- Arkansas Repertory Theater Company
- 601 Main Street Little Rock, Arkansas 72203
The fabulous Soara-Joye Ross doesn’t let diabetes dim her dazzle!
She’s performing in another wonderful theater production, The Call at the Arkansas Repertory Theater Company, from January 24 – February 11, 2018.
The Call is a comedy with a penetrating edge and is guaranteed to spark lively conversations about the expectations and realities of parenthood. Tanya Barfield’s dizzying indictment of American privilege is tempered with her compassion for flawed people holding the best of intentions.
The Call synopsis: Annie and Peter are a childless couple in their late 30s who have decided to adopt a baby from Africa. But when they receive some surprising news about their potential bundle of joy, anxiety and doubt threaten to tear their world apart. Middle-class cultural sensibilities and global divisions come crashing in on their comfortable existence as they are forced to confront their own preconceived notions about what makes a family a family. As they reach out to friends and neighbors for advice, Annie and Peter become mired in indecision and second thoughts.
“The Call is a fascinating play that urges audience members to thoughtfully examine their established positions – both at home and as citizens of the world,” Miller-Stephany said.
Soara-Joye Ross* (Drea), named “A True Musical Theatre Diva!” by BroadwayBox.com, this native New Yorker is ecstatic to be back at Arkansas Rep after playing Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act last year! Favorite credits: Les Misérables and Dance of the Vampires on Broadway. Off-Broadway: Jerry Springer the Opera (Carnegie Hall), Dessa Rose (Lincoln Center), Single Black Female (Colman Domingo, dir.), Disenchanted (Westside) and The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (National Tour).
Recently Soara-Joye Ross started wearing an insulin pump that she named “Black Panther” after a stint performing in the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s production of ‘Sister Act’. Soara-Joye says her insulin delivery device aka ‘the pump’ has been a godsend for her managing her diabetes especially with such a rigorous performance schedule.
“With the insulin pump I can suspend my insulin delivery which is extremely helpful if I’m constantly on stage like I was when I was performing as Deloris Van Cartier ( in the musical, ‘Sister Act’),” she says.
Enjoy this episode of Diabetes Late Nite with guest, Soara-Joye Ross and hear how she manages her type 1 diabetes like a diva! LISTEN NOW