Tuesday, July 29, 2008

GodStuf Family Worship Holding Auditions

GodStuf, a drama-based worship program for families with elementary school-age children, is returning to Peachtree City United Methodist Church this September. We are currently seeking high school and adult actors and dancers from the community to audition for roles in this year’s cast. Drama auditions are scheduled for Monday, August 18, at 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Dance auditions are scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Both auditions will be held at the PTCUMC Worship Center at 225 Robinson Road in Peachtree City. GodStuf revolves around a monthly virtue word, combining music, dance, drama, video and bible lessons to create an entertaining learning experience for the entire family. The program takes place every Wednesday at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Road, from September through April, 6:15 – 7:00 PM, except for special holiday schedules and school break weeks. For further information, contact Cathy Fralish, Director of Children’s Ministries, at 770-487-6499 ext. 249.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will begin auditions at 6:30 PM Monday, August 11, 2008, for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!” Auditions will be scheduled over three days. One of the most popular holiday productions of the past 25 years the play is based on a 1972 best seller by Barbara Robinson. FFUMC will host the event for three consecutive nights - November 13-14-15, 2008. Showtime each night is 7:30 PM.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!” is about the Bradleys, a young couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant. They are faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. When the Herdma's collide with the Christmas story head-on, the mayhem and nonstop fun commence. First-time director Len Gough will direct the production.

Cold readings will be from the script, which is available for checkout and review during office hours at the church office. If a child can’t read yet, he or she will be given some simple direction and lines to act out.

We are looking for actors and actresses of approximately the ages listed below:

· 4 roles for adult males aged 18 and up
· 6 roles for adult females aged 18 and up
· 8 roles for boys aged 6 to 16
· 9 roles for girls aged 6 to 18

FFUMC will have an open casting policy, with first audition priority given to Fayetteville First UMC members. No experience is required. All parts require some basic stage movement. We reserve the right for pre-casting. Everyone, regardless of experience, is encouraged to try-out.
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 16, 2008. Additional rehearsals will be scheduled for lead parts. Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and perhaps a Saturday or two during the late afternoon. If scheduling permits, rehearsals for school kids will be as early in the afternoon or evening as possible, and may entail a Saturday or two to accommodate school schedules.

For the audition, please come prepared with a short one-minute-or-less monologue, or choose one of the following three readings from the script. Please note that these readings are not gender specific:

1): The Herdmans were the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked cigars, even the girls, and talked dirty and cussed their teachers and took the name of the Lord in vain and set fire to Fred Shoemaker's old broken down tool house.

2): There were six of them ­ Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys ­and they went through Woodrow Wilson school like those South American fish that strip your bones clean. They went around town the same way stealing things and tearing things up and whamming kids-so it was hard to get away from them.

3): Our Christmas pageant isn't what you'd call four-star entertainment. Mrs. Armstrong breaking her leg was the only unexpected thing that ever happened to it. It's always the same old Christmas story, and the same old carols, and the same old Mary and Joseph and that's what my mother was stuck with.

Please call or email Len Gough at 404-216-2566 or len27@bellsouth.net to book your audition time.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Musical That Made Carol Burnett a STAR... "Once Upon a Mattress"

Beginning this Thursday for two weekends, Main Street Players present “Once Upon a Mattress.”

“‘Once Upon a Mattress’ comes complete with an evil, possessive queen, a silent king, knights, a magician, a mama's-boy prince, and a weight-lifting princess who, together with this youthful student cast, is the perfect summer vehicle for Main Street Theatre’s annual Summer Program for Youth,” says director Nancy Gresham.

In this hilarious tweaking of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” the crafty old Queen has ruled that her son, the Prince, can only marry a Princess of true blood i.e. one that can feel a pea underneath a pile of twenty mattresses. No one may marry until her son is married.

Twelve potential princesses have come and gone, but all have failed the scheming Queen's impossible tests. Enter the hopeful Princess Winnifred….

