JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II (playwright) spent two years researching this play. He studied writing under the tutelage of his sister, Lauren Kinsey. More information on Juan Michael is available at www.juanmichael.com
BRYAN WEBSTER* (the Johns) most recently appeared as Cornwall in the Take Wing and Soar production of King Lear directed by Timothy D. Stickney and as Creon in the TWAS production of Medea. He has performed with the Public Theater in Everybody's Ruby, directed by Kenny Leon; Theater For a New Audience in As You Like It, directed by Mark Rylance; and The Ridiculous Theatrical Company in Big Hotel, directed by Everett Quinton. In addition, he's worked at several Shakespeare festivals including those in Boston, North Carolina and Camden, Maine. His voiceover work was recently heard on national commercials for Prilosec. He is the recipient of the 2008 Earl Hyman Award.
PATRICIA FLOYD (director) is a proud native of the "Motor City," Detroit, Michigan. A recipient of two AUDELCO awards and three Audiophile Golden Earphones awards, she has also appeared in films such as Thirty Years to Life and Indelible and has television credits which include Law & Order and two of its franchise dramas, as well as Rescue Me, The Chris Rock Show, and Reading Rainbow. Cutting her directing teeth in Detroit on such projects as for colored girls..., one man show Brother Malcom X: Reminiscences of a Black Revolutionary and The Mighty Gents; she slid into the director's chair at STW in Stamford, Connecticut on A Lesson Before Dying (which won two Connecticut Critics Circle Awards). She has also helmed Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Medal of Honor Rag, Blood Knot, A Walk in the Woods, and Intimate Apparel. Some of her favourite New York directing credits include We Are Your Sisters for the Blue Heron Theatre, We Beat Whitey Ford for PSNBC, and The Second Coming and Nobody Was Supposed to Survive: The MOVE Massacre for The Open Eye: Eye on Directors Festival. A guest director at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a part-time scene study instructor at the New York Film Academy, she has also written, produced and directed a short film and is currently negotiating production of stage and film projects.
ANGELO RAGAZA (associate producer, marketing and publicity manager) is a writer whose publication credits include The New York Times, Vogue, W, Newsweek, and The Village Voice; a former executive editor of Vibe and a marketing and communications consultant whose clients have included the Asian American Arts Alliance; Indio Bravo, a festival of independent Philippine film (launching at the Museum of Modern Art June 11, 2009; ARISE, a magazine of global African style produced in London; HBO; Comcast and other businesses and nonprofits. More info: www.angeloragaza.com.
TODD WILLIAMS USA (photographer) provided the promotional images for this production. You can view more of his work at www.toddwilliamsusa.com
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association