These events are FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and programs begin at 7:00.

April 9

Stella Beratlis and Gillian Wegener – MoSt Poetry

May 14


June 11

Vance Whitaker – Stage Make-up

July 9

Aaron Vickery – Modesto Mural Art

August 13

Ken White – Writing Modesto’s History

September 10

Rene Daveluy – A Life in Movement

Central West Ballet Artistic Director, René Daveluy, speaks about his career in dance, including a look at his work with Modesto’s Central West Ballet. Informative, entertaining and full of inspiring stories, the evening includes film footage and images of Mr. Daveluy’s career and Central West Ballet in performance.

October 8

Jack Souza – Drama / Prospect Theater Project

Jack Souza, Prospect Theater Project’s Founding Artistic Director, has directed, designed or appeared in nearly all of PTP’s 100+ productions over the past 18 years. Souza’s extensive regional theater credits include Sierra Repertory Theater, Stage 3, Shakespeare on the Vine, Murphy’s Creek Theater, and Modesto Performing Arts. 

Having training with the American Conservatory Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater, he also holds a Master’s degree in Modern Drama with Honors from University College Dublin, Ireland. Apart from his duties as Artistic Director of PTP, Souza is a Guest Lecturer at CSU Stanislaus, and Merced College. 

November 13

Sandra Veneman – balancing life, work and art.

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