Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Interview with Clare Burnett, Lighting Designer

 

From: Arizona Women's Theatre Company [mailto:jbs720@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:39 PM
Subject: Step Into The Light

 

AZWTC.ORG

 

 

LIGHTS UP !!!

 

Interview with Clare Burnett, Lighting Designer

 

 

 

 

Interview with Clare Burnett, Lighting Designer

By Daniella Crispo-Talarico


 

Daniela Crispo Talarico. has had the pleasure of working with Joy Bingham Strimple on the past three Pandora Festivals and in an effort to assist her this year she is contributing writer of designer profiles for the website.


 

I am thinking that we can begin our conversation with a few questions and as you respond to them I will develop following questions from that point. I sincerely appreciate your taking time from your busy schedule to enlighten our readers about your work and life.

 

I have been designing for N2T for three seasons and before that for ten years for Tempe Live!/Tempe Little Theatre.  After TLT closed its doors just before its 40th season, I did not actively seek a new company to design for because my full time job kept me extremely busy.  And the talent pool of designers in Phoenix is very competitive.


 

I understand that you work as a lighting designer with Nearly Naked Theatre. How did you develop a working relationship with them and how old/new is this relationship?


 

Damon Dering (Artistic Director and founder of Nearly Naked Theatre) sent me a contact email several years ago when he was looking for a lighting designer for Shakespeare's R and J.  He had seen my work at Tempe Center for the Arts and an actress that had done work with both of us recommended me to Damon.  I find the relationship both fulfilling and rewarding. When I am not designing a show for N2T, I often function as master electrician.


 

What part of being a lighting designer interests you the most? Which designers would you consider to be mentors or influences?


 

Probably what I most enjoy about designing is the creative process that starts with words on a page and the creative process and emotional investiture that helps bring the director's vision to fruition.  While I can't point to any one designer as offering me more inspiration than any other, I do draw my ideas from the director and those actors that are involved in each production.  That is why the art of lighting design is so fleeting.  No cast and director and play are ever exactly the same, even if the subject material is an exact match, the people involved have changed.


 

Can you tell us a little bit about your background in general along with training in this field? Are you from AZ?

 

I have a degree in theatre from a small college in Ohio where the department at the time was only about 30 students, so it engendered a lot of individual attention.   I would consider Dr. Jack Winget a mentor and a respected friend from Baldwin- Wallace University.  While I was in undergrad I worked for Berea Summer Theatre for four years in the scene shop and assisting backstage for plays and musicals doing props and assistant backstage management.  I also worked for the Cleveland Ballet as assistant to the lighting designer for two seasons (an autumn season program and the same again in the spring).

 

Is there a particular production or piece of work that you are the most proud of? And why?

 

I am proud of all of my designs.  And my specialty is the use of color (and lots of saturated color) My favorite production is the one on which I am currently working.


 

What guided you to become interested in lighting design?


I became interested in the design/tech aspects of theatre when I was in high school and knew I didn't have the temperament for acting or directing.
  A high school honors project involving the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival led me to choose a university level study of technical theatre.

.If people are interested in seeing the gallery of my work (though photographs of lighting are but pale shadows of the original design) they are welcome to look up my profile on Facebook.
  I believe the gallery of design photos are open to all.

 

 

 

ARIZONA WOMEN'S THEATRE COMPANY

 

 

This season our intent is to feature the women behind the the scenes.  The ladies who make it happen on the stage, who bring the mystery and the magic to the performance.  These ladies are the lighting designers and they are rarely featured in the hoopla of the show--without them--the performers are 'in the dark'...watch for a monthly interview with these fabulous artists!

