Photo Flash: Andre De Shields and More Celebrate 15 Years of Marcia Pendelton's Walk Tall Girl Productions
Marcia Pendelton, founder and president of Walk Tall Girl Productions, celebrated the 15th anniversary of her company on Monday, September 28, 2015. Pendelton and her friends from the performing arts, fashion and media joined forces to celebrate her company's work to bring diverse audiences to the arts, on Broadway and beyond. A TASTE OF MY WORLD: An Anniversary Celebration in Two Acts took place in the Herbert Cave Auditorium of the Harlem Hospital Center in Harlem, New York. Scroll down for photos from the event!
'TASTE OF MY WORLD' included performances by Classical Theatre of Harlem, Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn, Darius Crenshaw, Tony nominee André De Shields (The Wiz, The Full Monty), Eden Duncan-Smith (Fences, The Lion King), Marva Hicks (Motown The Musical), Ebony JoAnn (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre, Sounds of Praise of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Jamal Story (Motown the Musical, The Color Purple ), and Rema Webb (The Lion King, Violet, The Book of Mormon, The Color Purple).
WTGP Founder and President Marcia Pendelton was born and reared in Philadelphia and resides in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from St. Joseph's University (Philadelphia) and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Management from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the Harlem Arts Alliance and the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.
Founded in 2000, by Marcia Pendelton, Walk Tall Girl Productions is a boutique marketing, audience development and group sales agency dedicated to making the performing arts accessible to the widest possible audience, with a specific emphasis placed on the theater. The company specializes in reaching communities from the African diaspora. Current clients include The Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, The New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and Amazing Grace. Other clients have included Motown The Musical, Cat on A Hot Tin Roof with Terrence Howard, Fences with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, Fela!, Second Stage Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, The New Group, National Black Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Urban Bush Women Dance Company, American Museum of Natural History and many more. www.walktallgirlproductions.com
Photo Credit: Hubert Williams
Classical Theatre of Harlem
Fashion designer Brenda Brunsonbey
Sounds of Praise of Emmanuel Baptist Church