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Darton College Theatre To Host Hometown Talent and Premiere Table Read of Screenplay

March 09, 2012

Dréa Lewis, an Atlanta-based actor, producer, and screenwriter will be on the Darton College campus March 15 and 16.

Ms. Lewis will offer a Master Class on Screenwriting sponsored by the English Honor Society, Sigma Kappa Delta, on Thursday, March 15, at 11 a.m. in the Darton College Theatre. No reservations are required.

The theatre program will present a reading of her new screenplay From Ophelia to Omega, on Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. in the theatre (reservations required). The “table read” will be streamed live online and is free and open to the public, with a reception will follow.

Lewis, an ambitious scholar from Albany, earned a bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, and Culture (Media Options) from Georgia Institute of Technology. She went on to complete post-graduate work with award- winning director Mike Nichols in New York. It was Nichols who enabled her to work at Paramount Studios, develop a connection to Tom Hanks, and become eligible to join Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity Association, and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Before she earned her master’s degree in acting, she authored The Mathematics of Acting © 2007 with the influence of Mr. Hanks. Lewis actively serves her community. She is the founder of G.I.F.T.E.D. (God’s Influence Flowing Through Every Disciple) that organizes yearly concerts with proceeds donated to charities. She is a founding member and board president of the GT Entertainment Network, an affinity group of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association.

Lewis is the owner of Dream of Dréa Productions, which serves to accentuate cultural awareness in the production of feature films and theatrical events. She is contracted toproduce the feature film Family Pictures, a supernatural thriller, with Why Not Films, LLC. Lewis co-wrote From Ophelia to Omega with her mother, Albany resident Vallerie Lewis.

Reservations for the reading are available online at: http://www.dreamofdrea.com/

For more information, contact Deborah Liss-Green, instructor of theatre, at (229) 317-6875 or e-mail deborah.lissgreen@darton.edu.

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