 

 

 

Joy Bingham Strimple

President

602-738-4597

 

 

Doug Stanhope is Coming Back to Hotel Congress

From the Tucson Weekly …

Doug Stanhope is Coming Back to Hotel Congress

POSTED BY HENRY BARAJAS ON MON, JUL 28, 2014 AT 5:00 PM


We have some good news and bad news. Good news: Doug Stanhope is coming to Hotel Congress. Bad news: You have to wait three weeks. Stanhope will embark on a summer tour to New York, California, Australia and Tucson, AZ. We haven't seen him since last November when he filmed an hour of original material for the Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe


You can catch the Bisbee boy at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13 at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. You must be 21 and older, or have some sort of Benjamin Button thing going on. Click here to buy your tickets. 

 

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2014/07/28/doug-stanhope-is-coming-back-to-hotel-congress

 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

The Community Players Audition Announcement: 6 Rms Riv Vu

 

From: Community Players [mailto:tucsoncp@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 6:39 PM
Subject: Audition Announcement: 6 Rms Riv Vu

 

Auditions for The Community Players' production of 6 Rms Riv Vu, are being held on August 4 & 5, from 7-9 pm.

A six-room apartment, with a view of the Hudson River, is made available on Manhattan's Riverside Drive. Paul is a married advertising copywriter and Anne is a discontented housewife.  The two meet when they respond to the newspaper listing for the available unit. They discover the door has been locked accidentally, trapping them inside, and a connection slowly develops as they begin to share the details of their respective lives.

The auditions will be held at the Community Playhouse, located at 1881 N. Oracle Road (just north of La Fuente restaurant). We are looking for actors and actresses to fill all roles. Performers auditioning for parts should be prepared to cold-read from the script.

 

If you have any questions regarding the auditions, please contact us at
tucsoncp@gmail.com

 

6 Rms Riv Vu

Directed by Joanne Anderson

Audition dates: Monday, August 4, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

                Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Location:   The Community Playhouse

1881 N. Oracle Road - Parking is in the rear of the building.

Performances are September 12 - 28, 2014

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Updated: Musical Theatre Class for Teens/Adults

 

From: j [mailto:eirrac007@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 1:55 PM
Subject: Musical Theatre Class for Teens/Adults

 

Updated Version......

 

Now offering...  

 

Musical Theatre Dance class for Teens/Adults

 

    Fridays @ 6:30pm-7:30pm at the University of Arizona's Gittings building Studio 16 

  • Technique building
  • Learn musical theatre choreography
  • Fun and challenging environment
  • Performance opportunities

Taught by Professional Actor, Dancer, and Choreographer Carrie Silverman

Holds a BA Theatre Arts with over twenty years of teaching Dance! 

 

Drop by anytime!

No Registration Required 

$10 a class

Sliding scale and Scholarships available

 

Groups and Private Lessons (Ages 8+) Available

 

1713 E University Blvd

Ina Gittings Bldg, Studio 16 (Downstairs)  

Tucson, AZ 85721

 

For more info email @ eirrac007@aol.com or call 520-427-9485

 

 

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Arizona Rose Theatre Company 2014/2015 Season Auditions

 

From: Arizona Rose [mailto:azrosetheatre@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 12:48 PM
Subject: Arizona Rose Theatre Company Auditions

 

 

 

 

AUDITION NOTICE

 

The Arizona Rose Theatre Company will be holding auditions for  

our 2014/2015 Season

 

Audition Date:

This Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

at the Berger Performing Arts Center

1200 W. Speedway Blvd

 

AUDITIONS FROM 2pm to 4pm

 

Productions include:

 

“Robin Hood the musical”

in October 2014

Looking for Actors/Actresses all ages

Singing and some movement preferred

 

 

“Crazy for You”

in February 2015

Looking for Actors/Actresses all ages

Singing and Dancing preferred

 

 

“Steel Magnolias”

in April 2015

Looking for Actresses all ages

 

Please have two contrasting monologues prepared

and an acapella song if you are a singer

 

Bring headshot and resume 

 

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

ZUZI! presents Country Gravy and Other Obsessions

 

From: ZUZI! Dance Company, School & Theater [mailto:zuzisphere@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:56 PM
Subject: ZUZI! Dance Company, School & Theater Events: Country Gravy and Other Obsessions

 

Come see this musical comedy in ZUZI!'s theater

 

 

Country Gravy and Other Obsessions

 

The Musical Comedy touring production from Houston, Texas finds a home away from home in Tucson, Arizona.


