As the creator, writer, and producer of BBR, Emily is the original basic bitch who got this whole thing started. After waking up the morning of November 9, 2016 absolutely devastated and stunned, she noticed some of her friends were not that surprised. Her friends who have faced oppression their entire lives were not shocked that racism is alive and well in this country. This began Emily’s journey of uncovering her own white privilege and bias that pretty much went unchecked for the first 27 years of her life. During this process, she wrote Basic Bitch of the Resistance, which is inspired by her own coming-of-white privilege story. Emily is deeply committed to making the world more kind and just for all humans through inclusion, equality, and tolerance. She hopes art, storytelling, and comedy can bring about awareness and healing in herself and her communities. www.emilyboldest.com
Creator, Writer, & Producer
Esther Triggs began her career in the arts as an actor. She attended Western Michigan University for her undergrad receiving a B.F.A in Music Theatre Performance. She is currently in her final year at CUNY for Professional Studies where she will receive her MA in Applied Theatre. Although she has directed for years, she is excited to utilize her new pedagogical approach with directing. Focusing on meeting her participants where they are at and connecting the work back to the world and then back to self, is her ultimate goal. Recently, she worked on a one woman show titled, Party in the USA with actress/writer, Emily Bold. Basic Bitch of the Resistance a natural progression within their collaboration. Past regional credits include: Our Town, Hair, The Room. New York credits include: Ms. Laura Mae of Harlem, Two Ladies, Till the Day I Die (abridged), and Birdhouse. She also won Honorable Mention for her direction of the short film Utterance which she wrote, directed, acted and co-produced through Life of a Lemon Productions. Esther is passionate about using theatre to inspire conversation and transformation.
Caroline Moore is a producer, the choreographer, and cheer co-writer of Basic Bitch of the Resistance. She’s usually reading the news or memorizing Britney Spears videos, so this show is her ideal creative outlet! When she met Emily, the two bonded over their late awakening to white privilege, love of comedy, and compulsion to DO SOMETHING! Emily described her creative vision of a Clueless meets Bring It On live comedy show featuring intersectional friendship, female empowerment, and an upbeat cheerleading routine about racism. Caroline immediately jumped on board, as she strongly believes performance art can transcend cultural boundaries and high school is the quintessential backdrop in American storytelling. The students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prove that American youth are worth celebrating and we hope to use Basic Bitch as a vehicle for laughter, meaningful conversation, and positive change. Power to the people!
Choreographer & Co-Cheer Writer
I am a recent graduate from New York Film Academy’s Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre. Although Musical Theatre is my passion, over the last few years I’ve found myself falling in love Modeling and On-Camera Acting as well. BBR is my first show since graduating, and words can’t express how pumped I am! I know I’m going to learn a lot from this beautiful BBR team and I’m excited to go on this journey with them.
Caroline Moore is a producer, the choreographer, and cheer co-writer of Basic Bitch of the Resistance. At six years old, Caroline was reborn when she discovered Hocus Pocus. Like Winifred Sanderson, her character Amber is a misunderstood victim of the patriarchy seeking physical perfection. Happy Halloween.
Emilie Jensen is a performer and creator from North Conway, NH. She currently resides in NYC where she recently completed the musical theater conservatory at AMDA after graduating from Colby College. In addition to musical theater, she is interested in devised theater, improvisational dance, and researching musical theater and theater for social change. She is so excited to be a part of this incredible group of people bringing BBR to life!
Erin Sullivan is a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. She studied musical theatre at NYU Tisch and then on-camera acting at Stonestreet Studios. Erin is a biracial post-college twenty-something trying her best.
Hello there, I’m Essanyi. I am an actress, dancer, singer, and writer. The BBR team couldn’t be any more amazing and I am honored to be a part of it and everything it stands for. Follow my media “essanyithegreat” to stay tuned for tons of updates about the show and more.
Born and raised in Brazil, I have been dancing since I learned how to walk, and that passion brought me to Musical Theatre, and eventually to NYC. I’m a recent graduate at the Professional Conservatory for Musical Theatre at New York Film Academy. I’m beyond excited to be part of the BBR team, because it puts some important issues on the spotlight, and every rehearsal makes me more proud of being Latina. mariana-fernandes.com
Scott is an actor and improvisor based out of Brooklyn. He studied at the University of North Carolina and the Gaiety School of Acting, the National Theater School of Ireland. He was also on the Varsity Bowling team in high school for 5 days. He is so so thrilled to be back again to play some pretty yucky white male characters in this pretty amazing and informative production! www.scottvicari.com
Jerry, Principle Wheeler, Teacher
Shavana Clarke is happy to be joining the cast of BBR in the role of Keesha Clark. She is a born and raised New Yorker and a proud graduate of UConn's BFA acting program (GO HUSKIES). Shavana is passionate about human rights and how she can combine that passion with her love of acting, so she is so excited to be a part of such a special show. shavanaclarke.com
Taylor Joree Scorse (Whitney) is a graduate of Texas State’s BFA Acting program and was last seen in Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s production of ‘No Turning Back’. Other credits include ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Texas State University), ‘Leaving To Be Left’ (Shapiro Theatre), ‘Into The Woods’ (Richardson Theatre Center) and more. Film credits include Parkland, Layla, Plus One and numerous commercials. She is currently training with Anthony Abeson here in NYC. Taylor is excited to be doing thought-provoking art like BBR and is so thankful to the whole team of wonderful creators who made this possible. www.taylorscorse.com