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November 3, 2010

Center Stage presents acting class taught by Rain Pryor

If you've been bitten by the theater bug, or maybe just looking to get bitten, Center Stage may have just the thing: "Mindful Acting with Rain Pryor: An introduction into the Art of Performance."

The Baltimore-based Pryor, daughter of the late comedian Richard Pryor, will teach a weekly class covering such topics as monologues, characterization and scene study.

She is the author of a bittersweet memoir, "Jokes My Father Never Taught Me," and a seasoned performer whose comedy and cabaret shows have enjoyed considerable popularity. 

The class meets Monday nights (7-9 p.m.), starting on Nov. 8, and goes through Dec. 13. The fee is $200.

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About Tim Smith
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

I joined the Baltimore Sun as classical music critic in 2000 and, in 2009, also became theater critic, giving me the opportunity to annoy a whole new audience. In 2010, my original Clef Notes blog expanded to encompass a theatrical component -- how could I resist calling it Drama Queens? I hope you'll find both sides of this blog coin worth exploring and reacting to; your own comments are always welcome and valued (well, most of them, at least).

Think of this as your open-all-hours, cyber green room, where there's always a performer or performance to discuss, some news to digest, or maybe just a little good gossip to share.
Note: Tim Smith now writes about the fine arts at baltimoresun.com/artsmash. This blog will be kept in place as an archive for an indefinite period. Please visit the new location to get the latest Mid-Atlantic arts coverage.
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