Tuesday, April 3, 2018

MARTIN’S TRUTH Written & Directed by Victor Vauban Jr.

Time:  2008.  
Place:  A Prison Cell.

Characters in order of appearance

Martin…………………………Xavier Michael

C.O Winter…………………...Janet Conroy-Quirk

Kavera………………………..Valery Vincent

Ugly Dog……………………..Duke Williams

Who’s Who . . .

Xavier Michael (Martin) "Since graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in 2017, Xavier has performed on several stages in both the East and West Coast.  His on-screen credits include Oprah's Master Class as well as Guy Guido's documentary film Madonna and the Breakfast Club.  Xavier is also an accomplished stage combatant, writer, and YouTube personality.  As an actor, his primary aim is to use storytelling to elevate the lives of the people who view his work."

Janet Conroy-Quirk (C.O. Winter) born in Manhattan, raised in The Bronx and Central Massachusetts. She holds a BA in Communications from Fordham University Rose Hill.  She enjoyed a rewarding career in social work for many years before returning to her first love of acting. Recent credits include Twelve Angry Jurors; The Twelve Dates Of Christmas; Women Behind Bars; A St Patrick's Day; A Sketch of New York; and Speed Court. Janet is a cast member of ‘Realize Your Beauty’, a non-profit organization which facilitates body positivity/ anti-bullying workshops and performances for youth.

Duke Williams (Ugly Dog) graduate of Buffalo State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Finance, as well as a minor in Theater Arts. Some credits include Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Ben in the Dumb Waiter & Elegba in The Brothers Size Duke will appear in "Derek is Funny" and "The Dirty Kind" executive produced by Michael Madsen, both expected to be on streaming services late 2018. www.dukewilliams.

Valery Vincent (Kavera) is a Brooklyn actor with a background in piano, and in different forms of Martial Arts including Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, and currently Kung-Fu. His number one role model as an actor is Denzel Washington. Mr. Vincent has big dream for his career. “I know it takes hard work.  It's adding value, inspiring others, adding to the constantly shifting and revolving culture. It's hard work and smart work. It's a beautifully damaging experience that requires blood, sweat, and tears, and in the end, it is the Masterpiece.”

Selear Duke (SM) actress, painter, sound tech and prop designer. Selear has been blessed to have undertaken a diverse selection of projects where she was able to show case her stage-managing skills. These include but not limited to “Truth”, “Dance Japan”, “It’s Still All about the Women”, “Enough VO5 for the Universe”, Phoebe Legere's "Speed Queen' and as part of “Harlem 21.” She is happy and excited to be part of this project and honored to be able to work with such a talented writer. 

Victor Vauban Junior (Playwright, Director) Mr. Vauban JĂșnior, is a former circus performer in love with the art of writing. As a dramatist, Mr. Vauban has had his works feature at the Writer’s Guild, The Guild magazine and have had his plays read at the Classical Theater of Harlem’s workshop.  He started his writings at the, “Writers in Performance” at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center under the tutelage of Mario Giacalone Program Director of the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, in 2012.  Mr. Vauban’s works are attentive to the inevitable dilemmas society has faced since the beginning of its history. As a circus performer he has taught at the social program of Cirque du Solei, Cirque du Monde and performed with a number of international circus companies such as: UniverSoul Circus, Gran Circus Norte-Americano, Beto Carrero Show, Gran Bartholo Circus and Circus Amok. Mr. Vauban is an eternal admirer of the arts and is always willing to share his passion for arts with his students, friends, and community. His “Brother Sou”, “B.I.R.D.S.”, “My Svengali”, “Florida - It’s Gonna be Friday”,“Zephyr”, “Alonzo & Helen”, “Don’t Tell Nobody I Cried”, and “Remember to Wear Your Uniform”.

Series D:  Sat, May 19th @ 3:30pm & Sun, May 20th @ 1pm

STEVE by Ian Eaton
After a tragic blow to his family, a young boy must determine if he should deal with a bully the easy way or the hard way.

MARTIN’S TRUTH by Victor Vauban Jr.
Human beings are in constant pursuit of happiness, acceptance, guidance and above all, love.  It couldn’t be different for Martin, a young African-American man who never had access in some commodities many take for granted.  The pursuit of his truth will lead him down unpredictable paths when he finds himself running with the big dogs.

FRAGILE HEROES By Joseph Lizardi
Two young Marines, one badly wounded, and a young nurse taking care of them, try desperately to understand their role in a war, (Vietnam War) that is destroying their young lives and faith in their government's handling of it.

The Strawberry One-Act Festival May 16, 2018 – May 27, 2018
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, NYC
Between 7th & 8th Avenue
Trains: B,D or E to 7th Avenue.  #1 train to 50th Street.

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