Stories from the Space Between Us Cast
Camron Alexander (Preston (play, Thicker than Honey))
MON, 11/30: Performing a scene from Thicker than Honey, by Nicole Zimmerer). A Houston native, Camron has been seen in Houston Shakespeare Festival’s Macbeth, Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Henry IV, Richard III, and Much Ado About Nothing. He performed in the premiere of Between Two Caves with Landing Theatre Company, a 2019 Nomination for “Best New Play” by the Houston Press. He produced and directed an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and present-day adaptation of Hedda Gabler with Rec Room, as a part of his artistic residency. He now works as the head of season Casting & Communications. Camron is represented by Pastorini Bosby and a proud member of Next Iteration Ensemble.
Dillon DeWitt (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, poem)
SUN, 11/29: Reading an excerpt from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Dillon is a graduate of Northwestern State University. Recent acting credits include: Landing Theatre Company’s New Works’ Initiative Developmental Reading Series: Circle; Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company where he has been seen recently in The Hunchback of Seville, and Oh God. Ensemble Theatre: Sassy Mommas, In All Thy Getting, and Just a Little Love. Cone Man Running Productions: The Invisible Play. Obsidian Theatre: Antony and Cleopatra. He has also performed with Rec Room, Fade To Black Reading Series, Scriptwriters Houston, Shakespeare Outreach, and in association with Classical Theater.
Shannon Emerick * (Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson)
MON, 11/30: Reading an excerpt as Henrietta, from the play, Silent Sky. Off-Bway: Young Playwrights Festival; Parts They Call Deep, Gorgeous Raptors, Trade, Nursery. Other NY credits: Kings County Shakespeare; Hamlet, HERE Arts Ctr; The Cherry Orchard, Expanded Arts; Oedipus Rex and others. Select regional credits: Houston Equity Festival: Every Brilliant Thing; Main Street Theater (TX): Silent Sky, The Revolutionists, Men on Boats; The Real Thing, Richard III (Prague Shakespeare Co.), The Coast of Utopia/Shipwreck & Salvage, Breakfast at Eight (World Premiere), Arcadia, Design for Living, Wondergirl (World Premiere by Rutherford Cravens), Beyond the Fringe. Classical Theatre Co (TX): Candida. Stages Repertory Theatre (TX): The Pitchfork Disney (with Jim Parsons). Public Theatre (ME): Proof. Clarence Brown Theatre (TN): Arcadia. Florida Shakespeare Theatre: Hamlet. Film/TV: Ed (NBC). Education: B.A., Yale University. Proud member, AEA.
TiMOThY ERiC * (The Ice Palace, by TiMOThY ERiC)
SUN, 11/29: A proud native of Houston, Tim recently appeared in with The Ensemble Theatre in The Green Book. Select stage credits: Ensemble Theatre/ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom/ Blues in the Night/ Jitney, Seven Guitars/Gem of the Ocean. Stages Repertory Theatre/ Speaking in Tongues/ Orange Flower Water. Main Street Theatre/ Laws of Storms/ Intimate Apparel/ …and L.A. is Burning (world premiere). Alley Theatre/ Of Mice and Men/ One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Directing highlights: World Premieres of Kin-Ship and Presidential Timber (De LUXE Theater, and Fade To Black Play Festival)/ (World Premiere) Daughters of the Moon. Encore Theatre/The Colored Museum. TV/Film: The Leftovers, American Crime, The Long Road Home. Playwright: Switchback (2017 Fade To Black Festival); Jimmy and ParaChute (2018 premiere at The Ensemble Theatre). BA (Theatre/Cinema), MA (Radio Television & Film) from TSU, where he is an adjunct professor.Contact: @[email protected] Proud member, AEA.
John Feltch * (Random Thoughts About the Plague, a poem)
MON, 11/30: Random Thoughts About the Plague, a poem by John Feltch. A former company member with the Alley Theatre for twelve seasons, John has acted with many of the nation's leading regional theaters, including; the American Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, La Jolla Playhouse, and Pittsburgh Public Theatre. He has appeared on Broadway and Off, and has extensive television and film credits. As a director, he has staged works for the Alley Theatre, Playmakers Repertory Company, and Triad Stage in North Carolina. He has served on the faculties of UNC Chapel Hill, University of Houston, and Rice University's Shepherd of Music, and continues to conduct Voice and Text workshops (inspired and endorsed by Cicely Berry of the RSC) at schools and colleges around the country, as well as coaching private students. He received his BA in Theatre from Williams College and his MFA in Dramatic Art from UNC Chapel Hill. Proud member, AEA.
Michele Harrell * (Embracing Survival)
MON, 11/30: Reading from the novel, Embracing Survival, by Dydine Umunyana. Most recently appeared as Mrs. Prentice in A.D. Players' production of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. She portrayed Carrie in the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC (Front Porch Society). She has performed in numerous film, TV and theatre projects across the United States and, Internationally, has worked with Mashirika Performing Arts in Kigali, Rwanda. Select local credits include: Alley Theatre All New Festival: Tender Mercies; Queensberry Theater: World Premiere, Breaking Out of Sunset Place; The Ensemble Theatre: World Premier of Front Porch Society, Sassy Mamas, and Jimmy. Some favorite performances include M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Lurline in Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will, and Cassandra in Agamemnon. Graduate of Brown University, with an MA in Applied Theater Arts, University of Southern California. Proud member, AEA.
