Kim Exum (X JOEI) is currently playing the role of “Nabulungi” in The Book of Mormon on Broadway. Kim is a Baltimore native and proud VCU alum, who's recent credits include For The Last Time (Off-Broadway), Central Avenue Breakdown (NYMF/DIMF), Seussical the Musical (National Tour), and “Bull” (CBS). Many thanks to Mom, Dad, Irene & DDO, and all my friends and family! "An artist's duty is to reflect the times"-Nina Simone.
Cheech Manohoar (X JOEY) is from Pittsburgh, PA. He could most recently be seen as Kevin Gnapoor in the Broadway production of Mean Girls or as Sanjay on the HBO show Mrs. Fletcher. Regional credits include Mean Girls (Kevin Gnapoor) at the National Theatre, Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay), and New Kid (Nick) at Syracuse Stage. Cheech is also a trained Bollywood dancer and has taught Bollywood fusion workshops all over. Henderson Hogan Agency. Syracuse Drama Alum. Telsey + Co. Twitter: @macandcheech. Instagram: @cheechmanohar.
Jason Veasey (WRITER) is a New York City-based actor & writer: Recently seen in the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-Winning A Strange Loop at Playwrights Horizon by Michale R. Jackson. Broadway: The Lion King. National Tour: The Lion King. Off-Broadway: The Loophole (The Public), For the Last Time (Theater Row), Pork Kidneys to Soothe The Soul. Regional: Smart People (Denver Center), Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage), I Now Pronounce (Humana Festival). TV/Film: Sara Barielle’s Little Voice(Apple TV), Chicago Fire (NBC) High Matiennce (HBO) & American Gangster Directed by Ridley Scott Starring Denzel Washington. #translivesmatter and Instagram/Twitter: @veaseyvill
Gillian Saker (THE I) is a British actress and writer, and a recent transplant to NYC. Prolific on both stage and screen, Gillian has appeared in many high-profile projects on both sides of the Atlantic. She appeared in the original cast of Jez Butterworth’s The River at The Royal Court Theatre in London opposite Dominic West, Susan in the award-winning Park Theatre production of Tick Tick Boom, as well as originating roles in exciting projects directed by Sir Richard Eyre, Melly Still, Ian Rickson, Dominic Hill, and many others. On-screen she has played leading roles in Ripper Street (BBC/Amazon), Misfits (Netflix/E4), and Ray Donovan (Showtime), amongst others. She is also a regular performer with BBC Radio Four.
Tony Mayes (PRODUCER) brings 20+ years of virtual and live performance, dance, and events experience to X Part One: The Insidious. Based in New York City, he has toured, produced, designed, managed, and consulted for international and domestic projects. He has collaborated with PTC on several productions and is excited to be collaborating with them again. (Credits) Director: Wildrence (LES NYC), Production Stage Manager: UNICEF’S “World Children’s Day” at the United Nations General Assembly, Executive Producer: MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM, Production Designer: FACE TO FACE, Sheffield Doc/Fest (Grand Jury Award Winner 2018), Associate Producer: THE BLUES PROJECT: Dorrance Dance, Toshi Reagan & BIG LOVELY (Bessie Award 2015), Associate Producer: Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze (National Tour), Production Manager, Associate Producer: American Tap Dance Foundation, Tap Dance Instructor: Broadway Dance Center NYC.
Napolean Douglas (ASSOCIATE PRODUCER) B.A. (Theatre Arts-Drake University), M.B.A. (Entrepreneurship-SNHU) is an International Actor, Musician, and Entrepreneur. Institutionally, Napoleon is a Business Consultant who specializes in crafting business platforms for innovative ideas. He is currently the Business Manager for The Randy Andys (therandyandys.com), Administrative Coordinator for City Voices (cityvoicesdesmoines.org), and also serves as Teaching Artist, Production Assistant, Music Director, and other various capacities for smaller organizations and projects. Notable Credits: Oscar Micheaux (JW), Jesus Christ Superstar (ACAH), A Christmas Carol (DCPA), Dreamgirls (POTS - Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Winner), Festival of the Lion King (HKDL) and principal roles in Bright Star, Miss Saigon, Oklahoma, Romeo & Juliet, Sister Act, Superior Donuts, Sweeney Todd, and White Christmas. 2009 Presidential Inauguration Parade Participant (Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corps.), Phi Gamma Delta, Actors Equity Association, ATB Talent. www.napoleonmdouglas.com
Meaghan Sands (THE VOICE) is a classically-trained opera singer, beltless, and comedian. She has been a featured soloist at Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Streicker Center, the Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center, Bronx Opera, and performed with The Metropolitan Opera (Parsifal, Verdi Requiem, Fidelio). Meaghan is a mainstay performer at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and works as a commercial freelance artist, both in singing and performing voice overwork. She debuted the role of Heidi in Derailed for 2019 Across a Crowded Room Series and was a featured soloist for “Hello, Gorgeous,” singing the music of Barbra Streisand for the opening night concert at Temple Emanuel. Meaghan has toured the United States and Europe as a concert soloist and choral singer, notable performances including as the soprano soloist in Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the American Festival Chorus, and the mezzo-soprano soloist in “Fern Hill” with the Anderson Philharmonic Choir. Some favorite role performances include The Baker’s Wife in Sondheim’s Into the Woods at Beef & Boards Theater, Cherubino in Opera Columbus’s Marriage of Figaro, Wowkle in Indianapolis Opera’s Fanciulla del West, the Prince in Fayetteville Opera’s The Little Prince, and simply everything from the Utah Festival Opera & Musial Theater Festival (Oklahoma!, Vanessa, Les Miserables).
