Side Piece, Untold Stories

On May 19th, 2018, "Side Piece, Untold Stories" debuted on stage at the Philadelphia Clef Club in the Blue Note Theater with two sold out shows.

"Side Piece, Untold Stories" is a collection of selected monologues based on short stories taken from the soon to be released book of the same title. This collection presents stories of infidelity, secrets and lies was inspired by true events.

This collection reads like an adult version of story time minus the "happily ever after."

The stories represent a diverse group of women, some of who were in long-term relationships with married men. Some fully aware, while others found themselves trapped in a web of lies, lust and love.

Cheating is everywhere. We see it on television. There are entire TV series based around the other woman. Not a day goes by without a cheating scandal in the news. We read it in books and see it in movies. Most, if not all people at one time or another, have had a personal experience with cheating and infidelity.

In the age of easily accessible websites, cell phones and apps like Tinder, cheating is easier than ever! This time of easy access is literally changing the way relationships work. Cheating and side pieces are becoming the new normal.

The rules of monogamy are simple and universal. You are supposed to stay sexually, physically and emotionally faithful to one person. As these stories demonstrate, the rules are often broken.

Side Pieces, "You know one, you had one or you been one!"

Additional dates and locations coming soon!

 

 

Review Quotes

Wow what's next!!!!! Part 2? Are you going to do this in Cali?

The folks I brought loved it!

My clients are blowing me up asking me when the next show is!

Play was excellent!

Excellent job! We really enjoyed it!!!

That was so fun! I absolute loved it and was so happy to be there. I want to see more shows!!! Maranda

I'm so glad I came. That was awesome!!! Brett FANTABULOUS!

I'm still laughing about the pink penis  - Joyce W

I would go see it again! Great job!!!LOVED it!  - Diane D

I was listening to the comments around me!!! This was great!! This should be on screen!!  - Phyllis H

What a great play!!! We loved it!! Awesome!

Impressive. Congratulations  - Adrian M

I really enjoyed all the performances. It was very obvious that the actors were chosen carefully; matching there "delivery" talents with the story. It did not miss anything!! We were sitting next to good people; who were giving us the male point of view. FUNNY!!

It was a great night!

Side Piece, Untold Stories

Congratulations!!! Can't wait to for you to premiere in LA!

It was really, really good!!! It was smart, funny, clever and def relevant!! Would work very well as a musical!  - Chris S

Amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed the performances! I would see it again...what's next?  - Yvette

Enjoyed the show! Great job!  - Pat G

Great show!  - Justin N

It's just the beginning of greater accomplishments by an awesome mind!!!  - Joyce W

I enjoyed the production, we laughed! Congratulations! Ellen

Great Show, Great Time, Great Friends It was fun and well done!

The play will make a really good movie. Enjoyed it thanks.  - Mel G

Loved it! We had a ball! Joie

I loved it. Yoooooo "Burning Bush" tho... Hilarious  - Stephanie

It did not miss anything!!  - Bernie F

Kay Vaughn wrote a great play! If you missed it, you missed a good one! Can't wait to see what comes next!

I thoroughly enjoyed Sidepiece Untold Stories! It was a perfect girl's night out entertainment! The actors represented a variety of situations some funny, some painful! The writing was relatable yet clever! I hope it runs again soon! You don't want to miss it!  - Gina H

All of the monologues were relatable directly and indirectly! I could feel their conjured thoughts of introspection!

The stories were entertaining. We laughed with them ... we felt their pain... they were real..... not just stage theatrics, real shit!

Great writing and fantastic actors. We left the theatre wanting more! When is Part II?  - Bev

 

Cast and Creators

Side Piece, Untold Stories

Kay Vaughn - Writer - Producer

Kay Vaughn is an entertainment industry veteran. After years in night club management, Kay coproduced a critically acclaimed music series presenting for the first time, some of the most provocative, groundbreaking jazz artists of the current era. Kay transitioned into artist management representing international recording artists such as visionary saxophonist Greg Osby, bassist Lonnie Plaxico, and South African vocalist/former lead actor from the Broadway Musical, The Lion King, Tsidii Le Loka, to name a few. Kay also represented notable visual artists Ibn Anderson and Bariq Cobbs, creators of the iconic "Funky Roots" and "Tribe Vibe" clothing line whose creations were featured on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Martin. Kay later worked as CFO for Chris Schwartz, founder of Ruffhouse Records, before relocating to LA to work in the film industry. Kay is bicoastal and currently developing several theatrical, TV and feature film projects.

