Southland native Nelsan Ellis, perhaps best known for his role of Lafayette Reynolds in HBO's "True Blood," is a co-founder of the Collective Theatre.
Nelsan Ellis directs the cast of "HooDoo Love" during a rehearsal at the Den Theatre. | Richard A. Chapman~Sun-Times Media
Four of the six founding members of the Collective Theatre are Nelsan Ellis (from left), Jasond Jones, Metra Gilliard and Veronda Carey. | Richard A. Chapman~Sun-Times Media
The Collective Theatre production of "HooDoo Love" features actors Mark Smith as Jib and Lynn Wactor as Toulou. | Richard A. Chapman~Sun-Times Media