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 The African Heritage Youth Theatre Presents a Playwriting Workshop with Young, New York-based

Playwright Deaon Griffin-Pressley  

March 18, 2017

(Miami, January 25, 2017)  –  The African Heritage Youth Theatre (AHYT) presents a playwriting workshop with young, New York-based playwright Deaon Griffin-Pressley. The workshop is on March 18, 2017 at the Wendell A. Narcisse Performing Arts Theater at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC), 6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142. The workshop begins 11:00 a.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m.

Deaon Griffin-Pressley is a New York City based playwright, actor, director and teaching artist (originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida)  He has studied at the British American Drama Academy (BADA) in Oxford, England.  Upon graduating he has featured in many of Shakespeare’s classics with many Off Broadway and regional theatres including: Shakespeare & Company, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, The American Globe Theatre, Oxford Shakespeare Company & Hypokrit Theatre Company.  His original plays have been produced with New Federal Theatre, Rhymes Over Beats, The Fringe Festival NYC, Manhattan Repertory Theatre Festival, Thespis NY Theater Festival, The National Black Theatre in Harlem, Venus/Adonis Theater Festival, & the DC Black Theater Festival.  He is an alumni of the Emerging Black Playwrights Group with the Liberation Theatre Company.

The African Heritage Youth Theatre is the in-house youth acting apprenticeship program at the AHCAC for ages, 11-19. Under the direction of Mrs. Jazmin Jones-Oliver and Ms. Yvonne Strachan, students in AHYT perform two main-stage productions, attend cultural excursions, and participate in workshops and community service.

AHYT strives to develop members’ acting repertoire and enhance both technical and theatrical skills magnet schools and professional agencies desire. Young thespians can be invited to join AHYT or audition. The next audition date is February 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center.

Follow AHYT on social media using #AHYTReborn, #AHCACMIAMI and @ahyt_miami.

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