Theatrical Stage Play Cast Members
Dwight Cummins - Play Writer
Dwight is no stranger to the play world...”Lord! Teach Me How To Love Again,” is his fourth major production. With over 15 years experience in the industry, his other works includes “Your Husband, My Man,” “I’m A Better Man Now,” and “The Things We Do For Love“.
A native of Pocotaligo, SC, he first started writing plays while working with the youth of his church. Today, his passion is still working with and mentoring the youth. He is currently in the process of creating a partnership with the Local middle schools teaching kids how to turn their issues into theatrical stage shows. With the belief that they’ll act out one way or the other, why not have them play out these real life scenarios on stage so that they can see some good alternative outcomes.
Dwight & his Wife Stephanie have been married for well over 23 years. They love to see the faces of those affected through the works of DC Productions.
Donald Gray - Actor & Director
Donald Gray is a native of Woodleaf, North Carolina where he started his career at a very young age. He attended Fayetteville State on a football and track scholarship. Thereafter, he began to write short stories and poetry. After College, Donald began to take his writing to another level with his first stage play, “Lord Save My Children, followed by his Christmas production, “Christmas In D…A Hood”. After succeeding on that level, Donald then began acting nationally when he was cast in the national stage play “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, “My Grandmother Prayed for Me”, “Can You Help My Child?” and “Where’s My Father?”. Donald then was called on to direct other productions such as “Lord Why I Keep Choosing the Wrong Man?”, “Just be a Man About It”, “Guilty Until Proven Innocent”, “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”, “When Loving You is Hurting Me”, “Step in the Name of Love”, “Vicious Circle”, “ Woman’s Worth” and many other productions. He also had the opportunity to direct artist and actors such as the Clark Sisters, Reynoldo Rey, Melba Moore, Howard Hewitt, Daniel Winans, Carvin Winans, Michael & Regina Winans, Allen Payne, Chico Debarge, Ralph Tresvant, A.J. Johnson, Jacky Clark, Christopher Williams, K-Ci & JoJo, Shirley Murdock, Latrice Pace, Malik Yoba, LaTavia Roberson, Tomeka Scott, Trina Braxton, Red Grant and Donald Gray. He has also shared the stage with Clifton Powell, Kenny Lattimore, Chante Moore, and Kim Whitley in the stage play “Things That Lovers Do”. Donald is a proud father of a beautiful daughter, Sierra Gray, who is seemingly following in her father’s footsteps in theatre. Donald has toured with his national Play “Man of Her Dream” and his stage play “There’s A Stranger in my House”, which aired on BET with Vivica Fox. Donald’s favorite quote he lives by is “When Praises Go Up, Blessings Come Down”.
Kamisha Scott - Actress
Kamisha Scott Is a native of Hartsville S.C. Ms. Scott is a passionate actress whose character completely changes when in front of any camera. She's an assistant to a professional photographer (5 yrs), former police officer (9.5 yrs) and Formerly with Boys and Girls Club (11 yrs).
Ms. Scott had the opportunity to grace the stage several times before under the Director, Writer and producer Donald Gray. The show's include "I'm a Better Man Now" written and produced by Dwight Cummings (3), "The Things We Do For Love" written and produced by Dwight Cummings (1) and "Inside My Marriage, Can You Handle The Truth" written and produced by Nikole Miller (3). Kamisha has also worked doing a web series "The Simp Chronicles " by Kyle Argyle. She feels she has learned the majority of her stage skills and etiquette from Donald and on stage experiences but is eager to learn more.
Kamisha's character in the previous stage plays are that of a classy, professional look but the attitude and evilness/ adulterer ego of a woman scorned. If looks could kill, her facial expressions would pierce your soul like a sword.
Her upbringing and professional training shows the humble, dedicated, Steyn and disciplined side.
Ms. Scott is looking forward to working in any feature opposite Angela Bassett.
Eric Goodwin - Actor
After twenty years as an entertainer, Eric is still going strong. He started out in 1999 as the Assistant Director for the five year tour of When A Woman Is Fed Up. Eric has written and Directed two adult productions, If You Cook I’ll Clean and Rufus World Dinner Theater. Eric has also Written and Directed eight children short productions at Fusion Force Dance Academy in Charlotte NC. His singing experience granted him the honor of sing background for Kelly Price and Glen Jones. Over the course of twenty years Eric has worn the titles of Writer, Director, Actor, Singer, Background Singer,Assistant Director and Comedian in over forty productions.
Sheila Ackridge - Actress
Sheila Ackridge was born in Philadelphia, PA and has a love of the arts and dancing for the Lord. Sheila joined and served in the Performing Arts Ministry at Bible-Based Fellowship Church in Tampa, FL. In 1999, Sheila helped, founded and became the Vice-President of Talents Blessed by God, Inc., a performing arts production company located in Tampa, FL, which wrote, produced, and performed stage plays “God Has the Last Say” and “The Story of Job” in the central Florida area. In 2004 she became a member at Word Alive Ministries in Lakeland, Florida where she was a member of the Performing Arts Ministry and had leading roles as “Mary” in the “Story of Christmas” and “Bathsheba” in “The Story of David, A Man After God’s Own Heart.” From 2014 to 2015, Sheila was the Production Manager for the Make Us One Conference with the Pee Dee Community Arts Team of Florence, SCfor which she choreographed and performed several dances. In November 2016, Sheila became the manager of AIMPROMUSIC, a stage play production company for which she also had a role as “The Doctor” in the stage play “Can a Woman Change a Man”. Sheila was ordained as a Minister of Dance in August 2006 and has been ministering in dance for nearly 20 years. She choreographs, teaches, and ministers in dance with various local area churches, in other states and abroad. Sheila currently resides in Columbia, SC.
Emma Redell Heard - Actress
Emma Redell Heard has been gracing the stage for well over 10 years. With a background in both music and the theatrical arts, she has starred in several shows such as “Lord! Teach Me How To Love Again,” “ The Things We Do For Love,” and The Hit Gospel Staged Play “Beauty Beyond The Brokenness”.
Emma has recorded several soulful tracks as well. Her latest single “Lovenotes,” has been called the New Black Women’s Anthem.
Originally from Kansas City Kansas, she has been residing in Atlanta, Ga. for the past 5 years where she has been perfecting her art. “Performing means so much to me,” Emma proclaims. “It’s just something about connecting with the audience”.
Cynthia Spears - Actress
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre from Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, Cynthia has performed in numerous theatre productions over the years including “227” with the Marlo Gibbs Theatre Co., “No Shells” Jackie Boatwright Entertainment, “The Roots of Gospel” and “WIZ, The Return Blake Vision Entertainment Member and judge for the Suzi Bass Award, Drama Instructor, Choral, Praise Team and R&B Singer.
Tarralyn Ramsey - Singer
At the tender age of thirteen years old Tarralyn signed a recording deal with Verity Records/Zomba Music, which was one of the most sought after gospel record companies in the business. While being signed to Verity, she worked with some of gospel music’s finest, such as Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Della Reese of Touch by an Angel, NBA star and Jazz musician Wayman Tisdale and many more. She performed for many events, churches, as well as, nationally and internationally known ministers such as Bishop TD Jakes, Pastor Carlton Pierson, Bishop Noel Jones and many others. She released her self-titled album and it spawned the breakout hits “Tell It” and “Unconditional Love”. Tarralyn was nominated for several stellar awards and peaked the gospel charts at number 7.