The Original Posse
Melissa is so excited that Pagnecham came into her life (woot woot). A Jackson, MS native, she holds a BFA in drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Favorite credits include: That Bachelorette Show (Off Bway debut), Cafe Le Monde and Night of Power (Columbia Stages), Messiah Complex (DUTF), and Gem of the Ocean (Hangar Theatre).
Barron Bass (Leroy Legend/Music Supervisor) hails from Greenburgh, NY. A former member of The Flea Theatre's company The Bats, he was last seen in stage productions "a cautionary tale" (Derek) and "The Recommendation" (Dwight). You can also catch him on screen, in the web series "New Heights" (Marlon) or short film "Saving Malcolm" (Malcolm X). Most recently, Barron has been doing voice overs everywhere: for Nike, Adidas, The MET. Big thanks to everyone involved!
Alicia began dancing at the Davlin Dance Studio in Berkeley, CA and also studied under Reginald Ray-Savage. After graduating from The Ailey/Fordham program, she toured with Ailey II, Dallas Black Dance Theater, and Philadanco. Alicia has also danced in productions at the Metropolitan Opera, and recently finished her second season as a Rockette in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Shampagne is her first web series and Alicia is thrilled to be a part of it!
Jason is an actor, writer and director, when he's not moonlighting as Jesse L. Martin's seldom-used, consistently-unpaid stunt double and muse. Acting roles include Tom in To Kill A Mockingbird with Mill Mountain Theatre, Othello in Othello with Hudson Valley Shakes, and Soldier #7(?) in King Lear with Theatre for a New Audience (highlight was picking at his bandaged soldier feet just inches from an attentive, if perplexed, front-row Ian McKellen).
A native of Hopkinsville, KY, Kendra Holloway's NYC theater credits include Tailor/Ensemble in the Pulse Ensemble Theater's production of The Taming of the Shrew, Yaya in Vultures at the Roy Arias Theater, Ensemble in the 2014 Fringe Festival Production of Dragon's Breath, and Mona in the stage play reading of My Brother's A Keeper. Holloway is making her television debut in the upcoming TVOne original movie, Definitely Divorcing alongside Robin Givens & Golden Brooks.
David J. Cork is an actor, writer, singer, producer from Indianapolis, Indiana. After transferring from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia to New York University, he completed his BFA in drama from Tisch School of the Arts in 2012. TV/New media credits include Gun Hill (BET) Blue Bloods (CBS) Younger (TV LAND) and Bi: The Webseries (YouTube) which was written by David and produced by his production company, BiUS entertainment.
Melissa has been writing since the age of seven, when she penned the weekly Mickens News newsletter for her family. After co-writing the BiUStv web series 3G, (unaired), she decided to take on the gargantuan task of bringing Pagnecham aka M to the internet.
JASON GRAY is an actor, writer and director, when he's not moonlighting as Jesse L. Martin's seldom-used, consistently-unpaid stunt double and muse. In addition to working with the juggernaut that is Melissa Mickens, he’s developing his short screenplay Guest, a two-hander that personalizes conflicting perspectives on Black male identity and racial duty.
Glenn Quentin is an Actor, Writer, Producer and Director born and raised in Miami, FL. High school alum of New World School of the Arts and BFA Acting graduate of Rutgers University Mason Gross. Past Producer credits include “Red, White and Detroit” (Crownwheel Pictures) “A Walk Within” (Mediafilmz) and “Bi the webseries” (BiUS Entertainment).