Olney National Players Tour 72
Produced by Olney Theatre
Directed by Danielle Drakes (Midsummer) and Christopher Richardson (Raisin)
Character: Bottom (Midsummer) and Lindner (Raisin)
I am so excited to announce that I am a member of Olney Theatre’s National Players Tour 72. I am particularly proud to announce that this tour is the first majority African American National Players ensemble. Olney Theatre describes the National Players as “a unique ensemble bringing innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players stimulates youthful imagination and critical thinking by presenting classic plays in invigorating ways for modern audiences. National Players is the hallmark outreach program of Olney Theatre Center, a Helen Hayes Award-winning theatre in suburban Washington, DC. A model for artistic collaboration and national education outreach, National Players embodies the Olney Theatre Center educational pedagogy: to unleash the creative potential in our audiences and artists and to stimulate individual empowerment. National Players exemplifies these goals by presenting self-sustained productions of Shakespeare and other classics to learners of all ages and in all environments. “
We will be touring the country until June, performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Raisin in the Sun, as well as teaching a variety of educational workshops. To catch a show or just to see where we will be from day to day, check out this link!
Directed by Strother Gains
Produced by Imagination Stage
I can’t wait to begin rehearsals for this new immersive TYA show with Imagination Stage. Using a combination of filmed scenes and live performances, Imagination Stage seeks to engage children in a variety of ways to encourage them to interact, enjoy, and celebrate live theatre!
Behind the Scenes
Directed by Valentina El Harizi
Produced by Rochambeau Blue and Yellow Productions
Character: Boyfriend (Lead)
I’m very excited to appear in this upcoming short film, playing a bilingual character. This film will be competing in the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. The script has been written under the mentorship of award winning screenwriter Alexandra Viets. Filming will begin for this project in June.
Primary: The Gathering
Produced by 92 and Harvey Productions.
Directed by Kadesh Dubose
Character: Patrick (Lead)
I just finished shooting the opening episode of the Primary anthology series. This particular episode focuses on a retelling of The Masque of the Red Death, with a covid twist! It’s always a joy to work with Kadesh, and this shoot was no exception.
Watch this space for more details, as production continues!
Directed by Nishi Chawla
I am so excited to be acting in this upcoming film, which will be released by the end of this year! Nishi is an incredible screenwriter/director who explores the nature of multi-racial and multi-cultural relationships in this work.