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Modeling Our Collective Better Future
Using 19th Century Thinking with 21st Century Tools


Mr. Myers is also Chairman of the Lou Myers Scenario Motion Picture Institute/Theatre and the Chief Enlightenment Officer, Corporate Storyteller, member of the Board of Directors for Global Business Incubation.    Best known as "Mr. Gaines" from the hit TV Show "A Different World." Mr. Myers is a world acclaimed actor, director, dancer, singer, writer, historian, film and theatre scholar, futurist, mentor and trainer.  He has toured Colleges, Universities, Schools, Festivals, Business Conferences and Expos performing and speaking on our collective better future.   _______________________________________________________________

The Urban Futurist Organization  has accepted as its mission and task, the responsibility of creating models of our collective better future through a new media small business industry.  Through this industry, research, books and reports from leading futurist, economists and educators will be turned into Action Information Communication products (videos, CD-ROM’s, DVD’s and movies).  

We understand that the future does not exist – never has and never will.  By definition, the future is a time period that has not happened, and when it does happen, it becomes the present, and when it’s over it becomes the past.  However, we realize that modeling what we would like to happen in the future will then become our present and eventually our past (history).

The Urban Futurist Organization offers new ideas on new skills to create wealth, to think about a cooperative economy and to think wisely about our collective better future. 

We first create pictures of the future in our mind’s eye, then we create models to demonstrate our thoughts to our visual eyes.  Next, our brain-trust views the model and makes necessary adjustments until the model represents our collective thoughts.  Then we make it happen!

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Lou Myers returns to Broadway for the forth time in “Oprah Winfred's, The Color Purple,” Mr.  Myers first appeared on Broadway with the Negro Ensemble Company’s production of  “The First Breeze of  Summer, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and the Lovable, suite selling, gambling, piano playing, Uncle in August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize Play, “The Piano Lesson.”  He won the NAACP “Best Actor”  Award for the newspaper carrying Stool Pigeon in  August Wilson’s, “King Hedley II.”  He previously won the off-Broadway Delco Award for “Best Actor” in his role as the one-eyed, tap dancing bodyguard to the Madam of the Brothels  in “Fat Tuesday.”  He wrote, produced and co-directed off broadway his critically acclaimed one man show “Just a Little Bit of Somethin.

Mr. Myers has come a long way from the mountains of West Virginia to his new adopted home playing  New York street festivals, block parties, parks, playgrounds, schools,  hospitals, jails, senior centers.  He was a regular feature at the New York Museum of  Natural History for eight (8) consecutive years.  Mr. Myers also preformed at local New York concert halls, cabarets, night clubs, colleges and universities, Off-Broadway, American Place production of “Do Lord Remember me and a long list of Regional Theatres.  Mr. Myers received his MBA in Theatre at New York University and is currently working on his PhD in Literature.   

He was founder and director of the Tshaka Ensemble Players,” which toured in the acclaimed play, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar,” set in AFRICA…  He served as the griot and dancer for several dance companies such as the Dinizula Dancers, Drummers and Singers and narrated the story in three languages.   He reads, writes and speaks French, German, Spanish and some African Dialects…  

Mr. Myers is best known as the irascible restaurant owner “Mr. Gaines” on the, hit Television series “A Different World”.   His other Television credits include: EVE, All About the Andersons,  E.R., Malcolm & Eddie, Jet Jackson, The Cosby Show, Touched By An Angel, Jag, The Sentinel, Bag Dad Café, The Sinbad Show, Living Single, Thea, The Jamie Fox Show, Mama Flores Family, Private Affair and Riot…

Mr. Myers can be seen in such movies as the Lakawanna Blues (HBO) Wedding Planner, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Bullworth, Friday Afte, Nex,t Passions of Darkly Noon (Showtime) Tin Cup, Volcano, Everything’s Jake, The Stand In, All About You and Goodbye Lover, Cobb and “THE FIGHTING TEMTATIONS.”   

He began singing Jazz and Blues with the touring company of “Negro Music in Vogue.”   His Cabaret show has been acclaimed in Berlin, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and New York, as well as Los Angeles at the Roosevelt Hotel.

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