Rajiv Joseph, Tonya Pinkins and More Tapped For Cherry Lane School

News   Rajiv Joseph, Tonya Pinkins and More Tapped For Cherry Lane School The downtown theatre has announced the line-up for its second annual week long education program.
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Cherry Lane Theatre has announced the line-up for its second annual week long education program, Cherry Lane School. The program covers everything from audition prep with a casting director; playwriting and screenwriting lessons, and a conversation with Hamilton’s publicist about what it’s like to be a Broadway press agent.

The initiative will feature panel discussions and workshop sessions with leading figures members of the theatre community including Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy) and Tony nominee Tonya Pinkins.

Cherry Lane School will run October 24-28 and will be dedicated to the late Edward Albee.

See the full line-up, as outlined by the theatre, below:

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Tonya Pinkins

October 24 at 6 PM
A conversation with Broadway producer Elizabeth McCann (The Goat, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Equus And Passing Strange), moderated by veteran producer Julie Crosby.

October 25 at 6 PM
The DNA of Storytelling with Matt Williams, creator of the hit TV series Roseanne and Home Improvement.

October 25 at 8 PM
Panel with Mentor Project 2017 mentors: Stephen Adly Guirgis, Rajiv Joseph, Lucy Thurber (The Hilltown Plays), moderated by Mentor Project Alum playwright Anton Dudley (City Of).

October 26 at 1-3 PM
Playwriting with Winter Miller (a Mentor Project playwright).

October 26 at 6 PM
Monologue workshop and auditioning for theatre with casting director Howard Cherpakov.

October 27 at 1-3 PM
Acting with Tonya Pinkins (Caroline or Change).

October 27 at 6 PM
Publicist Sam Rudy (Sam Rudy Media Relations, Hamilton).

October 27 at 8 PM
Playwriting with Tina Howe (Painting Churches).

October 28 at 6:30-10:30 PM
The Divine Act: to think or not to think, an acting seminar with Angelina Fiordellisi, founding artistic director of Cherry Lane Theatre.

Admission to the individual sessions are $30 for the first session, with additional sessions priced at $20. The Mentor Project panel is free. For reservations visit: CherryLaneTheatre.org

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