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His Team

Roderick Woodruff (Playwright/Actor/ Producer) holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Acting from Southern Methodist University. In addition, he is an Engaged Learning Fellow and recipient of the Greer Garson Excellence in Acting Award. Roderick’s artistic interests include theatre for the oppressed, social justice movements, life as performance and the intersectionality of being black, queer and poor. As a solo performance artist, his previous works include: Boyz (SMU 2017) and Raining Men (SMU 2018). He most recently portrayed the role of Sorin in The Eccentric Bear Theater Company’s Production of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov. As an artist, Roderick aims to tell the story of the black queer man who is often forced into silence.

Brandi Jaray Mcleain (Director) is Originally from New Britain, Connecticut, I am an artist dedicated to creating work that challenges traditions within the Black community while embracing the culture. I began directing my Junior year at Southern Methodist University with a scene from Kia Corthron’s “Breath, Boom!” A year later I was given the opportunity to direct “We are Proud to Present…” by Jackie Sibblies-Drury as a mainstage production. My directing style is detail-oriented and scintillating, creating an atmosphere in the theater that brings the audience and actors together in the space to spark a conversation. I can’t wait to put “A Boy’s Room” in front of an audience and see what conversation comes of it! 

Kaylyn Buckley (Producer) is an arts professional with experience in film and theatre producing, directing, stage management, production management, and arts research. She has worked on Broadway, as well as in multiple prominent regional theatres across the country, including La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Dallas Theatre Center. Recently, she worked for Tony Awards Productions for the 2019 Tony Awards and Broadway’s 2019 revival of "The Rose Tattoo” starring Marisa Tomei. She now works for Wagner Johnson Productions and is an associate producer at Pinkhouse Productions.

With Pinkhouse Productions, Kaylyn has served as Associate Producer on multiple prominent bicoastal and international projects, including the Off-Broadway and international production Your Alice by Billie Aken-Tyers, which premiered at BAM in May 2018, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2018, and the Arcola Theatre in London in November 2018.