Meet the Cast
Michael Lewis (Macbeth)
is based in Chicago, raised in Covington, KY. He enjoys creating and inspiring, representing art in its finest form. He has taken Meisner classes at the Artistic Home and performed in and worked with numerous theater companies (including Fearless Fiction Productions’ Low-Hanging Fruit) in Chicago and has also worked on various TV shows and independent film projects.
Keesha Joyce Merritt (LADY MACBETH
was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. She's always believed in following her dreams. In her quest to bring joy and entertainment to others, she's been blessed to be a part of a host of projects. She's been in commercials, print ads, independent films, and, her favorite, stage plays. This is her first time performing Shakespeare and she hopes to bring Lady Macbeth to life in a unique and memorable way.
Jason Tolliver (BANQUO)
has been performing in film and stage plays for over five years. Jason is also a musical artist who writes and produces. He also performs improv at Comedy Sports Chicago. Jason graduated from Norfolk State University where he became a man of Alpha PHi Alpha Fraternity Inc. His past work with Fearless Fiction Productions includes starring as Brandon in the hilarious Roomies 2
Blair Christian (FIRST WITCH)
is a multifaceted entertainer. A dance choreographer, designer, and comedienne, Blair is a woman of many talents. Born Blair Christian Cartlidge, she started her professional career as a director and stage performer with Chicago's premiere hip-hop Dance company, Full Effect Dance Theater. Their innovative exhibition of street hip-hop dance and conventional theater gave her a head start into the wonderful world of comedic improv. At her first anniversary mark as a comedic artist, Blair Christian ardently auditioned for MTV’s Nick Cannon Presents, Wild N Out improv show and was added to three seasons. During the years of 2015 - 2018 she followed up tenaciously with an innovative and stellar live comedic one-woman stage production, entitled #THATGIRL, in which she wrote, produced, directed and starred.
Derrell Lee Brown (DUNCAN Hayes Talent Agency; Chicago)
is thrilled to breathe life into the dynamic character of King Duncan. You may recognize him from other Fearless Fiction productions, playing the popular character Randy. This will be Derrell’s fourth time performing at Stage773. Previous theatrical shows include Low Hanging Fruit (Fearless Fiction Productions), the Roomies stage play series (Fearless Fiction Productions) and Back in the Day (Cassandra Bell Studios). He is also a featured actor in Demons, a short film available on Amazon Prime. Derrell can be seen around Chicago, competing in competitions with A-List (Hip Hop Dance Crew), dancing with Chicago artist (Aaron Gunn), and working with film content creators (Chan C. Smith, Zanah Thirus, Terrell Williams, and Effeno Films).
Celease Brown (SECOND WITCH-GILDA)
is an upcoming film producer. This creative spirit holds a B.A. in Digital Cinema and Interactive Media from DePaul University. She strives on finding new ways to engage her audience with comedy and satire. She has also produced a Sci-Fi thriller, Brown Wreck Loose (2016), and worked on many projects including documentaries and short videos. She is a dancer with Nunufatima African Dance Company and loves to play the flute. Her past work with Fearless Fiction Productions includes the hilarious Roomies and Roomies 2.
Samuel Campbell III
Aaron Gunn (MALCOLM)
Ronnie Lyall (ROSS)
is making his second Fearless Fiction appearance, previously seen as Brandon in Roomies 2. He was most recently seen as Jamal in First Folio’s The Firestorm. He has also been seen as Dubby in Megastasis and as Dece in Force Continuum with Eclipse Theater Company; A Blue Island In A Red Sea with Collaboration Theater Company; and as Sean in ETD with Erasing the Distance theater company.
was born and raised in Chicago. Aaron Gunn is an emerging singer, songwriter, actor, rapper, and dancer. As a teenager he began writing songs for local artists while accepting the role of a principal company dancer in the world-known Full Effect Dance Theatre where he became the company’s chief music producer. As a technically trained, full dance scholarship recipient at the Chicago Academy for the Arts, he was exposed to many art forms including music and musical theater. He made his vocal breakthrough with his recording of "Low-Hanging Fruit Theme Song," where the music video went on to become a viral sensation on Facebook. His musical style comprises Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop contributing to the rave reviews of his performances, which showcase his serenading tenor range and explosive dance moves. His performance at the 2019 International Festival of Life was captured and featured on NBC Morning news. His dedication to the arts from one art form to another collectively defines and redefines what he is...an entertainer. His past work with Fearless Fiction Productions includes the hilarious Roomies 2.
This is Ronnie’s Chicago theatre debut! He is very excited to be working with Fearless Fiction Productions in /The Scottish Play/ as Ross! When not on stage he can be found playing any piano that he sees, watching Netflix, or at work. Follow Ronnie on instagram @ronstermonster94!
Chrissy Reyes Starks
has appeared in a few film and theatre productions. You may have seen her in the theatre production Roomies II or as a dancer in the films April Fools and Dance FU. Chrissy’s ability to bring energy to her characters has recently been recognized by the Gill Talent Agency of Chicago. Chrissy can be reached at resumes.actorsaccess.com/chrissyreyes or https://www.castingnetworks.com/chrissyreyes
Jeremiah Davis (LENNOX)
was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. After gaining a love for theater and film, while attending Kenwood Academy, Jeremiah attended Second City in the hopes of honing his craft. He believes that film and theater has the capacity to change the world. He's looking forward to taking the stage with Fearless Fiction Productions and hopes to create great art with them moving forward.
