Eddie FeltonTrouble in Mind

Justin Rorer, a Jacksonville actor and writer. He has been blessed to have worked on a variety of film and TV sets from zero-budget passion projects to mainstream television shows. Trouble in Mind, marks his return to the stage after several years away and his debut at PBTS.

What made you audition for this show?
What made me audition for Trouble in Mind was because the story and meaning of the play spoke volumes to me.

How do you relate to the character you’re portraying?
To me, Eddie is organized, hard working and witty.

If you had to describe the show in one word, what would it be?

What do you want people to take away from this show?
I want people who sees the show to acknowledge how people can be blind to racism in the entertainment businesses.

Why should patrons come to support/attend the show?

Patrons should come to this show to see how hard at work everyone did to make this story possible at PBTS.


Written by Alice Childress
Directed by Zach Rivera
Mainstage • May 10 – 26, 2024

A talented and experienced Black actress has been cast in Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching play set to open on Broadway. She’s paid her dues throughout the years, playing stereotypical supporting roles in second-rate shows, and is ready for her star turn. Chaos in Belleville, written by a white playwright, might not be quite as enlightened a piece as she’s been hoping for — but that doesn’t mean it won’t sell out. And selling out is the question at the heart of Alice Childress’s comedy-drama. A cast of multigenerational Black actors rehearse under the purview of a white director and stage manager, and as the rehearsal process unfolds, theatre conventions and racial politics collide, resulting in a surprisingly funny yet deeply piercing look at the entertainment industry.