Monday, October 31, 2005

Tucson: Borderlands Theater Audition Notice "Bumping"

-----Original Message-----
From: Eva Tessler []
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 4:17 PM
Subject: Borderlands Theater Audition Notice



Borderlands Theater is looking for 3 African American actors - 2 teenage
girls and a man 30-40 for a reading of the play "Bumping" by Stacy Pershall.

Performance at Hotel Congress Tuesday November 15 7:30 PM. Rehearsal
date TBA. For more information call the Borderlands Theater office at
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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Tucson: Request For New Scripts - theatre of the mind

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: Request For Scripts

Scripts wanted

So, you like listening to radio plays. The theatre of the mind, when
produced properly, rivals anything our cousins over at the moving pictures
department can create. So why are there so few new radio shows made?

We are now looking to change that and are searching for scripts to produce
and air from this station. The requirements are:

. Not shorter than 15 minutes and no longer than 30 minutes.
. The subject is detectives and detective stories.
. Each manuscript needs to tell a complete story.
. Stories should set in today's time, or the 1950s.

Send an e-mail if you need further information or would like to take part in
the production.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Eva Tessler []
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2005 8:02 PM
Subject: Borderlands Theater bi lingual press release

Contact: Eva Tessler

A family favorite for the 10th year! Once again brave shepherds, sheep and
dog take the road to Bethlehem to witness the Nativity. Full of humor,
wacky Devils, glorious Archangels, and beautiful Christmas carols in English
and Spanish, this production will prove to be our best one yet. Directed by
Christina Walker-Rowden. Live music by the A’Cim Waila Band. Sundays:
performance by Ballet Folklorico Tapatio. Piñatas for the kids in all shows.

Una de las obras favoritas para toda la familia cumple 10 años! Una vez más
los valientes pastores, con su Borrego y su Perro van a Belén a presenciar
el Nacimiento del Niño Jesús. La Pastorela está llena de humor, Diablos
peligrosos (pero ridículos) y Arcangeles gloriosos, así como lindos
villancicos en inglés y en español. Este año la Pastorela promote ser la
mejor de todas! Música al vivo con la Banda de Waila A’Cim. Los domingos:
Ballet Folklorico Tapatio. Piñatas para los niños en todas las funciones.
12/08/05- 12/18/05
Leo Rich Theater (Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church)

Ticket Information and Performance Schedule Boletos y Funciones 12/ 8, 7:30
pm Preview (pre-estreno) $14.75 -$5.00.*.
12/9, 7:30pm Opening Night Celebración (estreno) $18.75- $7.00 12/10-12/ 11
and 12/15-12/17, 7:30pm $16.75 general- $7.00 12/18, 2:00 Matinee
*Prices with various discounts (Precios con varios descuentos)
• Silent Auction at the lobby of the Leo Rich Theatre. Subasta Pública
en el
lobby del teatro Leo Rich.
• December 8 proceeds benefit Southern Repertory Theater in New
Fondos recaudados el 8 de diciembre serán donados al Southern Repertory
Theater de Nueva Orleans Ticket Outlets (taquillas): Borderlands Theater, 40
W. Broadway (enter through Jackson Street). TCC Box Office 260 S. Church
Avenue, 791-4268


Eva Tessler
Artistic Associate
Borderlands Theater_
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Tucson: OperaPima presents Opera Scenes

From: Jennifer Williams []
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 1:46 PM
To: William Dell
Subject: Pima West Opera Scenes/please forward

OperaPima presents Opera Scenes at Pima College West Campus in the Proscenium Theatre.
November 18th 7pm and
November 19th 2pm and 7pm
Tickets are only $5-6
For tickets and information please call the box office at 520- 206-6986
Show is dedicated to our dear friend Rose Gilbert

Opera scenes is under the direction of international music director Dean Schoff and stage director Anna Schoff.

Check out their bios at You'll be amazed by the talent we have right here in Tucson!

