Actor Evan Simone Frazier is an interdisciplinary artist who’s disciplines include acting, writing, and wellness education. She enjoys long quiet walks through nature and also, walking through crowds of people with a coffee and bagel in hand. She is dedicating this performance to two wonderful humans who left this life too soon - her fiery grandmother, Bonita Carter and her sweet brother, Nasir Reid-Patrick.
Assistant Artistic Director/Performer Originally from Mexico, Federico came to NY to study acting at NYFA. He joined VPT as an actor in 2014, and in 2021 was named Assistant Artistic Director. He co-founded Quemoción, a multimedia production company that sheds light on underrepresented stories and figures within the Latino community. Fed dedicates this performance to people who accompany those who mourn a loss.
Actor Hisa is from Kyoto, Japan. She is a Brazilian dance instructor/choreographer and has taught and performed in Holland, Brazil, Russia and other countries. Currently Hisa is studying acting in HB Studio. Acting credits include the Producers Club, and The Tank among others. She dedicates this performance to her mother.
Paulina is a guest artist with VPT
Musician Luis D'Elias is a Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer born in Caracas, Venezuela. A graduate from Berklee College of Music, he imbues his music with storytelling that draws from all the various influences that have shaped his artistic upbringing. He is currently exploring more intimate and personal songs under the alias Rockamaya, combining Pop/Rock with Americana and Venezuelan music. He dedicates this performance to his grandmother, Elba, one of the first superheroes he ever met.
Actor Before retirement, Tasha was a school social worker in the South Bronx using expressive arts therapies (play, art, drama, music) with children and adults. Now, she continues to facilitate writing, drama, and art groups as well as discussion groups influenced by Non-Violent Communication. Tasha is the author and illustrator of two children’s books. She has taught Playback Theatre in several countries. “To my friends who have lost their beloved pets recently."
Artistic Director Randy is co-founder of VPT, and co-director of the NY School of Playback Theatre. He teaches drama therapy and Playback Theatre locally and internationally. As an actor/singer, Randy has toured across the United States. He has extensive experience working as a liturgical musician throughout NYC. He dedicates this show to his mom and dad, Johanna and Daan, and his sister, Pam, whose lives are unforgettable.