On the next episode of Culturelist, correspondent Ramona Debreaux pays a visit to Atlanta hotspot The Green Room Actor's Lounge which brings together creative and artistic spirits in a cozy environment. Created and co-owned by actress/producer Terri J. Vaughn, the charming and intimate haven serves as the perfect neighborhood stop for thespians and ATL locals alike.
"That's what it was created for ... to be a peaceful place where people want to come and hang out like they are going to their favorite aunt's house," she explained. "I want people to not want to go home."
Well, mission accomplished. Check out three reasons why we love, love, love this warm and inviting space!
Class Is In Session
The lounge provides a variety of classes to broaden your skills in acting, singing and comedy while catering to all ages. Sit in on a scene study lession with Vaughn, vocal lessons with Stephan B. Terry, a sketch comedy class with Rodney Perry and more. The establishment not only aims to create a comfortable environment, but also makes sure its patrons leave with valuable skills in their respective areas.
Resources, Resources, Resources
In addition to classes, The Green Room offers an array of books that give the ins and outs about every area of theater, film and television. From plays and film history biographies to monologues and memoirs, the lounge has enough reading material to expand your knowledge on just about any topic within the entertainment realm. Guests can also partake in industry gatherings, network events, live performances and other events to fellowship with those who share their interests.
An Ideal Atmosphere
After you've gotten your fill of industry info, head to the café to nosh on delicious sandwiches, soups, chili, pastries and other snacks to feed your appetite. Their specially imported coffees and teas are Fair Trade, organic and, most importantly, tasty! And the cherry on top? A fully-stocked bar.
The Green Room --25-D Bennett St., Atlanta, GA 30309 | 404.351.4736 | thegreenroomatl.com
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