December 8, 2009

Stage Lighting Super Saturday

The fifth annual Stage Lighting Super Saturday all day lighting workshop is coming to Atlanta on January 16th 2010. Meet theater professionals and network with like career people. It will be 10 hours of hard work, fun, and a great learning experience. Similar to USITT, LDI, and the Broadway Lighting Master Classes, the workshop is geared towards anyone interested in stage/theatrical type lighting.
Past keynote speakers have included Ken Billington, Beverly Emmons, and James L. Moody..

For information, photos from past years and enrollment:

Attendees will enjoy:
1. A wide range of presentations given by our national and/or Broadway theater faculty.
2. One-to-one face time with representatives from industry leading lighting manufacturers.
3. The opportunity for hands-on exploration of some of the latest lighting gear available. The list of manufacturers has yet to be finalized, but look at our past participants listed below.
4. Networking, networking, networking. Our faculty and lighting equipment vendors are eager to meet the next wave of lighting professionals.

Past sponsors/supporters who have joined us to display their equipment/services: Altman, Apollo, Barbizon, Big Apple Lights, City Theatrical, Dove Systems, Elation, ENTTEC, Field Template, GAM, GE Products, High End, Lee Filters, Lehigh Electric Products, Lighting & Sound America, Lite-trol, Lycian, Martin Pro, Nemetschek N.A., Ocean Optics/Sea Changer, Osram Sylvania, PHILIPS-Color Kinetics, Polaris Lighting, PRG, Robe, Robert Juliat, Rosco, Shadowstone, Selecon, Strand Lighting, Strong, and Wybron.

Super Saturday will be held at:
North Springs Charter School for Arts and Sciences
7447 Roswell Rd. (at Dalrymple Rd.)
Atlanta GA 30328.

December 4, 2009

Upcoming Events for Spring 2010

Spring Auditions
"Hay Fever" by Noel Coward
Directed by Dr. Frank Miller
Auditions Jan 18 and 19 7-11pm
Callback Jan 21 at 7pm-Done
Alumni Hall

GSU Dance Ensemble Performance

February 25th - 28th
Alumni Hall Theatre

"Hay Fever" by Noel Coward - Performance

Directed by Dr. Frank Miller
April 15th - 18th and 22nd - 25th
Alumni Hall Theatre
All show dates and times are 8pm except Sundays which are 5pm.

Dialect Workshop


Scenic Painting Workshop


Professionalism in Theatre Workshop

February 2nd - 6th
Murfreesboro, TN

South Eastern Theatre Conference

March 3rd - 7th
Lexington, KY


March 31st - April 3rd
Kansas City, MO

National Showcase of New Plays, December 4-6

National Showcase of New Plays, December 4-6

Actor's Express and Horizon Theatre Company will host the the 2009 National Showcase of New Plays this weekend and you're invited!

The showcase, presented by the National New Play Network (NNPN), will feature staged readings of six new plays. The showcase is a rotating festival that presents new plays from across the country in a staged reading format.

Featured plays, play synopses and more details about the festival are available online.

The showcase creates a unique and invaluable opportunity for dozens of production-ready new plays to be viewed by artistic directors, literary managers, literary agents, publishers, and independent producers from around the country. To date, 80 plays have been showcased, of which more than 40 have been subsequently produced professionally.

Schedule of Readings


8:00 pm
Lost Boy Found at Whole Foods
by Tammy Ryan, directed by Lisa Adler



10:00 am
Danny Casolaro Died For You
by Dominic Orlando, directed by Dan Day

1:00 pm
Atlasing Sodom
by Sam Hunter, directed by Bryan Fonseca

4:00 pm
So It Goes
by Andrew Rosendorf, directed by Freddie Ashley



10:00 am
by Kathleen Cahill, directed by Patrick Flick

2:00 pm
With a Bang
by Pete McElligott, directed by Aimee Hayes


All readings are open to the general public.

