Introducing Joilet F. Harris as leading lady "Wiletta" in PAC's virtual reading of Alice Childress’s TROUBLE IN MIND.
Joilet Harris is a Philadelphia treasure. Throughout her 30 year career, Joilet consistently proves that she is a powerful and dynamic presence on stage as well as on television, with roles on The Wire, Do No Harm and Law & Order: SVU. Joilet has also toured the world as a vocalist, most recently playing Ella Fitzgerald in Ella, The Ella Fitzgerald Story. She has appeared on many Philadelphia stages including the Walnut Street Theatre, Act 2 Playhouse, People’s Light and Theatre Company and Delaware Theatre Company. She most recently starred as Gloria in the Broadway-bound Because of Winn Dixie and has also appeared as Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray, Miss Jones in How to Succeed in Business… and in Ain’t Misbehavin’ and It Ain’t Nothin But the Blues. In addition to her many talents, Harris is a founding and former board member of The Philadelphia Black Theatre Festival, and is an active member of the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church where she serves as a soloist choir member and assistant choir director.
“Wiletta” is a veteran black actress who made a career out of playing stereotypical black roles but aspires to be cast in parts more deserving of her rich talents; as antics from her white director and scenes from a stereotypical script intensify will Wiletta be able to sustain the “act”?
Watch Joilet’s magnetic portrayal on Saturday, October 24th @ 7pm
FREE to attend; ALL donations benefit BLM Philly
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