Cast

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Desara Gjoni (Harper) is delighted to make her Off-Off-Broadway debut in H.O.M.E. She studies Theatre and Psychology at City College of New York. Recent Theatre works include, lead role as Marianne in Tales From The Vienna Woods (Aaron Davis Hall), Sister Claire in Incorruptible (Compton Goethals), Welcome to Banksbridge as Janet Logan (CG), and The Rental as Sonya (Compton Goethals). She is honored to work alongside the incredible cast and creative team!

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David Joel (Issac) is a native of Washington, D.C. He moved to NYC to pursue his passion for acting and is a Meisner trained actor having studied at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre. He has numerous theatre, film, & voiceover credits. He has won awards for his performances as Alfred in Tales from the Vienna Woods, and as Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun. He is a recent graduate of The City College of New York receiving a BA in Theatre. David feels blessed to be a part of such a wonderful production, and thanks his friends and family for all their love and support.

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Esteban Rodriguez-Alverio (Adam) is a performing artist. He received his acting training from the Department of Theatre & Speech at the City College of New York (CCNY) and Youth Onstage! (a program of the All Stars Project). His notable roles include: Carl in Getting Out; Gilbert in Everything in the Garden; Charity Supervisor in Inspector General; Ché in Ché; King / Soldier in a Season in the Congo. Moreover, he recently directed and produced the World of Extreme Happiness at CCNY. Through H.O.M.E., Esteban is very excited to be reprising the role of Adam alongside his peers.

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Kyle Tristan Chua (Ezra) is excited to be working with the Unity Theatre Company of New York's production of H.O.M.E. He is a rising junior at Boston University's School of Theatre, where he is currently pursing a BFA in Theatre Arts Performance. His favorite credits include Max Frisch's The Firebugs and David Ives' A Flea in Her Ear, both performed at the Glendale Theatre Guild in California, and was nominated for the Kennedy Center ACTF Award for both productions. He also enjoys writing, and has an affinity for ice cream.

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Shaunté Truick (Raine) is a stage/film actress in New York City. She received her Bachelors of Arts at The City College Of New York (CCNY). Her recent stage credits include Lysistrata, CCNY's premiere of The Queen and the Clown (Queen), & The Rounded Star (Charity). Her other stage works include Annie: The Musical (Grace), Poof (Florence), and others. She Stage managed Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See and Assistant Stage managed in Comfort Women: A New Musical in 2015. Her recent film credits include Following Phil (2016). She thanks God for all the blessings he's provided her with.

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Kat Peña (8/18 - 8/26) has played roles from Anton Chekhov to singing Stephen Schwartz's music on stage. Her recent credits include Lyuba Ranevsky in The Cherry Orchard, Tiffany in the original play Love on a Broken Ladder, Witch 1 in Shakespeare's Macbeth, Abri in the short film Abri's Story, and a few other short films. As a graduate of The City College of New York, she has costume designed a handful of shows. She is currently working on multiple projects, producing a Shakespeare miniseries, teaching social justice theater with the People's Theatre Project partnering with NYC Public High Schools, and continues to work alongside artists from her alma mater who share her desire to motivate and inspire audiences as well as creating original content that matters. 

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Pilar Gonzalez (8/27 - 9/3) is so excited to join the cast of H.O.M.E. as Charlie. She is an alumni of the City College of New York. Credits include Scheherezade in The Arabian Nights (Aaron Davis Hall), Patty in Tough Love (Fourth Street Theatre), Melanie in The Last Stop (Players Theatre) and Melissa in the original webseries Freedom, among others. She recently co-directed Legally Blonde, Jr. with elementary and middle school children and put up her own devised work entitled I Celebrate Myself: A Conversation with Walt Whitman at the Davenport Theatre earlier this year.

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Lisa Dennett (Madam Sculd) recently agreed to look horrible in a short thriller, The Price of Bones, currently in post-production. She is a member of the sketch comedy group American Candy where she is often cast in roles that require screaming as someone. When not performing, Lisa can be found at the helm of I.D.E.A.S. (Interactive Drama for Education and Awareness in the Schools), a small theater arts education company (www.IDEASdrama.org) or interpreting between English and American Sign Language (ASL). Also a singer, Lisa recently made her cabaret debut at Don't Tell Mama and is beginning work on her next show that will incorporate ASL.
www.LisaDennett.com   FB @Lisa-Dennett   Twitter @Lisa_Denentt

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Larry E. Johnson (Abraham) was most recently seen in The Elephant Pen at The Theater for the New City.  He is originally from Philadelphia and a graduate of Rutgers University. Recent stage credits include Speakeasy at The Theater for the New City, Oklahoma at the Irvington Town Hall Theater, in Irvington NY, and performing with the Charles Moore Dance Theater at Kumble Theater Brooklyn at LIU Brooklyn. He has also performed in Fallen Man: And Other Monologues, The Price of Color, Richard the III, Boys in the Band, The End of the World Party, Dreamgirls, and XDreams. On the Irvington stage he also performed in The Kiss of the Spider Woman, Purlie, Swing!, Kiss Me Kate, A Chorus Line, La Cage Aux Folles, The 2012 Fall Gala: Man of La Mancha, and Ragtime.  He has been a long time member of the Charles Moore Dance Theater, and has danced with other companies such as The Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, Eleo Pomare Dance, and others. Larry thanks God, friends, and family for their love and support.

Understudies

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Dante James Montgomery (Understudy) is a Theatre Major At the City  College of New York. His recent roles include Lunatico in Blu, Mariachi Guy in The Last Stop, Jack from Incorruptible and Graffiti Pete from In The Heights. Dante has also starred in some short films his most recent work was playing Jamie in Who is Rafael Perez which won best film at the BAM 34th Brooklyn College Festival. Aside from being an actor he is also a trained dancer and playwright. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support and is excited to be apart of this new production.

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Diana Burgos (Understudy) Has recently graduated with a Bachelors degree in Theater at the City College of New York. She was the artistic intern for MCC theater Company for a few months where she learned some of the producing side of theater. Some of her works include Deborah Solomon in Sexual Perversity in Chicago, May in Time Flies, Elizabeth in Coming Out, and Anna in The Virtuous Burglar. She is excited to be a part of such an amazing production and making her off off Broadway debut. 


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