Didi Panache (Douglas McGeoch) and Wayburn Sassy (Dewey Chaffee)
Dewey Chaffee and Douglas McGeoch, creators of the Fringe’s celebrated characters Wayburn Sassy and Didi Panache (and this year’s Winifred and Gerald), have a nice idea to help out other potential Fringe participants.
They’re creating a scholarship fund for new Fringe performers. Here’s the announcement from Dewey:
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Tagged dewey chaffee, Didi Panache, Douglas McGeoch, Festival, Fringe, Fringe theatre, Scholarship, Theatre, wayburn sassy
Florida Opera Theatre, an organization dedicated to furthering opera in Central Florida, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student to attend one of three programs: the Sherrill Milnes and Friends Summer Program in Tampa, a vocal training program for career-seeking artists or the Generation X Summer Youth Intensive.
Here’s more inf0, followed by ways to get in touch with Florida Opera Theatre:
Amy Blaker, a student at Seminole State College, has been given the first Paul M. Wegman Scholarship from Seminole State. The award honors the beloved actor Paul Wegman and also the beloved director Sara Daspin, who was Paul’s mentor and helped set up this scholarship.
Wegman died of AIDS in 2004. Daspin, the longtime head of the theater program at what was then Seminole Community College, died of cancer in 2008.
Here’s the full information on the new award:
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Tagged Amy Blaker, paul wegman, Sara Daspin, Scholarship, Seminole Community College, seminole state college, Seminole State College of Florida, Seven Guitars
Here’s an announcement from Paul Luby, at Seminole State College, that has touched me for two reasons. Seminole State’s theater department plans to award the first Paul M. Wegman Scholarship before the curtain rises on Seven Guitars Saturday night, Feb. 5.