Monday, November 23, 2009

Redeemer Arts News

Monday, November 30, 7:00PM
Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Ave. (at 36th St.)
Studio 17A

Bring a monologue, scene, audition piece, or work in progress to workshop or show at the Novemmber gathering of Redeemer presbyterian's actors' group 7 pm Monday, Nov. 30 at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Ave. (at 36th St.)
Studio 17A .

Enjoy fellowship and fun with other actors as we explore the meaning of our work. Dinner will be provided. RSVP to Questions? Contact Kenyon Adams at or(212) 808-4460 x1344

Also, save the date for an InterArts Advent celebration 7 pm Friday, Dec. 11 at the Redeemer offices, 1359 Broadway, 4th Floor (at 36th St.)

The Actors, Dancers and Filmmakers Groups will fellowship together. The evening will include special music, art, reflections, food, and fellowship in celebration of our Savior's birth. No RSVP required.

Questions? Contact Kenyon Adams at or (212) 808-4460 x1344

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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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