KEELAY GIPSON (Playwright) is a multi-disciplinary artist including work as an actor, filmmaker, writer and director. As an actor he has performed in world premiere musicals such as Quanah (Pace New Musicals), with music by Grammy Award winner Larry Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers, and Darling (Pace New Musicals) by Ryan Scott Oliver and Brett Ryback.
He has directed productions of Red Light Winter and See What I Wanna See (Studio 501) in New York as well as new plays and concert pieces including Sign o’ the Times(Duplex Cabaret Theater) and Blood(Manhattan Repertory Theater). He has assisted on projects such as The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis, White’s Lies starring Betty Buckley (New World Stages) and Boeing-Boeing (Mar-Va Theater).
His work as a playwright has been seen at the Wild Project and HERE Arts Center in NYC. His play Guest Lecture has had readings at Pace University and the Landing Theatre Company in Houston, TX. He helped adapt the New York Times bestselling novel The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake into a theater piece with a group of writers in summer 2012. He has been featured in The Advocate, Next Magazine and Time Out New York for his play N/F.
You can see more of his work here.
REBECA RAD (Directress) hails from Brazil by ways of Florida & Michigan. They are also an Actress/Teacher/Spirit guide. Select NYC Credits: The House of Bernarda Alba, Our Urban Jungle, Once On This Island, West20East, Bad Blood, Make Me Bad, Confirmed, Adam Guettel: In Concert, Theatre 167, Other Forces (Incubator Arts), 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, The Public Theater, Lincoln Center, The Bushwick Starr, The Flea, Target Margin Theatre, Theatre Plastique, The Brick, Duplex, FOX, Discovery Channel, PBS, MTV, MTV2, MTVDesi, Multishow. BFA Pace University. Interlochen Arts Academy. @RebecaRad
JOSH ADAM RAMOS (Producer) produced the world premiere of The Lost as part of the 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, which received four Planet Connections Awards including Outstanding Play with Music. He previously collaborated with Keelay Gipson on Sign o’ the Times, a one-man show by Donell James Foreman featuring the music of Prince (The Duplex). Josh has also produced Britton Smith’s solo debut concert A Musical Exploration of Love at 54 Below. Performance credits include The Adventures of Oklahomo (NYMF), Ryan Scott Oliver’s Darling (Pace New Musicals), The Waypoint (Berkshire Fringe & MASS MoCA), Rachel Bloom’s Sing Out Louise! (UCB Theater NY + LA), Chautauqua! (Public Theater), and national tours of Duck for President and Skippyjon Jones (TheatreworksUSA). Training: Pace University. @joshadamramos
BRITTON SMITH (Composer) was born in Dallas, TX. Broadway: After Midnight. Upcoming: Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party at New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center. Britton was recently seen as Subtle Distinction in The Fortress of Solitude at the Public Theater & Dallas Theater Center. NYC credits: Cotton Club Parade (Encores!), Company (
ROBIN SOKOLOFF (Executive Producer/ Choreographer) a multi-disciplinary artist and entrepreneur, Robin spent her twenties developing entertainment concepts for a wide variety of dance companies, venues, record labels, and corporate events nationwide. Her immersive 6 hour rock show, Spotlight Live, ran for two years in the heart of Times Square on Broadway. A production on the forefront of blending high-end entertainment, real-time user generated content, and both offline and online audience participation, Spotlight Live broadcast live on TV nightly while performing for a live for a 3,000 capacity venue. Spotlight enjoyed features on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Whoopi Show, The Montel Williams Show, Fox 5 News, WPIX Channel 11 News, Good Day NY, and NY 1.
With a pioneering vision for a new model in The Arts, Robin opened two exciting businesses of her own in 2013: Loft227 and SCENE. Both niche hi-tech venue spaces have a singular mission: To curate and support new works that inspire, enlighten, and strengthen communities through interactive entertainment. In just two years, her spaces have sponsored over 200 events for up-and-coming tech driven arts companies native to New York City. Robin and her team work around the clock advising young creatives to develop best practices in entrepreneurship and build unparalleled leadership skills – so they may best shape the very industry of their endeavors.
