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Nationally Acclaimed Chicago Actor Debuts Latest Original Production, "Voice Of A Child"
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(Chicago, IL - October 6, 2013) Following his captivating writing and directorial debut last year with his production, Living Without Love, actor/writer/director Richard Gallion and executive producer Joseph Boateng has returned to the stage with their second production, Voice of A Child. Voice of A Child is coming to the Sweet Holy Spirit Church on Sunday October 6, 2013 and stars Richard Gallion himself, along with a host of other Chicago talents ranging from actors to singers and musicians.
Chronicling the life of a teenaged foster child who suffers the unthinkable, Voice of A Child explores different storylines as characters are forced to deal with their own truths. Laughter, tears, joy, and triumph will be experienced by the characters, in efforts of proving "All detours in life are not bad," according to Gallion.
Gallion lost his father after the debut of his first production in 2012, which led him to start a production company, R&J Productions,Inc. with Joseph Boateng. Gallion is inspired to share his story with others in hopes of helping them find healing as he and his father did after his father attended the production. Living Without Love was loosely based off of the relationship Gallion barely had with his father, who was addicted to drugs most of Gallion's life. Gallion's transparency allows audience members to connect to real stories and real characters in efforts of experiencing a real change.
Gallion is most notable for his roles in GMC's televised Gospel plays, Love Me Or Leave and The Ideal Husband, both of which were created and directed by Chicago's own, John Ruffin. Gallion also starred in the film The Black Butterfly, available at Walmart, Redbox, and Netflix. Gallion has ripped the runway for Ebony & Jet in Ebony's Fashion Fair tour, and has shared the stage with actors such as Carl Payne, Elise Neal, Terri J. Vaughn, Clifton Powell, Jackee Harry, Ginuwine, Erica Hubbard, and Darrin Henson.
Although Gallion's national acclaim has resulted in a high demand for him to bring his talents to LA, Gallion is determined to invest into the blossoming theater scene in Chicago. He enjoys providing a platform for others who desire to someday experience what he's already experienced, and his latest Stage play, Voice Of A Child, is one of the ways that he's doing so.
Gallion is available for interview to discuss his upcoming production, his past produciton, and what audience members can look forward to experiencing at Voice of A Child. If interested in interviewing Gallion, feel free to reach me via the information provided below.
Date: October 6, 2013
Location: Sweet Holy Spirit Church
8621 S. South Chicago Ave,
Chicago, IL 60617
Ticket information: General Admission $30.00
Tickets 50% off with Promocode RandJ
Free Parking Available
*** For Tickets, visit http://voiceofachild.eventbrite.com
Randy C. Bonds
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About Richard Gallion
Actor/writer/director Richard Gallion stumbled upon his hidden talents in entertainment upon obtaining a basketball injury in college. Suffering a broken wrist and unable to fulfill his dream of prospering as an athlete, Richard soon realized that his enjoyment of modeling in a Nike commercial could turn into a successful career for him to fall back on.
A developing model, Richard began working as a model for Fesup Clothing Line before eventually working and traveling as a runway model for Ebony and JET magazines Fashion Fair. While on tour, Richard developed as a writer, detailing a haunting past that delved into an unresolved relationship with his father. As his story developed, so too did his career. Richard began his acting career under the directorship of playwright John Ruffin, starring in production such as the GMC-televised film “Love Me or Leave Me,” where he acted alongside Clifton Powell, Elise Neal, Carl Payne, Terri J. Vaughn and the legendary Shirley Murdock.
The GMC hit was followed by Ruffin’s “Ideal Husband,” in which Richard starred opposite of Darrin Henson, Ginuwine, Jakee Harry, and Erica Hubbard. While both productions were well received, Richard made his national film debut in Mark Harris’ “The Black Butterfly,” available at Walmart, Redbox, and Netflix.
While his acting career soared, Richard continued to develop as a writer, documenting dark moments into his father’s drug infested past. Richard made his writing and directorial debut in 2012 with his stageplay “Living Without Love,” loosely based on his life. “Living Without Love” was Richard’s public reconciliation with his father, who became motivated to turn his life around after attending the production. Following the untimely death of his father a few months after the production, Richard started his production company, R&J Productions, and brought back an encore performance in memory of his father’s legacy.
Richard’s latest production, “Voice of a Child”, debuts at the Portage Theater in spring 2013. Determined to help inspire local developing artists, Richard plans to remain in Chicago where he believes a thriving theater scene is continuing to blossom. Confident in growing the legacy his father left behind, Richard continues to write, direct, and star in powerful stage productions around the nation.