Company Bios

Rotimi Agbabiaka is an actor, singer, writer, director, and teaching artist. His solo performances Type/Caste and Manifesto received critical acclaim in San Francisco and have been performed at the National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and at OUTfest in Austin, Texas. He is a core member of BACCE, appearing in various roles in Bootycandy and as Delaware in An American Ma(u)l. He was recently cast in American Conservatory Theatre’s (ACT) production of Rocky Horror Picture Show in the seminal role of Dr. Frank N. Furter and was seen in the New York and ACT production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home From the War. Other Bay Area credits include  Sojourners (Disciple Ufot) and runboyrun (boy) at Magic Theatre, Hair (Hud) with Bay Area Musicals, Holiday High Jinx (Dancing Dan) with Word for Word, Choir Boy (Junior) at Marin Theatre Company, The Amen Corner (David) with Alter Theater, We Are Proud To Present … (Another Black Man) at Just Theater, and Raisin in The Sun(Asagai) at Cal Shakes. National credits include the world premiere of If Pretty Hurts… at Playwrights Horizons in New York. He is a collective member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a former cast member at Beach Blanket Babylon, and his solo play, Homeless, won Best Solo Performance at the SF Fringe Festival. He has done drag at Club Something and Hard French and has presented his writing at the Radar Reading Series and Queer Autonomous Zone. He also teaches youth theatre with Each One Reach One, SF Shakespeare, and the SF Mime Troupe Youth Theatre Project, and is the Features Curator for Theatre Bay Area. As a director he has worked with Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe to develop the tran-rock musical, The Red Shades, with the SF One Minute Play Festival and helmed the world premiere of VS. at TheatreFirst. He studied at Moscow Art Theatre and earned his MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. rotimionline.com

Kehinde Koyejo is a founding member of BACCE ensemble, co-hosting So Soul San Francisco Black Art Salons, as well as appearing in the award winning cast of Sweet Maladies, a multitude of roles in Bootycandy and Juliet in An American Ma(u)l.  Other credits include SF Playhouse’s Barbecue, All Aunt Hagar’s Children-Paris Tour (Word for Word, CA), We Are Proud to Present (Just Theater, CA), For Colored Girls (Project 1Voice & Lorraine Hansberry Theater, CA), The Firefly Project (Magic Theater, CA) Philip Kan Gotanda’s The Jamaican Wash (Lorraine Hansberry Theater, CA), Serenade (LaMama Theater, NY), Joe Turner Come and Gone and The Wiz (Crystal Image Theater, NY), In The Wine Time (The National Black Theater, NY), and Bat Boy, the Musical (Ray of Light Theater, CA).  She earned a B.F.A. in Acting from Pace University, NY and a M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU.

AeJay Mitchell  is a core member of BACCE, appearing as Sutter in  Bootycandy and Wesson in An American Ma(u)l. Other Bay Area Theatre Credits Include: Actor 4/Another Black Man in We Are Proud To Present… (San Jose Stage Company); Kemi in Rose in America (Alter Theatre Ensemble); Miss Roj / Kid / Narrator in Colored Museum, E-Mem in X-Tigone, and Borracio in Much Ado About Nothing (African American Shakespeare Theatre Company); Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (NCTC): Gibbs in Dogfight (SF Playhouse); Tobias Twitch in Something for the Boys (42nd Street Moon); C.C. White in Dreamgirls (Broadway by the Bay); Scarecrow in The Wiz, Mayor Shinn in The Music Man and Rusty Charlie in Guys and Dolls (Berkeley Playhouse); and Jonathan Harker in Dracula (Inferno Theatre).

Shirley Smallwood is an award winning vocalist and actor and a founding member of BACCE. A jazz singer, voice-over and spoken work artists, Shirley has been featured in many creative ensembles, including being featured as a vocalist in Prince’s New Power Generation.  As an actor, Shirley has worked for more than 3 decades in the Bay Area and is currently working on a solo performance based on her father’s prioneering legacy in the Bay Area. 

Indiia is a core member of BACCE ensemble, appearing in various roles in Bootycandy.  Other Bay Area credits include San Francisco Playhouse productions of Dance Nation and   all of what you love you and none of what you hate; African-American Shakespeare Company’s production of Antony and Cleopatra; Natalie in Bay Area Musical’s production of Hair, various roles in New Conservatory Theatre Center’s YouthAware production of Cooties, and the role of E in The Horse’s Ass and Friends at Repurposed Theatre.  Indiia splits her time between Austin Texas and the Bay Area.