Bring a friend you'll be thoroughly entertained!

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From: Cynthia Meier []
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2005 7:13 PM

Auditions for the ROGUE THEATRE production of a new adaptation of James Joyce's THE DEAD, directed by Cynthia Meier, will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2005, at the Historic Y, 738 N. 5th Avenue (Zuzi Little Theatre), between 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. Actors should bring resumes and a prepared classical monologue (read or memorized). You may be asked to read from the script. Roles for 12 adult actors of all ages. Actors will be paid a stipend. Rehearsals begin January 30, with production dates March 23 - April 2 at the Zuzi Theatre. Please call 520- 326-7354 or email for audition appointment or see for further information.

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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Tucson Music Theatre costumes 4 sale

From: []
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 11:07 PM
Subject: Will you please list?

Special sale of 4 beautiful velvet and gold embroidery Mexican Mariachi hats. LARGE brims. Also 1 "Mark of Zorro" black hat. Many more costumes from past productions of Tucson Music Theatre.
Phone 520- 885-1320

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Tucson: Audition for OPP one act

From: Susan Arnold []
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 9:57 PM
Subject: Re: Audition for OPP one act

Looking for Actresses
for one "script in hand" public performance
at Old Pueblo Playwrights' Showcase Night for Play in a Day.

Half Wit is a ten minute play - by Adrienne Perry and Berenda Crellin
directed by Susan Arnold

Needed: 1 female role (age 30-40) and 1 girl (age 10-12)

Approximately 4-5 rehearsals. Performance date is November 4, at the Historic Y.

Please contact Susan at 241-4604 or Adrienne at 520-321-0072/520-241-4648
for more information or to schedule an audition

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Friday, October 28, 2005

Tucson Playback Theatre- Stories of Kindness

From: Charles Schnarr Community Spark Productions []
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 4:03 PM
Subject: Tucson Playback Theatre- Stories of Kindness

True Stories of Kindness to be Enacted Around the World

on November 13th through Playback Theatre

For Information Contact:

Charles Schnarr, director of Tucson Playback Theatre



On November 13, 2005 over 70 Playback Theatre companies on 6 continents will celebrate World Kindness Day with coordinated Playback Theatre productions, sharing the single theme of “Acts of Kindness”. Here in Tucson, AZ. a local performance by Tucson Playback Theatre will be presented at Zuzi’s Theatre on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 3:30pm. Tickets will be $10 General Admission.

Playback Theatre is improvisation based on the personal stories of audience members. This event will mark the first coordinated global playback performances on a shared theme. “The title ‘Acts of Kindness’ invites stories of affirmation, to create hope and healing,” says Raphael Peter, a moving force behind the event, and founder of Asheville Playback Theatre in North Carolina, USA. “Hearing these stories and seeing them enacted will remind audiences of the power an act of kindness has to transform our lives, our communities and our world.”

The international network of Playback companies has been growing for 30 years and now circles the world. In addition to pure entertainment, Playback has been used to increase tolerance and understanding between people, and affirm our shared humanity. Palestinians and Israelis meet at a playback performance and come to a new appreciation of differing perspectives; villagers in Botswana teach about AIDS through personal stories; “untouchables” in India describe what it would take to overcome the stigma of their caste; young Germans are connected with the legacy of their grandparents from World War II. Around the world, playback is used in schools to show children the effects of bullying, and in prisons to provide a forum for inmates to share their hopes and fears. Public performances often include a mix of humorous stories with those of challenge and transformation.

A playback performance is centered on the personal feelings and experiences shared by audience members. A typical performance begins with a simple question to warm-up the audience: What was your week like? Who has traveled a distance to be here tonight? A group of actors dramatizes what they hear in brief “fluid sculptures”, accompanied by live music. Then the “conductor” of the evening invites someone to tell a longer story. An audience member comes up to the stage and is interviewed. The only rule is that the story told must be the personal experience of the storyteller. The actors and musicians listen carefully, the conductor shapes the story, and the enactment follows without planning or discussion. At its best, the “playback” reaches into the story behind the story, serving the storyteller by adding insight and art to what has been shared.

