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CAST OF CHARACTERS

Simone -------------------------- Jalynn Steele
Roberta ------------------------- Nesha Ward
Heather ------------------------- Haley Swindal
Gloria --------------------------- Darlene Hope
Tamika -------------------------- Tsebiyah Derry
Swing --------------------------- Nicole Arrington

Jalynne
Jalynn Steele (Simone)
Jalynn is very excited to join the cast of Sistas and work with such wonderful talent. She has graced stages across the world starring in various roles including the lead in the National and International tour of Fosse. In New York she played Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors at the Westchester Dinner Theatre. Prior to joining the cast, she was a part of the Norwegian Cruise Line family for years, starring in various shows including Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Shout, Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor, and After Midnight. She is grateful to her family and friends who have helped along this journey and spreads the gifts of joy and love to everyone who experiences the show.

Member of Actors Equity Association





Jen Fouché
Nesha Ward (Roberta)
Neisha's credits include: Regional: Maxwell: A New Musical (FL), Nunsense (FL, VA), Til the Day I Die (NYC), Under Milkwood (NYC). National tours: The Color Purple. TV/Film/Digital: Orange is the New Black, Show Me a Hero, Carry On, Mojin: The Lost Legend, How to be a Man. Love and thanks to all her Family and Friends!

Member of Actors Equity Association






Haley Swindal
Haley Swindal (Heather)
Haley is thrilled to be joining "Sistas!" Haley appeared in Jekyll and Hyde on Broadway, Secret Garden at Lincoln Center, and on the national tours of White Christmas, Jesus Christ Superstar and I Love a Piano. Other recent credits include Lady of the Lake in Spamalot at NSMT, Nellie in South Pacific at WBT, and Grace in Annie with Sally Struthers at TOTS. Haley has sung at Carnegie Hall alongside jazz great Steve Tyrell, with Ronan Tynan at Yankee Stadium, and under the baton of Steve Reineke with the New York Pops Orchestra. Haley's solo show, "Play to Win," recently sold out Broadway's 54 Below. For the loves of her life: Jack and baby Lily!

Member of Actors Equity Association

 



Antoinette Comer
Darlene Hope(Gloria)

Darlene is thrilled to be a part of the Sistas family! She is best known as the title character in A Visit From Aunt Flo, a viral video campaign by HelloFlo in partnership with U by Kotex and Poise brands that has received over one million views on YouTube and Facebook, and was shortlisted at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Miss Hope was also honored to be featured in the documentary series Commedia by Fava with Commedia dell ‘Arte maestro Antonio Fava. Other credits include: Normalcy (Off-Broadway), After Midnight opposite Tony Award nominee Brenda Braxton and Sharon Wilkins (NCL), Hair opposite Jeremy Hays (American Stage) Gift of the Magi opposite Quentin Darrington (Polk Theatre), String of Pearls, Anything to Declare, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Asolo Rep). DarleneHope.com.

Member of Actors Equity Association






Lexi Rhoades
Tsebiyah Derry (Tamika)
Tsebiyah is an actor, writer & singer native to New York. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and alumnus of the British American Drama Academy. She has worked in Tanzania with Dramatic Adventure Theatre to teach children to write & perform their own plays. Additionally, she helped devise a piece entitled “Tembo!” which performed at the Zanzibar International Film Festival before its run in New York. Tsebiyah also played "Light & Grace" in Calderon's Two Dreams at La MaMa as a part of Magis Theatre Company. Favorite roles include Emilia in Othello, "Kate" in David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, and the title role in the musical Aida. www.Tsebiyah.com!




Jayne Trinette
Nicole Arrington (Swing)
Nicole is a Singer Songwriter, Dancer, and Actor originally from Westbury Long Island and is excited to join the Sistas family! Her career highlights include the role of The Blind Hag on Broadway in A Christmas Carol with Ben Vereen and Terrence Mann, Billboard Top 40 song “I Need A Love” with Grammy Nominated Chris Barbosa, and several international releases on various labels, as well as a print modeling for Van Huessen and Macy's. She dedicates this performance to her 3 sisters Angela, Ann Charlette and Jill.

Member of Actors Equity Association





AEA
Actors' Equity
Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org
Rehearsal Photos
Photos courtesy of Russ Rowland