Announcing Cast & Crew of The WHY of MY City

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective

is pleased to announce

The WHY of MY City



Mario Farwell Playwright

Gregory S. Carr Director

Dominick Hines aka DJ Domo

Stage Manager & Community Engagement

Willie James aka Sillo Choreographer

Chris Pendleton aka BlueBeatz Audio

Darion Poe aka S.K. Banga Audio

Alexis Allen Brown Costume Design




KP Dennis Performing Artist


Bobby Norfolk Master Storyteller


Rachael Jones as Wanda

Basmin Red Deer as Madam CJ Walker

Ducey Hathaway as Zoot Suit

Branden Lewis as Scott Joplin

Kem Smith, PhD as Tina Turner

Zack Williams as Cool Papa Bell



Raven Alade

Keith Brown

Cali Fleming

Donniesha Hartan

Joshua Johnson

Malik Jones

Aakirah Muhammad

Quannae Noble

Jamal Reid

In the play, a teenage girl manages to save herself from the clutches of gangster Zoot Suit with the help of Scott Joplin, Madam CJ Walker, Cool Papa Bell, and Tina Turner.

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