Jonathan Fox, who founded Playback Theatre in 1975, is very enthusiastic about the potential of the global event. “Playback Theatre is based on the idea that everybody’s story has value. We come to the stage with nothing prepared – we have no script. We have only our ability to bring people’s real lives to the stage in the moment, our listening skills, and our humanity. November 13th is a day to look forward to. It will be a day of hope for a troubled world.” Fox’s comments, along with additional information, can be seen in a short film on the group’s website, .

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Tucson: CYT presents "Tom Sawyer" & Auditions for "School House Rock"

From: []
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 12:00 PM
Subject: CYT's Tom Sawyer

CYT (Christian Youth Theater) Presents

"Tom Sawyer"

A Full-Scale Musical Featuring the Youth of Tucson.

Wholesome, Family Entertainment!

Show Dates:

Friday, November 11, 7pm
Saturday, November 12, 7pm
Sunday (matinee), November 13, 3pm
Friday, November 18, 7pm
Saturday, November 19, 7pm

Show Location: St. Frances Cabrini Parish Hall

Ticket prices: $8.00/adults $5.00/children & students

Ages 4 and under FREE!

Call 751-7510 for tickets or info. about CYT

Kathy Thuerbach
CYT Tucson
Executive/Artistic Director
(520) 751-7510

Join CYT Tucson for Classes

Call 751-7510 to register.

Our Gang (Ages 6-7)-- This high-energy class introduces children to the fundamentals of theater. The class includes music, drama games, skits, songs and theater fun. It is designed to build self-confidence and stimulate the imagination. This age group is not eligible to audition for the session production.

Center Stage!-- This multi-faceted beginning drama class deals with the fundamentals of acting, staging, movement and interpretation. Learn how to use one's senses and draw upon them to develop characters. Other areas covered include improvisation, pantomime and readers' theater.

Dancin' the Blues Away! -- Learn to dance while developing and staying in character. In this exciting new class you will explore using fundamental musical theater dance in combination with your acting skills.

Sing for Your Supper! -- This dynamic beginning voice class will cover all the elements of good singing techniques. Students will receive training in how to use their voices correctly and how to have a confident audition. Emphasis will be placed on proper breathing and support. This important class is for everyone who has ever wanted to Sing, Sing, Sing!

Tuesday Evenings from 6-8 pm, Beginning Nov. 29, 2005 through Feb. 7, 2006

Our Gang 6pm-7:30pm

Now....two locations to better serve Tucson!!!

Eastside: East Tucson Baptist Church- 9100 E. Speedway Blvd.

Center Stage, Dancin' the Blues Away, Sing For Your Supper

Northwest: Mountain View Baptist Church- 3500 W. Overton

Sing For Your Supper

Auditions for "School House Rock" on Saturday, December 3, 2005

Must be enrolled in CYT Winter class session at either location to audition

Call 751-7510 or visit our website:

Teacher bios on website.

Kathy Thuerbach
CYT Tucson
Executive/Artistic Director
(520) 751-7510

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Tucson: Arizona Theatre Company Job Opening

From: Bevan Bluemer []
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 9:17 AM
Subject: Arizona Theatre Company Job Opening

Arizona Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for a full time Assistant Company Manager. Responsibilities include: assisting the Company Manager with travel arrangements, housing and other needs for both guest artists and staff, as well as responsibility for all contract preparation paperwork and routing for guest artists. Applicants must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail, a valid driver’s license, and their own vehicle. Knowledge of Word, Excel and Internet a must. Some heavy lifting up to 60lbs will be required. Hourly salary and benefits. Position based in Tucson, but occasional travel to Phoenix required. Send letter, resume and references to: Company Management, Arizona Theatre Company PO BOX 1631, Tucson, AZ 85702 or e-mail Drug Free/EOE

