Aside from being outstanding performers, what do Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, Taraji P. Henson, Lynn Whitfield, Tracie Thoms, Isaiah Washington, Anthony Anderson, and Jeffrey Wright share in common?

They were trained by Vera J. Katz. I was trained by Vera J. Katz as a playwright. Vera suggested and directed my first full-length play while she was a professor of drama at Howard University. If you are serious about your stage craft and want an honest and constructive opinion, you should have an encounter with Vera J. Katz. Something says an “Eclectique Interview” is needed for a later date, but in the meantime, consider a face-to-face master class with a true master. The acting class will cover technique and script analysis.

WHEN: Sunday, January 30 form 4 – 6:30 PM
WHERE: Performing Arts Training Studio, 6925 Willow Street, NW, Washington, DC 20012 (near Takoma Metro)
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Note: From personal experience, sign up only if you’re serious…and you won’t regret it.