Rated PG13 – 45 minutes
9/28 @ 3:00pm @ Frenetic Theater Patio
Cafe Red is supposed to be a place where art can exist for art’s sake, but the outside world keeps interfering. The young artists must confront its judgments and prejudices. Cafe Red is a unique, immersive, immediate piece of theatre created by the actors/playwrights, all juniors and seniors at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Through performance poetry, music and rap, monologues, scenes, movement, and a live social experiment in which the audience participates, these emerging artists explore the micro-aggressions and other forms of discrimination they encounter on a daily basis.
Chris Bennett is a senior at The Houston High School for Performing and Visual Arts, where he has appeared in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dream Girls, and An Ideal Husband. Upon graduation, Chris hopes to obtain a BFA in Film & Television Production in order to continue his education in acting. Chris wants to thank both his parents for letting him pursue his dreams and especially his mother for constantly pushing him for greatness. Let go and let ART.
Jazmine Blas is a musical theatre student at HSPVA. She is 17 years old and is currently a senior. She hopes you enoy Cafe Red!
Fritz Eagleton is a senior in the high school Drama program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He spent three years at HSPVA where he had the privilege of creating Cafe Red with his friends and collegues under the insighful direction of Ms.Scheid. Fritz’s theatre credits include Our Town and A Christmas Carolat the Alley Theatre; An Ideal Husband, A Midsummers Night’s Dream and Snow Angel at HSPVA.
Jade Jackson is a senior from HSPVA. She has received acting training all four years from her high school.
Raven Moore is a senior theatre student at HSPVA. Her performance credits include genres from All In the Timing to The Importance of Being Earnest. She’s excited to perform at the Fringe Festival and wants to thank Troy Scheid for bringing Cafe Red to life!
Joi Pierre is a senior at The High School for Performing and Visual Arts were she studies theatre. She is so excited to be performing Cafe Red again.
Kaylin Smith is a senior at HSPVA and has been studying theatre since she was in Elementary School! She hopes everyone enjoys the show!
Troy Scheid, an HSPVA graduate, is a theatre director and educator. Her work has been seen at Main Street Theater, Texas Repertory Theatre, Black Lab Theatre, the Landing Theatre Company, HSPVA, and others. She produces innovative theatre for everyone with her own group Brave Little Company, touring through Young Audiences of Houston since 2013.
Jessica Stevens is a senior lighting and makeup/wig designer at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Daisha Warren attends HSPVA as a senior in the theatre department. Creating Cafe Red has been one of the best experiences of my high school years. Hope you enjoy.