Bevan Bluemer

Company Manager

Arizona Theatre Company

(520) 884-8210 Ext. 8504

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tucson: ATC announces openings for 10 HS students - THE WASSERSTEIN PROJECT

For Immediate Release

October 27, 2005

April Brown 520.884.8210 x 8205


Arizona Theatre Company continues successful education program in Tucson

I wish to congratulate our group on the miraculous strides we have all taken to find a better appreciation of theater and art. Each dinner that we spend together is a constant and consistent accumulation of ideas, perceptions, realizations, and amusements.

- Breanne Bushu, Student

Breanne Bushu rarely experienced entertainment without a TV or a movie screen. She never realized she could applaud so loudly or learn so much from art. But she did, and so did ten other Tucson students last year. This year ten more Tucson high school students will have the opportunity to experience seven professional productions, under the guidance of local mentor teachers, guest artists and Arizona Theatre Company staff.

The Wasserstein Project is a venture to take high school students to see a variety of professional performing arts events in Phoenix and Tucson. The project is named after playwright Wendy Wasserstein who conducts a similar program in New York City. The students selected for the Project are a true representation of our community, with a diversity of cultures and gender. After attending each performance, the students participate in an active discussion with the Project leaders. The students also keep a journal of the experience. The goal is to glean insights from the young people about what impact the arts has on their lives and to give these students a chance to experience new adventures.

Arizona Theatre Company is looking for ten participants and two alternates from various Tucson high schools that represent the area's diversity. Interested students must submit an application essay that explains who they are, why they would like to participate in The Wasserstein Project and what experience and/or exposure they have had (if any) in professional theatre. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, November 4. Essays should be submitted to Education Coordinator Julie Vance:

Arizona Theatre Company
Attn: Julie Vance
PO Box 1634
Tucson, AZ 85702

Fax: (520) 628-9129
Phone: (520) 884-8210 x 8506

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Tucson: Live Theatre Workshop's presents A Perfect Ganesh

From: []
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 1:34 PM
Subject: Live Theatre Workshop's Upcoming Show

Terrence McNally’s
A Perfect Ganesh

Directed by
Terry Erbe
"...clearly McNally's most important work to date. It is absorbing, moving, funny, and most of all life assertive."
-NY Post

A quest for meaning in their lives leads two middle-aged women, Katherine (Toni Press Coffman) and Margaret (Carlisle Ellis) on a journey through India and through painful memories before returning home with and without answers.

Fluid in his power to assume any guise, at peace with all things, Ganesha (Jeremy Thompson), is the spiritual center around which the play spins itself, drawing upon the tragic and comic, the beautiful and deplorable, until a breathtaking release arrives for both women at his hands. Also starring Christopher Johnson as Man.

The show opens on Saturday, November 19, 2005 and runs through Sunday December 18, 2005. Show times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30, Sunday matinee at 3:00. Enjoy a Post Show Opening Reception Saturday, November 19, 2005 and meet the cast! Tickets range from $15 – $13. There will be two preview performances, Thursday November 17 & Friday November 18, 2005 - only $10. Call 327-4242.

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Tucson: Old Pueblo Playwrights Update

From: []
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:49 PM
Subject: OPP Schedule Update

Hello One & All! Play In A Day preparations are well in hand but we still need ACTORS OF ANY AGE OR GENDER to participate. Contact Autrey, 615-1180, for more information or to get on the list.

Our updated schedule follows. Announcement for 2006 Festival Of New Plays auditions should be set soon.

Join us for our regularly scheduled meetings on Monday evenings at 7PM at The Temple Of Music & Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., upstairs in the rehearsal hall behind the Cabaret.

