Lamar Richardson

LAMAR RICHARDSON is an actor and producer born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He received his B.A. from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2015. Shortly after, Lamar made his regional theater debut as 'Sylvester' in Phylicia Rashad's award-winning production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2016. He is making his Broadway debut as a Co-Producer on the upcoming 2022-2023 revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman starring Wendell Pierce, Sharon D. Clarke, and Andre de Shields at the Hudson Theatre. He is also currently producing Afrika Brown’s new play in development, The Fight. Lamar co-founded Ivy Lion Productions, which is an independent production company that centers underrepresented voices and champions empowering stories. His additional acting credits include: Jordan Peele’s 'Weird City’, Richard Lawson’s ‘Black Terror,’ James Sweeney’s 'Straight Up' on Netflix, and NBC’s 'New Amsterdam.'


Marjuan Canady | Photo by DiAngela Payne

MARJUAN CANADY is an award-winning Caribbean-American producer, director, writer, performer, entrepreneur, and educator. A native Washingtonian, her work spans theater, film, tv, children’s media and literature. Her original work has been seen at The John F. Kennedy Center, Sesame Street, The Smithsonian, Harlem Stage, The Lincoln Center, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and the Miami Book Fair. She is the CEO/ Author of the children's media brand, Callaloo Kids in which she penned four children’s books while adapting these stories on to international stages and into digital media. Marjuan has held fellowships at The Schomburg Center, DC Commission on the Arts, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, and the Anacostia Arts Center. She is the Founder of her production company Sepia Works and non-profit, Canady Foundation for the Arts.  Marjuan is a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and holds her B.A. in Theatre / Africana Studies from Fordham University and her M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She is a proud member of the Producers Guild of America. Marjuan currently resides in Washington, DC with her daughter and partner, Sheldon.