All hope now lies on Princess Winnifred ("Fred" to her friends), a charming, moat swimming, force-of-nature who will go to any length to pass the icy Queen’s impossible tests and win the Prince's hand.

With the whole kingdom rooting for her, “Fred” must swim moats, endure all-night dance-a-thons, and feel a pea through twenty mattresses in order to impress the cunning Queen and win the hand of her Prince.

Will “Fred” pass all the tests???

The Main Street Players’ Program for Youth, 115 North Hill Street, Griffin, brings “Once Upon a Mattress” to the stage for eight performances only; this weekend: Thursday, July 24th through Sunday, August 3rd, 2008.

All tickets are $10. For tickets and information, please call 770 229-9916.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Fayette Coweta Family Theatre, Inc. Presents The Broadway Musical "Little Women"

(As part of their "New Student Director Program" - Directed By: Amy Hebel)
Based on the novel by LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

"Six generations have read the story.....This one will sing it!"

Join the remarkable March sisters, Meg, Jo Beth and Amy, as one of America's most beloved books soars to the stage with amazing vocal performances and the passion and power of young minds. A richly sentimental favorite with family-friendly appeal!

Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10
At 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily
Fayette Family YMCA Lodge House
215 Huiet Road in Fayetteville
$8.00 Presale
(770-251-7611 or www.fcft.net/HomePage)
$10 General / $9 under 13 and Seniors ~ at door
Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY.

Amy Hebel as Jo March ~ Past credits include FCFT Musical Director, 2006 Fayette Idol Winner, Belle in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," Sharpay in "Disney's High School Musical," Fantine in "Les Miserables" and Dorothy in "Wizard of Oz," Vocal Performance Major at Georgia Southern University this fall.

Brent Davis as Laurie Laurence~ Past credits include FCFT Music Director, Jean Vel Jean and Marius in "Les Miserables," Seymore in "Little Shop of Horrors," Jesus in "Godspell," Iago in "Disney's Aladdin," Wickersham Brother in "Seussical."
Melanie Thompson as Marmee March~ Melanie is the Vocal Arts/Music Teacher at Crossroads Christian School in Sharpsburg who has numerous musical theatre credits to her name.

Emily Sipe as Meg March~ Past credits include FCFT Choreographer, Gabriella Montez in "Disney's High School Musical," Babette in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," Duchess in "Disney's Aristocats," Dori in "School House Rock" and Maria in "Sound of Music."

Hannah Herndon as Beth March~ Past credits include Anemone in "The Little Mermaid," ensemble in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," ensemble in "Oklahoma," stepsister in "Into the Woods," ensemble in "Little Shop of Horrors," Spirit in "Pocahontas" and Shulie in "School House Rock."

Trevor Martin as Professor Bhaer~ Past credits include Jean Vel Jean in "Les Miserables," Jesus in "Godspell," Vocal Performance Major at Georgia Southern University,

Tammy Barton as Aunt March/Mrs. Kirk~ Past credits include Clarie in "Steel Magnolias," Sheila in "Boys Next Door," Scarecrow and Glenda in "Wizard of Oz," Mother Earth in "Pocahontas," The Fairy Godmother in "Cinderella, FCFT Artistic Director, has directed over 120 shows in her career, professional acting coach, published playwright, FCFT co-founder

Andrew Miller as John Brooke~ Past credits include Lefou in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," Ryan in "Disney's High School Musical," Assistant Director for "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," ensemble "Crazy For You."

