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About the Play

Me, A Man is the autobiographical journey of how one man fights his way through a sea of labels, stereotypes, expectations, and racial injustices while trying to discover for himself what it means to be a big black man in America.

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Arthur Ross

Arthur L. Ross

Arthur L. Ross from Los Angeles, CA is a proud New Light Theater Project Artist in Residence. Arthur is a Musical Theatre Director/Teaching Artist pursuing his Broadway Career as a Professional Actor while  currently working on his 3rd Broadway Show as a Wardrobe Technician. Arthur received his MFA Degree in Acting from University of Nevada at Las Vegas, his BA in Communications  Degree (specializing in Directing and Choreography) from Bowling Green State University and studied Acting at South Coast Repertory Theatre’s Professional Conservatory. A proud member of AEA, IATSE and AGVA, Arthur can be found singing as a guest artist in various cabarets and benefit concerts, as well as performing in reputable and acclaimed regional theatre’s when he isn't touring with Broadway Productions. Back in 2005 Arthur created Bedazzled Productions where he remains the Artistic Director of the non-profit Special Events Live Entertainment Production Company in the LA area. 

Gama Valle

Gama Valle (dramaturg) is a Puerto Rican director, playwright/screenwriter and freelance casting professional. He holds an M.F.A in Directing from The New School and a B.A. in Drama from the University of Puerto Rico. He is a former recipient of the Van Lier Directing Fellowship at Repertorio Español. Gama received the First Prize in playwriting from Puerto Rico’s Institute of Culture for his play “Queishd&Dilit”. Recently his play “¡Los huevos o la revolución!” was part of IATI Theater’s Cimientos Play Developing Program. He is a member of New Light Theater Project. N.Y. directing credits include: “CAMBIO”, “TheLesson”, “L’Amfiparnaso”, “I Catch You Dreaming”, “Among Who, Whom and Ever”, “Jump It”, “In Love but Discreet”, “The Girl Who Used to Die Often”. 


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