Anton Floyd, Jaime Lincoln Smith and More to Lead Luna Stage's CARNAVAL

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Anton Floyd, Jaime Lincoln Smith and Terrell Wheeler will star in Luna Stage's world premiere of Carnaval, Obie-Award winning playwright Nikkole Salter's provocative new play about the demand side of sexual tourism. Floyd, Smith and Wheeler, three young African-American actors, were attracted to the contemporary nature of the play upon first read, and impressed with Salter's ability to write from a male perspective. Meet the actors below:

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Terrel Wheeler - Playing RAHEEM
Anton Floyd, Jaime Lincoln Smith and More to Lead Luna Stage's CARNAVAL
Terrell Wheeler attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and recently made his Off-Broadway debut in Katori Hall's "Children of Killers" as Vincent. Other credits include "Kings River" (Foxhole Entertainment, Medicine Show Theatre), "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" as Pontius Pilot (Wide Eyed Productions, Richmond Shepard Theatre) and "Mourning Sun" (Shaggae's Song Performing Arts Collective, Five Angels Theater.
Anton Floyd - playing DEMETRIUS
Anton Floyd, Jaime Lincoln Smith and More to Lead Luna Stage's CARNAVAL
Anton Floyd, known for his charm and quick wit has been gracing stages nationwide. This Texarkana, Arkansas native decided to pursue acting while attending Alabama State. After four years of service in the United States of America Marine Corp he attendEd Penn State for Masters Training. While at Penn State, he completed two years of study and decided it was time to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional actor. Anton Floyd's professional roles include: Grant Wiggins, A Lesson Before Dying; Cory, Fences (Black Theatre Troup, AZ); Darren Lemming, Take me Out (Provincetown Theatre, MA); Booth, TopDog UnderDog(New Horizon Theatre, PA); Sterling Johnson, Radio Golf; Toledo, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Kuntu Repertory Theatre, PA).
Jaime Lincoln Smith - playing JALANI
Anton Floyd, Jaime Lincoln Smith and More to Lead Luna Stage's CARNAVAL
Recent Theatre Credits: Holla' if Ya' Hear Me (Wkshp) dir. Kenny Leon, SEED (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Felony Friday, (feat. John Amos) NYC FringeFestival, Ruined (original cast) Manhattan Theatre Club, Lights Rise on Grace - 45 Bleeker Street, Birthright - Billie Holiday Theatre. Regional: Gleam - Baltimore Centerstage, Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet - City Theatre, PA. TV/Film: NYC 22,Law and Order, Knights of Prosperity, Titans of G.E.F.A., As the World Turns, MTV's Human Giant, 14085, Shades of Brooklyn, Remember the Titans.
Education: MFA - Rutgers University, BA - Clark Atlanta University
Preview Showings
Previews for Carnaval begin on January 31st, 2013. The production runs Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm through March 3rd, 2013, with the official press opening on Friday, February 8th. Tickets range from $25 to $35 and can be purchased in person, on the phone at (973) 395-5551, or on the Luna Stage website:www.lunastage.org.

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