The Diva

Anita Sorel is "The Diva". She has been teaching theater for over 40 years. Her former students include well known greats Don Johnson and Mandy Patinkin. She has performed on stage with George C. Scott, John Carradine, Charlie Chaplin jr., Alan Fletcher, Ted Bessell, Stuart Vaughn, and many more. She has been involved in all phases of production including playwriting, acting, set design, costumes, choreography, music and dance, and improvisation.

Last year, Anita was sent to England to become "I. B. Certified" and is subsequently teaching the international bachelorette theater program in Kenya. Her current production is "Grease" with music score edit by composer Mark York, courtesy of the Baldwin Theatre.

If you are a teen who would like to get involved with the Baldwin Theatre, go to their website Baldwin Theatre and contact them directly.

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America for Youth Foundation and the Baldwin Theatre unite to offer a unique thespian experience for teens.

The Baldwin experience will bring the arts to all participants by melding professional actors with teens in Broadway style productions. Baldwin Theatre provides the opportunity for teens to work side by side with professional actors and receive training for the stage.

The Baldwin Theatre is a registered not-for-profit organization established in 1985 to fill a gap we felt existed in the theatre of New York City. Hundreds of theatres existed for specific purposes – to find new material, provide work for actors, supply venues for repertory companies – but few were considering the dedicated youth, tomorrow’s creators. The Baldwin Theatre does.

Baldwin Theatre mounts new works by new playwrights. Working in conjunction with the professional season is The Youth Program - a free program of classes and technical training for selected high school students.

During its four year tenure, the theatre has produced eight plays including Nunsense, Life on The Third Rail, and Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Musical; worked with directors Tony Tanner and Mark York; and enjoyed the work of Ernestine Jackson, Len Cariou, and Danny Goggin.

The apprentice program has had the support of the Board of Education, Materials for The Arts, and Bell Telephone. These contributions meant any student within the five boroughs could audition and receive academic credit at their school. Over 250 students auditioned the first year, and 32 are selected each year based on their perceived talent and dedication to the theatre. The program provides Saturday workshops in Acting, Voice, Dance, and Speech as well as training in all aspects of theatre production: backstage, publicity, house, and box office assignments during the season. The season ends with the annual apprentice show, an outstanding original musical.

This year we shall be working with students in Nairobi, Kenya. We shall keep you posted on our progress, so keep checking our website.

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