 

All The Way Around LLC is proud to announce that their touring production of Country Gravy & Other Obsessions will be coming to the ZUZI! Theater in Tucson from July 31st - August 3rd, 2014.


 

Country Gravy & Other Obsessions is a musical comedy where its characters Mavis Applebee and Myrtle McGillicurdle, played by Julia Laskowski and Patti Rabaza, will come to your hometown rec center, hotel, church or bar to present the most valuable seminar of your life. That's right ... The only one you'll ever need.... A relationship seminar!


 

These two special ladies will fix relationships with husbands, wives, cars, food, bosses, relatives, can openers ... You name it! And yes, sometimes they'll show you how to dole out the tough love, like squirting your husband with a bottle of water if he goes to the fridge for one more hot dog. Listen and learn as Myrtle explains how to deal with difficult feelings in that chart topper, Stuff It. Then commiserate with Mavis while she sings about her favorite obsession in French Fry on the Floorboard!


 

Thru the course of the seminar, Mavis and Myrtle do a lot of healing (mostly on themselves) when they work thru the trauma of their childhoods with neglectful, druggie parents. Be amazed as they channel their opera diva mothers in a show stopping operatic fight scene!


 

Julia Laskowski (Mavis) has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States. She has performed most notably in concert in Italy (Gubbio, Lazise, Tolentino, Pinzolo and Pavia) and Frankfurt, Germany; the Amato Opera and the Off Broadway production of Miss Lulu in New York; recitals at the Disney Hall in Los Angeles; and every prominent theater in Houston, including the two premiere Broadway theaters: Theatre Under The Stars and the Alley Theater. She sang the title role in Always...Patsy Cline for 18 months - the longest running musical ever in Houston!


 

Julia is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, where she began her career as an opera singer. Her operatic experience includes Micaela, Queen of the Night, Zerbinetta, Donna Elvira, Amina and Rosina. She is also known for her impeccable comedic talent as seen in her performance of Zombina in the musical comedy, Zombies from the Beyond. She performed the title role in the Off Broadway production of Miss Lulu and has also performed in an Italian tour, Il Mito Di Broadway. Julia maintains a very busy voice studio.


 

Patricia Rabaza (Myrtle) has performed at Carnegie Hall, Vatican City and Notre Dame. She has performed leading roles with Theater Under the Stars, Opera in the Heights, Opera of the Ozarks, Nacogdoches Repertory Opera, Oklahoma Lyric Theater, Houston Theater LaB, and performed as a guest artist with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra and San Angelo Orchestra. She created the role of Araminty Brown in the world premier musical, Grand National, through the educational outreach program of Houston Grand opera.


 

Her favorite roles include Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte and Hildy in On The Town. Her acting credits include work with Houston Theater LaB, Third Coast Comedy, The Strand Theater in Galveston. She also played the lead role of Agnes in the independent short film, Jim and Agnes. She sang the world premiere of Still We Dance and has performed with Winton Marsalis.


 

Daryl Banner (Mavis and Myrtle's Pianist Schworken Kabierbenbarben) is a composer, actor, and novelist. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theater and Psychology where he participated as an actor and writer in the Edward Albee Workshop studying under the great Lanford Wilson for three years.


 

He also wrote book, lyrics & music for "The Walker-Through-Walls" as part of the Stuart Ostrow Musical Collaboration. Since graduating, he has acted in the 10x10, performed as the Bellhop in the Country Playhouse's "Lend Me a Tenor." He composes music for video games, short films (including 48-hour film project) and iPhone apps. He has been a returning writer for MADcap-24 at the Country Playhouse for five years producing two plays and three 10-minute musicals.


 

All The Way Around (Producer) is a NYC based production firm focusing on theater and film projects that tell strong, engaging stories. It was created by Chandler Wild and Scott DelaCruz in late 2011 after a number of years of collaboration.


