Workshop’s Charles E Gerber, head of the Shakespearian wing and Juilliard alum is pleased to announce STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON, his fellow alumnus of GROUP I of the DRAMA DIVISION of THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL, will be joining WILL’S PLAYSHOP on Saturday, Feb. 17th in the Jewel Box from 11 am – 1 pm.
A recipient of the DRAMA DESK( for “JITNEY” in 2000) and OBIE AWARDS( for starring in the Pulitzer Prize winning play,”Between Riverside and Crazy”,2016) as well as a TONY AWARD NOMINATION(2006), Stephen recently starred on Broadway this past season in “A DOLL’S HOUSE 2”, as well as appearing in this year’s much heralded Oscar nominated film, “LADY BIRD” but a year after being featured in TWO of LAST years’ Oscar nominated and winning films: “Manchester By The Sea” and of course, “Fences”,wherein Stephen recreated his Tony nominated role of Bono with most of that Broadway revival’s cast in Denzel Washington’s brilliantly adapted film of the Pulitzer Prize winning play by the genius playwright,August Wilson , with whom Stephen became, and has remained significantly associated.
In addition to his distinguished work as an actor in this country as well as internationally, he has directed several productions Off- B’way and on regional theaters and is regarded as one of America’s leading educators of theater, as former Chair of the Drama Dept. at SUNY BUFFALO, and is on the faculty of a number of theater conservatories, THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL, among them.
At 11 am he will join the class that will have commenced at 10 am, for a discussion of his career and unique philosophy of our profession ,and a then a Q and A.
with those in attendance.
Then, for the last hour or so , Stephen will read excerpts from “JULIUS CAESAR “as the title character, and be joined by yet ANOTHER distinguished visitor, TANDY CRONYN, reading Calpurnia! Other members of our enrolled class, and perhaps one or two other brave souls may well join in with these selected scenes from that timely play of abused power, as well as some observations from Stephen’s Falstaff on the qualities of the word “honor” from “Henry IV, Part I.
To join in this Bard O’ Fun a mere $25 donation to The Workshop Theater will be required for those not already enrolled in class. Do R.S.V.P. at :
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or text 347-575-3107 to make a FIRM COMMITMENT FOR ATTENDING. SPACE IN THE JEWEL BOX IS LIMITED. The address is at 312.W. 36th St. , 4th Floor.
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