Actors with Pride Not Prejudice

Michael Mawuena Awusie owes his passion for the theater to the years he spent nurturing his talent in the Drama Program at the Harbor, where he studied from the age of 10 until the age of seventeen. This experience, combined with his experiences as a student at Talent Unlimited Performing ArtsHigh School, and as a political artist at Vassar College respectively, have cemented Mr. Awusie’s connection with the theater. His professional credits include: The Island, Pa’s Hat: A Liberian Tale, Street Limbo Blues, U.S. Drag, Neighbors, and Man Up and Away. He is also a resident actor in NYU’s graduate dramatic writing program, working closely with students in the development of their plays and screenplays.

Adam Cerny is an actor residing in New York City. Recent professional credits include Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Ephesus), High School Musical (Troy Bolton), and Welcome to New Jersey (Mista Dax). He was last seen on MTV (Dibs/Movie Awards). Adam holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Adam is very excited to be apart of this company. He is a strong advocate of theatre being used as a tool to educate. The cause is great, and he hopes to reach as many people is possible. As always, this is for the art. Much love and peace to all.

Mitchell Conway is a co-founder of No. 11 Productions, with whom he has been in: Jet of Blood or the Ball of Glass (Knight), Claire and the Ornithological Shadow (Shadow), We Three (Amory), and Lysistrata (Commissioner). He has been in After the Rehearsal at the 45th St Theatre, and Threepenny Opera (Filch) at the Riverside Theatre with Columbia Stages. He is a graduate of Skidmore College with a major in Theatre, where some productions he was involved in include: The Good Woman of Setzuan (Mr. Shu Fu), Killer Joe (Joe Cooper), Dirty Linen (Withenshaw), Aloha, Say The Pretty Girls (Richard), Hamletmachine (Actor Playing Hamlet), Europe (Morocco), Rufio: King of the Lost Boys (Peter Pan), and A Burial At Thebes (Haemon).

Will Cooper is an actor living in New York whose recent credits include The Audition (Actor) and the winner of Best Actor in the Riant Theater's Strawberry One-Act Festival. He has also done 2 seasons of regional theater in Michigan. Will is originally from Alabama.

My words: I feel Pride Not Prejudice is helpful to kids and allows them to be informed about making good decisions.

Marie Davis, a native from Silver Spring, Maryland, is thrilled to working with a company that facilitates AIDS awareness amongst youth, while providing them the opportunity to participate in an open and honest dialogue. Marie was recently seen performing in the Dance Now Festival at Dance Theater Workshop, NY. Previous credits include: Midsummer Night's Swing, at Lincoln Center, NY, Jesus Lay Your Head in DeWinda in which she played the roles of Spy 1 and Mary at the Multicultural Arts Theater in NY, as well as being a featured dancer in the commercial for the first season of America's Best Dance Crew.  

Stephanie DiPilla, a recent NYC transplant has been seen in productions of The Crucible as Betty Parris, Stop Kiss as Sarah and more recently, Gopleng in The Adventures of the Puppet Princess at the Looking Glass Theatre. Stephanie is thrilled to be working with Rick Mueller and Pride Not Prejudice. Not only does she get to do what she loves, but she gets to encourage kids to make healthy decisions. She feels as though she's making a positive impact in the community where she now lives.

Edgar Eguia makes the treacherous journey to you from Staten Island, NY. He received his undergraduate degree at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA and his acting training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City and in Los Angeles. He has toured with The National Theatre for Children doing educational children's theatre like Louie, Louie! and Sideshow Snacking, shot student films with New York University as well as the New York FilmAcademy and has appeared Off-Off Broadway at theatres such as the 45th Street Theatre and the Gene Frankel Theatre. He likes very much that he's not working in an office right now.

Harold Evans has been a part of HIV and Pride/Pride Not Prejudice since October of 2007. He performs as a male ensemble member in both rehearsed stage productions; A Message from Rhonda and An Ordinary Kid. Harold started performing plays and making TV productions since Freshman Year of high school and hasn’t let up yet. After graduating high school, he studied acting for stage, film, television at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in the Upper West Side area of New York City where he has performed selected scenes from such plays as Seven Guitars, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Fifth of July to name a few. His professional NYC stage credits include Voyages: An Evening with Tennessee Williams, No Place to Call Home, American Safari, For the Love of the Black Woman, and Lawyer for the Criminally Insane. He also is a performer with TLT Productions having performed in Mammoth Man, The Relationship, and U.S. Drag. Harold feels very fortunate to be a working actor in New York City and part of such a well-meaning, established company/troupe as HIV and Pride.

Josh Gulotta has been involved in over eighty productions, working as an actor, director, and playwright. He studies theatre at Bennington College where he has portrayed the roles of Jack in The Wall of Water, Jumpin' Jim in Alec Wilkinson's The Confession, and Beaury in Wholehearted. He is also a member of Bennington's improv troupe "Sinister Dolphin". This past summer, Josh worked as an apprentice at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, where he played Young Andrei in Michael Grief's production of The Three Sisters. Josh is currently the co-artistic director of GD Productions, a Pennsylvania-based theatre company dedicated to producing new works. GD has previously produced his plays One Road and Strack's Dam, as well as workshop productions of his short plays More Will Come and The Storm.

Sharday Hill: Actress is my title, idol and legend is what I will become, God is the reason why I breathe his word through my craft is what I will teach. Acting is to live truthfully and everyday I work on mastering my craft. There is an Oscar with my name on it and I am on my journey to WIN! As a little girl and now as a young lady, I have lost loved ones to AIDS as well as cancer. I made a promise to myself and God to always give back and to be a part of the company Pride Not Prejudice is truly an honor. The performance is a very powerful lesson and an eye opener for anyone who is fortunate enough to be an audience for the performance. We can make a difference and it can begin with knowledge and awareness. To be able to teach others through my craft is wonderful to me!!!

Lorelei Mackenzie is a native New Yorker. Favorite credits include: Once Upon a Mattress, Bye Bye Birdie, U.S. Drag. For more information about Lorelei, her website is

Feelings: Being in Pride NotPrejudice is extremely rewarding. Knowing that I have helped kids learn something that could potentially save their lives is a very powerful feeling.

Vicki Oceguera loves every moment of being involved with Pride Not Prejudice. It means a lot to her to be able to reach out to the community and inspire and teach students through art. Her recent NYC credits include U.S. Drag (Mary) with TLT Productions and Adventures of a Puppet Princess (The Naughty Child) at Looking Glass Theatre. Some favorite regional theatre roles are The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy) and Grease (Jan).