Kenne has signed contracts with all of his actors from previous
productions, stating that they
would be paid a certain percentage of box office, and he did not
fulfill a SINGLE ONE of those
contracts. To my knowledge, he has never paid any of his actors a
single cent of what he promised
them (and I've been involved since his first production of "The Last
Days of Judas Iscariot"). It's one
thing if from the beginning he stated that no one would be paid, but
he continues to dishonor every
contract he puts together.
Kenne falsely claimed that the ticket company, Plays411, he used for
his first production ("The
Last Days of Judas Iscariot" in late 2011) went bankrupt, and that's
why he was unable to pay
anyone from that production (We have proof of this false claim in an
email sent by Kenne to
the "Judas" cast and crew). We were suspicious of the truth of what
Kenne was telling us, so we
contacted Plays411. [continued below]....
..... They emailed us, rather upset, saying that they
had definitely NOT filed for
bankruptcy, and that they had in fact issued a check to Kenne from the
ticket proceeds (we have
both emails, if you would like to see them).
Kenne falsely claimed that HE was bankrupt after his production of
"A Few Good Men" in early
2012 to evade paying that cast and crew. Yet bankrupt individuals are
unable to continue working
in the industry, renting out theaters and signing contracts with new
people (We have proof of his
bankruptcy claim in an email sent by Kenne to the "A Few Good Men"
cast and crew).
Kenne is THOUSANDS of dollars in debt. Yet somehow he continues to
put on productions, most
likely through false claims (We have proof of his debt in an email
sent by his former Executive
Director, Randall Gray)
Kenne was evicted from his previous theater on Lankershim in North
Hollywood due to not paying
rent for months. Search Case # 12B02778 at the following link:
civilcasesummary/ you can see the case that was filed against him as
its public record on that site.
98% of Kenne's former actors and crew members have quit his company.
This includes every
former cast hes worked with that cannot be a coincidence!
Kenne did NOT secure or pay for the rights to put on the play, "A
Few Good Men," during its 3-
week extension until the cast forced him to. Most likely he was
planning to put on the play for the
last 3 weeks illegally. This occurred in April of last year. Most of
the original cast had quit anyway
(after finding out that he hadnt paid) so he had to recast the
extension (We have proof of this in
emails between him and the original cast members).
Kenne did not pay for the rights to his last play, "Take Me Out,"
until the week the show opened
- after the second cast forced him to show proof that he actually had
paid for them. He had his
assistant director pay, promising he would pay him back, but he never did.
Kenne's entire second cast of "Take Me Out" quit 2 weeks into the
show's 3-week run (he had a
first cast but all but 2 of those cast members quit on him) because
the rights were pulled from
the show, yet Kenne still wanted to continue illegally. Kenne veered
off the "Take Me Out" script
so much that Dramatists pulled the rights. He planned to continue the
show without the rights until
the entire cast quit on him (We have proof of this in emails sent
between cast members).
Dramatists has now flagged Kenne's name so that he will NEVER be
able to secure rights to any
plays handled by them again (as a result of his actions with "Take Me
Out"). Kenne will claim
otherwise, as he likes to create fake aliases to obtain rights, but
you will never see the name "Kenne
Guillory" on a license sent from Dramatists again.
Kenne was kicked off Actors Access (a casting site at
www.actorsaccess.com) because former cast
members reported his unethical actions. Im not sure if you found his
casting notice on Actors
Access or another site, but on Actors Access the name "Kenne Guillory"
is never mentioned. The
name James Hart is used. Kenne had to create a new ID to announce
the play on that site as his
name would not have been accepted (We have proof of him being kicked
off the site in an email
sent from an executive at Actors Access; We also have proof of the
casting notices on this site that
do not mention his name).
Kenne's former Executive Director quit Rise Above after he could no
longer stand Kenne's
behavior and the way he deluded his cast members. The former Executive
Director was a
yahoo.com theatre critic named Randall Gray. When he quit, he sent a
resignation letter to the
entire company disclosing ALL of the debt Kenne was in and the lies he
had told (We have a copy of
Randall's resignation letter - it's very thorough. It is attached.).
And if you think that's bad, here is the REALLY disturbing information:
Kenne created a fake female profile on Facebook to request nude
pictures of many of his actors.
During the run of "A Few Good Men" and while rehearsals were going on
with his initial "Take Me
Out" cast, many of the guys in both casts starting receiving friend
requests from a pretty girl named
MELISSA JONES. Her profile was very limited, but she claimed she had
either seen them in a show or
was "recommended to them by a friend on facebook." "Melissa" then
proceeded to flirt with them
and request naked pictures of them. Some of the guys started
uncovering aspects of "Melissa's"
emails that contained exact format matches to texts sent by Kenne,
leading to the assumption
that it was a fake profile set up by Kenne. At first Kenne denied
this, but he finally admitted he
was indeed Melissa Jones during a rehearsal for "Take Me Out." He
claimed he created the profile
to "check allegiances to the company." As far as I know, asking for
naked pictures of cast members
does not have anything to do with allegiance to a company, nor was
there any conspiracy going on
that warranted this type of action. The day he admitted this was also
the day all but 2 actors in his
first "Take Me Out" cast quit the show (Multiple people can attest to
Kenne's admittance of being
Melissa Jones, and we have a copy of one of Melissa Jones' emails next
to texts from Kenne so you
can see they are written in almost the exact same format).
There was a warrant out for Kenne's arrest in April of 2012 with
bail set for $10,000. This
document was seen lying around in his office by people at the old Rise
Above Theatre in Noho. We
do not know what specifically it was for, but we can only imagine it
has to do with evading some sort
of financial payment or registration.
Kenne's former fiance had to file a restraining order against him
because he was sending her
menacing and threatening texts. Again, this document was seen in his
office by people at the old
Rise Above Theatre. It detailed the types of texts he sent (a quote
from the "Saw" movies) and was
very disturbing. Trust me, we couldn't make that up if we tried.