Jamal Perkins On His Role In The Anticipated Stage Play 'Soul Purpose'
Soul Purpose is set to be a hit on the stage in Dallas, Texas, from April 27 to April 29 at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters Inc.
SOUL PURPOSE tells a story of five strong and powerful African-American women from different walks of life that, through an unexpected sisterhood, they develop an unbreakable spiritual bond. Their heartfelt journeys and purpose, while all different, find that they are traveling in the same direction. They all discover that it’s not their struggles that define them, but how they overcome.
The play is presented by Williamson Media group, and written and directed by Chericia Curtis.
Today’s Purpose Man sat down with a few of the male cast members to get insight on their experience of being a part of the play.
Q: What does SOUL PURPOSE mean to you and what was it that made you want to audition to be a part of the SOUL PURPOSE stage play?
Jamal: Soul purpose means being transparently true to you on all walks of life. Adapting and adjusting constantly no matter the environment you’re in. I wanted to audition because I have a passion for acting, never got a shot at it until I told the director Chericia Curtis while at church one Sunday, she saw my hunger, allowed me to showcase my talent in the church Christmas play, then invited me to audition, got the role and here I am. All glory and praise to God, for giving us the victory!
Q: Tell us a little bit about your character.
Jamal: I play the role of a character named Baxter. He is an arrogant womanizer, and extremely disrespectful to his wife. Baxter only cares about himself; he is an established record label executive, and he’s often away from home.
Q: What’s rehearsal like for you?
Jamal: Rehearsals are filled with love, laughs, helpful tips, authenticity, and above all, God’s presence.
Q: Is there anything about your character you personally can relate to?
Jamal: I can relate to Baxter because I have uncles and people that I know who are like that. Therefore, I blended all of those guys in one pot and created him in the image that I present on the stage.
Q: What message are you hoping your character will send to the audience?
Jamal: I’m hoping that my character resonates with the men in the world who are like Baxter, to encourage them to change their ways. One day at a time, because when you’re stuck in your ways, I know for a fact that it won’t happen overnight. As well as encouraging a new view of how they do things differently permanently, to redirect the purpose of their soul!
Don’t miss the opportunity to be in the audience.
SOUL PURPOSE will be performing at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters Inc. at 1309 Canton St, Dallas Texas from April 27 to April 29 at 7 PM daily.
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster- www.ticketmaster.com