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Barry Moton (Writer, Andre)
Barry Moton is a Jazz Vocalist living in Washington, DC. He originally hails from Peoria, IL. He went to school at Southern Illinois University, studying with acclaimed jazz pianist Reggie Thomas and Theatre Goddess Kathryn Bentley. His previous credits include singing at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. He was recently featured in the newly created musical about Langston Hughes entitled I, Too Sing America. He has shared the stage with legendary artists like Cyrus Chestnut, Vanessa Rubin, the late Roy Hargrove, and Jessica Boykin-Settles.
Kathryn Bentley (Director)
Reggie Thomas (Music Director)
Alric Davis (Billy)
Alric Davis is excited to once again step into the role of Billy Strayhorn in Day Dream. He holds a B.F.A. from Howard University with a concentration in Musical Theatre and Playwriting. He is an adjunct instructor at Stages Repertory Theatre’s Young Actors Conservatory, HITS Youth Theatre and Founding Artistic Director of The Sankofa Collective, a local non profit theatre organization in Houston since 2013. Some of his favorite performance credits include Infancy, The Color Purple, Insurrection, Anything Goes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Little Shop of Horrors. Some of his favorite directing credits are A Lesson in Physics for Arena Stage at the Mead Center, Phoenix for Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Passing Strange, Marie Antoinette and Next to Normal for The Sankofa Collective.
Morgan Duncan (Duke)
Morgan Duncan holds a BFA from Howard University, He has performed locally at Arena Stage, Round House Theatre, the Folger Shakespeare Theater and was a company member at the Washington Stage Guild. He's also performed at the Attic Theatre in Detroit, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. For the last 17 years, Mr. Duncan has been performing with the Capitol Steps.
Mardra Thomas (Jazz Singer, Alice)
MARDRA THOMAS (Actor/Vocalist) was nominated in 2018 by Chicago’s Black Theatre Alliance Awards for Best Actor in a musical for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in “LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL”, and has played Mother Shaw in CROWNS, Bessie and Sadie Delaney in productions of HAVING OUR SAY, Power Woman in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, THE POCKETBOOK & CANCER MONOLOGUES, FOR COLORED GIRLS…and THE CHICAGO TRILOGY.Mardra performs with orchestras and small groups at premier clubs and festivals around the country. Her most recent CD is MATTERS OF THE HEART with husband pianist Reggie Thomas. www.MRTJazz.com
Edwin Brown (Aaron)
Edwin is a proud Howard University alum and BADA alum. He also holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Repertory Theater/UMKC. Off-Broadway: Thoughts of a Colored Man with director Taye Diggs and Separate and Equal at 59E59. Other theatre credits include Coterie Children's Theatre The Freedom Trial of Anthony Burns as Anthony Burns; Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida, and Freedom Rider at KC Rep. FLY by Ricardo Khan at Alabama Shakespeare Theatre. Wig Out! by Terrell Alvin McCraney at Studio Theatre. Edwin is a teaching artist in NY. He is so pleased to be part of the Daydream cast!
Tony Ginther (Hal, Joe Morgen)
Tony Ginther is native a DMV native and is delighted to be involved again with the performing arts after a more than 25 year absence. In the last 12 months he has appeared in small films, on-line commercials and industrials, done extra work for major films, and appeared at the 2018 DC Shorts Film Festival Screen Play Competition. By the way, Lush Life is his favorite Billy Strayhorn piece.
Zelina Bott-Goins (Lena)
Mary Miller (Lillian)
Mary Miller Booker (Lilian Strayhorn) is excited to be participating in another production of Day Dream. Local credits: The Skin Of Our Teeth (Constellation Theatre), Doubt (Anacostia Arts Center), Surrender (Atlas Performing Arts Center), Distracted (Arcturus Theatre Company) Belleville, understudy (Studio Theatre). Miller-Booker holds a BFA from Howard University in Acting and has trained in The British American Drama Academy.
Carl Ackers II (James, Mr. Charles)
Jason Little (Mercer)
Moses Princien (Chance)
Moses Princien- is a Helen Hayes nominated actor for their recent role in (Theater Alliance)The Events. The last shows you could have seen them in were Rainbow Theatre Project’s Blue Camp and the first all black production of Urinetown The Musical( Howard University). They enjoy working on new development projects such as Keegan Theatre’s Alix in Wonderland and the Hothouse New Play Development Series (Theater Alliance). They have also helped out with striking for Flood City (Theater Alliance) and the load in for The Trans-Atlantic Time Traveling Company (Theater Alliance). They belong and consistently work with The African-American Collective Theatre and Huemanati. The next show you will see them in will be Day Dream: a Radio Drama and Breaking Ground 2020. They are currently in the process of obtaining a BFA in Musical Theatre from Howard University.
Olivia Neal (Zara)
Sharaina Turnage (Vivienne, Cloud)
Anthony Powell (Luther, Stage Manager)
Anthony Powell is a recent graduate of Anacostia High School. While attending Anacostia, he performed in the Wiz, Sparkle, and Cleavon Meabon’s masterpiece, Breathe. Upon graduating, Mr. Powell has continued to refine his craft. He has performed in George C Wolfe’s Colored Museum, and currently works at The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).
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