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“It must be borne in mind that the tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream…”
-Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”
-Leon J. Suenes

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Contact Person: Martina Williams, Director
Phone: 318-525-0740 / 318-584-1610
Email: tpaarts318@aol.com
Website: www.tpaarts.org

Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport (TPA)

Yazzy Musical Theater Workshop
led by Xerron Mingo

Mark your calendars for Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport’s first event for 2024, as we host our Yazzy musical theater workshop on Saturday, January 13, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, at Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy. This event is open to students, ages 7 – 24 who enjoy singing, dancing, and acting, and are interested in joining our Yazzy program. This workshop will be led by Xerron X. Mingo, Education Director at New Stage Theatre in Jackson, MS.

Mr. Mingo was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University. Mingo resided in New York City where he worked as a health and safety manager for productions on Apple TV and HGTV. He also worked as a testing secretary and production coordinator for television shows with Lionsgate and Apple Music reviews. For the past 10 summers, Mingo has worked at Raquette Lake Camps teaching musical theater to students from across the world. He recently made a return to the stage and served as choreographer while playing the role of Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol at New Stage Theatre in 2021. More recently, Mingo played the role of Gabriel in Fences. He has worked professionally at a plethora of regional theaters in a handful of states. Xerron Mingo continues to live in the light and could not be more blessed to do so as he embarks on his journey as Education Director at New Stage Theatre.

This event is free for interested students in Caddo, Bossier, and Desoto Parish as well as all charter/private schools. We welcome new members to help with productions, both on stage and behind the scenes. If you have any questions or need additional information, contact our office at 318-525-0740 or 318-584-1610.