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Ebony Road Players Presents: “Action” a 3 Part Workshop

“ACTION!” – A Three Part Theater Workshop
Learn how to be prepared for an audition…

Saturday October 11, 2014 – “The Basics” taught by Jason Marlett
Saturday November 15, 2014 – “Read Between The Lines” taught by Darius Colquitt
Saturday December 13, 2014 – “Action!” taught by Jason Marlett & Darius Colquitt

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. More info about each class is available below…

Class cost is $20 each… or
GET ALL 3 CLASSES FOR JUST $50.00 AND RECEIVE A FREE HEADSHOT!!!ebony road players

Classes are from 10:30am till 12:30pm at Wealthy Street Theater Annex at 1110 Wealthy SE. You may pay at the door on the day of class, but space is limited, so you should sign-up and pay now to reserve your spot!

Must be 18 years or older to attend. Please wear comfortable clothes as we will be moving around a lot.

About The Classes

The Basics – This workshop, led by Grand Award winning Actor/Director, Jason Marlett as well as Grand Award winning Actor/Director, Darius Colquitt, will take you into the World of Theatrical Acting. Learn the basics of theater and stage work, icebreakers, warm ups and cold reading/auditioning skills.

Read Between The Lines – This workshop led by, Grand Award winning Actor/Director, Darius Colquitt will lead participants through the basics of script analysis, monologues and scene work.

Action! – This workshop, led by Grand Award winning Actor/Director, Jason Marlett, will help you learn how to use your physicality & spontaneity in both the audition room and in your performance, as well as some basic characterization techniques.

For more information or to sign up, see the Ebony Road Player’s website.

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Ebony Road Players Present “The Story” on June 5th

From an article on mlive by Sue Merrell | grentertainment@mlive.com

Edie Evans Hyde introducing minority actors to the stage with Ebony Road Players theater group

Ruth Ann Molenaar performs with the Ebony Road Players performs during their read through of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" in the Kretschmer Auditorium at Aquinas College on Thursday, May 22, 2014. (Lauren Petracca | MLive.com)

Ruth Ann Molenaar performs with the Ebony Road Players performs during their read through of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” in the Kretschmer Auditorium at Aquinas College on Thursday, May 22, 2014. (Lauren Petracca | MLive.com)

Jazz singer Edye Evans Hyde has been charming West Michigan – and international – audiences since the 1970s. But she never considered herself an actress until the late Cedric Ward cast her in a production of “Ain’t Misbehavin’” in 1983.

Since then, Hyde has starred in numerous stage shows ranging from a one-woman show about Billie Holliday for Robeson Players in 1992 to Civic Theatre’s epic “Ragtime” in 2004 and even a couple of non-musical dramas at Actors’ Theatre.

“If it hadn’t been for him (Ward) I wouldn’t be doing theater now,” Hyde said. “Robeson Players opened the door for a lot of us.”

Now Hyde wants to introduce more minority actors to the stage through a new theater group, Ebony Road Players. In May, the group presented its first performance, a polished stage reading of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. ” A second show, “The Story,” will be presented as a stage reading on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

[Read the full article on mlive.com]

“The Story”

When: 7:30 p.m. June 5, 2014

Where: Kretschmer Recital Hall, Aquinas College Arts and Music Center

Tickets: Free. Donations accepted.

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