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THE CAST OF NOIR

Cast of June 2024

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BRANDON STANNARD

AS "DR. GOOD"

Brandon Stanard is a multifaceted talent who graces the stage as a servant to God first and an actor, entrepreneur, creative, and project manager second. Currently collaborating with philanthropist, humanitarian, and comedian Red Grant, as well as comedian Pierre Edwards; Mr. Stanard has had the privilege of working alongside esteemed individuals such as Tip Harris, Katt Williams, Tommy Davidson, Mark Curry, Monique, David & Tamela Mann, Kim Burrell, Kierra Sheard, Brandon Maclin, and more. Engaging in notable performances like “Chocolate City Records” directed by Dr. Lovail Long "A Raisin In The Sun" directed by Toby Palmer, “Someway Somehow” directed by Joshua Jenkins and Anthony Brown, “Mother’s of Old” “Nailed Scarred Hands” & “A Hopeville Christmas” all directed by Shannon Whren.

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TIFFANY STROTHER

AS "TATI BADU"

Tiffany Strother was born and raised in Washington DC. She studied theater arts at the University of the District of Columbia in which she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree. She is a mother and works as a Drama teacher for DCPS. Tiffany was an extra in the feature film “The Adjustment Bureau” with Matt Damon. Her stage credits include “ The Coffee Cafe”, “Behind the Mask”, “Homegirls”, “Colored Museum”, “The Wiz” and “Annie” with UDC Theatre. She performed in “What Doesn’t Kill Me” with City At Peace DC and “Saving Us Saints” with Heralds of Hope. Tiffany also had the honor of performing “Ego Tripping” for Nikki Giovanni in 2007. She has stage managed shows such as “A Day of Atonement” with the African Continuum Theatre and “Rough Draft of My Life” by Under the Spells Production. She has appeared in several SDH productions which includes “What Life Has In Store”, “Make A Change 2 Keep Some Change” and “Judge Me Not” which was featured at Tribe Fest DC, DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival, Capital Fringe 2019. She has appeared in the stage play “Love Is Still Blind”. She also appeared in the play “My Boyfriend’s Wife” which has over 400K views on Youtube and the web series “He Loves Me, He Loves You Not”. She enjoys writing, dancing and traveling with her family.Tiffany choreographed and stage managed 101 Dalmatian Kids in 2023. Her recent stage credits include Crucified, Grease with a Side of Mumbo Sauce and A Raisin in the Sun. She will make her directorial debut in May/June 2024.

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KIRJAH HOOPS

AS "MRS. GOODE"

Kirjah comes as an ATL native new to the DMV acting community. Her most recent accolades include her depiction of the beloved character "Squeak" in The Color Purple presented by Black Rock Center of the Arts. Kirjah has placements in a number of magazines including BOLD JOURNEY ATL, BEAUNU MAGAZINE, BLACK MAGAZINE and VOYAGE ATL. She has also made appearances on fan favorites including Love and HIp Hop ATL. She brings a unique creativity to the stage and is looking forward to more acting opportunities to come. "I have always harbored a deep affection for the creative arts. Growing up as a foster child

presented challenges that taught me about self-love, security, self-worth, and confidence. I want to use my passion in arts to help others find the strength to follow
their own dreams".

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DANIEL YOUNG

AS "ALEX"

Daniel Young is a recent Graduate from Bowie State University where he studied Theater Arts with a concentration in acting/directing. Daniel has been acting for more than eleven years and has performed in many plays and musicals. His recent credits include: Man(Understudy), in the Helen Hayes nominated, My Mamma and the Full-Scale Invasion, Jimmy Early in Dreamgirls, Cash in the Telly Award Winning- Dancing On the Air, Bernstein/Mr. Martin/Ensemble in “Little Shop of Horrors”, Mr. Warbucks in “Annie”, Peter in “The Boardroom”, Bernardo in “West Side Story”, Peter in Witnesses to the Cross and more. Daniel also had his directing debut, directing the virtual production of Noonie & Rocky or Noonie & Rocky in 2020. In addition to directing and acting, Daniel has recently begun his venture into playwriting. He is honored to be a part of this production and is embracing what the future holds.

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CARL STEWART

AS "MEL"

Carl Stewart is an actor and voice actor from New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his degree and training from Howard University. Carl has worked with theatres including Imagination Stage and Olney Theatre Center for the latter's 73rd National Players Tour. He gives thanks and warmest regards to the crew and cast of "NOIR," as well as God and his family.

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TERRENCE GRIFFIN

AS "TAE"

A Southern Maryland resident, Bowie State University graduate, and Seidel Fellow at 1st Stage, Terrence is excited to make his first professional theatrical appearance in “NOIR.” In other productions, Terrence played “Trouble/ Doctor” in “In The Blood” by Susan Lori Parks and “Omari” in Dominique Morriseau’s “Pipeline.” Terrence is also a voice actor who was recently heard as “Joseph Rouleau” in the award-winning “The Everything is OK Show,” written and directed by Milo Ferguson. Regarding “NOIR,” Terrence hopes the play resonates with you as much as it does for him.

