Anthony Ellison (Leroy): Anthony “Uncle Buck” Ellison is a native of Alexandria, Virginia. With over 20 years experience working with children, this educator runs a before and aftercare program.His unique style of entertaining the youth inspired him to create High Hopes Entertainment over 9 years ago. From there, the infamous group known as the Da Party Crasherz was birthed. Strong comedic genes run in his family. He came up with his Uncle Buck character based on his brother’s pimping chronicles and the fact “everyone has an old country uncle that wear 70s clothes and big hair.” In his spare time, he host parties throughout the east coast. Some of his career highlights include performing for Martin Lawrence and sharing the stage with the legendary EU Band and the iconic Teena Marie. Anthony is looking forward to retiring his high heel fish tank shoes to continue more formal work in theater.
Johnny Rossettos is excited about joining “Sleuth Ink”. He enjoys the comedic and improvisational aspects that it brings. “It reminds me of when I took Theater Arts in high school and the acspects that improvisation brought to the enjoyment of acting” . He’s involved in films and plays throughout the Washington area.
Quen Glasper (Charlene) is a fairly new transplant to the DMV area. She has been involved with acting for over 15yrs. This is the first time She had participated in a Dinner Theater. She loves reading, hiking, traveling and of course acting. Her favorite hobby is thrifting! “I’m really excited to be a part of the Sleuth Ink cast and can’t wait to take our show on the road.”
Trenescia Cowans (Stage Manager) is the lifeline to the “Sleuth Ink” crew. Her keen eye and attention to details brings life to the interactive performances. A rookie to this position, she’s extremely excited about this opportunity. She’s a collector of Brenda Jackson books and absolutely loves movies. She’s a movie trivia queen. In her free time she dances salsa, plan events and change the world.
Ladel (also known as “Doc”) is the mastermind behind Sleuth Ink. She is an evaluator by day but a jokester, writer and student at the DC Improv by night. Inspired by movies with “horrible endings and “bad plots,” she decided to take her show on the road. Her quick wit and entertaining writing style is definitely establishing her as a force to be reckoned with.
Joseph Jackson #MayorOfTheGreenLine
Joe Jack is a comedian, writer, actor, and producer from Southeast Washington D.C. He’s been doing stand up comedy for six years, and has performed in various venues on the east coast and in the Midwest. He was the producer of the comedy shows #45thNFunny(July 15, 2017) and #AMPTupNFunny (Oct. 10, 2017). Recently, he was cast to play the shady minister of Music Lonnie McDurkin in the murder mystery play Thou Shall Not Kill.
LaTonya Merritt is a native Washingtonian. She is the mother of four wonderful kids, all of which are the apple of her life. She grew up on the rough side of the mountain, but continues to give GOD all the praise. She embraces the love given to her when she steps inside a room full of people and shines bright like a diamond. LaTonya lives to Iove, and loves to live. She motivates and demonstrates through laughter, dancing, singing, reading and writing. With a short film and stage play under her belt, she is super excited to be one of the newest cast members of the Sleuth.Ink.
Howard “Eternalliphe” Lee
Howard “Eternalliphe” Lee is a is a triple threat. He can act, sing and dance if the spirit moves him. He has been entertaining crowds most of his life. He got stated in the business at the age of 3 and has not stopped. At the age of 16 he crossed over to the technical side of things in audio, lights, and video. He has been on many stages such as the Arc theater, Howard theater, and Evangel Cathedral just to name a few. He acted in shows on all levels, “Christmas Celebration”, “The Bride”, “Wonderful Change”, “Don’t Judge Me”, “Til Death Do Us Part”, “The Detour” and the list goes on. He is always seeking new challenges, look out for his next adventure.