‘Tuna’ Star to Offer Acting Workshop to Texas Tech Theater Students

Media advisory for upcoming event.

WHAT:Workshop with actor, playwright and Texas Tech alumnus, Jaston Williams WHEN:           2-5 p.m. Friday (Feb. 13) WHERE:         Texas Tech University Dance Studio, Sports Studies Center, 18th Street east of Boston Avenue EVENT:          Jaston Williams, a Crosbyton native, co-author and co-star of the "Tuna" Trilogy and Texas Tech alumnus, will present a three-hour acting workshop for Texas Tech students. The event is presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance. During the workshop, Williams will watch short monologues and two- and three-person scenes by students and faculty while giving advice on how to work comedy effectively while performing. Also, he will discuss his processes and techniques for acting using video from performances and rehearsals. He has received Washington D.C.'s Helen Hayes Award nominations for "A Tuna Christmas" and "Red, White and Tuna," as well as the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Award for "Greater Tuna." Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: JimBush, assistant professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, Texas Tech University, (806) 786-4138, or james.bush@ttu.edu.

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