Current Production Cast
TAMING OF THE SHREW
Katharina and Bianco, the children of a rich man of Padua, are ready to marry.
The game is simple: the youngest can be won only if the eldest finds her equal.
But Katharina is strong-willed and not afraid to challenge the rules.
Who will be able to rival her? The hunt is on. And a predator is on the loose!
KT Masala as KATHARINA
KT MASALA has performed and featured with several "The Macbeth Project," Celebration Arts," "African-American Shakespeare Company," "Theater First," and "California Musical Theater, Martin Luther King Projects" productions. She is an ELLY Nominated Supporting Actress and Award Winner. Ms. Masala has assistant directed, stage managed, and operated lights and sound in multiple productions as well. KT is the Founder of “Will Succeed Mentor Services,” and “The Audition.” She was Co-Founding Member for “Images Theatrical Company.” and currently board member of "Celebration Arts," and Assistant Director/Lead Contributor of "The Macbeth Project." KT Masala holds a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling.
Cline Moore as PETRUCHIO
Sons & Ancestors player Cline Moore has appeared in productions for California Stage, California Original Theatre, CSUS Theatre Department, and in many other local performances spanning the last 30 years. He primarily seeks roles that are social commentaries on the state of race relations, historical discrimination, and all types of inequalities in order to spark awareness, discussion, and promote positive change. It should be noted that every time he performs in the vicinity of Khimberly Marshall...he dies.
Maurice NGakane as GRUMIO
T. Maurice 'Mo' Ngakane was born in Botswana raised in the US and has a flair for drama, music and art. A true believer of talent being a humble gift, Mo has his sights on expanding his many gifts and continuing to learn the craft. Most recently he played the title character MacBeth in The MacBeth Projects inaugural season.
Dannyelle Finch as LUCENTIA
Dannyelle has been singing, dancing, modeling and acting on stage, since the age of 5. Dannyelle fell in love with Shakespeare, when she played Ancestor 3 in "Macbeth" with The Macbeth Project. Dannyelle played Pecola Breedlove in "The Bluest Eye" with Celebration Arts. Also, with The Macbeth Project, Dannyelle played Helena and Cobweb in "A Midsummer's Night Dream". Dannyelle is humbled, excited and honored to be a part of The Macbeth Project. Being part of The Macbeth Project and the knowledge, love and wisdom from Kimberly Marshall the director, Dannyelle's passion and love for theatre has rapidly grown, especially towards the art of Shakespeare.
Jourdan Olivier-Verde as BIANCO
Jourdán Olivier-Verdé is currently the BIPOC Council Co-Chair and serves on the Board of Directors for Marin Shakespeare Company. He has appeared all over the Greater Bay Area in SF’s Bay Area Musicals’ “Violet” (Ensemble) Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse’s “ To Kill a Mockingbird”( Tom Robinson) and San Jose Musical Theatre’s Man of La Mancha(Pedro.) He has previously been seen in African-American Shakespeare Company’s Cinderella ( Stepsister), Richard III( Catesby/ Edward IV) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theseus+Oberon), and Theater of Others’ Comedy of Errors ( Antipholus of Syracuse) He will next be seen in Marin Shakespeare Company’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ( Bottom) He received training as an Acting Minor at Howard University, as well as the American Academy of Dramatic Arts NY, and the International Academy of Film and Television in LA with a Winter Session at Cours Flourent in Paris. He thanks Khimberly, KT and the rest of this wonderful cast and crew for this opportunity and always he gives honor to his family and friends who buoy him with their never ending support and encouragement!!!
Marques Buford as TRANIO
Marques is excited to join The MacBeth Project’s virtual production of Taming of the Shrew! He is a student at Sac City, majoring in film with an emphasis on screenwriting. Since childhood, Marques has had vocal and instrumental musical training under accomplished Sacramento musicians. His recent performances include: Water by the Spoonful (Teatro Espejo, 2019), Fantasy Festival 33 (B Street Theatre, 2019), We are the Ones (Images Theatre Company, 2019), ACSI Music Festival (2012-2015), Far Western Regional Conference (AKA Sorority, Inc., 2014). He is looking forward to venturing onto the virtual theater platform.
Carla Fleming as HORTENSIA
Carla Fleming is a Creative Performing Artist, Singer, Songwriter, and Actor. She has
released several original music projects and videos. Her acting career is vastly
growing as she appears in a variety of stage and film projects. Carla is passionate
about the arts and welcomes the opportunities engage on stage
Some recent projects Carla has appeared in are “The Jackie Wilson Story”, with
Images Theater; “Polar Bears, Black Boys, and Prairie Fringed Orchids,” with
Celebration Arts Theater; and “MacBeth” with the MacBeth Project.
BJ Nash as GREMIA
BJ Nash is delighted to return to the Celebration Arts Stage for the third time to participate in The MacBeth Project. BJ’s love of Shakespeare and Celebration Arts Theater combine in MacBeth to create an experience of language, culture and drama that are both entertaining and educational. Inspired by the Project and grateful to be a part of this very talented group of actors led by our director Khimberly Marshall, who brings her wealth of knowledge and insightful leadership.
Larry Roberson as BAPTISTA
Larry “Lee” Roberson (actor, director) has been involved in theater for over 30 years and is excited to embark upon a new experience with this adaptation of the Shakespearean production “Taming of the Shrew” as Baptista. His last role was Lennox in “The MacBeth Project”, his prior credits are “Bynum” in August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”, “Bobo” in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, “Memphis” in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, “Troy Maxson” in Fences, “Solly Two Kings” in Gem of the Ocean, and “Reverend Avery” in Piano Lesson and a host of other plays, mainly depicting Black cultural experiences. Mr. Roberson is grateful for the opportunity to work with this dynamic team, once again, and hopes you enjoy the show.