The cast

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MOSES MCGRUDER III (man in blak) (he/him) is a versatile actor who’s been seen in many different roles, including: Dutchman (Clay), She Talks To Beethoven (Beethoven), One for the Road (Nicholas), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Jesus), Topdog/Underdog (Lincoln), Titus Andronicus (Aaron), By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Leroy) and many others. Moses is also an Opera Singer who’s sung in many roles, including: Faust (Mephistopheles), La Traviata (Marchese d’ Obigny), and Amahl and the Night Visitors (Melchior). Moses was born and raised in Augusta, GA. He received his B.A. in Theatre from Clark Atlanta University and his MFA in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School. At the Actors Studio Drama School, he studied with Susan Aston, Jacqueline Knapp, and the late Elizabeth Kemp. He’s traveled the world and enjoys music, cuisine, and culture from all over. He’s a majestic artist of passion and vigor who enjoys sharing his essence and talents with the world. I.G.: @ancientafricanartist

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GABRIEL FLORENTINO (man in green) (he/him) 

He is a native Nyc artist & is honored to be a part of this new piece with this incredible cast of stunning Black talent. Some Past Credits Include- The World Premiere of “Old Man and The Sea,” the play (Manolin), “Newsies” (Finch), “Camelot” (Mordred), and more. Training: BFA, Point Musical Theatre. Many thanks to his Mother, family, & loved ones for everything. Paciencia y Fe. Instagram: @gabrielflorentino_

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TERRENCE “T.M.” PRIDE (man in orange) (he/him) is a native of Quincy, Florida, and a graduate of Florida A&M University in theater performance and dance. He’s an alum of Florida International University with a Master of Science degree in Urban Education. An award-winning Master teaching artist, skillful in acting, dancing, and directing. T.M. was last seen onstage in Brévo Theatre’s production of American Son (Lieutenant Stokes) and on television in Showtime’s new series First Ladies.

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KENZI JAMES (man in blu) (he/ him/ his/ they) is a multi-hyphenated interdisciplinary artist and educator based in New York City. He is a graduate of Cornell University, receiving an M.A. in Performing & Media Arts, and holds a BFA in Musical Theater from the esteemed Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He has performed and collaborated nationally and internationally in spaces that include The Shed, Joe’s Pub, Central Park & Harlem Summerstage, Riverside Theater, and The Joyce. He is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association and garnered two Audelco “Viv” award nominations in the category of Best Actor in a Musical (‘08 & ‘09). He has collaborated with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, including his dramaturgical and theatrical contributions to the 2014 Bessie Award-winning ballet, “Mr. Tol. E. Rance”. Kenzi’s solo play, The Kids, has had workshops in NYC, Montreal, Canada, and Savannah Repertory Theater. He co-directed The Othello Project: A Black Lives Matter Adaptation for Shake on the Lake. His chapter “Slaying Formation: A Queering of Black Tradition” is published in African American Arts: Activism, Aesthetics, and Futurity. James is the host of Performing BlaQ, a podcast that analyzes and honors Black performance and art. I.G.- @theekenzijames 

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ABEL SANTIAGO (man in red) (he/him) is a poet, playwright, DJ, composer and actor hailing from Harlem, New York. He won the NYC Branch in the National Shakespeare Competition and became a top 10 finalist in 2016. He graduated from SUNY Purchase in 2021 with a degree in Theatre and Performance. You can catch Abel in 2 Pimp a Caterpillar, a spoken word series. Abel thanks his family, friends and music for supporting him. “