, 1999, to be...

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