Ardmore Little Theatre has set two free workshops at Goddard Center on Saturday. 

Ardmore Little Theatre has set two free workshops at Goddard Center on Saturday. 

“Stage Acting 101 for High-schoolers and Adults” begins at 10 a.m., led by Doobie Potter of Oklahoma City.

A dramatist, mime and playwright, Potter, as an artist-in-residence for the Oklahoma Arts Council, has performed drama residencies at schools in all levels throughout the state, and has also worked as guest director for numerous community theatres across Oklahoma, including Lawton, Muskogee, Duncan and Ardmore, plus Jewel Box Theatre and Carpenter Square Theatre in Oklahoma City. She serves on the board of directors at Carpenter Square and the Oklahoma Community Theatres Association. Currently, she is directing the British farce, “They Came from Mars and Landed Outside the Farndale Avenue Church Hall in Time for the Townswomen’s Guild’s Coffee Morning” for Ardmore Little Theatre.

The “Crowns Pre-Audition Workshop” begins at 2 p.m., led by Vanessa Adams-Harris.

Adams-Harris, an actor, artist, writer and director, has 18 years of theater experience. Her credits include print/commercial modeling, state, national and international appearances with award-winning shows as Civil Rights matriarch Rosa Parks, Oklahoma legend Ada Lois Sipuel-Fisher and her national award-winning appearance as Lena May Baker. Her portrayal of Baker in the one-woman show “Who Will Sing For Lena?” by Janice Liddell merited the Best Actress Award in 2007’s national competition for the American Association of Community Theatres. Currently, Adams-Harris serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association and the Southwest Theatre and Film Association.

The director of “Crowns,” Buntain is an actor, singer and director whose day job is as chair of the English department for Carrolton-Farmers Branch Independent School District in the Dallas suburbs.

She has performed in multiple community theaters in the Dallas area and has also directed several stage productions. Besides the national award-winning “Crowns,” she also directed the play for the Greater Lewisville Community Theatre.