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By: Jackie Sibblies Drury

Directed by: Jayla Pollock

Dramaturgy: Manon McCollum

Production Design: Claire Kramer

Assistant Production Design: Micah Waid, Haley Crawford

Assistant Stage Manager: Peter Chan, Sarah Zwart

OBS Specialist: Dylan Montello,

Assistant Director: Manon McCollum


Actor 1/White Man: Noah Breske

Actor 2/Black Man: David Wilson

Actor 3/Another White Man: Ryan Boloix  

Actor 4/Another Black Man: Trystn Edwards 

Actor 5/Sarah: Lexi Spera

Actor 6/Black Woman: A’ryee Amanda




Actor 1/White Man

Noah Breske

is a freshman Film and Television major. This is his first production with Fordham Theatre, and he is extremely thankful for having this opportunity to work with such an amazing team and director. Many thanks to all who helped put this show together!

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Actor 3/Another White Man

Ryan Boloix

is a junior Theatre Major on the Performance track. He has been in ​Turn of the Screw ​and ​Anne of the Thousand Days​ here at Fordham University and is extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with Jayla and the rest of the cast and crew on this project. He would like to thank his mother and father for their ever constant support and his friends for brightening this semester.

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Actor 5/Sarah

Lexi Spera

is a junior theatre performance major and sound designer. Mainstage: Men on Boats (Hawkins), Airline Highway (ASD). Select Studio: Cloud Tectonics (SD), Most Massive Woman Wins (Carly), Up, Up, & Away (Friend), Where Does the Light Go? (Chorus). Off-Off Broadway: Ashley Everhart’s Only Time at the Tank (SD). Big thanks and big love to the brilliant team of this production. Thanks for casting me in your show, Jayla, freshman year me is very happy. Special thanks to her family, Kayla Otero, and White Cheddar Cheez-its.

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Jayla Pollock

is a junior Directing & Lighting Design major. Mainstage: ​Airline Highway​ (AD),​ Men On Boats​ (ALD), ​Orlando​ (LBO). Studio: ​The Dutchman​ (AD), ​Where Does The Light Go?​ (AD), ​El desvarío​ (LD), ​Up, Up, & Away​: ​A New Comedy Musical​ (LD), The Wallpaper Project​ (LD/PM), ​Dark Play or Stories for Young Boys ​(ALD), ​Into Me See (PM). Upcoming: ​Water by the Spoonful (​ Mainstage, AD). Thank you to Max for being the best PSM and everyone else for going on the wild journey that is this play. @jaylapollock


Production Stage Manager

Max Breit

Mainstage: ​Men on Boats ​(PSM); ​The Wolves ​(SM). Studio: ​Anne of the Thousand Days (​ PSM); ​Savonarola: A Pseudohistory in Puppets ​(PSM);

Where Does The Light Go? (​ SM); ​DIMES (​ SM). Off-Broadway: Signature Theatre General 

Management Intern. Regional: ​The 25​ Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee ​(PSM). Shoutout to Jayla for being the best and to Peter and Sarah for all the help. Love to the fam.


Assistant Stage Manager

Sarah Zwart

Mainstage: ​Men on Boats​ (run crew). Studio: ​Untitled (Production Assistant), ​Neighborhood 3 ​(Designer), ​We Are Proud​ (ASM). Community: ​Pippin (Lighting Designer), ​Matilda ​(Lighting Designer), The Matchmaker (SM). Shoutout to Max for being the best human to exist. Also, much love to my fans.


Production Designer

Claire Kramer

is a sophomore Set Design major at Fordham. Mainstage: Uncle Vanya (​ AVD). Studio: ​El Desvario (​ ASD), ​God of Carnage (​ APD), ​Up Up and Away (SP), ​Anne of the Thousand Days (​ ASD), ​Cloud Tectonics ​(AS), and ​Small Mouth Sounds ​(PD). Thanks to Haley and Micah for all of their hard work and for being awesome assistants and collaborators, and Janae for being the best.


