Finding Her Voice The Stage Play
Meet the Family
Playing Joy Jones
Madison Thompson is an all-around artist. She has dedicated her life to cultivating her talents in music, acting, and art since her 1st performance in her 3rd-grade talent show. Now she is excited to share more of her talent with the world by hitting the theater stage in Finding Her Voice the Stage Play. Back for live performances in April 2023!
Playing Janelle Jones
Bay Area natives may already be familiar with Ria Zenobia's captivating and soaring vocals, as she has performed with many local artists. Beyond the Bay, she's performed overseas, has graced the stages of China for several months, and her music also hit independent charts in Europe. Additionally, Ria has performed in many theatrical productions.
Playing Jordan Jones
Jason Jasper, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a multifaceted actor, singer, and writer. He's known for his lead role as Cash in "Cold Piece of Werk," a play sponsored by the city of Oakland, bringing awareness to the notorious life of sex trafficking. He's also known for his leading role as Purlie in the off-Broadway musical Purlie Victorious.
Playing Mama Joyce, AKA Gigi
Kalila Rafa is a well-known and very successful singer, songwriter, and actress. Kalila has worked with some of the best names in the business. She sang background on the soundtrack for Paramount Pictures movie Dream Girls, starring Eddie Murphy. She has performed with Master P, Little Romeo, Silk the Shocker, Lester Bibbs, and Larry Springfield, including theatrical performances at her church.
Playing Uncle Jay Jones
In 1997, Jessie Tate began his entertainment career as a singer, and from 1997 – 1999, he performed with Brandy, Brown Stone, Dru Hill, and many others, taking the stage in well-known venues such as Soul Train and the famed Apollo Theatre. Since 2018, Jessie has performed, wrote, and co-wrote multiple songs for four CJ Productions stage plays with producer, DreLovesGod.
Playing Kelley Sorenson
Janaya Duckett loves theater, dance, and art. Theater and the performing arts have been a part of her life since middle school. A senior high school, Janaya's goal is to become a successful actress, using God's gifts to spread to others. Janaya played Kelley Sorenson in the stage play "Finding Her Voice" and will reprise the role with the production hits theater stages in April 2023!
Playing Mother Mabel Blackstone
Mrs. Mary Dixon
A hairstylist all of her life, God surprised Mary when he placed her on stage, acting in theatrical performances. Mary performed her first stage play production at her church, and a few months later, she booked one of the leading roles as Mother Mabel Blackstone in the successful stage play trilogy, "If These Walls Could Talk." She has played the role of Mother Mabel Blackstone for the past five years.
Playing Stephanie Meyers
Amber began singing at five years old. Amber played LaTanya Moore in the stage play trilogy, "If These Walls Could Talk," and sings on most of the songs on the trilogy production's soundtracks. Amber also played the "Dancing Grandmother" in the Urban Nutcracker in 2021. She also booked another role singing and acting in "The Jr Wiz" in2022.
Playing Aunt Val Porter
SHIMA is a singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, and actress. SHIMA feels blessed to have graced the stage with many established artists, including Beyoncé, Nas, Tyrese, Busta Rhymes, Kelly Rowland, and The O'jays, to name a few. SHIMA has been a featured Artist on various other songs and appeared on MTV's the cut with Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez.
Playing Auntie Joc (Jocelyn Miller)
Nate' the Soulsanger
Nate' (NAH-TAY) Soulsanger is the Bay Area's premier urban entertainer, maintaining a prolific career as a recording artist, performer, songwriter, and actress. She has shared the stage with Kelly Price, Patti Labelle, Lenny Williams, Will Downing, Yolanda Adams, Shalamar, Carols Santana, Dionne Warwick, Neal Schon (Journey), MC Hammer, Narada Michael Walden, Martha Reeves, and more.
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