Welcome to the Sanders House. This little place has been in our family for many years. It has been passed down from generation to generation. There is much love and many memories. My husband Rev. James and I have been coming here since we were dating. We have basically raised our two sons here. We as a family have always come here for the traditional Thanksgiving dinners. This year hopes to be just as great. My youngest son Matthew, his girlfriend Vanessa and their best friends Wynikka and Theo will be joining us this year. Well, everyone buy your tickets and come to Momma Sanders home.BUY TICKETS! Love,
Seasoned actress with No Jive Productions, Alicia Simpson, comes out of retirement to her starring role as Momma Sanders. It is truly a blessing to be asked to return in this role to help carry out the messages of unconditional love and forgiveness. Although this is a stage play, each issue portrayed is a heartfelt realism that many laypeople deal with on a daily basis. This show will express to you, the viewer, how this dysfunctional family deals with these realisms and how they try to come together to overcome these obstacles.
Born in the city of Rock n Roll (Cleveland) David (Dave) Tolliver a.k.a. "Blaq Pavarotti" was destined for music success. Son of a Gospel singer, nephew of a nationally celebrated radio announcer and gold selling BMI award winning writer, and Grandson of a man who once sang for President Roosevelt what else was he to do. His future was preset like a wedding between two royal families. The world of the music for Dave started with a bang as the late great Gerald Levert handpicked Dave for Men At Large whom later would contribute to music history topping the charts and selling millions of albums. As well as singing Dave has appeared in over 30 stage plays, 9 movies as well as a host of judging, and hosting appearances across the country. He often takes time to mentor young artists who are trying to find their way in the biz with helpful advice or intuitive vocal and staging techniques. Being a trendsetter for the plus sized and his love for looking and smelling nice Dave is starting a unisex vest line called "Invested". Vests in his eyes can be worn for all levels of events and can also be used as bulge hiders, which is the main reason for wearing them!
Through it all Dave is a survivor and refuses to change his style for the watered down stylings of today's newer artists. He believes there is a void in the lane of true "Soul Music" and he plans to continue in the same path as his late great brother and mentor Gerald Levert. Tolliver attributes his longevity to staying true and loyal to what got him to the top of the charts before and believes the true music lovers will always recognize. Get ready he is #somethinlikethegreatest!.
Benjamin Carlton is excited to be performing in his first leading role as Matthew in His Double Life. Carlton is known for his role as Cherard in I Know What I Am And I Am Not What You Call Me and as Marty in DREAMGIRLS in Concert. Carlton studied communications and business at the Historic Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University before moving to Miami to pursue his career. While in Miami he co-founded the iconic BMe Community, a national movement of community builders that are led and inspired by Black men. Carlton is actively involved in national human rights and social justice efforts that include Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights and religious liberties. When not on stage or activating a movement you can find Carlton somewhere relaxed on Miami Beach.
"Robyn LaJoya,” personally known as, Robyn LaJoya Moffett, and professionally known as, Robyn LaJoya Charles, youngest daughter of 12 children to the legendary singer and artist, Ray Charles Robinson and Gloria Moffett, was raised on the Westside of Chicago. Ray’s success and stardom predestined Robyn for a life of music and entertainment. Throughout her career, Robyn has worked with such notable artists/producers as Otis Clay, R. Kelly and Public Announcement, Do or Die, Smokie Norful, Manny Fresh, Michael Bearden, Shannon Sanders, Michael and Chaise Flanders, Fred “Uncle Freddie” Jerkins producer of “Feelings,” and Gordon "Commish" Williams producer of "Smile" "I Feel Like Singin" "Over Somethin" and "Ask Him." She’s also worked with such known actors as Ralph Harris (“Manish Boy” and “Dreamgirls”); as well as Samuel Jackson, and the late, Bernie Mac on “Soul Men.”
She is currently working in collaboration with L. “L-Mo” Tolbert of “Slurr Music” on a potential single “Sad Song.” Robyn tirelessly cultivates her skill as a songwriter on projects with artists such as Antoine “Malachi” Paige, Kavi Karkaino, Gary “G-Note Write” Saddler, The Youngbloodz and Tez of Front Street Ent., Sam P. Addams, Tetraz, and Kelvin Harris of Krazy Swag Ent., Hot Attik Ent., Dillon Lawter, Kool Mo Dee,Wesley Hogges and Eric Williams (Blackstreet), and Lex Dirty and Tey Martel of” Hennessy Dreams”, which is on her upcoming project. Now she can add “No Jive Productions,” Inc, on her resume as one of the starring actresses in the stage play “His Double Life.”
