MODERN DAY BLACK GAY
Modern Day Black Gay, MDBG, is an introspective web-series that explores what it means to be Black and Gay in modern society.
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"I'm my type of gay guy"
- Malcolm Hughes
MDBG Cast & Crew
Donja R. Love (Creator/Director) is a Philadelphia born and raised playwright, screenwriter, and director. His stageplays include: The Dead Nigga Poem, After The Dead Die, and How To Kill A Child and A Demon. His screenplays included: System/Report (webseries), Houseflower (short film), and Modern Day Black Gay (webseries). He’s the co-founder and creator of Ademide Theatre Ensemble and The Each-Other Project. Currently, he resides in Brooklyn, NY and teaches playwriting.
Christopher Livingston (Malcolm) theatre credits include, Off-Broadway: The Urban Retreat (The Public [Studio]), The Architecture Of Becoming (Women’s Project). Regional: The Whipping Man (Portland Center Stage), The White Snake (Berkeley Repertory), Party People, The Imaginary Invalid, Hamlet, Henry the IV Pt. 1, The Pirates of Penzance, and The White Snake (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Romeo & Juliet (Virginia Stage Company), The YouthInk Theater Festival (McCarter), Black Nativity (Intiman). Education: B.F.A. in Acting from Rutgers University.
Eric R. Williams (Trevor) is a proud native of Atlanta, Georgia, born and raised. Theatre credits include, Off-Broadway: Into The Woods (The Public), with Amy Adams. Regional: HAIR. International: Dreamgirls (with Robert Longbottom), among others. Education: Arts Magnet Program at Tri-Cities High School, studying Drama & Musical Theatre and Howard University.
Kalon Hayward (Manny) is an educator, performance artist, and active liberator. He’s originally from Maryland. His New York credits include: Henry V and A Midsummer Nights Dream (The Classical Theatre of Harlem). Education: Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, Fordham University, and the British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford University. He gives thanks to his ancestors. God is Love.
Drew Shade (Tony) was born and raised in Indiana. Previous works include, Theatre: The Invisible Man (a reading with Andre De Shields), Beauty & The Beast (Beast), Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.) Dreamgirls (C.C. White), We Hold On To The Dream (Cab Calloway). Film: "Surfboard" - short film (Troy) "Missing" (Officer Files). He gives thanks to his family, friends, and all that support this journey!
Edward Mawere (Chris) is a Brooklyn, NY native. Theatre credits include: Philadelphia Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's, The Brother Sister Plays (Ogun Size), amongst others. Education: BA in Theatre from Temple University, where he studied with Forrest McClendon, Amina Robinson, and Lee Kenneth Richardson to name a few.
Aundra Goodrum (Derek) came to New York seven years ago because of his love for the arts. Theatre credits include: Cake (American Theater for Actors), B-Boy Blues. Film credit includes: Focus, and many others. He recently completed four seasons with STAR Theatre. He is incredibly honored to be working with the talented crew of MDBG and looks forward to where this journey leads.
Keith Calloway (Josh) has studied Vocal Music, Musical Theater, and Dance for over 15 years. Theatre credits include: Anything Goes (Lead Sailor), Cabaret (Bobby), and The Wiz (The Wiz). He recently finished up a Tri-State tour of No Greater Love (Judas/John) and is currently working on his Upcoming Debut EP. Education: Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington D.C), and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (New York City).
Augustus Wilson (Aaron) is theatre credits include: IYOM (Workshop Theater Company), Flambéaux (Theater for the New City), A Soldier’s Play (South Oxford Theater). Film/TV credits include: No Shade (web-series) and IF (short film). He is excited to be a part of a project that sheds light on the gay community all while fighting stereotypes. Special thanks go out to his family, the MDBG director and cast for their amazing talent!
Brandon Nick (Assistant Director / Executive Producer) is a photographer, teacher and video-journalist. He worked an Asst. Assignment Editor at WBAL-11 in Baltimore while working on an independednt TV series in Washington, D.C. His photography has been featured in newspapers and both print and online magazines. Visit his site here. Education: Bachelor's for Broadcast Journalism at Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY freelancing in film and television.
Malika Oyetimein (Assistant Director/Boss) is the Artistic Director of Philadelphia based:Ademide Theatre Ensemble. Select directing credits include: Hoodoo Love (Yancy Girl Productions & Ademide Theatre Ensemble), Other American Cousins (Plays & Players), Footloose (The College of New Jersey), Young Voices (InterAct Theatre Co. & Philadelphia Young Playwrights), Topdog/Underdog (GoKash Productions). AD credits: Pinocchio, Three Penny Opera, Blue Door (Arden Theatre Co.), A View from the Bridge (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). She is a Teaching Artist and Director with Philadelphia Young Playwrights. She’s a member of the Directors Lab at Lincoln Center Theater and MFA candidate at the University of Washington.