SHAUN PATRICK TUBBS (DIRECTOR): is an actor and director. REGIONAL THEATRE: The Book of Grace (Zach Scott Theatre), Julius Caesar (Oregon Shakespeare Festival – Assistant Director), The Tempest, An Ideal Husband, Macbeth (Austin Shakespeare Theatre), A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits (Salvage Vanguard Theatre), Crossing America (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Lobby Hero (Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara), Boys Next Door (Whitmore Lindley Theatre), Jitney (Human Race Theatre Company). OTHER THEATRE: The Red Box (Actor/Director), Tape (Director), Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bad Penny, The Shadow Box, Elephants Graveyard, and Don Juan In Hell (The University of Texas at Austin); The Laramie Project and Our Country’s Good (Wright State University). Mr. Tubbs received his M.F.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, and B.F.A. from Wright State University.
Set in the small religious town of Greenwald, Mississippi, Some Old Black Man, is the story of irascible, anti-religious, 82 year old Donald Jones. He is a man resistant to change, but as his health declines he faces the inevitable.
ARTHUR FRENCH as Donald Jones
FREDRIC MICHAELS as Calvin Jones, Ph.D.
KATHRYN NEVILLE BROWNE as Theresa Jones
SEAN TURNER as Willy Carson
C. NIAMBI STEELE as Louise Freeman
Kathryn Neville Browne (Theresa): A New York actress with experience in theatre, film, and a current web series, Kathryn was nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress at the Indie Soap Awards for her work as Sandra Haven in the web series Empire. Her most recent short film, Waffle, screened at the prestigious South by Southwest Film Festival last year. New York Theatre productions include Ibsen’s The Wild Duck (Gina); Romeo and Juliet (Lord Montague/Apothecary); The Women of the Mahabharata (Gandhari); Ruby’s Story (Adult Ruby) and A Christmas Carol (Mrs Cratchit). Kathryn recently appeared in the feature length film of a critically-acclaimed Off Broadway production, Bomber Jackets. Special thanks to James, my fellow actors, and Sean and Patrick. www.KathrynNevilleBrowne.com
Fredric Michaels: Actor; A Street Car Named Desire, Mothers and Stop, Work Day, The Keeper, TRU-LOVE (a web series), and BETRAYAL (independent film). Director; B’s Monologue, Green Honey Love, Kiss of Guilt, A Dance Between Friends, Way Back Home, I Saw You Dancing at The Casbah, and FITS. Stage Manager; Eulogy for The Blackman. Sound Technician; Times Square Theatre Festival, The Colored Museum, and The Resurrection of Alice. Filmmaker; TAE EM a love story (original short film he wrote, starred in, and directed). Membership; The American Theatre of Harlem (ATH), The Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop (FSWW), The Uptown Playwrights’ Workshop (UPW), and Harlem Playwrights 21 (HP21).
Sean C. Turner comes to acting from the world of stand-up comedy: where he has appeared on BET”s “Comic View” and toured nationally. Sean is a member of the Frank Silvera’s Writer Workshop (FSWW) and Harlem Playwrights 21 (HP21). This is his first reading with Blackboard he wishes to thank his friends and family for their support.