Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wanna Be Divas, Variety Show on Tap for Episcopal Actors' Guild

The Episcopal Actors' Guild presents Sylla Haskell in "Wannabe Divas" 7 pm Thursday, April 30 at Guild Hall, 1 E. 29th St., NY.

This multi-media explores the lives of Madame Florence Foster Jenkins, Anna Russell, and others.

Also on tap at Guild Hall is the inaugural "YO PRO Variety Show" 7 pm Thursday, May 7.

The EAG Young Professionals present an evening of song, magic, comedy, dance and more featuring sketch comedy with Marcus and Rodney, Lynn Newman, Choreographer with Artichoke Dance Company, magic by Slav Efremov, singer/actress Jennifer Fouche ( w/ Michael Hopewell and the Accordion Stylings of Franca Vercelloni.

To make reservations for this event, call 212-685-2927 or contact

Each event has a suggested donation of $10. Proceeds support the organization's relief funds. Wine and Refreshments will be served.

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Lauren Yarger, Bio

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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