Monday, May 23, 2011 - 10:57am

Native American actor Gary Farmer, who participated in JCC's Native American Film Festival in March, will conduct a playwriting and theatre seminar at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. June 6-10.

The seminar, open to anyone 16 years of age or older, will help participants to write and act in a short play, and will offer instruction in improvisation and acting techniques. Sessions meet from 6-9 p.m. at Infinity, 115 E. Third St., Jamestown.

The program is sponsored in part by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at JCC and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities. To register, or for more information, call Shannon Bessette, 716.338.1223.

Farmer, who performed in Powwow Highway, Smoke Signals, and Dead Man, has appeared on stage and in film and television, in both the U.S. and Canada. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Museum of the American Indian's Native American Film Festival, as well as the award for Outstanding Actor at the North American Indigenous Image Awards.

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