 

With backgrounds in production, development, post, and web driven content the two strive to bring stories to life that deserve to be told. In addition to this project, current works-in progress include the feature length documentary "Mount Lawrence", the short documentary "Changeover", the feature "In The Rubber Room", and Foreign Bodies a selection of plays from the playwright Charles Borkhuis. 

 

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/758241

 

 

All The Way Around LLC * 1560 Broadway Suite 1001 * New York City * NY * 10036

www.countrygravyobsessions.com 

Email: Scott@ATWAproductions.com 

 

 

 

ZUZI! Dance Company, School & Theater
738 N. 5th Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85705
520-629-0237

 

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Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue coming to Surly Wench Pub

From the Tucson Weekly…

The Jigglewatts Are Coming to Town

POSTED BY IRENE MESSINA ON FRI, JUL 25, 2014 AT 2:30 PM

Arguably the best-named burlesque show:

 

Bringing their own brand of opulence and Texan sass, the performers of the Austin-based Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue will return to Tucson on their Texas Tease 'Em Tour at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Surly Wench Pub located at 424 North 4th Avenue in Tucson, Arizona. Tickets are $10 general admission/$30 VIP reserved seating and available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/773158. For more information visit the official website at www.thejigglewattsburlesque.com or call 512-680-1867.

Hosted by singer/comedian Jade Esteban Estrada (Comedy Central, Bravo TV), the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue embark on their 4th annual summer tour with dates in Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The cast features Estrada, Coco Lectric, Ruby Joule, Jolie Goodnight, Layna D'Luna, Pretty Boy Rock and Something Blue. Special appearances by local artists Stormy Leigh and Natasha Noir.

The Huffington Post calls their show "sassy and sexy...classy entertainment." The Dallas Morning News calls Estrada “funny and irreverent.”

Founded in 2006, the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue has been entertaining audiences with their re-imaginings of classic burlesque and original forays into the art of neo-burlesque. Members of the troupe have headlined internationally and feature classically trained dancers, vocalists, comedians and entertainers whose brand of burlesque has won them a string of standing ovations among male and female adult audiences of all ages.

 

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2014/07/25/the-jigglewatts-are-coming-to-town

 

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Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue coming to Surly Wench Pub

From the Tucson Weekly…

The Jigglewatts Are Coming to Town

POSTED BY IRENE MESSINA ON FRI, JUL 25, 2014 AT 2:30 PM

Arguably the best-named burlesque show:

 

Bringing their own brand of opulence and Texan sass, the performers of the Austin-based Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue will return to Tucson on their Texas Tease 'Em Tour at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Surly Wench Pub located at 424 North 4th Avenue in Tucson, Arizona. Tickets are $10 general admission/$30 VIP reserved seating and available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/773158. For more information visit the official website at www.thejigglewattsburlesque.com or call 512-680-1867.

Hosted by singer/comedian Jade Esteban Estrada (Comedy Central, Bravo TV), the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue embark on their 4th annual summer tour with dates in Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The cast features Estrada, Coco Lectric, Ruby Joule, Jolie Goodnight, Layna D'Luna, Pretty Boy Rock and Something Blue. Special appearances by local artists Stormy Leigh and Natasha Noir.

The Huffington Post calls their show "sassy and sexy...classy entertainment." The Dallas Morning News calls Estrada “funny and irreverent.”

Founded in 2006, the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue has been entertaining audiences with their re-imaginings of classic burlesque and original forays into the art of neo-burlesque. Members of the troupe have headlined internationally and feature classically trained dancers, vocalists, comedians and entertainers whose brand of burlesque has won them a string of standing ovations among male and female adult audiences of all ages.

 

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2014/07/25/the-jigglewatts-are-coming-to-town

 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Theatre Harmony Ensemble presents THREE TIMES LOVE by George DeRodio - FREE

 

From: Michael Candela [mailto:michaelcandela33@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:12 PM
Subject: re: Opening This Weekend

 

Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch???

