After the slow disperse of the george faison

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win a Tony award. After the slow disperse of the George Faison Universal Dance Experience, Faison began focusing on musical theater. In the early 1980s, Faison changed his professional career focus to writing, directing and choreographing dramatic and musical theater pieces. “Co-producing and wrote the Cosby Salutes Ailey NBC TV special celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.” 1981 brought the huge success of Apollo, Just Like Magic, which was an off-Broadway production that transitioned him from choreographer to director. Faison directed and choreographed King, a musical performed at President Clinton’s inauguration in 1997. In 1996 he founded the American Performing Arts Collaborative (A-PAC), after which time, Faison constructed an arts center called the Faison Firehouse Theater, located in a former Harlem firehouse. In addition to the theatre, Faison has developed a unique performing arts-based outreach and youth theatre project, the Faison Firehouse Respect Project. (The HistoryMaker) The Faison Firehouse Theatre was created as a breeding place for creative projects. “It is dedicated to engaging young people in the support and dissemination of Harlem’s historical past while teaching them how to develop the technical skills needed to entertain a 21 st Century audience.” It is a place where young community people are inspired to promote their artistic skills and expression. Faison and, Tad Schnugg, created The Faison Firehouse Theatre in 2000. The theater is located in the heart of Harlem, New York in a inactive firehouse. One of the only privately owned theaters in Harlem. The media branded the theater, “HOLLYWOOD IN HARLEM.” It is an advanced performing arts and cultural center which includes a 150 seat auditorium. The Center also has a fine arts gallery, a private library, museum, a rehearsal center, and a recording studio. Faison's goal of the theater is a way for black Harlem to share its story with the world, and to save young children in that area. This being a way to explore new ways to tell life stories, as well as give students an insight into job opportunities on and around the stage. (The HistoryMaker) In an interview we hear Faison say:
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