Maurice Emmanuel Parent
Maurice is an educator and actor who is equally at home performing in contemporary dramas, musicals, and Shakespeare. He received the 2008 Elliot Norton Award as Outstanding Actor for his critically acclaimed performances in Angels in America, The Wild Party, and Some Men. Among his recent acting credits are productions of Into the Woods, The Color Purple, The Mountaintop A Raisin in the Sun, RENT, Passing Strange, Ragtime, and The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Elliot Norton and IRNE Nominations). He is a resident company member of the Actor’s Shakespeare Project where he appeared in Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus, and King John. He has worked at the Classical Theatre of Harlem, Underground Railway Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Barrington Stage, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Lyric Stage, York Theatre, and Cape Playhouse. Maurice teaches as a Performing Arts Specialist at the Martin Luther King Jr. School and previously taught for the Citi Performing Arts Center and New Repertory Theatre. He received his master’s degree in Music Theatre from New York University and trained with the prestigious Atlantic Theater Company and Dance Theater of Harlem. He is teaching Intermediate Acting this fall.