Leslie Marie Coffman (CLAUDETTE)
discovered her passion for acting at an early age. Thea earned her B.A. from Concordia University. After a successful career in Corporate America, she rediscovered her passion for acting. She has trained under the watchful eye of Susan Baton of Susan Batson, NYC, Michael McCracken of Vagabond, Jamal McNeil of L.A., Act 1 Studio, and recently Jerry Kernion at Actor Studio Chicago. Thea Camara has appeared in many production projects with Netflix and in works including MindHunter, NBC’s Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Amazon Studio featuring Spike Lee’s Chi-raq, and more.
Anthony L Rios (FIRST MURDERER)
is an actor/musician born and raised in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. He began writing music at 13, and by 17 he knew how to produce beats as well as engineer and mix tracks. This led him to create his company Infinite Records. He's performed with the likes of Do or Die, Tony Touch, and more. Sticking to his love for the arts/entertainment he got a new fire within when he decided to pursue his passion for acting. He's done a commercial with Dwayne Wade, has been featured on many shows, but more prevalently, he plays on Fox's Empire as "Ant," (Shine’s Engineer). His past work with Fearless Fiction Productions includes the hilarious Roomies and Roomies 2.
April Lowery (WINONA)
was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Her training has come from the Acting Studio Chicago and private coaching with Janet B Milstein who is an actress and bestselling author. She has filmed a few short films including I am Me, Outgrown, and Close to Me, Close to You. She loves healing the body and spirit. She spends her spare time trying new recipes, traveling, and spending time with family. She is extremely thankful to her family and friends who have given her an abundance of support. She is also grateful for the director, Dane Campbell, for his faith in her.
Anthony Howse (SECOND MURDERER "SEYTON" )
is a second-year Fearless Fiction Actor. His debut role as “Kerby” in Roomies 2 solidified his comedic contribution as SEYTON in the Shakespearean remake Murdering Macbeth.
A stand up comedian and alumni of the iO Theater, Anthony has done many stand-up, sketch, improv, shows in Chicago as well as Miami & Atlanta. IG-BoogieBenjamin
Karla Monay (PORTIA [PORTER])
was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. At a very early age Karla Monay Shaw developed the love for acting and writing which followed her through out her college years. She has an MBA and is currently working on her PhD in Psychology. She continued to pursue her goals by creating her own production, theatre and film company, Dream Real Theatre Company, Dream Reel Films. She has written produced and directed several plays, most recently, her sitcom comedy Meet the Old Schools.
Leo St. Leo (DONALBAIN)
is a talented actor, writer, director and humanitarian born and raised on Chicago’s south side. He is signed & represented by Gill Talent Agency. Leo St. Leo is an alumni of Fenger Academy High School. He later furthered his education & attended Northern Illinois University where he continued his intensive training in Acting and Media Studies. He is the Founder/CEO of Leo St. Leo Studios, an independently owned production company whose mission is to bring awareness and support to the Black and Latino communities through film & theatre. Leo St. Leo’s previous credits include: The Hu$tle Web-Series (Creator/Producer), Once Upon A Hu$tle (Creator/Producer), RENT (Collins), PAIN Made Me Do It (Ju’Ma Productions), They Keep Talkin’ About Me (Black Ensemble Theatre), Ragtime (u/s Coalhouse). Tours: What About The Children (JKBU Productions), Decisions: The Turning Point (JKBU Productions). Film/TV: The Reception (Mad Sage Productions), ReAwakening Reloaded, Empire, & The Chi. Leo St. Leo would like to thank his family & close friends for their love and support. #Philippians4:13
Brittnee Williams (LADY MACDUFF)
enjoys acting and singing. Her passion is to mold her craft to bring each character she is presented with to life. She trains at Vagabond, studying under the founder Micheal McCracken. Brittnee has film, theater, and commercial work under her belt and is honored to be given a chance to be a part of Murdering Macbeth.
Lucas (Looch) Johnson (CAPTAIN/DOCTOR/DUNCAN*)
is excited to make his Fearless Fiction debut with a twist on one of his favorite Shakespearean texts. Past credits include The Venetian Twins, Little Women, Chicago, Heathers, American Idiot, Les Miserables, Rent, and many more. Lucas is a fourth-year student at the Chicago College of Performing Arts where he studies musical theatre. He would like to give thanks to his friends and family for the endless love and support. Spread Love Always.
Linh Pham (CAPTAIN/DOCTOR/NOBLEWOMAN)
is thrilled and honored to be a part of this amazing production by Fearless Fiction. She recently took the stage at the James Downing Theater in Chicago this year in her debut performance, and while studying at the Second City’s Training Center, also performed in the Second City Coached Ensemble. Linh has a Bachelor’s degrees in Business Marketing and Communications from San Diego State University, and a MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Linh would like to send a big Thank You to her friends and family for their support and love as she explores her newfound passion for theater.
Kevin C. Moore (FLEANCE)
is an actor, artist and entertainer. To date, Kevin has had roles in the web series Facade Ave, two stage plays If You Love Me, and two films, Love Lies and Cherry. He also loves to draw and create characters. He has a huge imagination, which is why acting is right up his alley. Catch him in future productions as he is on the rise.