Local student will attend theater seminar

Drew Starmer from Central Point, who attends Ashland High School, is one of 65 students selected from 90 applicants across the United States to attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2011 Summer Seminar for High School Juniors, to be held Aug. 1-13.

The Summer Seminar, started in 1981, is a rigorous two-week program designed for a select group of theater students who have recently completed their junior year in high school. Students stay on the campus at Southern Oregon University, where OSF's theater professionals present workshops and forums on a variety of topics.

Students will gain insight into the workings of a successful repertory theater company, and participants will study such topics as theater administration, stage management, costume construction, scenic painting, properties, sound and theatrical lighting, as well as Renaissance dance, stage combat, marketing and publicity, fundraising, auditioning techniques, and movement and voice for the stage. In addition, the students will attend nine of OSF's productions and work together on projects.

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