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Wayne Harris

Wayne Harris is an award-winning solo performer, writer, educator, curriculum innovator, and musician. A gifted artist with wide ranging interests, he has accumulated an impressive body of work over the years that includes five full length plays, presentations for schools, directing and designing for pageantry groups, as well as various musical projects.

Wayne works with the highly acclaimed San Francisco Marsh Youth Theater (MYT) as director and creator of original performance projects for students, serves as Teaching Artist and Master Storyteller for Stagebridge and Young Audiences of Northern California, and offers performance workshops to all types of performing groups.

The U.S. State Department invited Wayne to present a piece commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “Letter From A Birmingham Jail.” He traveled to the Middle East to perform The Letter; Martin Luther King at the Crossroads for Palestinian students, storytellers and children’s-reading advocates in such places as Jerusalem, Jericho, Ramallah, and a special performance for Consul General Michael Ratney and his guests at the Consulate General of Jerusalem.

Amidst his success in the theater world, Wayne has been involved with some of the country’s best pageantry groups and has pioneered the implementation of theatrical techniques in Marching band, Color Guard and Drum Corps since the 1980’s.