BIO

 

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 about me 

Freddie Hendricks has worked in the arts and entertainment industry for over forty-years as an actor, singer, writer, director and producer. Freddie is the founder and former artistic director of The Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA). He has directed and created over Thirty-critically acclaimed productions tacking contemporary issues such as child abuse, ids, youth violence with empowerment as the underlying theme. Hendricks is the 2002 Abby Award recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Freddie Hendricks has embarked on all avenues of creativity, a director, a performer, a writer, a leader and has gained respect as a notable teacher of the arts. Hendricks as taught, created and directed productions at Morris Brown, Spelman, Morehouse, Clark-Atlanta University and California’s State University. He was the Drama Director as the nationally credited Tri-Cities High School for the Visual and performing Arts. In 1996 and 1998 he was honored in Washington D.C. by President Bill Clinton as a Distinguished Teacher of America. As one of Americas international artist he has conducted workshops, directed and created productions throughout Europe. South Africa and Dominican Republic. Among his most cherished accomplishments is developing and inspiring the formation of The Youth Ensemble of Soweto (YES) South Africa. Working abroad promotes his philosophy of “Healing the World through the Arts”. Freddie Hendricks a humble and honest creator, has worked with several world name and more importantly has helped shape some of todays most accomplished artist. Hendricks was the mentor and acting coach of “Fela” Broadway and Television stars Sahr Ngaujah and  Saycon Sengbloh. Many more artist have been shaped by Hendricks and give him the credit for modeling their talent. Most notably Christine Horn, the booking magnet, Amari Cheatom, Kandi Burruss, R&B award winning group Xscape and Housewives of Atlanta MTV’s Making the Band Star, D. Woods. Young Money Star SNL (Shanell). Saturday Night Live Star Kenar Thompson. Broadway and National Theatre Star. Jahi Kearse, these artists exude the teaching and passion of Freddie Hendricks. Hendricks has coached actors on Bravo, TV, BET, MTV, ABC and Nickelodeon. He is honored to be featured in the ground breaking book “Black Acting Method” where the Hendriks method is highlighted. He has been a leader in the arts for decades and will continue to create and director world-changing art that inspires positive change.

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