Too Heavy for Your Pocket

Who's Who

EBONI FLOWERS (Evelyn Brandon) is humbled and honored to be a part of this beautiful production again, after playing Evelyn at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. Recent credits include New York: Dead Dog Park (Bedlam), Paradox of the Urban Cliche' (Wild Project), Miss Julie (August Strindberg Rep), Court Martial at Fort Devens (New Federal/Castillo Theater), The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile (Billie Holiday Theater). Regional: Too Heavy for your Pocket (Alliance Theatre), Three Sisters, Trojan Women, A Winters Tale, Coriolanus, As You Like It and Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Sex Acts (Push-Push Theater), Freddie Hendricks's YEA (7Stages Theater). Television: “Blue Bloods,” “Show me a Hero" and "Friends of the People.” Clark Atlanta University (B.A), Alabama Shakespeare Festival/ Univ. of Alabama (M.F.A). Dedicated to the love, the friends, and the songs that get us through. www.ihearteboni.com
 
HAMPTON FLUKER (Tony Carter) stars as Marcus Tufo on the NBC Series “Shades of Blue.” Television credits include arcs on “The Good Wife” and “Major Crimes” along with roles on “Blue Bloods,” “Aquarius” and “Whitney” directed by Angela Bassett. His film credits include Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg, The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock and the independent features No One Asked Me and The Depths. On stage, Hampton starred in Esai's Table at The Cherry Lane Theatre. Fluker was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and resides in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Boston University.  
BRANDON GILL (Bowzie Brandon), a native New Yorker, is a graduate of The Juilliard School and LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. Brandon was most recently seen in Bella at Playwrights Horizons. He made his Broadway debut in Holler If Ya Hear Me, directed by Kenny Leon, and has also appeared in The Last Goodbye (The Old Globe, directed by Alex Timbers), the World Premieres of Neighbors (The Public Theater) and Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center), and recently workshopped the new British Invasion musical with Jerry Mitchell and Rick Elice. Brandon stars in the upcoming film Tower of Silence; other films include Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son, Fourth Man Out, Foreclosure, and Sorcerer's Apprentice. On television, Brandon has made guest appearances in “Blue Bloods,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “House of Cards,” “Do No Harm,” “Detroit 187,” “Law & Order: SVU” and recurred on “Golden Boy.”
 
NNEKA OKAFOR (Sally-Mae Carter) Roundabout debut. Off-Broadway: Troilus and Cressida (The Public), Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature Theatre). Television: “Elementary,” “Nightcap,” “Benders,” “Black Box,” “Unforgettable,” “666 Park.” Graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television. So much love and gratitude to my dear family and friends.

JIRÉH BREON HOLDER (Playwright) holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama's playwriting program. His sharp and often political plays frequently include wild visual metaphors and address the magic of everyday life in the South. From 2012-2013, he served as the Kenny Leon Fellow at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre where he worked alongside Susan V. Booth, Lynne Meadow, Pearl Cleage, Alfred Uhry, and Stephen King. He graduated from Morehouse College where he served as the artistic director of Spelman College Playwrights’ Workshop. His plays have received productions or readings at the Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, the Alliance Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Old Globe Theatre, Theater Emory and the Spelman College Department of Drama and Dance. He is the 2016 Winner of the Kendeda Prize from the Alliance Theater for his play Too Heavy for Your Pocket. He is under commission with Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club and the Alliance Theatre.

MARGOT BORDELON (Director) is a Brooklyn based director who specializes in new work. Recent projects include T. by Dan Aibel at American Theater Company, Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jiréh Breon Holder at the Alliance, The Pen by Julianne Wick Davis and Dan Collins for Premieres NYC (NYT’s Critic's pick), peerless by Jiehae Park at Marin Theatre Company and Yale Rep, The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play by Megan Hill for Dodo, A Delicate Ship by Anna Ziegler for The Playwrights Realm (NYT's Critic's pick), and Okay, Bye by Joshua Conkel at Steppenwolf Theater.  In New York, she’s developed new plays with Ars Nova, Atlantic Theatre, The Bushwick Starr, Cherry Lane, Clubbed Thumb, Juilliard, The Lark, Ma-Yi, NYTW, P73, Primary Stages, The Public, Rattlestick, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Target Margin, and Theater Masters, among others. Regionally, she’s developed work with Berkeley Rep, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Perry Mansfield, Play Penn, PWC, Portland Center Stage, The Wilma, and Woolly Mammoth. Margot moved east after spending six years in Chicago working as a director, writer and performer. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven of Chicago, and spent four seasons on the artistic staff at Lookingglass Theatre. MFA: Yale School of Drama, BFA: Cornish College of the Arts. www.margotbordelon.com