To be Updated with new company members…
Christopher Smith (Tom Jones) hails from Olathe, Kansas. He is delighted to be returning to JD Players. Recent credits with JD Players include John Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles(Spring 2014), Balthazaar in Much Ado About Nothing(2013), Spider in James and the Giant Peach(2013) and Father Dewis in Buried Child(2013). He is currently attending his second year at MGCCC where he is completing an Associates of Arts in the Fine Arts. Christopher is the proud recipient of three Golden Ducky Awards in the categories of Best Actor and Lighting Design. He was also awarded the “Theatre Award” given by MGCCC.
Natosha Humphrey (Sophia Western) is from D’Iberville, Mississippi. Although this is her debut performance on the JD Players stage, she is credited for the roles of Nurse in Alice in Wonderland(2010) and Aunt Fauna in Sleeping Beauty(2010) at Centerstage. She is in her first year at MGCCC where she is working towards her Associates of Arts degree. At D’Iberville High School she was an active member of the student government and consistently made Honor Roll each semester. She is the proud recipient of a modeling contract with The Casting Board. She has also received training through Barbizon Acting and Modeling Agency.
Aulora Rusk (Molly, Landlady, Lady Bellaston, Woman 1) is originally from Oxford, Mississippi. Her recent credits include Becca in Rabbit Hole (Fall 2014) and stage crew in 33 Variations(Fall 2014) for the JD Players. Previous to college, she was active with the Hancock High School drama department with such roles as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Balderdash in Sleeping Beauty and Mayzie la Bird in Suessical Jr. She was also a set designer, makeup artist and crew on various projects at that school. Currently, she is a first year student at MGCCC as she works towards an Associates of Science in Mathematics. She is the proud recipient of the ACT Scholarship and Legacy Scholarship given by William Carey. She has competed at MTA throughout her high school career where she has received awards for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Monologue, and Best Solo Musical.
Jonathan Pittman (Backstage Crew) comes to us from Slidell, Louisiana. His recent acting credits include Bert Cates in Inherit the Wind(2015) for Centerstage and Ludwig von Beethoven in 33 Variations(Fall 2014) for JD Players. Before coming the Gulf Coast, Jonathan was cast in roles including Macavity in Cats and Grantaire in Les Miserables for Playmakers Theatre in Covington, LA. He has also held technical positions for the JD Players’ productions of Rabbit Hole, Godspell and the Hound of the Baskervilles. Jonathan is currently in his second year at MGCCC where he is completing his Associates of Arts Degree. He was the proud recipient of the Excellence in French award in 2014.
Joshua Boney (Squire Allworthy, Black George, Maclachlan, Servant, Lord Fellamar) is from Ocean Springs, Mississippi. His recent credits include Howie in Rabbit Hole(Fall 2014) with the JD Players, Everyman in Everyman(2013), Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors(2013), Tartaglia in A Love for Three Oranges(2012) with the Robert E. Hirsche Performance Center, and George in Our Town(2012) at the Ocean Springs Auditorium. He is currently attending his first year at MGCCC where he is working towards an Associates of Arts in Musical Theatre. Joshua has received awards for his participation in Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi R.A.T Pack and a All Star Cast for Everyman.
Kendrell P. McGravey (Squire Western, Doctor) is from Gulfport, Mississippi. His recent credits include Anton Schindler in 33 Variations(Fall 2014) for the JD Players. He has been acting with WINGS for eight years where he has performed over twenty plays. He is currently a first year student at MGCCC where he is working towards his Associates of Arts in Fine Arts. He has won Best Supporting Actor and Outstanding Performance awards at MTA during his high school theatrical career.
Hadley Hill (Bridget Allworthy, Mrs. Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Western, Maid, Woman 3) hails from Pass Christian, Mississippi. Her recent credits for the JD Players include Clara in 33 Variations (Fall 2014), Hadley in Godspell (Spring 2014), and Actress 3 in A Voice of My Own(Fall 2013) . Hadley is currently attending her second year at MGCCC where she is completing an Associates of Arts in Music. Hadley is the proud recipient of Dot Hector & Gretchen Harris Memorial Scholarship and has also received a choir scholarship.
Nicholette Salinas (Jenny Jones, Mrs. Waters, Maid, Woman 4) is from Biloxi, Mississippi. Her recent credits for the JD Players include Nicholette in Godspell (Spring 2014) and Earthworm in James and the Giant Peach(2013) . She is currently attending her second year at MGCCC where she is completing her Associates of Arts Degree. Nicholette was awarded the “All Star Cast” for her role in Almost, Maine and the award of “Best Musicality” for her part in Rhythm City.
Daniel Ridge (Thwackum, Fitzpatrick, Servant, Hangman) comes to us from Tupelo, Mississippi. His recent credits include Malcolm in Macbeth, Farquaad in Shrek the Musical, Kyle in Legally Blonde, and Chuck in Footloose for WINGS. He is currently attending his first year at MGCCC where he is working towards an Associates of Science in Computer Science.
Justin Sexton (Stage Manager) hails from Orlando, Florida. He recent credits for the JD Players include Light Board Operator for Rabbit Hole (Fall 2014), Stage Manager for 33 Variations (Fall 2014), Spotlight Operator for Godspell (Spring 2014) and Crew for Hound of the Baskervilles (Spring 2014) . This is his second year at MGCCC where he is completing an Associates of Science in Chemistry. Justin is the proud recipient of a Theatre Scholarship awarded to him through MGCCC.
Robbie Cornelson (Master Bliful, Curate, Ensign Northington) is from Biloxi, Mississippi. Recently he held the position of Sound Board Operator in 33 variations with the JD Players. This is Robbie’s first year at MGCCC where he is working towards an Associates of Arts in General Studies.