Baybra's Tulips Cast
Baybra (Lewis Morrow)
Lewis Morrow is an actor/playwright from Kansas City, KS who also serves as the Director of New Play Development at KC Melting Pot. He has been on stage here at KCMPT in shows such as 2121, Sunset Baby, Radio Golf and King Hedley II. Additionally, his plays have been produced or developed in North Carolina, Michigan, Las Vegas, Texas and upcoming shows scheduled in 2022 in Indiana and Kentucky.
Tellulah (Jabrelle Herbin)
Jabrelle Herbin is from Wyandotte County, KS. She is a self-taught actress but has been working in Kansas City theatre since 2014. She has appeared in several shows including Loraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Adrienne Kennedy’s Funny House of a Negro (KCMPT). Herbin loves theatre because it gives all her various personalities an outlet. She enjoys the live interaction with the audience. She has been with KCMPT since 2018 and is part of the collective.
Vanessa (Markeyta L. Young)
Markeyta L. Young is a Kansas City, MO native who has been involved in theatre for over 10 years. Markeyta has been seen recently in multiple Kansas City Public Theatre productions, as well as Rising Tide’s production of Taming of The Shrew. She can also be seen performing with Kansas City’s first and only all black improv group, UPeople. Markeyta would like to give immense gratitude to KC Melting Pot Theatre. As always, she would like to thank her mother, father, and grandfather for always loving her, and pushing her to be exactly who she wanted to be!
Charles (George Forbes)
George Forbes is from Kansas City, MO. He has trained at The Backstage Workshop and has done scene study with Richard Allen Nichols. He has recently been on stage at the Coterie Theatre for the world premiere Kevin Willmott’s Becoming Martin. Other works include Say I Am (Say I Am Productions), The Simple Stories with The Recipe, Soldier’s Play (The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City), and various performances for InPlay that include Letters from a Birmingham Jail and Stealing Kandinsky in collab with Westport Center for the Arts. Forbes considers theatre his therapy from everyday life and loves to entertain. He is a veteran with KCMPT being in the very first production of Old School Ghetto Gospel and is happy to be back among family.
Vince (Paul Jones III)
Donald Paul Jones III is a Kansas City native. He received his B.S. degree from the Dr. Percy J. Vaughn College of Business at Alabama State University. His career in entertainment has since grown to include music, voice acting, short films, and he appeared in several regional theater productions as well. Some of his performances include Lewis Morrow’s Misunderstanding the Candy Game (Gem Theater), Don Halliburton’s The Root of All Evil (Gem Theater, Mesquite Arts Center, St. Louis Convention Center). He loves the stage because in his words, “When the lights come on, there is no hiding from the audience or even yourself, and to thrive on stage is the display of mastery in both areas.” Although he considers himself a longtime ally of the company, this is Donald Paul’s long-anticipated KCMPT debut.
Avery (Anaya Morrow)
Anaya Morrow is from Wyandotte, KS. She has had hands on training ever since she started performing in 2018 when she joined the KCMPT family. She debuted in Ain’t No Such Thing as Midnight Black (KCMPT), and since then starred in the film Epiphany by Lewis Morrow. She enjoys the energy of performing especially live action and is looking forward to being in future productions.