Fall Fun and Fundraiser at ReSurfaced

This year we’re trying something new for our fall community-builder and fundraiser event: hello ReSurfaced!

October 24

615-621 West Main Street


ReSurfaced occupies the empty lot behind the facades on Main Street, and in just the past few weeks this multi-purpose pop-up plaza has generated huge buzz, drawn great crowds, and raised awareness for a number of causes and community groups. This is a change of venue, but most of your favorite elements of the Chili Supper are coming with us. Here’s a list of what you can count on:

  • Food trucks and beer/wine from ReSurfaced ($1 of each drink purchased goes to Walden Theatre)
  • Raffle drawings (tuition drawing, door prizes, runner up prizes, and the $1000 Grand Prize)
  • Silent auction (travel, food, experiences)
  • Costume contest
  • Face painting
  • Bake sale
  • Performance of Revenge of Lenore (a showpiece of the works of Edgar Allen Poe featuring Walden Theatre staff)

For anyone wishing to contribute, here’s a short list of what we’re looking for (plus a link to sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508094EABAF23AB9-walden1)

  • Desserts for the Bake Sale
  • Door prizes (gift cards or similar)
  • Silent Auction items/packages (vacation stay, airfare, hotels, event/sports tickets, wine packages, catered dinner, anything you can think of!)

While we’re giving the Chili Supper a rest this year, we’re really excited to be on the lineup at ReSurfaced and hope to get in front of lots of new prospective new parents, supporters, and students. And of course we look forward to seeing all of you on the 24th!!!

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Classes Friday Oct 24 – early dismissal at 5:30pm

As the headline indicates, Apprentice and Studio classes FRIDAY WILL BE DISMISSED at 5:30pm.

This gives everyone time to pick up kids and get down to ReSurfaced for the good times. We hope everyone can come straight on down to ReSurfaced on the 600 block of Main Street (behind the empty facades) to kick the party off right!

For families and students unable to attend, please make alternative plans for pick up from Walden Theatre at 5:30pm. Thanks everyone!

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Our last email looking ahead to our Fall Fundraiser event at ReSurfaced on October 24 mentioned INCENTIVES for turning in Raffle Tickets early. So here goes:

  • All students who turn in their completed allotment of sold raffle tickets by Wednesday, October 22 receive 5 hard-core points on the spot. Boom, already a winner.
  • All entrants who meet above criteria are entered into an exclusive early drawing for one of the following:
    •  Free T-Shirt or hoodie of winner’s choice PLUS 20 bonus hard-core points
    • OR an advanced student (Tue-Thu classes) can win a place in both sessions of Charlie and Julane’s Audition Workshop offered as part of Slant Culture Theatre Festival (more on this below)

And as you can see, we need to get these raffle ticket sales up! This is a huge source of support for Walden Theatre scholarships and programming, so be one of the good folks who make the Walden Theatre experience attainable for so many kids!

And don’t forget to talk up the great prizes on offer in the Raffle Drawing, including:

  • $1,000 CASH
  • Kentucky Kingdom Season Passes (4)
  • Apple Gift Cards
  • FREE TUITION for a semester
  • and more door prizes

(Grand Prize and runner up winners don’t have to be present to win, but it’s more fun if they are!)

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Adult Audition Workshops

Have an upcoming audition? Want professional feedback on your monologues? Walden Theatre is offering TWO audition workshops during its 2014 Slant Culture Theatre Festival. Artistic Director Charlie Sexton and Associate Artistic Director Julane Havens will lead adult participants through the audition process – from monologue selection, to cold readings, to representing yourself with headshot and resume – and coach participants on their pieces. No prior experience is necessary. These workshops are for both novice and experienced actors wanting to prepare for theatre auditions. And after the workshop you can join the Festival by getting a drink at the bar and seeing a Slant show!

November 16 & 23 3:00-5:30pm

Cost: $50 for one workshop OR $85 for both Festival Pass holders and Slant participants receive $10 discount

To register, call or email Charlie Sexton: 502.589.0084 or csexton@waldentheatre.org

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Art for Art’s Sake event

Here’s information about a charitable fundraiser event organized by longtime Walden Theatre student Theo Edwards-Butler. Hope some of you can attend!

My name is Theo Edwards-Butler. I am a junior at DuPont Manual High School, and I am a Musical Theatre major at the Youth Performing Arts School. Every year for my birthday, I have organized a service project or activity as a way to give back to my community. One of my most successful projects over the years was having all of my friends donate shoes to give to an organization called Soles for Souls.

As much as I do love shoes, this year, I wanted to give back in a way that expressed who I was as a person and the things that I enjoy doing. With that goal in mind, I created an organization called Art for Art’s Sake to give back to all the many arts organizations that help youth in the city of Louisville, and hopefully as the organization grows, I would like to give back to arts organizations around the country that impact the lives of young people.  I want to start this important initiative by giving back to one of the organizations that has helped me become the artist I am today—Center for the Arts: ArtsReach—my first outlet to the arts.

There will be an annual event to showcase the many different art forms performed by amazing young people who have a deep love and passion for the arts. This is also a fund raising event, with all proceeds going to ArtsReach programming this year and different arts-related organizations enriching the lives of young people in subsequent years. Details for this year’s program are outlined below.

I hope to continue this organization for many years to come, and I hope that with your support, Art for Art’s Sake will grow to help change the lives of many young artists in our area.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Theo Eliza Edwards-Butler
Founder, Art for Art’s Sake

Art for Art’s Sake Inaugural Fundraising Event
Saturday, October 11, 6 p.m., at Vault 1031, 1031 S. Sixth Street, Louisville, Kentucky
Event will include live performances, silent auction (including original artwork) and gourmet hors d’oeuvres
Call (502)554-2144 or (502)322-4332 for details. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. All donations are welcome!

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Halloween Parade Friday Oct 10 – Baxter/Bardstown Closes at 6:30pm

imag007This parade happens earlier every year…

Friday is the Halloween Parade, and the route begins at Baxter Avenue Morgue (just down the block from us) and terminates at Mid-City Mall (Rosewood Ave.). The parade begins at 7pm, but Baxter Ave and Bardstown Rd. will be closed from 6:30-9:00pm.

Anyone who normally travels this route to Walden (for after-class pickup or for the Three Sisters performance that night) will need to find a detour and arrive via Lexington Ave to Payne St.

For Studio and Apprentice students getting out of class at 6:30, this is a great opportunity to just stick around and catch a free (for enrolled Walden students) 7:30pm performance of Three Sisters. Save yourself from a traffic nightmare!

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Here’s the schedule for the upcoming auditions for Connecting Cultures and Romeo & Juliet.
Anyone unable to audition Oct 29-31, MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS with directors to TO AUDITION EARLY.  We need to cast both shows very fast since rehearsals begin for Connecting Cultures the week after auditions so there will be no audition options after Oct 31.

  • Oct 16
    Audition sign ups will be posted in the lobby
  • Oct 29 (Wednesday)
    4:30-6:30 – Romeo & Juliet auditions during class for Apprentice ONLY
    6:30-8:00 – Connecting Cultures auditions
  • Oct 30 (Thursday)
    6:30-8:00 – Connecting Cultures auditions
    6:30-9:00 – Romeo & Juliet auditions
  • Oct 31 (Friday)
    6:30-? – Romeo & Juliet call backs + make-up auditions (we’ll wrap up as quick as possible)

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