Rachel Hemphill Dickson (Grandma Says..., by Rachel Dickson)
MON, 11/30: Currently the BOLD Artistic Associate at The Ensemble Theatre. She is also an independent actress, director, teaching artist, playwright and facilitator. Recent roles at The Ensemble include Greenbook, by Calvin Alexander Ramsey. Her written work, Sameness, was recently produced at The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (William Boone exhibit). Her most recent environmentally-thwarted directorial project was BEATBOX: a rapparetta by T. Shephard and D. Wolf, to be presented at The Ensemble Theatre.
Deborah Hope * (Cassius (Julius Caesar))
MON, 11/30: Performing Cassius (ACT I, sc ii). Select favorite roles: AD Players/God’s Favorite. 4TH Wall Theatre Co/Reckless. Stages Repertory Theatre/NSFW, Who Am I This Time?, Shear Madness, Communicating Doors, Company. Noble Motion Dance Theatre/L’Dor Vador. Celebration Theatre/ Love, Loss & What I Wore. Main Street Theatre/A Piece of My Heart. Houston Shakespeare Festival/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure. Theatre LaB/The Kathy & Mo Show (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dark Rapture. New Heights Theatre/The Glass Mendacity, Me & Jezebel. Bayou City Concert Musicals/A Little Night Music. National Tour/Whatever Happened to Black Love?. Edinburgh Fringe Festival/The Kathy & Mo Show. (NY) Manhattan Theatre Club/Two Cats and a Kid. The Producers’ Club:/Drummers, Dreams & Family Matters. FILM/TV: Law & Order; Sons of Thunder; Space Cowboys; Without Warning: The James Brady Story; Leap of Faith. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NY). Proud member, AEA.
Baron Kelly * (Speech, and Soliloquy)
SUN, 11/29: Reading from the works of Frederick Douglass and Shakespeare. A Fulbright Scholar, international actor and director, Baron Kelly has served as a Cultural Specialist for the U.S. Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, teaching and lecturing in Russia, Scandinavia, Africa, Europe, and Asia. He has performed for the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, Nat'l Theatre of Norway, Yermelove Theater (Moscow), Constans Theatre (Athens), Academy Theatre (Dublin),Edinburgh Theatre Festival, and more. Broadway credits: Salome, Electra. Classical and contemporary roles at 30+ regional theatres. Film and TV: A Day Without a Mexican, Bird, Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers, As The World Turns, Frazier, Law and Order, The Innocent, Majority Rule, among other credits. Published works include: An Actor’s Task: Engaging the Senses, available through Hackett Publishing Co. His website: www.baronkelly.com. Proud member, AEA.
Joyce Anastasia Murray ("Lift Every Voice")
MON, 11/30: Singing Lift Every Voice, by James Weldon Johnson. Joyce's extensive acting credits include: The Ensemble Theatre’s Freeda Peoples, 8th Day of the Week, The Nacirema Society, Dance on Widow’s Row, Waiting to be Invited, and Buses. For Main Street Theater: Akeelah and the Bee, and Woof. Stages Repertory Theatre: To Kill A Mockingbird, World of Beauty, and Pacific Overtures. Theatre Under the Stars: Little Shop of Horrors, Bells Are Ringing, Showboat, and South Pacific.
Suzanne Savoy * (The Debate of the Romance of the Rose)
SUN, 11/29: Performing an excerpt from The Debate of the Romance of the Rose, by Christine de Pizan (1364 - c.1430), translated by Suzanne Savoy. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Her one-woman show of the works of Christine de Pizan, Je Christine, has toured the United States and Canada since 2017. TV credits include recurring roles in For Life, Better Call Saul, The Knick, and House of Cards. She appeared in the film The Upside as Charlotte and stars in the upcoming indie film Keeping Company. She co-founded Mercury Studio for Actors in Houston with Bill Burford, and has appeared onstage at Metropolitan Playhouse, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Houston Shakespeare Festival, and Dallas Theatre Center, among many others. She currently curates and hosts the popular online Lunchtime Short Story Readings for Adults through the Lewes Public Library. Proud member, AEA.
Tamara Siler (On the Pulse of Morning)
SUN, 11/29: Reading On the Pulse of Morning, by Maya Angelou. Tamara's regional acting credits include: Thunderclap Productions/The Great Storm. Stages Repertory Theatre/Studio Sessions, Panto Hanzel & Gretel, Xanadu, Bat Boy, the Musical. The Ensemble Theatre/Front Porch Society (world premiere), Once On This Island. Main Street Theater/Working, Putting It Together, Dog Act, Caroline or Change, Seussical the Musical. TUTS/The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Chess, Little Shop of Horrors. Music Box Theatre/Avenue Q. Bayou City Concert Musicals/On the Town. Queensbury Theatre/Hairspray, Dreamgirls. The Little Room Downstairs/A New Brain. New Heights Theatre/The Life (Houston premiere). KMS Musicals/Children of Eden, Parade. Film: BULLY: A Musical (award-winning short). Graduate of Houston HSPVA, Rice University (BA, History). Tamara works as Deputy Director of Admission – Access and Inclusion at Rice University.
Stanley Zareff * (Letters from A Texas Mama-logue)
SUN, 11/29: Performing an excerpt from his one-man show, A Texas Mama-logue, Stanley began his career as a professional actor and teacher of acting and improvisation. He adapted his technique for business people, and perfected his skills over a long career at Credit Suisse, and now has his own consulting firm. With over 35 years as a communications coach, he works globally with major financial and business executives and, in addition, provides workshops, seminars and one-on-one coaching. A sought-after speaker and teacher, he has been a guest lecturer at a number of universities and colleges. In addition to other charity works, he served as a Board Member and Vice President of Urban Stages for 15 years. He is the recipient of Urban Stages’ Luminary Award 2011 for Outstanding Service to Community and Urban Stages. Proud member, AEA.