MARTHA'S VINEYARD (2016)  –  Ace

Desmond made his Studio Theatre debut in WIG OUT, written by Academy Award™* winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Kent Gash, summer 2017 in Washington, D.C.

D.C. credits include: All The Way (Arena Stage); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Folger Shakespeare Theatre); Unexplored Interior (Mosaic Theater Company); Occupied Territories(2016 Helen Hayes-Award Winner for Best Choreography) (Theater Alliance); The Migration Series (The Phillips Collection); and the staged readings of Fences and The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Olney Theatre Center).  Regional credits include Stage Directions at Penumbra Theatre Company and All Shook Up at The Ogunquit Playhouse.

Desmond recently completed a year-long Kenan Institute Playwriting/Acting Fellowship at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts where he finished and work shopped his first play entitled, The Peculiar Awakening of Riley Parker and began writing his second entitled,PRIDE. He can be seen next in Arena Stage’s The Great Society, written by Pulitzer Prize™* and Tony Award™* winning playwright and screenwriter Robert Schenkkan, reprising his role as Bob Moses and Round House Theatre Company’s The Legend of Georgia McBride, written by Matthew Lopez.

Desmond trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Steppenwolf Classes West, and The Upright Citizen Brigade (Los Angeles). He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued love & support and Hawaiian pop sensation, Hoku, for making the song, “Perfect Day.”