July 11 - August 22

Saturdays | Noon-1:00 p.m.


Deposit: $50; Full Tuition: $115

Class Size: Limited to 6

Murray Chase takes you through a production, from first look to opening night, from the director’s perspective.  Learn about the many variables directors encounter in the medium known as “the actor’s world.”

Registration Deadline: July 9

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Murray Chase

Murray Chase

Murray Chase is the Producing Executive Director of Venice Theatre, a position he has held since 1995. He is an active participant — and former board member — of Florida Theatre Conference and Southeastern Theatre Conference.  He recently completed his term as President of the American Association of Community Theatre, and currently works with the organization as a member of the national Festival Commission. He has served as a frequent grant review panelist for both the Florida Arts Council and the Mississippi Arts Commission. Recently he represented the United States as a delegation member to the World Congress of the International Amateur Theatre Association. Under his leadership, Venice Theatre will host for the fourth time the aactWORLDFEST June 22-27, 2020. Chase is also a former chair of the CEC for Sarasota County Arts Council and a former president of Venice MainStreet.