Tickets are just $5


For tickets to readings at Horizon call 404-584-7450 or call 404-607-7469

November 19, 2009

Voiceover Character Dialogue Job

Hi there,

I'm Christine Heaton, an educational technologist at the College of Law. We are looking for a student who would be interested in doing voiceover character dialogue for an instructional simulation project we are working on for one of our courses.

Please contact me for more information.

Have a great day,

Christine Heaton
Educational Technology Specialist
Georgia State University College of Law
Urban Life, 603B
Phone: 404.413.9118

November 14, 2009

Thank You - The Cast and Crew of Getting Out

We would like to thank all of you who came out to support our production of Getting Out. It was a great run and we hoped that you enjoyed the show!

November 12, 2009

Dialect Workshop

The Dialect Workshop has been pushed back to November 30th. Please attend and show your support for the Players of GSU.

The Players of GSU are proud to present a Dialect Workshop presented by Mr. Danny Housley. The price will be $10 for nonmembers who would like to attend and FREE for members (the membership dues are $10, wink wink). This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in auditioning for our upcoming production, Hay Fever. You will need to speak with a British accent for the upcoming show and this gives you the means to learn how. Come out and support us by attending our workshop! :)

Dialect Workshop

Location:30 Courtland St. Alumni Hall Classroom 110
Time:7:00PM Monday, November 30th

Student Showcase

Come out and support our students! The Student Showcase is directed by, starring, and written by students. Come and show your support! :)

Hey this is it!!!! I am in the Student Showcase this year where all the plays are written and acted by GSU students. Please come!!! In case it is confusing there will be two perfomances. One on friday and the other on Saturday. The one I am in is the second to go on but I hope you will stay for the entire thing. I hope ya'll can come :) It's $5 for any students and $10 for the general public.

Student Showcase
Location:Alumni Hall at Georgia State University
Time:8:00PM Friday, November 20th

November 6, 2009

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity GSU Student Group

I wanted to touch base about getting the word out to GSU for our upcoming production of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity. I have $15 tickets to performances on the following dates if tickets are ordered by November 9th, making the show very affordable for students and academia. Ideally, I’d love to get a student group together from GSU.

The shows I have the $15 tickets for are the following:

Thurs. 12/3 @ 10 AM
Fri. 12/4 @ 10 AM
Tues. 12/8 @ 8 PM
Wed. 12/9 @ 7 PM
Thurs 12/10 @ 8
Fri 12/11 @ 8

I’ve attached the press release with the complete info on the show. If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Dwyer (contact info below). We're trying to see how much interest this generates and if we can get together a large enough group to go and see the performance! :)


Jennifer N. Dwyer
Director of Marketing & PR
Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company
659 Auburn Avenue, Ste 257
Atlanta, GA 30312
404.588.0308x. 206
404.558.8851 (cell)

Contact: Jennifer Dwyer, Marketing Director
404.588.0308 x206;

November 2, 2009

Theatre Students Wanted for Hire for Upcoming Show

My name is Janea Rowe and I am the Marketing Coordinator for Lang Holdings in Delafield, WI. My company is exhibiting at the Atlanta Gift Show in January and is looking potentially to hire a few of your students to assist us at the show. I am wondering if you can put me in contact with a Theater professor at your university.

Specifically, we would like to hire 8-10 theater students to walk around the show in a costume (the costume would be minimal and simple) to promote our company. The dates are January 7th, 8th and 9th; hours would be approximately 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with schedule breaks and lunch.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information at the contact information below.

Thank you in advance for your help.