Joshua Kenndy~ Past credits include Troy Bolton in "Disney's High School Musical," Simon The Zealot in "Jesus Christ Superstar," Sonny in "Grease" and Mike Teevee in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Little Red Riding Hood, Little Ones Production Workshop

Rescheduled dates and times!
Ages: 5 to 8 years Fee: $90.00 ~ September 18, 19 and 20
from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. each night
Performance: Saturday, September 20 at 7:45 p.m. for family and friends. A shop for the youngest of performer. Participants will make simple costumes and sets, experience stage makeup, participate in rehearsals and take part in fun theatre games as they work toward presenting the 20 minute narrated production of "Little Red Riding Hood" at the conclusion of class. No memorization is required and each child gets a great role! Only 12 spaces available, so register early to secure your spot in this fun and creative shop! 770-599-0051 or fcftdirector1@fcft.net

Monday, July 14, 2008

Scott Tigchelaar, President, Riverwood Studios Featured Speaker at Chamber's Early Bird Forum

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce will feature Scott Tigchelaar, President of Riverwood Studios, at its upcoming Prosperity Happens Here Series Early Bird Forum on Tuesday, July 22 at 7:45 a.m. at the Central Educational Center. This month’s emcee is Rod Griffith with Griffith Financial Group. Admittance to the Forum is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for nonmembers and includes breakfast. There is a networking time from 7 – 7:30am.

Scott Tigchelaar and Riverwood Studios have played two lead roles for Coweta County. For starters, Riverwood offers state-of-the-art production facilities in Senoia to attract Georgia’s growing film industry. But an added attraction is Riverwood’s involvement in their role of Historic Development Ventures (affiliated with Riverwood Studios) in preserving and revitalizing downtown Senoia as both a vibrant 21st Century town center and an authentic early 20th century movie set. Riverwood offers a great example of how modern technology and historic preservation add up to economic prosperity, which earned them a 2008 Prosperity Award from the Chamber.

The Early Bird Forum is a monthly Chamber event that provides networking opportunities and eye-opening information from business leaders throughout Coweta County. To RSVP, contact the Chamber at 770-253-2270 or info@newnancowetachamber.org. The deadline to make a reservation is Friday, July 18th by 5pm.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

FCFT Brings the Broadway Musical "Little Women" To Life Through Their New Student Director Program

Fayette Coweta Family Theatre, Inc. is proud to announce a new program that enables outstanding members of FCFT the ability to take the helm of a production. FCFT's "Student Director Program" was started to give those younger performers who exhibit amazing creative abilities and talents an opportunity to experience directing a major show under the watchful eye of FCFT Artistic Director, Tammy Barton.

"There are so many spectacular young people who work with FCFT, that it just made sense to begin this program and to challenge their talents in the director's arena," states Barton. All student directors are chosen by Barton and coached throughout their production on the proper way to put together a magnificent show! "I know that audiences will be very pleasantly suprised at the dedication, creativity and maturity of these young directors," says Barton.

The first Student Director, Amy Hebel, is hard at work putting together the program's first production, "Little Women, The Broadway Musical." Ms. Hebel is a 2008 graduate of Fayette County High School and is an outstanding talent who has been in FCFT productions as Belle in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" and Sharpay in "Disney's High School Musical." She is the 2006 Fayette Idol Winner, is a multiple vocal award and scholarship winner who plans to attend Georgia Southern University in the fall to obtain a Vocal Performance degree. Ms. Hebel has assembled an astonishing cast for this heartfelt musical! Every cast member has credits galore and the vocal strengths in this production are mind blowing!

"Little Women, The Musical" enjoyed a moderate run on Broadway and is now enjoying a successful national tour. It tells the story of the March family, particularly Jo March, played perfectly by Amy Hebel and her sisters Amy (Lanie Thompson), Beth (Hannah Herndon) and Meg (Emily Sipe or Grace Hendly) and their suitors Professor Bhaer (Travis Martin), Laurie (Brent Davis) John Brooks (Andrew Miller) and Mr. Laurence (Josh Kennedy). Many adventures befall these ladies and their mother, Marmee (Melonie Thompson) as this beautiful story unfolds. Add the overbearing, but well-meaning Aunt March (Tammy Barton) and the outrageous stories and imagination of Jo March, acted out in dramatic musical numbers throughout the play, and you have the makings of a wonderful afternoon or evening at the theatre.

