December 11, 2022

Holiday reading of 3rd Rock Realty written by Alex Ubokudom and directed by Tyee Tilghman

3RD ROCK REALTY by Alex Ubokudom

An animated situation comedy that centers on a Black female real estate agent, Patrice Ewing, who is trying to sell apartments in Harlem during an alien invasion so she can keep up her expensive lifestyle.

Featuring Brooks Brantly, Blair Busbee, June Carryl, Toccarra Cash, Gilbert Chayrez-Chavarria, David Jacobs, Elena Campbell-Martínez, Lakisha May, Rod McLachlan, Andrew Elvis Miller, and Alex Morris.

Alex Ubokudom is an actor, writer, producer, and teacher. He just recently moved to LA from New York City where he performed in many Off-Broadway productions. He also trained and performed improv and sketch comedy at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade and the People’s Improv Theater. His online satirical comedy series BOK TV has been featured on Huff Post and Blavity. Catch him on the newly released Audible graphic novel WAKE with DeWanda Wise, Chante Adams, and Jerri Johnson. He’s also a professor of acting at Chapman University.

Tyee Tilghman is an actor, filmmaker, and teaching artist. He is a storyteller and a lover of language. Voices ranging from the classical brilliance of Shakespeare, the earthy undertones of Zora Neale Hurston, the quick wit of Aaron Sorkin, and the strength of street knowledge demonstrated in the lyrical calculus of Black Thought, are the fuel that feeds his passion to create. Mr. Tilghman holds an MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and a BFA in drama from West Virginia University. His film & TV credits include Blindspotting (Starz), Baskets (FX), Reacher (Amazon Prime), Party of Five (FreeFormTV), A Deadly Lullaby(Lifetime), Criminal Minds (CBS), I’m Dying Up Here(Showtime), and American Nightmares. Tyee has been a stage actor for 18 years, and was most recently seen as George Page in Merry Wives of Windsor (Folger Library). Other select theatre credits include Our Very Own Carlin McCullough(Geffen Playhouse), Skeleton Crew (Studio Theatre), Gem of the Ocean and Fences (Marin Theatre Company), Spunk! and The Winter’s Tale (California Shakespeare Theatre), A Raisin in the Sun (DCPA), and Three Sisters (Chautauqua Theatre Company).

He recently designed a Shakespeare workshop focused on teaching empathy to non-actors, and created Demystifying Shakespeare, for professional actors in Los Angeles, to “take the fear out of Shakespeare.” Tyee also has taught at Identity School of Acting: Los Angeles, Denver Center Theatre Academy, Living History & Neighborhood Bridges (also through DCTA), A Noise Within, P.S. Arts, B.R.I.D.G.E. Theater Project, City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts, and InterAct Story Theatre.