Assistant Production Designer

Micah Waid

is a freshman Sound Designer. Before Fordham, Micah was a part of the Ocean City High School Drama Guild, working on eight shows throughout his four years. Micah is also a member of the tech crew at the Ocean City Music Pier and a sound technician at the Ocean City Tabernacle. Micah has worked on shows such as ​The Wizard of Oz,​ ​Little Shop of Horrors,​ ​t​ he​ Ocean City Pops Orchestra​,​ The Duprees​, and many more. Micah looks forward to making an impact in the Fordham Theatre community and is very excited for what the future holds.

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Actor 2/Black Man

David Wilson

is a senior theatre performance major. ​Mainstage​: Airline Highway (Terry), Twelfth Night (Sebastian), Mr. Burns (Sam) ​Studio​: Valor, Agravio, Y Mujer (Fernando), Erotophobia (Deacon), Conversations With Stars (Man), La Metamorfosis (Chief/Boarder), The Charlatans: A New Musical (Enoch Ford). A HUGE thanks to the cast and crew for bringing so much light and joy to this process, especially Jayla for allowing him the opportunity to work with these wonderful artists! Much love.

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Actor 4/Another Black Man

Trystan Edwards

is a Theatre and African American Studies double major. Other favorite roles include Courfeyrac in ​Lets Get This Bread​, Trissotin in ​Learned Ladies​, Mr. Grossman in ​These Shining Lives​, and Tommy in ​Making God Laugh. Trystan enjoys fashion, writing poetry, and taking in a british accent unprovoked. His future plans consist of getting cornrows and learning how to make a sickening cheesecake. He earnestly thanks Director Jayla Pollock, cast and crew members for making this experience unforgettable.

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Actor 6/Black Woman

A’ryee Amanda

is currently a sophomore performance major on the pre-law track. She is excited to make her Fordham Theatre debut in We Are Proud. She feels so blessed being a part of this incredible experience. Many thanks to Jayla, Manon, and the entire cast and crew! Thank you to all who have supported her throughout her journey. Lots of love to my family, friends, BTS, and Justin Bieber!


Dramaturg/Assistant Director

Manon McCollum

is a Freshman Directing student who’s honestly just happy to be here. He would like to thank Jayla for her guidance and teamwork, Peter and Sarah for invading his room every week, and Jackie Sibbles-Drury for providing such a fantastic script to dissect and engage with.


Asssistant Stage Manager

Peter Chan

is a first-year on the Design and Production track. Mainstage: ​“Water by the Spoonful”​ (Run Crew) Studio Season: ​“We Are Proud”​ (ASM), “Enterprise”​ (Assistant Editor), ​“Untitled”​ (Props), ​“Neighborhood 3”​ (Designer). Regional: San Francisco Playhouse Theatre Company (Production Management Intern). In his free time, Peter enjoys thrifting, photography, and baking (if they taste good is a different question). Shoutout to the cast + crew and family for always giving their continuous support <3.


OBS Specialist

Dylan Montellano

is a freshman Design and Production major with a concentration in stage management. He is excited to be working with this amazing group of people! Fordham Mainstage: ​Men On Boats​ (OBS Operator); Fordham Studio: ​Into Me See (ASM), ​We Are Proud...​ (OBS Specialist).

Assistant Stage Manager

Haley Crawford

Mainstage: Men On Boats (Sound board operator), Studio: Enterprise (Dramaturgy), Other: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Set Designer and Stage Manager) at Unionville High School.


Production Design Manager

Janae Beaver

Mainstage: ​Men on Boats ​(SM); Studio: ​Louisiana Garbage Kings (​ PSM); ​My Papier Mache Monster ​(ALD); ​Up, Up, & Away ​(ASM); ​Anne of the Thousand Days (​ ALD); ​Cloud Tectonics ​(APD); ​Savonarola: A Pseudohistory in Puppets ​(SM). Regional: Stage Management Intern with the Boston Lyric Opera and the Rebel Shakespeare Company. Huge thanks to Claire, Haley, and Micah for being such an awesome design team!