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Glorious Performance Team

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The Glorious Performance Team is a non-profit organization located in Charlotte, NC that is dedicated to mentoring youth in our community who have a desire to learn about drama from professional thespians and teachers. The participants improve their skills by rehearsing and performing on stage with their mentors. The organization also provides a venue to improve self-esteem, promote team building, and enhance character and public speaking skills, along with travel and educational opportunities.

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November 2, 2017
Stage Preview “AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE” at Hickory Grove Rec Center
February 17, 2018
Premiere of “AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE” at Pease Auditorium.
April 30, 2018
Celebrity Night Celebration at Greenville Neighborhood Center
June 18-21, 2018
Theatre Week at West Charlotte Rec Center
Feb 17-19, 2019
GPT Theatre produced short film “YANKEE ESCAPEE” with screenings at multiple venues
April 13, 2019
Play Performance ‘SCHOOL MAZE” at Hickory Grove Rec Center
July 12-Aug 14, 2019
Theatre Summer Camp at Greenville Neighborhood Center
July 30- Aug 3, 2019
Theatre Week at West Charlotte Rec Center
September 2019
Began weekly after-school classes at Greenville Neighborhood Center
March 2020
Suspended all in-person sessions at Hickory Grove Rec Center and Greenville Neighborhood Center due to Covid 19.
April 17, 2020
Coronavirus Prevention Video Contest (virtual)
June 27, 2020
Virtual Cooking Contest (virtual)
August 14-16, 2020
Introduction to Film and Video Production (virtual)
October 25, 2020
Community Talent Showcase at Greenville Neighborhood Center (in person with Covid restrictions)
March-April 2021
Collaboration with Regalia Pictures to produce a short film “LESSONS FROM EBENEZER CREEK.”
November 20, 2021
Resumed weekly in-person sessions at Hickory Grove Rec Center
November 22, 2021
Began weekly in-person sessions at Albemarle Road Rec Center
April 2, 2022
Spring Performance at Hickory Grove
May 28, 2022
Premiere of Lessons From Ebenezer Creek at Ayrsley Grand Cinema

Films

Profiles

Ronald Dolphus

Executive Director. Local stage/film writer director

Ronald Dolphus is the co founder and executive director of The Glorious Performance Team. His directed productions include the GPT stage productions of AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE (2018 premiere) and SCHOOL MAZE (2019). He was the executive producer, writer, and director of the historical short film YANKEE ESCAPEE (2019).

Regina Dolphus

Chairperson. Retiree from Mecklenburg County Social Services

Regina Dolphus is the President of the Board of Directors. She is an actress, youth drama coach, and songwriter.

Nicole Mealing

Vice Chairperson. Retired Master Sergeant, U.S. Army

Nicole Mealing is the Secretary and a veteran of the US Army. During her long career, Ms. Mealing served two tours of combat duty in Iraq, and two tours in Afghanistan. She has achieved the rank of master sergeant.

Albert Horne

Youth Outreach Coordinator. Head of Forever Learning After School

Albert Horne is the Committee Chairperson. Mr. Horne is an active leader serving youth in the Charlotte community. He is the head of Forever Learning Academy, a non profit after school and summer camp program in east Charlotte. He is also involved in the Read America’s Black Child Development Institute

Klarissa Byers

Fundraising Coordinator

Director of Renewed Inspiration Non Profit.