ABOUT THE SHOW
A mix between Issa Rae's Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, Michaela Coel's Chewing Gum and Rachel Bloom's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, OUTCAST takes you inside the world of struggling performer Lisa Bobbins, who dreams of one day being a Broadway star, but as of yet, receives more eye rolls than accolades. From the creator:
"Everyone talks about finding ones voice, but what happens when you do? The second part of that is getting people to listen to and understand your voice. In my experience as a performer, I have found that finding my voice was the easier part. We are told by corny memes and Hallmark movies to be confident with who we are and embrace what makes us unique, but as an actor I am constantly looking at breakdowns and listening to people that say I can't be a part of a show because of how I look and who I am, regardless of my talent. I initially began writing this piece as an outlet for my personal frustration of trying to be seen for roles that actually showed my strengths and capabilities, rather than portraying a stereotype. Every single scene in this series is taken directly from real-life experiences. I held each situation up to a magnifying glass, turned moments into scenes and full production numbers and throughout the filming process, was thrilled to realize that this message of self-discovery and wanting to be heard was something that many people could relate to, regardless of race, sex, age or creed. It is my hope that through Lisa's determination, others find the courage to dig deep within themselves, go out into the world and share their talents unapologetically, and instead of conforming to anyone elses standards, create their own."
ABOUT DAISY HOBBS
Daisy makes history as the first African-American actress to create, write, direct, produce and write the music for a web series.
Creating her own brand in the entertainment industry, Daisy could be best described as a mix of edgy actress/comedian Aisha Tyler, performer and creator Rachel Bloom and classically trained diva Audra McDonald. Daisy hopes to bridge the gap between women of color in comedy onstage and on TV with her diverse and eclectic range as an actor and creator. As a songwriter, Daisy composes her own musical theater tunes for sopranos like herself. She began writing comedic Musical Theater songs when she realized there were no songs for someone like herself-a young, funny, woman of color with an operatic voice. This made sense because she very quickly realized there were also no roles for young, funny women of color with an operatic voice (cue Daisy crying on her bed). So, Daisy decided to get all Ghandi and literally, "be the change she wanted to see in the world." Wait..was that Ghandi? Or Oprah? Or Perez Hilton? Nevermind. Anyway, not long after, "OUTCAST" was born.
When not onstage, Daisy can be seen around NYC performing her original stand-up comedy,writing and directing (hopefully) funny, original sketches for FUNNY OR DIE, performing her sold-out one woman cabaret in NYC, in Sketch Writing and Improv classes at Upright Citizens Brigade, and writing/directing/starring in new episodes of "OutCAST". Oh yea, she is also grateful to have been in the Original Cast of "Disney's Aladdin" on Broadway!
When she's not busy trying to be an EGOT, she is probably watching Forensic File marathons and then padlocking her doors, or explaining to her family members the difference between a musical and a play...again.
Daisy holds a B.F.A. in Drama/Musical Theater from
Carnegie Mellon University.