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Questions with the Queen

Actor Jakeem Powell discusses his gender bending role
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Q: You are playing a role traditionally reserved for females, how are you approaching it as an actor?

A: I’m not looking at the role as me playing a girl, I’m still male just a little more feminine. I’m going to put a little more spice in my step.

Q: Describe the story of your character and how she came to be?

A: A: When Will [Power] approached us with the concept for “Alice Underground,” he wanted to blend these traditional characters with underground American socities. My character could be who she wanted to above ground, so underground she can be her real self. And underground she rules everything, she’s the queen.

Q: What was the hardest part about the whole production?

A: The hardest part about “Alice Underground” was the fact that we had no script. We have some set lines, but a lot of the stuff was created in production.

Q: I’ve heard the show has singing and dancing? Are you a singer?

A: I’m not a traditional singer but I can sing when asked.

Q: Describe the show in one word.

A: Fierce.

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