BARIKA A. CROOM (Marci): Barika hails from Dallas, Texas where she was no stranger to the stage as she started off her acting career with the Junior Black Academy of Arts & Letters in the play Once On This Island. She was bitten with the acting bug and after picking up her B.A. at Fisk University, moved to LA. Barika has been a part of a number of theater companies, including Write Act Repertory and Towne Street Theatre. A few of the plays she’s performed in include: The Wiz; Zooman & The Sign; Diary of a Catholic School Dropout; Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright;No Fault: and Sister Cities.