Lobby Hero of the Week

We at T. Schreiber are so very excited for our FIRST show of the 2011-2012 Season, Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan. In preparation for the play Time Out New York hailed “a masterpiece,” we will be giving weekly shout-outs to our Lobby Heroes who allow us to do what we do and who make our lives that much easier.n

Our Third Lobby Hero of the week is Jim Heaphy!

n nnJim is the very definition of a Lobby Hero! Jim gives and give and just when you think he can’t give any more, he does! Jim has kindly agreed to do pro bono consulting for us to make sure all our NYPD info is accurate AND he’s agreed to do a few after-show talkbacks with the audience for us. We are very grateful to have Jim as a member of our team!nnJim was in the police academy from July 1983 to December 1983 at the age of 20 years old. After the academy, Jim went to training unit for 6 months before he was assigned to the Midtown North Precinct located on 54th street. Jim stayed at Midtown North from 1984 until 2003, when he left the Police Department to pursue his dream of being an actor. While with the NYPD Jim was a uniformed officer who worked midnights, he was in a plainclothes burglary unit, then a pickpocket unit before moving upstairs to the Detective Squad. Jim was promoted to Detective third grade in 1993 and again in 2000 he promoted to Detective second grade before retiring in the spring of 2003. Jim is currently a New York based professional actor and a member of AEA, SAG and AFTRA. In addition to his work in the theatre, Jim has been fortunate enough to do principal work in both film and television. In 2011 he began studying at T. Schreiber Studios by taking the “Six Week Winter Conservatory.” For a list of his Credits and Contact Info go to http://www.imdb.me/jamesheaphy

What Balm and Jerusalem have in Common

Did you know…nnBalm in Gilead was first runner up in Back Stage’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards “Favorite Stage Performance.”nnAnd what’s even more amazing….nnThe winner we lost to was Mark Rylance in Jerusalem! (click here to read more about the award)nnT. Schreiber’s Producing Director, Barb Kielhofer, said of the honor, “If you have to lose an award to anyone, you hope it’s Mark Rylance. We are unbelievably blessed to be mentioned in the same breath as Mr. Rylance. And in my humble option I completely agree that Balm deserves to be in that category. We strive to create theatre the rivals even the best Broadway play and I feel that Balm succeeded in that endeavor.”nnIf you loved Balm or you missed the chance to see it make sure to check out Balm director Peter Jensen’s next show Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan. For reservations call 212.352.3101 or visit our website. n

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Lobby Hero of the Week

We at T. Schreiber are so very excited for our FIRST show of the 2011-2012 Season, Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan. In preparation for the play Time Out New York hailed “a masterpiece,” we will be giving weekly shout-outs to our Lobby Heroes who allow us to do what we do and who make our lives that much easier.

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Our Second Lobby Hero of the week is Joanna Gurin!

nJoanna Gurin first came to Schreiber in 2010 and quickly became an integral part of the TSS team. Joanna is our Enrollment Administrator. Joanna  graduated from Bard College with a dual degree in Playwriting and Human Rights. She received the Robert Rockman Prize for Excellence in Theatre and Literature for her play Ballad of a Comeback Kid. Her follow-up play, I’ll Be Your Mirror, was produced as part of the Annual Playwrights Festival at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Prior to her work at T. Schreiber, Joanna led created and implemented life skills programs in Johannesburg, South Africa, assisted homeless adults with GED equivalency tests in San Francisco, and ran art therapy sessions for special needs students of all ages. She has also worked closely with “The 52nd Street Project” in New York City, an organization dedicated to helping students in Hell’s Kitchen become playwrights and theater ingénues.nnJoanna is sort of the Jeff of our office in the sense that she is the first person our students and visitor see and she is always there to lend a helping hand (or ear) whenever needed! She is indeed an hero to all of us in the office.n

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When I asked Joanna to give me a quote about working at TSS she said, “I was lucky to start working at T. Schreiber at during Balm in Gilead, and was so blown away by the level of talent and dedication. It’s great to spend my days at a place where I believe in the work and the community behind it.”

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Click HERE to get your ticket to see the show.nLobby Hero performances begin October 13th!

“Brilliant, Inspiring, Challenging”

“Brilliant, Inspiring, Challenging. A definite must. John Swain is one of the most exceptional teachers I’ve ever studied under”- Commercial Acting Student, Summer 2011

Limited Space Available

The Art & Science of Commercial Acting John Howard Swain 

Wednesdays  2:00-5:00pmnSept 14th-Oct 19th, 2011

This six-session workshop provides each student, whether new to the business or a seasoned actor, with a set of skills that takes the guesswork out of the commercial audition process. For more information, fees, or to set up an interview call 212-741-0209

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