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Jordan E. Cooper
Jordan E. Cooper
JORDAN E. COOPER (Playwright/Peaches) is an Obie Award-winning performer/playwright who was chosen to be one of Out Magazine’s “Entertainers of the Year.” Jordan was also featured on the final season of FX’s groundbreaking series “Pose” as MC Tyrone. He is the creator and showrunner of the Emmy-nominated sitcom “The Ms. Pat Show” which critics called “one of the most radical sitcoms of the modern era.” With Ain’t No Mo’, Jordan is now, at 27, the youngest playwright in Broadway history.
EDNA JACQUET (Passenger 1). Excited to make her Broadway debut telling this amazing story. Select Off-Broadway: Ain’t No Mo’ (the Public); Gloria: A Life (Daryl Roth). Select TV: “FBI: Most Wanted,” “City on a Hill,” “The Equalizer.” Select film: A Mouthful of Air, Salem’s Lot (upcoming). Written plays: Black Mother Lost Daughter (National Black Theatre), Girlfriend (Fire This Time). BA: Brown. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting. @fednajacquet.
MARCHÁNT DAVIS (Passenger 2) is a Philly native. Broadway: The Great Society. Off-Broadway: Ain’t No Mo’ (Passenger 2, Lucille Lortel and Audelco nods), The Public Theater. Film: The Day Shall Come and AJournal for Jordan. His children’s book ABoy and His Mirror is coming January 2023. He holds an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program. IG: @marchantdavis
SHANNON MATESKY (Passenger 3). Plays: Ain’t No Mo’ (Woolly Mammoth), Put Your House in Order (La Jolla Playhouse), Hit the Wall, How Long Will ICry? and The March (Steppenwolf). Shannon created Brooklyn’s Queer Abstract, writes for Chicago’s The Fly Honey Show and has been featured on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam.” BFA DePaul Theatre School.
EBONY MARSHALL-OLIVER (Passenger 4). Broadway: Chicken & Biscuits (Beverly). Off-Broadway: The Public Theater (Merry Wives, Ain’t No Mo’); Waterwell (7 Minutes); Clubbed Thumb (Bodies They Ritual). TV: “The Ms. Pat Show” (BET+), “Evil” (Paramount+). AMDA NY graduate. All love to my family and team at CLA! Let’s take this flight!
CRYSTAL LUCAS-PERRY (Passenger 5). Broadway: 1776 (John Adams, Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Ain’t No Mo’ (Lortel Award), A Bright Room Called Day (Antonyo nomination), Bull in a China Shop (LCT), LittleChildren Dream of God (Roundabout). Regional: 1776 (A.R.T.), The Taming ofthe Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare). TV/film: “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Last O.G.,” Goodnight Mommy (Amazon). MFA: NYU Graduate Acting. CrystalLucasPerry.com, Instagram @CrystalLucasPerry, Twitter @Crystal_LP.
u/s Peaches, u/s Passenger 2
NIK ALEXANDER (u/s Peaches, u/s Passenger 2) is ecstatic to be returning to Broadway. Nik was last seen in Hamilton as a standby for Hamilton and Burr. Other Broadway/tour credits include Motown the Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Jesus Christ Superstar. Music singles “Too Good To Be True” and “Take Me Back” are available on all digital platforms. @nikalexander90
u/s Passenger 3, u/s Passenger 4
JASMINN JOHNSON (u/s Passenger 3, u/s Passenger 4) is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut in Ain’t No Mo’. Recent credits include Off-Broadway: Blues for an Alabama Sky. TV: “The Equalizer,” “The Politician.” She is a proud graduate of The Juilliard School’s Drama Division. Endless thanks to her family, friends, students and teachers.
u/s Passenger 2, u/s Peaches
MICHAEL RISHAWN (u/s Passenger 2, u/s Peaches). Debut. Film: The Send Off (Cinequest), The Jump Off. Television: “Bunk’d” (Disney). Off-Broadway: Roundabout, The Flea. Regional: Echo Theatre, Studio Theatre, Hartford Stage, Old Globe, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare. Training: MFA, UCSD. To my entire team, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
u/s Passenger 5, u/s Passenger 1
KEDREN SPENCER (u/s Passenger 5, u/s Passenger 1). Broadway debut! Select regional: Toni Stone (Alliance Theatre/Milwaukee Rep); The Tempest, Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Theatre Co.). TV: NBC’s “New Amsterdam,” “Manifest,” “Law & Order: SVU”; “Search Party” (HBO); “Bull” (CBS). Film: Half Day (short), Reopening (short). MFA, FSU/Asolo Conservatory. For my family. Forthe Ancestors. @kedrenspencer
u/s Passenger 4, u/s Passenger 5
BRENNIE TELLU (u/s Passenger 4, u/s Passenger 5) is a first-generation West African actor/writer. Broadway debut. Theatre: HERE Arts (Asylum); Gibney Theatre (Doubt, Last Days of Judas Iscariot); Book-It Repertory Theatre (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings). Film: Swipe, B-Sides, Spectrum, Awry. Education: MFA in acting at Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University.
Emma Van Lare
Emma Van Lare
u/s Passenger 1, u/s Passenger 3
EMMA VAN LARE (u/s Passenger 1, u/s Passenger 3) is an MFA graduate of the American Conservatory Theater. Notable credits include the world premieres of Madhuri Shekar’s House of Joy and Marcus Gardley’s Lear. She was a finalist in the 2021 MACRO x The Black List Feature Screenwriter Incubator and is a 2021 Free the Arts Shay Fellow. She is repped by SMS Talent.