Tim "Dat Dude" Williams
Tim (Willie) is one of the newest members of Sleuth Ink. Born and raised in Langley Park, MD, his friends began to affectionately refer to him as “Dat Dude” because of his outgoing personality and quick wit. After serving time at Montgomery College, Williams took a break from the collegiate scene to pursue his passion to entertain. This self taught musician played the bongos for several local bands and well known gospel artists. He loves the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s alternative music, Latin, funk, jazz, the REAL hip hop, reggae, and several other genres of music. Tim has been a member of the Da Party Crasherz Band and Show for over a year. Inspired by Red Foxx, Dave Chapelle, Tommy Davidson, Martin Lawrence (just to name a few), he loves going out and being able to be as (respectfully) crazy as he wants. But most importantly, making people laugh.
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.
Towhanna A. Boston
Towhanna A. Boston (Charlene understudy) was born, reared, and educated in North Philadelphia. She also completed 11 years in the United States Army. As a full-time mother of four wonderful children, Towhanna successfully completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Strayer University in Washington, D.C.
On September 11, 2004 Towhanna tragically lost her two youngest children, C.J. age 7 and Tavi, age 8 during an accident that resulted from a suspect who was fleeing from police at a high rate of speed in the District of Columbia. Towhanna has found strength in her sorrow that has flourished into an encouraging voice to those who have suffered the excruciating pain of losing a loved one. This has also allowed her to heal through exploring her acting skills. She began performing in plays with LSquare Production. Most recently she performed as a mom of two daughters who life style landed them behind prison walls in the stage play “Prison Plum Line” – women be bars. She has enjoyed meeting others who has a passion for acting.
She also volunteered for Hospice of the Chesapeake, serving as a bereavement volunteer since November 2005 – November 2012, as well as being a part of “God’s Divine Healing and Hope Support Group – a non-profit organization that assist other families in coping with loss by prayer, the word of God, and monthly fellowships. Towhanna is an example of pain being transformed into purpose.
Juan Gilfillian (Leroy) is an outgoing family man with a and passion for creativity. He loves watching football and trying new things. He is Excited to meet new people and not afraid to face challenges. He had a reoccurring role on the internet series “Circle of Love.” You find Juan reciting poetry or sixteen bars at a venue near you.
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.
DJ Mic Nice
When it comes to moving the crowd and getting them on their feet, DJ Mic Nice is a pro. With over 30 years experience in spinning tracks for Blacks in Government, Lustre Haircare Trade Shows, Budweiser, and other prominent companies, he has established himself as a force to be reckoned with on the local private party scene.
Born and raised in the Southeast section of Washington, DC., this music fanatic immersed himself in 70s and 80s R&B music. Gap Band, EW&F and Kurtis Blow are just a few of his favorite artists that he keeps in his rotation. He patterned his DJing style after mixologists such as DJ Ezzy (DC), DJ Jazzy Jeff (Phi), DJ Kool (DC), and DJ DC Fats (DC). Those DJs can blend music together with out slam mixing or beat dropping. He states. “It’s nothing better than mixing two different songs without having the crowd miss a beat. My energy comes from my crowd on the dance floor.”
Darryl Bradley ( Chef Ramsey Gordon) is a Stand up Comedian that has Performed in a Marlon Green’s Production titled “Stomp the Devil.” Bradley also had a reoccurring role in the smash comedy “The Real Housewives of Benning Road.” When he isn’t “acting up,” you can catch him indulging in the performing arts and reading.
Tariq Majeed is excited about being apart of the”Sleuth Ink” cast and bring his character to life. Acting, comedy and just plain ole making people laugh is what he enjoys the most. Over the past two years he has performed in two stage plays and a short film. He says “the best thing about pursuing acting is my family can see me on stage”.
Diane R. Washington
Diane R. Washington’s first acting experience was in a 3rd grade Christmas play. She credits her family for her musical influence and passion. Since making her debut in an elementary school Christmas play, Diane has been “bit by the acting bug”. Her experience ranges from playing two instruments (flute and piccolo) to singing to acting/dancing in church stage productions. In hot pursuit of her passion for acting, she has appeared in local productions such as Evangel Cathedral’s annual A Christmas Celebration, More Than Triumphant, and King of Kings, View from the Tunnel,Son of Pharaoh’s Daughter, and Rose of Edenton. In addition to theatrical roles, Diane has been blessed to experience her first television opportunity with ID Channel’s “Nightmare Next Door”, as well as appear in the web series “What We Do”. From here on out: sky’s the limit
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.
Born to Jamaican parents and raised in London, England, Melissa Allen knows how to express her multicultural background- through performing. Being classically trained in ballet, modern dance and tap, the youngest of four children learned to perform for the masses at an early age. This “stand out” attitude thrust Melissa to participate in various performances growing up and her love for acting motivated her to join the drama club. Her versatile acting ability crosses gender, cultural and socioeconomic lines. She can imitate authentic Jamaican, Indian, African and British accents. Her acting credits include starring in a web series titled the “Commuter Chronicles” where she played a recovering substance abuser whose son was murdered.
Melissa was also cast in the movie called D.A.T.E” and most recently in a student film called “Fate”.
When she’s not acting out, she spends time with children. Ms. Allen has three girls of her own and is a certified pre school teacher.
Jubril Wilson is new, but not a rookie to the entertainment business. He has been featured on BET’s iconic talk show Teen Summit and starred as an extra in Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girl. A seasoned real estate agent by day, and stuck in the 1970’s Cousin Chuck by night, his charming style definitely keeps the room buzzing. Jubrill is excited about joining the “Sleuth Ink” family. He loves comedy, acting, and making others feel happy about life.