October 31

Sylvia Goes To The Shore by Jerry Elias (2nd read)

November 4 & 5


November 7

Ben & Zelka by Alex Rogers

November 14

The New And Improved Corporal Flynch by Adrienne Perry (3rd read)

November 21

An Opening At Gate House by Kelly Hardesty (2nd read)

November 28

Setting the slate for 2006 Festival

December 5

Dogs by Richard Chaney (1st read)

An O
See you Monday!

Sec. OPP

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Tucson: C.A.S.T needs P.A. and supporting cast members


From: Susan Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: CAST

Compass Health Care is seeking a Program Assistant for The C.A.S.T., Clean and Sober Theatre.

This position was created to meet the demands of an expanding program.  It is part-time, twenty hours per week.  Candidate must be flexible and willing to work both daytime and evening hours.  Must have theatre related experience along with solid organizational skills.  

Compass Health Care is a 501C-3 non-profit committed to providing care to addicted families by providing an array of treatment, prevention and educational activities in an atmosphere that promotes wellness and recovery.  A program of Compass Health Care,  the C.A.S.T. is comprised of young people whose lives have been impacted by addiction. Using theatre as a vehicle, they take their stories to the stage and share their experiences of addiction with audiences--young and old--throughout southern Arizona.

Also interviewing supporting cast members to join The C.A.S.T. for the 2005-06 tour.  Immediate needs are to fill male roles, but all are encouraged to apply.

Please send resume to  Candidates interested in supporting cast member positions should include headshot if available.

For more information please contact Susan Arnold via email: 

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Tucson: needed male actor(s) & child actress, Showcase Night for Play in a Day

-----Original Message-----
From: Adrienne Perry []
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:56 PM
Subject: needed male actor(s)

Looking for one or two male actors 25-40yrs old for one script in hand
public performance at Old Pueblo Playwrights' Showcase Night for Play in a
Day. Plays are 10 minutes in length.

Approx 4-5 rehearsals. Performance date is November 4, at the Historic Y.

1 male role in One Way Ticket by Ry Herman and Bevan Bluemer directed by
Adrienne Perry

1 male role in Half Wit by Adrienne Perry and Berenda Crellin directed by
Susan Arnold.

One actor could play both roles.

Please contact Adrienne at 520-321-0072 or 520-241-4648 for more information
and to schedule an audition

---------------------- also ----------------------
Looking for child actress 8-12 yrs(should look approximately 10 years old)
for script in hand performance. The play will be performed at the Showcase
Night of Old Pueblo Playwrights Play in a Day Festival, November 4.

Play is a ten minute play HALF WIT by Adrienne Perry and Berenda Crellin
directed by Susan Arnold.

Approx 4-5 rehearsals. Must read well. Some dance experience helpful.

Contact Adrienne at 520-321-0072 or 520-241-4648 for more information and to
schedule an appointment.

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Tucson: Waypoint Theatre presents "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"


From: Melanie David []
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:22 PM
Subject: upcoming show

Waypoint Theatre Company, southern Arizona's non-profit, faith-based theatre company,
will present C.S. Lewis' story classic, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", at
noon this Saturday, October 29 at the Greater Oro Valley Art Council's annual Arts in
the Park, to be held at Riverfront Park, 551 West Lambert Lane, in Oro Valley.
This fast-paced, innovative one-act features Waypoint's artistic director, Melanie David,
and Waypoint actor/choreographer, Tynan Orenn in this heroic tale of love, faith, courage,
and giving with the life and death struggle for control of Narnia.  Adapted for the stage by
le Clanche du Rand, the two actors play many roles in this C.S. Lewis classic that has
enthralled audiences of all ages. 
The event is sponsored by GOVAC, and is free to the public.  For more information,
please contact Melanie David at  520- 742-9079.
Melanie David
Artistic Director
Waypoint Theatre Company

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Tucson: Red Barn Theatre Auditions

Red Barn Theatre
for information call 520-622-6973

Audition Notice:
Monday & Tuesday, November 21 & 22, 7-9pm. Performances January 6-22, 2006.
"The Dunkard," a melodrama with music. Several men & women needed. Also one boy & one girl.

