Dāvon Roberts (Rudy/Hair), born and raised in Chicago IL, is a natural performer. Dāvon's first performance was in a school production of The Wiz. As time progressed Dāvon discovered a love for acting on film. Dāvon has been on shows such as Chicago Fire and Shameless, in two indie films and several student films.
LaShone Kelly (Akari/Rat) returns to Adventure Stage Chicago after last appearing in Akeelah and the Bee and in Reprise, where she got the opportunity to participate in Scotland National Theater’s “Home Away” showcase. She is new to the theater scene but comes from a musical background; having been in a family band called “The Chicago Kellys,” who have featured on NBC Nightly News, WGN and other local news outlets.
Sonya Cha’Rae (Ursula) is extremely proud and honored to be performing in Adventure Stage Chicago’s production of Fast Food Chain. After graduating with a B.A in Acting from Western Illinois University in 2014 Sonya Cha’Rae went on to perform in a variety of plays and TV shows in Memphis, Tennessee and Chicago; with the latest performance being the play Passin’ Where the River Bend by Karen Yarbrough where she played the main role of Iris. She has also had the honor of playing in main roles such as Rose (Fences), The Wicked Witch (The Wizard of Oz), Vera (She Kills Monsters), and numerous extra roles in TV shows such as The Chi, Proven Innocent, and Red Line. Sonya has also had intensive On-Camera Acting classes with Sean Bradley and David Murphy (O’Connor Casting) to also develop her craft even further. She would like to thank her family and friends for being the best support system that she can ask for and the people who believed and continue to believe in her while she continues on this glamourous adventure we call Acting.
Yahdina U-deen (Mbe/Tortoise) is a mother, grandmother and a professional singer/actor excited to be playing the role of Mbeku. You may recognize her from several hit plays around the Chicagoland area and abroad. Recent performances include Black Ensemble's The Marvin Gaye Story, Nina Simone: The High Priestess Speaks, and At Last: A Tribute to Etta James. She’s also performed at ETA Creative Arts Agency, Victory Gardens, The South Shore Drill Team, and with ASC in Akeelah and the Bee.
Kelvin Davis (Eddie) discovered his love for theatre as an ensemble cast member with Theatre IV, now called Virginia Repertory Theatre. Kelvin toured with Theatre IV for over a decade, performing in shows such as Hugs and Kisses and Buffalo Soldiers. In Chicago, Kelvin has worked with The Black Ensemble Theatre during the Black Playwrights’ Festival. Kelvin has also understudied for The Gospel According to James at Victory Gardens, and previously appeared at Adventure Stage in Akeelah and the Bee. In addition to Kelvin’s work on stage, he works as a Clinical Actor with local hospitals. Kelvin is married with three great kids and spends his free time learning guitar and writing his memoir.
Rian Jairell (Mr. Lyons, Lion) is absolutely thrilled to be making his debut with Adventure Stage! Rian was last seen as Major Metcalf in Metropolis Performing Arts Center’s production of ‘The Mousetrap’. Other Chicago credits include: Gas for Less, Dartmoor Prison (The Goodman Theatre) Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida, A Flea in her Ear (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) Boeing Boeing (MPAC). Regional credits include: It’s Only A Play (Theatre Workshop of Nantucket) Macbeth, You Never Can Tell (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks) Pericles, The Fair Maid of the West, Line of Descent (Riverside Theatre) The Taming of the Shrew, The Rainmaker (Idaho Repertory Theatre). Film and Television credits include: The Sighting, Using, Dimension, Chicago Fire and The Laramie Project. Rian is represented by Actors Talent Group, Inc.
Lisa Revis (Shadow 1, Old Lady, Assistant, Akari Understudy) is thrilled to be performing with Adventure Stage! Lisa earned her BFA in Music Theatre from Rockford University. She has performed at theatres all throughout the country including Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, Cumberland County Playhouse, Show Palace Dinner Theatre and Artist’s Ensemble Theatre. Some of her favorite credits include 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy), Trojan Women (Helen), Mamma Mia! (Dance Captain), A Chorus Line (Connie), The Little Mermaid (Arista), Time of War (Combatant) and dancing with Bad Wolf Dance Theatre (Soloist). Since settling in Chicago, Lisa has performed with Filament Theatre (The Adventures of Robin Hood), Innervation Dance Cooperative (20th Season) and Chicago Honey Bears Dancers (company member). Outside of her artistic endeavors Lisa is passionate about fitness and helps others feel empowered and healthy with her work as a kickboxing trainer!
Nick Stockwell (Understudy: Lion, Eddie, Shadows) earned his MFA in Acting from Wayne State University and his BFA in Acting from the University of Colorado. He is incredibly excited to be getting the opportunity to work with Adventure Stage for the first time. Previous credits include Stanley Kowalski A Streetcar Named Desire, Gabe Next To Normal, Tooth Wizard Educational Touring Delta Dental Show, and Edmund King Lear. Nick would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support in his dream.