Saturday, November 13, 2010
Michigan Actors Studio
Last week many of you may have read my article on acting coach Steve Blackwood. I recently came across another skipper of the theatrical arts; Richard Goteri of the Michigan Actors Studio. MAS seems to accommodate a habitat where talent can grow; Each actor who is enrolled in a one day a week, eight week program can stand alongside both aspiring and seasoned thespians. Like a greenhouse, as individuals they can also network in an environment where the aptitude of each individual can be shared through potential friendships. This and next weekend, the school is hosting a series of one act plays in an affair entitled "24 Hours" (conceived by Oliver Hailey and The Writers Workshop). However, only 12 hours will be played out in the PM (there is also an AM in the original written works) - Indeed the show that costs only $12 a seat ($10 w/ student I.D.) is a fine way to spend the evening and support the local art scene. "24 Hours" which was co-directed by Goteri and his comrade Rachel Bellack, features the talents of such local actors as Ken Alter, Sheela Sharma, Nana Allen, Rob Putansu, Michael Gillespie, Ann Johnstone Filippis and Michelle Balser Peterson.