The cast is universally outstanding. Suzette Azariah Gunn presents a conflicted Nya, a mother who has done everything she can to make the right decisions, not only for her students, but for her son. In spite of this, her wards are failing. The woman's physical and emotional stress is obvious in what is a stunning performance.
The physical aging that the actors do is subtle but spot-on. Gunn ages from 17 to 60 and doesn’t play Christina at 60-ish hunched-over and fragile, just a little slower and stiffer.
Gunn and Alexander make us feel that we know these people, and, even when they are foolish or infuriating, we care about them.
The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival 2018
Best Supporting Actress Nominee
Los Angeles Film Award 2018
Best Ensemble Sunset
Golden Door International Film Festival Nominated
Best Lead Actress
Selected Lead in
NBC DIVERSITY SHOWCASE
Recepient of The Outstanding Performance Supporting Actress Award
By Plannet Connections Theater Festival For the role of Lorraine "Velvet Rope"
Excellence in Acting Female Lead Award for "The Wannabe"
Named one of NY Top Actresses
by NY Sun Tony Review
Best Lead Actress Nomination AUDELCO
Azariah's first book
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Gunn's performance illuminates Kennedys vision so well and shows the vibrant contradictions
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