Janea Rowe

Marketing Coordinator
Lang Holdings, Inc.
p: 262.646.7676
f: 262.646.9022

October 26, 2009

Getting Out Performance

Please come support us by attending Getting Out. There will be an opening night banquet, so make your reservations today! :)

Getting Out
Location:Alumni Hall - 30 Courtland St.
Time: 8:00PM Thursday, October 29; 8:00PM Friday, October 30; 8:00PM Saturday, October 31; 5:00PM Sunday, November 1; 8:00PM Thursday, November 5; 8:00PM Friday, November 6; 8:00PM Saturday, November 7; 5:00PM Sunday, November 8;

October 22, 2009

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity: A Holiday Gospel Celebration

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company
Announces Holiday Classic
Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity: A Holiday Gospel Celebration

September 1, 2009 (Atlanta, GA) - Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company is proud to announce our annual holiday musical, Black Nativity: A Holiday Gospel Celebration, directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris, with music directed and arranged by J. Michael. The Christmas story gets a soulful re-telling in this gospel musical that’s fun for the whole family. Black Nativity features a pre-professional cast (ages 14-28), and will be performed at Fulton County’s Southwest Arts Center, December 3-27, 2009.

This reinvention of the Christmas story is a soul-stirring musical celebration. A testament to the power of gospel music, the story of the Nativity is told through the combination of scripture, poetry, dance and song that connects a contemporary church revival to the time of managers and swaddling clothes. This joyous evening brings the real meaning of faith and love to life. From the same team that brought us The Wiz.

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity: A Holiday Gospel Celebration. Directed and Choreographed by Patdro Harris, Music Direction by JMichael. December 3-21, 2009 at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA, 30331.

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity: A Holiday Gospel Celebration at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331, December 3-27, 2009.
Performances: 12/3-4 @ 10 AM , 12/5-6, 12/12-13, 12/19-20, 12/23, 12/26-27 @ 2:30PM. 12/5, 12/8, 12/10-12, 12/15-19, 12/22-23, 12/26 @ 8 PM. 12/9 @ 7 PM, 12/17 @ 11 AM
Tickets: $20 - $35 Available at: or 1.877.725.8849. Group sales available through 404.588.0308 ext. 201.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2009 at 7 PM members of the media are invited to join True Colors Theatre Company in the opening of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity: A Holiday Gospel Celebration at Fulton County’s Southwest Arts Center. Please RSVP to Jenn Dwyer at no later than Monday, November 30, 2009. Seats are subject to availability.

Patdro Harris (Director, Choreographer) has combined his directing, choreographic and writing skills to become one of the most innovative and creative talents of our time.
He is nationally and internationally recognized and respected by fans, colleagues and critics. He was voted “… best director” by the Star Tribune Minneapolis. The Washington Post hails him as a “superb choreographer”. The New York Times applauds his artistry as “praiseworthy”. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution enthusiastically commends his work as “dynamic … brilliant…solid season after season”. From New York to Los Angeles, from Paris, France, to Tokyo, Japan, his accolades have been sung. He has directed at distinguished theaters such as The Alliance Theater, Sacramento Theatre Company, Round House Theater, Liberty Theater Cultural Center, San Diego Repertory Theater Company, Penumbra Theater, Tuskegee Repertory Theater, Ensemble Theater, True Colors Theater Company, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. He also served as choreographer, artistic consultant, and movement director with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre D.C., City Theatre of Pittsburgh, Minneapolis Mixed Blood Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Jomandi Productions, The National Black Theatre Festival, Guthrie Theater, The National Black Arts Festival, Portland Center Stage, and Broadway’s Royal Theatre.

Jmichael (Music Director, Vocal & Music Arrangement) holds a BA Degree from Alabama State University and Masters Degree from theUniversity of Michigan. He has produced corporate shows at The Mirage and Caesar’s Palace Hotels in Las Vegas; and was a featured performer for Disney Cruises and Disneyland. His "Platters Tribute" Concept has performed with Symphony Orchestras including ten shows with the prestigious Pittsburgh Symphony, Marvin Hamlisch, Conductor. His "SoundFlyte Big Band" performs for events nationwide. "Black Nativity", "Swimming Upstream", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "The Wiz", "Piano Lesson", "Blues In The Night", and "Mahalia", are a few of the shows Jmichael has served as Music Director/Arranger. He won kudos for his acting performances in "The Piano Lesson" and "Mahalia"; and was co-writer and performed the title song for the movie, "Olive Juice".

