Retired arts school dean teaching free audition workshops

If your teen’s New Year’s Resolution includes pursuing his or her acting dreams, this event might be a step in the right direction.

The Eissey Campus Theatre, 11501 Campus Dr. in Palm Beach Gardens, will host a free audition workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 4. It’s geared for students ages 12 – 18. Students are permitted to prepare a monologue to get feedback.

Beverly Blanchette, retired dean of theatre at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, will give students advice about preparing for auditions for arts schools, theater, colleges and conservatories, television and film. She will also cover the Dreyfoos and Bak School of Arts audition processes.

Beverly Blanchette, retired dean of the theatre department at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, is shown in her office in front of a wall adorned with head shots of her students in 2009. She’ll teach a free audition workshop Jan. 4. (Eliza Gutierrez/The Palm Beach Post)

For additional information, call college’s Education Office at 561-207-5910.