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The Mountaintop Cast & Crew Bios

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The Mountaintop Cast Bios
All Photos by Ron Abrams unless noted

Cast:
Kevin Majors (Martin Luther King Jr.) is a Retired SFC with 26 dedicated years to the United States Army. He is an accomplished actor who began his acting career in Indianapolis, Indiana where he participated in numerous high school plays. Kevin’s long list of credits includes: commercials, corporate videos, and an appearance on Showtime at The Apollo. His TRG performances include Miss Evers’ Boys, Black Nativity, Dearly Departed, Spell #7, Riff Raff, and In the Blood, for which he won the ATAC Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Jessica Mitchell (Camae) grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida where at a young age she discovered a love for acting. Although scattered in plays since childhood, it was recently that she began her professional work in plays such as Trials and Tribulations: Silhouettes of a Woman’s Story, playing the role of Tabitha; followed by the Bent not Broken production of You Passed Me By, in which she played the role of Shawna. These plays also showcased in Atlanta, GA. And Cocoa, FL., respectively. She is also a writer and spoken word performer, and brings her love of the arts into all that she does. She is committed to her craft and continues to pursue her dreams in the field of acting while studying for her Masters in marriage and family therapy at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX.

Dan Walker, III (Martin Luther King Jr./US) discovered his love for the stage as a child and developed in the areas of Theatre and Vocal music ever since. He studied Theatre throughout High School and was awarded Best Supporting Actor in competition. He has appeared in “Porgy & Bess”; “Our Town”; “West Side Story”; and “Into the Woods” among others. This marks Dan’s 4th TRG Production which includes “Black Nativity”; “A Raisin in the Sun” and the Act One Series. He also has voice-over experience and pursuing film work. Dan would like to express gratitude to God, TRG, and his family and friends for the years of support.

Tori Foutz (Camae/US) is a native Texan and mother of three beautiful kids. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Psychology at Texas A&M San Antonio. She has had a flare for drama all of her life. She has done numerous productions with TRG, and her next is in March in Crumbs from the Table of Joy as Lily. She is grateful to her family and friends for their love and support.

The Mountaintop Crew Bios
All Photos by Ron Abrams unless noted

Bill Lewis (Director/Artistic Director) grew up in Ohio and graduated from Fisk University. Raisin in the Sun takes place in Chicago where he spent several years in radio, television, theater and graduate school. He has spent four decades working and teaching in theater. Bill lives in San Antonio with his wife, Beverly, to whom he is grateful for her faith, unconditional love and support which has allowed him to play again in the briar patch. Andrew Jacobi Jeter (Asst. Director/Stage Manager) is eager to be working with The Renaissance Guild in this production. Andrew is a major art enthusiast; he has his own Creative Arts Company called Love to Live. He has an extensive list of performance which includes Frames, A Chorus Line, A Christmas Carol, Mame, A Raisin in the Sun, Fame, You Can’t Take it With You, and Arsenic & Old Lace. This does not include productions or events in which he has produced and/or other technical work. Andrew would like to express gratitude to every person who has helped him to continue his dreams. For Andrew’s future shows and events visit www.andrewjacobi.com Matthew Merritt (Asst. Stage Manager) is excited to be a part of his first TRG production. He has a passion for theatre and his most recent performance was in Ragtime (Ensemble) with The Playhouse San Antonio. His hobbies includes theatre, singing, volunteering, and working. He plans to continue working with the theater community for years to come.

Steve Wire ~ Set & Lighting Designer/Technical Director

Clifford Ross (Set Construction) hails from Los Angeles, CA. He moved to San Antonio in 2000 and has been volunteering with TRG since 2003. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2005 and decided to stay in San Antonio. He has performed in A Raisin in The Sun, Miss Evers’ Boys, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fabulation or the Re-Education of Undine, numerous ActOne series and also directed “Off the Wagon”, another ActOne series short play.

Kathrine Johnson (Costume Designer) specializes in custom sewing for costumes and weddings. She studied Master Design Tailoring in Philadelphia and has operated her own company, New Creations-making Fabric Fit Fantasy here in San Antonio for over 20 years. She has worked with families and theatres in San Antonio including The Playhouse, Harlequin, Close/Seale Productions, the Carver and Woodlawn and is now Costume Designer for TRG. Some corporate clients include: Top Chef, HEB and IBC and many production companies. Recently she received the Costume Design award from ATAC for “When Pigs Fly,” with Woodlawn Black Box Theatre. She is very excited to be working on this production.

Diane Hannah (Marketing Director) is honored to be a part of the TRG team. She has a BA in Communications from Texas Southern University. Her most joyous moments are attending her son’s sporting events and watching her daughter, Taylore, perform in TRG stage productions and other performances. Diane attends New Creation Christian Fellowship where she serves as a licensed minister. She is also the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of FAITH Magazine.

Evonne Nathaniel (Advertising Coordinator) was born in Ft Ord, California to military, native Texan par-ents. Music has been a part of her life since the age of four when Evonne joined the youth choir at her local church. Recognizing their children’s natural harmony and singing ability; Evonne’s parents pushed her and her two older siblings to develop their own musical style. In 2007, Evonne graduated from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas wit Bachelor’s in Business Management. While attending TSU, Evonne further honed her signature mellow jazz sound. This is Evonne’s fourth time in Black Nativity. Evonne is a vo-cal director and board member for The Renaissance Guild.

Lisa Burnette (Hair & Makeup Artist)
received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She is currently a Special Education for the San Antonio Independent School District; currently working on her Masters in Guidance and Counseling. She is a member of the San Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, inc. She is also a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

Belinda Hercule (Marketing Assistant) has been with TRG since its inception. She worked closely with Paul Riddle, Jr. as his marketing assistant and continued on after his passing. Belinda is a retired appraiser from the Bexar Appraisal District and attends Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. She enjoys being a part of TRG’s growth in the community.

Ella Edwards (House Manager) is no stranger to the stage as she has been performing for over 20 years. She is really excited to be working again with the Renaissance Guild. She performed as a Citizen in The Wiz Stage and Managed Miss Evers Boys. When she is not performing she can be found writing or working on issues concerning children and the elderly. She is thankful for her children and family. She is also excited about returning to school to work on her Ph.D.

Nerryl Williams (Production Assistant) is honored to be making her TRG debut with such an amazing production. Mrs. Williams has been married for 26 years with 3 beautiful children.

Ron Abrams ~ Photographer

Danielle King (Producer) is a Christian, Co-Founder of TRG, and founder of DramaChild Productions.
She has been the recipient of several ATAC Awards and tries to stay busy using her craft and teaching it to others. Some of her upcoming projects will be in March- “In their Shoes”; and in April with Theatre For Change’s live reading of the pilot episode of Region 8, written by Shannon Ivey and Windell Middlebrooks of ABC “Body of Proof”, at Texas Lutheran University on April 4th 9 (free) and at The Empire Theatre on April 6th. (iamregion8.com)
She is honored to work with such an outstanding group of people who have given so much for this show!
Special “shout-up” to Paul Riddle, Jr.; her business partner, business/husband, co-founder, counselor, big brother, community activist, prayer warrior, unstoppable force, pain in the butt, and most of all, best friend! “Love you-Kiss you-Mean it!” dramachildproductions@yahoo.com


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