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New York Casting Director, Marishka S. Phillips, Coming To Houston To Scout For New Talent

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016

HOUSTON, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Marishka S. Phillips, Broadway actress, accomplished director and official New York casting director, is coming to Houston to host a two-day theatrical preparatory master class on September 24-25, 2016 presented by Greta Williams of The Williams Group.

Phillips will be joined by fellow working actors Shelton Jolivette, best known for his role in the television series American Crime; Kedrick Brown, Houston-based actor on Oprah Winfrey's new series, Greenleaf; Amelia Jeffries, whose body of work includes fifteen independent films and several television productions, including The Leftovers on HBO; and Tamar Davis, GRAMMY®-nominated singer, songwriter and actress who gained notoriety singing with Prince and recently appearing on NBC's The Voice, Season X.  Tamar has also toured extensively with Tyler Perry performing in his stage plays. Tamar is a graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston.

The event will be held on September 24-25, 2016 at Barnevelder Performing Arts Center (The Barn), 2201 Preston Street, Houston, Texas 77003. Early bird registration is $99 through September 16 and the regular price of $149 will go in effect on September 17. The event is open to actors, aspiring actors and those hoping to be discovered, ages 16 and up.

Phillips is currently casting for a feature film, so she is hoping to discover some of Houston's best and brightest acting talent during the workshop. Actors are encouraged to bring their resumes, headshots and monologues.

As an actress, singer and dancer, Phillips is a bona fide triple threat and has performed and toured with Sean P. Diddy Combs, Christian Castro and CeCe Winans, to name a few. As an acting coach, Phillips founded the Marishka Phillips Theatrical Preparatory in 2011 and has coached and trained some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Kerry Washington, Terri Vaughn, Rafael Sadiiq, Tasha Smith, Deborah Cox and Elizabeth Rohm.

Greta Williams of The Williams Group is presenting the event. Williams, who has been a Houston-area Realtor® for more than sixteen years, also has a love for the arts. Williams was trained at the prestigious Juilliard School, receiving a master's degree in vocal performance.  Williams also taught at The Boys Choir of Harlem and was the performance manager in the Pre-College Division at The Juilliard School.

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