Monday, February 23, 2009

Magis' George Drance leads Monologue Workshop

Threads Theater Company presents its March Monologue Workshop, featuring special guest artist instructor George Drance 7 to 10 pm Monday, March 2 at Roy Arias Studios, Studio: 401B/ 4th Floor, 300 West 43rd St. at 8th Avenue (A,C,E train to 42nd Street.

Drance is artistic director of Magis Theatre Company and artist-in-residence at Fordham University Lincoln Center. An Equity actor and professional director who brings an ensemble-oriented and physical approach to acting, Drance's performances have been featured Off-Broadway in The Great Divorce and at La Mama.

The Monologue Workshop is a safe and friendly place to try out new audition material, brush and fix old material, and network with fellow artists. A $20 entrance fee is charged.

Here's a quick preview of the evening's schedule:
7pm: Drance will a 20-minute physical warm-up, so come dressed in loose fitting clothing ready to move.

7:30 to 10 pm: All participants will have the chance to perform one to two monologues of their choice for constructive feedback from the entire group.

Space is limited to 20 participates so RSVP Threads at (subject line: Monologue Workshop) as soon as possible. In your RSVP e-mail state whether you plan to work on one or two monologues.

For more information on Threads, click here For more information on Magis Theater Company, click here.

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Lauren Yarger has written, directed and produced numerous shows and special events for both secular and Christian audiences. She co-wrote a Christian musical version of “A Christmas Carol” which played to sold-out audiences of over 3,000 in Vermont and was awarded the 2000 Vermont Bessie (theater and film awards) for “People’s Choice for Theatre.” She also has written two other dinner theaters, sketches for church services and devotions for Christian artists.

Yarger trained for three years in the Broadway League’s Producer Development Program, completed the Commercial Theater Institute's Producing Three-Day Training and produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene that toured nationally and closed with an off-Broadway run.

In 2008 she was a Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She writes reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway theater with a Christian perspective for Reflections in the Light ( and is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection. She also is a contributing editor for

She also reviews books for Publisher's Weekly and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She formerly was Connecticut theater editor for CurtainUp, a national theater web site bsed in New York and a reviewer for American Theater Web.

She also served as Executive Director of Masterwork Productions, Inc. and worked in arts management for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

She is a freelance writer and member of the Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association, The League of Professional Theatre Women and The CT Critics Circle.

A former newspaper editor and graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Yarger lives with her husband in West Granby, CT and has two adult children.

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