Wood Bones - CAST

Wood Bones Features:

Dawn Jamieson as 121

Dawn is honored to be cast in The Eagle Project’s first production. She thanks Bill, Bob & Ryan for their wonderful talents in creating this work. She appeared on Broadway in Inherit the Wind (George C. Scott, Charles Durning), and The Price (Eli Wallach, Hector Elizondo). Her favorite NYC Theater credits are Beyond the Horizon, A Butterfly on the Antenna, The Locket, and Monetizing Emma. Her film credits include Ivory (Martin Landau, Peter Stormare), and The Reawakening (Gordon Tootootsie, Michael Greyeyes). Dawn is also a playwright. Her plays include: Mangled Beams (part of the 2011 Public Theater’s New Plays Now! Series) Crooked Paths and Silent Quest. She is affiliated with Times Square Playwrights, American Indian Artists, Inc., AEA, SAG – AFTRA and is a past board officer of the American Indian Community House.

Albert Ybarra as Leroy

Albert "Abby" Ybarra has been an active actor since the age of five. Abby performed with the L.A.-based children’s theater touring company, “We Tell Stories,” and starred as a dancer and singer in the musical spectacular “Hollywood Olvidado: Forgotten Hollywood”. Recently he's performed in Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldier, at the Museum of the American Indian, and a staged reading of Beyond Eden at Arena Stage in Washington DC.

Abby has also guest starred on Mr. Belvedere and had many recurring roles in television soaps such as, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, and Generations. He was nominated for an Emmy for his documentary “Nicaragua: Under Siege,” which he wrote, produced and hosted for CBS in Sacramento, California.

Abby, Yaqui/Tohono O'Odham and Zapotec descent, has grown up in the duel culture of the indigenous spirit and actively participates in native tribal activities throughout the country. 

Freedome Bradley as Jacob

Freedome is currently the Director of Theatre for SummerStage and the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater. He produces and commissions new works with some of the most talented artist and performers in New York. In addition to presenting work from artists of various genres, he has worked with several off - Broadway theater companies to create bold and imaginative works that stretch the boundaries of what theater is and can be.

Veracity Butcher as Vera

Veracity is a native New Yorker with degrees in Theatre and Arabic from Middlebury College. New York credits include These Seven Sicknesses directed by Drama-Desk nominee Ed Iskandar (The Flea), Jeffrey M. Jones’ A Letter From Omdurman (The Flea); Karen O’s Stop The Virgins directed by Adam Rapp (St. Ann’s Warehouse); William S. Yellowrobe’s Thieves (The Public Theater); and Tommy Smith’s Demon Dreams (The Gene Frankel Theater). In addition to her work at The Flea, Veracity has performed at Dixon Place, INTAR, 45 Bleecker, La Mama, and The Atlantic Theater. She is currently seeking representation for legit Theater and Film work. www.veracitybutcher.com

David Fierro as Neal

THEATER: NEW YORK: Classic Stage Company: As You Like It Riverside Theater: Love's Labor's Lost, Three Sisters, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Good Person of Szechwan 3LD: The Corsair REGIONAL: Shakespeare and Company: The Comedy of Errors, More Words! More Play! Berkeley Rep: Argonautika, The Pillowman, Mother Courage San Francisco Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night's Dream Marin Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives of Windsor TV: Blue Bloods, The Following, Person of Interest Gotham FILM: Side Effects, home, Il Giorno in Piu TRAINING: Columbia University School of the Arts MFA Acting Graduate

Robert Baumgardner as Sam

Robert  is excited to be working with everyone on the Eagle Project. He is a member of the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (irteinfo.wix.com/irte) which has performed at both the Portland Improv Festival, and the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival. He has performed off-Broadway with Pan Asian Rep, and regionally on such stages as the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ, Indiana Rep in Indianapolis, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He has also performed Shakespeare in New York, North Carolina and of all places Milan and Rome, Italy. He is a member of the Actors Studio, and a member of both AEA, and SAG-AFTRA robertbaumg.wix.com/actor

Ryan Victor Pierce as Calvin

Ryan is Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape, originally from Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

Upon graduation from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Ryan has performed in various readings, staged readings, and full productions at such renown theatrical institutions as the Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop, New Dramatists, LaMaMa E.T.C., Playwrights Horizons, and New York City Opera at Lincoln Center. Some highlights include: Dead Man Walking, The Cherry Orchard, Baal, and Tartuffe. In film, he has worked on A Beautiful Mind and A Thousand Roads.

Throughout his career, Ryan has also devoted much of his time performing in and helping to develop theatrical works of indigenous people from the US and around the world. Many of those works have been developed and performed at the American Indian Community House of New York City, AMERINDA, The Culture Project, Times Square Playwrights, the Australian Aboriginal Theater Initiative, as well as the United Nations.  AEA SAG AGMA

Joleen Wilkinson as Christen

Joleen Wilkinson is happy to be working with The Eagle Project once again, having previously workshopped Wood Bones at the Lark Center for Play Development. Joleen just appeared in the F*It Club’s Spring Fling in Joe Tracz’s Beyond the Sea and was featured in David Parr’s Pluto is Listening at the Watertower Theater in Dallas, TX. NYC credits include Joe Tracz's Song for a Future Generation (Management Company) and Bea Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (Ars Nova); David Parr's Mimi at the 44th Parallel (O'Neil Finalist) and The Great White Way. Regional credits include Dirty Blonde, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Urinetown. Upcoming projects include the film Eleanor Rigby is Waiting. Joleen is a member of the acting company for Susan Lori Parks' class "Loving the Living Playwright" and maintains a private voice studio in the city. 

Eden Sanaa Duncan-Smith as Mary

At 5’ 1, Eden Sanaa Duncan-Smith stands firm and tall as a powerhouse. This award winning starlet has two Broadway shows (Fences, Lion King) to her credit, several commercials and two indie films. A dancer by training, she has used her musical theater skills that she honed at Purelements: Evolution in Dance to impress the entertainment community worldwide. She is also a proud member of the Girl Be Heard performance group. Influenced early on by Arthur Mitchell, Kenny Ortega and Viola Davis, she believes service and excellence are keys to becoming a legend. As an African-American with Native American roots, she hopes that Wood Bones serves as an entry point for a voice in American Culture often times ignored. Eden is in AEA, SAG/AFTRA eligible

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