BURNT COFFEE Cast
JESSICA JACKSON (DOMINIQUE)
Jessica (Jessy) Is a singer, dancer and actress born and raised in Evansville, IN. At the age of 6, she started her career in the arts as a student actress and model at John Robert Powers acting school. Since then Jessy became the student coach of her University dance team at Western Kentucky University and received her BA in TV production and musical theater. She is a social media influencer where she uses her platform to bring joy to her audience through art and fashion. She has choreographed and acted in over 8 SJM productions and aspires to one day take her talents to the big screen. She is excited to take the stage again in “Burnt Coffee”!
STANLEY C JACKSON SR (HENRY)
Stanley C Jackson SR, originally from a small town in Southern Illinois, is a National, and Award winning Playwright and President and CEO of SJM Productions, LV LLC. Based in Las Vegas Nevada. He has written and produced 9 Original Musical Stage Productions, including “Main Street Park” for which he has written more than 100 original songs. Jackson has is also an accomplished actor, having performed in all but one of his original productions. Using local talent and always delivering a message, Jackson has presented SJM Productions in Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas City, New Orleans, and Las Vegas, NV.
KATIE WATERS (CORA LEE)
Katie Waters is a known psalmist who delights herself in the Lord and counts it a blessing to be able to give back to him the gifts he has given her. She has had the opportunity to sing at conventions, conferences, special events and numerous celebratory occasions not only in the state of Nevada; but, in other states as well. She recorded an album “The conclusion of the Matter”. God has gifted her to minister the spoken word and is now further enlarging her territory to perform in her second live stage production. Her first role was also an SJM Production “STRIVE! THE MUSICAL". and then "Main Street Park". Katie is married to Rev. Willie Waters and together they have three (3) children, five (5) grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
YOLANDA GIVENS (CHARLOTTE)
A Native Las Vegan, Yolanda recently retired from a career in government law. She fondly recalls performing in James Baldwin Johnson’s “The Amen Corner” as well as other community theatrical productions during her college years. She is excited to recharge her thespian skills and seize the opportunity to perform in her second faith-based, SJM Production, "BURNT COFFEE". She is in the choir at her local church and her praise instrument of choice is the tambourine; she is a tambourine-ist. 😊 Yolanda loves to walk, bike and stay active. She loves God, Church, family, friends and sweets.
EJAY OGEN (ROSE)
Ejay is a music and arts lover from Miami FL. She first discovered her love for theater when she played Dorothy in "The Wiz" at the tender age of 9. Her first love has always been music, having been a part of various choirs. Ejay had the opportunity to be a part of the SJM family on a previous production as a Stylist and Wardrobe Manager and also made her acting debut in Main Street Park. She is excited to be back in "Burnt Coffee"
Tahjená Muldrow (NAOMI)
Tahjená Muldrow is a dancer and vocalist from Louisville, KY. At age 3, she stepped into the realm of dance and hasn’t stopped performing since. She found her voice at age 5 and since then, she has enjoyed exploring her voice and vocally training herself. In high school, Tahjená attended and trained at the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, KY as a dance major. Upon graduating, she attended Western Kentucky University where she joined the MajorRedz Dance Team and worked her way up the ranks to becoming captain and student coach. She has since received her BA in Diversity and Community Studies, with a focus on Citizenship and Social Justice. She has also had the pleasure of coaching a middle school dance team and mentoring young girls through the healing art of dance. Tahjená has taught numerous pop up dance classes in Louisville, KY and has participated in multiple dance visuals. She now has her own brand and podcast, The House of Healing, and aims to foster healing in herself and her community through conversation, storytelling, poetry, music, and dance. Tahjená recently relocated to Las Vegas from Louisville, KY to further pursue her career in entertainment and is excited to perform in her very first musical and SJM production, “Burnt Coffee”!
ZANIAHA BUCKNER (DANIELLE)
Zaniaha aka "Zee.” is a 22 year old, born and raised in Las Vegas. As a member of a military family, she travelled around the country. Zee has loved acting since she was able to speak, and has been dancing since she was able to walk. “Being on stage and/or in front of a camera provides me so much delight, that nothing else in the world seems to matter”. Growing up in church, Zee developed her passion for praise dancing and singing in the choir. She has also appeared as a background actor in a film. Zaniaha took advantage of her time during the pandemic to present her talents to the world and gain exposure. She also started doing comedic sketches on TikTok, which were well received. "I am so blessed and excited to join the SJM Production family for my second production "Burnt Coffee".
JADA SCOTTON (HOPE)
Jada Simone Scotton was born in Dublin, GA and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada with her parents at 2 years old. Jada is vibrant, charming, smart and a very talented up and coming songstress / actress. She has been acting and modeling since the age of four. Her first public feature was a print Ad for the Nevada Health Partners & Ronald McDonald Mobile Health Care Bus, which can still be seen traveling around Las Vegas today. Jada’s personal interest are dancing, singing, arts and crafts and shopping. She is an ongoing student with the Prestige Talent Management Company and Excite Dance Company.
MICHAEL BROWN (THOMAS BANKS)
Michael “Mike Brown” Brown was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. His journey has taken him through many years of travel around the world to a myriad of life experiences.His God gifted talents include but are not limited to variety shows, standup comedy and Ministry of the Gospel. Mike Brown joins SJM Productions for the second time and is excited about getting back on the live stage. He is a proud father of three and grandfather to two beautiful granddaughters. For Mike Brown everything in life is counted as a blessing…
JOHN A JOHNSON (LOUIS)
A product of the Memphis TN Performing arts Schools, John is an accomplished violinist and vocalist. A graduate of the University of Evansville with a degree in music, he has excelled in the arts. John is a recording artist (Curtain Call) and is a regular featured performer in SJM Productions. His credits include: “yet holding on”, “who do you think you are”, “Guess who’s coming for Christmas”, “it takes a village”, “can’t wait til Sunday”, “Living in the black” , "Main Street Park" and "Strive". He was also a DPI Nominee for Actor of the Year
MICHAEL GUIDRY (PHILLIP)
Was born and raised in Los Angeles CA. Joined the US Air Force at 19 and traveled mostly in the Pacific. He was part of Desert Shield/Storm and retired after 20+ years of service. He is a preacher of the Gospel, has sung karaoke and likes musicals (especially My Fair Lady). He has lived in Las Vegas since 1999 and has been a member of Victory Missionary Baptist Church during that same time. This is his second SJM Production.
SHEKINAH WILSON (SAVANNAH)
Shekinah Rose E Wilson was born in Columbia, South Carolina and now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has a heart to entertain on stage and in front of the camera. Shekinah has found her love of acting at a young age and has been singing ever since she was three (3) years old. She’s contributed to her aspirations by competing in singing events, performing songs at her church, participating in her school choir, leading in “The Beauty and The Beast” in a school play and studying theatre in her classes. Shekinah is now enrolled in Las Vegas Academy of the Arts as a theatre major. She currently has a youtube channel, called Shekinah Rose. E where she posts covers of her singing and vlogs as well.