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  The Venue on 35th  
  631 35th Street  
  Norfolk, VA 23508  
  757.469.0337
venue@venue-35.com
 
 

 
   
   
   
   
   
   

   
   
   
   
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 Poetry | Plays and Staged Readings | Special Events | Music | Outdoor Stage

Please check our Calendar of Events for the latest additions,
changes, and program cancellations
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Poetry

 

Weekly Open Mic Events
@ The Venue


Monday Night Open Mic
@ The Venue

Each Monday and Thursday night, folks at the The Venue set the stage, turn on the sound system and stage lights. Then, they open the doors to the area’s performing artists ~ inviting them to take the stage and share their artistic expressions with others. We also invite the public to come watch, listen, and applaud the performers. The setting is intimate and supportive; intended for people serious about art - “It isn’t about food and drink; it’s about what’s happenin’ on the stage” – It’s about new artists having a safe place to perform for the first time – It’s about veteran artists having a place to experiment and try out new pieces – It’s about having a place that inspires new work – It’s about a lot of things – Come check it out any Monday or Thursday night – you’ll see.  With Jorge Mendez directing and / or hosting, all our open mic events are special!

Singers, Musicians, Spoken Word Artists, Poets, Actors, Comedians, Magicians, Dancers, Storytellers

~ All Performing Artists Are Welcome ~    


Jorge Mendez - Director of Open Events @ The Veue

We've been so jammed we've expanded our hours on Mondays to 7 pm to 11 pm and we've added an additional week night open mic on Thursdays!

Dates:  Every Monday & Thursday Night
Times: Mondays 7-11 pm / Thursdays 7-10 pm
Doors Open @ 6:45 pm 
  
Donation Required at the Door: $2.00 minimum
(be generous, help keep the stage lights on)

When the weather permits

THURSDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC WILL BE
ON THE OUTDOOR STAGE

Come Enjoy Music & Poetry Under The Stars
throw your voice, your verses and vibes
to the Universe outside
~ it is an amazing experience to share with friends ~

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A Monthly Open Mic Event

Feature Sundays: A Show

Next Up: The Rap Edition

Last Sundays in the Month
Doors Open at 6:45
$5 Donation at the Door

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QUARTERLY OPEN MIC EVENTS


MASHUPS encourage artists of different genres or
styles to work together - our first MASHUP was one of
our Feature Sunday Open Mics - it was such a hit
it was given its own slot - it is now a Quarterly event
Look for future dates here or on facebook
The Venue on 35th page - then get a partner, mashup your art and bring it to our stage!


 

 

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Theater-In-Poetry Classes
& Shows

@ The Venue

The Venue's Artist-in-Residence
D. D. Delaney will be teaching
"Acting for Poets"

This class will introduce basic acting techniques to
poets who want to perform their own work. Using one or two of their own compositions, students will learn to explore their poems as an actor explores a script in oder to develop character, control enunciation and body movement, vary delivery speed and intensity, choose appropriate facial expressions and gesture, and revise written work as needed to optimize rhythm,
clairty, and best expression

Acting for Poets 101
a new 101 class will announced soon

Advanced Acting for Poets 201
for students who have taken 101

Classes are $10 a session unless otherwise arranged with the instructor. Payment may be made in advance or paid at the begining of each session.

Class size is very limited - Call D. D. Delaney to enroll
757-587-3663

 

 


Plays and Staged Readings

 

 

 
 

 

IN 2014 - THEATER AT THE VENUE
WILL FOCUS ON NEW PLAYS
AND
THE NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
OF THE VPF
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NEXT ON STAGE:

 

BALANCING ACTS: 3 ONE-ACTS
FROM
VIRGINIA PLAYWRIGHTS FORUM

4 Performances - 2 @ The Venue on 35th
and 2 @ The American Theatre

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WILL BE ON T.V. SOON

"BEST OF VPF SHORTS"

ON COX CHANNEL 11
SIX 30 MINUTE EPISODES
each episode will include one short play and
"Great Performances from Related
Theater Programs at The Venue"
(the prototype episode looks great
will keep you posted about air dates )

Please Tune in to Cox Channel 11
and enjoy local art!
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STAGED READINGS OF NEW PLAYS
will continue at The Venue but will also
be presented at The American as part of
their Lighthouse Series / The Venue Series



FIRST SUNDAY EVENINGS
Sept. 7, 2014 @ 7 pm - Refraction of Light by Jean Klein


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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
ARE ALSO IN THE WORKS TO PREPARE YOU
FOR WORKING AND PARTICIPATING IN
NEW PLAY DEVELOMENT AND THEATER

Acting/Directing/Enuciation & Diction/
Play Writing/Acting for Poets

 
     

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ACTORS OPEN STAGE

It's like an Open Mic - Except it's for Actors

come perform monologues, scenes, improv,
musical numbers, mime and storytelling
(all must have acting elements performed by actors)
Marlon will give notes after each performance
Come learn and hone your skills as an
Actor for the stage or film

The First 3 Sundays in the Month
7 pm - 10:30 pm
$3 Donation at the Door

MARLON HARGRAVE
IS YOUR HOST AND COACH



Special Events

 

Burly-Q @ The Venue

The Venue on 35th has brought
Burlesque back to Hampton Roads


Actually . . .
Lily Liqueur brought Burlesque to The Venue in 2011
She also began the Norfolk Institute of Burlesque
at The Venue as well

UPCOMING BURLESQUE SHOW:

COMING AUGUST 29 & 30

(LOOK FOR DETAILS SOON)


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COMEDY @ THE VENUE


We are once again working with
local comedians and comedy troupes
to showcase their talents at The Venue

NERD ALERT SKETCH COMEDY SHOW

HAS HAD TWO SOLD SHOWS
@ THE VENUE IN 2014
LOOK FOR MORE TO COME

 

Outdoor Stage
     

Look for Open Mic Events, Concerts and
other shows on our outdoor stage
stay tuned!




The Venue on 35th is Norfolk's Showcase Theater
a place where you can see
The New, The Unusual, The Experimental, &
The Best Local Artistic Talent

TheArtist as Prophet
The Artist as Prophet
The Artist as Prophet


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