Work of Art

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I love theater. I love every part of theater. My favorite portion of producing a show is tech week; it’s long, exhausting, taxing, and thrilling. I enjoy it because I finally get to see every other artist’s hard work come together like puzzle pieces. I always feel like an important, yet very small piece of a much larger picture.

This summer I have been working in a much different capacity. Marketing has stretched me in new ways and has helped me discover new things about myself. I have discovered things that I excel at and things that could use some improvements. In all things, however, I have tried to treat my work like art. If you learn to treat work like a piece of artwork, it’s easier to find the potential and the beauty in anything. An artist always has room to grow, to learn, and to improve upon their craft. If we each treated ourselves like artists, the possibilities in any work place and position would be endless.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s 2014-2015 Signature Series is fast approaching. While I’m usually a part of the acting puzzle piece, it has been exciting to view the complete picture as a marketing puzzle piece. I’m still an artist, orchestrating my contribution to match the entire picture. I’m a very small, yet important piece to a much, much larger picture.


Tess Carr-10 e webTess Carr is a recent graduate of Valencia College with a degree in American Sign Language Interpretation. She is also an actor, having performed most recently at the Orlando Fringe Festival. You might have seen her on some local stages including the Orlando Repertory Theatre, Mad Cow Theatre, Athens, and Central Florida Community Arts, just to name a few. After her summer as Marketing Intern at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, she plans to attend The University of North Florida in Jacksonville to complete her bachelor’s degree in political science. 


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Loving SunRail?

Ashley K. Edwards

Well, I suppose the first question is “Have you been on SunRail?” (I was going to ask “have you experienced SunRail, but that could mean many, many things – traffic jams, loud horns!) So the second would be if so, “Are you loving SunRail?”

Orlando Magazine recently posed this question to their Facebook Fans and the feedback is, interestingly, quite positive.

“Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives.” – Robin Chase, Founder and CEO of Buzzcar

I’m personally eager to check-out SunRail at some point, but that’ll probably have to wait until they extend service into the weekends. What about you – have you been one of the first to ride?

Filed under: News Tagged: Central Florida, community, Orlando, Orlando Magazine, SunRail, transportation
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August Young Artists Group Workshop at ORLANDO FASHION SQUARE MALL

Don’t miss this unique event!  The upcoming August Young Artists Group Workshop will be held on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6 from 2-5pm at the Orlando FASHION SQUARE MALL!!

We will be meeting at the west entrance on Maguire Blvd. where the movie theater entrance and marquee are located.  This is between Dillard’s and JC Penny’s.

One of our favorite artists, German LEMUS, will be giving us a tour of his and other artists’ murals painted inside the mall. Then we will visit…

Time:August 6, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
Location:Orlando Fashion Square Mall
Street:3201 E Colonial Dr
City/Town:Orlando, FL 32803
Website or Map:http://www.orlandoslice.com
Phone:407-748-7181
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Orlando Philharmonic’s Sounds of Summer boosts attendance at Plaza Live

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Moving its Sounds of Summer Series to the Plaza Live is paying off for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra — and classical-music fans, who have an easier time getting seats for the concerts.
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‘Pick-A-Tick’ Raffle (Open House 2014)

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Last season’s 1st Annual Open House drew in over 500 familiar guests and new faces to the Theater. Our 26th Season Open House (on Saturday, August 23 from 11am – 2pm) promises to be even better. Festivities will include a backstage tour of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, an opportunity to sit in on a rehearsal of the highly anticipated musical Les Miserables, photo opportunities with costumed characters, and free crafts for the little ones.

In addition, the Theater will host a “Pick-A-Tick” raffle featuring first-rate prizes like:

  • Orlando Shakes CYO 3 & 5 ticket packages ($ 200+ Value)
    • Free unlimited ticket exchanges within your chosen productions
    • $ 5 off additional single tickets for friends and family, including Les Misérables* (Offer not valid for senior matinees or preview performances)
    • Courtesy show reminders and parking alerts
    • Great seats at a great price – reserved for you before the general public
  • Orlando Museum of Art Dual/Family Membership ($ 80 Value)
    • Free year-round museum admission for two adults (and any children under 18)
    • Free admission to 1st Thursdays
    • E-newsletter subscription
    • 10% discount at OMA shop and educational programs
    • And much more!
  • Orlando Philharmonic Ticket Voucher ($ 80 Value)
    • 2 Silver Tickets to any one concert in the 2014-15 Super Series at Bob Carr Theater 
  • Theatre UCF Ticket Voucher ($ 40 Value)
    • 2 tickets to Baltimore Waltz (September 18 – October 4, 2014) in the Black Box
  • Mennello Museum of Art swag bag ($ 75+ Value)
    • Gift includes: Earl Cunningham canvas tote bag, magnet, set of 4 coasters, Painting an American Eden and The Collector’s Legacy books, and coffee mug
  • Orlando Shakes Bard Card 
    • Exclusive discounts at local restaurants and businesses including: Citrus Restaurant, Wolfie’s Pizza Mia, Hawker’s Restaurant, and more!
  • open houseDrink Vouchers at Harriett’s Bar
  • Commemorative 25th Anniversary Taming of the Shrew posters signed by the cast
  • Award-winning Magic Tree House books and JetBlue merchandise
  • Tickets to Orlando Shakes productions—including Les Mis!
  • And more!

RAFFLE RULES: “Pick-A-Tick” raffle participants must be present at Orlando Shakes’ Free Open House on August 23, 2014 between 11am and 2pm. Raffle participants may purchase 2 chances (for a $ 5 donation) or 5 chances (for a $ 10 donation). CASH ONLY. Chances will be pulled and prizes revealed at the time of cash donation. All proceeds benefit Orlando Shakespeare Theater programming. 

Want to save time at the door AND receive exclusive instructions on how to secure your spot on a building tour? RSVP for our 26th Season Open House today! 


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Film Screening “That’s Not Funny”

The Freethought Film Festival Foundation (FFFF) presents the feature film, That’s Not Funny, a dead serious documentary about comedy*. Director, Mike Celestino asks, “How are boundaries defined in comedy? Is there a line, and if so, when is it okay to cross it? Is it in our nature to make fun of things that make us uncomfortable, topics that might otherwise be considered dire or taboo?” The film examines these questions,…

Time:August 6, 2014 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Location:Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe 12
Street:155 South Orange Avenue
City/Town:Orlando
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Phone:888-821-1990
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