• Yazzy Workshops
  • Yazzy Workshops
  • Yazzy Workshops

Yazzy Workshops

“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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Press Release

Contact Person: Gloria C. Gipson, Executive Director
or Martina Williams, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 318-525-0740 / 318-621-8914 (2nd Line & Fax)
Email: tpaarts318@aol.com
Website: www.tpaarts.org

Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport presents a virtual
Meet NYC Artists

Cordara Newson
Cordara Newson is a Shreveport, Louisiana native currently residing in New York City. He graduated from Southern Arkansas University with his bachelors and masters degrees. As a student he participated in several productions including The Fantasticks, The Six Who Where There, Twelfth Night, and Lucky Stiff. At SAU, Mr. Newson was inducted into Alpha Psi Omega for his outstanding contribution to the Theater Department. Other acting credits include: Ragtime (Booker T. Washington - 2014 Audience Choice Award, Favorite Featured Male), A Christmas Story the Musical, Tarzan the Musical, Bonnie & Clyde (The Preacher - 2015 Audience Choice Award, Favorite Featured Male), Shrek the Musical, Godspell, Grease, The Colored Museum, Crowns, Sister Act and most recently he made his Off Broadway debut in Heist! A New Musical. Jeremiah 29:11 @lankstonhughes

Alicia Thomas
Alicia Thomas is a Detroit native and currently calls NYC her home. During the pandemic she has been tapping into creating for herself and falling in love again with her craft!! Her most recent work during the pandemic is directing MOTHER-LESS-THEY SAY "TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS"… BUT THE SCAR WILL ALWAYS BE THERE and a few readings with American Stage and friends. Select Regional Thea-tre: DREAMGIRLS (Mill Mountain Theatre), A LOIN IN WINTER and CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY (freeFall Theatre), MARVIN GAYE: PRINCE OF SOUL (Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe), THE PRODUCERS (American Stage), A RAISIN IN THE SUN (The Barn) Off Broadway: HEIST! National Tour: JUNIE B. JONES. New York credits: Prospect Theatre Company, The Directors Company, Project Shaw, Corkscrew Fes-tival, RAISIN (Astoria Performing Arts Center). Alicia received her acting degree at Bradley University. Many thanks to the beginning of her theatre journey with Mo-saic Youth Theatre of Detroit! www.itsmealicia.com

Sherman Sutton Jr.
Sherman Sutton Jr. Is a Proud Native of Memphis , TN. He holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Middle Tennessee State University. His Previous credits include Fighting Prawn, Grempkin and Sanchez in Peter And The Starcatcher, Whalin Joe/Ensemble in Memphis The Musical and Benny Coffin in RENT. IG:@_sutton_jr