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Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Acting Workshop - Saturdays from 2-4pm

Saturday, November 14, 2009 through
February, February 6, 2010
Time: 2pm-4pm
Fee: (10 Sessions - $250) Installment plans available.

12 Debrosses Street, 1st Floor, Studio 6, NYC.
Between Hudson Street & Greenwich Street.

Trains: #1 to Canal Street. Walk 1 block west to Hudson Street and 1 block south of Canal Street. Or take the A, C, or E train to Canal Street and walk 2 blocks west to Hudson Street and 1 block South of Canal Street.

The Acting Workshop will be conducted by Van Dirk Fisher, the founder and artistic director of the Riant Theatre.

Students will learn the fundamentals on how to approach working on a scene, building a character, monologues and cold readings for auditions. To register call 646-623-3488 or email us at

Musical Theatre Workshop - Thursdays 7-10pm

Students are taught by theatre professionals and will learn Broadway, Gospel and Classical style songs, do vocal and acting exercises and learn how to create a character in a musical. Wear something comfortable to participate in this workshop. The Workshop will be conducted by Tony Harris, musical director and Van Dirk Fisher, founder and artistic director of the Riant Theatre.

Thursdays from 7-10pm through February 4, 2010.
Fee: (10 Sessions - $375) Installment plans available.
At 440 Studios,
440 Lafayette Street, 4th floor, Studio 4G, NYC. Between Astor Place and East 4th Street. Trains: #6 to Astor Place or the R Train to 8th Street.

To register call 646-623-3488 or email us at

Submissions for the Winter Strawberry One-Act Festival 2010


The 17th Annual Strawberry One-Act Festival will be at the American Theatre for Actors, 314 West 54th Street, NYC, from February 8th - February 21, 2010. The winner of the BEST PLAY receives $1,500 and a development deal to have a full length play produced by the Riant Theatre. Awards also presented to the BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR and BEST ACTRESS.
To obtain an application go to

Founder & Artistic Director Van Dirk Fisher to receive an AUDELCO Award on Monday, November 16th

Van Dirk Fisher will be honored at the 37th Annual Vivian Robinson/Recognition Awards "The VIV" with the Special Achievement Award for the Outstanding work he has done at the Riant on Monday, November 16th at Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, Inc., at the Marian Anderson Theatre, 133rd Street and Convent Avenue, NYC.

VIP Gala Reception 6:00 p.m.

Ceremony Awards and Honors 7:30 p.m.

Honorary Co-Chairs: Starletta DuPois & Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Co-Hosts: Kim Brockington & Ted Lange

For Ticket info call:
AUDELCO 212.368.6906 / email:
HarlemStage Box Office: 212.281.9240

$125.00 VIP Reception/Orchestra seats
$75.00 General/Mid Orchestra seats
$40.00 Balcony/Mezzanine seats