Condola Rashad Stands Out from the Rest in ‘Stick Fly’

January 5, 2012  |  

It can’t be easy being the daughter of Phylicia Rashad. She’s one of America’s favorite TV moms, not to mention a Tony Award winning actress, but her daughter, Condola, manages to hold her own, particularly as one of the most talked about cast members in the Broadway play “Stick Fly.”

The New York Times recently profiled the 25-year-old California Institute of the Arts graduate and noted her remarkable ability to command attention from the audience among seasoned veterans like Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Tracie Thoms, Dulé Hill, and Mekhi Phifer. Kenny Leon, Director of the play says he gave Condola the role of Cheryl in “Stick Fly” after she auditioned for the character Angela Bassett currently portrays in “The Mountaintop.”

“Condola was too young to play the part in “Mountaintop,” but she had a maturity that made me think she can do older and Hot.”  “Most actresses, they can do blue, red, green and that’s it, they do what they do. But if I say to Condola, ‘Do blue,’ she says, ‘What shade of blue do you want?’

Check out the rest of the profile on NYTimes.com

If you saw “Stick Fly,” what did you think of Condola’s performance?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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