The Western Stage’s annual SpringFEST offers performance and technical opportunities to students and the community who wish to improve their skills, gain experience, or simply find enrichment in the arts. This year’s theme adds an especially relevant layer to the program, which speaks to the country’s current efforts to fill the gender gap: “In the Company of Women: Changing the Story.” Each project is reflective of the stories and experiences of women, and seeks to explore, highlight, and rejoice in the unique truths and triumphs of women around the world. Opportunities include, but are not limited to: acting/performing, producing, playwriting, directing, and tech (lights/sound/rigging/deck crew), and include opportunities for children, teens, and adults. Those who wish to audition, may contact Casting Coordinator, Malinda DeRouen, at 831-759-6037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested in enrolling in a workshop or getting involved in technical, artistic, or non-performance arenas, contact Artistic Program Director, Melissa Chin-Parker at 831-770-7088 or email email@example.com. And of course, those who simply wish to support SpringFEST by enjoying these collaborative and grassroots projects from the audience are encouraged to make note of the performance schedule. Most performances are free to attend or by donation.