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Auburn Public Theater in downtown Auburn.

Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen

Citizen staff

Auburn Public Theater will offer two low-cost arts education programs this fall.

A film and video production program will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from September 14 to December 14 (except Thanksgiving week), for ages 14 to 18.

Led by instructors Carey Eidel and Mark Feocco, with special guests, the program will teach young adults to make their own films. Topics will include screenwriting, the basics of digital filmmaking and directing, nonlinear editing, lighting and more. No previous cinema experience is necessary. Participants will see their final projects screened at the theater and also posted on her YouTube channel.

The theatre’s annual Exchange Street Records music program runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays September 14 through December 14 (excluding Thanksgiving week), for ages 12 to 18.

Led by instructors Jim Van Arsdale and Sameth Delfavero, the program will teach young adults the skills to explore the world of popular music. They will study techniques in the areas of improvisation, stage presence, live sound, songwriting and more, with the goal of composing their own songs for performance and recording. Each week, the class can also choose to perform as the opening act for the theater’s weekly Jam Nights at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Many of the program’s students later join Perform 4 Purpose, a local youth music group that gives concerts to raise funds for causes.


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