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company Season Sponsors: Tyler Perry Studios, Metro Atlanta Arts Fund, AirTran Airways, The WSB-TV Family 2 Family Project, RadioOne Atlanta, The Kendeda Fund, Bank of America, SpaceMax Storage, WCLK Jazz 91.9, JB Media Holdings, The Coca-Cola Company, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Daily World, Georgia Power, Georgia Council for the Arts, Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.

Student Dramatist Showcase Auditions

Today are the auditions for the Student Dramatist Showcase. Must have a one minute monologue, but if you do not have one memorized, there will be cold readings provided. :)

Student Dramatist Showcase Auditions

Location:Classroom 110 - Alumni Hall
Time:7:00PM Thursday, October 22nd

October 21, 2009

Student Dramatist Showcase Auditions Tomorrow

Tomorrow are the auditions for the Student Dramatist Showcase. This showcase is a collection of ten, one act plays written, directed, and starring students. The auditions start at 7pm tomorrow and run until about 11pm. Callbacks are going to be done at the same time. If you are interested, please prepare a one minu...te monologue. If you are unable to memorize a monologue, there will be cold readings provided. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothes. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at: The auditions will be held in classroom 110, across from the Players' Office, in Alumni Hall.

Student Dramatist Showcase Auditions
Location:Classroom 110 - Alumni Hall
Time:7:00PM Thursday, October 22nd

October 20, 2009

The General Meeting of the Players

The General Meeting of the Players is today at 12:15pm in Alumni Hall. There will be food, fun, and prizes! :) Come join us and find out what we're up to. Also, come meet our new Front of House Board Member, Anna Michalle Tucker .

October 19, 2009

T-shirt Design Contest Deadline

The T-shirt design deadline is October 22nd! Please drop your submissions in to the Players' Office during Office Hours. You can leave it in either Patrick or Bailey's box! :) It will give us a chance to showcase your work as an artist and also advertise the group around campus! Don't miss your chance to showcase your design!

Players of GSU General Meeting

Players of GSU General Meeting
Location:Alumni Hall
Time:12:15PM Tuesday, October 20th

ACPA Interns Needed

ACPA is seeking office interns for daily work and for special projects.

If you have any students that might be interested, feel free to send
them my contact information as found below.

Take care,

Jessyca Holland
Executive Administrator
Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts
404-588-9890 x 106

October 11, 2009

Front of House - Anna Michalle Tucker

Congratulations to Anna Michalle Tucker, who was voted in as Front of House! :)

The next General Meeting of the Players will be on Tuesday October 20th 12:15- 1pm. The Meeting will be held at Alumni Hall, more information to follow.

We have a T-shirt contest that we've extended the deadline to October 22nd for the design. Please submit your design to the Players' Office during office hours. You're welcome to stick the designs in Patrick or Bailey's mailbox. The winning design will be picked and announced for the Players' shirts after the deadline ends.

The auditions for the Student Dramatist Showcase will be on October 22nd from 6pm - 9pm in classroom 110, in Alumni Hall, across from the Players' Office. The Student Showcase is written, directed, and starring students. Please prepare a one minute monologue. There will also be cold readings provided.

Also, the reservation lines are open to take reservations for the GSU Players' upcoming show of Getting Out. Please call the office and leave a message to make your reservation today! :)

October 6, 2009

Looking for Actors!

Morgan Szymanski, a film major at GSU is looking for actors for one of his student projects coming up. You can email him at: for more information. He wants to start filming this week if possible.

October 1, 2009

Fight Choreography Workshop

The Players of GSU will have a fight choreography workshop this Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 1pm until 5pm in Veteran's Memorial Hall. There is a maximum of 20 people that can participate in the workshop, the rest will have to watch. It will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please come and support us! :) The workshop is free for paid members and $10 for unpaid members.

September 17, 2009

APO Meeting

There will be an APO meeting Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 5:00pm in classroom 110. For those of you interested, please come! This will help us gauge how many people would like to be in Alpha Psi Omega so that we can bring the chapter back. I think we will have enough involvement to do so! Please show support by coming to the meeting. :)

September 9, 2009

Lunchtime Theatre at GSU


Join the students in THEA 4850 Directing for their first production project, "The Dining Room Plays," Tuesday, September 15, at 12:15 p.m. in the Alumni Hall Theatre at Courtland and Auditorium.

