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Lavender Men - Meet The Artists

LAVENDER MEN, An Emancipation Play
Meet the artists

Writer and Actor: Roger Q. Mason

Roger Q. Mason, playwright

Roger Q. Mason is an award-winning writer, performer and educator known for using history's lens to highlight the biases that separate rather than unite us. Mason's playwriting has been seen on Broadway at Circle in the Square (Circle Reading Series); Off/Off-Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, New Group, American Theatre of Actors, Flea Theatre, and Access Theater; and regionally at McCarter Theatre, Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Steep Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse, EST/LA, Son of Semele, and Skylight Theatre.  He/they are the recipient of the Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award, the Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producers Award, and a finalist for the Lark Playwright's Week and the Screencraft Play Award.  Mason's films have screened at Outshine Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival.  They've been recognized by the AT&T Film Award and Atlanta International Film Festival.  He/they hold degrees from Princeton University, Middlebury College, and Northwestern University. More at: IG:  @rogerq.mason Twitter: @RogerQMason FB: Roger.Q.Mason

Director: Lovell Holder

Nich Witham, actor - Lavender Men

Lovell Holder graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University.  He then received his MFA from Brown University.  Feature Film: Ian MacAllister-McDonald’s Some Freaks (producer, starring Thomas Mann, Lily Mae Harrington, and Tony nominee Marin Ireland); Loserville (director/producer/co-writer, produced with Tony winner Sara Ramirez, starring Darby Stanchfield, Matt McGorry, Natalie Hall, and Jonathan Lipnicki); Robert Jury’s Working Man (producer, starring Peter Gerety, Billy Brown, and Oscar nominee Talia Shire).  Short Film: Olivia Hamilton’s Surrogate (producer, with Oscar winner Damien Chazelle); Daniel Talbott’s You Say Hello (director/producer); Roger Q. Mason's Softer (director/producer, produced with Emmy winner Robert J. Ulrich, starring Rick Cosnett and Terrell Carter); Anna Chazelle's Narrow (producer); Julia Max's Pieces of Me (producer).  Lovell's film work has been screened and garnered prizes at more than three dozen American and international film festivals.  He has also directed theater in LA at Skylight Theatre, Celebration Theatre, Echo Theater Company, Rising Phoenix Rep, LATC, Chalk Rep, and Son of Semele, and he has appeared onstage regionally at the McCarter Theater and Trinity Repertory Company, in addition to actively volunteering as a writer with the NYC-based organization 24 Hour Plays.  He is a proud company member of Rising Phoenix Rep and serves as a board member of Descanso Gardens.

Actor: Greg Nussen

Greg Nussen, Actor-Lavender Men

Greg Nussen is so happy to be making his Skylight debut (over Zoom)! Greg played Christopher in the regional premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Phoenix Theatre Company. In Los Angeles: D Deb Debbie Deborah, Red Helen, Year of the Rooster (all Theatre of NOTE), Boxes (Theatre West). Off-Broadway: The Tempest (Classic Stage Company). New York:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pulse Ensemble), Old Paper Houses (Piehole) and The Diary (Theater for the New City), which he wrote. Regional: Four Letter Word (Nottingham, UK), Arcadia (Bad Habit). TV: “Henry Danger” (Nickelodeon), “Townies” (Black Pills). Co-host of the podcast Moron That Later. MFA, Columbia. AEA, SAG-AFTRA. More at:

Actor: Nich Witham

Nich Witham, actor - Lavender Men

Nich Witham is an actor and writer based in Los Angeles. He has trained and worked all over the west coast and continues to devote to his training at Graham Shiels Studio. Currently he is prepping for the full production of Lavender Men at Skylight Theatre, along with an upcoming original series for Dekoo, “A Marriage of Inconvenience” where he guest stars as Lenny.  A fan of horror, his past year has been busy with his short script “Live Like A Legend” being published along with gaining a half a dozen awards.  He was also thrilled for release of a short horror he starred in, “Emojihead” now exclusively on Crypt TV. Nich Witham is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity, and would like to thank Skylight Theatre and the Lavender Men team for their commitment to this story that he has fallen so in love with.

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