Cast: Native Son

In alphabetical order by last name

 

Jamie Bauer

JAMIE BAUER - Mrs. Dalton - This is Jamie’s first show with SCT and she is excited and grateful to be working with such talented artists! Recent stage credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Quickly) and Twelfth Night (Maria) with Southwest Shakespeare Company. Jamie is a teaching artist and director with Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy and co-teaches SSC’s Summer Teen Conservatory. Jamie is currently working with Mesa Encore Theatre developing classes, specialty workshops, and outreach. She continues her professional training and studies with The Megaw Actors Studio. Thank you for supporting local theatre!

Micah Jondel DeShazer

MICAH JONDEL DESHAZER - Bigger Thomas - Micah is making his 2nd appearance on the beloved Stray Cat stage and couldn't be more ecstatic. Cherished credits include Passing Strange (iTheatre), Hair (DST) & The Flick (Stray Cat). This beautifully challenging piece was an incredible venture and one he could do again in a heartbeat; shout out to old friends De’Onte and Anne Lise, as well as new, Brittany, Joe, and Tayo! His heart and infinite thanks go out to his God, treasured family, dearest friends: Anthony, Yvette, Kalyn, Sabrina & Monica, and finally to the incomparable Ron for having him once again!

Jason Hammond

JASON HAMMOND - Jan Erlone - Jason is so happy to be back in Arizona after a decade away. This is his first show back in Phoenix, and what an honor to work with Stray Cat. Regional credits include the national tour of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Santa Claus), The Nerd (Willum), #ActorProblems (Me), Sondheim on Sondheim (Ensemble), No Sex Please, We're British (Brian), CATS (Gus), A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit). Proud graduate from Grand Canyon University. Big thanks to Ron, the cast and crew, my parents, Michael Kary, and Claude Pensis. Visit jasonmhammond.weebly.com for more ridiculousness.

Alan Johnson

ALAN JOHNSON - Black Rat - Alan is an actor with Dani's Agency. Primarily a screen actor, he has starred in films such as, Skeleton God, Faye's Redemption, Deadbeats and Doubtful Thomas. Currently he is in the following upcoming films and series: Nocturnal Activity, Dead Drop, Harleys Great Escape, The System and Not My Type. Alan is also the writer of the independent music video show, MiVidz. 

Brian Klein

BRIAN KLEIN - Britten - Brian is pleased to be back to play with The Stray Cat family. He was last seen in Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy. You will usually see Brian in his Board Member capacity for Stray Cat. As Vice President, Brian is thrilled to be a part of the behind-the-scenes action. Brian would like to thank Ron for this great opportunity.

Anne-Lise Koyabe

ANNE-LISE KOYABE - Hannah - Anne-Lise is thrilled to make her Stray Cat Theatre debut as Hannah in Native Son. Having performed in many theatres around the valley, she is ecstatic to get to work with this amazing company. This role is a much-needed challenge and a change from some of her recent roles which include: Sister Hubert in Nunsense, Oda Mae Brown in Ghost and Glinda in The Wiz. As the mother of two young African-American boys, this play is especially important to her and she hopes it will start some important conversations about race relations. Thank you to Ron and the entire cast and crew for taking on this story and for helping me grow through this amazing process. Thank you to my family for being a constant source of support and inspiration. Follow me on social media: Anne-Lise Koyabe / @annelisekoyabe

Joseph Kremer

JOSEPH KREMER - Mr. Dalton - Joseph is extremely honored to be back on stage at Stray Cat Theatre. Since 2003 Joseph has been involved with numerous projects with the kool kitty kats, including The Laramie Project, [sic], Learn To Be Latina, and All New People. Throughout the years, Joseph has worked with nearly every theatre company in the valley, along with winning 5 AriZoni Theatre Awards for Best Actor, receiving "Best Actor in Phoenix" honors by Phoenix New Times, and appearing in various TV commercials and films in both the US and abroad. Joseph would like to thank Ron, friends, family, the crew, and the cast for being so incredibly talented and giving.

De'Onte Lemons

DE’ONTE LEMONS - Buddy - De'Onte is elated to be in his very 1st production with Stray Cat Theatre. He recently just completed the improv program at Second City of Hollywood. He believes that rent prices in California are ridiculously expensive. Therefore he'll be living it up Arizona where it's a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus, no one is permitted to ride their horse up the stairs of the county court house, and a decree declaring that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up.

Tayo Talabi

TAYO TALABI - Bessie - Tayo is new actor in the local theatre scene. Through training with the Arizona actors Academy with Brandy Hotchner, she is a practicing method actor who is now making her debut show in the Valley. She would like to thank Stray Cat Theatre for giving her the opportunity; and the cast and crew, friends and family for their support.

Brittney Watson

BRITTNEY WATSON - Mary Dalton - Brittney is excited to be playing the role of Mary in her first show at Stray Cat. She has played such roles RoAnne, Kim, and Miss Borkowski in Good N Plenty, Dawn in All in the Timing, and Lucy in Dracula. She is a Theatre major at MCC and hopes to continue pursuing a career in the arts.