Ron Bobb-Semple

Ron Bobb-Semple (Zeinvel Shmeckel in Shlemiel the First) was previously seen at the American Repertory Theater in Derek Walcott's Steel and also played Shmeckel during the A.R.T. company's Florida tour of Shlemiel. He recently had his third crack at award-winning playwright August Wilson's play Seven Guitars; the other two being Fences with Avery Brooks and the Piano Lesson. His other stage credits include My Children, My Africa! at the Wells Theatre in Virginia; Life During Wartime at the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia; and Shango de Ima in New York, for which he won the Audelco Award for Best Supporting Actor. Mr. Bobb-Semple is the executive producer of Claudron Productions, which launched a new anti-drug play Don't Ruin Your Life for young people twelve to eighteen years old. It is to be presented in schools and other venues in and around the New York City area beginning in October.