Playwright | Director | Producer
Film, Gospel Stage Plays, Televison, Digital TV, Music Videos
Gospel - theater is transcending into a new era and national playwright, director, producer Laterras R. Whitfield is responsible for this paradigm shift. Whitfield is revolutionizing the gospel with his innovative and creative productions.
His career immediately skyrocketed after the success of his hit play What Men Don’t Tell . The dynamic show starred husband and wife duo Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore, gospel extraordinaire Dottie Peoples, the legendary Lenny Williams, and Gar y Jenkins from the platinum selling R&B group Silk.
Throughout it’s two and half year run, Tichina Arnold ( Martin , Everybody Hates Chris ) and Carl Payne ( Martin , Cosby Show ) were also apart of the cast. Over 30 0,000 patrons supported the tour, which planted the seed to making Whitfield a leader in the urban play circuit. The play garnered over 16 million dollars in ticket sales. Due to the overwhelming success of What Men Don’t Tell , the film adaptation is currently in the works.
During the run of WMDT , Whitfield got a call requesting his talents for a play specially written and produced for Judge Greg Mathis. Whitfield responded with a play entitled, Tell it to the Judge, which also starred Ralph Tresvant of New Edition fame. That year, Whitfield had an amazing two shows touring the country simultaneously. Tell it to the Judge successfully connected the television judge face - to - face with his loyal fans.
Issues: We all Got‘em (starring Kim Fields, Angie Stone, Dave Hollister, Darrin Henson, Alexis Field s - Jackson, Christopher Williams, Terron Brooks and LaToya London) was heralded as the gospel play that “transcends genre” (The Dallas Morning News – Lawson Taitte). Issues toured the U.S. to rave reviews and audiences welcomed the breath of fresh air from the innovative production.
Whitfield’s goal is to bridge the gap between the urban theater market and Broadway by focusing on content and elevating production values. He’s strategically blueprinted his career to slowly take the gospel play market by storm... one play at a time.