 

For one weekend only, Friday July 25 and 26 at 7:00, and Sunday, July 27 at 2:00 at the Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. 1st Avenue,  Theatre Harmony Ensemble, in Association with The Comedy Playhouse" will present THREE TIMES LOVE by George DeRodio.

 

THREE TIMES LOVE consists of three one acts each on dealing with different aspects of human love and relationships.

 

The first one, Gun Play, deals with a stranger, a young man, who attempts to rob a little old lady on the street. He thinks he's tough and he says he has a gun. The little old lady, (Emma Frisky) quickly figures out that what the young boy (Terry) is hungry, but just lonely too.  Together they "bond" in what will become an abstract, but working relationship. The hilarious comedy stars Ina Shivack as Emma and Xander Mason as the young man.

 

Meanwhile, up in Inwood, is abouanother stranger, this one who appears at a women's door to ask her about her neighbors whereabouts. He is a fish out of water. A tough guy, on the upper east side, with a purpose we are not sure of.  Can these two unmarried people find each other and is the moth of a women getting to close to the flame of this man of the streets. Well, they say that there is always a person for everyone and that sometimes opposites do attract. This "Killing" black comedy stars Mary Davis, as the poor unsuspecting victim Mildred and Michael Sultzbach as Arnold, the mysterious man.

 

A LETTER FROM COWBOY is the story of the Bacone family. Prodigal son Eugune "Cowboy" Bacone has written a letter to his longtime suffering dad David Bacone that he wants to come home. His brother, Fast Eddie, and his wife Irene are none to happy about this, nor is David's wife, Stella who physically is falling apart. Family dynamic's take over, and in a heartbreaking end a resolution is finally reached. The amazing cast consists of Vincent Flynn, Hilary Pursehouse, Mark Klugheit, Denise Blum, George Cardieri and Kriste Bell.

 

Michael A. Candela directs the evening, and Alex Cardieri is producing.

 

Come see this worthwhile evening, free of charge, and support a local playwright who after 86 years is having a first production of his plays. This is a gift to a local artist that can't be missed.

 

RSVP with number of Attendees indicating which performance date as seating is limited

 

afcardieri@gmail.com  or call 520 869 3252:

 

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Valley of the Moon auditions for "Harry Potter and the Haunted Ruins"

-----Original Message-----
From: ksslove1@hotmail.com
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:31 PM
Subject: Audition notice

Valley of the Moon at 2544 E. Allen Road is holding auditions for "Harry Potter and the Haunted Ruins" on Friday August 15 & Saturday August 16 from 6-8 p.m. Rehearsals will be Fridays and Saturdays from 6-8 p.m. Show dates: October 3, 4 (Dress rehearsals); 10, 11, 12; 17, 18, 19; 24, 25, 26; 28, 29, 30. We will need a large cast and crew. All volunteers. tucsonvalleyofthemoon.com or call (520)323-1331.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Open Audition - Piquant Plays Production

-----Original Message-----
From: Gavin [mailto:brit4@mindspring.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:29 AM
Subject: An audition announcement

Open Audition Announcement for Piquant Plays Production
of
The Funniest Joke in the World
by Gavin Kayner
Production Dates – May 25th though June 14th 2015
Rehearsals - April and May 2015
Audition Location – Unscrewed Theater – 3244 E. Speedway
(Enter from the south side of the building.)

Audition Times and Dates – Saturday August 23, 9 -11 AM and Tuesday August 26, 7 – 9 PM.
(If you're interested but can't make any of those dates, let us know at 297-3317 or e-mail at brit4@mindspring.com.)

