Production and Creative Team

Chuk Obasi (Playwright and Director)

Fariddudin F. Johnson (Musical Director)

Adriana Rossetto (Assistant Director)

Rachel Switlick (Stage Manager)

 

Cast:

Donovan Christie (Jay)

Aundra Goodrum (Rob)

Christopher Brown (Flip)

Karen Eilbacher (Charlie)

Marcela Cuadrado (Charlie 8/21)

Arthur Gregory Pugh (Lonnie / News Reporter)

Meredith Watson (Evelyn)

Christine Smith (Ms. Dixon)

Linda Obasi (Sylvia)

 

 

Bios

 

 

CHUK OBASI (Writer/ Director/ Producer)

Performing since the age of thirteen, when he started out pursuing musical theatre in high school, Obasi now holds over ten years of professional experience as an actor/director, dancer/choreographer, and writer/producer.  He is also a social justice advocate who has often used art as a tool to address social issues constructively.  Obasi holds a BA in Communication (double minor in Musical Theatre and Dance) from SUNY Geneseo.

 

Obasi currently serves as a program manager and artist with TE'A at Intersections International (Theatre, Engagement & Action), where he wrote and directed Uniform Justice, originally produced in collaboration with the Retaliatory Violence Insight Project and the Hattieloo Theatre Company, and under commission by the Mayor's Office of Memphis, TN.  Obasi also currently serves as Choreographer, Writer, and Audience Facilitator for STAR Theater (Serving Teens through Arts and Research), Teaching Artist with the National Dance Institute, and Associate Artistic Director for the Intersections Dance Collective.

 

As a social justice advocate, Obasi also draws on past experience working as Senior Trainer for the NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, company member with "Theatre of the Oppressed-"based HAI (Hospital Audiences Inc.) as well as playback theatre-based Village Playback Theatre, and former President of Men of Action and Change (MAC), a local service organization based at SUNY Geneseo.

 

A New York native raised in the Bronx, Obasi currently resides in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.  Other upcoming projects include feature film "The Depths" (actor), which is currently in production, and There's Something About America (co-writer & actor), produced by TE'A, directed by John Gould Rubin and set to premiere in November 2015.

 

Fariddudin F. Johnson (Musical Director) 

Johnson’s expertise is in bringing people together from diverse spiritual and cultural backgrounds to create artistic forums for learning, sharing, reconciliation, vision and hope. He has spent the past 16 years working in America, Europe and the Middle East presenting seminars on the power of creative expression as a tool for personal well-being and healing. As a student for nine years of West African natural healing indigenous music traditions, he brings to the contemporary world a fusion of ancient sound traditions, coupled with 21st-century science on the power of the vibration universe. As Director for Strategic Initiatives for Intersections, Johnson enhances Intersections programming with specific arts initiatives; organizes multicultural music and creative arts programs; and develops programs to strengthen marginalized communities in the New York City metropolitan area.

 

Adriana Rossetto (Assistant Director)

(born Adriana Rossetto) Audrey just starred, created and produced the devise play “nowhere/now-here” at TheaterLab which launched the NowHere Collective. She graduated from the conservatory program at the Stella Adler Studio, class of 2014. Before coming to New York, she attended Bocconi university, in Milan, where she was a permanent member of the Bocconi Theatre company, and where she co-founded the Bocconi International Theatre Group and produced its first season debuting with Neil Simon’s Rumors. Recent NY credits include Mag in The Others for UglyRhyno productions, Kishinev (LAByrinth Theater), Elizabeth in Escape from Happiness (Stella Adler Studio) and The Young Wife in La Ronde (Stella Adler Studio). Audrey is a proud member of the TE’A acting company and of John Gould Rubin’s The Private Theatre. Past training include the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) and NIDA (Sydney). Audrey is thrilled of being part of this powerful production and assisting Chuk in its direction.



Rachel Switlick (Stage Manager)

Originally from Punxsutawney, PA, Rachel received her BFA in Dance (2013) and BA in English (2012) from The Ohio State University before relocating to New York City. Since her move, she has worked in stage management with nowhere/now-here, Brave New World Repertory Theatre, and City Parks Foundation’s Summer Stage. She has also danced internationally, most recently at the 2012 New Prague Dance Festival where her co-choreographed duet, “Everything Before I Asked and She Said Alright” won the City of Prague Choreography Prize. In 2013, Rachel conceived and directed “Polyphony: A Collection of Collaborative Projects,” which brought together over 35 artists from the disciplines of dance, music, theatre, and visual art. Rachel is thrilled to assist in bringing the important experience of Uniform Justice to Fringe NYC. 


