ThurgoodBy George Stevens, Jr.
A powerful play by George Stevens, Jr. based on the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall.
From a childhood in the back alleys of Baltimore to the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Marshall overcame many adversities. A journey of epic proportions, Thurgood is an eye-opening, humorous, and uplifting portrait of a true American hero.
Strong, full of energy and zeal
MONTAE RUSSELL This veteran television, theatre, and film actor is pleased to make his Florida Studio Theatre debut. He was seen on NBC’s ER for fifteen seasons as Paramedic Dwight Zadro, and won the SAG Award for Best Dramatic Ensemble four times. His film and cable credits include The Player’s Club, HBO’s Laurel Avenue, TNT’s Lily in Winter opposite Natalie Cole and Marla Gibbs; a three year stint on One Life to Live; and has made countless television episodic appearances -- Shameless, Detroit 187, Cold Case, to name a few. His extensive stage credits range from Broadway’s King Hedley II, A Few Good Men, Prelude to a Kiss to Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and Fences at the Kennedy Center, the NY Public Theatre’s East Texas Hotlinks, The Cleveland Playhouse’s African American production of The Glass Menagerie. Recent regional performances are Thurgood (Pittsburgh Public Theater), The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry, (Los Angeles Theatre Center). He has performed in 9 of the 10 August Wilson plays, and will soon become the first actor to appear in all 10. He’s a University of Pittsburgh grad, and earned his MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. He’s a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and is active in the South Los Angeles area with his non-profit organization Successful Youth Los Angeles. For more info: MontaeRussell.com. When praises go up, you know the rest…
Director | Kate Alexander
Scenic Designer | Bruce Price
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Dave Upton
Production Stage Manager | Kelli Karen*
Stage Manager | Garry Allan Breul*
*Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.