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Phyllis Y. & Timothy D. Stickney

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Phyllis Y. & Timothy D. Stickney

The Stickneys


PHYLLIS YVONNE STICKNEY is a world-class artist, producer, director, author, motivational speaker, clothing designer, community activist, businesswoman and surrogate mother to many. Ms. Stickney is best known and respected for her work in film, stage, television and comedy. She was recognized by HBO in The History of Blacks in Comedy. Her film credits include New Jack City, Die Hard With A Vengeance, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Inkwell, What's Love Got To Do With It?, Malcolm X, and the ABC Afterschool Special, "Daddy's Girl. She made television history by portraying an afrocentric character on the Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World. Phyllis y. Stickney is a visionary and a consummate artist who was named by Essence Magazine 25th Anniversary Issue as "One of 200 African American Women Who Has Changed The World." She was also inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1998, and is the recipient of numerous theater and stage awards.

TIMOTHY D. STICKNEY has been a working theater professional for more than twenty years. As an actor, writer, director, teacher and associate artistic director of T.W.A.S. Productions he has worked on stage, film and television across the U.S. and Canada.  Timothy was a company member for 5 seasons in Ontario with the prestigious Stratford Shakespeare Festival where he shared the stage with talents like Christopher Plummer in productions of Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra and Shakespeare's The Tempest. Most recently Stickney appeared as the Dukes in Michael Attenbourgh's As You Like It for The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC. Kent in Arin Arbus' King Lear at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center for TFANA and Macbeth in Macbeth for the Repertory Theatre of St Louis. Timothy has also directed Audelco winning productions of Shakespeare's classic tragedy King Lear and The Pecong for TWAS at the National Black Theatre in New York City. Stickney's a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he teaches workshops and guests on industry panels. Timothy is best known for his award winning stint as R.J. Gannon on ABC's One Life To Live.



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