Written by Celeste Bedford Walker
Opening Weekend is
April 28th & 29th
In honor of the Opening Weekend for Camp Logan on April 28th & 29th and running though May 27th, the Robey Blog is featuring one character and actor every week as we count down to the Opening Weekend for Camp Logan. This “sound-off” will serve as a brief introduction, a kind of insight into the life of the soldier, written from the character’s point of view by the actor embodying him in this production.
This week's Sound-Off is from Private First Class Gweely Brown:
Sammie is a director, actor, stage manager, lighting designer and producer. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from DePaul University.
The Beverly Hills-Hollywood NAACP awarded him 2010 Best Supporting Male Actor, and the 2011 NAACP Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design.
Some of his stage credits include The Blacks, Salome, Sisterella, and One Woman Two Lives. Some of his TV and film credits include “Judging Amy”, “Ask Harriet” “Diagnosis Murder”, “Danger in Paradise and Soulmates.
Sammie has stage managed and done the lighting for one person shows for: Emmy Award Winning Actor, Glynn Turman's "Movin' Man"; Loretta Devine's, "Pieces of Me"; Kim Wayans’, "A Handsome Woman Retreats"; Ella Joyce’s "A Rose Among Thorns"; and Helie Lee's, "Macho Like Me". Sammie also directed Macho Man Like Me, which received an LA Weekly Theatre nomination for Best One Person Show." Sammie also co-produces, stage manages, and designs the lights for Giving Back Corporations Annual Toast/Roast. A fundraiser to help provide book scholarships for high school seniors entering their freshman year in college while honoring living legends who paved the way for our youth.
Prior to his career in entertainment, Sammie spent more than 11 years in corporate America as a software engineer for General Motors - Electronic Data Systems and Northrop Grumman.
Camp Logan is directed by Alex Morris and is a production collaboration with three production companies: Robey Theatre Company, Sparkling City Entertainment, and Juvee Productions.
Camp Logan runs April 28th - May 27th and will be held at the:
Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013