Performances are scheduled for August 9 and 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day and will be presented in the perfectly intimate setting of the Fayette Family Lodge House at 215 Huiet Road in Fayetteville. Presale tickets are only $8.00 with door prices being $10 general and $9 under 13 years and seniors 65+. Seating is limited, so making reservations is highly suggested! House opens 30-minutes prior to each performance.

Don't miss this magnificent Broadway gem. A story that the entire family will enjoy. For reservations or more information call 770-251-7611 or visit www.fcft.net/HomePage.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Auditions for Carroll County Community Theatre’s Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, July 21 and 22

Auditions for Carroll County Community Theatre’s Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, July 21 and 22 in the Choral Rehearsal Room at 7 p.m.

Parts are available for 8 men and 5 women.

About the play: Death of a Salesman is one of Arthur Miller’s most famous and commonly revived works. The play is often viewed by many as a caustic attack on the American dream of achieving wealth and success without regard for principle. More importantly, at its wounded heart, this is a play about a family adrift. It leaves us pondering the explosive mix of love, contempt and seething anger that at times pulls the Loman family together and at other times hurls them apart. Death of a Salesman made both Arthur Miller and the character Willy Loman household names.

The debut of Salesman was greeted with enthusiastic reviews, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949, the 1949 Tony Award for Best Play, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Death of a Salesman is the first play in history to win all three major awards. Produced worldwide, the searing drama confirmed Miller as an internationally-known playwright.

Production dates are September 25-27 at 7:30 and Sunday September 28 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information call 770-838-1083.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Calling All Performers…..Talented Kids Needed

The Atlanta Workshop Players are scouting the metro area for top talent this summer. AWP is a professional children’s theatre company currently looking to fill three major upcoming artistic events. The AWP Tour Show (age 7-adult), Punchline Kids’ Cabaret (Ages 6-18) and AWP’s Professional Training Program (ages 9-18) need performers.

The Tour Show is casting for 3 educational and social-issues musicals which will tour metro Atlanta during the 2008-2009 school year. AWP needs singers, dancers and actors ages 7-adult.

The Punchline Kids’ Cabaret is a zany variety show looking for talented, crazy kids age 6-18. Performed 4 times a year, the Kids’ Cabaret is searching for musicians, dancers, and hilarious G-rated comedians to entertain the audience.

For experienced performers on the pro-track, AWP’s Professional Training Programs Hollywood Bound and Broadway Bound are designed to assist kids pursuing professional performing careers. Please call for an audition packet for these training programs.

Auditions for these exciting opportunities will take place July 23-26th at Atlanta Workshop Players’ Studio Of the Arts at 8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite 111 Alpharetta, GA. 30022

Call the AWP HOTLINE at 770-998-8111 for details and for an audition appointment. www.atlantaworkshopplayers.com

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Casting Announced for Atlanta Engagement at the Fabulous Fox From July 15 - August 3

Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders and the producing team of the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, are proud to announce casting information for the Atlanta date of the first North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE. The show will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre for 24 performances from July 15 through August 3. Tickets are on sale NOW through http://www.ticketmaster.com/ and 404-817-8700. Group tickets can be purchased through the Fox Theatre Group Sales Dept. at 404-881-2000.

Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE COLOR PURPLE is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg. It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique voice in the world. With a joyous GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is about hope and the healing power of love.

“We are thrilled to host the tour of THE COLOR PURPLE here in Atlanta in association with the National Black Arts Festival,” states Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. “Its powerful and timeless message is sure to resonate with our audiences. And we are thrilled to welcome this marvelous ensemble cast including Stu James, who is originally from Atlanta.”

