Updated: Nov 14
YOLANDA K. WILKINSON / YEAUXLANDA KAY (Marie)
has performed at The Public Theater, Lincoln Center, Cherry Lane, Manhattan Theater Club, Classical Theater of Harlem, The National Black Theatre Festival and The New Black Theatre Festival with Suzan Lori Parks and Lynn Nottage. Her first solo play, Untitled & Unfinished, was in The Aspen Comedy Festival. She aired on The Peabody Award-winning, HBO Def Poetry Jam, (seasons 3 & 4). She was one of eight poet/actors to be in residence at Kennedy Center. Her solo play BIBLE STUDY FOR HEATHENS was nominated for a NYIT award for Best Solo Performance. Before the shutdown, she wrapped the first season of EXTRA ROOM, a new comedy web series due out in 2022.
She is the creator and host of THIS COULD BE US BUT YOU KEEP VOTING REPUBLICAN podcast, (PANDORA, APPLE, SPOTIFY).
She is the voice of “Salome” for Gideon Media’s podcast series ALMELEM. In Spring 2023, she was accepted to Juilliard for Acting and Playwriting through the Extension Program.
LETITIA GUILLORY (Narrator/Stage Directions) is a multi-hyphenate creative working in theatre, film and television. Her episodic series, gATES, and feature film, HOUND DOG are part of OneFifty, a brand within Warner Bros Discovery. Her work has been presented at Lincoln Center, Harlem Stage, Project Row Houses, BRIC Media Arts, National Black Theatre Festival, Essence Film Festival, American Black Film Festival, Micheaux Film Festival and more. @guilloryletitia
Frank Pagliaro (Franklin and Josephine) has trained at UCB and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, where he served as assistant director for a conservatory production of Gloria in June. Recent stage credits include Lucio (Measure for Measure), Tom (Escape from Happiness), and Tuzenbach (Three Sisters). Frank is currently directing a multilingual adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, which will open at Under St Mark’s in January. Frankpagliaro.com
Richarda Abrams* (Thea) AUDELCO award-winning actress/singer/playwright/producer. Performances: New Federal Theatre, Crossroads, Ivoryton Playhouse, 2ndStage, LaMama, Cherry Lane, Public Theater. Playwright: First By Faith: The Life Of Mary McLeod Bethune, BETHUNE: Our Black Velvet Rose & Big Mama and Me. BFA (honors) (Acting) New York University TSOA; MA Educational Theater, NYU’s Steinhardt.
Edwina Morales (Danielle) native New Yorker and Stella Adler Conservatory graduate, also holds a Bachelor's in Marketing from St. John's University. Previous roles: A Bright Room Called Day (Agnes) and The House of Bernarda Alba (Amelia). Production Assistant on Seven Devils and a French Nun (Ron Bashford and Carine Montbertrand) and Stage Manager for Chokehold (Tony Pennino and Tim Cusack).
Sarah Doneghy (Odette) is an actor, writer, and host of Mixed Messages – a show where guests discuss their personal Mixed-Race experience. Her one person show, Mixed Nut, played at the People’s Improv Theater and has been featured in Mixed American Life, iCelebrateDiversity, and Multiracial Media. Her writing on race and racism can be seen in The Washington Post, Vox, and Black Excellence. Sarah is thrilled to be participating in the reading of Marie, GODDAMN MARIE!
Jordan Tierney (P.B.S. Pinchback) Going on ten years working in New York City, Jordan's most notable credits include Perry Stewart in The Royal Family, Mercutio in Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story and as Stinky Holloway in the Off-Broadway revival of the 1983 Broadway cult classic, Moose Murders. Most recently, he was featured in Parlor Tricks at The Wild Project. He is most honored to be a part of GODDAMN MARIE!
Kaili Y. Turner (Salome) is a Afro-Indigenous (Nipmuc), comedian, actress, producer, puppeteer and an award winning writer/director. Kaili received her MFA, from the Actors Studio Drama School, NYC. Selected credits include: “103 Within The Veil”, Company One MA, “The Nosebleed”, Lincoln Center/ Woolly Mammoth, “Broken”, United Solo, NYC.. For more info: www.KailiYTurner.com, and @mdamstarlight on IG.
Chris Wight (Cazelar and Mr. Pike) is an artistic member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, where appearances include the premier of Tennessee Williams’ Spring Storm with Peter Sarsgaard, the NY premier of David Ives’ Lives of the Saints, and the NYT Critic’s Pick Something Like Loneliness. He is also a Creative Partner with Flux Theatre Ensemble, appearing as Dog in their acclaimed production of Dog Act, and Hearts Like Fists.
Archi Patel (Audrey) is a New York based actor who comes from India.She is a sophomore at the College of Performing Arts in the The New School University. She is going to major in Drama.She trained at The Actor Prepares institute in Mumbai for a month.She has been training at The Juilliard School for last 2 years by taking scene study classes and performed in a showcase there as well.Her acting credits include college productions:Exercising Exit the King,Iphigenia Among the Taurians.
She is very grateful and excited to be a part of this wonderful project.