Thyme - Autumn Butler is a DC native and a lover of the arts. She has studied theatre, music and dance at Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts, The Washington Ballet, and Bard College.
Mother - Dena Colvin is a graduate of The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and their advanced acting program, Actor's Repertory Theatre. Favorite roles include Cass in Wonder of the World and Lorraine in The Brian Dillman Conspiracy. Dena was seen in last summer's Capitol Fringe Festival as a rhyming prostitute in the nearly sold out run of An Adult Evening With Shel Silvertein, also with Actor's Repertory Theatre.
Feets - Greg Poole  With a BFA from Howard University's acclaimed Theatre Arts Department, Greg has been performing professionally since 1980. As a stand up comic, his club credits include "Catch A Rising Star", "The Improv" (N.Y., DC, Miami, West Palm), "The Comedy Store" (L.A.) and "Caroline's Comedy Club." He's traveled with several theatre companies, including "Nucleus", with Attallah Shabazz, "Soul In Motion Players" with Mike Friend, and "The Demi-Gods" with Joseph Walker. His most recent role was "Townsman Solution" in "Princess Problem, Time to Wed" at the Studio Theatre in DC.
TJ - Thomas Freeman (Mathombo) received his formative experience with “The Demi-Gods”, a New York City dance, music, theatre ensemble company under the artistic direction of Joseph A. Walker and the musical direction of Dorothy D. Walker. He was a lead player and Asst. Artistic Director of “Tenth World” in Washington, DC. Tom also has print, TV and movie extra roles to his credit. “The Heroes’ Tale” represents a return to the theatre after 15 years.
Black Jimmy - Steve Langley is an actor-playwright and singer-songwriter. He will perform in FINALLY QUIET IN MY HEAD this summer at the Anacostia Arts Center. His plays include HARLEM 9/11 and CUT/UNCUT. He is the founder of Reverb, an award-winning DC-area a cappella vocal group. His song, IN THIS LAND, is the title tune of a CD by the Grammy Award-winning group Sweet Honey in the Rock.
Suede - Michael Elliott is a native Washingtonian, a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and has studied at the Wilshire Theatre of Arts and The Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. He is a former “Soul Train” dancer and has appeared in numerous television shows and movies over the years, most notably, as the street hustler in “DC Cab” starring Mr. T. Michael-Elliott recently did a personal reading for Ntozake Shange's upcoming stage production entitled "Lost In Language and Sound", as well as, completed work on David E. Talbert's "A Meyers' Christmas", to be released November 2016. He dedicates his performance to his lovely wife Carolyn, daughters Miya and Cara, and grandson Mason Michael Jackson.
Boy 1 - Ben Church is a native of the DC area who has been acting since high school. He has appeared in numerous productions including The Lion in Winter, and The Creation of the World and Other Business. He's been gone from the stage for a while, and is very happy to return.
Boy 2 - Danny Rovin is a graduate of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and has performed with Ambassador Theater and Manatee Films among others. He is also a playwright and an actively performing poet around the DC region.
Boy 3 - Todd Leatherbury is a professional comic who has opened for Ellen Degeneres, Martin Lawrence, Dennis Miller and has been seen on Entertainment Tonight.
Thyme (understudy) Tatiana Chavez is a DC native and current student at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Theatre - Class of 2016). Tatiana’s theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library), Salat (Signature Theatre), Bubbling Brown Sugar (Student Youth Employment Program Musical Theatre Intensive), Vinegar Tom and The Invention of Music (New York Stage&Film’s Powerhouse Theatre) and Out of the Frame: 16 Voices (Duke Ellington School of the Arts). Tatiana plans on pursuing a degree in Acting in her postsecondary education in Fall 2016. She is a passionate student who loves the arts.


Playwright - Cheryl Butler-Poole studied musical theatre at Howard University and dance with LaVerne Reed, the Jones & Haywood School of Ballet, and the Louis Johnson Dance Theatre. She was a satff writer for WUSA-TV’s award winning program, “In Our Lives”.

Director, Gregory Poole has a BFA from Howard University’s Theatre Arts Department where he won Best Actor and Director awards. Most recently Greg was heard on WPGC Radio as Judge Poole on The Skillet.

Technical Director - India Soodoo

Stage Manager - Andrea Butler