Justin Whitener as T.O. 

Justin Whitener recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.F.A in Theatre Studies. He was recently seen in a reading of Travis Tate’s Queen of the Night (Salvage Vanguard Theatre), Bob Schneider’s music video for “Lake Michigan” as well as the short film “Tuskegee,”  (UT’s School of Radio-Television-Film). Justin is based in Austin and plans to stay for the next year as he continues to branch out into new opportunities. 

Ashley Hazzard as Prima

Ashley is excited to join New Manifest Theatre Company in their regional premiere! She recently graduated with her B.A. in Musical Theatre from Oral Roberts University and has made her home in Austin for the past two years to pursue her career in theatre. Recent roles include Annelle in Steel Magnolias, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Bloody Mary in South Pacific and Lena Horne in Cotton Club

Hollis Lapree Edwards as Lord Style

Hollis Lapree Edwards Bio






AJ Reyes as Roy

AJ Reyes is an actor, singer, writer, and filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. He has studied at The Actor’s School and The Institution Theater. Most recently, he was seen as Paul in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Georgetown Palace Theatre), Turkey in Honk! (Austin Summer Musical for Children), and Chino in West Side Story (EmilyAnn Theatre). When he’s not running late for something, you might find him looking at his bank account wondering why. AJ is a 2012 Lambda Literary Fellow and has been a starving artist since the very, very late ’80s. Follow his work on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram: @ajreyesf13

Khali McDuff-Sykes as Professor Brown

Khali Sykes is a undergraduate student studying Acting and Sociology at the University of Texas in Austin. She has been seen in In the Heights, A Christmas Carol, and Beauty and The Beast (ZACH Theatre)She played Barb in Motherwitch, Mary in Matawan (UT Theatre and Dance), and Allie Altruist in The Tiny Banger (Trinity Street Players). She is also a member of the Frankie Wo(men) Collective here in Austin and teaches at ZACH Theatre. She is thrilled to be a part of such a touching show.