Company One

Education + Outreach Overview
Stage One: In School
Meet Our Teachers


Angel Elizabeth Rosa Banks is a Graduate of Emerson College in Boston, MA with a Master’s Degree in Theatre Education. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre with a concentration in Stage Management from Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC.

Kadahj Bennett is an alum and theatre instructor at the Boston Arts Academy, co-directed the 2013 SOUL ELEMENT PROJECT: DEFICIENT. A recent graduate of Hamilton College, some roles include Woyzech in WOYZEC, Shylock in MERCHANT OF VENICE, and Levee in MA RAINY’S BLACK BOTTOM, which was part of the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He’s also the frontman of Hip Hop band the Downbeat Keys, which opened for Bon Jovi last December.

Obehi Janice is a Nigerian-American performer/writer/speaker with two-first names. Her solo work and writing explores the power of voice in identity, politics, cultural exchange, and testimony. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and has trained with Shakespeare & Company (classical acting) and Sojourn Theatre (devising civic theater). Obehi is a Boston-based actress and has worked in theater, film, and voice-over. She has taught for Boston Public Schools, the Urbano Project, and has conducted workshops on solo performance at the Citi Performing Arts Center and the American Repertory Theater.

James Milord currently teaches theatre in various schools and community centers across the Greater Boston Area. In the school year 2011-2012, James Milord taught Theatre at Community Academy for Science and Health to ELL students in high school as a medium to improve on their students' English enrichment and introduce them to the fine arts. In the 2012-2013 school year, James Milord taught theatre at the Boston Arts Academy to juniors with a focus on using techniques from the Stanislavsky Method. As a Program Coordinator for the 21 Century Community Learning Centers, James currently instructs theatre classes after school as part of some students' extended day at the Community Academy for Science and Health (CASH) while teaching theatre in the mornings at the Urban Science Academy (USA) in West Roxbury. Mr. Milord has lead numerous theater workshops over the past five years for programs such as the Boys & Girls Club in Dorchester, Revealing Artistic Works, Inc., Peace Boston, Books of Hope, Kingdom Builders Church, and many more. With great determination and passionate drive, James aspires to be a well-rounded teaching artist and entrepreneur contributing to the growth of the arts in his hometown of Boston while steadfastly encouraging all others to chase their dreams.

Stephanie Recio a Miami, Fl native and Boston newbie, is thrilled to join the Company One staff as an Education Associate and Teaching Assistant. She recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.F.A in Acting. She made her directorial debut this past April at Theatre UCF with T-Bone N Weasel by Jon Klein and This is How it Goes by Neil Labute. She taught Theatre at Lockhart Middle School where she also directed a production of Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. Favorite Acting credits include Bachelorette (Gena) at the Orlando International Fringe Festival and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Mme de Tourvel) at Theatre UCF.