Production venue – Cabaret Theater – 330 S. Stone Ave, downtown Tucson
All actors will receive a stipend and some percentage of the house beyond expenses
Playwrights Horizon referred to the play as 'compelling and heartfelt'. Funniest was a top ten finalist for the Long Beach Playhouse award – 'compelling and original script', and a finalist for the Alleyway Theatre prize.
Kayner's plays have won numerous awards and been produced to full houses and positive reviews. Thumbs – 'the best theater I (have) witnessed' – S. Gibson. Noche – 'a brilliant schematic' (Citizen) and 'lyrically written' (Star). Hokey Pokey – 'powerful…clever and witty'. Flowers – 'The Language of Flowers is an eminently satisfying work from both an intellectual and an emotional point of view.' Eric Marshese LA. Etc.
Cast
BENNY: A quirky earnest young man in his early 20's. He's driven to be a superhero like those he reads about in his comic books. As a result, Benny invents different characters, dons ad-hoc costumes and patrols the streets attempting to fight crime. This fantasy ambition is fueled – on the surface by practicality, but in reality by the terror of his past. Benny is all unintentional pratfalls and slapstick and childlike sincerity.

TILLY: A spunky New Yorker in her early twenties. Like Benny, Tilly has a beguiling dichotomous character: naïve and street-wise by turns. She is saving her money and taking swimming and yoga lessons to realize her dream of becoming a mermaid in a Florida amusement park. She's a big fan of the romantic movies from the 30's, 40's and 50's. Tilly dreams of whales, but sleeps with demons.

ABE: A crusty bitter Jew in his mid-fifties and older who knew the, yes, horror of Nazi Germany and the terrorism of Joe McCarthy. Of course, he became a comedy writer. A blacklisted and forgotten comedy writer. He's quick with a line and broken in so many ways it's difficult to believe he'll recover. For Abe – redemption is a joke.

NATE: A man well into middle-age who could'a been somebody – but alcoholism and family obligations conspired to keep him where he is – the owner of a neighborhood bar called Stout House. The bar and Nate are haunted by a vicious murder that took place there. He's looking to escape Stout House and his guilt.

VON: A socially inept and repressed young man (20's – 30's)so tightly strung it's only a matter of time before he snaps. When he does, there's going to be one hell of a mess.
Contact - 297-3317 – Gavin Kayner and/or Norma Montano.



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SEEKING COSTUMER FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE

From: Nancy LaViola [mailto:nancylaviola@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:42 AM
Subject: RE: COSTUMER FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE

 

COSTUMER FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE

 

Costumer need for the Great American Playhouse, a Musical Melodrama Theatre in Oro Valley. We are a year round Theatre producing 5 shows a year with 4 performances a week consisting of a cast of 9. We are looking for someone to partner with the creative team and costume the performers for each production. This persons responsibility consists of the following:

 

  - receive the list of characters from the director, design the costume for each cast
member with the input from the Director
  - the costumer will be responsible for going and finding the costume for each character or
making the costume should they not be able to find something already put together

 - the costumer will not only costume the show but also the Olio which happens after
the show and is filled with songs and dance numbers
- Costumer will keep the costume room neat and organized
- fix small costume repairs if needed once the show is up and running
- must have a flexible schedule
- be able to work alone without constant direction
- there is the option to do some of the above work from home

- this position is part-time and will be paid a flat fee for each production
 If you feel you fit the above and have experience in costuming for Theatre please send your resume to nancylaviola@gmail.com. We are looking to fill this position right away. 

 

Nancy LaViola

Executive Producer/Managing Director

Great American Playhouse

520-512-5145

www.gaplayhouse.com

 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Golden Age of Radio Theater live and onstage August 16th at The Hungry Fox Restaurant

 

From: Prman1st [mailto:prman1st@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:25 PM
Subject: Golden Age of Radio Theater features old time radio live and onstage August 16th at The Hungry Fox Restaurant

 

PRESS RELEASE


For Immediate Release. V-2

CONTACT: Butch Lynn (520) 576-7658, TucsonGART@gmail.com, Facebook/Golden Age of Radio Theater

