Split Second - September 23 - September 30, 2021

University of Louisville Theatre Arts

 Who's Who 

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    Lamar Hardy

    as Val Johnson

    Lamar Hardy is a graduating third graduate student  at University of Louisville MFA African American Theatre Programs. He is originally from Fayetteville, NC, and attended Winston -Salem State University for his BA in Mass Communications and minor in Dramatic Arts . Lamar ‘s Uofl acting credits are the following : Fires in the Mirror , Detroit 67’, The Birds, #Hashtag, and Split Second. Lamar was also KCACTF Irene Ryan Runner Up 2020, partner to Xavier Harris . Lamar has also done work in the community of Louisville with teaching and performing . Those are Stage One Summer Camp, Kentucky Shakespeare Camp, Actors Center for Training, Locust Grove Enslaved perspective, and other performances and teaching opportunities. Lamar would like to dedicate his thesis performance to the Uofl theatre arts department. “Thank you all for allowing me to see that being black in America is okay . You all helped me pull my own strings”.

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    Thomas Farless

    as William H. Willis

    Thomas Christian Farless Jr. is a Junior Music Education Major. In the 5th year in the Cardinal Marching Bandwhere he spends most Saturdays at home football games. Christian did two high school productions at J-Town High (The Breakfast Club and The Outsider). He wants to thank all cast and crew for being professional as well as full of heart and kindness. 

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    Tajleed Hardy

    as Parker/Assistant Dramaturg

    Tajleed Hardy is a 1st Year MFA student at the University of Louisville where he is working to receive his degree in Performance. He has performed in shows such as Fences, Ruined, The Amen Corner, and A Soldier's Play. He has also performed professionally at the Virginia Stage Company in The Tempest, The Wiz, and The Comedy of Errors. Tajleed is a New Orleans, Louisiana native. He is a recent graduate of Norfolk State University where he recieved his BA in Drama and Theatre. Tajleed graduated summa cum laude with a 3.79 GPA. Tajleed was also part of the award-winning NSU Theatre Company where he won Best Supporting Actor, Outstanding Leadership, and Sustained Academic Excellence. You can see him perform this fall at the University of Louisville's production of Split Second in the role of Parker. 

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