Movie Event Fundraiser Features Local Actor On The Big Screen

Proceeds To Benefit Muse Of Fire Project

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Participants in a local playwriting workshop get to see one of their mentors on the big screen Saturday as Stevie Ray Dallimore, artistic director of The Muse of Fire Project, appears alongside Harrison Ford and Viola Davis in the sci-fi blockbuster Ender’s Game.

“It’s not really about celebrating a role I played,” said Mr. Dallimore. “We want to let the publicity of the movie help spread the word about The Muse of Fire Project.”

Now in its third year, The Muse of Fire Project is a theater workshop in which local 10-12 year olds write original short plays and then have them performed in front of a live audience by professional actors. In addition to being fun, participants in the Project learn concepts about the writing process, teamwork and production deadlines. 

“We hope that kids and teenagers in the area will see that writing and acting and drama and storytelling aren’t just for fun and games,” said Mr. Dallimore. “Creativity can also be a real career, something to dedicate your life to. The proof is right there on the screen.”

The Muse of Fire is hosting a private fundraiser screening of Ender’s Game on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Carmike Majestic Downtown. The screening will include a brief Q&A with Mr. Dallimore about his experiences on the set. A limited number of seats are available at $50 per ticket. Please RSVP with Caroline von Kessler (cvonkessler1@comcast.net) or Kay Sanford (kaysanford@gmail.com). 



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