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A teenage girl has known nothing but equality, peace and perfection in her small town, where the gift of no sleep allows them to continuously experience joy. But when her best friend disappears after closing his eyes, Etraja struggles to discover what happened to him despite the adults’ attempt to stop her.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Etraja Day||Female||African American||18-21||BLACK, 17 years old. Etraja is kind-hearted, introverted, free-spirited, and naïve. She’s honest and loyal and expects the same of others. She can be the life of the party and at the same time wish that she was off in the forest by herself. Must have natural hair or a natural protective style.|
|Jabari Pride||Male||African American||18-21||BLACK, 17 years old. Jabari is imaginative, honorable, gentle and strong-willed. He’s a rebel in search of a cause.|
|Malcolm Day||Male||African American||37-40||BLACK, early 40s. Computer Scientist. He is idealistic, creative, decisive, fair, centered, and protective. He doesn’t just identify problems; he finds solutions. As a leader of the town, he doesn’t falter in doing everything he can to create a better life for his community.|
|Angela Day||Female||African American||37-40||BLACK, early 40s. Neurologist. She is analytical, charismatic, bold, diplomatic and confident. She’s a woman of action, but she analyzes each situation beforehand. She questions many of the decisions she’s made in life, but the ends justified the means in her mind. Must have natural hair or a natural protective style.|
|Elaine Pride||Female||African American||37-40||BLACK, early 40s. Retired Soldier. She is persistent, sensible, disciplined, and empathic. She’s selfish enough to be her peace of mind over everything, but selfless enough to risk it for those she loves. Must have natural hair or a natural protective style.|