A physically disabled mother and mentally disturbed daughter struggle to survive under the same roof. Breaking the silence with Pop, Soul, Rap and Blues, dark secrets come to light in JADED THE MUSICAL. 2-woman show, full-length musical.
JADED THE MUSICAL was developed at Scratch Night at Theatre For The New City, premiered at the DC BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL at the Sitar Arts Center, was also selected for the UNFringed Festival at The Secret Theatre in New York and won actress Nicole Renee Honorable Mention Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Contessa, the Mom, in JADED THE MUSICAL. Runtime: 90 Minutes
[Contessa] strong black woman, mother of jade
CONTESSA is in her 40's or 50's, soul singer with strong belt, feeling & emotion
[Jade] strong enough to keep a secret...
But is she strong enough to break it?
About Playwright Hillary Hawkins
Hillary Hawkins, creator of JADED THE MUSICAL, is a playwright lyricist composer based in Los Angeles, California and New Jersey. Hawkins is also an actor, well-known for her work on Nickelodeon (singing voice of Vanessa on Nickelodeon's "Gullah Gullah Island"; Kate on Nickelodeon's "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"; former Host of Nick Jr.) Hillary, who has performed in National Tours as well as Off-Broadway, recently created MOLESTATION MONOLOGUES and received a Voice Arts Awards nomination; category: Author Performance, Best Voice Over. Hillary has performed voiceovers for Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Red Cross, UNICEF, Tyler Perry's "Acrimony" and more. Hawkins is constantly creating and is Denis Johnston Playwriting Award recipient. Her one act play SHERRI was produced by New Perspectives Theatre Company in New York, and her short film "STUCK FOR A REASON" aired on ABC, CBS, NBC & FOX on National TV Show "African American Short Films." Beyond the arts, Hawkins worked in Child Protective Services and as a Bilingual Interview for Safe Horizon. Hawkins achieved her Dual BA in Spanish & Creative Writing from Smith College in just 3 years on the Dean's List while working as a Radio Personality for WEIB 106.3 Smooth FM. For more from Hillary, visit: www.HillaryHawkins.com/Inventory