Born in Chatham County, Brenda Lindsey-Womble started teaching dramatic arts in the private and public educational systems and later on entered the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where she received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Speech Communication. She went on to earn a Master's in Performance Studies.
With a passion for teaching, she's been a part of the faculty at North Carolina Central University in the Department of English and most recently, the Department of Mass Communication for over thirty years. Having written and produced more than twenty full-length stage plays, she became an award-winning, nationally known actor, director, and playwright. In her early theatrical years, she won a casting role, "The Traveling Menagerie" directed by the late Jim Henson, producer and director of Sesame Street. Womble declined the role to raise her child.
In past years of theater, one of her stage plays entitled "A Crazy Kind of Love" aired nationwide and was viewed internationally in Europe and Africa. During her undergraduate studies, she placed in the finals of the Great Eastern Tournament, Philadelphia, PA in prose reading and continued to win in seven states following in Reader's Theater. She went on to win in the nationwide Forensic Association of America competition in Denver, Colorado.
Womble's other works consist of two novels, A CRACK IN THE WALL and GUNS OF AVA. In 2000, she won the Broadway showcase in with an excerpt of A CRACK IN THE WALL", and went on to pitch to Hollywood producers in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Brenda's short screenplay, TWO LETTERS (the Ken Dula Story) was filmed as a short documentary and was published in the required textbook of Arts and Humanities for college undergrads. A partial publication of GUNS of AVA, a creative nonfiction was recently published and made available for faculty and staff at the Arts and Humanities' celebration of NCCU's first female chancellor, Dr. Saunders-White, 2014. Womble has appeared on ABC for a local news special, in Endeavors (a UNC, Chapel Hill campus magazine), local newspapers and local TV talk shows for her acting and stage plays.
She loves teaching and says her students inspire her creativity. "I love the classroom. If I've helped one student, I've helped the world."
Womble enjoys traveling, interior decorating, and a quiet place to write. "I'm in heaven at a small cafe with a cup of coffee and a huge chocolate chip cookie," says Womble. "That's the perfect setting for my creativity to explode. As a screenwriter, she is currently the Casting Director and Script Editor for an upcoming movie entitled "There's My Angel"-- produced and directed by Willie Hodge.
Womble has one child, Dedrick, who followed in her footsteps and teaches at the American University School of Kuwait. He lives with his wife, Kimberly and Womble's adorable first-born granddaughter, Syndi Kai. Womble resides in Chapel Hill, NC.