Tynese Jones has been acting since she was twelve. She performed in "A Sign Of Judgement", written and produced by L. A. Bryant. She believed that the project would be superior from the very beginning, and joined the cast for its Broadway debut. Tynese is also a part of the Truth Urban Theater Group located on Long Island, New York. She performed in several productions, mostly landing leading roles. Tynese often performed at Nuyorican Cafe in New York City. Her most recent theater work was " A Sign Of Judgement," last December. She was cast in "To Kill a Mockingbird" at Theater 294 in Long Island. She's heading to Jacksonville, Florida, on June 17th at 8:00 pm at Ritz Theater and Museum for the debut of "One Woman Man," Marlo Roberson and Jamal Blair's masterpiece.
Jamal Blair is a Westbury, New York native. He got his first taste of theatre as a high school sophomore. He joined the school stage production crew, not knowing that would eventually become his calling. While staging props for a scene, Jamal was asked to audition for a character role in a production of “The Odd Couple”. He was cast in the play and taken under the wing of James Gilligan, Drama and English Teacher. As a member of the school's drama club, Jamal became involved in theatre workshops with various high schools.
Jamal attended Nassau Community College as a theatre student and continued his studies, taking both drama and writing courses. The school offered one semester of film making. Blair enrolled and soon fell in love with film. During the next few years, Jamal would write, direct and co-star in two independent feature films, as well as write and direct several shorts. Among the shows he created were “A Slip Through Time,” a time-travel story that introduces Black historical figures. He teamed up with Marlo Roberson as creative director on that project. They also co-wrote “A One Woman Man,” the stage play (the story of a happily married man falling into temptation).
Born and raised on Long Island, NY, Ro McKenzie has always been a lover of the arts. At the age of four, Ro began singing and dancing with her older siblings. From elementary school until college, she was classically trained to play flute and piccolo. As a teen and young adult, she enjoyed writing poetry, skits and stage plays. In 2017, Ro opened her own graphic design business, which she continues to run. She has also authored and published two books.
As an active member of a local ministry, Ro's first opportunity to act and write came through the church. The first role she landed was a lead in her church’s musical entitled “From the Pit to the Palace”. Years later, Ro wrote and directed two skits, then landed a lead role in another church musical entitled “Mrs. Carabell’s: A Family Christmas”. She was later approached by a playwright to audition for a supporting role in “The Wilsons” stage play. Ro landed the role, and completed a two-year run with that cast. She went on to audition for her first project outside of the church: the role of Keisha in Marlo Roberson and Jamal Blair’s “One Woman Man”. Ro played the role of Calpurnia in “To Kill A Mockingbird”, directed by Dr. Charles Calabrese and performed at the historic Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, as well as Theater 294. Find Ro McKenzie’s books, podcast, merchandise and upcoming events on her website: www.deargodloveme.com. She is looking forward to working with the amazing cast of "One Woman Man" in Jacksonville, FL at the Ritz Theater and Museum. It’s going to be an experience you won’t soon forget!
Iris Regina Jones was born in St. Augustine, Florida. In high school, Iris entered contests and pageants, and was described as a very talented woman full of spirit. Always up for a challenge, she ran for Miss Boca Raton. She won South Florida's " Foxy Lady " Contest and was featured in Jet Magazine as "Beauty of the Week." Iris was cast in "The Gospel," a Rainforest Film produced by Will Packer and directed by Rob Hardy. She's now heading to the Ritz Theatre and Museum to hit the stage as Vivian, mother of Keshia. So, please mark your calendars for June 17th at 8:00 pm. You don't want to miss her as she brings you the best.
Brooklyn's very own Obed R. Burgess: husband, father, actor, writer, podcaster (@Redcuptalks on Instagram) , and business owner (@Outthewombentertainment on Instagram). Obed fell in love with the arts at the age of ten. His love and passion for acting, whether in plays or film, truly shows. One of his favorite characters to play is Alonzo Stephenson from the play "One Woman Man". So, please sit back, relax and enjoy his portrayal in "One Woman Man" on June 17th at 8:00pm at Ritz Theatre and Museum in Jacksonville, Florida.
James Sharpe was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. As a child, he was inspired by Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor, and dreamed of becoming a stand-up comedian. But God saw otherwise and blessed him with a company called LT. Transportation. His business involves transporting children. James loves what he does, and it allows him to minister to the children. He shows and proves how important it is to give back to the community and have a healthy relationship with God. After 15 years of running this company, James has ministered to over 175 children through the grace of God. Currently, James works as Walking Deacon at New Destiny Church and Ministries. The children's ministry has produced several plays. They get to experience James' acting first hand. James performed in "Grandmother's Prayer" and the nominated Black film entitled "I'm here for you," produced and written by Serrena Goodman. He is expanding on his dreams and will hit the stage on June 17th. So, get ready for a great show.
Long Island's own: born and raised in Westbury NY, Marlo Roberson is a writer, director and producer, as well as an entrepreneur. Co-writer of "One Women Man," creative producer of "A Slip Through Time," writer of the screen play "A Brothers Fate," leader, positive role-model and mentor are words that best describe Marlo. After heading down the wrong path, Marlo decide he wanted to make a positive change in his community. He understood the importance of leading by example. He created a place for adults and children to express themselves creatively. He opened Theater 294 in Farmingdale, Long Island. After 5 years of running the Theater, he decided to take the experience of what he learned from 294 and re-brand himself as The294experience. Blessed to have a beautiful and supportive Family and with his strong belief in God, he believes nothing is to hard to achieve with dedication and hard work.
Latasha Yancey is an aspiring actress who first stepped on to the scene when she performed in "One Woman Man". She enjoyed her role so much that she went on to perform in the stage play, "Viva Africa". Off the stage, Latasha is a nurse and business owner. In 2020 she started her own skincare and hair line called "Jahdecor". Even though she has taken a break from acting, she still finds time to tap into her creativity by writing and co-directing a web series. She’s looking forward to one day starring next to Johnny Depp and bringing the heat as Rolanda in "One Woman Man".
Jackie Brown was born in Portsmouth Virginia. The daughter of a military Family, her father’s service brought them to the Sunshine State. In her youth, Jackie participated in fashion shows for bridal boutiques and Cato’s Fashions. As a people person with an outgoing personality Jackie is ready to make her acting debut in the stage play “One Woman Man” on June 17th at the Ritz Theater in Jacksonville Florida. She’s excited for the opportunity to be a part of the amazing cast of "One Women Man" come see what she brings to the Stage.
Adrians Mcbeth proud mother and grandmother of a loving Family, she's perfect for the character of Sister Shirley. Born in the Big Apple now residing in the Sunshine state. Adriana brings her vibrant and humorous personality to the table adding substance and value to the production. She is ready to bring you her very best, this is truly something special. Come out and watch the cast of "One Women Man" brings down the house at the Ritz Theatre and Museum.
Ty’ra Malloy is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of the the Florida State University holding a B.S. degree in Criminology and a minor in Psychology. She is currently a certified child welfare professional. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling world wide and immersing herself in different cultures. The motto Ty’ra lives by is to walk in your purpose and stop at nothing to pursue your dreams, come watch her as she hits the stage June 17th along the cast of "one Woman Man" .