Approximate Running Time: 1:30; no intermission
has been called Nashville's Renaissance Man. He hasenjoyed a successful career as a songwriter, recording artist,producer and studio musician, playwright and author. His songs havebeen recorded in Pop, R and B, gospel...and most notably in countrymusic. His country discography reads like a 'who's who' list ofcountrynotables over the last 15 years...Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks, TheDixie Chicks, Brooks and Dunn, Tim McGraw, Wynona, Sara Evans,Alabama, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Brian White, Leann Womack, PattyLovelace...to name a few.Six of his songs have charted #1 on Billboard, Radio and Records orCashbox. BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD (Rascal Flatts), COWBOY TAKE ME AWAY,READY TO RUN (The Dixie Chicks), BORN TO FLY (Sara Evans), ONE OFTHESE DAYS (Tim McGraw), and ONLY LOVE (Wynona). Several of his songshave been nominated for Grammys, ACMs and CMAs. In 2005 BLESS THEBROKEN ROAD won the Grammy for Best Country Song. Along the way he hasgarnered numerous BMI awards and been named Nashville's Best LocalSongwriter 5 times by The Nashville Scene.As a recording artist and multi-instrumentalist Marcus released acritically acclaimed country record for Columbia Records in 1995 (ALLIN GOOD TIME); also, in 1997 Marcus and Scottish BIG COUNTRYfront-man, Stuart Adamson, released their duo album SUPERNATURAL, asThe Raphaels, with Track Records out of London. Turning to theatre, Hummon has written 5 musicals and 2 operas. His work has been produced at regionals, universities, festivals and at the Eugene O'Neill Summer Conference. In literature, Hummon's children's book, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE was published in '09 by Athenium Press.
has been the Artistic Director/Choreographer of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre for the past thirty years. He is a critically acclaimed choreographer/director who has also received recognition on four continents for his dance theatre work on the African Diaspora and the environment . Mr. Salaam received Choreographers Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation of the Arts , as well as commissions from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Committee for Young Audiences, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts. Additionally, Mr. Salaam’s awards and fellowships include: the Monarch Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance from the National Council for Arts & Culture; the Silver Anniversary Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, Teaching and Performance from Lehman College of the City University of New York; Carla Sayrce Alumni Award in Dance Arts, Lehman College of the City University of New York; Morani Shujaa Award in Black Studies, Lehman College of the City University of New York; Dance Africa Award in Choreography, Brooklyn Academy of Music; American Choreographer of the Year nomination; and Better Family Life Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts. Mr. Salaam and Forces of Nature Dance Theatre’s “Rhythm Legacy: The Living Books” and “Eclipse: Visions of the Crescent and the Cross” which toured nationally and internationally from 2002-present was created through grants awarded by The New England Foundation of the Arts.
Mr. Salaam’s theatrical credits as a choreographer include: “Sundiata, the Lion King of Mali” directed by David Schecter at Theaterworks USA; “Measure for Measure” directed by Michael Rudman at the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Delacorte Theater; and “Pecong” directed Dennis Zacek at the Newark Symphony Hall. As a director/choreographer, Mr. Salaam’s credits include: “Ju-Ju Man” at the Billie Holiday Theater in New York; “Ancestral Earths” at the Apollo Theater in New York; “The Life and Legend of Marie Laveau” at the Aaronow Theater in New York; the national tour of “Sweet Saturday Night”, Gordon Crowe Productions; and “American Griot” at the Triplex Theater in New York.
In television, Mr. Salaam served as choreographer for: “The Creative Spirit”, WNET Channel Thirteen; “Expressions in Black: Story of a People”, WABC; “The Caribbean Music Awards”, BET Global Syndication; “St. Francis Celebration” at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, WNET Channel Thirteen; “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters,” WNET Channel Thirteen; “Great Performances: Forces of Nature”, Telemundo, Mexico City; “Critics Choice: Abdel Salaam”, Galavision, Mexico City; WPIX Talk of the Town; PBS Great Performances “Free to Dance”; and Busch Garden’s “Katonga,” which won the 2004 “Best Theme Park Show in the World.” Abdel is also currently the Artistic Director of Black Dance USA and an Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Abdel gives thanks to his ancestors, company and family for their support.
