Theater: Musicals

Production: 'From The Ashes: The Birth & Rise of Hip Hop' (See all 10 roles)

Young Chris Ponder (Lead)

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Casting "From The Ashes," an inspiring story about the birth and rise of hip hop culture. It is seen through the eyes of its protagonist Chris, an aspiring DJ who finds in the eme...more

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Male, ages 13-21, African Descent, African American

Role Description

Young Chris Ponder: (Lead) like his father he is a dreamer; like his mother he is hard working and spiritually centered; a self-motivated, analytical person; like his brother he looked to his father for guidance. When his father abandoned the family Chris vowed to never do that. He also admired his brother, but the brother also took the wrong path. Chris no longer looked to anyone for guidance, but decided to create his own path in life through hip-hop. Unfettered he forges on until a succession of obstacles breaks him down. He finds his way out of despondency and hopelessness through love. However, he finds that love brings its own obstacles.