Writer honors rights leader's legacy with play

Tyrone Butler was a freshman at Albany State when he got the ominous news that the...opportunities for all Americans, said playwright and theater founder Tyrone Butler. Tickets are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for students, and a special...

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Teen killed by vehicle remembered by family, friends

...pray for those in need and believed it would work, and how he'd always ask for the longest roles in church plays.Tyrone Butler, director of Augusta Mini Theater, remembered the way De'Monta would approach anybody new and ask their name...

Augusta arts groups request SPLOST funds for venues, cultural projects

...the community."Augusta Mini Theatre asked for the smallest SPLOST amount of the arts groups. Executive Director Tyrone Butler said $1.8 million would build a 250-seat theater where low-income arts students can learn stage techniques such...

Next-to-last public meeting on school changes sparsely attended

...Sego's eighth graders moving to Butler High School in 2018 and sixth and seventh graders following the next year.Tyrone Butler, founder of the Augusta Mini Theatre, asked the board to find some way to keep the historic Collins K-8 School...

Museum, others seek SPLOST funding

...million to complete a 250-seat theater at its Deans Bridge Road arts and life skills complex, Executive Director Tyrone Butler said.The Mini Theatre has an existing $857,173 SPLOST allocation from a prior referendum for which it has raised...

Actors got their start with Augusta Mini Theatre

...Rege Lewis has appeared in the HBO series Board walk Empire.Roundtree and Lewis credit Augusta Mini Theatre founders Tyrone Butler and his wife, Judith Simon-Butler, for introducing them to acting."It all started at the Augusta Mini Theatre...

Audience will play the jury for Mini Theatre's 'Tabatha Tutt'

...It's a universal theme (that) parents are saying these lyrics are destroying our kids," said Mini Theatre founder Tyrone Butler.He wrote the script, which will be performed by the students of Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts and Life Skills...

Augusta area has ingredients to become a creative powerhouse

...retail developer Jim Hull; the late philanthropists Pete Knox and his brother Boone; Augusta Mini Theatre founder Tyrone Butler; Augusta Museum of History Executive Director Nancy Glaser; legendary cardiopulmonary physician Lois Ellison; real-estate...

Cast pickin' up message of Augusta Mini Theatre show

Tyrone Butler will never forget Melvin.As a pupil at Collins Elementary School in the late 1950s, Melvin was known as "Pee Boy" because...

Play has important message for educators, students

...the audience might ask even after seeing the Augusta Mini Theatre's production of The Johnny Williams Story, said Tyrone Butler, the founder of the arts school and author of the play. It's not who Johnny Williams is, however, but what he...

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