KiKi Layne in The Old Guard now streaming on Netflix

The Old Guard, Netflix. KIKI LAYNE (BFA, Acting, ’14) stars as Nile.


Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary.

Alumna KiKi Layne featured in New York Times for upcoming film “If Beale Street Could Talk”

The New York Times article calls KIKI LAYNE (BFA, Acting, ’14) a “breakout star” in Barry Jenkins’ upcoming film If Beale Street Could Talk.  The film debuted recently at the Toronto International Film Festival and receives its theatrical release on 11/30/2018. Check out the films teaser trailer below.

Source: KiKi Layne, ‘Beale Street’s’ Breakout Star, Has a 4 a.m. Moment – The New York Times

TTS Alumni receive Black Theater Alliance Nominations

Congratulations to five of our alums who received 2017 Black Theater Alliance nominations:

KRISTIN E. ELLIS (BFA, Acting, ’11) received a nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Paradise Blue at TimeLine Theatre Company.

KIKI LAYNE (BFA, Acting, ’14) received a nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Octagon at Jackalope Theatre Company.

SHADANA PATTERSON (MFA, Acting, ’15) received a nomination for Best Actress in an Ensemble for Yellowman at Fleetwood Jourdain Theatre.

KEMATI PORTER (MFA, Directing, ’03) received a nomination for Best Direction of a Play for By The Apricot Trees at eta Creative Arts Foundation.

JACQUELINE WILLIAMS (BFA, Acting, ’87) received a nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Play for A Wonder In My Soul at Victory Gardens Theater.

The 23rd Annual Black Theater Alliance Ira Aldridge Awards Nominations have been announced for 2017

Source: Black Theater Alliance Announces 2017 Ira Aldridge Nominees | PerformInk