No Pants in Tucson Cast
Ensemble (April J. Barber)
April J. Barber (she/her/hers) is thrilled to be part of the Anthropologists production of No Pants In Tucson. As a community based organization that spotlights the voices of its creatives, such organizations help one to focus on one’s impact. Drama Centre trained, April has appeared as Chicken in Up Theatre's production of A Barn Play, as The Lady in The Scottsboro Boys, Celia in Shakespeare’s As You Like it, and Nym in The Merry Wives of Windsor to name a few.
Ensemble (Mariah Freda)
Mariah Freda (she/her) is a theater maker, devisor and performer. She received an MFA from The New School for Drama in acting and has been making art with The Anthroplogists since 2012: Mahalla, The Lecture/Blackout, No Man’s Land, This Sinking Island and Artemisia’s Intent. Other favorite NYC projects: Paiseu (Target Margin Lab) Members Only (Downtown Urban Arts Festival, Wake! Sing! (Meta-Phys Ed) Mariah is a mother to two masterpieces who continue to drive her to make art that inspires action.
Ensemble (Kian J. Johnson)
Kian J. Johnson is a trans man actor based in New York City. He was recently a part of Women’s Theatre Festival’s “Occupy the Stage,” and other recent credits include the premiere of "The Regime is Female," "Bad News! i was there..." at NYU Skirball, and "Lovebird Jamboree" in which his work was praised as "accessible and charming," (Pup's Books) and an "analysis wise beyond the character’s years." (Drama Queens Reviews) He is a proud Fled Company member, and can also be seen in season 6 of "Ray Donovan." Follow his artistic journey on Instagram via @mj.artboy. SUNY Purchase, BFA in Acting, 2018
Ensemble (Marissa Joyce Stamps)
Marissa Joyce Stamps (she/her) is a Haitian-American NYC-based writer, director, and actor who creates vortexes that center, celebrate and amplify Black and Brown voices through an Afrosurrealist lens. Recent plays include Blue Fire Burns the Hottest (Exponential Festival 2022; The Orchard Project’s 2021 Performance Lab); You Can Tell from the Twisted Juniper (Chautauqua Theatre Company‘s 2021 New Play Workshop; The Workshop Theater's Fall 2020 Writers Intensive), Techno Paper Planes Trilogy (Moxie Arts Moxie Commission 20/21), and The Water Rumbles in Limbo Time (The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2020, FEMFEST Houston 2020). She has also written for The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues series (Pine-Sol & Parfum; Greenland Air; Flanm Dife). She has been a member of The Anthropologists since 2019. She is a facilitator in The Workshop Theater's Fall 2021 Writers Intensive. She is also a Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn College’s English Department. Marissa has collaborated with The National Black Theatre, The Fire This Time Festival, Conch Shell Productions, Ars Nova, Irondale, New Ohio Theatre, Keen Company, Rising Sun Performance Company, The Wild Project, Playwrights Downtown, BUFU, Women Between Arts, and more. Marissa is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild. She is currently in Brooklyn College’s MFA Playwriting Program where she is a Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellow and is an NYU alum in BFA Drama and BA Journalism. marissajoycestamps.com