Southwestern College’s renown arts program and America’s renown veterans are about to hit the big stage together.
On April 14 veterans and SWC students are invited to open auditions for the general public at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park.
Theater instructor John Warriner, who teaches Acting for TV and Film courses at SWC, and Anthony “Tony the Vet” LoBue, a disabled veteran who teaches art to vets, will hold open auditions from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a project in development.
LoBue teaches free arts classes at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center every second Tuesday and encourages veterans of the community and of SWC to audition.
“What we’re trying to do to is start a creative collective,” he said.
Auditioners need a prepared monologue, headshot and resume.
Warriner’s Acting for TV and Film course teaches students how to act on camera and how to improvise, as well as techniques for concentration, memorization and relaxation.