TIFFANY SOLANO DESENA reads “France” by Stephanie Saldaña
WILLIAM JACKSON HARPER reads “The Red Swing” by Phyllis W. Allen
JEFFREY SCHMIDT reads “So Many Lovely Lies” by Andrew Geyer
G. W. BAILEY reads “Let Me Let You Go” by Jamie Brickhouse
Tiffany Solano DeSena is a proud member of Dallas Theater Center’s Brierley Resident Acting Company. She has performed at theaters nationwide, including The Mark Taper Forum, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, South Coast Repertory, San Jose Repertory, Mixed Blood Theatre, and Will & Company. Locally she has also worked with Cara Mía Theatre Co. and Dallas Children’s Theater. In addition to her theatrical accomplishments, this versatile actress has appeared in numerous commercials and television and film productions.
William Jackson Harper stars as Chidi in NBC’s critically acclaimed comedy The Good Place. Born in Dallas, Harper made his Broadway debut in 2014 in Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award–winning political drama All the Way, and has performed in numerous Off-Broadway productions. His many television credits include guest appearances on 30 Rock, The Blacklist, Law & Order, High Maintenance, and The Electric Company. Harper can be seen in the upcoming feature film Midsomar, and has had roles in the films Paterson, True Story, and All Good Things, among others. Harper recently wrote the play Travisville, a fictionalized account of Dallas’s attempt in the 1960s and early 70s to buy up the land surrounding Fair Park, home to a predominantly black neighborhood. Travisville debuted at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York.
Jeffrey Schmidt is an actor, director, and designer and serves as Artistic Director of Theatre Three in Dallas. On stage, he was last seen in Red Rabbit, White Rabbit at the Dallas Theater Center. Favorite directing assignments for Theatre Three include She Kills Monsters, Hands on a Hardbody, On the Eve, The Farnsworth Invention, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, and Tally’s Folly. He has worked with many professional theaters in the Metroplex, including Casa Mañana, Shakespeare Dallas, Trinity Shakespeare, Kitchen Dog Theater, Undermain Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theater, Second Thought Theatre, Stage West, and WaterTower Theatre. He has appeared in numerous TV shows and films, including American Crime, Queen of the South, Crash, Friday Night Lights, and Distant Vision with Francis Ford Coppola. In addition to being Theatre Three’s Artistic Director, he is the Executive Artistic Director of The Drama Club.
G. W. Bailey is perhaps best known for his roles as Sergeant Rizzo in M*A*S*H*, Lieutenant Harris in The Police Academy films, and, most recently, Detective Provenza on TNT’s Major Crimes. Since 2001 Bailey has served as the Executive Director of the Sunshine Kids Foundation, which provides positive group activities for children diagnosed with cancer.