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Cast and Crew


tony-james Tony-James (Henry Brown) is a Performing artist from Lake Charles, La. “I enjoy singing and acting more specifically, but am passionate about The Arts in general.” Tony attended Northwestern State University, where he studied Voice Performance & Theatre Arts. “I’m so excited about my role as Henry Brown. I feel that this type of writing/work is perfect for inspiring the type of dialogue that needs to happen in the World’s Communities in regard to “Race” Relations today.” This is 2nd Itinerant Theater production that Tony James has been a part of.

mavaMaya Manuel (Susan) Maya Manuel, who plays the role of Susan, is proud to be joining the cast of Itinerate Theatre’s Race in her Itinerant Theatre debut. Originally from Camden, AR, Maya now resides in Lake Charles where she attends McNeese State University and studies as a theatre performing arts major. Some of her recent performances include the role of Inez in Jean Paul Sartre’s No Exit and Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis. Maya was also classically trained in dance by the late Connie Booth and vocally trained by Echo Sibley, a world renowned opera vocalist. Each performance is dedicated to her dance teacher Ms. Connie Booth who passed on her love of performing to Maya and hundreds of others.

michaelMichael Muffaletto (Charles Strickland) This marks the second role in an Itinerate Theatre production for Michael. His first role with Itinerate Theatre was “Mitch” in the two-man play Tuesdays With Morrie last year. Other notable performances include “Callahan” in Legally Blonde The Musical in 2014, “The Narrator” in Into The Woods, “Algernon Moncrieff” in The Importance Of Being Earnest in 2012 and “Lionel’ in Cinderella in 2011 all of which have been at ACTS. When he isn’t on stage, Michael enjoys playing Texas Hold’em at local casinos, watching movies and hanging out with friends. He is an instructor of Mathematics at McNeese State University.

jonathonJonathon Richards (Jack Lawson) was born in Irvine, California and lives in DeRidder, Louisiana. He studied theatre at McNeese for five years. Influenced by a wicked, undying desire to create, to contribute in any way possible to the arts, to influence and to inspire others in their creative processes and artistic endeavors–just as he has been inspired by the works of others such as Sam Rockwell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Samuel Beckett. He was recently seen in McNeese State University’s productions of The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh and Our Town by Thornton Wilder, as well as Itinerant Theatre’s staged reading of Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape.