Charence Higgins

charence.higgins@yahoo.com

​Height:  5'2"
Eye Color:  Brown

 

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THEATRE

A Raisin in the Sun*

Sense & Sensibility*

Hamlet*

Gem of the Ocean

Hands Up!

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

The Age of Bees

Measure for Measure

Why Did Desdemona Love the        Moor?

PSHITTER!  A Drinking Song for      the Year of Our Lord 2020

Gem of the Ocean

The Curious Incident of the            Dog in the Night-time

Tame that B!#@H

Fools & Madmen (Hip Hop King      Lear)

Battle of Blue Apple Crossing

Crampton '61

The Nation We Build Together

The Christians

Thea's Turn

As Much As I Can

A Christmas Story

Stickfly

Hairspray

Miss Evers Boys

Ruined

The Color Purple 

Beneatha

Miss  Grey

Player/ Townsperson

Black  Mary

Dead of Night

Lilly

Sarah

Escalus/ Friar Thomas/ Provost 3

Narrator

 

Commentator

Black Mary

Judy

Kate/ Petruchio/ Widow

Goneril

Satan

Lead Singer

Diane Lawson

Ensemble

Sister Thea Bowman

Nurse Cathy

Chief Elf

Cheryl

Dynamite

Miss Evers

Sophie

Young Celie/ Dancer

American Players Theatre

American Players Theatre

American Players Theatre

University of Georgia

Alliance Theatre

Theatre at Monmouth

Theatre at Monmouth

Theatre at Monmouth

Illinois Theatre

Illinois Theatre

Illinois Theatre

Illinois Theatre

Illinois Theatre

Fools & Madmen

Baltimore Rock Opera Society

The Smithsonian (NMAAHC)

The Smithsonian (NMAH)

Baltimore Center Stage

Canton (MS) Visitors' Bureau

Harley & Co.

New Stage Theatre

New Stage Theatre

New Stage Theatre

Jackson State University

Jackson State University

Jackson State University

Tasia A. Jones

Marti Lyons

James DeVita

Chuma Gault/ Johnathan Kitt

Keith Bolden/ Alexis Woodard

Chris Anthony

Eddie DeHais

James Noel Hoban

 

Tom Mitchell

 

Lisa Dixon

Chuck Smith

 

Latrell Bright

Nisi Sturgis/ Robert Anderson

 

Mari Andrea

Aran Keating

Roberta Gasbarre

Roberta Gasbarre

Hana S. Sharif

Dr. Mark G. Henderson

James Walsh

Turner Crumbley

Jasmine Rivera

Francine Reynolds

Dr. Mark G. Henderson

Dr. Nadia Bodie-Smith

Dr. Mark G. Henderson

FILM/ TV

Turn of Events (Sizzle Reel)

LOUD:  a dance film

Soul Damage (feature film)

I.M.A.G.E. (sketch series)

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DRAMATURGY

Simone (Lead)

Mama (Supporting)

Dr. Valencia Carter (Lead)

Various (Lead)

Red Light Arts

Forty Acre Visions 

Phoenix Rising Entertainment

WDBD - Fox 40

Rob Demery

Shantoni Xavier

Maximus Wright

Purvis Parker

Xtigone

Wine in the Wilderness

(CU Community Organized Production)

Jackson State University

Charence Higgins & Paul O'Mahony

Yolanda Williams

2010 - present

2010 - present

MAKEUP/ HAIR CONSULTANT

Measure for Measure

The Agitators

The Age of Bees

Sofonisba

Aesop's Guide to Friendship

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

Like Fine Wine

One Monkey Don't Stop No Show

DIRECTING

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Theater at Monmouth

Theater at Monmouth

Theater at Monmouth

Theater at Monmouth

Theater at Monmouth

Theater at Monmouth

Jackson State University

Jackson State University

James Noel Hoban

Debra Ann Byrd

Eddie DeHais

Dawn McAndrews

Ian Kramer

Chris Anthony

Prince Duren

Dr. Mark G. Henderson

Xtigone

BrownGirlWhiteGirl

In the Blood 

Rabbit Hole

Tartuffe

(CU Community Organized Production)

Illinois Theatre Sunday Shorts 
Jackson State University

Jackson State University

Jackson State University

TRAINING

Graduate:  MFA Acting - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 

Undergraduate:  Theatre & Speech Communication, Psychology - Jackson State University

Acting:  Aaron Muñoz, Dan Sullivan, Robert G. Anderson, Nisi Sturgis, Roberta Gasbarre, Dr. Nadia Bodie-Smith, Rob Demery, Chris Roebuck, Yohance Myles, Dr. Mark G. Henderson

Voice:  Allison Moody, Dr. Loretta Galbreath, Cynthia Stewart, Donna Crisler 

 

Dance/ Movement:  Robin McFarquhar, Kirstie Simson, Genessee Spridco, Tiffany Jefferson, Quintin Lewis, Marcus Yates 

Stage Combat:  Zev Steinrock, Danny Dauphin

Directing:  Dan Sullivan,  Yolanda Williams

Dramaturgy:  Yolanda Williams

 

AWARDS/ RECOGNITION

Southeastern Theatre Conference- Denise Halbach Performance Award 

National Society of Arts & Letters Acting Competition Finalist 

Miss Jackson State University

Miss Black & Gold District of Mississippi

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV Dramaturgy Nominee

S. Randolph Edmonds Playwriting Competition 1st place 

MADDRAMA Performance Troupe Brightest Star Award

MADDRAMA Performance Troupe Outstanding Female Vocalist

National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts All-Star Cast Member

JSU Black History Month Awards- Black Actress of the Year

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival District IV Irene Ryan Participant (round 2)

National Associating of Dramatic and Speech Arts- 1st Place Superior Dramatic Monologue

National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts- All Star Cast Member

MADDRAMA Performance Troupe- Outstanding Female Vocalist

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival District IV Irene Ryan Participant

MADDRAMA Performance Troupe- Triple Threat Award

Poetry Out Loud (1st place winner, Regional 1st place winner, State 4th place winner) 

SKILLS

Sing/ Vocalist (Mezzo Soprano)​, Dance (Musical Theatre, Jazz, Hip Hop, Dialects (ASD, Estuary, Cockney, British RP, West African, Jamaican, USA Border States, Mississippi Delta, Basic American Sign Language, Make-Up, Spoken Word Poetry, Public Speaking, Event Hosting, Modeling, Beat-making/ Music Production, Soccer, Cartwheel, Driver's License