Ordena Stephens-Thompson | Ambrosia
Ordena Stephens-Thompson is an actress/performer who has worked extensively in television and is a veteran of the theatre. Her theatre credits include, Timon of Athens, Twelfth Night, Enemy of the People; Stratford Festival, Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God, ‘da kink in my hair; Mirvish Productions, Yellowman, Who Knew Granny; Obsidian Theatre/Factory The Real McCoy; GCTC/Factory, Another Africa; Canadian Stage. Selected television and film credits include, 10,000 Black men Name George, New in Town, Our America, ‘da kink in my hair, Rookie Blue, Committed, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. Ordena is also a wife, mother of two and a creator of Decorative Concepts.
Ardon Bess | Merle
Ardon’s career spans 6 decades and crosses many platforms of tv, film and theatre. A graduate of The National Theatre School, Ardon has graced many productions from The King of Kensington, Remedy, Cracked, Trailer Boys and the acclaimed film How She Move. Ardon has enjoyed many accolades for his performances having been nominated twice for a Gemini award and enjoys being a Golden Sheaf Best Performance By a Male Actor in 2000.
Jani Lauzon | Aung May Htut
Jani is a Dora Mavor Moore nominated actress, a Juno nominated singer/songwriter, an award winning screen actress and a Gemini Award winning puppeteer. Her play I Call Myself Princess, developed during her tenure as Playwright in Residence at Cahoots Theatre Projects, is now seeking production.
Keeya King | Jade James
Keeya King is an actor based in Toronto, Canada. Her recent credits include, guest starring in the Global television series “Private Eyes” and will appear in the upcoming feature film “Brown Girl in the Ring” directed by Sharon Lewis. Keeya has been featured in Ken Gass’ theatre production titled “Tough!” and played the lead in the film “Anatomy of Assistance” produced by the Canadian Film Centre.
Sharon Lewis | Director
Sharon Lewis’s talent successfully criss-crosses the genre of television, film, digital, print and theatre in a variety of roles as an award winning director, actor, producer and writer. Sharon garnered the highest ratings for hosting the CBC live political talk show, counterSpin in the history of that show. She is the first woman of colour in Canada to host a national prime time talk show. She is a Leo and Gemini nominated television host for ZeD an interactive television and web CBC show. Her award winning short films Chains and Ritch have been sold and broadcast on such networks as BET, HBO, and CBC.
Voted one of the top most powerful people in Canada by Elle Magazine in 2004, award winning writer/director/producer Sharon Lewis has been creating ground-breaking content since her 1994 play Sistahs. Sharon has a track record of working with a variety of top tier Canadian and International talent, including Drake, Timothy Hutton, Jennifer Beals, Maroon 5, Property Brothers – Jonathan and Drew Scott, Dan Akroyd, Clarke Johnson, Tonya Lee Williams, James Brolin and many more, in diverse capacities.
Linda A. Palmieri
Director of Photography: Riccardo Diaz
Editor: Christine Armstrong
Composer: Aaron Ferrera
Choreographer: Nicola Pantin
Wardrobe: Joanna Joy
Set Photography: Dahlia Katz
Production Designer/Set Decorator: Adam Linhares
Script Supervisor: Elizabeth Fraser
Assistant Editor: Logan Wagner
Hair/Makeup: Nancy Voong