CAST & CREW BIOS
Cameron is a St. Louis native who incidentally started his professional acting career at the age of 17 with St. Louis Shakespeare Festival (Richard lll/Hamlet). A proud member of AEA/SAG-AFTRA, Cameron received his BFA in Dramatic Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and spent roughly a decade away performing nationally and abroad. Regional credits include Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Hangar Theater, and The Los Angeles Celebration Theater, among others. Recent local credits include Stage St. Louis (Aida/Clue), The St. Louis Repertory Theater (Murder on the Orient Express) and The St. Louis Black Repertory Company (The African Company Presents Richard lll - 2023 St. Louis Theater Circle Winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama). Film and Television Credits include: The Last Ship, Jane the Virgin, The L Word: Generation Q, Blackish, Space Jam 2, A Star is Born, and Roman J. Isreal Esq, among others. In addition to being a local teaching artist, Cameron was 2022 Directing Fellow of St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, and a 2023 Cohort of the Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute. Cameron is currently a 2024-2025 Artist in Residence with the Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a Literary Arts Producer. Cameron honors his Mother, Regina, his Father, Clyde - and most of all God - who continue to bless, guide, and order his steps.
Eileen Engel holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Southeast Missouri State University and has performed at The Fabulous Fox Theatre, Stray Dog Theatre, St. Louis Actor’s Studio, Little Theatre on the Square, New Jewish Theatre, Variety Theatre, Playhouse at Westport Plaza, Bluff City Theatre, Fly North Theatricals, COCA, New Line Theatre, Thin Air Theatre Company, St. Louis Shakespeare, R-S Theatrics, and more. Some favorite credits include: Ride The Cyclone (Ocean; Theatre Circle Award Nominee), Drood (Rosa Bud; Theatre Circle Award Nominee), Sweeney Todd (Johanna), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), and Anything Goes (Hope).
"Drunk" / "Conductor"
Jeremy Thomas is excited to take part in his first production with Soul Siren Playhouse.
Native of St. Joseph Mo, St. Louis has been home for a long time now, he has four beautiful children and thanks them for all their help in getting ready for this role. Special thanks to Julie for all her help and sacrifices to allow Jeremy to take and perform this role. Jeremy's been seen with St. Louis Shakespeare, Magic Smokin Monkey, 1st CCT performance as Boy Willie in The Piano Lesson, and an award winning performance as Hambone in Two Trains Running and Best Ensemble as Lt. Smalls in Soldier's Play. He played Levee in CCT's production of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Last seen in The Colored Funeral with the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves. Jeremy is also part of a new series Gonzo, coming soon.
DeAnté (he/him), originally from Springfield, MO, is excited to be a part of such a relevant and thought provoking production. Having graduated last May as a first generation student from the Sargent Conservatory at Webster University, DeAnté is extremely grateful for the opportunity to pursue his artistic dreams. His professional credits include Maddi’s Fridge [TYA Tour] with Metro Theater Company, Ragtime at Union Avenue Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Eubie! At The Black Rep, A Dickens of a Christmas Fox Theatre Tour! At the Fabulous Fox Theatre, A Christmas Carol (2021 & 2022) and [most recently] Clarence the Angel in It’s A Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. DeAnté also enjoys making music and cabaret! He has performed in solo shows at the Blue Strawberry (Songs from Theatre School) and the Sheldon Concert Hall (Let’s Make An Album). DeAnté has also been featured in Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at the Birdland in NYC. You can follow his journey on Instagram @dangit_te.
This is Donald's first production with the Soul Siren Playhouse. Donald's recent roles have been Judas (Godspell- TTC), Ernst (Spring Awakening - ODTC), Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (A Few Good Men - TGWG). Catch Donald in the upcoming production of The Inheritance with Tesseract Theatre Company in April.
Stage Manager / Scenic Designer
Bradford is a Saint Louis Native, Graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a B.F.A in Musical Theatre. Bradford has worked regionally at the Barn Theatre, Mcleod Summer Playhouse, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, LA’s Celebration Theatre, and Black Hills Playhouse. Local credits include: Aida (STAGES Saint Louis), Assassins (Fly North Theatrics), and Big Machine (COCA-writes). Follow me on IG: b_rolen
Sound/Wig Design + Social Media
De’Janna Scales-Hand is a performer/technician from St. Louis, MO. She is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BA in Theatre Performance and Digital Storytelling. De’Janna was a participant in the St. Louis Black Repertory Company Professional Fellowship Program. As a Professional Technical Theatre Fellow, De’Janna sound engineered Eubie!, sound designed/engineered The Adventures of Frankie Muse Freeman: Freedom Fighter, sound engineered Death of a Salesman, wig/hair designed Skeleton Crew, and assisted many set builds in the Shop. De’Janna has also held contracts at Metro Theater Company, Cedar Pointe, and the Larry D. Clark Summer Repertory Theatre.
Zahria Moore (she/her) is a theatre maker, educator, and administrator from the metro Atlanta area. She is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, a proud graduate of the University of Maryland (MA Theatre and Performance Studies), and a forever Mizzou Tiger. Zahria previously served as Dramaturg for Skeleton Crew and Assistant Dramaturg for The African Company Presents Richard III presented by the St. Louis Black Repertory Company. Zahria’s scholarship lies at the intersection Black Theatre History, Black Feminist Performance, and Social Movements. She is excited to work with Soul Siren Playhouse for their inaugural season. Thank you Cameron and Bradford for the opportunity! IG: @zahriaimani
Lenny Banks is a Lighting Designer and Technician from Cleveland, Ohio and elated to be a part of this production.
...Brought To You By...
St. Louis Regional Arts Commission
STAGES St. Louis
The DONE Department
Locs of Glory
Clyde Davis Jr.
The St. Louis Black Repertory Company
Greenfinch Theater & Dive