Welcome to The Zeitgeist Chronicles 'Cast' page. Here you can learn about our native New Orleans cast and their contributions to the arts.
The Zeitgeist Chronicles is a multimedia theatre production premiering in New Orleans that will be showcasing professional talent. After the premiere in New Orleans, The Zeitgeist Chronicles will move to New York City making NOLA "Broadway South" for real!
Meet our cast
Spencer Howard (Terrence Thompson)
Multi-talented artist, certified theatre teacher, playwright, actor, director, producer and the author of "Theatre in the Classroom", written to help teachers integrate theatre into their curriculums. As CEO and Artistic Director of LearningTree Productions: develops theatre programs for youth and was co-founder of BREC (Baton Rouge Parks & Recreation) Belfair Free Dreams Teen Center, the first ever full-service teen center in Baton Rouge, LA and founded the Belfair Free Dreams Theatre Company after school program. Participated in the Kennedy Center's “Artist as Educators” seminars. As Community Organizer in a four year partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation school based health care advocacy project, designed a model for using theatre to involve teens in community advocacy. Following Hurricane Katrina, served as artistic director for the Save The Children sponsored community-building project and stage production Remembering The Gift, to create a bridge between New Orleans and Baton Rouge teens. As a founding member of the Black Theatre Troupe in Phoenix, AZ (now in its 40th year) he was featured in: Home, Simply Heavenly; The Mighty Gents; Sizwe Banzi Is Dead; Ceremonies In Dark Old Men. A writer for PBS children television and has written several plays including: Black Cat Walk Inn; The Spirit of the Drum (which earned him a playwriting fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts). Performs a one-man show Ain' Scared of Your Jails, about the music and experiences of young people during the civil rights movement.
Damien Moses (Jackson Thompson)
Native of New Orleans, discovered his talent on the speech and debate team in High School (St. Aug). As a local and national champion, he continued through scholarship with success at both Bradley University (IL) and Southern University at New Orleans. His portrayal of (Hedley), August Wilson’s“Seven Guitars” directed by Tommye Myrricke, afforded him the privilege to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C. Afterwards, he spent nearly ten years in California honing his craft while working as a voice over artist. His recent return home has been rewarding in radio (WWOZ / WBOK), television (Arachnaquake), film (Baytown Outlaws), and theatre (The Good Negro / Blues For An Alabama Sky / Fishers of Men). He humbly thanks God, his family, and the creative artists / producers of “The Zeitgeist Chronicles” for yet another opportunity.
Martin "Bats" Bradford (Miles Thompson )
Native of New Orleans and a graduate of Dillard University where he studied Mass Communications and Theatre Arts. Credits include: "Macbeth" in Macbeth; "Sporting Life" in Porgy. Performed leading roles in: ArtSpot Production's Rumours of War; Chakula Cha Jua Theatre Company / Poetic Panther Productions' The Angola 3; "Booth" in TopDog/UnderDog and "Lyons" in Fences. Last seen as "Dabarrow" in Fishers of Men at Dillard University. Recently signed with the Louisiana Talent Agency in hopes of finding future success in the film industry. Co-founder of the entertainment blog site WWW.GUMBOMONSTER.COM (JOIN THE MONSTER!) a collective of local artists showcasing original movies, music, editorials and more. Thanks his family and friends for their continued support!
Kari Cojoe (Simone Thompson / Carina Thompson )
Kari Cojoe is a native of New Orleans and graduate of Dillard University where she received her BA in Theatre Performing Arts. Some of her credits on stage include Macbeth, Crowns, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She also has some experience in television and film. Her most recent film credits include Runaway Hearts and Big Easy Brides. Kari has graced the stages of New Orleans performing not only as an actress, but as a singer--performing as a solo artist: with her mother Janice Cojoe as the dynamic gospel duo and with Naydja Cojoe and the Jazz Experience , model --she has graced the pages of local and regional magazines , comedian--she is a member of New Orleans own raw improv/sketch comedy troupe Young Funny and host (Hollywood Ree). When Kari isn't on stage she is making sure her boutique keeps up with the latest fashions. She is the owner of Kleaux Kouture. She is also a tax preparer, bookkeeper, and marketing manager for Cojoe's Tax. Her most important jobs are being a woman of God, a mother to her son, and mentor to youth girls and boys. She is dedicated member of the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church (Rev Dr. Richard A. Keller) . "There is no mountain I can't climb and no river I can't cross because I have God on my side, for I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!"
Robert DoQui (Ronald Thompson / Ghost of Abraham Lincoln)