Aaron Wilton is elated to be working with BACCE!  Local Credits:  San Jose Rep, Aurora Theatre Company, San Jose Stage Company, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Theatre Rhinoceros, Sacramento Theatre Company, B Street, Capital Stage, Shakespeare Napa Valley and PlayGround SF.  Regional: George Street Playhouse (w/ Oscar nom. Amy Irving & Emmy nom. Peter Scolari), Hudson Stage Company, Shakespeare in the Wild, The Beckmann Theater, Curan Repertory Company and Greenwich Street Theatre, where his co-created show Happy Mundanes performed at the New York City Fringe Festival.  He has numerous Film, TV and video game credits (including voices on the recently released Watch Dogs 2) and has done commercials with Blue Shield, Chase, Taco Bell, Adobe and Xfinity.  He has won a Shellie and been nominated for a Perry and two BroadwayWorld SF awards.  

Kehinde Koyejo is a founding member of BACCE ensemble, co-hosting So Soul San Francisco Black Art Salons, as well as appearing in the award winning cast of Sweet Maladies, a multitude of roles in Bootycandy and Juliet in An American Ma(u)l.  Other credits include SF Playhouse’s Barbecue, All Aunt Hagar’s Children-Paris Tour (Word for Word, CA), We Are Proud to Present (Just Theater, CA), For Colored Girls (Project 1Voice & Lorraine Hansberry Theater, CA), The Firefly Project (Magic Theater, CA) Philip Kan Gotanda’s The Jamaican Wash (Lorraine Hansberry Theater, CA), Serenade (LaMama Theater, NY), Joe Turner Come and Gone and The Wiz (Crystal Image Theater, NY), In The Wine Time (The National Black Theater, NY), and Bat Boy, the Musical (Ray of Light Theater, CA).  She earned a B.F.A. in Acting from Pace University, NY and a M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU.

AeJay Mitchell  is a core member of BACCE, appearing as Sutter in  Bootycandy and Wesson in An American Ma(u)l. Other Bay Area Theatre Credits Include: Actor 4/Another Black Man in We Are Proud To Present… (San Jose Stage Company); Kemi in Rose in America (Alter Theatre Ensemble); Miss Roj / Kid / Narrator in Colored Museum, E-Mem in X-Tigone, and Borracio in Much Ado About Nothing (African American Shakespeare Theatre Company); Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (NCTC): Gibbs in Dogfight (SF Playhouse); Tobias Twitch in Something for the Boys (42nd Street Moon); C.C. White in Dreamgirls (Broadway by the Bay); Scarecrow in The Wiz, Mayor Shinn in The Music Man and Rusty Charlie in Guys and Dolls (Berkeley Playhouse); and Jonathan Harker in Dracula (Inferno Theatre).

Shirley Smallwood is an award winning vocalist and actor and a founding member of BACCE. A jazz singer, voice-over and spoken work artists, Shirley has been featured in many creative ensembles, including being featured as a vocalist in Prince’s New Power Generation.  As an actor, Shirley has worked for more than 3 decades in the Bay Area and is currently working on a solo performance based on her father’s prioneering legacy in the Bay Area. 

Indiia is a core member of BACCE ensemble, appearing in various roles in Bootycandy.  Other Bay Area credits include San Francisco Playhouse productions of Dance Nation and   all of what you love you and none of what you hate; African-American Shakespeare Company’s production of Antony and Cleopatra; Natalie in Bay Area Musical’s production of Hair, various roles in New Conservatory Theatre Center’s YouthAware production of Cooties, and the role of E in The Horse’s Ass and Friends at Repurposed Theatre.  Indiia splits her time between Austin Texas and the Bay Area.

Aaron Wilton is elated to be working with BACCE!  Local Credits:  San Jose Rep, Aurora Theatre Company, San Jose Stage Company, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Theatre Rhinoceros, Sacramento Theatre Company, B Street, Capital Stage, Shakespeare Napa Valley and PlayGround SF.  Regional: George Street Playhouse (w/ Oscar nom. Amy Irving & Emmy nom. Peter Scolari), Hudson Stage Company, Shakespeare in the Wild, The Beckmann Theater, Curan Repertory Company and Greenwich Street Theatre, where his co-created show Happy Mundanes performed at the New York City Fringe Festival.  He has numerous Film, TV and video game credits (including voices on the recently released Watch Dogs 2) and has done commercials with Blue Shield, Chase, Taco Bell, Adobe and Xfinity.  He has won a Shellie and been nominated for a Perry and two BroadwayWorld SF awards.  

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