Maurice Emmanuel Parent is an actor, singer, dancer, educator, and mentor originally from the Washington, D.C., area. He has performed Off-Broadway and regionally at The York Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Futon Opera House, Neighborhood Opera Company, Barrington Stage, Music Theatre of Wichita, Cape Playhouse, Northern Stage, Huntington Theatre Co., New Repertory Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Co., Central Square Theatre, Lyric Stage Co., Commonwealth Shakespeare Co., and Boston Theatre Works. Maurice has performed internationally with Gardner and Wife productions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is a resident company member of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project. He is the winner of the 2015 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) award for Best Supporting Actor (Musical) for his performance in The Color Purpleand the 2008 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actor Small/Midsize Company for his performances in Angels in America (Belize/Mr. Lies), The Wild Party (Black), and Some Men (Angel Eyes). As an educator Maurice has taught at Northeastern University, Reed Academy, Citi Performing Arts Center, and the Boston Public Schools. He has taught master classes for New Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage Co., Milton Academy, and the Actors’ Shakespeare Project.