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PMTI Takes Broadway by storm! The students had an amazing time. We took a class trip to see 'The Mountaintop' by Katori Hall starring Samuel L. Jackson & Angela Bassett.

 But little did they know, I had a few surprises for them before the night was over.
Angela Bassett (center) surprised the PMTI students by inviting them to a private meet & greet after the show in her dressing room!

I think all the smiles in the room tell the story! Boy, were they shocked!
Angela is very silly. A very talented and special woman. Beautiful spirit and stunningly beautiful. She looks like the youngest person in the room!

Thanks for taking out the time to connect with PMTI, Angela! Til next time! —
We know how to have fun too!
PMTI students acting silly outside of the 'The Mountaintop' by Katori Hall playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. 

Special thanks to Bryan Terrell Clark for helping to make PMTI students Broadway experience memorable!
Thanks Bryan for hanging out with PMTI and giving some invaluable business advice to the students.

We look forward to seeing come to visit PMTI in January 2011 as a guest teaching artist & speaker.
PMTI Alum Gerard Joseph (center) in 'Roost'.
PMTI Alum Mle Chester in 'Roost'.
PMTI Directing Alum Malika Oyetimein (Left) giving direction to Acting alums Mle Chester (Center) & Gerard Joseph (Right).
PMTI Alum Keith Wallace in 'Hairspray'.
PMTI Alum Shalonda Johnson in 'Bee-Luther-Hatchee".
Gerard Joseph in rehearsal.
PMTI Alums Keith Wallace & Cherie Jazmyn doing scene work.
PMTI Monet Robinson doing scene work.
PMTI Founder Lee Edward Colston II giving instruction to actors Monet Robinson (L) & Richard Bradford (R).
PMTI Alums Eric Hotle (L) & Cherie Jazmyn (R) receiving notes on scene work.
Eric Holte & Cherie Jazmyn doing some intense scene work.
Cherie Jazymn & Eric Hotle doing scene work.
Cherie Jazmyn in the moment.
Classwork with Monet Robinson & Richard Bradford.
Classwork.
PMTI Founder Lee Edward Colston II  as 'Harpo' in the Broadway National Tour of 'The Color Purple'.
PMTI founder Lee Edward Colston II (right) in 11th Hour Theater Company's production 'Avenue X' opposite Tony Award Nominee Forrest McClendon (center).
Harpo (Lee Edward Colston II) & Sofia (Pam Trotter) sing 'Any Little Thing' in the Broadway National Tour of Alice Walker's classic, 'The Color Purple'.
PMTI Acting Alum Dax Richardson.
PMTI Acting Alum Alisa Murray in 'The Gentle Cycle of Dirty Laundry".
PMTI Acting Alum Ashley Adams in August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'.
PMTI Acting Alum Ashley Adams in August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'.
Click on a photo below to enlarge and see PTAI students &  alumni in action!