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T Erra Nce Jr.

various roles

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New Mission Community Development Corporation and 2Real Entertainment are looking for more non-AEA performers to fill our understudy/ensemble cast, potential swings, and a youth Ensemble for the world premiere of “To Be More Like You, the Stage Play”. All understudies are required to be in the ensemble. Black and POC preferred, all races/ethnicities, ages, sizes heavily encouraged. Rehearsals will be Thursdays-Sundays with virtual rehearsals beginning May 5th and in-person rehearsals beginning June 2nd in Berkeley. Performances run July 16th (two-show day) and 17th (matinee) at the Lesher Center of the Performing Arts in Walnut Creek. Paid.
Joshua Sullivan, an impressionable young man, navigates through a modern world with a mindset that many would consider outdated and unrealistic. His story of faith that rises above what his peers could ever ask or think, leads him to operate with unimaginable patience, ridiculous hope, unwavering peace, and – above all – unconditional love. Through his decision to walk such a streamlined path, his choices alter the very lives of his loved ones and even strangers alike, in ways they could have never expected. On a scale from the lowly orphan to the grand elite, including those that society has deemed as “Unpalatable,” Joshua’s goal is to entirely demonstrate unadulterated love by living life based on the fourth Gospel. In a twist of fate that abruptly changes the lives of all involved, the expedition of his life and career leads everyone to ask “What can I do, To Be More Like You?’”
Understudy Roles Available:
Joshua Sullivan (Josh) Main Character
Late 20s – Mid 30s, African American, Male. Mother died from prescription drugs taken. CPS found him a home with a bi-racial family –
Black mom, Caucasian dad, 2 step-siblings (1 per adult). Was going into the corporate tech world, but decided to work as Program Director for at risk youth at several different sites.
Must sing.
Carlo Augustine Bautista (CJ)
25, Filipino, Male. Comic Relief. Married with one child, Josh is the Godfather. Met in college. Computer programmer. Carlo never misses an opportunity to remind Joshua of his choice but is still one of his biggest supporters. Sets up the webinar and sponsors.
Must sing.
Juan Ortega
25, Latino, Male. Police Officer grew up with Josh and have been best friends. He lived in the neighborhood and went to the police academy after high school. Single player of the crew. Loves the ladies and is not even thinking about settling down.
Doesn’t sing.
Rose Washington
16, African American, Female. Joshua’s long lost biological half-sister. Meets Joshua by chance. Lives with father, Pete Washington, who works a lot and is not able to connect, holds onto songs from deceased mom.
Must sing.
Pete Washington
45-55, African American, Male. Joshua’s step-dad, Rose’s dad.
Must sing.
Steven Sullivan
15, Caucasian, Male. Chad’s son, Joshua’s adopted brother.
Must sing.
Evelyn Lucas
17, African American, Female. Crystal’s Daughter, Joshua’s adopted sister.
Doesn’t sing.
Crystal Sullivan
45 – 50s, African American, Female. Joshua’s adopted Mom.
Doesn’t sing.
Chad Sullivan
45 – 50s, Caucasian, Male. Joshua’s adopted Dad.
Doesn’t sing.
Sleezy Pimp Guy
30s – 50s, any ethnicity, Male
Doesn’t sing.
John Cannon
13-16, any ethnicity, Male. Boy in youth program.
May or may not have to sing.
Mama Janet
20s – 30s, African American, Female. Joshua’s biological mother.
May or may not sing.
Newscaster
35, Any Ethnicity, Female/Male
Doesn’t sing.
Tiffany Cameo
20s – 30s, any ethnicity, Female/Male
Must sing.
Youth Ensemble
5-10 young people ages 12 – 17, any ethnicity, Female/Male.
Don’t sing. Other talents or special skills encouraged.
Swings
2 – 4 people ages 16 – 30, any ethnicity, Female/Male
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