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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

City Park Players

Familiar faces take on new positions.

When you visit City Park Players in 2007, you will visit two smiling faces-familiar faces-faces you have seen before. These are the faces of two friends, friends of the community and friends of the theatre.

These smiling friends are Terri Febuary, Managing Director of City Park Players, Central LA Community Theatre and Assistant Managing Director, Diane Falcone.

Terri and Diane have a long history with City Park Players as actresses, crew members, front of house volunteering, and years of on-the-job-training.

Terri has been associated with the Community Theatre since the end of 1996. In 2000, she began working as Box office Manager with then Managing Director, Wanda Schenk.

In August of 2003, Terri took up another passion, playwriting. She has written a number of plays. Four of her short plays were performed during the annual summer New Plays Festivals produced by Spectral Sisters Productions, Inc.(SSP) She is a regular attendee of the annual playwriting workshops offered by SSP. Recently, Terri participated as a panelist for the SWTFA (Southwestern Theatre & Film Association) workshop lead by Tammy Killian.

Terri wrote and produced "Village on the Red- an embellished historical play", which premiered in April 2006. Village on the Red was written to celebrate the bicentennial of Alexandria, LA. February 8-11, 2007, the play will be performed at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. It will be open to the public and free of charge.

Mrs. Febuary has been on stage with CPP in "Barefoot in the Park", "The Wedding Band", "The Cemetery Club", "Odd Couple-the Female version." and others. At Theatre Louisiana College, she played the role of "Mattie" in a staged reading of, "Walking Across Egypt". She was also involved with the Spectral Sisters 10 Minute Play Festivals as an actress and as director.

She is a member of the Dramatist's Guild of America, the International Center for Women Playwrights (ICWP), where she is a member of the Granting Committee and a new contributor for the Christian Women's Leadership Magazine, "The Wall". Locally, she is a member of the Garden District Association; she is on the Board of Directors for Spectral Sisters Productions, and a member of Grace Church.

In 2005, Terri returned as part-time office personnel at City Park Players. She also worked part-time with the Arts Council as Assistant House Manger and Assistant Box Office Manager for the many and varied productions and functions at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center.

She has three grown children, one grandchild and owns "Pro-draft" with husband Richard, with whom she has been married 35 years.

Diane Falcone has been performing and directing for a number of years. She attended Lee Strasborg Institute of Acting in New York City. Not long after she moved to Alexandria with her husband, Pete Falcone, her enthusiastic involvement with City Park Players brought her talent to every aspect of play production.

Her acting credits with City Park Players are extensive. Some of the plays, Much Ado About Nothing, Grease, Glass Menagerie, Little Shop of Horrors, A Christmas Carol, Cemetery Club and Moon Over Buffalo are a few of the many and varied shows the community has seen her perform on the Bringhurst stage. She performed a number of plays with LSUA's Empty Space Players and was double cast in the premiere production of, Village on the Red, in April of 2006.

Between 1996 and 1998, Diane taught as the Drama Director for Grace Christian School. While there, she directed, Meet Me in St. Louis and Pride and Prejudice. In 2000, she directed, Talking With... an "Extra Show" for CPP. She also directed Byron Marshall's short play, Third Class Rail, for Spectral Sister's Productions the summer of 2005. Recently, Family Playhouse commissioned Diane to direct the 2007 spring musical, Oliver.

Her involvement with Grace Church has given her opportunity to share her abilities. She was responsible for organizing and producing a two day women's seminar.

Besides the duties of Assistant Managing Director, Diane tutors acting to young people, assists her husband in his catering business, Falcone's Table, and continues to raise the youngest of their five children.

The City Park Players 2007 Season Membership Brochure is available today. Call or email your contact information to receive the brochure.

Phone #: 318-442-1800

Fax#: 318-442-1876

email#: cparkplayers@bellsouth.net

Or go to our website at: www.cityparkplayers.org

Our blog: http://cpptheatre.blogspot.com

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