Location: Horchow Auditorium
TINA PARKER, Host and Director
OSCAR SEUNG reads “Before” by Simon Han
REGINA TAYLOR reads “Racial Injustice” by Sanderia Faye
MICHAEL URIE reads “I Thought I Would Have Accomplished a Lot More Today and Also by the Time I Was Thirty-Five” by Alex Baia and “Clickety-Clack the Christmas Cockroach” by Michael Merschel
Actor to be announced reads “Deers” by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
OSCAR SEUNG hails from Lausanne, Switzerland, and is a Dallas-based actor, violinist, pianist, and opera singer. From film and television pilots to theater and anime voiceovers, Seung champions the representation of Asian Americans in media and the arts. He can currently be seen in We Can Be Heroes on Netflix, directed by Robert Rodriguez, and The Turkey Bowl on Hulu, directed by Greg Coolidge.
REGINA TAYLOR is a Dallas native and award-winning actress, playwright, and director. Her role as Lilly Harper in the critically lauded series I’ll Fly Away rewarded her with a Golden Globe for best actress, an NAACP Image Award, and two Emmy Award nominations. She can currently be seen in the role of Michelle Obama’s mother in the Showtime series The First Lady with Viola Davis. Other television credits include Love Craft Country, The Good Fight, and The Wonder Years. As a playwright, she won the American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play AwardAmerican Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award for Oo-Bla-Dee, which detailed the story of Black female jazz musicians of the 1940s, and wrote and directed Crowns, which has become one of the most-performed musicals in the country, garnering four Helen Hayes Awards. Taylor was the first Black woman to play Juliet in Romeo and Juliet on Broadway and to play a lead in a PBS Masterpiece Theater presentation, Cora Unashamed.
MICHAEL URIE is a stage and screen actor, producer, director, and host. He is currently shooting the Ted Lasso team’s new series Shrinking for Apple TV+ opposite Harrison Ford and Jason Segel, and he can be seen in the starring role of Single All the Way, a romantically themed holiday comedy on Netflix. Urie is best known for his role as Marc St. James on Ugly Betty, and he has appeared on television in Modern Family, The Good Wife, and Workaholics, among many other productions. On Broadway, he starred in the Tony nominated revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song. He originated the role of Alex More in Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer & Cellar, for which he received numerous awards, including the Drama Desk Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the LA Drama Critics Award.