Center Stage to Host Community Class THE AUDITION ROOM, 10/17-11/21

Center Stage reintroduces their Community Classes this season with The Audition Room, a course on the art of acting and the business of casting taught by Center Stage Artistic Producer Susanna Gellert. The six-week course runs from October 17 to November 21 on Thursdays from 6-8:30 pm.

The Audition Room aims to give serious, aspiring actors the tools to excel in auditions, from headshots to resumes to presentation on stage. Susanna will help participants build confidence in their techniques and provide tips on how best to land roles in theater and film. Special guests for the course include actor Nathan Darrow from House of Cards, Stephanie Klapper of Stephanie Klapper Casting, and Dance & Bmore Artistic Director CJay Philip. Center Stage artists will also make appearances and provide valuable insight.

The Audition Room cost is $350 for six weeks of classes. Registration is available online at

Community Classes at Center Stage are offered by the Community Programs and Education Department. Bringing in some of the most dynamic and skilled teaching artists in their respective fields, classes range from acting techniques and playwriting to international dance. Questions about The Audition Room or other Community Classes can be directed to or by calling 410.986.4050.

Center Stage is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges, and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Maryland Public Television is a Media Partner for Center Stage's 2013-14 Season.

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