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March 30, 2005
CONTACT: John Wooten
Premiere Stages

Three-time Emmy-Award Winner Kim Zimmer
and Director A.C. Weary to visit Kean University

UNION, N.J. ––Kean University’s Premiere Artists series continues with a visit from the star of Guiding Light, three-time Emmy-Award winner Kim Zimmer and her husband, renowned director A.C. Weary on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre. Premiere Artists is an offshoot of Premiere Stages, the professional Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) theatre program at Kean University. Premiere Artists features high-profile artists as they visit the Kean University campus to participate in one-day residencies. In the afternoon, artists teach a master class to Kean University performance majors; in the evening the artists participate in one-hour interview/question-and-answer sessions in the Wilkins Theatre. The master class is limited to Kean University performance majors, but the evening event is open to the public.

Zimmer and Weary will work with students from the Media & Film and Theatre departments in a two-hour intensive Acting for Television master class, using actual scripts from Guiding Light in Kean University’s television studio. Following the master class, at 7 p.m., Zimmer and Weary will take questions from the audience and discuss their careers in television, stage, and film. Daniel Higgins, executive director of University Relations at Kean, will moderate the question-and-answer portion of the evening. The event will be followed up with a visit by the participating students to the set of Guiding Light in mid-April. Students will tour the set, meet with additional representatives from the show, and watch an actual taping of a Guiding Light episode.

Tickets for the question-and-answer session are $10. Wilkins Theatre is located on the University’s main campus at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J. To reserve tickets, please call the Wilkins Theatre Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469).