The Red Barn is located at 948 N. Main Ave. Tucson, Arizona 85705

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Monday, October 24, 2005

Tucson: ATC Offers discount to Tucson's Starving Actors


From: Missy Paschke
 Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 2:09 PM
Subject: ATC Offers discount to Tucson's Starving Actors

Sent by: Arizona Theatre Company   Reply to the sender

$15 Preview Tickets!

Bad Dates
by Theresa Rebeck

October 25, 26, & 27
7:30 PM

Meet Haley Walker.  From the cozy confines of her Manhatten bedroom, Haley recounts the painfully funny details of her adventrues in the 40-something singles scene, with an electric wit and a devotion to designer shoes.  This charming off-Broadway comedy hit confirms what fans of Sex and the City and Bridget Jones's Diary already know- there is nothing more fun that hearing about someone else's bad dates! 

*As a special offer to our fellow theatre artists in the Tucson community, ATC is offering a $15 "Starving Actor" discount during preview week.

Call the Box Office at 622-2823 and mention the Starving Actor discount.
(Limit 2 per customer and a $3 per ticket service charge applies to all phone orders.  Ticket availability is limited.)

Click here for more information about ATC.





Missy Paschke

Audience Development Manager

Arizona Theatre Company

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Tucson Horror Film seeks unpaid EXTRAS- 10/25 (Old Tucson Studios)


From: craigslist []
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 1:06 PM
Subject: (talent gigs) Tucson Horror Film seeks unpaid EXTRAS- 10/25 (Old
Tucson Studios)

Tucson Production Company seeks unpaid EXTRAS for Horror Film:
Tuesday, October 25
Call time at 1:00pm / Shot lasts approx. 4 hours
Location: Old Tucson Studios
E-mail first and last name to:
or call 520- 881-4550 between 8:30-5:30pm
Check-in @ Employee/Delivery entrance at Security office
Wardrobe requirements: No logos, hats, bright white or black clothing

* this is in or around Old Tucson Studios

* no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other
commercial interests

* Compensation: Unpaid

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Sunday, October 23, 2005


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2005 5:28 PM

Hi, my name is Danny Shelby and I am a senior film production major at the
University of Arizona. I am currently working on my senior thesis project: a
comedy about a man spending a day on an elevator trying to pick up women.

If you are at all interested in acting in the film, we will be having
casting auditions this Friday (October 28th) at the Harvil Building (Room
102) at the University of Arizona campus. Casting will be held between 2pm
and 6pm.

Two main male characters in their 20's.
Two main female characters in their 20's.
Numerous other roles, all of which include dialogue. Ages 20 - 60

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at:
(858) 232-3042

When: Friday Oct. 28th 2-6pm
Where: Harvil Room 102

Thank you.


Danny Shelby
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Saturday, October 22, 2005





Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 13

Tucson, October 11, 2005 —Puro Mexicano: Tucson Film Festival, the first U.S. festival honoring Mexican and Mexican American filmmakers, announced today its opening slate of premieres and screenings for the event, to be held Friday, November 4 thru Sunday, November 6, in the newly revitalized Downtown corridor of Tucson.

These films, part of a boutique group of works to debut at the festival, will be shown in the Leo Rich Theatre at the Tucson Convention Center . General activities and workshops featuring directors and artists are in their final stages of planning and will be announced on October 24th. A list of films already selected follows.

The festival, a program of the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation, will offer filmgoers a rare glimpse into the projects of established and rising directors and writers, designed to give audiences a new understanding of the cultures and issues of Mexicans and Mexican Americans.

In making the announcement, Ms. Shelli Hall, Festival Chair noted: We are extremely excited at this initial list of programs, which will expose some wonderful filmographic features and shorts to a new crop of fans and a hugely loyal base of existing enthusiasts.”