For their first project, the class offers food for thought by writing, directing and performing a series of six-line scenes all with the same setting. Drawn from the work of Charles Marowitz, the six-line scene exercise challenges students' creativity while allowing them to focus on specific performance skills (in this case, script analysis and working with actors) in a highly concentrated format.

Admission is free. Please drop in if you're in the neighborhood. Sorry, but you can't bring your lunch, as there's no food or drink allowed in the seating area.

September 3, 2009

Short Skit Needs Actors

We need actors for a short skit on 9/17 for a town hall meeting. The script is 2 pages max. If interested email!

September 2, 2009

What IS APO?

Alpha Psi Omega is a National Theater Honors Fraternity. It's co-ed, like most honors fraternities, and yes, it does earn you honor cords for graduation. Eligibility for membership is based on participation in theater productions while at GSU. Basically, if you're dedicated, and you actively participate a bunch, you'r...e in, but the point system is followed.

So what does APO do? A lot of casts actually put on a production every semester. Our cast (chapter) will be putting on little shows and holding events when we can. We’ll be coming up with and trying a lot of different things in our first year (if we bring it back). There's community service and whatnot most times, just like other fraternities and sororities. There's benefits from being a large national of the biggest thing theater people would get from this is networking...with over 500 casts nationwide, the networking possibilities are endless (or at least close enough to it).

It's a great way to come together with others who're as dedicated to theater as you are, and to accomplish something, and to recognize each other's talent and merits.

And also, it's like other honors's a reward for excelling in your field. you have to participate and be active in theater to be able to be a member...being a theater major and doing your 3 Theater 1010's alone isn't gonna cut have to want it.

You must participate in the costume shop, scene shop, electrics shop...try out for department shows...acting in the showcase, be a part of the GSU Players, do SOMETHING...try to be a part of theater.

September 1, 2009

The Players of GSU General Meeting

The Players' of GSU General Meeting is tomorrow! :) Come and meet your new board. There will be food and prizes! The meeting starts at 7pm at Veteran's Memorial Hall in Alumni Hall!

August 30, 2009

Come and meet your new Players of GSU Board

Come and meet your new Players of GSU Board! We will have light refreshments, a raffle for paid members, and information about upcoming events! Don't miss out on a good time! The film club and the MTA will also be in attendance to give you a short presentation about what they do!

Come and hang out and get to know your new board!

Players of GSU General Meeting
Come play with us!
Time:7:00PM Wednesday, September 2nd
Location:Alumni Hall - Veteran's Memorial Hall

August 26, 2009

Art Fair

Come join us tomorrow from 11am until 1pm by Aderhold & the Rialto for the Art's Fair! The GSU Players will have a table set up. Come by and check us out!

August 24, 2009

Paid and Unpaid Positons Available for Getting Out

PAID/UNPAID POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR Upcoming Players of GSU show Getting Out PAID POSITIONS Master Electrician $750.00 Electrician $200.00 Master Carpenter $750.00 Carpenters $720.00 Wardrobe Assistant $200.00 UNPAID POSITIONS Ushers ... Please send cover letter, resume, and references by September 4, 2009 to: Todd Studebaker, Production Manager Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4000 Atlanta, GA 30302-4000 For more information call: 404-413-5660 Email:

Joining Alpha Psi Omega

Would anyone be interested in joining Alpha Psi Omega (The theatre fraternity)? Trying to see if enough people are interested to bring it back to GSU. :) The dues are a bit pricey but we would very much like to bring this back. Who's with us?

August 20, 2009

Front of House Needed

We need a Front of House officer! If you are interested in joining the Players and/or being on the board please stop by the office and let us know!

