Zacharias, lost his hearing at a young age and for years headed toward a career in finance. But theater kept calling him, and he finally answered by moving to New York City. The twists and turns of that journey is what keeps him motivated and focused, and he is very open about his challenges and lessons learned along the way. John has accomplished much during his time as an actor, on Broadway, televison, and film. Broadway: the revival of Children of a Lesser God, King Lear. NY: Fêtes de la Nuit, World Premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s The Healing, Veritas, Movement of the Soul. Regional: Levity (WMPAC), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Sacramento Music Circus and La Mirada Theatre), Tribes (Guthrie Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre), Pippin (CTG, Deaf West). Film: Wonderstruck, Sign, The First Purge. TV: This Close, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, High Maintenance, Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Able.
For information, visit: johnpmcginty.com.
Louise Parker, a graduate of Columbia University with a MFA in Acting, has performed in two productions of God’s Trombones, by James Weldon Johnson, directed by Tony Award winner Trezana Beverley. Film: Road to Jericho, directed by Phil Carroll. Staged reading of Euripides Medea, directed by Petronia Paley and Rita Dove’s Darker Face of the Earth. Other credits: Having Our Say, directed by Shirley Dunlap at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Buffalo’s Studio Arena, and The Dallas Theater Center; Off-Broadway production of Waiting for My Man, by Tony DiMurro, directed by Anthony Patellis; Broadway and regional theater productions of For Colored Girls Who...Suicide, written by Ntozake Shange; Sharrata’s own one-woman show A House is Built, directed by Michele Peruzzi; Sharrata has directed a production of Song of Songs. National Commercials: AT&T. She is active at Central Baptist Church, NYC, where, as a ministry project, she conceived and directed staged readings of the scriptures related to the last week of Jesus’ earthly ministry, and are now in the church’s annual Holy Week services.
Pianist, Marvin, is currently the Minister of Music at the Baptist House of Prayer and the keyboardist for The New Light Baptist Church, both in New York City. He is also the Music Director of the Bobby Lewis Ensemble. Eustace has played in every major concert hall in New York City and continues to perform as a pianist, keyboardist, and organist, accompanying many soloists and vocal groups around the tri-state area and abroad. He spends much of his time in private piano instruction, composing, arranging, and producing. Eustace has performed, produced, and arranged solo CD projects entitled: Hymns I Love To Play Vol. I and The Christmas Collection Vol. 1. Eustace has appeared on Live! With Regis & Kelly show and worked with Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, Chuck Berry, Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary), Colonel Abrams, Odetta, Richard Smallwood, Tramaine Hawkins, Andrae Crouch, and a host of others.
Choir Member, Reynold, is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA and a founding member and current managing director of Musical Theatre Factory with credits off and on Broadway and in TV and film. Bringing rapid-growth LEAN start-up mentality to the non-profit arts space, having fundamentally transformed the foundational structure of the Factory, Aaron mentors teams in business and organizational practice though marketing, communications strategy, financial management, and planning, and the fundamentals of project management related to producing on stage.
From Central Baptist Church playing: Gloria, Deidra, Sarah, Natasha
are Georgie Coates, Azalee Evans, Cristal Tejeda, Sarah Clark, who brought the soulful gospel sound alive. A special and well-deserved thank you for their participation and time. This film could have never been produced without them.