The Team


About executive director

Rhea Carmon, also known by her stage moniker, RheaSunshine, has been writing and performing spoken word poetry and slam for 19 years.  Her poems are powerfully motivating with an emphasis on her own personal struggles and how others can overcome.  She is the director of the annual 5th Woman Stage Presentation (2014 - 2018), a producer for Carmon Sense Productions, and coordinator for the 5th Woman Workshop series.  Rhea has self-published 3 chapbooks, released 3 spokenword CDs and is currently working on her 4th book and video project that tells the story of her journey with Multiple Sclerosis.  The 5th Woman, her signature work, is an ever evolving poetic installment that has been built by a national involvement of community organizations and poets.