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08/23/2013

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Sarasota News Leader August 23, 2013 fers the popular Act 1: Beginning Acting, Act 2: Intermediate Acting and Act 3: Advanced Acting. "From finding the actor's voice to skill-building techniques to creating superheroes, these classes are designed to further students' creative ability," the release continues. Page 101 taught by Gladys Varga, a confidence building and life skill approach using theater exercises and acting study, the release says. In addition to seasonal classes, Venice Theatre offers a unique Technical Theatre Apprenticeship Program (TTAP) as well as a customized For adult students age 18 and up, the theater program for Girl Scout and Boy Scout badges, is offering "exciting new classes taught by the release points out. professionals in their fields." For example, in The TTAP is a career-track technical training The Biz of Show! Kristofer Geddie will answer program for students 16 years and older; it is questions ranging from how to pair a mono- accredited by the Florida Department of Edlogue with music to where to find auditions ucation. and coaching assistance. That class is limited Online registration is available at www.vento 10 students. icestage.com. To register by phone, call the For another example, the release notes, Di- Education and Outreach Department at (941) recting with Kelly! will be an opportunity to 486-8679. To register in person, stop by the take a class with one of VT's award-winning theatre's main box office at 140 W. Tampa directors, Kelly Woodland. Further, in Improv! Ave. Payment in full and a completed regisRon Myroup will help students learn the ben- tration form are required to guarantee space efit of improvisational skills and how those in a class. affect and improve acting, the release adds. All classes take place at Venice Theatre, loOne other offering will be Creative Dramat- cated at 140 W. Tampa Avenue on the island ics for Developmentally Challenged Adults, in Venice. WBTT ANNOUNCES OPEN AUDITIONS FOR 2013-14 SEASON Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) has announced it will hold auditions for the 201314 main season on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., with callbacks scheduled that evening from 7 to 10 p.m. song and a one-minute monologue," the release points out. "An accompanist will be provided so please bring your own sheet music." Actors who wish to audition for straight plays should prepare two contrasting monologues, Auditions will be held at the theater located at the release notes. Those receiving callbacks 1646 10th Way in Sarasota. No prior theatrical for musical theater roles will be given an adexperience is required, a news release says, ditional song selected by WBTT. but actors should be 18 years of age or older. "WBTT has discovered wonderful new talent All ethnicities are encouraged to attend. at each of our previous open auditions," said "Anyone interested in auditioning for musical Nate Jacobs, founder and artistic director, in theater should come prepared with a 16-bar the release. "Since we hold them at the the-

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