95Â minutes with no intermission
Â Zainab Barry (Ella) was born and raised in the DMV and received a BA in Theatre from James Madison University. She is so excited to be making her Off-Broadway debut with Patience! Recent credits include A Christmas Carol (American Shakespeare Center); Before the Meeting (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Intimate Apparel, Parade, Equus (James Madison University). Love and thanks to her family and friends, to Binta for all her help, and to her dream team at A3 Artists Agency!
Â Jonathan Burke (Jordan) TV: âHarlemâ (Amazon Prime Video); âNew Amsterdamâ (NBC); âOnly Murders in the Buildingâ (Hulu); âBridge and Tunnelâ (EPIX). Broadway: The Inheritance (Tony Award - Best Play); Choir Boy; Tuck Everlasting. Off-Broadway: Toni Stone (Roundabout); Joan of Arc: Into the Fire (Public); Langston in Harlem (Urban Stages). Tours: Mary Poppins; A Christmas Story; Joseph...; Cats. Select Regional: Berkeley Rep, Goodspeed, Eugene OâNeill, Muny, Syracuse Stage, Portland Center Stage, Baltimore Center Stage. Co-creator of @notlookingtheseries. BFA, Ithaca College. Facebook: Jonathan Burke. Twitter: @itsjonburke. Instagram: @itsjonathanburke.
Nemuna Ceesay (Nikita) (she/her) is an actor/director/educator based in NY. Favorite Theatre Credits: Two River Theater, Woolly Mammoth, A.R.T., The Public, OSF, Theatre Calgary, Moscow Art Theatre. Favorite TV Credits: Bull, Broad City, Younger, FBI, Prodigal Son, and Katy Keene. Nemuna is the founder of an all BIPOC training program called The Blueprint and is currently the Associate Director of the Tony Award winning A Strange Loop. IG: @_nemuna_ and @theblueprintartist. Website: www.nemunarceesay.com or www.theblueprintartist.com.
Justiin Davis (Daniel) is thrilled to be onstage again alongside an amazing cast, crew, and creative team! TV: âThe Boysâ (Young Stan Edgar), âBoardwalk Empireâ (Lester White), âThe Equalizerâ, âThe Politicianâ; Film: âDue Seasonâ, âCatfightâ, âCentral Parkâ. Thanks to Dave McKeown, Leslie Zaslower, & the team at Edge Entertainment and Buchwald. âIâd like to dedicate this performance to my grandmother Doretha and my family, whose support has gotten me to where I am today. I am forever grateful!â To all: You are more than enough
MARY E. HODGES
Mary E. Hodges (Mother) Broadway: The Lehman Trilogy US (Nederlander Theatre); Off-Broadway: The Hope Hypothesis (The Sheen Center), Macbeth3 (HERE Arts Center); The Test (Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre). Regional: Disgraced; Best of Enemies (Florida Repertory Theatre); Othello; King Lear; Hamlet (Harlem Shakespeare Theatre); Big Love (Long Wharf Theatre & Berkeley Repertory Theatre). TV: 'Law & Order: SVUâ (*recurring); 'The Enemy Within'; 'Blue Bloods'; 'Itâs Bruno'; 'Wu-Tang Clan'. Graduate of VCU Drama Department and University of Connecticut at Storrs.
JOHNNY G. LLOYD â PLAYWRIGHT
Â Johnny G. Lloyd is a New York-based writer and producer. Johnny was the winner of the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (The Problem With Magic, Is:) and has been commissioned by Clubbed Thumb and Second Stage Theatre.Â Currently he is a member of the Ars Nova PlayGroup and was previously a member of the Clubbed Thumb Early-Career Writers Group and Liberation Theatre Companyâs Writing Residency. Johnny is a collaborator with Theater in Quarantine and SalonSĂ©ance. He is the Director of Artistic Development at The Tank and Producing Director for InVersion Theatre. MFA: Columbia University.
ZHAILON LEVINGSTON â DIRECTOR
Zhailon Levingston is a Louisiana-raised storyteller, director, and activist. He is a Board Member for the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, which he co-created, and teaches the Theatre of Change course at Columbia University. He is a Music Mentor Fellow and has done work with Idina Menzelâs A Broader Way Foundation. His directing credits include: âNeptuneâ (Dixon Place, Brooklyn Museum), âThe Years That Went Wrongâ (Lark, MCC), âThe Exoneratedâ (Columbia Law School), âChariot Part 2â (Soho Rep., for The Movement Theatre Company), âMother of Pearlâ (LaGuardia Performing Arts Center).He is the associate director of âPrimer for a Failed Superpowerâ with Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, and âRunawaysâ at The Public Theater with Sam Pinkleton. Most recently, he directed âChicken and Biscuits,â which premiered on Broadway this fall. Zhailon is also the resident director at âTina: The Tina Turner Musicalâ on Broadway and the associate director of âHadestownâ in South Korea.