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Cooper James - Director

Cooper is an NAACP Image Award-nominated TV Writer/Producer who's worked on over one hundred episodes of network television. After attending Rutgers, he began his entertainment career at the Gately/Poole Acting Studio. During this time, he also trained with Lloyd Williamson. The NYC stand-up comedy circuit soon followed, but his love of writing comedy began to supersede his desire to perform. He re-located to LA and landed a deal with HBO that led to his Executive Story Editor position on ABC's Hanging with Mr. Cooper. Cooper aided in the development of The Jamie Foxx Show, where he became Supervising Producer.His production company, Shrink Wrap Media, delivers custom content across multiple media platforms-film, television, digital, and podcast. He is also co-Creator, Executive Producer, Director of the comedy series, Ramon and Ramona, in pre-production. Cooper also has multiple writing, producing and directing projects in various stages of development.

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Tiffany Bacon

Tiffany Bacon began her career in radio while attending Temple, whose radio station, WRTI sparked a lifelong love for broadcasting. Now in her 10th year at Radio One, she has her own talk show, Let's Talk, on Boom 103.9FM, Sunday mornings. In addition to her dedication to the broadcasting field, Ms. Bacon has served as a high school Drama/Dance/Broadcasting teacher, casting director, dancer, choreographer, costume designer, and director. A few of her acting credits include roles in August Wilson's Fences & The Piano Lesson, Ruined by Lynn Nottage, and For Colored Girls by Ntozake Shange. She is finishing up a 2-year acting program at the William Esper School in NYC. Tiffany is also dedicated to public health; she is a certified HIV Educator working with an STD/HIV prevention education project for Black teen girls called SIHLE (see-lay). She is the creator and an executive producer of The Hype TV show, a young adult talk show on YouTube.

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Tasha Perri

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to a mother from Guyana, South America and a father from Durham, NC, Tasha Perri was raised to embrace both her Caribbean and Southern cultures, and proudly considers herself a mutt. At the age of five, Tasha acted in plays at church, where her father was a Pastor. She has been coached by Tracey Moore-Marable and Ulysses Terrero, has studied at the William Esper Studio and completed a conservatory at T. Schreiber Studio. She worked on two films with Roderick Giles, director of HBO's The Date, starring Wendell Pierce, and Gully, starring Tyson Beckford. She is "Ice" in The Eddie Black Story, starring Fredro Starr. You can aso see her featured in American Gangster and Brooklyn's Finest. Tasha has been doing stand-in work for the past two seasons on Marvels Luke Cage absorbing all she can on set while still taking on-going classes at T. Schreiber.

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Donnie Hammond

Donnie's theater credits include: In The Heights, Ghost The Musical, Motherhood The Musical, Rent. She has studied and acted at severa teatre companies suc as te Walnut Street Theatre, Hanger Theater, Geva Theater, Media Theatre, Society Hill Playhouse, Bucks County Playhouse. Donnie would like to thank God, the ancestors and her family.

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N'Marie Marshall

N'Marie L. Marshall is an actress and show host, with several years of stage and film experience. Ms. Marshall played dual roles as Charlene, and Belle, in the Stage Play, The After Math by Bethel Bates, and Ma Joad in the American classic, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. She is a Martial Artist and stunt trained for her role as Sister Louise in the movie, Pantheress, by David Powell III. N'Marie is excited to have written her first short film, Lipstick and Bullets, which she will direct. She made her Directorial debut for the stage play Fixed 2 by Debbie Williams, and was Assistant Director for the movie, I See Jesus by Marcus Siler. Look for N'Marie as Hadassah in the stage production of, Judah, written by Benjamin Davis, and Julie in the production of A Father's Son, by Bethel Bates.

