Genre: Drama
by Charles Fuller, directed by Kathy Lindboe

A Soldier's Play - At the height of World War II, tensions were brewing overseas as U.S. Armed Forces engaged in a fight for freedom. Yet, at home, many individuals within U.S. Armed Forces were engaged in another fight: the fight for equality. This fight is the backdrop of this timeless piece which delves into the investigation of a murdered officer on a military base in Tynin, Louisiana.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French INC.
About the Company: Diversity Players Of Harlem

Diversity Players of Harlem, strive to ensure education and enlightenment opportunities through diverse forms of artistic and creative medium. It is our ultimate goal to nurture youth of undiscovered talents, and produce platforms for artists of various backgrounds. Furthermore, we believe that effectively meeting our goal will cure some of the societal ills affecting our communities.

Open:   11/07/06
Close:   11/12/06

Tuesday-Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 3pm & 8pm
Sunday at 3pm & 7pm
Theater:   Producers Club Theatres
Address:   358 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$20.00, 10% discount for students and seniors
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Company: Diversity Players Of Harlem         Official Web Site: www.diversityplayersofharlem.com
Shawn Luckey Captain Richard Davenport
Shawn is Diversity Players of Harlem's artistic director, and he actively writes, directs, and produces plays and screenplays. He has appeared in a number of commercials, plays and movies. His theatrical credits include: Charles Fuller's A Soldier's Play; Pearl Cleage's Blues for an Alabama Sky; Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss; Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun; and James Baldwin's Amen Corner. He has also appeared in Rev Run's music video, Mind on the Road, and a NY Lottery Commercial. His directing credits include: Old Man Pete, among other projects, but his love of writing has manifested in the following: The Tenants; He Said/She Said; and A Family's Play. Shawn's film credits include: The Interpreter; American Gangster; and Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna scheduled for a September 26, 2008 release. For more information please visit the following websites:




Marcus Keithlum Moss Private James Wilkie
Marcus "Keithlum" Moss (Private James Wilkie) was born in Louisville, KY.  After working as a vocalist and doing commercial print wear in Kentucky he decided to move to NY. After seeing the original road tour of a Soldier Play in 1985 he changed his goals into acting. He has been in such plays as Ain't Misbehavin, Gospell, Tell the World, The legacy and his one man play My Life as a Clown.  He has done film & TV such as All My Children, As the World Turn, Sex in the City, Law & Order a Sad Sereneade and a new film coming out next year All Screwed Up. He would love to thank God and his family for their support.  


Adrain Washington Corporal Cobb
Adrain Washington (Corporal Bernard Cobb) is a something of a phenom.  Believing in God he fights the odds and continues to do what others tell him he can't.  He is an established theater and film actor who can be seen most recently in Mario Van Peeple's "Hard Luck" or in Sabora Rashid's play "Greener Grasses".  This young star has a lot to offer the world of entertainment.  Continue to keep your eyes on this leader as he leaves a trail of satisfied fans and sets an example for the world of entertainment. 

Dwight Ali Williams Private Smalls

Executive Producer and Director is the founder and CEO of DA’ Right Entertainment. As a child, Dwight Ali experienced the entertainment world by working in commercial print and television commercials. After a break from the business as a teen, Dwight Ali returned to acting on stage. His stage credits include “For This Reason… A Love Story”; “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”; “Amen Corner”; “A Family’s Play”; “A Soldier's Play”; and “The Red Lamp”. He also is active in singing, dancing, song writing, producing, set design, and directing. Dwight Ali has also Directed a number of Productions including the New York Premieres of “He Said, She Said: A Romantic Comedy” by Shawn Luckey, “Love’s Gonna Get Ya!”  By James and Michele Woodson and “Die Laughing the Stage Play” by Marq Overton which staring Kevin “dot com” Brown of  NBC’s Emmy Award Winning 30 Rock in its run at the World Famous Laugh Factor. “Die Laughing” took a look at one man's life who is stricken with breast cancer and his struggle to push past the façade of ignorance and arrogance, in a quest to arrive at awareness and ultimate redemption. 

Jeff Smith Captain Charles Taylor
Jeff Smith (Captain Charles Taylor) has a degree in theatre from the Univ. of Rhode Island and has been living in New York since 2002. He has been concentrating on film work and was last seen in "Tango Octagenerio", featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, and "Dear Mum Something Terrible Happened To Humphrey". Jeff's extremely excited to be working with this terrific group assembled at The Diversity Players of Harlem and would like to thank his friends and family for their unending love and support

Reginald L. Barnes Private C J Memphis
A native of Omaha, NE, Reginald L. Barnes is an "actors' actor" dealing with theater, film and television. He made his NYC theater debut Off-Broadway in "A Soldier's Play" at the Producers Club. He has been featured in productions of "The Wiz", "Medea", "Godspell", "Fences", Chekov's "A Marraige Proposal" and most recently, the Beckmann Theatre's presentation of "Freddie's Big Deal".

