ILMH cast

AURELIA BELFIELD – Aurelia Belfield is an NC based performer and earned her B.A. in Dramatic Art and Writing For The Stage And Screen at UNC Chapel Hill. She has been seen and heard in stage, screen, and web based productions across the region. Some of her credits include Our Town (Little Green Pig), I Love My Hair…(FortyAM), For Colored Girls…(SheCow Productions), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Raleigh Little Theater), Hair (Burning Coal), and Much Ado About Nothing (Lab! Theatre). Updated info, photos, videos, and upcoming projects can be found at


LAKEISHA COFFEY – Lakeisha is a Raleigh resident who has performed in the Durham area for only a few years. She most recently portrayed Durham civil rights worker Ann Atwater in “The Best of Enemies” at Manbites Dog Theater, where she made her debut in J.T. Rogers’ “The Overwhelming”. This spring she will return to be a part of the cast for “Spirits To Enforce”. As a Little Green Pig Company member, she has performed in productions such as Night Beast, The Jade City Chronicles Vol. 1, Richie, and Our Town. Additional Stage credits include For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (SheCow Productions/Burning Coal Theatre Second Stage) A Raisin in the Sun; The Waiting Room (Raleigh Little Theatre) Boston Marriage (Ghost & Spice). She has also shared her talents in independent films, commercials and artistic dance.


HAZEL EDMOND – Hazel S. Edmond is tickled pink to have another opportunity to share the stage with four of the most funny, creative and talented women. Previous theatre credits include Frosty (Broadway Series South), Urinetown (Theatre Raleigh), The Parchman Hour (Cape Fear Theatre), Hello Dolly (North Carolina Theatre) and The Overwhelming (Manbites Dog Theatre). Thanks to the creators – Chaunesti, Shana, and Aya; a fabulous and ever helpful crew; my big sisters for traveling to see me and of course my sweetie, Patrick.


SHERIDA MCMULLAN – Sherida is thrilled and honored to be back on the stage in Forty/AM production of I Love My Hair When It’s Good: And Then Again When It Looks Defiant & Impressive. Not only it is a brilliant show but her cast makes the process fun and the work effortless! Sherida was most recently recognized for Best Supporting Performance for her role in Burning Coal theatre’s production of Ruined. As a Burning Coal company member, she has performed in productions such as of Crowns, Gee’s Bend, Company and A Doll’s House. This spring she will make her debut with Artscenter in Carrboro. Other stage credits include: Nathan the Wise, Exonerated, Boy Gets Girl and A Lesson Before Dying (Deep Dish Theater). Blue, Dance on Widows Row (Raleigh Little Theater), Street Signs and others. Her background is in electrical engineering but her heart is in theater. When Sherida is not on stage she can be found with the two loves of her life, her Husband, Chris and her daughter, Isla Jace for whom she thanks God, everyday!


YOLANDA RABUN –Yolanda W. Rabun is thrilled to be a part of the cast of I Love My Hair! Recent NC Regional Theatre credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone (Trix the Aviatrix), Nina Simone…What More Can I Say (Nina Simone), Avenue Q (Gary Coleman) along with the Triangle’s 2011 Top 10 show winner, Violet a New Musical (Lula), and the Triangle’s 2009 Top 10 show winner, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Woman #1). Other favorites include Little Shop of Horrors, Twelfth Night, Dreamgirls, Crowns, Ain’t Misbehavin, Ragtime, Personals and Smokey Joe’s Café. Yolanda is the recipient of Indy Week’s Best Lead Performance accolade for Member of the Wedding (Berenice) and Raleigh Little Theatre’s Best Actress Cantey Award for archy and mehitabel (mehitabel).

With three national recording projects: So Real, Christmastime, and Hold on to Your Dreams, Yolanda has toured throughout the US, Portugal, Spain, Jordan, Guam, Turkey and Singapore and also appeared in several industrials and commercials. Yolanda received a B.A. with Honors from Holy Cross College, and a J.D. from Boston College Law School and wants to thank her family, especially Aunt Gloria and Aunt Geraldine for the memories of the hot comb, hot stove and early Saturday mornings. Love to Kappitola, Rick, Miles, William and Sammy. Proud AEA member.