Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Episcopal Actors' Guild Plans Cruise, Other Events

Join Episcopal Actors' Guild members for lunch, prizes, music and dancing on a one-of-a-kind cruise around the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and NY Harbor Saturday, Oct. 17.
Proceeds from the event will help fund the non-denominational group's Emergency Aid & Relif Program which helps performers in need.
The boat departs from Chelsea Pier 61 at noon (boarding begins at 11:30) and returns at 2.

A limited number of tickets are available by calling 212-685-2927 during business hours or by mailing a check to Episcopal Actors' Guild, 1 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016.

A portion of the $70 ticket price is a tax deductible contribution to the Guild.

Upcoming Events (also benefiting the Emergency Aid & Relief Program :

"Carry On"
A Night with Jim Dale
Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 pm
Guild Hal1 E. 29th St.

Get ready for hilarity, hijinks, and more as Academy Award Nominee and Grammy Award Winner Jim Dale presents an evening celebrating the legacy of the "Carry On" films. Using a special multi-media presentation, long-time "Carry On" actor Jim Dale (who doubles as the narrator for the Harry Potter audio books) will give his audience a front-row seat into the British comic institution that was "Carry On."

Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7pm
Guild Hall, 1 E. 29th St.

The show that always features "something for everyone" is back for another season of magical singers, hilarious comics, graceful dancers, and more!
Hosted by Guild Hall Resident Comedians Karen & Matt

$10 Suggested Donation
Wine and Refreshments Will be Served
To RSVP for these events, call 212-685-2927 or email matt@actorsguild.org

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Read Matt Mungle's review of the movie at http://www.buddyhollywood.com/.

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 (http://reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com/) and is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection. She also is a contributing editor for BroadwayWorld.com

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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