Renowned Acting Coaches John Kirby and Walter Pridgen to Instruct Eastern Sky Theatre Company Acting Workshops

ENCINO, Calif. (April 13, 2009) – The widely popular and successful Acting Workshops of Eastern Sky Theatre Company return with guest instructors Walter Pridgen, (NBC's "Tracy Morgan Show", Disney Channel's "That's So Raven", and Will Smith’s “All of Us”) and John Kirby (Disney’s cast of “The Chronicles of Narnia”, and John Caviezel in “The Passion of the Christ”) on Saturday, April 19. The$50.00 all-day workshop will feature scene work, technique, and audition skills that can be immediately used in auditions and on set.

WHAT: Eastern Sky Theatre Company will host a series of acting workshops to provide the acting essentials for excelling in the entertainment industry. Throughout the day, individual classes will be held to give attendees a plan of attack for scripts and sides, keys to interpret scenes, and the necessary tools to audition with confidence in front of casting agents and directors.

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2009
• 10:30am – 11:00am How God Views Your Acting Gift – Pastor Trey Fernald
• 11:00am – 1:30pm Scene Work – Walter Pridgen or
Monologue Workshop – John Kirby
• 1:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch
• 2:30pm – 5:00pm Students switch coaches

WHERE: Morning Star Church,
11000 Ventura Blvd.
Studio, CA 91640
Parking located in the rear

MEDIA INFO: Contact: Toni Purry
Purry Communications Group

ABOUT WALTER PRIDGEN: Recognized as one of the top acting coaches in Hollywood, Walter Pridgen has worked as an on-set acting coach on the hit TV show ‘All of Us’ produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith on CW Network and coached on shows such as Disney Channel’s ‘That’s So Raven’ and NBC’s ‘Tracy Morgan Show.’ Recommended by many top talent agencies, managers, and casting agents, his students regularly work in film and television in projects like ‘Lincoln Heights’, ‘Hannah Montana’, ‘The Shield’, ‘Unfabulous’, ‘CSI Miami’, ‘The Santa Claus 3’, ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’, and ‘Ghost Whisperer’. He is a regular performing member of the Eastern Sky Theatre Company. For more information, visit

ABOUT EASTERN SKY THEATRE COMPANY: With dedicated Hollywood & Broadway talent on board, the Eastern Sky Theatre Company is on the cutting edge of theatre while simultaneously impacting audiences for Christ. Over the past 11 years, members of Eastern Sky have brilliantly executed the perfect balance of contemporary ministry with entertaining plays that captivate Los Angeles audiences. Our theatre company members have had the privilege of working with Broadway & Hollywood talent such as Terron Brooks (‘Hair Spray’; ‘The Lion King’), Robert Neary (‘Smokey Joes Café’ Music Revue; ‘Aida’); John Bentley (‘Without A Trace’), Lora Anderson (Radio City Music Hall Rockettes: 1996 – 2005), Natasha Neary (‘Smokey Joes Café’ Music Revue), and 14 time Star Search winner Martin Paulk. The company’s amazing line up of talent helps to make each production exciting, relatable & powerful. Eastern Sky is a tax exempt, nonprofit corporation that draws its income from ticket sales, grants, personal donations, corporate donations, & sponsorships. For more information, visit

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