An Obie Award and NAACP Theatre Award-winning actor, Tracey was previously seen at Ensemble Theatre Company in the production of Good People. Other Southern California appearances include The Baby Danced Mixed and Fuddy Meers at The Rubicon, Kings, All the Way, Death of a Salesman, In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) and Safe in Hell at Southcoast Rep, as well as productions at The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Center LA, Boston Court Pasadena, Sacred Fools, The Echo Theatre Company and Playwrights Arena. She has performed on stages throughout the U.S. and internationally, including a Broadway National Tour; Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages, Signature Theatre, Soho Rep, P.S. 122 and La Mama Experimental Theatre Club; and regionally at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre, the Guthrie Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The National Theatre in Washington DC, The Denver Center, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company and A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, to name a few. In addition to many commercials, film and television appearances include “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Criminal Minds,” “Strong Medicine,” “Law and Order,” and the Rob Zombie feature “3 From Hell”. She has narrated numerous audiobooks which can be found on audible.com, and is the Artistic Director of Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA. TraceyALeigh.com
Jamison Jones returns to Ensemble after notable performances in Macbeth and Therese Raquin. Other theatre credits include The Christians (Chautauqua Theater Company); Elemeno Pea, Doctor Cerberus (South Coast Repertory); Angels in America, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Othello and the west coast premiere of Maple and Vine (American Conservatory Theatre); The Three Musketeers (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), How the Other Half Loves (Pasadena Playhouse); Arsenic and Old Lace, God of Carnage, The Foreigner, The Lion in Winter, All My Sons, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Rainmaker (La Mirada Theatre); Cyrano de Bergerac (A Noise Within); and the European premieres of Tennessee in the Summer and Purple Hearts (Edinburgh Festival, Scotland). TV credits include Steven Spielberg’s “The Whispers,” HBO’s “True Detective,” “9-1-1,” The. Afterparty” on Apple TV, “Burn Notice,” “Rosewood,” “24,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Terminator,” “CSI: NY,” “NCIS,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Alias,” “That ’70s Show,” “Y&R” and “Will and Grace. Film credits: “Collusions” (with Tom Everett-Scott), “The Lodger” (with Alfred Molina), “Born to Ride” (with William Forsyth), “He Was a Quiet Man” (with Christian Slater and William H. Macy), “Dark Blue” (with Kurt Russell), “Hollywood Homicide” (with Harrison Ford), “Fourth Grade B” (with William Baldwin) and IFC’s “The Wretched.” Jones earned his MFA from American Conservatory Theatre.
Toby Tropper is so very happy, after a two year delay, to make his Ensemble debut in American Son. His regional theatre credits include Rubicon Theatre Company (Noises Off, A Christmas Carol, South Pacific), San Luis Obispo Repertory (Blithe Spirit, Cabaret, The Producers), Lyric Repertory in Logan, Utah (Clybourne Park, A Raisin in the Sun), PCPA, Sierra Repertory, Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival and several seasons with The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville. Toby hails from Ventura, California and he is a proud graduate of the Pacific Conservatory Theatre, class of 2013. www.tobytropper.com
Alex is making his ETCSB debut as Lt. Stokes in American Son. A native of Pembroke, IL, Alex started his acting career over 35 years ago, as an original cast member of the long running “Chitlin’Circuit” stage play The Diary of Blackmen. He later became a regular at The Ensemble Theater Houston…the oldest African American professional theater in the south. And the first African American resident company member at the iconic Tony Award winning Alley Theater in Houston, TX. Over the years Alex has performed in over 60 stage productions over the United States and throughout Europe. His stage credits include…the entire August Wilson canon…(including starring as Troy Maxson in English Theater of Frankfurt Production of Fences) All My Sons, Our Lady of 121st Street, The Boys Next Door, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra (directed and starring Vanessa Redgrave). Alex has appeared in over 50 television shows…including Ken in the critically acclaimed, Emmy award winning FX comedy “Baskets” starring the late legendary Louie Anderson for which he was a nominee for an Emmy award nomination. He also had recurring roles on “Malcolm in the Middle,” ”City Guys,” ”Abbott Elementary” and the popular award winning PBS children series “Wishbone.” Currently he can be seen as Dennis in the hit crime drama series “Carl Webber’s The Family Business” on BET. Additionally Alex has appeared in over 25 films and numerous national television commercials. He is a 4 time NAACP Award winner and 2 time OVATION Award winner for is work as an actor director and producer. Alex has been married to extraordinary actress producer wife Vanessa Paul for 25 years Between them they have 2 adult children as well as 1 grandchild and are the proud great grandparents of A’Myla!!!!
Join James Joyce III, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Coffee With A Black Guy, and American Son Director, Jonathan Fox, for a discussion about the play and its impact on the conversation of racial dynamics in America. www.cwabg.com
A free, lively, and informative half-hour talk in The New Vic courtyard before each Wednesday performance.
Mingle with friends and enjoy a complimentary martini with your ticket purchase. Held in The New Vic courtyard 45-minutes prior to curtain on the second Friday of the run.
Immediately following the final Thursday evening performance, meet members of the cast and participate in an informal 20-30 minute Q&A about the show.
The Zegar Family Foundation
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