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Meet the TRICKY WICKED BITCH Cast and Crew!

posted Aug 26, 2010, 11:53 AM by Rachel McKinney   [ updated Jan 30, 2011, 10:28 AM ]

NOËL NEEB (director)

began her directing career at Capitol Repertory Theatre. This Texas raised gal always dreamed of launching new works and classics on an international level.  Well, dreams do come true.  She recently produced/directed the critically acclaimed European Premiere, Grasmere, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her company, RoaN Productions. She is associate member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, a Director’s Lab Alumnus, and has studied with Jean-Guy Lacat and viewpoints creator Mary Overlie.

JAMES DePAIVA (Henry)

Starred on ABC’s One Life to Live as Maximillian “Max” Holden. Since leaving OLTL, James directed the independent feature film Undone, starring his wife, Kassie, and episodes of As The World Turns. He has also starred in the plays, Inherit the Wind, Pied a Terre and Other People’s Money. James recently returned to musical theater in the world premiere of Under Fire (NY Musical Theater Festival) and High Spirits with Georgia Engel at Theaterzone in Naples Florida. Prior to OLTL, he was seen in episodes of Simon and Simon, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. Training: Diablo Valley College, American Conservatory Theater and Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and Stella Adler. For more information, visit: www.jamesdepaiva.com

KERISSE HUTCHINSON (Rose)

is a bi-coastal actress and dancer raised in Queens, New York.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Towson University while training at The Alvin Ailey American Dance School, HB and T. Schreiber Studios.  Theater: Starring role in, “Honey Bo and the Goldmine” at La Jolla Playhouse showcasing her acting, dancing, singing, and rapping talents; The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s “Trojan Women” andMacbeth (Bonn & Neuss Globe Theater International Festivals, Germany );“Underground Griots”- HERE; and “Storm Stories -The Billie Holiday Theatre.  Film & TV: Best Actress Award, Harlem International Film Festival, for August the First”; “My Brother” opposite Tatum O’Neal; “Dough Boys(Preston Whitmore); Ice Cube’s“The Janky Promoters”; “All My Children”; “Law & Order: SVU”; “Rescue Me” and the upcoming The Defenders”. Visit www.Kerisse.com.

ANNIE LEE MOFFETT (Wiley)

Theater:
Ascension at National Black Theatre Festival and Cherry Lane Theatre (dir: Petronia Paley), Ghosts With Insomnia with Prometheus’ Fire at Stratford Theatre (dir: Ray Aranha), The Ghosts of Christmas Past at Gene Frankel Theatre, The Trial of One Short Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammie Louise and Safreeta Mae at Queens Theatre in the Park and NJ Performing Art’s Center, Absolute Clarity at Player’s Theatre (Off-Broadway), Crowns at American Stage, touring production of First Lady with Theater Garden, Repo! The Genetic Opera at Wing’s Theatre Film: Shades of Gray Singing: film musical score Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis, featured album artist on “The Mercy Suite” (prod. Tomas Doncker and “For Lost Words,” written by Vince Di Mura (set to the texts of Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa), featured soloist with Young People’s Chorus of NYC Education: Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music with a bachelor of Music and a BA in Voice Performance and African American Studies. An accomplished conductor, she was appointed to the faculty of Third Street Music School.

RACHEL McKINNEY (Johanna)

Theater: NYC: Ella Downey in All God’s Chillun Got Wings for Peccadillo Theater Company, Dottie Haines in Tough Guys Don’t Shoot Blanks for Grayce Productions (Fringe NYC at Barrow Street Theater). Regional: Kate (u/s) in Other People’s Money for John W. Engeman Theater, Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost for Southwest Shakespeare and Shakespeare Sedona International: Dorothy Wordsworth in Grasmere for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Film: Shades of Gray and Room for Two Training: B.A. Arizona State University and Southwest Shakespeare Conservatory. Further studies with: Mimi Lieber, Peter Frechette, June Stein, Lisa Wolpe. Rachel is also the co-founder of RoaN Productions. For more information, please visit: www.rachelmckinney.com

ANTHONY GOMEZ (Justin)

Anthony is happy to be on board RoaN Productions play reading series. Theater: Midsummer, R&J, Much Ado, Prelude to a Kiss, Les Liasons Dangereuses, Danton's Death (NYC Fringe), A Witness For the Prosecution, Neil Simon's Odd Couple (Female Version), Barefoot in The Park, These Two Couples Went to Italy, Aesop's Fables. Musical Theater: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Threepenny, Little Shop, Passion, Anything Goes!, She Loves Me, Babes in Toyland (Avery Fisher Hall), A Christmas Carol, Little Red. Cabaret: Broadway Bound (The Duplex) TV/Commercial: Optimum Online, New Jersey Lottery, Seroquel. Graduate of Circle in The Square Theater School.

JERMAINE McCLURE (Sam)

Jermaine McClure is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts New York.  He was also a proud member of the company completing his studies in 2009. He has done film and stage plays, some of his favorite roles for stage are (Joe) Joe and Me, (Othello) Othello, and (Michael) A Gamble of Faith. His film credits include (Kevin) Shades of Gray, (Jack) Orphans of Orwell, and (Tyrell) Inside Out. Jay is happy to work with such a talented cast. Let's have fun.

DEBORAH NAPIER (Reader)

Deborah Napier has lived in New York City for about 4 years now and is loving it!! Recently she was seen playing Sylvia in "The Spiritual Buffet" at the Ossie Davis Theatre. Other New York credits include doing voiceovers for Grand Theft Auto IV. Deborah is originally from California where she studied acting at The American Conservatory Theatre. Her favorite performances include Susie in "Wit", Clinch in "Sink" Susy in "Wait Until Dark" and "The Roads Taken: Theatre of Testimony" where she played five different characters. Deborah would like to thank RoaN Productions for this opportunity.