Venice Theatre seeks actors for school outreach program

Last season’s troupe members getting ready to go out on the road.

Auditions for Venice Theatre’s “Troupe in a Trunk” spring 2019 school tour will be held on Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. at the theatre located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. on the island in Venice.

Venice Theatre’s Assistant Director of Education and Outreach, Kelly Duyn, is looking for four to six adults to join the cast. Actors unable to come to auditions on this date, may schedule a private audition by calling 941-486-8679.

Duyn is writing this year’s original script which will capitalize on students’ feedback from last year. “Troupe in a Trunk’s” goal is to tell a story and teach a larger life lesson through humor and audience participation.

Audition participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and footwear. They should also note that rehearsals and performances take place during daytime hours. Questions should be directed to Kelly Duyn at 941-486-8679 or

In its 26th year, “Troupe in Trunk” is an outreach program of Venice Theatre. With a minimum of set pieces, costumes and makeup, “Troupe” brings live performances to Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte County elementary schools to expose young students to theatre, stimulate their imaginations, and create a bridge to the performing arts.

The performances are offered to the schools free of charge. Additional information about the auditions and the “Troupe in a Trunk” program is available by contacting Venice Theatre’s Education & Outreach Department at 941-486-8679.


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