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Hey everyone!

ShawChicago is thrilled to offer you all a rare opportunity to train in a speech master class with Robert Scogin, our Artistic Director. With an extensive background in classical theater, don't miss out on this chance to improve your vocal skills for the stage and beyond!

Skills taught will include: Proper Breathing, Speech Volume Control, Tonal Variety and Application of Vocal Techniques for Interpreting Shakespeare.

CALL US NOW AT 312-587-7390 TO REGISTER!

About Robert Scogin
ROBERT SCOGIN has been an actor, teacher and director of classical theater for more than fifty years; appearing primarily in plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, Sheridan, Feydeau, Ibsen and Shaw. He has appeared both on and off-Broadway and in regional theaters throughout the United States, including the American Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Connecticut, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theater, Missouri Repertory Theater, the Guthrie Theater, The Goodman Theater and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. He is a founding member of Chicago Shakespeare Theater where he appeared in more than 30 productions. He has taught Shakespeare and Shaw at Bradley University and at Roosevelt University. He taught and directed Shaw and Shakespeare at the Turkish State Theater Conservatory in Ankara and Konya, Turkey. He is currently Artistic Director of ShawChicago Theater Company where he has directed more than 60 productions in 23 years.

Why Vocal Training?
"Because so many actors do not have the vocal skills to succeed in classical theater. And it takes special skills in the same way that [dance, playing in an orchestra, or singing in a opera do]." -Robert Scogin

"[A]ll my experience and training at ShawChicago has made it possible for me to take on and revel in this tongue-twister, text-heavy role." Gary Alexander as Voltaire and Dr. Pangloss in Candide, Music Theatre Works 2017

Schedule:
Tuesday, September 5 from 6 - 9 pm
Wednesday, September 6 from 6 - 9 pm
Thursday, September 7 from 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, September 9 from Noon - 5 pm
Monday, September 11 from 6 - 9 pm
Wednesday, September 13 from 6 - 9 pm
Thursday, September 14 from 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, September 16 from 1 - 5 pm

Cost: $250 for 27 hours of training. Price includes all materials. $150 due at registration, Final payment of $100 at the first class on September 5.

Maximum class size: 12 participants
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Join ShawChicago and others as we discuss the life and works of Langston Hughes! This is a FREE event and will be broadcast LIVE on Facebook! Join us and participate as we talk about resistance in the Harlem Renaissance.
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CHICAGO—ShawChicago presents The Art of Langston Hughes, a collection of plays and short stories that celebrate the American legacy of Harlem Renaissance poet and playwright Langston Hughes. This is a one night performance on September 18 at 7 PM at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610.

Adapted to the stage and directed by Luther Goins, this quartet of short plays (which includes Soul Gone Home, “Tain’t So”, Heaven or Hell, and Breakfast in Virginia) investigates the struggles that African-Americans faced during the very painful Jim Crow Laws (enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States) and during the Harlem Renaissance. “I chose these wonderful pieces because of their ability to show us the pure genius of Langston Hughes, and to open the door to his amazing sense of humor. Simple and powerful, the themes and issues of the selected pieces are still relevant today. Love, poverty, racial prejudice, the importance of money, an individual’s position within society, expectations, the human condition, values and morals, human kindness, the lack of respect for others, marriage, cheating, acceptance, and the ideas that surround the concepts of Heaven and Hell. Sadly, we live with, and deal with, most, if not all of these themes and issues every day. This, in a supremely unique way, put Langston Hughes far ahead of his time.”

Cast members include: Shari Addison, Dushon Monique Brown, Charls Hall, Evan Tyrone Martin and Tristien Marcellous Winifree

WHO: ShawChicago Theater Company

WHAT: The Art of Langston Hughes

WHERE: 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610.

WHEN: September 18th at 7 PM

TICKETS: $50 General, $25 Students, available for purchase at bit.ly/DeferredNoMore or at 312-587-7390

About the Adaptor/Director
In 1990, after working extensively in Cincinnati, Ohio as a producer, director, and acting instructor, Luther Goins re-located to Chicago. Between 1990 and 1995, he worked as the Assistant to the Producer at the Skokie-based Northlight Theatre and held the position of Resident Artistic Director at the African-American based Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre in Evanston, IL. In 1995, he accepted the Managing Director position at the Chicago Theatre Company, a professional African-American company located on Chicago’s south side. LOVE CHILD, his first play, made its debut in January 2001 at Chicago’s Live Bait Theatre. This highly successful production received numerous awards, including a Joseph Jefferson Award for “Best New Work”; and Chicago After Dark Awards “Best New Work” and “Best Ensemble”. In 2002, LOVE CHILD celebrated two other productions. One at the Chicago Theatre Company and the other at the Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati. These two productions also garnered awards including the Chicago African-American Arts Alliance Award for “Best New Play”; and the Cincinnati Entertainment Award for “Best Local Premiere.” In 2002, Luther accepted a staff position in the Chicago office of Actors’ Equity Association. After 15 years successful years, he retired. Luther continues to work, in Chicago, as an independent theatrical consultant. Happily married to Leon Schrauben, Mr. Goins is currently working on COFFEE CAKE AND JESUS, a new play.

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About ShawChicago
ShawChicago is a professional non-profit theater company founded in 1994 with a mission to present the plays of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries as concert readings. Operating under Actors’ Equity, ShawChicago is about to celebrate its 24th season, Dysfunctional Family Fun: 1776-1926. The company presents special afternoon performances for senior citizens and free performances at universities and libraries throughout the Chicagoland area. ShawChicago also offers outreach performances across the city and its suburbs, providing theater to libraries, retirement living communities and schools. ShawChicago is a theater company in residence at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.
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