Reserve You Audition Time For Getting Out Auditions

We have 43 people signed up for Getting Out auditions! If you haven't reserved your spot yet, hurry before it's too late! :)

Joe Turner's Come and Gone Pictures

Click Here For Pictures

August 18, 2009

Interested in joining the Players?

Be sure to stop by the Players' Office to sign up to be a Player! Dues are $10 and this includes the end of the year banquet that we hold and any workshops that we host throughout the semester. For example, if we have a make up workshop and a directing workshop, you get in for free just by being a member, whereas other people have to pay $10 for each workshop.

Also, you will have access to the Players' library which has a hundred or so literary works that may assist you in classes that you can check out as well as access to the computer and printer in the Players' Office. Stop by to join today! :)

August 7, 2009

Getting Out Auditions

Audition information is posted for the upcoming production of Getting Out on the GSU Players' group homepage. If you are interested in auditioning for the Fall show, please check it out! :) For updates on audition info and what the Players' are up to, follow us on twitter at:

Getting Out Auditions
Location:Alumni Hall
Time:7:00PM Monday, August 24th

August 6, 2009

Getting Out Auditions

Hi, The audition dates for Getting Out are listed below: August 24-25, 2009 - 7-10pm (5 minute slots) August 26, 2009 - 7-11pm (call-backs) Majors need a 1-2 minute monologue and all call-backs need to wear clothes that they can move in comfortably. The auditions will be held in : Alumni Hall Theatre room 11...8 Alumni Hall Sign ups will be posted on the call-board in the hallway outside of the Players' Office in Alumni Hall across from Classroom 110 after tomorrow. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at: Thanks, Emily Scherer Production Manager GSU Players

July 29, 2009

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May 22, 2009

Problem Child Auditions

The auditions for Problem Child have been posted on the GSU Players' Group Homepage. If you are interested in auditioning for the summer show Problem Child, please check it out. :)

Problem Child Auditions
Location:Alumni Hall
Time: 7:00PM Monday, June 15th

May 20, 2009

Call Backs For Problem Child June 17, 2009

If you have been called for a call back after auditions, please sign up for a time below. 7:00p 7:10p 7:20p 7:30p 7:40p 7:50p 8:00p 8:10p 8:20p 8:30p 8:40p 8:50p 9:00p

Problem Child Audition Sign Up June 16, 2009

Hi Everyone! This is going to be the sign up times for auditions for Problem Child for June 16, 2009. There are going to be auditions every 10 minutes. You must have a monologue memorized to audition. No original monologues or monologues from movies will be considered. Please sign up for the time slot that you want below. 7:00p 7:10p 7:20p 7:30p 7:40p 7:50p 8:00p 8:10p 8:20p 8:30p 8:40p 8:50p 9:00p

Problem Child Audition Sign Up June 15, 2009

Hi Everyone! This is going to be the sign up times for auditions for Problem Child for June 15, 2009. There are going to be auditions every 10 minutes. You must have a monologue memorized to audition. No original monologues or monologues from movies will be considered. Please sign up for the time slot that you want below. 7:00p 7:10p 7:20p 7:30p 7:40p 7:50p 8:00p 8:10p 8:20p 8:30p 8:40p 8:50p 9:00p

January 23, 2009

Joe Turner Cast List

"Joe Turner's Come and Gone"

Cast List

Bertha Holly....................Jennifer Harris

Seth Holly.......................Kwame Riley

Bynum Walker.................Tony Patterson

Herald Loomis..................Enoch King

Mattie Campbell...............Tamika Middleton

Jeremy Furlow..................Jonathan Carter

Molly Cunningham............Mykal Monroe

Rutherford Selig...............Patrick Donohue

Zonia Loomis……TBA

Reuben Mercer…….TBA


January 7, 2009

Joe Turner's Come and Gone Auditions

Come sign up for auditions for August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Auditions are January 12 - 13 from 7pm until 10pm. Callbacks are January 15 - 16 from 7pm until 10pm.

Joe Turner's Come and Gone Auditions
Time:7:00PM Monday, January 12th
Location:Alumni Hall Theatre