Will Davis, Dawn Akemi Saito and Rhonda Ross
Will Davis: The Boy from the Circus | A love letter to William Inge
Dawn Akemi Saito: Suns are Suns | A solo theatre piece sharing first-person accounts of sex trafficking and incorporating the ghostly art of Butoh dance
Rhonda Ross: Relativity | Anaila, a college senior, searches for herself
Will Davis is a transgender theatre maker focused on new and devised work. Also a performer, Will has worked with The New Harmony Project, Salvage Vanguard Theatre and The Duplicates. Other recent work includes: THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE which received both Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Direction awards by the Austin Critics Table Awards. Lisa D'Amour's THE CATARACT, THE BOY FROM THE CIRCUS, a devised ghost play for William Inge, and COLOSSAL, a new play about football and feats of strength scored with a live drum line, and also nominated for Outstanding Drama by the Austin Critics Table Awards. Upcoming projects include developing and running a directing intensive for early career directors with the Kennedy Center and PLAYS FOR HORSES, a devised work for horses presented this June at the Performance Studies International Conference at Stanford University.
Rhonda Ross, daughter of the legendary songstress, Diana Ross and Motown founder Berry Gordy, is a writer, vocalist and an actress. Her most famous acting credit is on "Another World," as Toni Burrell. She played the role from 1997 to 1999 and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. A graduate of Brown University, she is married to jazz musician Rodney Kendrick, and together their most recent albums are top sellers on CDbaby.com and other music sites.
Dawn Akemi Saito is an actress, writer, and Butoh performer. Her multi-disciplinary work as well as her collaborations with major innovative artists have been seen across the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. She teaches at Fordham University.
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