OLD TIME RADIO LIVE AND ONSTAGE ON SAT. AUGUST 16

 Golden Age of Radio Theater Featured at the Hungry Fox Restaurant Showroom

Tucson, Az, July 21, 2014 -- Golden Age of Radio Theater (GART) continues its old time radio performances live and onstage at The Hungry Fox Restaurant showroom on Saturday, August 16th at 3:00 p.m. according to GART producer/director Butch Lynn.  Sound/special effects are created and delivered by Robin Carson.  Golden Age of Radio Theater performs new shows on the third Saturday of each month at 3p through Sept 20th, 2014.  Episodes for August 16th  include 'Fleishman's Yeast Hour: If Women Take the Place of Men', 'Columbia Workshop: Sometime Every Summertime' and 'Fibber McGee and Molly:  Fibber Gets Stuck in Fresh Tar'.

Experience the excitement of old time radio live and onstage!
The Hungry Fox Restaurant proudly presents
The Golden Age of Radio Theatre
Saturday August 16th at 3:00 PM – one show only with intermission
The Hungry Fox Restaurant showroom, 4637 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
$10 with reservations at TucsonGART@gmail.com or by calling (520) 576-7658.  Reservations only guarantee the $10 entry but do not obligate the guest to pay if unable to attend.
$12 at the door - cash and credit cards only.

 

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Stories that Soar! Auditions

 

From: Dallas Thomas [mailto:DThomas@LiteracyConnects.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:40 PM
Subject: Stories that Soar! Auditions

 

Stories that Soar! Auditions

Saturday, August 9th, 1-3pm, Solar Culture, 33 E. Toole

Stories that Soar! produces collaborative, devised theatre created from writings of elementary school students.

We are currently seeking multi-talented adult performers with skills in theatre, movement, voice, comedy, acrobatics, and/or stage combat to become paid members of the Stories that Soar! 2014-15 ensemble.

Adults of all shapes, colors, ages and sizes are encouraged to audition. Ability to work well with others is a must. If you like fast-paced, high-energy, physically engaging, collaborative projects, this is for you! Ensemble members enjoy schedule flexibility & competitive pay. Visit the Stories that Soar! website to learn more.

    • Auditions are a collaborative group process; auditionees must attend the full two hours.
    • Auditions are very physical. Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely. 
    • Resumes welcome, but not required.
    • Callbacks will be held Sunday, August 10th from 1-3pm at Solar Culture.

Contact Sharon or Dallas to schedule your audition:

Sharon O’Brien, Artistic Director, (520) 975-9970, Sharon@storiesthatsoar.org

Dallas Thomas, Production Manager, (520) 360-6709, Dallas@storiesthatsoar.org 

 

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Tucson Sci Fi Film Fest accepting entries

 

From: Eric Schumacher [mailto:eric@picarizona.com]
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 10:20 PM
Subject: Tucson Sci Fi Film Fest

 

Hey Southern Arizona Filmmakers, “TusCon”, Tuscon’s own Science fiction, Fantasy and Horror Convention announces the first annual TusCon Sci Fi, Fantasy and Horror Short Film Festival to take place during the 41st anniversary of the TusCon Sci Fi, Fantasy and horror convention (“TusCon 41”).

This is a formally juried film festival. 3 official selections in each category will screen at the prestigious 41st anniversary TusCon science fiction fantasy and horror convention.  Winners in each category will be awarded a framed award and other prizes. Trailers for all official selections and winners in each category will be posted on the TusCon website with bio information for the filmmakers, if submitted.  Many will enter and only a few will be selected in each category.  

The Film Festival is presented in partnership with Picture Arizona, LLC and officiated in part by acclaimed producer, actor, director, music manager and arts advocate Eric Schumacher www.picarizona.com

Attendees of TusCon are among the most dedicated fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror and many attendees are professional writers, film producers, artists, and reporters who keep others informed about the goings on in the industry. This year's guest of honor is Janni Lee Simner, author of the popular Bones of Fairie series published by Random House. Artist Guest of Honor is popular fantasy artist Sarah Clemens. Special Media Guests are Martial Arts Film star Ernie Reyes Jr and  Jeffrey Notkin, host of the Science Channel’s hit show Meteorite Men and Cox TV’s The Stem Journals.  Special musical guests this year are the Whiskey Bards. Publicity for the convention should be high.

