​​Virtual Acting Workshops Scheduled for March

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By Hazel Scott/ASU

The Alabama State University’s Department of Theatre Arts is sponsoring several Virtual Community Master Classes in March on Zoom

All the virtual acting workshops are free.  The schedule is:

March 8-10, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CST)  --  Join professional actor Daniel R. Hill  for an  informative workshop. Hill is best known for portraying Buck in “Rust Creek,” Chad Anderson on the Fox series “The Resident,” Cheetah in the Netflix film “Port Blank,” and Black in the Russo Brothers’ 2021 film “Cherry.”  Hill is from Louisville, Kentucky.

March 11-13, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CST) -- Join actor and ASU alumnus Nicolas Johnson for an insightful workshop session. The Atlanta native received his B.A. in history in 2017 from Alabama State University, where he served as the Head Drum Major of the Mighty Marching Hornets Band and was named Mr. Dramatic Guild of the theatre program.

March 15-17, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CST) – Join actress Claudia Dillingham and actress Jazz Raycole in a joint workshop. Dillingham brings more than 35 years to the performing arts and entertainment world as a manager, acting coach, stage manager, producer, director, rehearsal director, pianist, professional dancer, fitness coach, trainer, director, and producer of numerous dance and theater companies. Raycole, who was born in Stockton, California, started performing at the age of 22 months. It was at her mother’s dance studio where Raycole developed her onstage skills, studying an array of dance styles from salsa to ballroom and modern to African dance.

March 18-20, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CST) – Join actor Andre Minkins for an enlightening workshop. Minkins is an actor, director and producer, writer and the founder of the theatrical touring company 7 AM Productions. Since receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he has performed in, written, directed and produced numerous plays across the United States. He also tours with his production company.

March 22-24, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CST) – Join award-winning actor and filmmaker Adetokumboh M’Cormack for his visionary workshop. M’Cormack’s acting credits include roles on TV shows and leading roles in movies such as “Battle: Los Angeles,” “Blood Diamond” and “Captain America: Winter Soldier.”

March 25-27, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CST) – Join actor and ASU alumnus Dre Marquis for his illuminating workshop. Marquis’ television and film credits include “Chicago Fire,” “Easy” and “Chicago PD.”  He also has appeared on major networks and streaming platforms such as NBC and Netflix. He has a B.A. in Theatre from Alabama State University and an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Marquis hails from the southside of Chicago but now lives in Atlanta.

Although the events are free, registration is required for each. To register visit https://forms.gle/WdmNaYphBYDURqHa9