Thursday, January 9, 2014

Calling middle- and high-school aged aspiring actors

Northwest School of the Arts will host a Young Actors' Symposium this weekend (Jan. 11 and 12).

Middle and high school students can sign up online for various workshops, which range in cost from $10-50. Money raised will go toward repairs for the school's LaBorde Theatre.

The workshops will be led by theater professionals and will cover several topics, including do's and don'ts of auditioning, how to make a demo reel and delivering monologues. Students attending can also get their head shots taken by Northwest student photographers.

Many sessions are also open to parents. Andy Lawler, the school's arts director, said if openings are still available, people can also register the day of the sessions. For more information, visit