Network Nominated for Two Drama Leagues

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Super proud of this production which has been nominated for two Drama League awards including Outstanding Production of a Play and Distinguished Performance. The Drama Leagues are one of the oldest awards ceremonies for American theater. This year marks the 85th year for the awards ceremony. So proud of this ensemble of artists.

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San Fransico Bay Area Critics Cricle Wins for Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1,2,3

James Udom as Hero in Father Comes Home From The Wars Part 1,2,3. Written by Suzan-Lori Parks Directed by Liz Diamond, Set Design Riccardo Hernandez, Costume Design by Sarah Neitfield Lighting Design by Yi Zhao

James Udom as Hero in Father Comes Home From The Wars Part 1,2,3. Written by Suzan-Lori Parks Directed by Liz Diamond, Set Design Riccardo Hernandez, Costume Design by Sarah Neitfield Lighting Design by Yi Zhao

So proud of the cast of Yale Rep’s and ACT’s co production of Father Comes Home From the Wars Part 1,2,3. Last year I had to opportunity to join this wonderful production and it has been blessed with three San Fransico Bay Area Critic Circle wins including Best Principle Actor to James Udom, Best Principle Actress to Eboni Flowers, and Best Featured actor to Georgy Wallace. Sending so much love to this cast who made such a major shift in my life.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga

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Been sitting on this for a couple of weeks, but super excited to announce I’m joining the cast of Wu-Tang: An American Saga. Written by The RZA and Alex Tse and set to premiere on Hulu. It focuses on the story of the Wu-tang in Staten Island aka Shaolin during the early 90s. I’m blessed to play Divine, RZA’s older brother who later becomes the CEO of Wu-Tang Productions.

This production feels very serendipitous. My mother is from Staten Island not far from the Park Hill Projects where a chunk of this story takes place. I was raised in the Nation of Islam which the 5 Percent Nation is an offshoot of and learned the 120 lessons that many of the Wu members speak directly about. My father is an advent kung-fu nerd and we used to bound over old kung-fu and anime movies.

Thank you to my team at UTA: Allison Stroot and Ben Colman and my manager Laura Gibson. Stay posted for more information.