In 2002, Reginald was the winner on an episode of NBC's "The Weakest Link", which garnered him some national exposure. He can be seen in the indie films "Read On", "Inhibitions", and "The Skeleptica Effect" which are making waves around the film festival circuit. Reginald would like to thank DPOH and The Laugh Factory for this opportunity, and also his close friends and family for their continued support in his pursuit of his dream. Reginald currently resides in Brooklyn with his heart in Manhattan and can be contacted via his website, www.reginaldlbarnes.com.

James Edward Shippy Corporal Ellis
 James Edward Shippy is originally from Houston, TX where his credits include Giving Up The Ghost, Behind Closed Doors, and playing Martin Luther King Jr. in The Meeting. NY credits include The Last Minstrel Show (finalist in Strawberry One Act Festival, Feb. 07), A Soldiers Play, and August Strindberg's Comrades. Recently he has wrapped up roles in Untitled horror film directed by Richard W. Haines, and Pressure, an urban drama set in Harlem in the 1980's. Much thanks to the DPOH!

Daryl Denner Private First Class Melvin Peterson
Daryl Denner (Private First Class Melvin Peterson) Acting in NYC for over 4yrs. Since then produced and starred in a number of Off-Off Broadway plays and also had parts in independent films and student films. Can also be seen on the Internet show 'News Noir' as the character of 'The Black Sportsman'. One of the founders of the production company Broadway TV Sitcoms, which puts on plays with a TV sitcom atmosphere.

Derrick Lemont Sanders Private Louis Henson
 Derrick LeMont Sanders (Private Louis Henson) a native of Arkansas, works on stage, television, and in film.  This year he has appeared in the film Unknown Soldier which won numerous awards and is now on DVD. He appeared on the daytime drama "As the World Turns" and on the Dick Wolf primetime drama "Conviction". This summer he played the role of Banquo in "Macbeth" in North Carolina. www.DerrickLeMont.com   

Brent Doyle Lieutentenant Byrd
 Brent Doyle has recently performed in Romeo & Juliet at Park Square Theatre; Merchant of Venice with the Minnesota Shakespeare Company, and Diva Daughters Dupree at Penumbra Theatre. This is his premiere production in NYC, and he's pleased to be making it with the Diversity Players of Harlem. 

Jacob White Captain Wilcox
 Jacob White (Captain Wilcox) a recent graduate of The School for Film and Television, Jacob is pleased to be making his debut with The Diversity Players of Harlem. He recently appeared in the political satire musical, "We Love You Johnny Hero" in the 2006 Fringe Festival, and the Italian Renaissance Comedy, "Orlando in Love." Jacob has worked on many short films including, "The Glass Waltz," which was recently chosen as an official selection at The New York International Independent Film Festival. He would like to thank Kathy, and this amazing cast for this great opportunity


Kathy has directed many stage productions in Minneapolis and NYC including favorites: Eric Bogosian's Suburbia, John Patrick Shanley's Beggars in the House of Plenty and Martin Sherman's Bent. She's been a guest Director at NYU Tisch Graduate School for the Arts and worked as guest director with the Diversity Players of Harlem in NYC.  She has also directed several short films and the feature film NONAMES starring James Badge Dale, Gillian Jacobs and Barry Corbin.   This film has won much praise on the festival circuit and is in release on DVD, distributed by Osiris Entertainment.  Most recently, Kathy produced the award winning film, Missed Connections and is the Co-Founder of HomeSweet Films, a film producton company based in LA.

contact:  klindboe@gmail.com for inquiries on upcoming projects.

Kanako Morita (Production Stage Manager) is pleased to be working on her first production with Diversity Players of Harlem. She started her stage-managing career in Japan, and worked with numerous shows including "Beauty and the Beast" (Assistant Stage Manager, Tokyo production) and "The Lion King." (ASM, Tokyo production.) Some of her highlights in New York include "Pacific Overtures" (Supertitle Stage Manager, Avery Fisher Hall and Kennedy Center productions), "Macbeth" (SSM, Brooklyn Academy Music). She is currently the Production Stage Manager for her next Vital Theatre Company production "Vital Signs," which will open in December at McGinn Cazale Theatre.

Paula has been acting in films and on stage for several years. She would like to say thank you to Diversity Players of Harlem for giving her the chance to be apart of this phenomenal production. She would also like to thank God, her family and friends for all their support.
I recently concluded a sucessful run on stage at the Billie Holiday Theater in "Freeda Peoples" written and directed by Joyce Sylvester (of which I cut my hair for as you can see from the pictures). Also staring Nathan Purdee of "One life to live" and "The return of Superfly" and Marilyn Coleman of "Good Times", "Menace II Society" and "Which way is up". I was recently cast in a principal role in Wondering Cut films feature "Around". Completed production of Cubecity's feature film "Liars and Lunatics" as Staples, The Ba Ensemble Production CO's filming of "The Waiting Room" as Martin and Pantomime Pictures Production of "Caged" as Bernie.

Sonya Dunn is an avid supporter of the arts and considers the opportunity to serve with the DPOH team an honor and a "Divine" assignment. "There are many plans in a man‘s heart. Nevertheless the Lord‘s counsel—that will stand."

Proverbs 19:21