(Nina “THE NINA” O’Neal) is ecstatic to be in Airness! She was most recently in Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Sweetheart) at the CBT, Circle Mirror Transformation (Lauren) at Flying Anvil Theater, The Real Inspector Hound (Felicity) at the CBT, and The Lacy Project (Lacy) for All Campus Theater. She would like to thank Steve and all of the cast and crew for making this such an amazing process. She would also like her family, friends, and all the amazing professors at the Clarence Brown for their continuous support!
(Gabe “GOLDEN THUNDER” Partridge) is so elated to be working with the CBT for the first time. Throughout the years he’s lived in Knoxville, he has appeared in productions such as Earth and Sky and Clybourne Park with the Theater Knoxville Downtown as well as Oh Freedom with the Word Players. Malik seeks to help others to believe in their dreams, their capabilities and to recognize their responsibility to live their personal truth’s by living his own. Malik thanks his parents for giving him the freedom to walk his own path as well as everyone at the CBT for allowing him to participate in such an epic show.
Davion Tynarious Brown
(Announcer/Sprite Exec/Hooded Figure), is a second year MFA Acting Grad Student at the University of Tennessee/Knoxville. Before joining the UTK roster, Davion spent three years as a freelance actor touring the country. Davion has been cast in a cornucopia of productions, and has held an assortment of iconic roles throughout his career thus far, including; Hamlet (as Hamlet), Macbeth (as Macbeth), No Exit (as Joseph Garcin), just to name a few. You may have seen Davion in the CBT’s productions of A Christmas Carol and Hamlet during the 2019-2020 season. Davion is excited to be back performing again with the CBT, especially in this unprecedented time. Lastly, Davion would like to take this time to thank You for continuing to support the Arts and her Artists.
(Ed “SHREDDY EDDY” Leary) is a third year theatre student, and he is very excited to be a part of Airness. He’d like to thank the CBT, the crew, and his fellow cast members for their dedication to this show over the last year. Rock on folks!”
(David “D VICIOUS” Cooper) Thanks to Steve and the CBT family for letting me be involved. Freshly graduated from UT’s Theatre Department, Brady enjoys his time away from the classroom. He loves to play board games, watch movies, write, woodwork, bike, and be outside. Love to his big ole’ family. Bangarang.
(Astrid “CANNIBAL QUEEN” Anderson) is ecstatic for the opportunity to work with the brilliant cast and crew of Clarence Brown Theatre’s Airness. Previously, Celeste has been seen in Clarence Brown Theatre’s productions of Blithe Spirit, Three Sisters, and Top Girls. She has also performed in All Campus Theater’s productions of The Lacy Project and First Kisses, and an adaptation of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well by First Take Shakespeare. She is currently a fifth-year student pursuing degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Theatre at the University of Tennessee and will be graduating in May. She hopes to continue finding ways to unite her two passions as she moves forward through life and into the working world. She’d like to thank the director, Steve Sherman, for this opportunity, her friends for their constant support and laughter, and her fan club, aka mom and dad.
(Mark “FACEBENDER” Lender) graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s in Theatre in May of 2020. During his time as a student, he was seen at the Clarence Brown Theatre in Exit, Pursued by a Bear, The Madwoman of Chaillot, and The Real Inspector Hound. He was also a member of UT’s long-form improv troupe, “Involuntary Sports Party”! Andrew would like to thank anyone watching today for supporting the arts in a time where it needs all the support it can get. He’d also like to thank all of his mentors, be it actor, director, or professor, from UT that helped him along the way.