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SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022 AT 1 PM – 4 PM FREE Stage Management Workshop

What is the role of the stage manager? Why are some stage managers in high demand and allowed to choose the shows they manage?

Learn the process and the secrets to successful and stress-free stage management. Get access to digital forms and files to help you organize and manage your show.

Whether you are new to stage management or want to brush up on your skills, Laboratory Theater production manager Margaret Cooley will lead this fun and formative workshop covering skills and expectations in stage management.

Space is limited. All experience levels are welcome. Be the stage manager you were meant to be!

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SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022 AT 11 AM – 12:30 PM FREE Audition Workshop

Public · Anyone on or off Facebook Taking the Fear Away Free Audition Workshop with Annette Trossbach & Sonya McCarter

What do directors want from an audition? What are they looking for from your audition?

This 90-minute workshop highlights what directors want - and don't want - from actors auditioning for their next production. Learn which skills you need to stress, choose your monologue or music to fit the role you want, fill out the audition form, and what to expect after the audition.

Everyone will have a monologue and a partner - so bring a friend! All experience levels are welcome; there is something for everyone. Workshop space is limited - walk-ins will be accepted as space allows. The workshop is on May 21st from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm.

The Laboratory Theater of Florida follows all CDC recommendations regarding pandemic safety.

Remember - we are rooting for you, so let us help you crush your next audition!

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2022 AT 7 PM – 9 PM Dialect Workshop with Annette Trossbach

Are you looking to audition for "The Play That Goes Wrong" and/or "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Butcher of Fleet Street?" These productions require RP, Cockney, and other British accents.

Space is limited. This workshop is $10. Attendance at the workshop does not guarantee a role in either production.

This workshop will be held in the Art Commons Theater's education building, located behind the main theater.

Space is limited - advance registration is required.

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Summer camp June 27th - July 15th

Event Address: The Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers, 33901 (Corner of Second Street & Woodford) (in the theater) CAMP DATES: Mon-Friday, 9 am -4 pm (drop-off and pick-up within 30 minutes of start and end times) June 27th - July 15th.

PERFORMANCE DATES: July 15th at 8 pm. July 16th at 2 pm and 8 pm.

The Laboratory Theater of Florida is a professional theater company and only uses credentialed educators and professional actors in its education department.


The Laboratory Theater of Florida takes a "whole actor" approach to acting. In addition to physical theater, stage combat, voice modulation, blocking, stagecraft, and scene study, students also learn the basics of set design, lighting elements, lighting design, costuming, stage makeup, stage management, and theater etiquette and best practices. And, of course, theater games. Acting is FUN! The camp culminates in a professional production of Trap by Stephen Gregg, which runs for three performances the weekend of July 15th. Speaking parts are available for all ages, abilities, genders, and ethnicities within the camp range. The theater follows both the CDC and the School District of Lee County guidelines regarding the pandemic. This camp is limited to 16 students, ages 11-17, which guarantees an abundance of one-on-one instruction and allows us to keep the students as safe as possible. The theater will consider actors outside this age range on a case-by-case basis and readiness assessment. Students will need to sign and follow the theater's Pandemic Protocol as this is a full production.

Trap by Steven Gregg is a creepily delightful, documentary-style thriller play based on research into the strange happenings of Menachap, California, where every member of a middle school play in 2019 fell unconscious. Using interviews with witnesses, first responders, and scientists involved in the strange case, the audience feels as if they're living through the events themselves… whether they want to or not.

Please complete a registration form for each camper. Students will not be allowed to stay without signed registration and hold harmless release forms. If registering multiple students, please choose "First Camper" for the first and "sibling" for the others. Weekly tuition option on request.

IMPORTANT DETAILS: Hours: 9 am - 4 pm, Mon-Fri Daily Arrival Time: 8:30-9:00 am. • Pick-up: 4:00 - 4:30 pm

• Light snacks are provided but bring a packed lunch. • Campers should wear comfortable clothing to allow freedom of movement and dance. • Closed-toe shoes are required, tennis shoes are recommended • Masks or face shields are required to be worn appropriately during camp hours unless campers are outside or actively eating or drinking. The theater follows all CDC and School District of Lee County guidelines, and we update our safety as their guidelines on Covid safety change.

Camp culminates in three staged performances at The Laboratory Theater of Florida, July 15th at 8 pm and July 16th at 2 pm and 8 pm.

Summer camp is M-F; Dress rehearsals and performances for Trap will be at the Laboratory Theater of Florida. There is no camp on July 4th.

TUITION ● Regular registration (by Wednesday before start): $450 camper 1, $405 per additional sibling for the 3-week camp. If a scholarship is needed, please apply at A weekly tuition option is available on request.

PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY Payment required at registration • Two-week cancellation notice required or forfeiture of the deposit will result. • Registration deadline is by the Wednesday before the start of camp, payable by credit card or checks made out to The Laboratory Theater of Florida. Please mail registration & payment to The Laboratory Theater of Florida, P.O. Box 334, Fort Myers, FL 33902. Or conveniently register and pay online at

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