The cast of THE COLOR PURPLE includes:

JEANNETTE BAYARDELLE (Celie) is a Hunter College graduate from NYC. This Gospel recording artist released her debut CD entitled Praise Report in September 2005, which is available online at www. jeannettebayardelle.com. She starred on Broadway as Celie in The Color Purple and has performed in national and international tours of Big River, Rent, and Sister Act.
FELICIA P. FIELDS (Sofia) is a native Chicagoan who earned a Tony Award Nomination for her portrayal of Sofia in The Color Purple on Broadway. Her performance also earned her a 2006 Theatre World Award, a Clarence Derwent Award, two Broadway.com Awards and she was a 2006 Drama League honoree. Felicia has worked throughout the Chicagoland area in Jammin’ With Pops (Ella Fitzgerald), Hot Mikado (Katisha), Show Boat (Queenie), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Ma Rainey), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell/Amelia) and Dreamgirls (Effie Melody White), to name a few. Felicia’s stellar performance in Chicago’s Drury Lane production of Sophisticated Ladies earned her the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

ANGELA ROBINSON (Shug Avery) portrayed Shug Avery on Broadway in The Color Purple. She also appeared on Broadway in: Wonderful Town, Bells Are Ringing, Play On! Her tour credits include: Wizard of Oz, and Dreamgirls (Deena) [Black Theatre Alliance nomination]. She’s performed extensively in regional theatre including the Baltimore Center Stage, Paper Mill, Pittsburgh Public, The Alliance, Prince Music Theatre, and TheatreWorks CA. Her roles on television include “A Diva’s Christmas Carol,” and “Law & Order: SVU.”

RUFUS BONDs, JR. (Mister) performed the role of Mufasa in Julie Taymor’s Broadway production of The Lion King. Mr. Bonds recently won the L.A. Weekly nomination, Best Ensemble, for his work in the Los Angeles premier of Because They Have No Words, directed by Emilie Beck. Bonds received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Jim in the Los Angeles Deaf West production of Big River. He has worked with such greats as Stephen Sondheim in Merrily We Roll Along, William Finn in Romance In Hard Times and Harold Prince in Parade for which Bonds was nominated for both the Drama Desk and the FANY Award.

STU JAMES (Harpo) is thrilled to be a part of such a timeless and amazing story as The Color Purple. He’s a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a graduate of Morehouse College. He performed on Broad­­way as Benny in RENT. His movie credits include Bill Condon’s Dreamgirls; Downtown A Street Tale; House of Grim and the D.K. Holmes feature Burning Sands. Television audiences know him from roles on “General Hospital,” “All My Children” and “Barbershop.” Stu is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut Album Love Is (www.myspace.com/stujameslive) and he’s working on a one man show entitled Son of the South.

LaTOYA LONDON (Nettie). Being part of The Color Purple is a dream come true for LaToya. Now known to her fans simply as “London,” she was named the early front runner to win season three of “American Idol” by Simon Cowell and Elton John. On-air she joined the ranks of “The Three Divas” alongside Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia Barrino before she was shockingly voted off, ending up in fourth place. London later garnered a Peak Records recording contract and two Billboard-topping singles. Regional credits and tours include: Beehive, Issues, Handles Messiah and Quincy Jones’ Blues In The Night at The Hollywood Bowl. Her debut album Love & Life is in stores now. For more information and the latest news about Latoya visit http://www.latoyalondon.com/

STEPHANIE ST. JAMES (Squeak) is a Los Angeles-based actress, singer and songwriter. She’s a proud advocate for the disease endometriosis. You can learn more about her campaign to raise awareness, her own personal story and struggle with the disease, and more on her acting credits and music at http://www.stephaniestjames.com/

Also starring in the North American Tour are Ensemble members: Lynette DuPree, Kimberly Ann Harris and Virginia Ann Woodruff as the Church Ladies, Bridgette Bentley as the Church Soloist, and Adam Wade as Ol’ Mister. Rounding out the cast are Shani Borden, Brian Harlan Brooks, Rene√© Monique Brown, LaTrisa Coleman, Darius Crenshaw, Tiffany Daniels, Quentin Earl Darrington, Alex de Castro, Lesly Terrell Donald, Aliyah D. Flowers, Andr√© Garner, Rhett George, Phyre Hawkins, Dameka Hayes, Warner Robins natives LaTonya Holmes and Jenna Ford Jackson, Chauncey Jenkins, Trent Armand Kendall, Keith Byron Kirk, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Diamond White, and Anthony Williams II.

