Najiy Dawson a Network Engineer & Audio Video Specialist. With more than 25 years of audio video, network, and hospitality experience, nearly half that time learning computer engineering technology. Najiy began his career in the audiovisual industry as an audio video specialist with Hughes Net, Apple, FEMA, United States Secret Services, White House Communications, Bauer Audio Visual, Spire Audio Visual, Metro Audio Visual and PSAV. At PSAV, he has managed staging, hotel and rental operations. Also, he has years of related hospitality experience with hotels like Doral Resort and Spa, Westin Colonnade hotel, Intercontinental Hotel, and Hyatt Regency Hotel. Najiy holds degrees in Computer Information Technology and Computer Information Systems.
Solomon V. Trench was born and raised in Jamaica. Having spent some time in New York and South Carolina, he and his family now resides in South Florida. As a young boy Solomon has always had dreams and aspirations of being a writer and producer of music and movies, well God granted his wishes. With his creative mind Solomon wrote and produced a documentary about his best friend who died of AIDS. The "Safe Sex” song that is heard in the stage play, "A Devastating Impact", was written by Mr. Trench in honor of his friend. Solomon has produced 6 reggae recording artists, 36 reggae songs and numerous short stories. He is an avid lover of soccer and football, all of which he coaches. Solomon is Assistant Director to Mrs. Islah Aziz and cousin to popular Jamaican writer Travor Nairne.
Akbar Aziz Chair/Co-Founder and Mammie Young, advocates for HIV/AIDS and ANTI-VIOLENCE. Akbar Aziz and Mamie Young are authors and writers of the play entitled "DEVASTATING IMPACT". This Production mission is to showcase on stage/screen/television/internet/books and e-books social issues prevalent worldwide that will both educate and entertain. Diversity of cultures, intergeneration all enhance and strengthens the ability to keep growing.
Islah Abdul Aziz Quest Theatre (1986-1987) Under the apprenticeship of the Famous Betty Waldren, who starred in many TV sitcoms such as “Red Fox”, “The Jefferson’s”, and “All in the Family” as well as some movies. Betty came back from Hollywood and opened The Quest Theatre and wrote a play called, “Unfinished Revolution”, which I (part of the cast) played (2) roles and performed at 85 schools in and throughout Palm Beach County. Actors Rep (1987-1989) Actors Rep was known for its High Rated Productions. Owned and under the Directorship of Connie Akins, I started out as a goffer, for a Hired Director of “Lysistrada”. English born Roy Henderson came to Actors Rep from Burt Reynolds, Jupiter Theatre. Roy took me under his wing and taught me all there was to know about theatre, from Stage Manager, Lighting and Sound, Building Scenery, Costumes and straight to the Box Office. Note from the Director: I will forever be grateful to Betty Waldren, Roy Henderson and later the inspiration of Vinette Carrol. A lot of my training came by producing my own theatrical productions and reaching out to the community at large. Those that I have had the pleasure of training and working with have taught me that we all can learn from each other. I thank G'd I have learned through experience.
Debbie Hanna: Stage Manager. Debbie has been with the Theatre for (3) yrs. She is very dedicated and a hard worker. Debbie has a deep desire to learn all aspects of the theatre; sound, lighting, scenery designer and more she is a great asset to the company and very dependable. We are so Blessed and happy to have Debbie Hanna as a team Player. and a hard worker. She is determine to serve and save lives.