The Coping Mechanism Cast
Catherine (Isa J. Miles)
Isa is honored to be the first actress to play the role of Catherine in a staged production of The Coping Mechanism. She was most recently seen as Gwen in New African Grove’s 2020 production of A Song for Coretta. Prior to that, she portrayed the role of Ruth in Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square’s production of A Raisin in the Sun, a role which earned her a 2020 Taurean Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Some of her other favorite local stage credits include Blues for an Alabama Sky (Angel), Single Black Female (SBF2), A Song for Coretta (Zora), and Two Trains Running (Risa). Isa is an Atlanta native and a graduate of Benjamin E. Mays High School, Howard University, and Harvard University School of Public Health.
Paul (Asante Williams)
Asante is a native Californian, earned his bachelor’s degree in Theatre from the University Of Nevada Las Vegas. A humble versatile actor, who has the ability to bring both a comedic and a dramatic expertise to each role, with an interest in both film and stage his goal is to continue to study the craft and keep competing at a high level to one day grind his way onto Broadway in New York and a major film/ TV sitcom. Favorite stage credits include: Miss Evers Boys (Willie Johnson), When Ali Came Back (Muhammad Ali), Blood Water (David), Deep Greenwood: The Hidden Truth Of Black Wall Street (Stradford). Quote: Keep learning, Keep growing, laugh, and enjoy the moment - Asante.
Alexis (Jayla Cooper)
Jayla is a new talent from Georgia. She is beyond excited to be making her stage debut as Alexis in the staged production of The Coping Mechanism. She's a student at Catapult Acting Studio and has interest in film and modeling as well as stage.
Benjamin (Rashiek (Roc) Whitlow)
Actor/Record Label CEO/Screen Writer. Roc, an up and coming actor, was last seen in the film Party To A Crime. He is known for making cameos in independent artist videos. At 6'7" he's taller than the average actor but with charisma, great looks and talent, he am determined to change the narrative of the height normalcy in film.