Jacinto Taras Riddick
as Solomon Bordeaux

Jacinto Taras Riddick
Photo Credit:
James Kriegsmann Jr

Jacinto Taras Riddick (Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, and Director) has numerous guest-starring appearances on television shows such as The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Law & Order Special Victim’s Unit, Homeland, The Following, Person of Interest, White Collar, Numbe3s, Army Wives, and Third Watch. Mr. Riddick is also a two-time Audelco nominee for his work on stage in George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum and Carl Hancock Rux’s Song of Sad Young Men. Mr. Riddick is also known for his work in August Wilson’s Jitney (The Studio Theater, Denver Center) and Yellowman (The Virginia Stage Company). Mr. Riddick proudly appeared in the historic multi-ethnic production of A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway, starring Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari-Parker, in which he played Pablo. Mr. Riddick also co-starred in the film Aardvark starring Zachary Quinto, which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for the “US Narrative Competition.” Lastly, Mr. Riddick has penned three screenplays, including A Brother’s Whisper, which marks his directorial film debut.

Che AYende as David Bordeaux

Che Ayende
Photo Credit:
David Noles

Che Ayende is a classically trained actor who has performed in the revival of King Lear on Broadway starring Glenda Jackson. Timon of Athens at The Public Theatre starring Richard Thomas and the late Reg E. Cathy. And numerous plays both in NYC and regionally. Some of his television credits include Law and Order, Unforgettable, and Person of Interest to name a few. He is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College.

Lekethia Dalcoe as Leona Bordeaux

Lekethia Dalcoe
Photo Credit:
Forest Renaissance

Lekethia Dalcoe is a television writer, award-winning playwright, and actress. She holds a MA in Theatre from Texas A&M University-Commerce and an MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama (NYC). Directed by Tony-nominated Actor/Director Harry Lennix, her play, A Small Oak Tree Runs Red, was commissioned by the Billie Holiday Theatre for its 2017-2018 season. This production received five nominations for the 2018 Audelco Awards, winning Best Play. Also produced by the Congo Square Theatre for its 2015-2016 Power of Her season, A Small Oak Tree Runs Red was awarded Best Play and Director (Harry Lennix) for the 2016 Chicago Black Excellence awards. Ms. Dalcoe was selected into the 2019 Sundance Episodic Lab for her pilot, Valley of Bones.

JAMES T. ALFRED as Gabriel

James T. Alfred
Photo Credit:
Sheldon McCullough

Alfred’s films include The Recut, Vile, One Week. Television credits include Ghost – Power Book II, Law and Order Organized Crime, FBI, Blacklist, Blindspot, Empire, Chicago PD, Boss, and Prison Break. Stage credits include Broadway National Tour of August Wilson’s Jitney. And, regional theater productions of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fences, Two Trains Running, Radio Golf, Mountaintop, Head of Passes, Clybourne Park, Hushabye, and Detroit ‘67.


Mark Breland
Photo Credit:
Ben Gabbe of Getty Images

Breland’s breakout role was that of Tom Pearce in the Lords of Discipline. Other film credits are Spike Lee’s He Got Game and Summer of Sam. Breland is mostly known for his accomplishments as a boxer in the squared circle. Breland is a five-time New York City Golden Glove Champion, 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist, and two-time WBA Welterweight Champion. He is currently in six Halls of Fames.

Additional Cast

Cristian Sebastián as Anthony

Coach Nate Boyd As Himself

Mustafa Abdullah as Lance

Andrea Michelle Kelly as Attractive Bar Waitress

Yvette Williams as Attractive Black Woman

Christan DiNapoli as Yuppie White Man

Coach Tunde Sadat Ra-El As Himself

Khepran Sais Riddick as Supreme

Tamyko Vassel as Supreme’s Girl

Carl Ellis Grant as Supreme’s Homie

The writing is exceptional. Actors of color rarely get the opportunity to embody complex characters. A Brother’s Whisper allows the artist and audience to see themselves as multifaceted human beings. Shakespeare felt it was the artists duty to show humanity itself unapologetically. A Brother’s Whisper does this effortlessly.

Che Ayende