Bakesta King


AEA Member

Bakesta King

Courtesan and Ensemble in The Comedy of Errors

Coretta Scott King, LBJ’s Secretary and Ensemble in The Great Society

In one season at OSF: Risa in Two Trains Running, Bristol in The Liquid Plain

Other theatres: Chicago: A Lesson Before Dying (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Deep Azure, The Talented Tenth, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Colored Museum (Congo Square); Crumbs from the Table of Joy (Goodman Theatre). Other regional: The Bride (Warehouse Theatre); A Raisin in the Sun (Studio Arena, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Arizona Theatre Company, Penumbra Theatre/Guthrie Theater); Gee’s Bend (Cincinnati Playhouse); I Just Stopped By to See the Man (Alliance Theatre). 

Training: MFA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BFA, Howard University; Oxford University—British American Drama Academy.