Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau Cast

Kamara Miller Drane (Nya)
Kamara Miller Drane is thrilled to be working with Ixion for the first time. She last appeared onstage as The Princess of France in LCC’s production of Love’s Labours Lost. A student of theatre and an avid writer, Kamara is currently working on a play of her own that she hopes to complete soon. She is grateful to her family for their support and to each one of you for being here this evening.
Miles Hall (Omari)
Ellison Hall, going by his stage name “Miles” , is a ninth grader at Waverly High School. He is excited to be joining Ixion Theater for a second time polishing up his acting, lighting and tech skills. When Miles isn’t behind the curtain, he is known for performing, singing & acting like in his most recent portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Letter from Birmingham Jail with Hope Central Urban Arts™. His most recent behind the scenes work is lighting design in Ixion’s production of “When I Come to Die” by Nathan Louis Jackson.
Ayana Payne (Jasmine)
Ayana has been dancing since the age of three, Studying multiple styles of dance have earned her platinum and first placement status in several dance competitions. In addition to being a resident dance instructor at Patsy Watson’s School of Dance, she is also studying voice, and acting techniques in aspirations to become a triple threat on Broadway. Ayana’s most recent productions include, “Into the Woods”, as Cinderella & Mayor in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” with All of Us Express Children’s Theater- With whom she has an internship, as assistant choreographer. Ayana would like to Thank her Mom, Dad, and Nana for helping her and always supporting her goals.
Sidney Sauseda (Xavier)
Sidney is very excited to work with Ixion for the first time. He was last on stage at Riverwalk Theatre as a part of the Kinky Boots cast. He has been part of the Lansing theater scene for many many moons. He’d like to thank Janell for giving him the opportunity to be a part of this amazing show. He’d also like to thank all of his friends and family for their extended love and support in his theatrical endeavors.
Brandon Arnold (Dun)
Brandon is thrilled to be part of his first production with Ixion Theatre Ensemble. Most recently, Brandon was seen as Mr. Blake in The Minutes with Peppermint Creek Theatre Company. Favorite previous roles include Bobby Strong in Urinetown the Musical and The Leading Player in Pippin. Brandon sends love to all his family and friends (especially Shayli) for their support. Immense gratitude to Janell, this amazing cast and crew, and everyone who helped to tell this important story.
Rebecca Lane (Laurie)
Rebecca has played Casca in “Julius Caesar”, Beatrice in “View from the Bridge” and Mrs. Cummings in “Theophilus North”. She has also featured in several musicals including” Caroline or Change”, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe”, and “Ain't Misbehavin”. She would like to dedicate this performance to her brother Matthew, a school teacher.
Ada Mbonu (Announcer, Secretary, Hospital Administrator)
Perhaps you’ve seen Ada obsess over shoes as a British factory manager in Riverwalk Theatre’s sold-out run of Kinky Boots. Maybe you’ve caught her strut in decade-specific fashion as a solo-belting “Ru” in Peppermint Creek’s production of Merrily We Roll Along. You may have even seen her recount her time as a real-life, pandemic-era healthcare worker in Peppermint Creek’s An Incredibly Human Thing. In Ixion Theatre’s Pipeline, directed by Lansing theatre veteran, Janell Hall, Ada comes to you as “The Announcer”. This role sets the tone, voice first, message second. What’s third? That’s for you to decide. Ada would like to thank all her loved ones for their support. Thanks for seeing the show!