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Pen to Paper, Beginning scene writing for adults
with Sandy Davisson
In "Pen to Paper" you will learn what makes a play click! This beginning virtual playwriting class is for adults who want to explore the basic tenets of writing scenes for the stage.
5-6-7-8 Adult Dance!
with Vanessa Russo
Vanessa will keep you dancing to Broadway musicals! This adult dance class will focus on traditional musical theatre technique, help you sharpen your dance auditions, and introduce you to new dance combinations. Students may be involved in an adult class demonstration on March 20, 2023, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, for which there would be an additional class on Monday, March 13. No class on February 16, 2023
Don't Say No! Adult Improv
with Preston Boyd
If you have never been involved in an Improv class, you'll find you can't get enough of it! Guaranteed building of acting skills and barrels of laughs! Students may be involved in an adult class demonstration on Monday, March 20, 2023, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, for which there would be an additional class on Monday, March 13. All levels welcome.
The Director Prepares with Benny
with Benny Sato Ambush
Venice Theatre Artistic Director Benny Sato Ambush offers a step-by-step, methodical process of essential preparatory work of the Director - before auditions and before the first rehearsal - where the Director's chance at success is made. This foundation work will empower you as an effective leader in the room ready to begin work with others. Areas of investigation include how to communicate with designers, how to prepare for casting and auditioning, rehearsal organization, problem-solving, and how to talk to actors. No prior directing experience is required, just a serious willingness to take a deep dive into the art of directing. Veteran directors are welcome. Involves homework and a fair amount of reading, contemplating, and writing.
with Becky Holahan
Prerequisite: Students need to have been cast to participate in this program. Pinky’s Players is a Venice Theatre community engagement program - with heart - that gives adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a chance to experience the delight of performing on VT's Raymond Center Stage in May. Student actors will need to be available for technical rehearsals May 15 - 19, 2023 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and evening performances May 19 - 20, 2023 and a matinee on May 21, 2023. Please note this program is not structured to offer one-on-one support of students. Student actors must meet admission criteria.
Adult Scene Study
with Preston Boyd
This adult scene study acting class will deepen your understanding of the text and allow for authentic connection with your scene partner. Students may be involved in an adult class demonstration on March 20, 2023, 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Some memorization required.
The Arc of the Scenic Design
with Jason Bolen
This virtual class will explore the steps a designer takes to develop a scenic design. Deriving your ideas from a classic text, you will use script analysis, research and visualization to create your own scenic design. This class will be fun, creative and challenging!
NOTE: Jason was the scenic designer for our production of "Big River," pictured.