Two Trains Running Cast
Holloway (Dennis Jackson)
Dennis Jackson is a Kansas City native. He has learned the craft of live theater, by working with some of the best actors and directors in K.C. He has appeared in Harvey Williams’ “2121” (KC Melting Pot Theatre), August Wilson’s “King Hedly II” (KC Melting Pot Theatre) and Jacqueline Gafford’s “Grape’s Vine” (InPlay Theater Co.), to name a few. Dennis is pleased to continue supporting KCMPT productions through another passion, sound design. Special thanks to Lynn King, Harvey, and Linda Williams and Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley.
Hambone (Daniel André)
Daniel André hails from Kansas City, MO. His career started at the young age of nine in his elementary's school play "Follow the Drinking Gourd". Since then, Daniel has gone on to act in every high school production at Ruskin High School 2007-2011, competed at State in Duo-interpretation, while also performing at the Coterie, before graduating and going on to star as Walter Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun". The first African American production at the University of Central Missouri. Daniel has a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations from the UCM and currently pursuing a Master's degree in Project Management at the University of Kansas. This is Daniel's first production with KC Melting Pot, and he said, "I am excited to be working with KC Melting Pot, this talented cast and crew, blessed to tell August Wilson's piece, under the direction of the incredible Mrs. Mel." Daniel would like to thank God and his tribe "Without God and my tribe that consists of my family and close friends who have always supported my projects and believed in my dreams. I do not think I would have accomplished as much as I have; this is for you."
Risa (SyKnese Fields)
SyKnese Fields is a spoken word artist and actress from Kansas City, Kansas. She was first introduced to theater at Tennessee State University. She has since acted in commercials and community plays, including "Tribulation Christmas", "I Am The Gift", and "The Healer". She began working with KCMPT in early 2020.
West (Desmond “3-3-7” Jones)
Desmond "3-3-7" Jones, Co-Founder of The Recipe Poetry Guild, known for his thunderous poetry performance, has been performing for 20 plus years. 3-3-7 holds The American Jazz Museums "Jazz Poetry Jamz" all time winning record for 2 consecutive seasons. 3-3-7 has also graced the stages of many local theaters with roles in "Raisin In The Sun", "The Piano Lesson", "Jitney", and a host of other stage plays. 3-3-7 along with his partner in rhyme Theodore "Priest" Hughes have been teaching creative writing classes throughout the KCPSD as well as surrounding school districts and the United States for over 15 years. 3-3-7 has been with KCMPT since 2015.
Wolf (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.
Sterling (Tre Coppage)
Robert E. Coppage III is a storyteller and improvisor from Wyandotte County, KS. Over his 20+ year career he has worked in film, television, and theater. With KCMPT his credits include "Ain't No Such Thing as Midnight Black", "Radio Golf", and "A Raisin in the Sun". He is happy to be back home at KCMPT.
Memphis (Theodore “Priest” Hughes)
Theodore "Priest" Hughes from Minnesota has lived in Kansas City 45 years. He is a self-trained actor having started his career as a spoken word performance artist before taking the stage as an actor 16 years ago. He has appeared in August Wilson's, "Radio Golf" (KCMPT), "Jitney" (MET), "Chasing God's" (Kansas Repertory Theater), and Lewis Morrow's, "Ain't no such thing as Midnight Black" (KCMPT). He has now Assistant Stage Managed "A Raisin in the Sun" and Stage Managed Lewis Morrow’s "Baybra’s Tulips" (KCMPT). He loves bringing the African American experience to life. Hughes is a member of Kansas City Melting Pot Theater Collective and is thankful for the opportunity to take on multiple roles.