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Zara Green

Zara Green is a New Orleans native who has lived and worked in media (news broadcasting and PR) and the entertainment industry (voice-over talent, theater and film) from coast to coast. Green's most recent role was as Christine Jacobs in the sold-out run of the Off Off Broadway production, 36 Blocks: The Real Lives and Destruction of Tulsa's 1921 Black Wall Street. As an educator and author of healthy relationships principles, Zara is thrilled to bring to life both the character and the authentic and assumption-challenging experiences that are the subject of Side Pieces, Untold Stories.

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Grace Chang

Grace Chang has been working with NYC's top acting professionals, including John Strasberg, as well as private study with former NYU Tisch Acting Director, Caroline McGee. She has been accepted at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse Summer Conservatory. A Boston native, she graduated from top-ranked Newton North High School and has been living in New York City studying, auditioning and performing. Her credits include student films for Boston University and Emerson College.

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Melody Hannibal

As a little girl, Melody Hannibal conceived and created her first movie along with her cousins, while they played on their grandmother's back porch. It was cast and shot with local talent and filmed by a cousin who had a motion picture camera that he got for Christmas. The film was a success and became mythological tales of the family gatherings. At two years old, her family relocated to Oakland, CA where they could enroll her in schools with strong performing arts programs. It was there that she and her sister, befriended two other sisters and formed "The Royal Writers Club", whose goal is to be private entertainers at local parties, performing original material. Melody acted throughout high school and college, where she was sometimes the only Black person in her class. She moved to Harlem and met Ving Rhames who set her up with his agent. Life circumstances prevented her from pursuing her acting career. Melody is making her stage debut.

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Syreeta Ocile

Syreeta has loved the stage since she can remember. Growing up in Philadelphia, she developed a passion for the arts. As an actress, she has graced the stages of some of the city's most popular theaters including the Merriam, Wilma and The Opera house. Miss Ocile is also a recording artist and choreographer. When Miss Ocile is not working on further advancing her career, she enjoys giving back to her community and working with youth.

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Trisha Graybill

Trisha Graybill is a Bethlehem, PA native, sprung onto the Philadelphia acting and theater scene in 2006 with acclaimed roles in over a dozen recently-produced independent films and plays - most notably Project Twenty1 Film Festival's Between The Blinds (Best Directed, Best Acting Nominee), The Rise & Fall of Tobias (Audience Choice Award), and Total Rewrite (Audience Choice Award); and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival's The Acting Class. Trisha recently battled lung cancer and won. She will be the lead actress in The Keyholder, about a woman who cures herself of cancer through meditation. In addition to The Keyholder, a talk show is in the works! Trisha can frequently be seen on the small screen, from local Philadelphia and Atlantic City-area based television productions to national spots on QVC and Turner Broadcasting's truTV. Trisha has also graced the covers of numerous paperback novels and magazines.

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StephanyLynn

StephanyLynn is a proud Afro-Latina, and native of a small city called Woodbine, NJ. It was clear from a young age that she was born to be in the entertainment industry. Growing up, her biggest ambition was to be a respected performer. She attended Rutgers University while pursuing her dreams in acting. StephanyLynn has been featured in commercials and has appeared on the Netflix comedy special Freaked Out directed by Rob Zombie. She has also appeared on Fox 29, Love and Hip-Hop (Season 1), and in short films in the Tristate area; and performed for local artists such as Devon, BriaMarie, and Melissa Jay. Currently, StephanyLynn enjoys perfecting her passion, mastering her accents, and continues taking acting and dance classes. StephanyLynn enjoys empowering young women to be successful in EVERY aspect in life and she hopes to make a positive difference in the lives of today's youth.

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Antonia Green

Antonia Green has had a love for the arts since she was a little girl. She began acting in school plays and musicals in both Middle and High School. Throughout her college career, she was involved in various television projects and student films, such as Behind Post Doors, Meal Plans, I'll Stay, and Gunner Jackson series. After graduating from Long Island University C.W. Post, she pursued a career in unscripted television and currently serves as a Producer with Glass Entertainment Group. Working on hit shows such as Tanked, The Vet Life, Save My Bakery, Lawn and Order, and a host of other unscripted content, has given Antonia the ability to understand the inner workings of television and afforded an appreciation of working with creative individuals. While Antonia enjoys producing, acting has always been a huge love of hers. Antonia currently resides in East Norriton, PA.