Christopher Leo Daniels
Philadelphian, Christopher Leo Daniels (CO-EDITOR), a graduate of Temple University School of Communications and Theater finished his training and landed producing and directing jobs, notably commercials for TLA Video. Upon moving to New York, he began a career in cinematography: shooting shorts, documentaries, feature films, and PSA's for Sesame Street, the National Institute of Health, RSWolf Entertainment, Black Nexxus, Inc. He is producer/director of the short: Victor, Winner: Best Experimental Narrative, National Black Programming Consortium. His credits include cinematography for the short film, Around the Time, Bronze Medal Winner Academy Award for Temple University, Jury Prize Winner: Best Short Urbanworld Film Festival, and Avignon/New York Film Festival Best Short. And the feature, Raltat, filmed in Morocco, WFCC Award ÄNomineeÑ (2013)
Best Theatrically Unreleased Movie by or About Women. He is also a cinematographer on the feature All That Matters (2020).
Matt Katz (THEME SONGS COMPOSER) was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He began as a touring keyboard player for several bands and singers after graduating with a BFA in Audio Production and Composition from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. Since then, he has worked on all kinds of projects, not limited to genre, instead, choosing to work on songs and albums where his own personal style applies. He has a solo project and has released several records including the most recently All Them Princes Vol. I and Vol II. All Them Princes Vol. III is due out this fall 2020. He currently resides in Portland, OR where The Katz Cradle is based.
"Ssanti" (COMPOSER) is the creation of Mexican pianist and composer Giancarlo Bonfanti, a musician specialized in neoclassical music. It was through the influence of Yann Tiersen and Ludovico Einaudi that Giancarlo started to immerse himself in the styles of modern classical contemporary composers. This led him to train seriously at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and at the London Centre of Creative Media, before making a move to the city of Barcelona, where he found himself develop as an artist and began to shape his own musical career through original works. Today Giancarlo lives and works out of Mexico City, where he continues to compose music as well as produce music for various artists.
Manuel Pelayo (COMPOSER) Graduated from Film Scoring Program at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). As a producer for more than 10 years, he has been part of Films, Theatre Plays, and Corporate Videos as Sound Designer, Composer, Producer, Mixer and he is currently a Sound Design Professor at the University of Advanced Technologies (UNIAT). Manuel is lives and works out of Guadalajara Mexico. Giancarlo & Manuel are the resident composers for Poseidon Theatre Company based in New York City, most recently he teamed up with Manuel Pelayo for the original score for The Cooping Theory 1969: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe, (Featured in The New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, TimeOut New York Top 13 Best Halloween Shows 2019 & Best Immersive Theatre in NYC, awarded Best Show's and Experiences 2019 from No Proscenium and Best Environmental Immersion Award 2019 from Immersion Nation) other projects with P.T.C. include Drama - An Aural Experience.
Aaron Salazar (DIRECTOR & CREATOR) is a New York City award-winning theatre director-producer who specializes in immersive and experiential work. Salazar’s artistic home is Poseidon Theatre Company, of which he is the Producing Artistic Director and Founder. He enters into his second decade in New York with his most recent work, The Cooping Theory 1969: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe? An immersive paranormal experience at RPM Underground. His work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York (Best Immersive Theatre in NYC/Top 13 Best Halloween Shows 2019), and received the title of “Best Immersive Shows & Experiences of 2019” from No Proscenium and won Best Environmental Immersion Award 2019 for the U.S. from Immersion Nation. Previous work with Poseidon Theatre Company includes Antigone and BitterSweet at The Cell Theatre, where the company is currently in residence. He is thrilled to begin his journey as Executive Director of Alvarez Keko Salazar Productions’ current works included the For F**k’s Sake a theatre podcast aka “4FS Podcast”, Drama: an aural experience and audio fiction series. AKS’s namesake is an homage to his family & ancestors and the courage they had to want a better life for future generations. "I stand on the strength of their bravery,” @directorsalazar
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