How to Enter: Films entered for consideration must be mailed with appropriate collateral material and must be received by the TusCon 41 science fiction, fantasy, and horror screening event committee (the “Submissions Committee”) no later than 5pm on Monday September 1, 2014.

For complete entry information about the Film Festival visit: http://www.tusconscificon.com/filmfestivalrules.html

For more information about TusCon visit: http://www.tusconscificon.com/

 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Casting Call: "Ball and Chain, the Series" - Actress to Play a Lead Recurring Role

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:41 am    Post subject: "Ball and Chain, the Series" is Casting Actress


The Tucson-based web-series, "Ball and Chain, the Series", is casting an actress for a lead role! 

Seeking Actress to Play a Lead Recurring Role as a Latina Wife 


Role: Maria 
Lead (re-casting of role due to our last wonderful talent having to move out of state) 
Age Range: 30s to 40s 
Character Description: A strong-willed no nonsense kind of gal, Maria runs the house and her marriage. Mexican American accent needed, and ability to speak Spanish preferred but not a deal breaker. 

We have three new shows partially filmed and ready to finish as soon as we find our Maria. Food, credit, IMDB credit, and a fun cast and crew. 

Some things to keep in mind before you submit for consideration: 

1. All shooting will take place in Tucson, AZ and will consist of three to four days of shooting per month for major roles and as little as a half day per month for minor roles. Please don't submit if you live outside of the Tucson area. 

2. All roles are non-SAG/AFTRA. 

3. The general compensation for all talent consists of: 

Food 
Credit 
Copy 

Please send a head shot and contact info to: BallandChaintheSeries@gmail.com 

Those actors selected from these submissions will be contacted with future audition dates, times and locations. 

Thanks! 


Series Website: http://ballandchaintheseries.com 
FB Page: http://facebook.com/ballandchaintheseries
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LIGHTS UP! Youth Theatre Classes St. at Francis in the Foothills

 

From: Sue Bishop [mailto:lightsupyt@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 7:57 PM
Subject: Youth Theatre Classes

 

LIGHTS UP! Youth Theatre Classes, Fall 2014

at St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Rd. (at Swan Rd.)

12 Week Classes beginning August 20th

Robert Encila, Instructor *

CHILDREN'S THEATRE (ages 7-12)

Saturdays, 9:15-10:30 am

   This dynamic class is designed to develop children's natural creative abilities in the spirit of structured play. Students will learn the vital lessons of communication and community building. Through improvisation, movement, and creative drama, performance skills are fostered. Through oral reading and interpretation, characterization is cultivated. The class will conclude with a public performance of the original one-act play, THE MAGNIFICENT FEATHERED GORF, a highly entertaining and touching fable that pits the power of brute force and greed against the wisdom of kindness and generosity. The play is written by a local playwright and an award-winning photographer, Tomas DeMoss. Mr. DeMoss is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. $295.

MUSICAL THEATRE (ages 13-19)

Wednesdays, 4:30-6 pm and Saturdays, 10:45 am-12 pm

   A training ground for those pursuing a comprehensive experience in musical theatre, this class offers a strong foundation in voice and movement, acting skills, and audition technique. Students will have the opportunity to work with partners, in small groups, and one-on-one. A dynamic theatrical process will culminate in a public performance of selected scenes from various musical. $495.

Scholarships and special group rates available.

For more information or to register, call (520) 505-1856 or email LightsUpYT@gmail.com.

* ROBERT ENCILA is a professional singer, actor, musician, and director of over a hundred productions. A certified master teacher in both public and private school systems, Robert enters his 25th year as a trainer of students from the early grades through college and beyond. He has appeared locally with BORDERLANDS THEATER and ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY and is a frequent performer at BB KING'S and the BIRDLAND in New York City. He is a member of Actors' Equity Association.

 

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