With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect way to learn about character and make-up design. Event will take place Monday, Oct.17, at 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Playhouse (1211 4th Street).

Co-Artistic Director Evelyn Rudie leads a fun, hands-on 90 minute session where members explore how physical theatre and make-up combine to create dynamic, exciting characters of all sorts. Participants learn basic and fantasy make-up skills and get the chance to try out different designs on themselves and each other.

Free as part of the Santa Monica Playhouse Binge Free Festival of Theatre –the first ever official Santa Monica Fringe Festival. Complimentary refreshments, too! The Binge festival offers over 40 plays, workshops and an overflowing toy-box of special family-oriented events, to delight your senses and tickle your funny bone – and every single one of them is free, thanks to generous grants from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Cotkin Family and Playhouse PALS. Visit for a complete list of events. Visit for more information.

-Submitted by Serena Dolinsky