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Joshua Johnson (Lead/Double Casting)



Teenage character: An athletic, bright, scholarly young man - practically birthed and raised up in the church, becoming a minister at 17 years of age. He is quite wet behind the ears and couldn’t find trouble if he wanted to, but trouble always has a way of finding him. He is comical, honest to a fault, and troubled.

Adult character: A Ph.D., progressive-minded, youthful-hearted minister that is in search of a church to pastor. He sees himself as a change-maker, an activist, and a man called by God to serve. His greatest fear is his past and the anger in his heart that is caused by it. His greatest love is God and his wife, Cheri, who at times plays the role of not only a lover but counselor, friend, advisor, and a savior of sorts. There are very few things that he cannot do well when he puts his mind to it, except easily forgiving someone who has deceived, betrayed him, or angered him to no end.

Age range for this role: 17-42

Auditions and most of the scheduled rehearsals will be conducted at Center City Brightwood Campus, 6008 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

The In-person auditions will be held on June 25 and 26, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Required skills: Superior singer with a broad vocal range; Tenor (F3-D5 lyrical belt) strong actor.

Required: Headshot and resume

We are calling for Union AND Non-union actors.


Project Type:  Theatre Status:  Union Salary:  $150.00/day Ethnicity:  Black / African descent
Sex:  Male Age:  all ages Role:  Actor City:  Washington DC

Project Details

Short Synopsis:  Roll On! is a musical about family and faith, and what happens when trust is lost or broken. It tells the story of a teenage boy who wants to become pastor of his family’s church, but life’s cares and family secrets choke his goal. Along the way, he meets and falls in love with the woman of his childhood dreams, recalls that true love forgives, and learns that forgiveness empowers, enabling him to move on and fulfill his destiny. While there are many references to the Gospel, Roll On! is not didactic but a play that triumphantly reveals many heartfelt, universal themes. With no “DIVAS” written into the script, it is an ensemble piece in which each character’s arc yields importance to the story. The play spans a total of 25 years. Actors must convincingly play a broad range of ages. Post reading plans and future opportunities for the cast include a touring show to be initiated in November, following the October 2022 DMV opening launch.
Producer:  ROLL ON! Productions, LLC
Director:  Eric Ruffin
Casting Director:  Kimothy Storey
Company:  Roll On! Productions
Deadline: EXPIRED (7 days ago)

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