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EDWARD DeSHAE
Production Stage Manager
In his second season with the NEC, Edward DeShae has stage managed A Soldier's Play, Sons and Fathers of Sons, About Heaven and Earth and Manhattan Made Me. As an actor and charter member of the D.C. Black Repertory Company, he has appeared in the Kennedy Center productions of The Blacks and Owen's Song, The Black Theatre Alliance Festival-Lincoln Center production of Five on the Black Side and Brownstone at the Second World Festival of Black and African Arts and Culture in Lagos, Nigeria. His directorial credits include No Place to Be Somebody, The River Niger, Livin' Fat, The New Cotton Club Review, and the Performing Art Society of Los Angeles' production of Brownstone co-directed with Vantile Whitfield. Mr. DeShae also works in film and broadcasting both in front of and behind the camera.

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CLINTON TURNER DAVIS
Production Supervisor
An honors graduate of the Howard University theatre program, Clinton Turner Davis has been with NBC for twelve years as production supervisor, stage manager, casting director and literary manager. He has been a consultant, taught and designed programs for the Learning Center (St. Louis), the Youthbridge Arts Program (Bridgeport, CT), The Urban Arts Program and the Neighborhood Planning Council (Washington, DC) and the YMCA of Greater New York. He has stage managed and/or directed several productions for the New Federal Theatre, stage managed Home, The First Breeze of Summer, Eubie! and Treemonisha on Broadway and The Kids from Fame international concert tour. At Arena Stage (Washington, DC), he mounted A Winter's Tale, the American premiere of David Hare's Plenty and the world premiere of An American Tragedy. 

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JANICE C. LANE
Stage Manager
Now in her third season as Stage Manager/Production Assistant, Janice C. Lane's work with The Negro Ensemble Company includes Charles Fuller's Zooman and the Sign as well as the original New York production and the Los Angeles production of A Soldier's Play. She was also Production Stage Manager for Bill Gunn's New York production of Rhinestone and Alexis Deveaux's A Season to Unravel at New York University. Her theatrical interest began with The Ira Aldridge Players at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland.

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