Artist Bio

Juan F. Villa

(Bio as of December 2015)

Juan Francisco Villa returns to the Goodman, where he previously appeared in The Upstairs Concierge (New Stages Festival), Water by the Spoonful (reading for The Latino Theater Festival), Massacre (Sing to Your Children) and El Grito del Bronx. Chicago credits include Mojada (Victory Gardens Theater) and The Gun Show (16th Street Theater, Jeff Award nomination). His ITBA Award-winning and Jeff-nominated autobiographical solo play Empanada for a Dream made “Best of Lists” from the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune and LA Weekly. Film credits include One Night Stand and The Tank. Television credits include Chicago P.D. and Betrayal

WLIT (Lite Rock station)

         Sunday Conversation Show (6:30AM-7:00AM)

o       A show that features newsmakers and public service officials from Chicago and its suburbs

o       Pitch: Have Regina or one of the Crowns cast members chat with host Bill Jurek on the morning show (before Sunday church!)

§         Contact: Eric Richeke, producer (

         *Woman of the Week  (Sunday 7:30 AM-??)

o       Host Diane Banks speaks about a nominated Woman of the Week

o       Pitch: Past winners are noted for their philanthropic actions. We could suggest Regina as a Woman of the Week, playing up her philanthropic actions, such as the Crowns workshops, and have her on the show.


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         *The Real Show (6:00pm-9:00pm weekdays) 

o       Entertainment News Show 

o       Pitch: Have Regina and/or cast member(s) talk about the show

§         Contact: Ramone Wade, Host/Producer, (

§         Contact: Joe Soto, Host (

         Steve Harvey Morning Show (5am-9am weekdays)

o       General morning talk show

o       Pitch: Having Regina on the show. Regina’s status might be of interest to Steve Harvey’s celebrity status.

         *Chicago Speaks (6-8AM Sunday)

o       Talk show that emphasizes conversation that empowers and motivates Chicago communities

o       Pitch: Having Regina or Marketta (both?) talking about the decision to change Yolanda’s hometown to Englewood and what that means for Chicago and the show.

§         Contact: Darlene Hill, Host, (

§         Contact: Ty Wansley, Host (

         Quiet Storm (7PM-1AM Sunday)

o       Music, Talk, and News Show

o       Pitch: Have Crowns cast members talk about the show and sing a piece from it

§         Contact: Troi Tyler, host/producer (



         Michael Baisden Show/Randi Knight’s Reelz and Entertainment Bits (2pm-6pm weekdays)

o       Michael talks about heated issues; Randi covers traffic and entertainment news

o       Pitch: Suggest a heated topic to discuss and have Regina or cast member debate it

§         Topic idea: “Does where you grow up affect who you become?” (Referencing Yolanda’s move from Englewood to the South)

o       Aux. Pitch: Have a cast member talk briefly about the show on the Reelz and Entertainment Bits section

§         Contact:

         Café Mocha (8AM-10AM Saturdays)

o       3 Woman talks show featuring hosts with rap and comedy backgrounds

§         Host McLyte was an up and coming rap icon

o       Pitch: Have Marketta on the show performing the “Englewood” rap and talk about how LTaB influenced/helped create that piece

         *The Family Affair Show (1PM-5PM Saturdays)

o       Has a Featured Artist Spotlight segment

o       Pitch: Suggest Regina as the featured artist

§         Contact: Shelby Moore

         *The Joy Machine (10AM-12 noon Sundays)

o       Praise packed show with moments of ministry

o       Host Darryll King was once was the 2004 “Gospel Announcer of the Year”

o       Pitch: Have Cast members sing a song from the show and talk about what singing gospel has done for them and can do for others

§         Contact: