“Wake Up To Life: Out of the Ashes” Actors

Roxana Bell has been seen on both community and professional NE Ohio stages since she was a child. Most recently, Roxana performed as an ensemble member of “Ragtime” at Broadview Heights Spotlights (2019) and in the devised theater piece, Central Concern, at Cleveland Public Theatre (2019). Some other favorite credits include: Stellaluna and Other Tales (Stellaluna), Man of La Mancha (Antonia), Macbeth (Banquo), and Akarui (Ensemble). Theater training: Michael Howard Studios (NYC, Summer Conservatory) and Freehold Theater (Foundation Courses, Seattle). By day, Roxana is a Licensed Social Worker and completed a Master’s in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University (2018). In pandemic times, Roxana has found herself doing a lot of singing on Zoom. She will be thrilled when live theater returns!

Sabrina McPherson is an African American Actress. Her career began after graduating from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting with a degree in Television and Radio Broadcasting & Production. After producing and hosting several local TV segments, she became interested in adding Acting to her body of work. Sabrina has performed at the Playhouse Square’s, Hanna Theater in “A Son is Given: An Urban Ballet”, played the role of Lady In Green in “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” as a part of Project1Voice and has played an array of roles in stage plays in and around the Cleveland area, taking her work as far as Phoenix, Arizona. Sabrina has landed principal roles in the films, “With This Ring” and “Surviving Compton” both of which premiered on Lifetime Movie Network

Sharron McPherson-Foxx is a singer and actor who has directed several productions including “The Lynching of Effie Childs,” “The Row,” and “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.” She is a Karamu Award winner for her work in “Constant Star” at Dobama Theater, Directed by Margret Ford Taylor. Her acting credits include “Sweet Charity,” “Doubt,” “Tommy,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” and “Once On This Island,” among others. She has appeared as an extra in the films “Against the Ropes,” directed by Charles Dutton and “Captain America, The Winter Soldier” directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. Sharron can currently be seen in the Toronto Clack Film Festival award winning film short, “Resurrection of the Last Black Man 08:46,” directed by Terrence Spivey. She has been an independent Teach Artist for over 15 years. She is the co-founder of Maiden Voyage Theatre Ensemble, which specializes in presenting works primarily by and for women of color. Sharron currently works as Executive and Production Assistant with Powerful Long Ladder Theater. She is also a sought-after Background Vocalist and was featured in her solo project, Foxx & Co., Afterthought and the NuSoul Band, and Wish You Were Here (a premier Pink Floyd tribute band).

Caorl McAfee returns to acting after an exciting stint as director and program director of EN-RICH-MENT of Stark County with credits such as “Anne and Emmett”, “Midnight Cry”, and “Dr. Newheart’s Christmas Cure”, along with adaptations, “Beauty and The BEAT” (Beauty and The Beast), and EN-WIZ-MENT (The Wiz).  Acting credits include leads such as Billie Holiday in “Blue, Miss Billie”, Sharon in “Daybreak’s Children”, Josephine Baker in “THE BLACK PEARL”; Effie White in “DREAMGIRLS”, as well as supporting roles such as Mattie Cheeks in “NO NIGGERS, NO JEWS, NO DOGS”, Mrs. Fleming in “Heather’s The Musical”,  ‘Woman in Brown’ in “FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE, WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF ”, “A, My name is Alice”, “The Taming of The Shrew” and Mrs. Mueller in “DOUBT, A PARABLE”, to name a few.  Her gifts and talents spread internationally on a European tour with The Golden Gospel Singers of Harlem New York and afforded her the honor of acting opposite the late legendary, Ruby Dee, in “FROM BREAST CANCER TO BROADWAY”.  A grandmother of seven, Caorl aims to continue utilizing The Arts to inspire, change lives, and strengthen communities.    