This 28 year old Grand Rapids, Michigan native who grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He discovered his passion for arts at the age of 3, which was dancing. At age 12, he was professionally trained by Torrey T3 Thomas of T3 Dance Elite where he learned about self-esteem, confidence, mannerisms and, of course, dance. He graduated at 17 and went on to pursue a career in performing arts. At age 21, he did his first fashion show with Cleons Clothing. After that, he participated in numerous shows from NYC Fashion Week to Chicago Fashion Week. In addition, he opened for artists, such as Missy Elliot, Chris Brown, Mims, and FEETDCO, a Chicago performance group. At 23 years old, he moved to Atlanta to further pursue entertainment. By age 27, he was involved in some of today's hottest web series and TV shows from BET's The Quad, Tyler Perry's Greenleaf, to Empire. Now he will take on his biggest and most exciting challenge; the stage play His Double Life. He looks forward to connecting with audiences in telling this story.
Exceptional actor, writer and plus size model who has spent most of her career on stage and has earned a wealth of experience in theater, film and television. She is elated to join forces, once again, with writer/producer/director Nial Martin and No Jive Productions as the zany, outspoken character Wynikka Jones in an encore performance of their hit stage play, His Double Life - a character she also portrayed in their stage production Why Does Love Hurt So Bad?.
Thomas Troy Brooks also known as Troy Brooks is a young up coming artist from Cincinnati, OH. Moving down to Miami in the early new millennium, Troy always thrived to find a way to express himself to the world around him. Exceeding in sports and many other talents, Troy still felt that his personality and character was to vibrant and colorful to just be an athlete or a pharmacist in a lab coat. Soon after high school when college sports and academics no longer had an impact on his life, he decided to put the past on the shelf and lead his new life in the direction of an Actor/Personality. The rising superstar since then has been taking Miami by storm appearing in music videos all the way to the hit series on USA Burn Notice. The path to the top has yet to draw near for the rising star as he pushes harder to his goal.
Troy Brooks looks to take his skills to the next level with No Jive Productions in the hit drama "His Double Life". Although this is his biggest role yet he still believes that this is just another way to express himself and exceed expectations.
The oldest of three siblings and a proud parent. Born in Louisville Kentucky, I moved to Miami Florida shortly thereafter and have been here ever since. I attend Mt. Zion AME in Miami Gardens, Florida. It was here where my love for drama and theater began. I participate in most of the church programs, skits, and monologues. It is also here that my creativity, public speaking, and desire to act were birthed. One of my most proudest accomplishments was the founding of a women's ministry called the Women of Virtue Sisterhood to empower and enrich the lives of young adult women who are seeking to live better purpose driven lives. Having been through a series of personal struggles, loss, and tribulations, I know firsthand that remaining steadfast, immovable, and always abounding is the true way to overcome all that life can bring. My tests in life created my testimonies!
I am firm believer that you must pursue your dreams, goals, and desires by stepping out in Faith and not giving way to Fear! I love to tell people live each day like it's your last, love everything you do, and laugh every minute that you can! Following my heart and stepping out in faith, led me to the opportunity of a lifetime, joining the No Jive Production Family. I am overjoyed and very excited as we embark upon the many new and exciting things that are in store!
Is an actor, known for Taboo-The Unthinkable Act , Sunday Mornings and a recurring role on Tyler Perry House of Payne, (Pookie). Quincy is the executive producer of Phat Comedy & Phat Kidz founder. It was through his company, Phat Comedy LLC, he was able to get an audition for the Tyler Perry hit sitcom, “House of Payne” which is currently running on TBS, Peachtree television & Bounce T.V. Quincy plays a character on the show and has done over 17 episodes. Quincy has done several commercials with the GA Lottery, Delta, Cingular, Home Depot and Checkers. Quincy has also had small roles in several local films.
Note: Cast is subject to change.
"His Double Life" is a “Closet Packed with Secrets” said the Miami Herald
Miami Times said His Double Life “is an outstanding show that gives a refreshing course on unconditional love”
“An harmonious blend of entertainment and realism”. WestSide Gazette Nikki Clifton
For Mature Audiences Only - This production contains adult language, content and brief nudity.