Are you ready to step into the spotlight? How about shining it on someone else?
Coachella Valley performers and visual storytellers have a couple of opportunities starting this month to use their talents to benefit local organizations.
• Make a 60-second television commercial for the LGBT Community Center of the Desert, and possibly win $1,000. The Center is conducting a commercial contest with two $1,000 prizes. One is for the best commercial made by a student between 14 and 25, and the other prize is for the commercial made by someone in the general public. Submission deadline is July 10. For more details, go to www.thecenterps.org or call (760) 416-7790.
• Dezart Performs, a nonprofit theater group, will conduct auditions at 10 a.m. June 22 for its 2013-2014 season at 314 S. Cahuilla Road in Palm Springs. Bring an updated headshot and resume and be prepared to read from scripts. See descriptions of the cast members needed at www.dezartperforms.com.