 

Donovan Christie (Jay)

Donovan graduated from Columbia University’s Masters of Fine Arts program with a concentration in acting. He has worked on a number of short features including the Urban Thriller, Tears of a Phoenix and One Past which have both been selected to a number of short film festivals. Donovan is currently working on a one-act piece called The Sweat, which has recently entered the finals of the Manhattan Repertory Theatre Fall One Act Competition.

 

Aundra Goodrum (Rob)

Aundra Goodrum’s love for the arts brought him to the Big Apple 7 years ago. His acting journey has seen him work 4 seasons with STAR Theatre, perform the lead in Cake at the American Theater for Actors and appear in numerous short films and commercials. Aundra has thoroughly enjoyed working with the talented cast and crew of Uniform Justice and is honored to have this opportunity. AundraGoodrum.com

 

Christopher Brown (Flip)

Christopher is a recent graduate from NYU Tisch Drama Department. He recently performed in Occupy Verona’s Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) and in Rob Ashford’s Macbeth (Ensemble) at the Park Avenue Armory. Christopher could not be more excited by Chuk Obasi’s work. He absolutely loves the social agenda of Uniform Justice supports and feels honored to be a part of it.

 

Karen Eilbacher (Charlie)

Award Winning Actor. Company member: TE’A, Poetic Theater Productions, The Bat Theater Company at The Flea Theater, Manhattan Theatre Works, The WKSHP, Playwrights Gallery Acting Company. Honorable BFA: NYU Tisch. www.kareneilbacher.com

 

Marcela Cuadrado (Charlie 8/21)


Marcela Cuadrado is a native New Yorker.  She received her B.A. from Brown University, J.D. From University of Southern California School of Law and furthered her education at The William Esper Studio two-year acting conservatory.  She is thrilled to be a part of this production of Uniform Justice.

 

Arthur Gregory Pugh (Lonnie / News Reporter)


Having started out as a voice-over talent, Arthur leaned more into the acting field after training with John Swist of QuickThinking Improv in NYC, which landed him the role of Delmar Irving in the film 'Downshift'. He's currently reviving his role as Detective December for the upcoming web series 'In Our Backyard'. Stage credits include Sgt Waters in Charles Fuller's Pulitzer classic 'A Soldier's Story', Rev. Al Cunningham in 'I Don't Know Why He Loves Me', Daniel Quinn in 'Amen', and Johnnie Cochrane in the comedy 'So You Think You're Godd'. Catch Arthur as Sgt. Kelly in 'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940' next month at the Villagers Theatre in Somerset, NJ, and keep up with him at his website: www.ArthurGregoryPugh.biz 

 

Meredith Watson (Evelyn)


Meredith is thrilled and super grateful to be working on "Uniformed Justice".  She was last seen on stage in Room 302 in Brooklyn, NY.  Other regional credits include Blues In the Night , The Crucible (Tituba), Aida (Nehebkah), and To Kill A Mockingbird (Calpurnia).  She is grateful to her friends and family for their continued support. Keep it movin'.  Training:  Circle In the Square Theatre School.

 

Christine Smith (Ms. Dixon)

Christine is a native Texan who began her acting career after taking a voice over class in 2007. Since that time, she has performed in several independent films and stage work in Texas. After coming to New York in April of last year, she has performed in Bard at the Bar as Vulumnia (Corlianous) and is part of a performing comedy troupe off-Broadway.

 

Linda Obasi (Sylvia)

Linda earned an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School (DePaul University) and a Film BA from Cornell University. Her stage credits include Abeba in Siobhan Fitzpatrick’s Waking Kya, Shira in Cecilia Copeland’s Between Here & There, Nan/Lina in Three Days of Rain, Thaisa in Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Karen in Elvira and roles in Valley Song, Yerma, Anansi The Spider,The Crucible, Electra, The Velveteen Rabbit and Death of a Salesman among others. Film: Adhaobi in Overseas, Takara in Couranay, directed by Pamela Warwick.