Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Doug Berky, Carol Jaudes Will Headline CITA'S Secondary School Theatre Festival

The annual Christians in Theatre Arts (CITA) Secondary School Theatre Festival in scheduled in Greenville, SC, Jan. 14-15, 2011. Special guests leading workshops and performing at the festival include Doug Berky and Carol Dilley Jaudes.

The purpose of the Festival is to give high school theatre students an opportunity to sharpen their skills through competitions, interact with colleges and audition/interview for scholarships and programs at the College Fair, and to be encouraged by Christians working in the theatre. Students in public, private and home school settings are invited to attend.

■Events include: solo and duo monologues, musical and dramatic group scenes, and more.
■Interact with hundreds of other Christian theatre artists and students from around the US and meet college theatre program representatives.
■Teachers/parents: an opportunity to fellowship, workshop and network with your peers.

Berky is a master of mime and improvisation, clowning and suspense. Jaudes appeared for five years on Broadway as Jennyanydots, the tap-dancing Gumbie Cat in the hit musical Cats.

Space is limited – first come, first served. Questions? Contact: Michelle Long, Director of Fine Arts, Charlotte Christian School michelle.long@charchrist.com or (704) 366-5657, ext. 1031 or 1033.

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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 (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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