AYANNA BRIA BAKARI returns to TimeLine with RELENTLESS, having previously appeared in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET. She graduated with a BFA degree in acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Select theater credits include AS YOU LIKE IT (Chicago Shakespeare), THE ORIGINALIST (Indiana Repertory Theatre), SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (Raven), HOW TO CATCH CREATION (Goodman), and STICKFLY and THE NICETIES (Black Theater Alliance Award, Writers). Television and film credits include Wu-Tang: An American Saga (HULU), THE CHI (Showtime), CHICAGO PD, CHICAGO FIRE, and EMPIRE (FOX), 61ST STREET (AMC) and Holiday Heist (BET). Ayanna Bria is proud to be a governing ensemble member of The Story Theatre and is represented by Stewart Talent.

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A TOO HEAVY Goodbye: Closing thoughts from Ayanna Bria Bakari

It's with a heavy heart that we are saying goodbye to Too Heavy for your Pocket, closing out our 22nd season on June 29. Earlier during the run, we met the four actors bringing this …

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