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Trustee Willie Barnes/Junior (Double Casting/Chorus)



Willie: The Chorus serves as a Greek Chorus of sorts, and members of the Pulpit Search Committee. Willie is one of those Deacons who was once a church member who was known for smelling like a liquor bottle on a Sunday morning. Now reformed, he is instrumental in getting church folk to look at the world through a different pair of lenses. He is an empathetic character and one who can be trusted with handling his business and the business and secrets of others.

Junior is the eldest and estranged son of Earl and Pearl Johnson. Joshua looks up to, worships and adores him, even though in the eyes of many others he is a disappointment because of his recreational use of substances and inability to keep a job. He serves as Joshua’s big brother, mentor, and protector.

Age range for this role: 30-55

Required Skills: Experienced, strong actor; Capable of singing on pitch both in a lead or choral capacity. Tenor (F3-D5 lyrical belt)

Required: Headshot and resume

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.

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:  36 - 40 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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