Blank Slate Entertainment

Blank Slate Entertainment

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15 years in business

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Ismail ibn Conner is an actor, Krump dance choreographer, and acting coach touring Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in France (Paris, Dijon, Bordeaux, Rennes, Brest, St. Quentin) as well as Bogota, Colombia. Centre Dramatique National Orléans' production of Jean Genet's Splendid's, under the direction of French director, Arthur Nauzyciel, featured performances by 

Mr. Conner in France (Orléans, Tours, Lille, Bourge, Reims, Tarbes, Paris, Lorient, Marseilles), South Korea, Switzerland, and Spain. Ismail is an Artistic Associate of 7 Stages Theatre (Atlanta) and founder of the United States Koltès Project, working in cooperation with François Koltès, on American English translations and international performances, which have produced performances in the U.S. and France: Dans la solitude des champs de coton, Le Jour des meurtres dans l'histoire d'Hamlet, and La Nuit juste avant les forêts (Biennale Koltès).

Mr. Conner has performed in many works at 7 Stages including productions of Black Battles with Dogs by Bernard-Marie Koltès (This production was performed at Festival d'Avignon (In Festival), Hellenic Festival (Greece), Playing French Festival (Chicago) to name a few; Master Harold and the boys, by Athol Fugard (national tour); Skinwalkers by Murray Mednick; Iphigenia a rave fable by Caridad Svich. Ismail is also a Résidences Internationale aux Récollets Laureate and a La Chartreuse: Centre national des écritures du spectacle laureate. Mr. Conner was also in artistic residence at Université de Lorraine Paul Verlaine-Metz's B.M. Koltès theatre for Biennale Koltès 2009, working on translation of Le Jour des meurtres dans l'histoire d'Hamlet and Université de Lorraine Paul Verlaine-Metz's publication on translation: Bernard-Marie Koltès: Textes et Contextes, in which Mr. Conner's essay on acting, writing, and translation: Solitude, is featured.

Another current international project by Ismail is The Human Project:, a theatre/dance/multimedia exploration of racial notions. Ismail is a company member of Tiger Coldboyz (France), a professional Krump dance crew.

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Ismail ibn Conner

7 Stages Theatre * Artistic Associate * 1105 Euclid Ave. Atlanta, GA 30307

404-924-9377 * [email protected] * [email protected]

FILM

Exoes of Silence, Frank, IAF Films

In the Solitude, Translator of French text, Lieux Fictif (France)

Inheritance, Italian Style; Lucky Agee, Laughing Cow Films 

The Signal, Tyrone Truesdale, POP Films/Magnolia 

Psychopathia Sexualis, The African, Livin’ Man Productions 

Miss Evers’ Boys, Stand-in (O. Babatunde), HBO Films 

Fled, Atlanta Police Officer, MGM Prod. 

PROFESSIONAL THEATRE

Julius Caesar,(Marullus, Cinna) Théâtre National Bretagne Rennes; Scene 

National Brest. Splendid's, La Rafale (Blaze), Théâtre de Lorient (France);

Théâtre Vidy Lausanne(Switzerland); Théâtre de la Colline National; French 

Embassy, New York City; La Criée, Théâtre national de Marseille (France); 

Centro Dramatico Nacional de Madrid – Teatro Valle-Inclan; Théâtre 

Myeongdong/National Theater Company of Korea (Seoul, South Korea); Théâtre du 

Nord - Lille, France; MCB° Bourges; La Comedie de Reims (France); Le Parvis-

Tarbes, Pyrenées (France); Centre Dramatique National Orléans (France); 

Théâtre Olympia CDN - Tours (France). The Night just before the Forests, The 

Man, Espace Koltès - BIENNALE KOLTÈS, Metz, France.

AWARDS

- Centre International des Récollets Laureate for Performing Arts (U.S. 

Koltès Project)

- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Officer's Grant (U.S. Koltès Project)

- Centre National des écritures du spectacle - Translation Residency at La

Chartreuse de Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France (U.S. Koltès Project). Residency

Prize provided by The French Ministry of Culture.

- Joseph Jefferson Award Runner-Up - Best Play (BLACK BATTLES WITH DOGS)

Chicago, Illinois

- New Actor to Watch Award; Creative Loafing Newspaper; Atlanta, GA

WRITING PROJECTS

Solitude {essay} by: Ismail ibn Conner; UPV-Metz, France 

human{play} by: Ismail ibn Conner; UPV-Metz, France 

7SINS {play} by: Ismail ibn Conner; 7Stages 

Listen to us {play} by: Ismail ibn Conner; 7Stages 

FOUNDATIONS

United States Artists; Panel Member; Beverly Hills, CA 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING RESIDENCIES

University Of Florida; U.S. Koltès Project; Gainesville, Florida 

Emory University; U.S. Koltès Project; Atlanta, GA 

University Paul Verlaine-Metz; U.S. Koltès Project; Metz, France 

Austin Peay State University; U.S. Koltès Project; Clarksville, Tennessee 

Notre Dame; Master Harold and the boys; South Bend, Indiana


Lessons offered

Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Dance Classes Film Acting Classes Hip Hop Dance Classes Stage Performance Training ACT Reading Tutors American History Tutors Creative Writing Tutors Dance Fitness Classes Method Acting Classes Meisner Technique Classes Running Coaches Scene Study Classes Shakespearean Acting Classes Speech Coaches Stand Up Comedy Classes Theater Acting Classes Vocal Training Lessons Film And Tv Acting Classes