Current Production Cast
Battleship "Twelfth Night"
Join the intrepid crew of Battleship Twelfth Night as they journey across the solar system in search of love and riches!
Twins Sebastian and Viola are shipwrecked on the Battleship “Twelfth Night”, separated and believing each other to be dead. Beside herself with grief, Viola disguises herself as a boy and goes into the service of the Captain Orsino. The Captain, madly in love with the Olivia, sends Viola to woo on his behalf. What could possibly go wrong? Olivia falls in love with the cross-dressed Viola while Viola falls deep and fast for Orsino. Meanwhile, mischievous servants play painful pranks at each other’s expense. Heady chaos ensues as griefs, loves and deep human confusions collide, but fear not! Sweet resolution wins the day as friends, twins and lovers are reunited. Cross-dressing, hijinks and bittersweet hilarity soulful and irrepressible comedy.
Dannyelle Finch as VIOLA
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 ORSINO
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!!!
Jessica Janei as OLIVIA
Jessica Janei, who plays the role of Olivia, will be making her very first VIRTUAL stage appearance in “Battleship: Twelfth Night”. A native of New York, she began acting for film & television at the age of seventeen. She currently resides in Atlanta where she is working on perfecting her craft and working with various, talented local directors and independent filmmakers. She is thankful to all involved in making “Battleship: Twelfth Night” possible.
Conrad Crump as SIR TOBY
Conrad Crump is excited to be taking the stage for the first time with such an amazing cast and under the direction of an amazing director. As a proud product of Oak Park, some of Conrad's early roles include theatrical appearances with A Sound Vision, Inc., and with Celebration Arts Theater. His A Sound Vision, Inc. performances include: The Old Rugged Cross (Conrad), I See A Vision (Conrad), Sins Of A Father (Conrad), Olivia (Conrad). His Celebration Arts performances include: In The Red And Brown Water (The Egungun), Detroit 67 (Lank), and Spell #7 (ross). Conrad is a proud graduate of Sacramento City College, UC Berkeley, and USC's School of Public Policy, where he recently received his Master’s Degree. He is affectionately known as a navigator of political and social worlds, a weaver of a thousand threads aka relationships, The Michael Jordan of California politics, a speaker of truth to power, and the Karaoke King! Lastly, Conrad is a proud and loving father to his two daughters, Alannah and Alejah, who motivate him daily to succeed.
KT Masala as MARIA
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.
Noah Hayes as SIR ANDREW
Marques Buford as MALVOLIO
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.
Shaunta-Mae Alexander as SEBASTIAN
Shaunta-Mae is a California native. She fell in love with performing arts as a young child. She has had her hands in theater, poetry, film, and radio. Some of her works include performing in A Raisin In The Sun, Cinderella, A Time For Change and most recently, the virtual performance of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. After graduating from high school, she attended Shaw University, the first Historically Black College and University of the south where she later received her B.A. in Mass Communications with an area of concentration in Electronic Media Production. Shaunta-Mae is also the author of the Newly released children’s book series, entitled “Dear Little Me” The first book of the series titled “It’s Moving Day” was released in October of 2020. Her second book titled “ Hello Butterfly” is slated to be released Mid May of 2021. She recently fell in love with Shakespeare and hasn’t turned back. She is grateful for the opportunity that has been afforded to her and looks forward to continuing the work of The Macbeth Project with such an amazing team.
Dawn Taylor, Esq. as ANTONIA
Dawn has performed in a handful of stage and new media productions over the years, including “In the Blood” by Suzan-Lori Parker and the
new web series “HOMEWORK.” Look for Dawn in the upcoming feature film, “Kamya” and in the upcoming web series, “Chics Like Us.” In addition
to acting, Dawn is in love with belly dance and performs with the Meridian Dance Company in Baltimore, Maryland. Dawn is thrilled to be a part of the Twelfth Night cast and is grateful to be working with such a talented group.
Patrice Burnett as NARRARATOR/PILOT/OFFICER CURIO/PRIEST
Patrice Burnett has been active in the performing arts since 2009. What started with improv comedy has expanded to include acting and singing performances. Her acting experience ranges from stage to film with a focus on working with local independent artists in Sacramento.
Playing Malcolm in The Macbeth Project's production of Macbeth at Celebration Arts was her first Shakespearean play. She deeply appreciated the beauty of the language, vision of the director, and mission of the Macbeth Project. Along with the support of an extremely talented cast, she looks forward to bringing Twelfth Night to life.
Jewelyn Williams - MARKETING CONSULTANT
Jewelyn Williams, between 1991 – 1994, along with the MLK, Jr. Celebration weekend, she was tasked with marketing the Art Exhibit that she contributed to this community event for three years. Jewelyn started her marketing/promoting career on a grass roots level, she used word of mouth and included local artist, and students from the community K-12. She encourages through involvement marketing event and our exhibit. From 2014 – present,
She partnered with a few small businesses to assist with their marketing/promotions. Jewelyn had the privilege of working with a Sacramento Jazz Artist and together they brought to Sacramento three different concert series.
Scott M. Williams - TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Scott M Williams I started working for the Sacramento Fire Department in 1995. I worked through the ranks and now I am the Assistant Chief of Information Technology and Communications. I oversee the 911 center and all things electronic. During my tenure, I built the Fire Department’s Roku channel. I am in the process of building our production studio. That process led to a hobby of becoming a Film Producer. This hobby has led me to becoming a freelancer in the Film & TV industry. I landed a position at Access Sacramento working on the live TV production truck working as a Camera Operator, Audio Engineer and Technical Director. I was Access Sacramento's TV Rookie of the Year. Through Access Sacramento, I’ve made numerous contacts which led me to work as a Production Assistant & COVID-19 Compliance Officer for HGTV, Red Bull, Raley’s and Clear Choice Dental. In addition to the above credits, I worked on several film shorts. My goal is to become a Producer in the industry. Using my knowledge, skills and abilities, I want to help others achieve their goals by mastering this unique skillset.