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  631 35th Street  
  Norfolk, VA 23508  
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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

Notice: Thursday Night Open Mic will be on hiatus
for a few weeks after Thanksgiving - we will be back
soon with some new twists to 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)

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A Monthly Open Mic Event

Feature Sundays: A Show

FOR NOVEMBER: OLD SCHOOL NIGHT

Hampton Roads has a rich and storied performance poetry culture. Jeff Hewitt will host this Feature Sunday with a focus on luring some the area’s most respected poets back to the stage.




This is a must see event for poetry lovers!
Doors Open 6:45
$5

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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

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ACTING FOR POETS SPECIAL
BENEFIT SHOW FOR THE VENUE
NOV 20 & 21 @ 8 PM

 

 


Plays and Staged Readings

 

 

 
 

 

COMING TO THE VENUE'S STAGE
IN DECEMBER

D. D. Delaney's adaptation of the Dickens' Christmas tale about Scrouge and the ghosts of Christmas has become a Hampton Roads' seasonal favorite
Don't miss seeing it this year!!

For two performances only - on Dec 12 & 13
fellow Virginia Playwrights Forum member,
Shari Graber, will have her,
Corrupted Christmas Carols
open for Delaney's show
Come see both shows for $15

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



FIRST SUNDAY EVENINGS
Nov 2, 2014 @ 7:30 pm -
"Best Always, Marilyn Monroe"
by Kathleen McBlair


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Dec 7, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
"The Chimes"
an adaptation by Jean H. Klein


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January 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm

"Nat's Last Struggle" by P. A. Wray

 
     

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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

NEXT BURLESQUE SHOW:

Focus Fox Presents: Vixens for The Venue

A BENEFIT SHOW TO RECOUP LOSSES FROM
THE BREAK-IN AND THEFT

Get your tickets on line and save

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/focus-fox-presents-vixens-for-the-venue-tickets-14479760353?aff=eac2
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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!!

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MUSIC @ THE VENUE


A NEW MONTHLY EVENT IS COMING
IN 2015
MARK YOUR CALENDAR'S THIRD
SATURDAYS

 

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
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