Cast of Murder at Grey Hound  


Studio’s “Night of Mystery” Plays to be Held on May 19, 2012 and May 20, 2012  

TEMECULA, CA (April 27, 2012) – To celebrate its second successful year of business, JDS Actors Studio is presenting Three One-Act mystery-based plays that are FREE to attend.

The Studio opens its doors at 7:00 pm on Saturday, May19th for the 7:30 performance and at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 20th for the 2:30 pm performance. JDS Actors Studio is located at 40935 County Center Drive, Suite G, in Temecula. Complimentary food and beverages will be served. Everyone is welcome but RSVP’s are required here
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These are the fourth set of plays offered by the Studio during the past two years. Each presentation has been a successful performance, enjoyed by actors and audiences alike.

“This is great theater and a really fun time,” said producer Diane Strand. “There isn’t anywhere else in this area where the public can see professional actors performing their craft, and enjoy
some delicious refreshments, all for free.”

“This is true ‘black box’ theater, where it’s not about the sets or the costumes. It’s all about the acting talent,” said acting teacher and the plays’ director Scott Strand. “These plays help us with our Studio’s goal – which is to involve the community by offering enjoyable theater, and providing a safe, comfortable space for actors to learn and perform.” The Studio also invited two high school students to earn community service credit by stage-managing the plays.

Over the past two years, JDS Actors Studio has assisted over thirty-five actors in obtaining Hollywood agent representation, and many of them are now appearing in television, film, and commercials.

JDS Actors Studio student David Perez will appear on an upcoming iCarly episode. Student Frances Bagette was featured on TNT’s season premier of Southland and feels that the coaching she received gave her the confidence and skills needed to book the role. “There are many acting studios, but the difference I have experienced with Scott and Diane is that they take personal interest in me and my career,” said Bagette. “I’ve grown so much as an actress under their coaching and have gained two friends in the process.”

Another student, Corinne Massiah, age eight, had a co-starring role on CSI NY. Student Taylor Pidgeon, age seven, daughter of Corky Pidgeon from Silver Spoons, filmed a national JC Penney commercial that aired during the Oscars broadcast, and eleven-year-old Sam Alder co-starred in two pilots for the Disney Channel. Several other students have landed independent film roles, while other JDS Studio actors are making an impact with local television commercials, internet commercials, and web series.

Six of the Studio’s actors were cast in Bad Gorilla Films’ independent feature Endemic. “We were amazed by the talent of the actors we auditioned at JDS Actors Studio, we are very excited and thankful to have met a great group of dedicated, creative and talented industry professionals,” said Producer Jon M. McDonnell.

JDS Actors Studio offers Industry workshops that have Hollywood’s top professionals at the studio, such as Casting Directors Gerald I Wolff, Mark Teschner from ABC’s General Hospital and Pamela Staton, along with an acting intensive workshop by Producer/Actor G. Anthony Joseph, not to mention the top LA Agents who attend their Industry showcases. Next up is Director James Fargo (The Enforcer, Every Which Way But Loose, Beverly Hills 90210, Hunter) who will be teaching a workshop May 5th and May 6th.

The Studio’s open enrollment scene study acting classes are a great place to learn the craft of acting, build self-confidence, and gain leadership skills. These classes cater to all levels and all ages. Classes include Toddler Theatrics for four and five-year-olds, six to nine-year-old and ten to twelve-year-old Youth Acting Classes, Teen Acting Classes for thirteen to eighteen-year-olds, and an Adult Acting Class. In addition the studio continues to offer their core workshops which include Industry Showcases, Acting for the Camera, Commercial workshops, and Public Speaking Classes. JDS Actors Studio also offers private training.

About JDS Actors Studio
JDS Actors Studio was founded in 2010 by Scott and Diane Strand whose Hollywood credentials run the gamut from acting and teaching, to writing, producing and directing. The Strands are owners of the successful JDS Video and Media Productions, Inc., a full service video production multi-media solutions company in Temecula and North County San Diego ( ).
JDS Actors Studio is a DBA of JDS Video and Media Productions, Inc.

JDS Actors Studio was conceived to fill a void in theatrical education and instruction after the Strands created and launched an after school Drama Club for local Temecula public schools. The Drama Club was so well received that the Strands decided to open the Studio to offer dramatic arts and theatrical education and training to more people throughout the Temecula – Murrieta Valley.

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