FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN /when freedom ain't enuff
Amir Diamond (Man In Green) - is an Actor & Multi-Media Personality who was raised in the city of Houston. He is currently on 92.1 Radio Now (weekdays 7PM-Midnight), but is known for hosting the #1 show "Late Night Hype" for 3 consecutive years on 97.9 The Box. Although he has an extremely successful career in Broadcast Journalism, Theatre is his first love. Some of his most notable roles include: (Scarecrow) in The Wiz, (Buddy Layman) in The Diviners and (Romeo) in Romeo & Juliet. You can also catch Diamond in "The Tree of Life" film starring Brad Pitt, but if you blink...you might miss him.
Marvin J. Young (Man in Black) is extremely excited to be apart of this amazing production! With is participation in stage, film, and workshops around the country, Marvin is currently enjoying and embracing the grind of an actor. He was born and raised in Opelousas, La. Heavily encouraged by his grandmother, began acting in 2017. He has completed his formal training in the Acting Academy of Renee Rivion, and continues to take acting classes when time permits. Marvin's first appeared as Caleb in Pearl Theatre's Miss Evers Boys. He's also performed in the stage play The Origins of A Jealous Woman (Jackson), Swinging Covenants (Lewis), Beckett (4th Barron), Kill Move Paradise (Daz). Marvin was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor by Broadway World Houston! He would like to thank his fellow cast mates, the director, crew, and everyone that supported this production. Much Love and God Bless!
Gregory Malonson II (Man in Red) - From the moment a three-year Gregory Malonson II sang with his church choir, his aspiration has been to be a great entertainer. Greatly influenced by his parents’ love of the arts, his father—a saxophone player and his mother—a patron of the arts and community advocate, Malonson had artistry in his genes. Thirty-one years later, the up and coming Houston modelling/acting/singing phenom is continuing the journey. Starting in the world of modeling at 15, with his parents’ encouragement to combat shyness, his fresh face and aesthetic appeal has garnered attention, allowing him to appear in national fashion magazines, runway shows, landing national commercials, and the list goes on. Malonson soon caught the acting bug; his charisma, versatility, and professionalism put him in high demand for directors for stage plays, short films and now starring in feature films. He is always seeking to work with new directors and perfecting his acting skills. Throughout his modelling and acting career, Malonson has never forgotten his first love of music, continuing to sing and write songs. Despite his growing success, Malonson remains humble and true to his Houston roots and fan base. Being a visionary leader to his fans, friend and most importantly six younger siblings, he strives for greatness. What’s next for Gregory Malonson II? Well… he is just getting started.
Kristopher Adams (Man in Orange) - For Colored Boyz will be Kristopher’s return to stage after artistically devoting a year to writing, producing, directing and acting in his upcoming passion project film, The Meeting That Shaped Amerikkka.
Jeremiah C. Gray (Man in Blue) began his artistic career at a young age studying classical ballet. From there, he ventured into theater and music. Realizing his passion for the trio was equal, he studied theater at George Washington Carver Magnet High of the Engineering and Performing Arts then continuing his studies at Prairie View A&M University. His works include but not limited to Fences (Gabe) Passing Strange (Mr. Venus) Dreamgirls (James Thunder Early) Black Nativity (Dancer) Burlesque Masterpiece (Dancer) and the list goes on. With aspirations of stepping into the role of Artistic Director for a mainstream company, Jeremiah has found a new passion in cultivating young artists in creating their own definition of artistry.