In this one woman show, WHOA MAN, Briana Morris dreads turning 30 and celebrating her milestone birthday, so she turns to the women in her family to help resolve this quarter life crisis. From her queen pin cousin's thoughts on power, to her estranged aunt Bonnie's story on escaping prison, to the introduction of Breyonce Fierce, Morris tells this story through unconventional characters who march to the beat of their own hightops and stiletto pumps. She reminisces on growing up in America's City, the great Chicago circa 1997 and losing her mom at a young age. Childbirth, revenge and sex are just the beginning topics of Briana's family gathering. In this solo performance, Morris learns the ultimate truth about getting older... Birthdays are a BITCH!
Briana "B Mor" Morris is an actress who writes and produces. Hailing from the Windy City of Chicago, IL, she has a foundation in theatre that lives for the core of storytelling and probing the discoveries of life. When she’s not in front of the camera or on stage, you can usually find her behind the scenes — actively transforming a story from script to screen. She graduated from Lincoln Park High School as a drama major and is an alumna of the Mecca, Howard University. Her creative curiosity has taken her to the South of France, Italy, Jamaica and the Cannes Film Festival, twice! Throughout her career, B continues to find ways to develop and produce unparalleled narratives through her companies, B Mor Productions and B Mor Studios. To date, she has produced and starred in various films: Over the Edge, TEMP, GENIUS, Sketchcism: Mor Laughter Please! Her film credits include: FETCH, My Attitude, The Resistance and Friends, Family & Lovers. Her directing/assistant directing credits include: Green Grass, Attention AmeriCa: We Beg Your Pardon, Behind the Laughter Vlogumenary, Chemistry & Timing, Sour Patch. She has had the opportunity to work with WB, ABC, BET, and HBO. Her goal in life is simple – to have fun doing what she loves. “Earn Your Sleep” is her motto and this is what drives her everyday.
Tiffany Yvonne Cox
Tiffany Yvonne Cox is a 1st generation Trinidadian actress, producer, writer, and director. She began her professional career interning at The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. This launched her into the Chicago Theatre scene where she worked with companies such as Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The House Theatre, and The Goodman. After her first TV role on Chicago Fire she decided to move to LA where she has worked on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Dead To Me, and the upcoming film Ford V. Ferrari. When not on screen or stage, Tiffany volunteers with non-profit organizations such as CSH Speak Up! where she supports those who have experienced homelessness to share their stories with legislation. She realized bringing minority stories to the forefront was something she could easily create through her art. She began producing her own creative work beginning with the Digital Series COMMUNE. Followed by her directorial debut of a short film called ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE. You can continue to follow Tiffany’s work at www.tiffanyyvonnecox.com
Nickolas Vaughan is an accomplished performing and visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. He recently performed ’Til You Make It, a one-man show that he wrote/produced in Los Angeles, New York, and was selected for the TAG Solo Show Festival at The Actor's Group Studio. Film credits include, Civies, Carson, and the upcoming Darkest Light. Theatre credits include: AMAS Musical Theatre: Play It By Heart, I’ll Take It; Ford's Theatre: Our Town, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Nickolas has performed extensively in the Washington, DC area, working at prominent theaters including The Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, Signature Theatre and Studio Theatre, among others. Nickolas is the Co-Creative Director of Show:UP!, a pop-up, immersive ,theatrical dining experience based in New York. He earned a BFA at Howard University.www.nickolasvaughan.com
NAÄRAI is incredibly grateful for this opportunity! She hails from Sarasota, FL, where she trained at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, under the tutelage of her father, Nate Jacobs. A proud Howard University graduate, she received her BFA in Theatre Arts, magna cum laude. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2015, NAÄRAI has been focused on pursuing her music career. She has provided background vocals for Tori Kelly, Kirk Franklin, Logic, Alessia Cara and Beyonce at Coachella Music Festival and Kanye West. Credits: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: Black Nativity, Little Shop of Horrors, Songbirds of the 70s, Jazz Hot Mamas. Howard University: For Colored Girls…, Breath/Boom (, Insurrection. The Eve of Jackie (National Black Theatre Troupe, Adrienne Arsht Center). And Witness Uganda at the Wallis Annenburg.
Eugene Parker is an Actor, Singer/Songwriter, Director, Producer, and Writer. He has starred in several theatrical productions like The Cay and Katrina, The Girl Who Lost Her Name (Vittum/Adventure Stage Theater), and Superior Donuts. He has starred in television shows like “ Chicago Fire (Pilot for NBC 2013 ), The Matadors, The Beast , Leverage and E.R. Also, he has played in many films. The Dark Knight, Source Code, with Jake Gyllenhal (2011) , The Strip, The Samaritan, Trapped In The Closet “( R. Kelly Video )“, and has worked in several national commercials, Long John Silver (Crying Onion Man), Ourtime.Com, McDonalds, H&R Block, Illinois Drunk Driving, and many more local spots. Eugene is currently producing 2 Indie Feature Films and a Web Series for the Fall. His Production Company has produced PSA's for Health Awareness organizations, Afterschool/Summer Programs and other youth projects around the Chicagoland.
ALL THINGS STARTED
WITH A BLACK WOMAN'S VAGINA
THE FAMILY TREE
TALK TO ME
“Every audience member will see a little piece of themselves or a woman they know within this show.” -Tiffany Yvonne Cox, Director
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