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Free Hip-Hop Workshop at The Ensemble Theatre

The Ensemble Theatre is hosting a FREE hip-hop workshop tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28th at 6pm taught by Kathryn Ervin! Come dressed to move, learn, and have fun! Please RSVP by emailing “hip hop” along with your name to kbrown@ensemblehouston.com. Bring a friend!   Kathryn Ervin is a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at CSUSB. She teaches courses in Directing, Acting, Creative Drama and African American Theatre and Film and Culture. A graduate of Wayne State University and Illinois State University, she is active in numerous professional organizations. She is currently the board chair for The Arts Connection, The Art Council for San Bernardino County. She is a consultant and past president for the Black Theatre Network. In 2017 she received the Kennedy Center Region VIII Gold Medallion recognizing commitment to the goals and values of the KCACTF and educational theatre. Her recent productions include The Arabian Nights, Once On This Island, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Keep Hedz Ringin’, and Intimate Apparel.

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“Daisy” at Main Street Theater

Don’t miss PB’s Ruddy Cravens in Daisy at Main Street Theater! Daisy By Sean Devine Directed by Troy Scheid March 31 – April 29 It is the fall of 1964. With a presidential election looming, a group of advertisers working for Lyndon B. Johnson unleash the most infamous political commercial ever conceived: the “Daisy” ad. This ad played only once, but it carved a scar deep into the American psyche. Based on actual people and events, Daisy explores the power of manipulation and the moment in television history that launched the age of negative ad campaigns — and forever changed how we elect our leaders. Find out more and get tickets here!

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SXSW Film Festival Jury Awards: ‘Thunder Road’ By Jim…

Congrats to Kendal Farr! The South by Southwest Conference and Festivals has announced its 2018 Jury and Special Award winners of the SXSW Film Festival Awards, with Thunder Road by director Jim Cummings taking home the coveted narrative feature award. Read the Deadline article here!

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Behind the Scenes with Casting Director Jo Edna Boldin

New Mexico Casting Director Jo Edna Boldin March 13, 2018 Courtesy of NMFO Filmcast Jo Edna Boldin has been in casting for more than 25 years. Her resume reads like a list of some of the Best Films Ever Made. Listen in as Jo Edna explains what a casting director does, what she looks for in an actor, how to get a start and audition tips to get the gig. If you are interested in acting in film and television, don’t miss this interview!        

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“This is a Woman to Watch”

PB’s Samantha Walker has received a rave review for her performance in Firecracker Productions recent play, “Love/Sick” at Obsidian Theater. Check it out below! “Samantha Walker…casting folks take notice….this is a woman to watch. Cast in the less interesting vignettes, Walker nonetheless captures our attention with her ability to go from zero to one hundred on the emotional scale in a matter of seconds. From gleeful over an expected proposal to dejected over being dumped. From to hopeful about children to realizing that her husband wants none. From the joy then sorrow of meeting your ex unexpectedly. Walker’s range and speed of dramatic trajectory is astonishing to watch.” – Jessica Goldman Performances of Love/Sick continue through March 17 at Obsidian Theater, 3522 White Oak For information,  call 832-889-7837 or visit firecrackerproductions.org. $10 to $20. Read the HoustonPress article here!

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And The Award for Best Actress Goes To…

Congrats to PB’s Tam Jackson for receiving the award for Best Actress at The Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema! #PBProud Check out the list of winners here!

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PB Proud – Amanda Gamel

PB’s Amanda Gamel has been teaching hip-hop, ballet, contemporary and fitness dance classes in schools and orphanages around Africa! How can you share your gifts with the world? ?✨ #PBProud

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“Caroline” at SXSW

We can’t wait to see Tam Jackson in this short film, “Caroline”, premiering at SXSW on March 10th! Check out the link below for screening dates and to watch the trailer. #PBProud https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/films/122287