"Why Does Love Hurt So Bad?" DVD Filming — All Star Cast

Cast of "Why Does Love Hurt So Bad?".

"Why Does Love Hurt So Bad?"

is a stage play that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Comedy plus drama, the suspense is enough to take anybody on a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, and the ins and outs of love. It's a gateway for communicating the pain, happiness, and self expression in a relationship. This show will open one's eyes in hopes to forgive and move on.

Why Does Love Hurt So Bad Cast Member - Latoya Roberts

Latoya Roberts as Cheryl Sanders

A Brooklyn native with a Trini (Trinidad and Tobago) background has spent most of her life engaging in the arts-singing, dancing, acting, and fashion/modeling. As a child she participated in numerous talent shows, and any other showcases that she could. Being supported by her family, she never felt discouraged by whatever obstacles came along the way. Living in Miramar, Florida for most of her teen years, she continued to embrace her artistic gifts. Taking part in Shows, auditions, casting calls - Latoya kept striving. Portraying the role of "Vanessa" for No Jive Production's hit stage plays "His Double Life" and the 2010 version of "Why Does Love Hurt So Bad?" has been one of Latoya's biggest accomplishments. She is glad to be a part of such a wonderful production company, and hopes that things will keep getting better! Today, Latoya is focused on both her acting and singing careers. Learning and improving in any way that she can. Latoya is determined and devoted to the arts and will not stop until her dream is fulfilled.

Why Does Love Hurt So Bad Cast Member - Toddrick Rutledge

John A. Rolle, Jr. as Timothy Sanders

John A. Rolle Jr. has been studying acting for 20 years. He graduated from Northwestern Sr. High School with his goals set on being a professional actor. He continued his studies of the arts at Florida A&M University (FAMU) where he sharpen his skills not only on the stage but behind it as well. After graduating from FAMU with a BA degree in theatre he went on to join the family of Famous Faces Talent Agency where he performed in numerous of independent films, commercials and appeared in the hit sitcom several times Burn Notices. He continued to follow his dreams of being a professional actor, he moved to Atlanta where John begin to exercise his acting skills by joining Dwanye Boyds acting class, and began to appear in many independent films, and he received the opportunity to audition for one of Atlanta's biggest Talent Agency's called Houghton Talent where he was blessed to be asked if he wanted to be a part of their family. John's dreams of being a professional actor is even bigger than before, and with GOD's love and favor his dreams are beginning to turn into reality.

Why Does Love Hurt So Bad Cast Member - Alicia Simpson

Alicia Simpson as Momma Brenda Sanders

A born and breed native Miamian, Alicia has talents of many. As a child, her parents instilled in her the importance of education. All through her schooling, Alicia was somewhat of a class clown. While in high school at Miami Beach Senior High, the drama instructor noticed and asked her to participate in an impromptu play for graduation, which she did. Never again gracing a stage, Alicia's life was not always one of good decisions, Alicia strayed from the morals and values taught by her parents. Alicia was approached by the President of No Jive Productions to read for the part of Momma Sanders for the hit stage play "His Double Life". Fortunately, Alicia was again asked to participate in this newest production "Why Does Love Hurt So Bad", which she has embraced with joy. This has truly been an amazing journey, and I am grateful to have this chance to showcase a talent I really never knew existed.

Why Does Love Hurt So Bad Cast Member - DeVonne T. Moore

DuVonne T. Moore as Wynnika Jones

Is Philadelphia-born (Germantown), but transplanted to Miami where she was raised by her paternal grandparents. Coming from a family of entertainers - her love of performing began at an early age; DuVonne's grandmother would have her play (piano) and sing for guests at their house parties before ushering her back into her bedroom for the night. However, it was during her studies at the Coconut Grove Children's Theatre where she discovered her truest passion - ACTING! In her pursuit to realize her dreams while still trying to balance everyday life, she found herself having to pile her dreams up on a shelf. But, her love for performing wouldn't lay dormant for too long. To date, DuVonne has earned a degree in Broadcasting, done work as an extra in major motion pictures - "The Specialist" (Sylvester Stallone), "Drop Zone" (Wesley Snipes), performed as a background vocalist, voiced commercials for radio, and landed roles in the stage plays "The Poet" (2002) and a previous No Jive Productions, Inc. performance of "Open Yo Eyes" (2004). In 2003, she also auditioned for and modeled in a fashion show for full-figured Women, produced by D.C.-based designer Harvey "Star" Washington (guest judge on Mo'Nique's show "Fat Chance"). DuVonne says, "It took a long time, but I'm back into the swing of things and ready to make my mark in this industry. My dream is to wake up EVERY DAY and do what I LOVE for a living! I want what I do in film and television, on the runway and stage to make a difference in someone's life and allow me to leave a positive and encouraging impression on this world."

Why Does Love Hurt So Bad Cast Member - Brittany L. Smith

Brittany L. Smith as Vanessa Clark

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, with roots in the Virgin Islands, Brittany L. Smith loves getting lost in the world that an author creates for a character. She believes it is most satisfying to make a character come alive on stage. Brittany is ecstatic at the opportunity to portray the role of Vanessa Clark in the Momma Sanders Series as she was the actor for the 2010 show. It is one of her most successful accomplishments in her acting career so far. “I fell in love with the script and was immediately drawn to Vanessa’s character. I love a good story and I am very excited and honored to play her.” Brittany wants to thank No Jive Productions for giving her the opportunity to become a part of this wonderful journey and she looks forward to many more successful performances.

Why Does Love Hurt So Bad Cast Member - Malcolm D. Harvard

Malcolm D. Harvard as Kareem Jackson

Born August 28, 1982, the youngest of four children from Latricia Dorsey. Performing has always been his passion since high school at Miami Norland Senior High School. Having featured in two plays while in high school called "She's All That" and "Raisin in the sun" allowed Malcolm to truly experience and live out his passion for theatre. After High School Malcolm received a role in a play called "Open Yo Eyes", produced by No Jive Production. Malcolm is a true believer in working hard and going for your dreams no matter how farfetched they seem.

Why Does Love Hurt So Bad Cast Member - Toddrick Rutledge

Ken aka Mr. Pooh as Stripper

A native of Miami. Mr. Pooh loves to entertain the lady's with his charm and beautiful smile. He is a motivator and leader for young people, by stressing to them to pursue their dreams and being the best that they can be. He is also a personal trainer. He lives by this quote " I'm not looking for perfection, I'm looking for progress". I am honored and privileged to be working in my first live stage play with No Jive Productions.

Why Does Love Hurt So Bad Cast Member - Andrieve Dacosta

Andrieve Dacosta as Vanessa Clark – Understudy

I remember every Saturday morning I would stand on the veranda, grab a broom and pretend I was on stage performing. The feeling I got from that was indescribable. I knew then that I wanted to be an actor. I would like to thank God for faith, for faith has gotten me this far. Many thanks to my wonderful parents for allowing me to express myself. Many many thanks to No Jive Productions for believing in me and allowing me to give back to my first love, The arts. BIG KISSES***

If you were excited about "His Double Life" and thought it could not get any better wait until you get a taste of the new hit stage play "WHY DOES LOVE HURT SO BAD?"

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