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CAST community theater continues to break ground with August Wilson’s ‘Fences’


The actors in CAST community theater's production of "Fences" (clockwise from left): Terencea Holzclaw, Braxton Sanford, Craig Scott Jr., Quadarius Whitson, Samuel Menard, Cameron Stephney and Aaliyah Ervin-Hill.


For Black History Month, CAST community theater is once again staging a landmark African American play, with a cast of local African American actors and an African American director, Stephonn Ammons.

Last year for Black History Month, Ammons directed a production of “Raisin in the Sun.” This year, he’s tackling August Wilson’s award-winning “Fences.”

Stephonn Ammons

Stephonn Ammons: ‘You just can’t snap out of the reality of oppression.’

Cameron Stephney

Cameron Stephney: ‘There was no such thing as taking a risk back then.’

Braxton Sanford

Braxton Sanford: ‘Acting is something I would just love to wake up in the morning and go do.’


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