GLOBAL ARTS INITIATIVE PROJECTS
GAIN has partnered with the Hudson Guild Summer Camp
, a free camp for children (K-8th grade) in Chelsea.
Working in their established drama program, KidProv, GAIN has provided guest artists from
STEPS ON BROADWAY
, theater, and Broadway's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
Each artist spoke with the campers, ages 11-14, about their artistic experiences and worked with the campers on performance
technique through improvisational games. The program culminates in a performance on Thursday, August 18.
2011 Participating artists include:
Jeremy appeared on Broadway as Eugene Williams/Little George in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, and as
Young Simba in Disney's THE LION KING (also the National and Asian tours). NY & Regional Credits:
LOST IN THE STARS (Encore Series, City Center), THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Vineyard Theater & Guthrie Theater). Film/television:
"The Perfect Holiday", And Then Came Love, "All My Children." National commercials.
Forrest is a 2011 TONY AWARD NOMINEE for his performance as Mr. Tambo in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, which was his
Broadway debut and a role he first created at the Vineyard and Guthrie theaters. Other New York credits include Ethereal
in Howard B. Simon's JAMES BALDWIN: A SOUL ON FIRE (New Federal Theatre) and the title role in Lonnie Carter's LEMUEL (La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club).
Regional roles include The Foundling Father in Suzan-Lori Parks' THE AMERICA PLAY (Zachary Scott Theatre, 2000 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
in a Play); Street Singer in THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Wilma Theater, 1998 Barrymore Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical. Forrest has
appeared at many Philadelphia area theaters in diverse plays from Shakespeare to Soyinka, and he received the 2009 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Supporting
Actor in a Musical as Roscoe in AVENUE X at the 11th Hour Theatre Company. He has enjoyed working on new plays at New Dramatists and PlayPenn including: THE
LOST BOYS OF SUDAN by Lonnie Carter; THE OVERWHELMING by J. T. Rogers; DAY OF THE PICNIC by Russell Davis. Forrest is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor
in the Ira Brind School of Theater at the University of the Arts and an Artist-in-Residence in the Boyer College of Music at Temple University. Forrest is a
graduate of the University of Connecticut.
This fall, Paul will be seen in the upcoming Lincoln Center Theater Production of BLOOD AND GIFTS directed by Bartlett Sher.
Other credits include Broadway: IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY; Partial NY Theater: SHOCKHEADED PETER, SUCH THINGS ONLY
HAPPEN IN BOOKS (Keen Company), LEAVING QUEENS (Women's Project/Portland Stage), THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY (Red Bull Theater), THE SEAGULL (
Second Stage), THE AMERICAN CLOCK (Signature Theater Company), COORIOLANUS (TFNA/BAM). Paul has performed regionally at the Actors Theatre of Louisville,
Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Huntington Theatre Co., Arena Stage, Yale Rep to
name a few. Film & TV: "As the World Turns", "Burn Notice", "Gossip Girl", "One Life to Live".
Karine received a TONY Award, Astaire Award and Drama League Award nominations for her role in COME FLY AWAY on Broadway. She
recently played Kate at the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas in SINATRA COME DANCE WITH ME. She was raised in Cameroon and received her
ballet training in West Africa. As a teenager, she studied at the Rosella Hightower Dance Center in the south of France. At 16,
Karine saw the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform in Paris and the experience set the course for her professional life.
After receiving a scholarship to study at the Alvin Ailey American Center in NYC, she danced as a soloist with the Ailey company
for seven years. Other Broadway shows: MOVIN' OUT (Brenda/Jessica); THE LION KING (The Cheetah/Lioness); SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
(Shirley Charles). Television: "Sex and the City", "Starved", guest star on "So You Think You Can Dance". Film: Frida (Josephine Baker),
Stay, Chicago, and Julie Taymor's Across the Universe. Commercials: EBay, American Express, Visa, Subway, LensCrafters, McDonalds.
Concert/Cabaret: La Voix (one-woman show based on J. Cocteau's " La Voix Humaine" directed by John Selya); cabaret act portraying
Josephine Baker at The Museum of the City of NY; Carnegie Hall tribute to Frank Sinatra.