ActorStellan Knowles (he/him) is an actor, poet, and songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. From 2021 to 2022, he served as a Youth Advisory Board member for Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, which advocates for greater mental health resources and less stigma for today's youth. You can find his words of wisdom for LGBT+ youth on the BTWF site entitled “Channel Kindness” (channelkindness.org). Currently, he’s working to build youth engagement for the National Organizations for Youth Safety, which, since rebranding, focuses on a myriad of youth issues such as gun violence, disability rights, substance abuse, LGBTQIA+ rights, and climate change.
ActorAma (they/them) has lived in Memphis for nearly six years. They majored in theatre in undergrad and are grateful to still have the opportunity to practice. They were introduced to Playback theatre in college where they organized and conducted their undergraduate troupe. They are also a local drag performer named Zoloft, and they perform across the Mid-South. Outside of performing, they are an eighth-grade math teacher with a MS in Education and an MA in Instructional Leadership.