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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

FOR SEPTEMBER: COVERS

This month we will have an open mic format
- there will be no featured artists this month
because we are featuring "Covers"
Artists who want to take the stage must
present a cover piece

Doors Open at 6:45

FOR NOVEMBER:

We will be featuring Hampton Roads Old Guard Poets
Jeff Hewitt will host this Feature Sunday
and will bring to The Venue's stage
long-standing poets from our area

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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

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:

A STAGED READING
SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 AT 8 PM

DON'T MISS SEEING D. D. DELANEY'S
STRANGE AND HILARIOUS PIECE ON
SEX, DRUGS, AND DEATH

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COMING IN DECEMBER:
DELIGHTFUL HOLIDAY FARE FROM
VPF MEMBERS
3 FULLY PRODUCED HOLDIAY SHOWS


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STAGED READINGS OF NEW PLAYS
at The American Theatre
Part of the Lighthouse Series / The Venue Series



FIRST SUNDAY EVENINGS

Oct 5, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - "There Was Stone in Her
Sister's Old Shoe (Ouch!)
by D. D. Delaney
Nov 2, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - "Best Always, Marilyn Monroe"
by Kathleen McBlair
Dec 7, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - "The Chimes"
an adaptation by Jean H. Klein


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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 and continues to operates the
Norfolk Institute of Burlesque
at The Venue as well

UPCOMING BURLESQUE SHOWS:

SHOWS ARE BEING PLANNED FOR
DECEMBER 2014 AND JANUARY 2015

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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

Looking for Stand-Up, Sketch, and Improv Shows
BRING IT ON!!

 

 

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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