Yvonne Johnson- Writer
Yvonne Johnson (writer) is excited to partner with Prism Movement Theatre in her debut as playwright for the tale of Overbooked. A former Marine Corps war veteran she is a Dallas local and recent M.F.A. Stage Design graduate of SMU-Meadows School of the Arts who works in film, television, opera and theatre as a costume and scenic designer. Her most recent work includes Stage West Theatre’s in Search of the Sublime, SMU’s production of the Black Album written and directed by notable alum Regina Taylor and The Texas State Fair’s 2016-2018 Big Tex. www.yvonnejohnsondesigns.com
Kwame David Lilly- Director/ Choreographer
Kwame Lilly is a Dallas resident and graduate from Northwestern State University at Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science Degree concentrating in Performance/Directing & Musical Theatre. He has performed principle roles and featured ensemble roles for MBS Productions, Casa Manana, ONSTAGE at Bedford, Firehouse Theatre, and Prism Movement Theatre. He also performs as a principle dancer for Stage Square Productions and the Herrar Dance Project. In addition to performing professionally, Kwame teaches movement/dance for youth summer programs.
Janice Rabian- Costume Design
Janice Rabian (Costume Designer) has designed for theatre, dance, and film. Overbooked is her first collaboration with Prism Movement Theatre! She’s delighted to be a part of bringing Yvonne’s words to life. Her recent credits include Mlima’s Tale (Bishop Arts Theatre Center), Lavadeira (a short film), Men On Boats (SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts). Her designs have been seen in Dallas, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. She graduated in May from Southern Methodist University’s Stage Design program with a Masters in Fine Arts. She’s passionate about why we wear what we wear and coffee. www.janicerabian.com
Phil Vilar- Lighting Design
Philip [They/Them] is a graduate at Southern Methodist University 2020 with an emphasis in Projection Media & lighting design.
Originally from Long Island, NY, They attended The State University of New York at New Paltz where they earned a BA in Theatre Design and Technology.
Some of their work includes Projection Media design for The Diary of Anne Frank, Lighting design for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Smart People, and Bethany at Southern Methodist University. They are currently creating Lost then Found, The Maze: an interactive Virtual Reality Experience and the reprise of The Diary of Anne Frank at the Bishop Arts Theatre.
Their primary focus is imagining, designing, and developing new story telling ideas to revitalize the imagination and creativity.
Currently teaching at Dallas Independent School District
Zoe Kerr- Graphic Design
Zoe Kerr is a veteran of the Dallas stage, having performed in twenty-seven productions over the past decade with companies like Dallas Theater Center and Uptown Players. Behind the scenes, Zoe has studied under Dallas Theater Center’s Playwright-in-Residence Jonathan Norton and nationally-acclaimed playwright Calamity West. In June 2020, Zoe enjoyed a sold-out run of her commissioned work Everything Will Be Fine, produced by Prism Movement Theater. Zoe earned a Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum Award for Outstanding New Play for her work. Recently, Zoe co-directed her original play Animal Crackers with Kwame Lilly in partnership with the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.