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Fri November 1, 2013
Happenings

'Ender's Game' Fundraiser 11/2 Features Local Actor from the Film

Proceeds from an upcoming Ender's Game screening in Chattanooga will benefit the local Muse of Fire Project and will feature local actor Stevie Ray Dallimore, who is in the film.

From a media release:

Participants in a local playwriting workshop get to see one of their mentors on the big screen this 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 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 great fun, participants in the Project learn important concepts about the writing process, creative 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 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, November 2 at 6pm at the Carmike Majestic Downtown. The screening will include a brief Q&A with Stevie Ray Dallimore about his experiences on the set. A limited number of seats are available at $50 per ticket. People can RSVP Caroline von Kessler (cvonkessler1@comcast.net) or Kay Sanford (kaysanford@gmail.com).