Previously with NYMF: Hurricane (2009) winner NYMF 2009 Best Overall Design, To Paint The Earth (2008), and Marcus Hummond’s Warrior (2006). David has worked as Sound Designer for Abdel Salaam and Forces Of Nature Dance Theatre since 1991. Recent works for theater include: Sphinx Winx (Beckett), La Barberia (New World Stages), WTC View (59E59), Feeder: A Love Story (HERE), Intimate Apparel (Two River Theatre Co.), Stella(Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Danspace). www.dmlsound.com
Her work has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, internationally, on television, film, the internet, and heard on radio. Projects she has been involved with have won numerous awards including the Tony, OBIES, Artios, Pulitzer Prize winners/nominees, Sundance Audience Award, Cannes Prize Du Publique.and Comic Con awards. Selected Broadway and Off-Broadway: Olive and the Bitter Herbs; A Strange and Separate People; Manipulation; Cactus Flower; Black Tie; In Transit; Secrets of the Trade; The Temperamentals; Dividing the Estate (2009 Tony Nomination);Bells are Ringing; Dinner with Friends; an oak tree NY/LA(Artios award winner)She is the resident casting director for Primary Stages; New York Classical Theatre and works frequently with the Pearl Theatre Company as well as many regional theatres. Numerous Indepents Feature Films. Member Casting Society of America and League of Professional Theatre Women.
Recent credits include: Spy Garbo (3LD), Milk (New Georges, HERE Arts Center), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (3LD), The Duchess of Malfi (Red Bull Theater). Recent credits: How to be a Good Italian Daughter (Cherry Lane), F#@king Up Everything(NYMF), My Illustrious Wasteland (NYMF), Into the Hazard (Henry 5) (Walkerspace), In Security (3LD), Stormy Weather (Pasadena Playhouse: asst. director), The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (Theatre Row/Stage 13), To Paint the Earth (NYMF), I Come For Love (NYMF), SA KA LA (45 Bleecker/Oslo Elsewhere), Jeffrey Hatcher's Murderers (Emelin), The Piper (NYMF), Surface to Air (Symphony Space), The Polish Play(Walkerspace), Character (Prospect), Warrior (NYMF), Behind the Limelight (NYMF),Hot and Sweet (NYMF), Ibsen + Fosse 2006 with Oslo Elsewhere at 59E59: Rosmersholm and deathvariations, Manhattan Madcaps of 1924, Jeff Daniels'Apartment 3A, The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde (NYMF). Previously, she was the associate producer at Symphony Space and on the artistic staff at Manhattan Theatre Club (Doubt, Reckless, Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, etc.). She has also worked at the New 42nd Street, Symphony Space, American Repertory Theatre and New York Stage & Film. Lisa is the Midtown International Theatre Festival's senior artistic director of plays, and the general manager for National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Festival of New Musicals.
is an attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been an investor and producer of films and theater, including the New York Musical Theater Festival productions of WARRIOR and THE PIPER, also written by Marcus Hummon.
Patrick Bernard Clayton graduate of Rutgers University in Stage Management. He most recently finished the TheatreWorks USA’s National Tour of Seussical, The Musical. New York Credits include:The Revival (Project Y, Theatre Row), Miss Lulu Bett (WorkShop Theater Company),Septimus & Clarissa The Workshop at Classic Stage Company, In God’s Hat (Apothecary Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons), and Bloodties (NYMF, TBG), and Three Piano’s (New York Theatre Workshop).
BROADWAY:Raoul in "The Phantom of the Opera" (and Final National Tour), "Lestat" "The Woman In White" and "Bombay Dreams", OFF BROADWAY: "The Audience" and "Requiem for William" Favorite Regional credits: The Kennedy Center-Sondheim Celebration: Merrily We Roll Along, The Rainmaker (Starbuck) Violet (Monty), Grand Hotel (Eric) Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmie), Children of Eden (Cain/ Japeth), and many more. Film/TV: Something the Lord Made, Trading Mom, Trespass, and Bored to Death.
lives in NYC and taught in the public school system for seven years. In addition to acting he currently owns and operates MeansTeam Inc., an award winning video production company. Jesse has been featured on ONE LIFE TO LIVE and JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE where he yodeled. He was also in the DreamWorks Pictures film, GHOST TOWN starring Ricky Gervais, and is honored to perform in this, his first NYMF production.
Hailed by Variety as “a sensational powerhouse of a singer packed in a lithe body”, N’Kenge made her Broadway debut in “Sondheim on Sondheim” performing alongside Vanessa Williams and Barbara Cook and directed by James Lapine. N’Kenge has recently returned from starring in the World Tour of the Michael Jackson Tirbite Show and has been taking the music scene by storm with her versatility and show stopping stage presence. A native New Yorker and graduate of both the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, N’Kenge has been performing around the world singing from Opera to Pop. She recently made her Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist with the New York Pops Orchestra where New York Times compared N’Kenge to a “more classically oriented Lena Horne”. Other solo appearances include Alice Tully Hall performing alongside Wynton Marsalis and Ornette Coleman at Lincoln Center. N’Kenge was last seen on national television performing for the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball hosted by President Obama. 2011-2012 is an exciting year for N’Kenge with a release of a new solo album produced by Berry Gordy and performing as a soloist with both the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. N’Kenge made her West End debut starring in The Genius of Ray Charles show at the Royal Haymarket Theater in London and received nominations in Outstanding Lead Actress playing the title role in both Elton John’s Aida and Marion Caffey’s 3 Mo’Divas. In addition to the concert stage, N’Kenge has been seen in a range of opera roles including Susanna in The Marriage of F igaro, Musetta in La Boheme and Therese in Les Mamelles de Tiresias. N’Kenge has also performed as a soloist at the White House, Kennedy Center, and at the Library of Congress which was broadcast worldwide through NPR. Visit N’Kenge at www.nkengemusic.com.