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MEL BURWELL

AS "GRANDMA/AUNT TEE"

Mel Burwell has been performing in theater productions since the age of 15. As a Theater Performance major at North Carolina Central University, she has performed, written, directed, and choreographed many of the theater department productions. She has also worked with the National Black Theater Festival for the last two years under such actors as Lamman Rucker and Phylicia Rashad. Mel has been in such productions as The Color Purple, For Colored Girls, Mama’s Child, and Sarafina. She has written and directed plays such as Behind These Walls, Emmitt, Diary of Eve, What Kind of Man, and most recently NOIR. She looks forward to continuing her passion and desire for theater.

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ALEXANDER HAMMETT 

AS "DESMOND"

Alexander Hammett is a Maryland born filmmaker who thrives from making content that shows people of color in different genres. He has won awards for acting and directing, and often works in the lighting department. He started off working onstage and in tech in theater, and continued onward into film once he got into George Mason University. If there was one thing he would tell you, it would be,“I just want to make the things I loved to see as a kid with people who look like me. The more people I can inspire to make the things they love, the better.” Alex continues to surround himself with likeminded people in order to continue to make this goal become reality.

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Cast of April 2024

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DOMINIQUE FOX

AS "DR. GOOD"

Known for his comedic presence on social media, Dominique is a rising star based in the D.C. metropolitan area. He is a determined and passionate actor with experience working in the film and theater worlds alike. He has performed at the Lincoln Theatre (in "The Giz") and Bethesda Theater. Dominique is also an active member of the Partycrasherz and DC Black Broadway.

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TIERA (MISS TEE) WRIGHT

AS "TATI BADU"

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Tiera's journey began with a passion for singing at the tender age of 9. She's graced the stage with renowned go-go bands such as Tob, Reaction Band, and Proper Utensils. Now, she brings her talents to a new stage—theatre! Having earned performance credits with DC Black Broadway, Tiera is an emerging artist with incredible talent that has graced local stages. She aspires to expand her talent to audiences worldwide.

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INDEAH WOODS

AS "MRS. GOODE"

Indeah is a Maryland-bred singer/songwriter who is embracing her passion of acting in her debut role as"Mrs. Goode" in “NOIR.” Her mother signed her up at eight years old for an actor’s guild. Her time there was formative and equipped her with the skills to land roles in several plays during grade school. In later years, Indeah honed in on her lifelong love for music, performing in open mics and singing competitions. All the while, Indeah shared a love for many art forms, anywhere from songwriting to painting and even beauty. She has worked as a professional makeup artist and hair stylist for television and special events since 2018. Indeah has loved working backstage for the past few years, but is ready to present her talents in front of the curtain.

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ISAIAH ROZAE WOODS

AS "ALEX"

Isaiah hails from Waldorf, Maryland, where he cultivated his sultry vocals and his fusion of electric hip hop with the art of storytelling. His musical influence stems from his church upbringing and his mother who sang with a touring gospel choir. On April 16, 2011, Isaiah prepared to send his brother off to prom and to perform later that evening when he was suddenly shot in the head. Miraculously, he survived, but lost his eyesight. Determined to not lose his artistic vision, Isaiah assumed the artist name "Envizion" and used his disability to magnify his musical abilities. Isaiah graduated cum laude from Bowie State University and continues create timeless music that inspires his growing fan base.

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CARL STEWART

AS "MEL"

Carl Stewart is an actor and voice actor from New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his degree and training from Howard University. Carl has worked with theatres including Imagination Stage and Olney Theatre Center for the latter's 73rd National Players Tour. He gives thanks and warmest regards to the crew and cast of "NOIR," as well as God and his family.

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TERRENCE GRIFFIN

AS "TAE"

A Southern Maryland resident, Bowie State University graduate, and Seidel Fellow at 1st Stage, Terrence is excited to make his first professional theatrical appearance in “NOIR.” In other productions, Terrence played “Trouble/ Doctor” in “In The Blood” by Susan Lori Parks and “Omari” in Dominique Morriseau’s “Pipeline.” Terrence is also a voice actor who was recently heard as “Joseph Rouleau” in the award-winning “The Everything is OK Show,” written and directed by Milo Ferguson. Regarding “NOIR,” Terrence hopes the play resonates with you as much as it does for him.

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ERIN LAWS

AS "GRANDMA/AUNT TEE"

Erin is a singer, songwriter, and actress from the DMV area who is pursuing a professional music and acting career. when performing musically, she goes by the stage name "Soirée." Erin has performed at multiple venues in Maryland and D.C. and has debuted in several sold out plays over the years—strengthening her skills along the way. soirée has released music internationally that can be found on major digital music platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify. Erin is quite the comedian and considers stand up comedy as another performance area to pursue... 'cause she’s got jokes and a big personality.

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ALEXANDER HAMMETT 

AS "DESMOND"

Alexander is an actor and film director born and raised in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Alexander graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video Studies and concentration in Directing. Throughout the years, he has honed his craft and strived to play roles that portray people of color in a way that helps others see them as more than just stereotypes. He has performed in “In the Heights,” “The Gondoliers,” “Cinderella,” “The Man of La Mancha,” and “The Wiz.” Although Alexander is more recently known for his work in film, he originally worked in theater and is glad to be back on stage.

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