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We tell stories and we play roles, each of us, daily. What if one chooses to do so as a profession?

CreativeRush presents PLAY PRETEND a 1st TUE Talk
Featuring Panelists: David Stone, Shaun-Michael Morse, & Delno Ebie

SEPT 06 |  Roxy's Downtown | $5
Co-Organizer: John Hammer | Moderator: Torin Andersen
Food Artisan: Fork & Fennel
Poster Desgin: Rebekah Lewis

Storytellers fashion and strive to manifest a new way we see the world, sharing a story that haunts, bringing laughter to the every day, or even shedding light onto something tragic so it might actually be able to be gazed upon without perishing. They search for the elusive nuance that will change a thing well known; a slight shift in perspective that has the power to open up a whole new world of understanding to something previously thought well known. New life can be given to a story when expressed with a fresh and authentic perspective.

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David Stone began his creative career as an actor in New York and then segued into writing, producing, and directing commercials and industrials in Philadelphia. He has more than 300 credits to his name, including clients like Campbell Soup, Pepperidge Farm, Black & Decker, CIGNA, and Scandinavian Airlines. He's worked with actors like Jimmy Stewart, E.G. Marshall, comedians like Ron White and musicians like Peter Allen. In 2014 he returned to the stage as Crumpet the Elf inDavid Sedaris' SANTALAND DIARIES at Roxy's. David is a proud graduate of the Welsbacher School of Theatre at Wichita State. He and his wife Marni split their time between Wichita and West Palm Beach, Florida.

Shaun-Michael Morse (Ebeneezer Scrooge) is a multi-talented artist whose credits include all aspects of theater and music, including work as a performer, director, designer, composer and musical director. As a director, he has staged productions that include Swellegant Elegance - The Music of Cole Porter with special guest Harvey Fierstein (San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus), Parallel Lives—The Kathy and Mo Show, Little Shop of Horrors, and numerous concerts in the Words and Music series (Stage One). As an actor, he has appeared in numerous regional and stock productions in both his hometown of Wichita, Kansas and the San Francisco Bay Area where he lived for eleven years. He is the personal recipient of nine local-area Mary Jane Teall Theatre awards. Mr. Morse holds a Theatre degree from Wichita State University where he served as adjunct faculty for several years. Currently, he is the Director of Music at Table of Hope Metropolitan Community Church and a second-year seminarian at Chicago Theological Seminary.

Delno Ebie is a classically trained actor playing numerous roles from Shakespeare and Moliere to Henrik Ibsen and Arthur Miller! He has appeared in many feature-length and independent films from Disney to National Geographic, the Civil War to modern times. Films like "The Haunted Mansion", "Deadly Obsession", and "Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories" to Television in "Situation Critical: Apollo 13", "ER" and "The District". He also helped produce and host a documentary of the 35th annual Wichita River Festival that aired on PBS. Ebie has appeared in the feature film "Wichita" and the short film "Violet" which toured 27 film festivals, garnered 27 nominations and won 12 awards including the Best Actor award at the Gallup Film Festival in New Mexico. Currently, he is acting in a web series called "Loose Ends"; completed filming the feature films "The Sand Dune" and "The Brutal 9"; prepping several indie projects including co-writing a feature film and 2 pilots; teaching an on-camera acting and have several students pursuing a professional acting career on both coasts.

Earlier Event: September 3
Later Event: September 9