Roosevelt was last seen in BTT’s production of “Tommy J and Sally” by Mark Medoff, Radio Golf” by August Wilson and would like to thank Black Theater Troupe for allowing him to be a part of their season.
He was first seen in the critically acclaimed production of “Revenge of a King”. He reprised his role of Mr. Parker in the BTT’s performance of Revenge at 2009’s National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem NC. Roosevelt is also a valley poet/mc/inspirational speaker, web and graphic designer who has had the pleasure of being in BTT’s productions “Black Nativity,” “Father’s and Other Strangers” understudied for “Fences”.
He also has performed in a stage play by Tony Rose and South Phoenix Youth Center with Project Brave called “Phoenix City Starchild. Also with valley renown Black Poet Ventures productions such as Susan Lori Parks “The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World”, “Echo Verses”, Between the Sheets, “Cool Like That” a tribute to Miles Davis which won best of the St. Louis Fringe Festival, “Float Like A Butterfly” a tribute to Muhammad Ali, Desert Stages “A Raisin in the Sun”, and “Rhyme Deferred” with the Project Brave initiative.
Roosevelt is humbled by his participation in the Valley’s Theater community and grateful for all the opportunities it has afforded him.
Popularly known under the stage name Mocha, NDGO Sista has achieved great levels of success within the Phoenix Arizona community and beyond. With her great ability to teach, lead, entertain and inspire, NDGO has earned the high ranking title of QUEEN.
Chicago, IL born and raised, Mocha has called the Arizona Valley home for decades, blazing trails within different mediums and genres in the artist community, as a playwright, actress, singer and songwriter. Since 1997, Mocha has worked with many local and out of states talents allowing her to be apart of so many great projects, events and performances as a solo artist, with her group Drop Skwad and her live band. With her most recognizable quote “If it doesn’t evolve me, it doesn’t involve me,” Mocha uses her musical talents and gifts to evolve herself and audience. You can stay in touch with NDGO Sista via Facebook.com/mizzmocha.
Kathleen Tate is a Phoenix native and has been acting for four years in several plays, films and voice over work. Recent/favorite credits include The Love Disorder with iTheatre Collaborative at Herberger Theatre, The Love Thing with Big I Entertainment at Black Theatre Troupe and Death of the last Black man in the entire world with Black Poet Ventures. She has also recently done stage management with New Carpa Theater for shows such as The American Dreamer and Lost Boys Found under the direction of James Garcia. Kathleen is excited to make her debut with Saucy Publishing and is appreciative to Roosevelt and Mocha for this opportunity. She gives many thanks to her friends and family for their continued support and love.
AMA SPIRIT (MYSTIC BLU)
MysticBlu a soul singer, songwriter, poet, emcee, musician, radio host, actress, and evolutionist hails from Minneapolis, MN.
She began her journey of expression at a very young age and has had a passion to continue this expression for a lifetime.
MysticBlu is music, she is expression, and lives her life as such everyday.
A believer in truth and inspiration, MysticBlu states she was placed here on this planet to bring about truth, to uplift and inspire through every word spoken and every melody sung. Her vision and passion is to reveal her soul through her art and take everyone a little Higher.
MysticBlu has had the honor to open up for artist such as: Immortal Technique, Brandy, Jill Scott, KRS-ONE, Black Eye Peas, Lupe Fiasco, Bilal and Pigeon John. MysticBlu now resides in Phoenix, AZ and performs and acts all around the valley and surrounding areas. Her debut album “I Am” was released on July 11th, 2014. You can purchase the album on itunes, cdbaby, bandcamp and her personal website.
Sammy Brown was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He has been dancing since the age of five; his first dance group was the Phoenix-based Ghetto Government, a dance crew which brought together boys and girls around the city to dance for local charities, events, and competitions. His dancing background also includes solo performances at local venues, various dance crews, and back up dancing for local pop singer Katelyn Brooke. His first professional experience was TJP (The Janet Project), a live production of singer impersonators such as Usher, Ciara, and Michael Jackson. Besides the dancing facet, Sammy loves entertaining large crowds of people by creating amusement and excitement for the audience. He’s also performed along side of Zazi Z and the Z-Squad, a local impersonator that impersonated Ciara, & Aaliyah. He is now part of a local impersonation group of people named FameFusion.The group impersonators range from Taylor Swift to Janet Jackson, from Pink to Ciara, from Ariana Grandé to a member of a group he himself impersonates called “The Jabbawockeez”. Calling himself “The Lost Jabbawockee”.
Joia is a dancer who’s practiced ballet, pointe, modern, tap, jazz, and lyrical dance. She has danced in “The Snow Queen” at the Herbger Theater in 2004, and “Black Nativity” at the Black Theatre Troup in 2015.
Alia Haynes-Davis is ecstatic to be making her debut in Black History vs. Black Struggle. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2014. During Alia’s free time she enjoys singing, writing, and shopping.
Cherish Lindsey is an energetic, charismatic 7 yr old, extremely excited about her very first On-Stage appearance. She is in 3rd grade and loves to sing, dance, act, read and write stories. She also has an interest in fashion. Cherish is formally a member of the Encore Dance group wherein she has performed at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, AZ as well as the Arizona State Fair. Cherish would like to thank her parents, family and friends for their continued support and love throughout the beginning of her journey.
Chelsea J. Williams is extremely excited for the opportunity to participate in her first play with Saucy Publishing. She is in the 4th grade and enjoys art, science, music and reading. She has taken ballet, tap, jazz and gymnastics at Sun Dance Studios. She is grateful for her Mother and Father for always encouraging her to achieve her goals and to reach for the stars.
Roosevelt Watts III is a very talented young man who loves to break dance, sing, build things, help his father and play with his brother. Roosevelt III was seen in “A Journey to a Purpose” production at Phoenix Center for the Arts, has been in short film productions with his mother, and Black Theatre Troupe’s “Black Nativity”. He is very happy to be performing in this production with his dad and brother.
Musa F. Watts is a very talented young man who is flexible, loves to dance, draw, read, and perform with his father and play with his brother. Musa was seen in performances with his father, Roosevelt, at the My Life My Fest festival, “A Journey to a Purpose” production at Phoenix Center for the Arts, and this year at Tempe Juneteenth Event. He has also been in short film productions with his mother and Black Theatre Troupe’s “Black Nativity”. He is very happy to be in this production with his dad and brother. His favorite thing to do is play BASKETBALL!!!
What another grand experience for History Vs Struggle and those who attended. We thank Nyame and Nyamewaa(Amen Ra and Amenet Rait), the Supreme Being for guiding through us tonight. We appreciate every Ka and Ba(spirit and soul) that gave us your time to acknowledge this great work by Dasean Howell and Roosevelt Watts. To even be apart of this has been a phenomenal part of my life. As a Muntu, I am a service to the Black community.
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