Dallas Diaz (STORMÉ DELARVERIE)
Dallas Diaz (they/them) is back from a long hiatus following Prince’s transition to the other realm. While they initially set out to study theatre in college, Dallas came of age at the onset of the Black Lives Matter movement. Feeling unfulfilled in their predominantly white and cisgender college theater program, they quit to become a community organizer and to work with one of the BLM movement’s founders in Washington DC. Coming back to the theater with a team of dedicated artists for the sake of doing Stormé’s story and legacy justice is an honor and joy that they cannot understate. "Let her story be a reminder of what a spark of bravery from an individual can ignite within generations to come."
Jaye C. Frasher (BILLY STRAYHORN/BILLY DAYE)
Jaye C. Frasher (he/hm) is a NYC-based actor who made his debut in Lynn Nottage’s "SWEAT," playing the role of Chris. Theatrical credits include "Stick Fly" (Dad), "Detroit’67" (Lank), "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" (Oberon), "Ready or Not It’s Christmas" (Winston Goldman),"Ready Or Not It’s A Family Reunion" (B.J. Anderson), "Miss Memphis" (Charlie Bremen), and "Resurrection" (Ron Taylor). Jaye would like to thank God for placing this role at the right time. He also wants to thank his mother for her endless encouragement and love, and his family and cast mates for their unwavering support. You can follow him on IG @jayecfrasher. For Juanita and Terry.
Yasmin Pascall (DIANA JONES)
Yasmin Pascall (they/she) is a NYC-based actor and creative originally from Chennai, India. They are especially passionate about queer and immigrant stories, as well as exploring the political and provocative nature of art! She is honored to be a part of the Stormé cast and to bring this story to life. Credits: "Once on Rumspringa" by Ellis Stump at The Wild Project and "Pair" by Kate Pressman at The Lenfest Center of the Arts. UNCSA Drama ’21l @yasminpascall
James Johnson (DANNY BROWN)
James “Jamie” Johnson (he/him) is a Maryland raised, Brooklyn-based performance artist, technician, and coordinator. He's been an international corporate live events and theatrical professional for more than a decade. In short, Jamie's practice centers on the subtle joys of curiosity coupled with the power found in sincerity and vulnerability. More of Jamie's work can be found here: https://linktr.ee/jarj
Jenna Lucht (ELAINE ROMAGNOLI)
Jenna Lucht (she/her) is so excited to get this timely, beautiful piece up on its feet after reading for Elaine and the undercover cop in the original virtual workshop of STORMÉ. Jenna is a graduate of Point Park University’s Conservatory acting program and studied classical acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Recently she was seen in the New York Winterfest play series, and even more recently was spotted at the Cubbyhole bar in preparation for her role of Elaine. Enjoy the show!
Aidan Martinez (MIKEY SIMMONS)
Aidan Martinez (he/him) is a Texas transplant living in NYC! He has been acting since the age of 6 in church, High School, Summer Camp and College plays and One Acts. A 2019 New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts graduate, and currently a principal actor in the new Web-Series “The GO TO,” (YouTube). Actor, Director, Hair Model and Content Creator: Aidan hopes to inspire people while letting them know it's okay to be authentically you and to dream big! He’s incredibly grateful to be a part of this show and this amazing team. Follow his journey on all media @AidanMartinez.
Maria Lorena Llagas-Marbella (SHANE JOHNSON)
Maria Lorena Llagas-Marbella (she/they) is a trans Filipina/x storyteller, performer, and community organizer based in New York City. She is making her New York City acting debut in STORMÉ as Shane Johnson and is honored to be a part of this production. A poet, writer, and mistress of Jollibee-based innuendo, she has featured at venues such as Luya Poetry in Chicago, the Bowery Poetry Club, and the 2019 Asian American Literature Festival in Washington, DC. They aspire to catalyze a world in which queer and trans artists of all stripes, struggles, and disciplines can thrive as their truest selves.
Drew Michael Gardner (STONEWALL REBELS/OFFICERS )
Drew Michael Gardner is an actor, songwriter, director, and choreographer. He grew up mostly in New York/New Jersey. He is a graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, (Glasgow). His work has been featured on stage and in film. Drew is the Winner of the 2011 Paper Mill Playhouse, “Best Supporting Actor in a Musical” (Angel, RENT) award and was nominated for 2016 Off-Off-Broadway Queens Kudos, “Best Actor in a Musical" (Paul, A CHORUS LINE) award. Drew originally presented the voices of the STONEWALL rebels and cops during the virtual production of STORMÉ.