The Cast and Crew of The Vagina Monologues

WORDS FROM SHAWN…

 I just want to say ‘thank you’ first and foremost to God for His many blessings and faithfulness.  I also thank everyone who’s supported me either as cast, crew, patron or friend over these last few years.  Arthur Ashe once said, “Success is a journey not a destination.  The doing is usually more important than the outcome.” As spring approaches and we proceed with our projects/productions I want everyone to be encouraged to know that as long as you give your best, you can’t help but be blessed!  Let’s continue  to support and believe in each other’s dreams.

Keep Drama in Your Life,

Shawn P.

Actress of the Season…Niseiki McFerren

Niseiki aspires to use her gifts and talents to pursue a career within her ministry that will influence, educate and entertain people of all ages with powerful, positive, soul-stirring messages that uplift spirits, convict hearts and challenge others to be a blessing to someone else…

Niseiki has performed in Eleven stage-plays since 2005 when her acting career began. She maintains an optimistic attitude and views every test as a testimony to encourage herself and others. She has enticed audiences with her acting, singing and entertaining in many venues in the metro-Detroit area and beyond including 1515 Broadway, International institute, Hastings St. theatre, the Charles H. Wright Museum and countless churches and centers.  She has also been affiliated with some of the most creative and ethical production and entertainment teams in Detroit such as, 4theatresake productions, ShawnP Entertainment, Necwerk productionsLLC, and several others.

Niseiki is “Puttin’ in Work onstage!” Be sure to catch her as she stars in the encore presentation of CHATLINE, a hilarious comedy stage play, March 26th at the Wayne State theatre and the ever-popular comedy stage play, Church Folks! May 7that Kedesh Church. She is determined to gain new opportunities that can enhance her abilities as an actress to further her career.  Niseiki can be reached at sheka97@yahoo.com.

Actor of the Season…Sean Rodriguez

 Born in Detroit Michigan, Sean Rodriguez graduated from U of D Jesuit HS, and studied theater at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus where he was able to study under Larry Sacharow, Marian Seldes, and Edward Albee. At Fordham, he found an affinity for the work of psychologist Carl Jung, and theatre practitioners Augusto Boal and Jerzy Grotowski.

Upon returning to Detroit he made his Detroit acting debut in Neil Labute’s tense racial drama THIS IS HOW IT GOES at the Zeitgeist theatre. This also began his controversial career as a producer. He was next seen in Ann Arbor in the role of Wendal in AACT’s production of BEFORE IT HITS HOME by Ceryl L. West. Sean was also featured in the gospel plays UNEQUALLY YOKED and CHURCH GIRL.

 Wanting to give something back to the community, Sean and a group of like-minded artists founded 4TheatrSake, an actors’ collective dedicated to the transformative power of theatre–as a social, political, emotional, and humanistic force. So far, 4TheatrSake has produced classic plays such as MACBETH, Suzan Lori-Park’s IN THE BLOOD, and George C. Wolfe’s THE COLORED MUSEUM. Above all, Sean is committed to a life in theatre as a means of participating in the artistic dialog that is so vital to the health of any society, and especially ours. 

Find Sean on-stage this month as Lymon in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson at Ann Arbor’s Performance Network Theatre March 3-April 3. Also Sean will be dancing with a project at the Michigan Arts League called Jo! Africa to America – A Dance Odyssey. There will be a free community performance with refreshments Saturday March 5 @2pm.

For more information on Sean, 4TheatrSake and upcoming performances please log on to:www.drama4change.com

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COMMENTS…
Hey Shawn keep up the good work , for those that don’t know you been doing newsletters since back in the day when you was on the air at WDTR 90.9fm I still got one of the newsletters.
– Keith Butts of DJs at Large

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