Ito Aghayere is a 2016 Lucille Lortel Award nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play for her work in Danai Gurira’s critically acclaimed new play Familiar (Playwrights Horizons). Duke University (BA); Columbia University (MFA). Off Broadway: The Liquid Plain (Signature Theatre), Three Days To See (NYTW), The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, & Macbeth (Classic Stage Company). TV: “Blacklist,” “Doubt,” “Braindead”, “Orange Is The New Black,” “The Knick,” “Unforgettable,” “Forever.” Film: Logan Lucky (2017). www.ItoAghayere.com
New York credits: Emotional Creature (Signature Theatre), Please Continue (Ensemble Studio Theater), How To Live On Earth (Colt Coeur), Cherry Smoke (Working Theater), Downtown Race Riot (NYSF/Powerhouse Theater). Regional: Frankenstein (Denver Center), The Night Alive (John Drew/Guild Hall), On Clover Road (CATF), Emotional Creature (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The Great Immensity, (co-production with The Civilians at Kansas City Repertory Theatre). Proud member of Colt Coeur, EST, and the 52nd Street Project. Training: UNCSA.
Disaster!, A Year With Frog and Toad, On A Clear Day…, Wonderful Town, A Rockin Midsummer Night’s Dream. As a vocalist Saum has performed at NYC’s most acclaimed venues from Carnegie Hall to Brooklyn Bowl. Can be seen in the recent documentary “Midsummer in Newtown” which chronicles the healing power of the arts in Sandy Hook, CT. Saum also enjoys working with his ingenious family as the producers of The World Series of Poker on ESPN.
Jenn Harris is a NYC-based actor, producer and writer. Off Broadway: Silence! The Musical, Modern Orthodox (Lucille Lortel Award & Theatre World Award), All in the Timing, The Understudy, New Jerusalem and many wonderful regional productions. Films: Gayby (SXSW 2012), Better Living through Chemistry, A Case of You, Confessions of a Shopaholic. TV: High Maintenance, Difficult People, Younger, Alpha House, 30 Rock, Eastsiders, Bored to Death, The Laws & Orders. Her web series “New York is Dead” which she co-wrote, produced and stars in with Matthew Wilkas is premiering at The Tribeca Film Festival this year!
NYC: Empathitrax, How To Live On Earth, Everything Is Ours (Colt Coeur); Primal Play (New Georges); 52nd Street Project. REGIONAL: We Are Proud To Present…(Playmaker's Rep), One Night In Miami…(Baltimore Center Stage), By The Way Meet Vera Stark (Alliance Theatre), Map of Heaven (Denver Center), Dracula (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Commercials for KIA, AT&T, & others. National Theatre Conservatory (MFA). Company member, Colt Coeur.