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Murray Chase

Venice Theatre
Executive/Artistic Director
Venice, FL
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 21 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $3.2 million, making it the second largest community theatre in the United States and the largest per capita. The company serves more than 100,000 audience members, 1,500 volunteers, and 11,000 students each year. Mr. Chase has directed, acted, designed, and produced shows in educational, professional, and community theatres for the past 40 years, but has worked almost exclusively in community theatre for the past 25. He has directed more than 200 shows and acted in, produced, and designed hundreds more. He currently serves as the President for the American Association of Community Theatre. He has, at various times, served as community division chair and festival chair for Southeastern Theatre Conference, Florida Theatre Conference, and Mississippi Theatre Association. Mr. Chase is a 7-time Best Director honoree at Florida Theatre Conference and Southeastern Theatre Conference, a Distinguished Career award-winner from AACT, and a lifetime member of AACT’s College of Fellows.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, March 5
 

2:30pm

 
Thursday, March 6
 

7:00am

 
Friday, March 7
 

7:00am

 
Saturday, March 8
 

9:00am