Connect with us

In Da House Media

Award-Winning Actress Kasia Trepagnier SHINES at the 30th Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans


Award-Winning Actress Kasia Trepagnier SHINES at the 30th Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans

The 30th Essence Festival of Culture, held from July 4 to July 7, 2024, was a spectacular celebration of Black culture, empowerment, and community. 

On Saturday, July 6, award-winning actress Kasia Trepagniermade a memorable appearance, adding her star power and passion for advocacy to the event.

Trepagnier was seen engaging in lively conversations with fellow celebrities, including a notable interaction with actress Meagan Good. 

This year’s festival theme, “We Love Us,” emphasized the importance of self-love, cultural pride, and unity among the Black community.

Kasia Trepagnier commented, “Attending the Essence Festival of Culture 2024 in New Orleans was an incredibly enriching experience. The energy, the unity, and the celebration of our culture were truly inspiring. It was an honor to connect with so many amazing individuals and witness firsthand the power of community and self-love embodied in the theme ‘We Love Us.’ I look forward to continuing to support and celebrate this beautiful culture and the Essence Festival for many years to come.” 

Kasia Trepagnier’s presence at the Essence Festival of Culture underscored her commitment to celebrating Black culture and promoting inclusivity in the entertainment industry.

Her participation, along with other influential figures, made the 30th anniversary of the festival an unforgettable and impactful event.

Kasia Trepagnier is an award-winning actress known for her electrifying performance as “Gabby” in the short story drama film “Mood.” In the film,

she takes on the formidable challenge of playing ten distinct personalities, bringing the experience of dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder, to life on the screen. 

Her portrayal captures the complexity and struggles of individuals living with this condition, immersing audiences in a poignant narrative.

As “Mood” continues to shine with its prestigious and renowned film festival nominations, including the Palms Beach Film Festival, Black Film Fest ATL, Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival, Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, The Micheaux Film Festival, and the Denver Film Festival, among others, these laurels stand as a testament to the exceptional storytelling and extraordinary talent showcased in the film.

With a career encompassing over 40 plus roles, she continues to inspire and uplift through her artistry and advocacy, tackling diverse and challenging projects like “Emancipation,” directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring actor Will Smith.

For the latest updates and insights into Kasia Trepagnier’s journey, visit her official website at You can also follow Kasia on Instagram @kasiamae.

Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Events

To Top