Mahkai Dominique is an artist from Washington, D.C. who’s been involved in the arts her entire life, but she knew acting was it. While attending the notable high school, Duke Ellington School of the Arts Mahkai gained a better sense of self, which inspired her to really get to the root of what kind of actor and artist she wanted to be. She knew that she wanted to travel the world telling stories, while of course speaking from an honest and truthful place and Mason Gross was the right choice for her. During her junior year she trained in London, England and had the opportunity to learn about their culture, which confirmed her wants and desires to tell stories about POC all over the world.
Lazarus Simmons was born in Missouri, but has bounced around all over the United States and London. He would describe himself as a super-nerd and dreams of being
Blue Marvel in the MCU–or any character when the West Wing eventually reboots.
He has been in theater since six when he was in Fairy Tale Remix in elementary school. He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Dramatic Art and Political Science. While there he competed in collegiate level fencing. After graduation he worked in the North Carolina regional theater scene. Without a doubt, his
driving force is the love of creating work with his theater tribe.
He owes any successes of character to his father.
Some recent credits include: Bad American Dreams, The Winter’s Tale, Cymbeline, The Rehearsal, Dead End, The Typographer’s Dream, The Nether, The Creature, Brabo,
Brownsville Song, The Shipment, and Recall.
Gloria Cardona is a Puerto Rican actress from Miami. She received a BFA from NWSA, had privilege of training at BADA and Springboard NYC and pursued her MFA at Rutgers MGSA, becoming the first person in her family with a graduate degree. Some of her past credits include “Sonia Se Fue” as Jenny/Pilar, “Winter’s Tale” as Hermione, “The Rehearsal” as The Physician, “Dead End” as Kay and “Los Libres Cautiverios de Ricardo y Leonisa” as Colaborador.
Gloria Cardona es una actriz puertorriqueña de Miami. Adquirió su BFA de NWSA, entreno con BADA y Springboard NYC y obtuvo su maestría de Rutgers MGSA. Gloria está orgullosa de ser la primera en su familia en obtener una maestría. Créditos anteriores incluyen “Sonia Se Fue” como Jenny/Pilar, “Winter’s Tale” como Hermione, “The Rehearsal” como The Physician, “Dead End” como Kay y “Los Libres Cautiverios de Ricardo y Leonisa” como Colaborador.
Allie Novell is from Orlando, Florida where she spent her teenage years as a citizen of the theatre, performing and apprenticing in many different positions in Orlando’s arts community. She relocated to Winston-Salem, NC upon her acceptance into University of North Carolina School of the Arts for her senior year of high school studying drama. She often returns to UNCSA as a teaching artist for their Summer Intensive Program. Allie chose to pursue her BFA in Acting from Rutgers University where she completed the Meisner progression and spent a year training at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, culminating in a production of The Winter’s Tale. Allie has nurtured her love of travel by backpacking several countries including Portugal and Denmark, immersing herself in Berlin’s theatre scene, and driving cross country to work outside of a national park at a hundred year old bakery.
Aline hails from New Iberia, Louisiana. Coming from a long line of storytellers, she had the bug from a very young age. Then she was introduced to theatre by her father and there was no turning back.
Since then she has been on a life-time learning mission to deepen her craft and explore the different avenues of tale telling.
She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in performance and directing. She has studied and taken master courses in multiple physical theatre techniques including Alexander, Dah, and Williamson. She has also performed and travelled all over the world in search of art in all mediums that speaks to her.
In the future, she’d love to have an opportunity to return and perform in some of her favorite cities such as Berlin and London.
Currently you can catch Aline in the SyFy original film “Ozark Sharks” as well as hear some of her voice work in the video game “Red Dead Redemption II”.