MEET THE CAST & CREW OF MEDEA @ 6.
Nina Domingue* (Medea Colchis) is Educational Staff at the 2015 Tony Award Winning Cleveland Play House. Credits, Project1Voice: Home (Jim Pickens, Dale Shields), It Hasn’t Always Been This Way (Off Broadway, Diane McIntyre) Venus, (The Venus Hottentot, Cleveland Public Theatre) Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Quickly, Great Lakes Theater Festival) for colored girls (lady in red, Karamu House, Terrence Spivey) Solo Shows: No Child... (CPT), The Little Mermaid (CPH, Pamela DiPasquale) NY Fringe: Ya Mama! Independent Film: Bringing Henrietta to Life (Henrietta Lacks) Awards: Best Actress, Cleveland Theatre Collective, lady in red.
Alison Garrigan (Janet Shanley) has been seen on most of Cleveland's professional stages for many years. Favorite roles include Tamora in Titus: A Grand and Gory Rock Musical (for which she was also lyricist), Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, all at Cleveland Public Theatre; Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Lakeland); Mazeppa in Gypsy at Great Lakes Theater; Elaine in The Dying Gaul (Beck Center); and Cassius in Julius Caesar (Cleveland Shakespeare Festival), to name a very few. Alison is founder and Executive Artistic Director of Talespinner Children's Theatre.
Jason Ananias Dixon (Jason Argonite)
Joel Hammer* (Charles Burson) has worked extensively at Dobama Theatre where he was last seen as Tommy in The Night Alive. He has collaborated with Scott Miller on The Goat or Who is Sylvia, The Seafarer, Dead Man's Cellphone, God of Carnage and Made in America. He is happy once again, to be working with Scott and looks forward to future projects.
Jamkeka Dent (Nina) is by every meaning of the phrase a "Theatre Enthusiast." She has been involved in several theatres throughout Cleveland. Most recently she was featured in The Karamu House Production of 'Repairing a Nation'. Last year, also courteousy of Karamu, she played Bunny in 'Detroit '67'. She played several roles in CPT's 'Light the Lights: Ole Moses CLE' playing several characters But her talents don't end on stage. She has served as Assistant Director and Stage Manager several times throughout the City. While she is extremely grateful for all the opportunities she has been given. She's thankful for all the growth and incite she's recieved from Doctor Miller and her castmates in this experience here at Ensemble Theatre.
Keith Kornajcik (Donald) is delighted to be participating in the birth of this new play. Most recently, Keith played "Man" in a staged-reading of "Cleveland" as part of the Mac Wellman Homecoming Festival and Barry Champlain in "Talk Radio" with the Broadview Heights Spotlights. He has worked with small theaters all over the Cleveland area, including: Bad Epitaph, Beck Center, Charenton, Karamu, and others. He is probably best known as a regular company member with the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, with whom he has performed for 15 years. When not treading the boards, Keith can be seen fronting avant-rock band Home and Garden. He would like to thank Barb and Scott Krauss and the ever-lovely Rochelle.
Kaila Benford (Ms. Smedley) was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio where she attended the Cleveland school of the arts high school as a theater major. She then graduated and went to Ohio University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater performance. There she was active in multiple student produced shows, produce her own show and was cast in Ohio University's As you Like It (Madame Le Beu). She was also recently in the production of Objectively/Reasonable (cast) done by Playwrights local. Kaila believes strongly in the power of the arts to heal our community, our heart and our mind. She would like to thank her family, friends/fellow co artist for their support and love.
Charles Hargrave (Gerald) is a Cleveland State University graduate, with a BA in performance. Currently, he is the technical director, as well as an actor, for Talespinner Children's Theatre. He has also performed with Ohio City Theatre Project, Clague Playhouse, Mamai Theatre Co., Cleveland Public Theatre, and several years of Ingenuity Festival. Lastly, he has sound designed for multiple productions around Cleveland, at theaters such as Clague Playhouse, Con-con Theatre, and Dobama, among others.
Ari Bailey (Aiyana) is a current Sophomore at Cleveland School of the Arts. Aside from being an actress, she is a dancer and writer, and trains to be a director in the future. She has portrayed the lead characters in, Varsity as "Jodi", "Atossa" in the Greek tragedy, The Persians, "Cattleya" in Cattleya, "Jatou" in Boundless Grace etc... Ari is excited to continue her training at CSA as a theatre major. She wants to thank God, her parents, family and friends, for their continuous love and support.
Jaytiona Wells (Lee Lee) is a 16 year old actress. She has been acting since the age of 7. She has been in numerous plays such as: Twilight Los Angeles 1992 in which she played a juror by the name of Maria, Black Sun in which she played a woman by the name of Lorraine, Christmas Carol in which she played a female Ebenezer Scrooge, and many more. She credits most of her success to her family as they are her biggest support system. She hopes to continue acting and inspiring many people.
*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.