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Temar Underwood Named Associate Director Of Artistic Programming

Mr. Underwood will act as an Artistic Lead on virtual theatrical programming.

Temar Underwood Named Associate Director Of Artistic Programming

Redhouse Arts Center has named Actor and Director Temar Underwood as its Associate Director of Artistic Programming. This interim position will allow Redhouse to be able to continue virtual theater programming until such time as it can welcome back live audiences and launch a full Main Stage season again.

Mr. Underwood will act as an Artistic Lead on virtual theatrical programming as well as programming in conjunction with Redhouse's Education Department and partner organizations.

Samara Hannah Executive Director commented, "Temar was recently named an Associate Artist at Redhouse and we are thrilled to engage him further. He has always been a favorite of our audiences as an actor and director and has earned the respect of his peers and those he has directed. We look forward to working with him in the coming months to bring programming to our supporters as we wait for a time when we can get back to live performances."

Temar Underwood is pleased to be returning to Redhouse in this new role. "It's a tough time for artists all over the country. At this wonderful theater, a theater that has been consistently at the fore of my professional development over the past decade, I am honored to have its artistic contributions to the Syracuse Community placed, for the time being, in my care. I feel the weight of that. And I will honor that" he commented.

Temar recently was named and Associate Artist at Redhouse and prior had directed last year's New Works Festival Winning play, Trophy Room, by Mike DiSalvo. As an actor he most recently performed the role of Bob Cratchit in the Redhouse Production of A Syracuse Christmas Carol and the role of Tom Collins in Redhouse's hit production of RENT. Favorite roles include - NYC: The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G (Qui), Odysseus DOA (Resean), Fight Girl Battle World (General Dan'h), The Brokenhearteds (Ezra). Regional: Rent (Tom Collins) Dreamgirls (James Thunder Early; SALT Award winner for Best Featured Actor in a Musical), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), The Wiz (Lion), Oliver (Fagin), Music Man (Barbershop Quartet), Spelling Bee (Mitch). - NYC directing credits include - Foreign Bodies (Keen Company), Othello (The Brick), Immersion (FringeNYC). - Regional directing credits include - I Do! I Do!, Steel Magnolias (SALT Award winner for Play of the Year), The Snow Queen, Once Upon A Mattress. Published plays included - Leak, The Lady Drug Dealer and the Heist, Breaking Kayfabe, and A Spot on the Wall. - 2007 Billboard best selling R&B single (Inside Out). 2011 NYTheatre.com Person of the Year.

Mr. Underwood will be directing in the upcoming New Works Festival alongside Hunter Foster, and is already working alongside Redhouse staff to plan additional programs through Virtual Redhouse. Programming announcement coming soon! For more information visit their website at www.theredhouse.org.


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