Luther Robinson AKA Pete Robinson, is Cleveland born professional Actor/Director. Long time member of SAG-AFTRA he has appeared in several Motion Pictures in the 70’s and 80’s and hundreds of stage production across the Country. His film credits include: “Up Your Ally”, “ Down on Us”, “Our Winning Season”, “G.O.R.P.”, ”Wacko”, . His Recent stage productions include:  “AS You Like It”, “Winter’s Tail”,  “Two Trains Running”, “Ceremonies and Dark Old Men”, “The Bloodless Jungle”, “Driving Miss Daisy”, “You Can’t Take It with You”, “Of Mice and Men”.    He is a former US Marine and winner of Purple Heart among other Citations.  

Michelle Sanders Though Michelle Sanders is a Detroit native, she has been living in Cleveland for 9 years. She has appeared in various theatre productions throughout college while graduating with her BFA from MSU. She is excited to appear on stage again and looks forward to acting more in the future. She currently works as a Fashion Designer for a local company within the city. In her free time, she writes, creates art, reads, and designs. She can be reached via Instagram @fashnoir.

Tamicka Scruggs received her Bachelor’s Degree in Television/Film at Clark Atlanta University. She is currently the Assistant property manager at Mt. Hermon Good Samaritan. Tamicka has been seen most recently in the AMC’s series ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘The Gateway, Lifetime movie ‘With this Ring’, and on Showtime in the documentary ‘Murder in the Park’.  She has performed in many theatres around Northeast Ohio including the Dobama Theatre, Near West Theatre, Weathervane Playhouse, Karamu, Blank Canvas Theatre, The Fine Arts Association and involved in many reenactments with the television show ‘Crime stoppers’. Theatre and acting is obviously a passion of Tamicka’s but she also loves to coach basketball and write music.  

Corbin B. Self is a Cleveland native. After graduating from Benedictine High School, he studied Theatre at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. He’s been in productions such as, “Julius Caesar: Set in Africa” (Karamu House), “A Member of the Wedding” (Beck Center), “Statements After An Arrest Under the Immortality Act” (Convergence-Continuum), he also played the lead role of Rahsaan in the short film “2nd Shift” (2006), which aired on BET’s Independent Film Channel.

Tina Stump is a vocalist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. When COVID-19 shuttered theaters, she was playing a no-nonsense police sergeant in a new work entitled Breakout Session at Cleveland Public Theatre. Prior to that, she was “experienced” as the Nanny in Wanderlust, a local immersive theater premiere. Recent roles include Lucinda/Bird/Mistress Manners in Ella Enchanted at Dobama Theatre, Medda Larkin in the regional premiere of Newsies at Porthouse Theatre, and Armelia in Ain’t Misbehavin’. Favorite performances include: Into the Woods (The Witch), Children of Eden (Storyteller), Man of La Mancha (Maria) and The Gospel According to Broadway (Pontius Pilate’s Wife) at the Hackney Empire Theatre, London. Tina is tickled to finally get to work with her other mother, Sue Johnson.  

Marvin Vance Jr. is from Cleveland,Ohio. He has been acting for over 19 years and done numerous  independent films and web series..you may have seen him appear on TV One’s Fatal Attraction and Oxygen’s Snapped Killer Couples.. He has also  done over 30 different stage productions such as August Wilson’s “Fences” and “King Headley II” where he played the lead as King. Other credits include “Raisin in The Sun” where also played the lead character Walter Lee and the 2002 Pulitzer Nominated drama by Dael Orlandersmith “Yellowman” which is a two person show…Marvin gives all credit to God for his success and hopes to become an even more successful actor.

Greg White is an actor and director who was last seen at Dobama Theatre in Dominique Morisseau’s Sunset Baby. Other credits include Water by the Spoonful as Chuttes & Ladders, Mr. Macon in East of Eden, and the title character in Jelly Belly at Ensemble Theatre. Before that, he was seen at Cleveland Public Theatre in Lisa Langford’s The Art of Longing, Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman at Ensemble Theatre and True North Theatre. In 2015, he was recognized as Best Actor in Scene Magazine for his performance of Thurgood Marshall in Thurgood and for Superior Achievement by the Cleveland Critics Circle for his performance of Chris Christopherson in Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie, both at Ensemble Theatre. 

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