Meet the Cast
Jordan Pettis (KENDALL)
Chicago and regional credits include The Incredible Hank (Royal George Theatre), Double Text (Public House Theatre), Goat Song (Tennessee Williams Literary Festival), Deirdre of the Sorrows (City Lit Theater, September 2017), and Peter Pan (Music Theater Works, December 2017). Jordan received his B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Love and thanks to God, the family, Alexis, my dogs, and the awesome folks at Lily Talent.
Joshua Cody Hunt (KENDALL 2nd Show)
Is excited to make his debut with Fearless Fiction Productions, and to take part in telling this socially relevant story. Hunt received a BA in Drama at Jacksonville State University in 2014, and since has performed in productions like Unto These Hills (Mountainside Theatre), Sleeping Beauty (Birmingham Children's Theatre) Josiah For President (Blue Gate Musicals) Bella and the Beast (Chicago Kids Company), Samson (Sight and Sound Theatre) and Lost in Time (Magnified Gift Theatre).
Anne Ogden (EILEEN)
A theater graduate from the University of Iowa who recently moved to the Chicago area. With a passion for both social justice and new work, Anne is incredibly honored to be a part of the Low-Hanging Fruit team. She would like to thank her friends and family for their support, as well as the Low-Hanging Fruit cast and crew for being such beautiful, talented, and inspiring artists.
Alexis DawTyne (EILEEN 2nd Show/REPORTER)
Is honored to be making her Chicago theatre debut with such a poignant story. Her favorite credits include In The Blood, 1984, The Drowsy Chaperone, Polaroid Stories, Call Me Woman (writing and directorial debut), and Hairspray. Alexis is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she received her BFA in Acting. She also studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She wants to thank you for being a part of history. www.alexisdawtyne.com
Haydee R. Souffrant (JADA)
Is a Chicago-based multimedia artist, crafting work through storytelling, lyrical text, movement and visual/performance art. A writer, performer, and energy healer, Haydee was trained in West African dance forms with the Dance Diaspora Dance Theater Ensemble of Oberlin College led by Artistic Director Adenike Sharpley, Haydee’s literary and visual work has been featured in numerous online literary publications. Haydee is a graduate of Oberlin College with a BA in African American Studies and English, and is currently an MFA candidate in the Interdisciplinary Arts + Media program at Columbia College Chicago.
Briané Goodrum (JADA-2nd Show)
Is a Second City Conservatory graduate and an ensemble member at Under the Gun Theater. She has performed across the country and internationally with her improv/sketch troupe EbonyEssenceJet. She can be seen in numerous commercial productions and independent films. She is delighted to be performing in Low-Hanging Fruit.
Michael Lewis (ZEKE/VINNY 2nd Show)
Is a Kentucky native who trained at Columbia College Chicago and is skilled in the Meisner acting technique from the Artistic Home. He played multiple characters in the Greenhouse Theater Center’s production of Hell Stories and is excited to originate the role of “Zeke” in Low-Hanging Fruit.
Dujuan Austin Jr. (VINNY/ZEKE-2nd Show)
Is an actor and director noted for his starring role in the web series Duality (seasons 1-3). He wrote and starred in the feature film New Day Black and is looking forward to starring in the forthcoming urban crime series Terry.
Darrell Lee Brown (RANDY)
Is no stranger to the stage. While he has spent his entire life honing all of his talents, he returns to theater after 10 years. His eclectic background in the arts ranges from acting, dancing, choreographing, singing, and speech. He is honored to play the role of “Randy.”
Reginald Robinson (TYRELL)
Is a dancer/dance instructor, writer, model, and musician. He has spent over a decade performing his music, competing in dance competitions, and teaching dance. Reginald has been featured as a dancer in episodes of the hit television show Empire and has modeled for Urban Wear Clothing Co.
Tariq Robins (DARREON)
Studies theater arts with the Rickover Theatre Ensemble. He has starred in the company’s production of Full Flight, playing the character "Alan." A track star, Tariq celebrates being a state finalist in sprinting. He is grateful for the opportunity to put on such a timely story.
Daniel McLoughlin (OFFICER PECOLO)
Is a Pre-Med student at UIC who trained under the direction of Dane A. Campbell. He originated the role of “Dr. Lawrence” in the Rickover Theatre Ensemble’s productions of Grounds for Divorce and Grounds for Divorce II: The People Vs. Dr. Lawrence.
Dontaé Johnson (RANDY/2nd Show)
Is an actor/writer/model/dancer and singer. Dontaé began acting in the 6th grade. He has starred in the following productions Let Go Let God, Prayer without Works is Dead, and Decisions. He has also done commercial and voice-over work.
Raechel Karas (SHARON)
Is thrilled to make her Windy City theatrical debut with Fearless Fiction Productions! Born and raised in Colorado, Raechel graduated with a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Oklahoma in 2015 and moved to Chicago a year later. Recent credits include LadyJam at the Chicago Improv Festival and Myra in Hyperfex Film Productions: Caste System. Raechel is also the co-founder of Fat and Funny, a comedic troupe and production company, whose sketches can be found on YouTube at Fat and Funny Chicago. Follow @fandfchicago to see more!
Ian Maryfield (KURT)
Is honored to be a part of this show. Other Chicago credits: Wounds to the
Face (Runcible Theatre Company), The Nutcracker (The House Theatre), Macbeth (All-Star Theatre Company), The Woman in Black (St. Sebastian Players), and Pride and Prejudice (Adapt Theatre Company). Regional credits include work with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, William Inge Theatre Festival, and Oklahoma Children’s Theatre. Television credits include Chicago Fire. Ian received his BFA in acting from Oklahoma City University.
Lashaunda Brown (MRS. ROBINSON)
Has always aspired to be an actress. Her first performance was in Herrod the Great as "King's Mother." She is a Chicago native who is a loving mother of four beautiful children.
Molly Wagner (JOANNE)
Is so excited to be a part of this powerful story. She grew up in St. Charles, IL and received her BFA in Acting from Ball State University. She loves developing new work and has been a part of staged readings with Stone Soup Shakespeare and A Red Orchid Theatre. Past shows include Wrecked with Fehinty African Theatre Ensemble, El Stories: Holiday Train with The Waltzing Mechanics and Walkabout: Shakes, Beer, Shots with Janus Theatre Company.
Jovontae Hill (MIGUEL)
Studies drama with the Rickover Theatre Ensemble under the direction of Dane A. Campbell. He played “P-Low” in the company’s hilarious production of 1st Customer Savings and Loans. He is looking forward to studying theatre further.