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Is there a secret to making marriage work after kids, careers and being together for what seems like forever? Maybe it takes a miracle – or maybe just a good old fashioned mojo.

5 Mojo Secrets

A new play written by Kathleen McGhee Anderson
Directed by Ricardo Khan
Stage Manager: Christine Lomaka
Lighting by Fred J. Hancock
Set by Lisa Pegnato
Sound by Jim Novack
Costumes by Chelsea McCarthy
Starring Suzzanne Douglas & John Douglas Thompson

John Douglas Thompson

MACBETH at TFANA, Gennady in THE FOREST at CSC with Dianne Wiest, Brutus Jones in THE EMPEROR JONES at The Irish Rep (Callaway Award, Lucille Lortel, Drama League, and Drama Desk nominations), OTHELLO at TFANA (OBIE, Lucille Lortel Award, Callaway Award, Drama League, and AUDELCO nominations). Broadway: LeBret in CYRANO with Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner, and JULIUS CAESAR with Denzel Washington. Off-Broadway credits: WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN at Red Bull Theater, Enobarbus in ANTONY and CLEOPATRA, Orombo in OROONOKO at TFANA, Judge Brack in HEDDA GABLER at NYTW. Regional credits: Lucius Jenkins in JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN (Wilma Theater, Barrymore Award), Williamstown Theater, Powerhouse Theater, Trinity Rep, Shakespeare and Company, ART, Chicago Shakespeare Theater. TV/FILM: All My Children, One Life To Live, Law and Order, Law and Order/SVU, Conviction, Michael Clayton, Midway, Malcolm X.

Suzzanne Douglas

Actress, singer, director, and producer Suzzanne Douglas has won the hearts of all who have seen her perform. Her ability to explore roles seldom played by women of color allows her to create a canon of varied and complex characters. On Broadway Ms. Douglas has appeared in THE THREEPENNY OPERA, IT’S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, THE TAP DANCE KID, and INTO THE WOODS. Off-Broadway Ms. Douglas recently appeared in the premiere of Kara Lee Corthron’s JULIUS BY DESIGN. Performing in regional theater allows Ms. Douglas to take theatrical risks seldom explored on Broadway. Ms. Douglas was the first African-American to play the role of Dr. Bearing in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, WIT at George Street Playhouse. Arthur Laurence rewrote his Tony Award winning play HALLELUJAH! BABY for her to perform at Washington DC’s Arena Stage. Terrence McNally’s play SOME MEN, introduced Philadelphia Theater Company audiences to her vocal and theatrical skills. THE DROWNING CROW at the Goodman Theater allowed Douglas to work on stage for the first time in her hometown of Chicago. Regina Taylor’s play, CROWNS, for which Ms. Douglas won her second NAACP Image Award, brought her to the Pasadena Playhouse. At Atlanta’s Alliance Theater Douglas embodied the lesbian character Tee who fought for acceptance in Gloria Naylor’s, WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Ms. Douglas’ talent extends from the stage to film. For her performance in Tap alongside legends Sammy Davis, Jr. and Gregory Hines she was awarded her first NAACP Image Award. For co-starring with Angela Bassett in Terry McMillan’s How Stella Got Her Groove Back she received the Black Oscar. In Jayson’s Lyric she co-starred with Oscar-winner Forrest Whitaker and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Ms. Douglas reunited with Ms. Pinkett-Smith in the Disney film, The Inkwell. Her work in the ABC/Disney movie Sounder won her the Black Reel Film award and an Image Award nomination. Co-starring with Robert Townsend in the Warner Brothers’ family sitcom Parent Hood, brought her into the homes and hearts of viewers around the world. Ms. Douglas has appeared in critically acclaimed network shows such as The Good Wife, Criminal Intent, NYPD Blue, Touched by an Angel, I’ll Fly Away and In the Shadow of Love. Douglas has begun shooting social documentaries that bring voice to issues we speak about but never see reflected in mainstream media. Ms. Douglas has soloed with the Honolulu, and Arlington Symphonies. Her love for jazz her to work with legendary artists such Turrentine, Gene Harris, Jon Faddis, Kenny Barron and Nancy Wilson. Douglas is a summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard

Part of the 2011 African American Festival of Theater & Music

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