is a graduate of NYU Grad Acting, Class of 2017. Recent productions include the world premiere of Idris Goodwin's The Blueprint directed by Jenny Koons, Buried Child directed by Pam Berlin, and The Winter's Tale directed by Mark Wing-Davey. He also recently starred in the feature film, The Dreams of Rene Sendam, his second collaboration with LA director Joshua Zev Nathan, and has acted internationally at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre and the ancient Greek amphitheatre at Oiniades. Smart People marks his first production out of school, and is his first collaboration with the Kitchen Theatre.
SHANNON TYO (Ginny)
Off-Broadway: Kentucky, Bikeman: A 9/11 Play, Dear Edwina. Favorite regional credits include The White Snake (Old Globe, San Diego), Miss Saigon (Pioneer Theatre Co, Music Theatre of Wichita, Cape Fear Regional), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Northern Stage, Tuacahn PAC, Pioneer Theatre Co), and Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage). BFA Syracuse University.
FOLAMI WILLIAMS (Valerie)
is incredibly excited and grateful to have the opportunity to work at the Kitchen Theatre! She is a New York City based theatre artist and actor. Recent work include The Maids (INTAR Theatre) Soot & Spit (Our Voices Project) and Othello (CSC). She has a MFA in Acting from Columbia University where some of her favorite credits included Blue Window, Lulu, and Jacques, or the Submission. Some past credits include; Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night (Manhattan Shakespeare Project); Auto De Fe, Reconstruction (International WOW Company); King Lear, (Teatro La TEA); AUTOMOTIVE (East River Commedia).
BRYCE MICHAEL WOOD (Jackson)
is an American actor from Phoenix, AZ. He is ecstatic to make his Kitchen Theatre debut! He is the only son of Andrew and Janelle Wood. Bryce Graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts and was a Division-I Athlete for the Fighting Irish all four years. Most recently he received his MFA in Acting from UCONN. Most Recent credits include:Welcome to Fear City (Jacques) (Contemporary American Theatre Festival), An Absolute Turkey (Pontagnac) (Connceticut Rep.), King Lear (Edgar) (CRT), Sense and Sensibility (John Willoughby) (CRT), The Laramie Project(Matt Galloway & Others) (CRT), Lysistrata (Kenesias) (CRT), & A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius) (CRT), Row(Muhammed Ali) (Goodspeed Opera House), Oedipus(Oedipus)( Hope Summer Rep.), Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney) (Monomoy Theatre) & A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon) (Monomoy).
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