On Campus at GCC: Auditions coming for fall productions

Open auditions for the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department productions of Neil LaBute’s “Autobahn” and “The Shape of Things” will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 in the Auditorium.

Those auditioning should prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue. It is also advised that the plays be read before the auditions.

Cast members must be enrolled in theatre arts workshops in the fall semester. Those interested in auditioning should register for the classes before auditions. The required courses are Theatre Arts 163 — Contemporary Theatre Workshop and Theatre Arts 129 — Backstage Lab for Performers.

The plays will be staged alternately for four weeks with eight performances each beginning Oct. 19 in the Auditorium Studio Theatre. Jeanette D. Farr will be the director.

LaBute’s “Autobahn” is a collection of one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat. The seven vignettes are an unsettling montage exploring the ethos of perception and relationship. “The Shape of Things” is thematically similar to his film “In the Company of Men,” but with the genders reversed. The plays contain mature themes, language and subject matter.

For those with more musical talents, the spring 2012 production will be “Godspell,” with auditions set for Nov. 16 and 17 and performances starting April 19.

Additional information on the theater arts program can be found on the website at www.glendale.edu/theatre or by calling (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5618. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

Summer show exhibits faculty art

“Artists and Educators” is the college’s summer art exhibition featuring the works of GCC’s Studio Arts faculty and staff. The exhibition continues through Aug. 10 in the Art Gallery.

The show features the works of Craig Attebery, David John Attyah, Maraha Sinclaire and John Zarcone (drawing); Caryl St. Ama and Juanan Menenses (painting); Charles Ketcham and Mark Wessel (design); Annabelle Aylmer (sculpture); Carol Arutian (jewelry) and Mark Gens (lab tech). Attyah and Gens curated the exhibition.

Admission is free. Summer gallery hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m. Go to www.glendale.edu/artgallery for information. The gallery is in the college’s Library Building.

Medical, dental front office programs offered

Medical and Dental Billing and Coding programs at GCC can lead to an Associate in Science Degree or a Certificate of Completion as part of the Medical Office Administration offerings.

This fall, instructor Sara Ovsepyan will be teaching Medical Office Administration 187 — Dental Front Office/Dental Billing and Coding on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:20 to 2:50 p.m. The four-unit course prepares students for work in a dental office with instruction in professional qualifications, compliance with legal and ethical issues, courteous and effective handling of patients, preparation and care of dental records, insurance, financial records and general management of a dental facility. Students will also learn to complete billing and coding procedures for a dental office setting and get hands-on experience with ADA Dental Claim Forms.

A Certificate of Completion can also be earned in Medical Billing and Coding. The four-unit course, MOA 183, can be taken this fall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:10 to 11:15 a.m. The class helps students find jobs in hospitals and doctor’s offices by familiarizing them with the tools necessary to start working.

Other Medical Office Administration courses are offered this fall and can be found in the class schedule at www.secure.glendale.edu/schedules_ps.

The fall semester begins the week of Aug. 29. Open registration begins Aug. 15.

Classes for seniors are free

Lifelong Learning Seminars for seniors will be held this fall at various locations in the Glendale area.

The seminars include discussion classes, diet and nutrition, art and film appreciation. The locations include Pacific Park, 501 S. Pacific; Adult Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado; Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe; the Professional Development Center, 2340 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose; and the Life Skills Building above the college’s main campus.

Details about the fall semester courses can be found at www.glendale.edu/ce or by calling (818) 243-5196.

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