My Red Hand, My Black Hand Cast
N’Dambi, meaning most beautiful is the Dallas native singer's voice, style, and incredible storytelling ability through music. Influenced by country and gospel music and later by soul, funk and jazz music she emerged as a background vocalist for Erykah Badu contributing to her 1997 breakthrough album, Baduizm. While working with Erykah, she released three critically acclaimed independent albums (Little Lost Girls Blues, Tunin’ Up & CoSignin’ and A Weird Kinda Wonderful) impressing audiences world-wide. As a result of N’Dambi’s success as an independent artist she was signed to the reactivated legendary Stax Records releasing Pink Elephant which earned a Grammy-nomination in 2011. In 2018 N’Dambi released her futuristic electro soul EP, Air Castle with All Cows Eat Grass front-man T. Brown.
J. Davis-Jones (Daughter)
J Davis-Jones (they/them) is an Artist, Tarot Reader, and Reiki Healer in the DFW area. They believe in art as a search for spiritual healing and most recently acted in Swimming While Drowning by Emilio Rodriguez, El Malcriado by David Lozano in the Teatro En Fuga New Works Festival and Cara Mia’s Bless Me, Ultima. Davis-Jones also has a background in movement work with experience in Performance Art, Contact Improv, Aerial Silks, Stilts, Clowning with the NY Goofs, Balance Beam, Pole Fitness, and other devised works!
Allan Hayton (Father)
Allan Hayton is Gwich’in & Koyukon Athabascan and Scottish/Irish from Arctic Village, Alaska. He is the son of James & Pauline Hayton, and the grandson of Robert and Lena Albert. He currently works as Language Revitalization Program Director at Doyon Foundation, focusing on revitalization efforts for ten Indigenous languages of the Doyon region. Allan graduated with a BA in Theatre & Film from the University of Kansas, and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He was co-founder of Yeil Sé, an Alaska Native theatre company, and is a company member of Breadcrumbs Theatre. Favorite roles include Roy Peratrovich in For The Rights of All; Duncan/Porter/Siward in Perseverance Theatre's Tlingit language Macbeth; and the title role in Lear Khehkwaii with Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. Allan has been active teaching and documenting Gwich’in language for new generations of speakers, and enjoys singing traditional Gwich’in songs and hymns.