As on Broadway, the first North American Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE is directed by Gary Griffin. THE COLOR PURPLE features a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Grammy Award®-winning composers/lyricists Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, and choreography by Donald Byrd. The original creative team of Tony Award®-winner John Lee Beatty (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Tony Award®-winner Brian MacDevitt (lighting), Jon Weston (sound), Jonathan Tunick (orchestrations) and Kevin Stites (Music Supervisor) were reunited for the tour.

The first North American Tour is produced by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Quincy Jones, Creative Battery, Anna Fantaci & Cheryl Lachowicz, Independent Presenters Network, Lowy Family Group, Stephanie McClelland, Gary Winnick, Jan Kallish, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Andrew Asnes & Adam Zotovich and Todd Johnson, and is produced in special association with AEG Live.

The original cast recording is available on EMI/Angel Records, and THE COLOR PURPLE: A Memory Book of the Broadway Musical (Avalon/Carroll & Graf) is available in bookstores now. Ariel Mutual Funds is a proud sponsor of THE COLOR PURPLE.

THE COLOR PURPLE will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre in association with the National Black Arts Festival as follows:

Tues, July 15 at 8 pm Tues, July 22 at 8 pm Tues, July 29 at 8 pm
Wed, July 16 at 8 pm Wed, July 23 at 8 pm Wed, July 30 at 8 pm
Thurs, July 17 at 8 pm Thurs, July 24 at 8 pm Thurs, July 31 at 8 pm
Fri, July 18 at 8 pm Fri, July 25 at 8 pm Fri, Aug 1 at 8 pm
Sat, July 19 at 2 pm Sat, July 26 at 2 pm Sat, Aug 2 at 2 pm
Sat, July 19 at 8 pm Sat, July 26 at 8 pm Sat, Aug 2 at 8 pm
Sun, July 20 at 1:30 pm Sun, July 27 at 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 3 at 1:30 pm
Sun, July 20 at 7 pm Sun, July 27 at 7 pm Sun, Aug 3 at 7 pm

For more information about THE COLOR PURPLE, please visit http://www.colorpurple.com/

“Jack and the Amazing Beanstalk” Theatre Camp Slated for Tyrone in July

Offshoot Productions, which has presented with great success previous theatre camps and classes for the Tyrone Recreation Department, will offer a new camp this summer: ‘Jack and the Amazing Beanstalk.” During this one-week session, participants will learn how create fascinating characters, propel a fast-paced plot, and incorporate music and stylized movement into a production.

Designed for ages 7 to 15, the camp meets Monday to Friday, July 28 through August 1, from 1:00 to 4:15 p.m. Part of the time campers work in small groups according to age, and part of the time everyone works together to mold the brief ensemble piece to be presented on Friday. This camp, which costs $95, is suitable both for those with theatre experience and for newcomers to the stage.

Susan M. Steadman, Ph.D. and Paige Steadman will helm the project. Dr. Steadman, Offshoot’s producing artistic director since 1993, has staged nearly 70 productions for professional, alternative, community and university theatres. A Dramatists Guild member and produced playwright, she has also penned many publications on theatrical literature and practice, including the critically lauded book, Dramatic Re-Visions. She holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Louisiana State University and an M.A. in Educational Theatre from New York University.

Paige Steadman is Offshoot’s musical director and composer as well as an experienced actor who is currently touring in Tales from Near and Far and appearing with the Gallery Players improvisation troupe.

For registration information, call the Tyrone Recreation Department at (770) 487-4694 or send e-mail to tyronerec@numail.org. For information on class content, contact the Offshoot Productions office at (770) 631-2362 or offshootpr@aol.com.