VICTORIA MEDINA / Playwright, Director, Producer

Victoria has been invited to participate in The Players Theatre Artist In Residence Program For over twenty years she has dedicated her life to her three passions: photography, writing and performing.  This theatrical journey, One Nation, One Mission, One Promise, represents the climactic 3rd stage of this project which includes all three disciplines along with speaking engagements.  She is so excited to see her trifecta of photos, writing and theater come to full fruition!

It began life as the photographic art exhibit, American Spirit, and was then developed into an Amazon best-selling book entitled One Nation, One Mission, One Promise, featuring exhibit images alongside her original poetry and prose plus quotes from famous and not-so famous Americans.  Images from the American Spirit exhibit were also featured in the debut stage production of the award-winning show, Zuccotti Park – The Musical.

Victoria is also delighted to have joined the Song of Solomon: A New Musical producing team.  She has also produced Latinos and the Business of Acting at the Public Theatre, and has been on the production team of several independent films in Los Angeles.


LAYON GRAY / Consulting Producer

Layon Gray is a theatrical artist that is captivating audiences with each and every play he writes.  Layon has spent more than two decades writing, directing and developing stage plays and films that reflect a wide array of African-American cultural movements, creating new paradigms for the stage and motion picture industry.

Since founding Layon Gray Enterprises, he has guided the company’s growth from a privately held theatre company to one of the entertainment industry’s leading independent companies and a veritable theatre box office force whose may productions include the Off-Broadway Smash Hit Play BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGE.

A native of Louisiana, Gray quickly ascended as one of Los Angeles’ premiere playwrights earning more than 60 nominations and awards for his works since 2000.  Among the honors are the 2012 NYC Inspire Award, the 2012 Al Sharpton Man of Vision Award, the 2012 PCTF Award (Best Director), and the 2010 NY AUDELCO Award (Achievement Award for Excellence) just to name a few.

ANDREW BEALL / Composer & Musical Director

Hailed by New York Classical Review as “spectacularly virtuosic,” international soloist and composer Andrew Beall’s works have been performed around the world.

Beall’s musical, SONG OF SOLOMON, recently finished a sold-out run at the Thespis New York Festival and he released the concept album starring Tony-nominated Ramin Karimloo who leads an all star cast.  The concept album is distributed on Broadway Records.  The album made Broadway Records history when they changed their policy to international shipping due to the demand from fans overseas.

Mr. Beall has released three solo albums on BMP Records: Deliverance and Glass Jungle, and Concerti.  His concerto, Affirmation, was premiered at Avery Fisher Hall and was recently recorded by the Siberian Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Beall has performed on Broadway in The Lion King, Les Misérables, Spiderman, In The Heights, and A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder.

TAI THOMPSON / Stage Manager

Tai Thompson has been grateful to lend her talent on and off stage. Some notabe credits include appearing in Cowboy Cut for the Fourth Annual Schreiber Shorts, Seven Guitars, Aida, and Ragtime. She has previously stage managed 3/Fifths (3LD), Visionary Voices (American Bard Theatre), No Exit (dir. Tonya Pinkins), Motherf*cker with the Hat, Loose Ends , and Alpha66 at T. Schreiber. She recently assistant directed Yellow Card Red Card for the New Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory Festival.  Up next is her one woman show Sticky Tape. She is a Miami native and graduate of Florida State University School of Theatre.




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The Players Theatre has been a jewel in the midst of beautiful Greenwich Village, serving as a magnet for performing artists and their audiences since the 1950s.  This iconic Off-Broadway theater was purchased by Michael Sgouros in 2006 and has since flourished with a multitude of productions, including some of Michael's own in collaboration with his partner Brenda Bell.

Michael Sgouros and The Players Theatre have also been championing artists for many years, and have developed The Players Theatre Musical Theater Program to support and nurture new writers and producers in realizing their vision.