Kris Coleman is Originally from Los Angeles California. Coleman is a graduate of Hampton University, where he received a BA in Accounting, with a Minor in Theater. On Broadway, Krisportrayed the role of Hal Miller, in "Jersey Boys." Most recently, Coleman was personally invited to Malaysia to star in the Malaysian Premier of "Dreamgirls" as James Thunder Early. Additional credits include: Sister Act (workshop) originated the role of TJ, Dreamgirls (Curtis), Once on This Island (Agwe), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Oberon) and Big River (Jim). Television and Film credits include: The Big House (ABC), Dumbbomb Affair, and The Clone. In addition Coleman has performed in New York's Lincoln Center and with the R&B group the Temptations.
Broadway National Tour: The Lion King. Curtis has been seen in New York in King Lear (EPBB), The Wild Party (dir. Saheem Ali). Regional: Aida, Avenue X, Miss Saigon, Ragtime. Workshops/Labs/Readings: Wig Out at Sundance Theatre (playwright Tarell McCraney, dir. Kent Gash), The Patron Saint of Peanuts at Ensemble Studio Theatre (playwright Keith Josef Adkins, dir. Liesl Tommy), Lark Play Development (dir. Liesl Tommy), Sunfish at ASCAP/Disney Workshop, The Last Word (dir. John Gould Rubin). He has also been featured in the "Future Classics Series" at New York's renowned Classical Theatre of Harlem.
is the artistic director of Refractions Dance Collective. She received her BFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her choreography has been produced by Triskelion Arts and commissioned by Consortium of the Arts. She has served as the rehearsal director for Dance Theater Etc.’s production of Angels and Accordions. Charmian has danced with Forces of Nature Dance Theater, under the direction of Abdel Salaam, since 2005.
Courtney is a native of Queens, New York where she began classical training at Dance Theatre of Harlem at the age of 3. While continuing her dance training at DTH, she was accepted into LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and SUNY Purchase dance programs. She has been given the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Arthur Mitchell, Robert Garland, Zvi Gotheiner, Janis Brenner, Troy Brown, Hope Boykin, Kevin Wynn, and Sidra Bell. She joined Forces of Nature in 2006.
is a native of Cincinnati, Oh. As a Philadelphia and New York based artist she has danced with Forces of Nature (Abdel Salaam), Nathan Trice's R i t u a l s, Idiosyncrazy Productions, Dance Theater X under the Direction of Charles Anderson, and Smoke, Lilies, and Jade Arts Initiative under the direction of Zane Booker both listed in Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch". She has studied at the Ailey School, Jacob's Pillow, Cincinnati Ballet, and the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. Most recently, she Nationally toured the World Premier of World Headquaters with DTX. She is proud to be apart of this project and dedicates this program to her Mother for always believing.
Native of the Island of St. Martin, he trained at the Rick Odums Professional Dance Institute. His performing career began in 2004 with the Ballets Jazz Rick Odums, along with the Armstrong Jazz Ballet; In France he performed works by Donald McKayle, Ronald K. Brown, Eleo Pomare, Isadora Duncan, Anna Sokolow, Charles Weidman, Helen Tamaris, Asadata dafora, Talley Beatty, Pearl Primus and Katherin Dunham. He also works with Nathan Trice and joined FONDT in 2010.
Double Dutch meeting Martha Graham meeting African dance meeting beatboxing best describes Johari Mayfield’s eclectic enclave of dance, music, and choreographic exploration. As a performer, she’s done it all from being a priestess, to carrying Christmas packages as a chipmunk at Radio City Music Hall to dodging explosives in two operas. Currently she is a principal soloist and rehearsal director for Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Company in New York.
Recent NYC Credits: The Ride, Legend of Julie Taymor (Fringe ’11), I Married Wyatt Earp (Prospect Theater Company), Awesome 80s Prom (Davenport Theatrical), Women and Guns (MITF’11), Play Nice! (59E59), Ancient History (45th Street Theatre), Bloodties (NYMF ’10), Princes of Darkness. (Razors Edge Productions). Caitlin is very excited to be working with such a great cast and team for Tut. She is a proud AEA member.
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