Before Play: HANDS UP

Sun, Oct 10
The Woodruff Arts Center, Memorial Arts Building

Before Play: HANDS UP

October 10th 7:00pm - 7:20pm
Event Room, 2nd Floor

Before seeing HANDS UP on Oct. 10th join us for a special conversation with Directors Keith Arthur Bolden and Alexis K. Woodard of the Creative Team. They will share insights into the creation of the show. This is a free event, no RSVP required.

Keith Arthur Bolden

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Keith Arthur Bolden is a multi-talented artist who has been recently featured in some of the hottest shows on television. He has worked on both coasts, but calls Atlanta home. Keith Arthur is a professor of Theatre at the prestigious Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. He received his MFA in Acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, he cut his teeth in every major acting market in the US, including: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. He then set his sights on Atlanta, taking the city by storm and making major inroads with all of the notable casting directors in town. He is represented by Atlanta Models and Talent, but he is not hard to find...just turn on your TV... Keith is a husband and a father to 3 beautiful sons.

Alexis K. Woodard

Alexis K. Woodard is an Atlanta-based Director, proud Spelman College Alumna and current Spelman Leadership Fellow at the Alliance Theatre. Her Directing Credits include: Romeo + Juliet, Eurydice (Spelman College), Finished What We Started (Morehouse College), Hamlet (The Tiny Theatre Company), as well as assistant directing for the Suzi Award winning play, Hands of Color (Synchronicity Theatre), A Kids Play About Racism (Bay Area Children’s Theatre), and Associate Director for A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play, and Working (Alliance Theatre). Upcoming Credits include: Co-Director for Hands Up (Alliance Theatre), Director for Do You Love The Dark (Alliance Theatre), and Assistant Director for A Christmas Carol (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis). She has also worked backstage on several productions such as Holler If You Hear Me (True Colors Theatre) and Hospice + Pointing At The Moon (Alliance Theatre). Film Credits include: Hands Up Teasers (Co-Director) and When Morning Comes (Writer).

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