THE
VOICES
PROJECT
Creation ~ Amplification ~ Conversation

THE
VOICES
PROJECT

VOICES should be heard.

A curated space where performers can not only showcase their connection to Shakespeare, but also explore how that fits into their broader identities as artists and citizens. Each actor-created film finds its “voice” at the intersection of two performed pieces that amplify or challenge each other: one by Shakespeare and one from another source.

Our long-term goal for this project is for it to stand as an expanding example of the depth, breadth, and intersectionality of the talent pool that is far too underrepresented in American classical theatre.

Are you interested in exhibiting a VOICES PROJECT film?
E-mail submissions@nysx.org for more information.

NYSX enthusiastically supports the #ArtistsShouldBePaid movement. Please consider making a contribution to be allocated
to The Voices Project artist fund.

Each actor chosen for exhibition in The Voices Project is provided a
one-time honorarium of $100. Your donation will directly support a voice
that deserves to be heard.

Alex Michell

Alex Michell is a New York-based actor from Silver Spring, MD. He is a proud alumni of the University of Miami’s Theatre Arts department (2018) as well as the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Program (2017). Recent Credits include Nell Gwynn and 1 Henry IV at the Folger Theatre. He was supposed to be in Choir Boy at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, but unfortunately this production was a casualty of the COVID 19 pandemic.

website: alextmichell.com 

Instagram: _alexmichell_

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ALEX WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT THESE ORGANIZATIONS:

BADA Online

Folger Library

Heaven Stephens

Originally from Houston TX, Heaven earned her MFA in Acting from Playmakers Repertory Company. In New York, Heaven has established herself as a dynamic actor/singer who specializes in creating compelling complex characters as well as being highly skilled with heightened language and other unconventional texts. 

“Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free”– Fanny Lou Hamer

https://www.heavenstephens.com/

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HEAVEN WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT THESE ORGANIZATIONS:

https://www.naacp.org/ 

https://www.aclu.org/ 

https://colorofchange.org/

https://eji.org/

Kimberlee Walker

Kimberlee Walker is an actor who is learning to also call herself a writer. Please remember to vote in each and every election.
Instagram @ms_kimberlee
Twitter @The_Kimberlee 
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KIMBERLEE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT:

DeAnna Supplee

DeAnna Supplee is a Philadelphia- born, New York CIty-trained actress and storyteller. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she has also studied at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, and received her MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She first appeared with NYSX in their production of Much Ado About Nothing, and is always thrilled to participate in their mission of #ShakespeareForEveryone.  She would like to dedicate this particular work to the Black and Indigenous women of the world! #SayHerName #WeSeeYou
 
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DEANNA WOULD LIKE YOU TO CHECK OUT THESE ORGANIZATIONS:
The African American Policy Forum on #SayHerNamehttps://aapf.org/sayhername
Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/
Native American Rights Fund: https://www.narf.org/

VOICES should be heard.

A curated a space where performers can not only showcase their connection to Shakespeare, but also explore how that fits into their broader identities as artists and citizens. Each actor-created film finds its “voice” at the intersection of two performed pieces that amplify or challenge each other: one by Shakespeare and one from another source.

Our long-term goal for this project is for it to stand as an expanding example of the depth, breadth, and intersectionality of the talent pool that is far too underrepresented in American classical theatre.

Are you interested in exhibiting a VOICES PROJECT film?
E-mail submissions@nysx.org for more information.

NYSX enthusiastically supports the #ArtistsShouldBePaid movement. Please consider making a contribution to be allocated
to The Voices Project artist fund.

Each actor chosen for exhibition in The Voices Project is provided a
one-time honorarium of $100. Your donation will directly support a voice
that deserves to be heard.

Alex Michell

Alex Michell is a New York-based actor from Silver Spring, MD. He is a proud alumni of the University of Miami’s Theatre Arts department (2018) as well as the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Program (2017). Recent Credits include Nell Gwynn and 1 Henry IV at the Folger Theatre. He was supposed to be in Choir Boy at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, but unfortunately this production was a casualty of the COVID 19 pandemic.

website: alextmichell.com 

Instagram: _alexmichell_

– –

ALEX WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT THESE ORGANIZATIONS:

BADA Online

Folger Library

Heaven Stephens

Originally from Houston TX, Heaven earned her MFA in Acting from Playmakers Repertory Company. In New York, Heaven has established herself as a dynamic actor/singer who specializes in creating compelling complex characters as well as being highly skilled with heightened language and other unconventional texts. 

“Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free”– Fanny Lou Hamer

https://www.heavenstephens.com/

– –

HEAVEN WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT THESE ORGANIZATIONS:

https://www.naacp.org/ 

https://www.aclu.org/ 

https://colorofchange.org/

https://eji.org/

DeAnna Supplee

DeAnna Supplee is a Philadelphia- born, New York CIty-trained actress and storyteller. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she has also studied at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, and received her MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She first appeared with NYSX in their production of Much Ado About Nothing, and is always thrilled to participate in their mission of #ShakespeareForEveryone.  She would like to dedicate this particular work to the Black and Indigenous women of the world! #SayHerName #WeSeeYou
 
– – 
DEANNA WOULD LIKE YOU TO CHECK OUT THESE ORGANIZATIONS:
The African American Policy Forum on #SayHerNamehttps://aapf.org/sayhername
Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/
Native American Rights Fund: https://www.narf.org/