Kristofer Geddie and the Venice Theatre would like to diversify your theater-going experience

By : Jeremy Williams
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Venice, Florida, is a quaint little town of a little more than 20,000 people just south of Sarasota. It isn’t as worldly known as some of the bigger cities surrounding it – Tampa, St. Petersburg or Orlando – but the small Gulf Coast town is home to one of the most well-known theaters in the U.S., the Venice Theatre.

“Who knew that would happen here? Before I came here I never knew that Venice’s community theater was one of the largest in the country,” says Kristofer Geddie, Venice Theatre’s director of diversity.

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ALSO Youth expands with new center, program

By : Jeremy Williams
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Venice, Fla. — Advocacy-Leadership-Support-Outreach, better known as ALSO Youth in Sarasota, is a non-profit that provides peer support services, educational programs, advocacy, and many other services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning youth ages 13 to 21.

The program was created in 1992 and since then has created a safe environment for kids to explore and understand who they are without judgement, and after nearly 25 years in Sarasota ALSO is expanding south to Venice.

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