Creator/Director, Gemal Woods
I started this journey with The Angle in the summer of 2010 as a way to share voices from different places. My hopes are that this project reaches diverse corners of the world and creates a network of perspectives that blend with art and innovative thinking.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Gemal’s eclectic life experiences have provided him a unique lens through which to view the world. He has worn the shoes of a graffiti artist, award winning fine artist, erratic college student, street criminal—now a visual artist, and devoted husband and father—each influencing his growing body of work.
Gemal’s work has won recognition in the film community. He is the winner of the Texas Black Film Festival (2012), “Best of Festival” in the Chicago International Social Change Film festival (2012) Arizona Black Film festival (2010) second place winner of the Cadillac Under Five Film Contest (2005) and Rosebud Film Festival (2005 and 2012). Several of his screenplays have placed in competitions as well.
He attended the New York Film Academy (NYFA) in 2002 to enhance his filmmaking skills. After attending NYFA, Gemal started Park Triangle Productions a small multi-media company that services clients like the BET, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Goodwill Industries as well as many independent filmmakers in need of production services.
Gemal resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife Erica, son Excel and daughter Truth.
Host, Paige Hernandez
Every production is an opportunity to learn something new—meet someone new. Trying to give light to voices seldom heard is also an exciting part of being involved in a project like the Angle. I only hope the viewers are as excited as I am when we’re making the episodes.
A native of Baltimore, Paige is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts and received a BA in theater andbroadcast journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.As a teaching artist, Paige has taught throughout the metro area, to all ages, in all disciplines. She has partnered with many organizations including Wolftrap and Arena Stage where she was awarded the Thomas Fichandler award for exceptional promise in theater education.
Paige has performed on many stages in the DC metro area including Arena Stage, Roundhouse, The Everyman Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Wooly Mammoth, Imagination Stage, GALA, Discovery Theatre and Charter Theatre as well as others.
Producer/Guest Host, Erica Woods
Erica has more than 15 years experience in program management and communications. She brings an array of talents to Park Triangle projects, from scriptwriting and voice over direction, to coordinating the resources and people needed to bring creative concepts to life.
Born and Raised in Pittsburgh, Pa, Erica moved to Washington DC to attend Georgetown University and has lived in DC since. She is the wife of The Angle Creator, Gemal Woods and they both continue to inspire each other in thier creative endeavors—this project being one—along with their two children Excel and Truth.
Producer, Baye Harrell
Baye is an actor, educator, producer, and one-half of the hip-hop theater duo Hueman Prophets. As an emcee, he has become a fixture within his hometown of Washington, DC, serving his artistic vision of bridging the theater and hip hop communities. His talent has taken his group across the country and has been the opening act for such notable artists as Questlove of The Roots, Common, Trey Songz, and Dead Prez. He continues his mission as an ambassador to the Hip Hop Theater community with his latest project “The Answer”, an audio drama which is currently featured on WPFW 89.3