One in a Million, a rousing off-Broadway musical, encompasses the teachings that the apostle Paul instructed to Timothy about wealth. “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.” (1 Timothy 6:9 NIV). The play is set at the home of Wanda and Suzy Velez. They both host an annual Christmas party attended by several members of their church. The evening would test their convictions and reveal secrets about themselves. As the story unfolds, each character in the play – no matter how holy they purport to be – becomes tempted by the idea of how more money would make their lives better. Without careful consideration of the consequences, they all throw caution to the wind and find themselves gambling. One in a Million is produced and directed by Kevin Davis.
Drama-Queens, in honor of our September Spotlight, chatted with the ladies of One in a Million:
Tell us about yourself as an artist.
As an artist, I strive to constantly be a part of something that is going to impact people and make them think. I am fearless.
When dealing with pieces that delve into religious or spiritual matters, do you feel a stronger sense of responsibility in conveying the message?
I feel as though there is a great responsibility in conveying every message in every story I tell as an actress. The responsibility of telling it truthfully and wholeheartedly no matter the underlying message. As a Christian actress, I do feel a strong responsibility to share my personal faith with an audience authentically.
What role does independent theater play in the New York art scene ?
Independent theater is so important! It gives so many great play-writes, actors, actress, and many more general creatives the opportunity to create. It’s a great way to build on and nurture ideas and meet amazing people along the way!
I have way more than one, but I would love the opportunity to play a strong female lead. I’ve always wanted to play a Wonder Woman type role, so whenever they decide to make a Nubia movie I hope to get the part!
One in a Million Musical Performance Schedule
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:30 PM
Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:30 PM
Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:30 PM