Robin Sokoloff is a graduate of New York University, NEW.Org, and a proud member of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America w/ Local 157. Yes, she even built a railroad. Robin is also a certified NYS Advocate Volunteer w/ the Crime Victims Treatment Center at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt and Lenox Hill Hospitals, helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault become Survivors. robinsokoloff.com
SCOTT F. DAVIS (Associate Director) is a rising senior directing major at Pace University. Recent directing credits at Pace include Electra, Self-Accusation by Peter Handke, Nocturne by Adam Rapp. Scott also directed for The Emerging Artist Theatre New Work Series this past fall. Scott is so grateful for this beautiful experience with such giving and incredible artists. Get Lost!
AUNDRIA BROWN (Associate Producer/ Stage Manager) is a Carolina native with a degree in acting from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Recent New York Credits include STIGMA by Keelay Gipson at HERE ARTS CENTER, Young Playwrights Incorporated Reading Series, 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, Sonnet Repertory’s Collaborative Series and New Form Digital’s Mr. Student Body President. @dria_danitra #earthhuggingypsythuggin
AARON MARSHALL-BOBB (Bobby) is a child of the world who hails from Brooklyn. His previous credits include Once On This Island, The Blue Room, Queens Boulevard. Training: BFA, Pace University; Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.
QUEEN NEFERTIRI ZULU (Jermay’ne) is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, dancer and actress from Brooklyn, NY. Inspired by “In Living Color” and “The Cosby Show,” acting became her interest at a young age. Her training yields from Talent Unlimited High School, Penn State University, New York Film Academy and HB Studios. She has been a part of over a dozen productions from film (“The Urge”), television appearances (“Broad City” and “The Slap”) and theatre (Reefer Madness and A Slip in Time). She continues to expand her catalog in music, acting and dancing, and is proud to be a part of The Lost.
XAVIER REMINICK (Jimmy) re-joins The Lost this summer after originating the role of Jimmy at last year’s Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. A Cleveland native, Xavier began performing in musicals, ESU Shakespeare competitions, and dabbled in freestyles & writing/recording raps on and off since high school. Notable NYC credits include the world premiere of the one-man show (Mary)Todd by Dennis Bush (winner of three Fresh Fruit Festival Awards including Outstanding Actor), as well as productions at La MaMa E.T.C., Connelly Theatre, Access Theatre, TheatreLab, and T.J. Byrnes Bar & Restaurant. He can be seen in (Mary)Todd again this summer (July 16, 18 and 20) at Wild Project as part of the Fresh Fruit Festival’s Encore Showcase. Regional credits include Great Lakes Theatre’s The Tempest, and Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s Titus Andronicus and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Pace University, BFA Acting. All love everything to this unreal crew, especially the #1 Rebeca, and you.
OLANDER WILSON (Levin) is an actor/stand-up comedian from the small, country town of Lake City, SC. He grew up on a dirt road, in the woods on a farm—the complete opposite of NYC. Big O, as he is known, graduated from USC in May 2014 and took his talents to NYC in August 2014 with $50 in his pocket and a dream. His recent credits include Yellowman, Complete Female Stage Beauty and A Streetcar Named Desire. He is so blessed to be a part of this production. @BigO5_
JUDY BROWN-STEELE (Antiqué) is excited to be making her NYC debut at SCENE in THE LOST. She has studied voice, acting, and movement and cannot wait to share her talents with the rest of the wonderful cast. She’d like to thank God for all of his blessings and New York City for providing such a wonderful place to not only share, but live and breathe creativity.
JUSTIN SAMS (Edmond/Drag Queen). HELLO DAAAAAAHLINGGS!! Favorite credits include: “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC), Life and Death of Kenyon Phillips (The Box, Joe’s Pub) Dreamgirls (international tour), Hairspray (OCTC), Kiss Me, Kate (ABT), Vivement Dimanche (Paris, France). See Justin in the new web series “First Dates” as Ricky this summer. Thank you Mom, Dad, and Elliott Jr. for your prayers and support! Major love to my “studio” family and Team Justin #youknowwhoyouare xoxo. @jsams91
LAUREN LELAND (Ms. White Lady/Mrs. Money/Gay Boy) is a native Floridian with a degree in musical theater from the University of Tampa. She studies at T. Schrieber Studios under the direction of Peter Jensen. Recent New York credits include Vote for Me: A Musical Debate at Roy Arias Stages, and Hair at the Secret Theatre. Much love to Keelay, Rebeca, Robin and this talented cast for the opportunity to tell such a powerful, incredible story. LaurenLeland.com