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18 to 26 years old, male. Tenor no required dancing Raised in the Apostolic church, that his parents pastor. He a dynamic voice, is the church Music Minister but was caught in a closeted relationship with the church guitar player Ricky Soto whom he is in love with. His father given him the ultimatum to go to EXIT, a gay conversion group, if he wants to continue to be in the music ministry and a place with his family and church. He’s always known he was gay, but now can he find his way to be who he is and more importantly, his true voice?
Ms. Martin Mendez: Lead, Tenor. Done Dancing required, age Range: 20-35 Has been doing drag since he was 17 and is a strong presence with lots of life experience but not too much formal education. He is an artist in his own right and creativity comes naturally to him. Pacific Islander adopted by Mexican family, grew up in Boyle Heights and has fought hard to hold his place as an openly gay man who is unapologetic about who he is. Life has not been easy for him and sometimes he hides his fears and demons with the drugs that come so easily to a nightlife figure. He is the ultimate diva with a heart for others.
Orpha Torrez: Supporting, Alto/Soprano range, plays 40’s Latina/Chicana, no dancing required. Lucio and Angelica’s mother, gave up nursing career to be a Pastor’s wife, always known her son had something very special in his voice, his compassion for others. She loves her children more than anything and is determined to keep her family together, even if it means standing up to her husband and church. She is most afraid that Lucio will get hurt by the world as she knows it can be a cruel place. No dancing, but singing belter, Spanish speaker a plus.
Vanessa: Supporting, age range 20-35. High Tenor/Alto range, Trans Woman, Strong Dancer. House of Mirage member, performer and door hostess at ARENA, activist and friend to everyone. Having worked her way off the mean streets of Hollywood, she ensures all her sisters have a safe place whenever they need. Her religious upbringing endears her to Lucio because she knows love can conquer all.
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