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Actor introduces minorities to area stage

Members of the Soul Rebel Performance Troupe, from left, Rob Collins, Don Hyman, Michael Banks, Michael Lake and Frederick Jones, rehearse Tuesday in the Taylor Auditorium at Schenectady County Community College.
Members of the Soul Rebel Performance Troupe, from left, Rob Collins, Don Hyman, Michael Banks, Michael Lake and Frederick Jones, rehearse Tuesday in the Taylor Auditorium at Schenectady County Community College.
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Jean-Remy Monnay began acting as a child, in his native country of Haiti.

As a young man, he performed with a Haitian theater group in New York City, delivering his lines in French and Creole. But eventually he decided he wanted to perform in English.

“People told me this would be a problem, because of my accent,” he said. “But I don’t allow people to tell me that there’s something I can’t do.”

Monnay ...

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