Nationally known television, stage and film actress Jasmine Guy will be in New Bedford to star in “Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey” at The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 5. In addition to her evening mainstage performance, and a 10:00am performance for regional schools, the Zeiterion has arranged for Ms. Guy to host a free master class in acting with New Bedford High School theater students Thursday, February 4 from 1:00-2:00pm in New Bedford High School’s Little Theater.
“New Bedford High School offers outstanding visual and performing arts opportunities, and we’re excited to welcome Jasmine Guy’s master class in theatre to our school,” said Bernadette Coelho, New Bedford High School Headmaster. “This great opportunity through a partnership with the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center will give our students the chance to experience a professional, high-quality acting class to broaden their backgrounds in the performing arts.”
Ms. Guy will coach actors in the art of monologues to improve their work and process. By sharing her professional experience in television and film, Jasmine will focus on the process of creating reality from the imagined. The workshop will center on characterization, presentation and discovery. Several students from the class will be selected to present monologues and receive one on one instruction, while the full class observes and learns.
Lynn Souza, Director of Fine Arts says, “The experience will be incredibly valuable for the students because they will get immediate feedback from a working professional in the field. They are excited and cannot wait to welcome Ms. Guy to New Bedford High School.”
Jasmine Guy’s free master class in acting is part of the The Zeiterion’s diversity of programs that deepen students’ curiosity and creativity, and open their minds to a world of possibilities. Zeiterion programs for students include the SchoolTime Performance Series, serving 30,000 children throughout the region, The Teen Ambassador Program, The Creative Classroom and more. For more information about The Zeiterion’s education offerings, please visithttp://zeiterion.org/category/education/.