ABOUT THE CAST

Crystal NuChurch

Crystal NuChurch

Accomplished actress from New Jersey portrays the no-nonsense elder sister "Bernadine" who refuses to allow her twin sister to make a mockery of their father's funeral arrangements.

Jonelle Rae

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Multi-talented actress from New Jersey portrays the sweet but serious youngest half-sister "Joy" who finds her voice against two older sisters who never respected her as part of the family.

Casting Notice!

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We are recasting one final role for the play, "Brenda", a feisty, outspoken, doesn't bit her lip, twin sister of the character "Bernadine", to apply contact us at: justbeyoustudios@gmail.com

Stanley Simmons

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Well-rounded actor from New Jersey who portrays the tender-heart father "Samuel", doing the best he can to mend fences between his daughters, even in the after-life, but is haunted by guilt.

The Message Behind the Story

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Forgiveness...

...even when the other person doesn't ask for it, or when you feel they don't even deserve it. Forgiveness isn't for them, it's a gift you give yourself.

Mahogany Reynolds

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Award-winning triple-threat actress is the writer, director and producer of this family drama stage play inspired by real life experiences that helped shape, strengthen, and change her life.

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NOW CASTING! "WAITING ON PERFECT" SHORT PLAY

CONTACT US TO AUDITION FOR A MALE ROLE IN THIS NEW ORIGINAL ROMDRAM (ROMANTIC DRAMA)

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CASTING THREE MALE ROLES - SEEKING MALE ACTORS OF COLOR

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION: "Waiting On Perfect" an original short play, written, directed and produced by award-winning triple-threat actress, Mahogany Reynolds centered around a married couple who is wondering rather or not they still belong together. The short play will be a part of a performing arts event on September 20, 2019 in Rahway, New Jersey, produced by Just Be You Performing Arts & Productions. Approximate run time of play is under 30 minutes. One performance the night of the event. 

CASTING MALE ACTORS FROM PA/NJ/NY AREA

"WAITING ON PERFECT"

LEAD MALE ROLE: JOHNATHAN DIVINE

 Johnathan is handsome, smart, strong-willed, and stubborn. He owns his own business as a sports agent for pro athletes. He used to be a pro NBA player. He is very set financially. And dresses with a high sense of style. He loves his wife of 15 years. But for some reason he keeps forgetting their anniversary date. And it is causing a major issue between them. He just wants her to get over it. He is a loving man, but he is frustrated with the constant conflict between him and his wife. Actor must be in good shape. Preferred height is over 5'9.

Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel - SUBMIT BY 7/30/19

SUPPORTING MALE ROLE: MR. DIVINE SR.

 The lead male character's belated father. Speaks with a very authoritative tone. He was a well-respected judge in the federal court. Ruggedly handsome. Tall. Strong personality. Caring but firm. He appears to the lead character Johnathan as a spirit. He is a sharp dresser. Preferred height at least 5'9.

Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel - SUBMIT BY 7/30/19

DAY PLAYER MALE ROLE: RICO

A handsome young man, if actor has facial hair, must be freshly trimmed and neat, smooth/good skin, alluring eyes, attractive muscular frame, in shape, flat stomach, muscle tone, but not big like a body builder, in the scene he wears a sharp black vest, white button up shirt, black bow tie, and black dress pants. Confident. Sexy. Singing skills is a plus. Speaking a second language is a bonus. Actor must be very confident to show his chest in the scene and be seductive towards the lead female character.

Ethnicity: Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Latino / Hispanic

Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel - SUBMIT BY 7/30/19

Rehearsal & Production

Rehearsals begin in August - once a week - in Newark, NJ - Paul Robeson Campus Center Rutgers University - Some rehearsing will be done remotely via SKYPE or GOOGLE DUO - for the director to work one-on-one with an actor - Play debuts on Friday, September 20, 2019 in Rahway, New Jersey as part of a performing arts event produced by Just Be You Performing Arts. Venue Tabula Rasa Gallery & Event Space Rahway, New Jersey. Actors call time will be 7 p.m. Show time will be 8 p.m. 

Compensation Details

 Pays $50 plus travel reimbursement (max $10) for the lead male role, $30 plus travel reimbursement (max $10) for the supporting male role. $25 plus travel reimbursement (max $10) for day player role. Non-union, independent production. Short play. One performance night of event. Actors are expected, but no required to sell tickets. Guests of actors will receive a friends & family discount. 

Audition Instructions

Actors must submit a self-taped audition. Sides will be emailed directly to the actors selected to audition. Please include a short cover letter stating your experience in acting and why you are auditioning for the role you select. Please submit a full body head to toe recent photo. Please submit a recent head shot. Please also include a link to any websites or social media profiles. Only actors who follow the instructions completely will be considered and contacted. No exceptions.