THEATER ENSEMBLE

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Sterling Anderson: performer and vocalist. Sterling was born in Boston Massachusetts. In search of a change of scenery, he and his family relocated to Coastal Carolina in 2007. Sterling received his training from Franklin Pierce and studied classical voice at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He also attended a summer program at Berklee for music. He has performed in many theatrical productions ranging from The House That Gordy Built to Children of Eden, to Sophisticated Ladies. Sterling is also a model specializing in runway, fashion, and commercial. Sterling serves his community as a retail specialist in clothing by day and an artist by night

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Gregory Devon Brown: performer and vocalist. Gregory is a native of Southport, North Carolina. His love for theater began at a young age. He was a member of the Drama Club, Show Choir, and Chorus. His theatrical credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas); Once on this Island (Papa Ge); Dreamgirls (C.C.); Godspell (Jesus); and Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely). He is a former lead singer of Uptown Easy. He studies Sonography at Cape Fear Community College. Gregory is also on the praise and worship team of Purpose Church.

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Maria L. Chandler: performer and musician. Maria is a Wilmington native who has been a part of the theater community since she was in 6th grade. Her arts education comes from being a student at DREAMS of Wilmington where she was mentored by some of the best artists Wilmington had to offer. Her performance credits include: Dreamgirls (Charlene), Out NC (Kat), Annie (July, Perkins, Bonnie Boylan), Up the Down Staircase (Carole Blanca), Romeo and Juliet (Sampson) Memphis (Ensemble), Sister Act (Ensemble). She’s also stage managed multiple productions for theater companies including winner of best play August Wilson’s Jitney. She runs a restaurant, nannies part time and enjoys playing various instruments. Her main instrument is the clarinet which she’s played since she was nine.

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Ian Davis: performer and songwriter. Ian is a native of Leland, NC. He began performing at a very young age. His theatrical credits include Dreamgirls (Wayne), Love Songs (D’Angelo); Children of Eden (Japheth). Ian is also an accomplished screen actor. His credits include: Kingdom Men (David), Her Happy Place (Frank) and the series City Limits (Calvin). He is an award-winning singer and songwriter. Ian has traveled around the world performing with his sisters Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire of the Grammy Award winning group The Chicks. Davis began competing and won first place on Showtime at the Apollo in September of 2019.

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Adrienne DeBouse: performer and singer. Adrienne made her theatrical debut at the age of ten. She left the stage of Philadelphia, PA and for the last thirty years she has distinguished herself as a psalmist, noted character actress, and has received rave reviews for her supporting roles. Her body of work includes Maadhimisho, Steal Away, and tech assistant for Uncle Rufus. Her role as Glenda in The Wiz in 2009 launched a sensational run of shows with Techmoja under the artistic direction of Kevin Lee-Y Green. such as: The House That Gordy Built, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, The leading role as Timone in Once On This Island, The Color Purple as Shug Avery and Dreamgirls as the bubbly Lorrell. Adrienne has a profound love for the Arts and before she steps onto any stage, she reminds herself of her favorite quote by Aristotle “We are what we repeatedly do; Excellence, therefore is not an act but a habit.”

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Myra Graham Quince: singer and performer. Myra began singing in church at the age of two. Her mother affectionately nicknamed her "song bird". Myra a.k.a MGQ, is a singer, song writer, gospel recording artist, and former radio announcer. In 2012, Myra was introduced to the world of theater when she landed the role of one of the church ladies in The Color Purple. After The Color Purple, Myra played Effie White, in Techmoja's production of Dreamgirls. Having no formal vocal training, Myra knows that her voice is a gift from God. She can often be heard saying that it's her desire to give it back in the spirit of excellence.

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Michael Sherrod: performer and poet. Michael was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He received his acting, vocal and dance training at DREAMS Of Wilmington under the tutelage of Margaret Carr, Vincent Holmes, and Kevin Lee-Y Green. He started acting in the local Children’s Theater and has since joined the Techmoja Dance and Theatre Company. He has performed in: The House that Gordy Built (Manuel); Once On This Island (Storyteller); Dreamgirls (Little Albert); West Side Story (Pepe); and The Color Purple (Ensemble). Michael is also an emerging poet and spoken word artist.

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Joshlynn Starling: performer and vocalist. Joshlynn was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina and began participating in local theater productions with Techmoja from the beginning. She has always had a passion for artistic self expression and finds theater to be a wonderful outlet. Her most recent appearance on stage with Techmoja was as Michelle in Dreamgirls. Other theatrical credits include: Once on this Island (Andrea), The House that Gordy Built (Margie), and High School Musical (Gabriella). Joshlynn lives with her wonderful husband and sweet kitty Merlot.

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Terrill Williams: performer and costume designer. Terrill was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, He is a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education. Some of his performance credits include Dreamgirls (Curtis Taylor Jr.), Once on This Island (Agwe), Hairspray, Smokey Joe's Café, Five Guys Named Moe (Big Moe). He was also a performer on the cruise ship, Palm Beach Princess, for three years and was in the National Tour of Lost in the Fifties in 2007. Terrill also has fifteen years experience in costume design You can see some of costume design in the Starz television Production of Hightown.