Ms. Hall added: “Among the festival’s offerings are films directed by and featuring some of the most talented women working in the industry today, as well as a series of films dealing with the complex border issues, displayed in a challenging and poignant style. The social and political ramifications of the films shown will bring light to issues that are on the minds of everyone today, straddling our two countries and their diverse cultures and communities.”

Final arrangements for the feature-length fiction films, including a restored classic from the Golden Age of Mexican filmmaking, are being made at press time.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased at starting 10/13/2005 or by calling 520-624-1817 ext 138.

Press registration for the festival begins on Tuesday, October 11. Please contact Barry Kluger, Kluger Media Group, 480-703-8135 or to secure your credentials or register at the web site.

The Festival needs volunteers to perform a variety of tasks on November 3-6 in Tucson . Applicants should have an interest in film and be able to work on such duties as guest check in, ticket sales, event set up, theatre management, parking control, media relations, and more.

Please visit or call 520-546-6975

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Tucson: Casting Call - Sitcom Talent Wanted

Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 2:46 AM
Subject: [Tucson Actors] Sitcom Talent Wanted

Sitcom pilot to be filmed sometime in November using local talent.
Seeking funny actors for primary characters, Hugo, Ozo, Lilli, Megan,
Zeke, Chad and Lux.. See character page of
for character bios and pictures. Note: Character pictures on website
are for illustrative purposes only and are not actual actors, hence
this call for theatrical talent. Call 520- 624-9546 for more info or email

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Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre Auditions


From: Stephen Elton []
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 5:05 PM
Subject: Beowulf Alley Holding Auditions for Two Shows

Beowulf Alley Theatre


            Is holding auditions for:

The Eight Reindeer Monologues By Jeff Goode

December 9th –30th 

(Five Men, Three Women)



                                                Two One Acts By Christopher Durang:

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You


The Actors Nightmare

January 20th – Feb. 12th

 (Three Women, Two Men; Doubling)


General Auditions for both shows are October 29th from 2p.m. till 6p.m. at Beowulf Alley Theatre


Call Backs will be held October 30th from 12p.m. till 3p.m.


Auditions will be held at Beowulf Alley Theatre 11 S 6th Ave. 

(6th Ave between Broadway & Congress)


Actors should prepare one two-minute comedic monologue.

Actors will be paid a small stipend.


To schedule an audition time please Email: or call 622-4460.


Show Information:  The Eight Reindeer Monologues


Accusations, rumors and all-out attacks are flying fast and furious around Santa’s toyshop this holiday season. What’s the true story behind Rudolph’s unlikely rise to fame? Does Mrs. Claus have a serious drinking problem? Can St. Nick himself really be guilty of sexual harassment... against one of the reindeer? And with all this going on, how can the spirit of Christmas be saved? Go behind the tinsel and hear the truth about Santa straight from the eight reindeer who know him best. When a doe says “No”, she means “No Way, Sucka!




Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You


Sister Mary Ignatius is giving a lecture. She points to drawings of the earth, moon and sun. Then she points to drawings of heaven, hell and purgatory. And also Limbo, where unbaptized babies are sent. She explains, sometimes with impatience, about the Immaculate Conception (“which is NOT to be confused with the virgin birth!”); she tells us what sins send you to hell (“murder, sex outside marriage, high jacking a plane, masturbation”); and she is assisted by her sweet and obedient student, Thomas, age seven. On cue Thomas recites answers to catechism questions and is rewarded with cookies. Sister also takes questions from the audience (“Why is St. Christopher no longer a saint, and did anyone listen to the prayers I prayed to him before they decided he didn’t exist?”), and tells disturbing and mysterious stories of her family background. 

Her lecture is interrupted midway by four ex-students of hers, who have come to put on a beloved Christmas pageant, written by Sister’s favorite student who joined a cloistered nunnery. The pageant is clearly the work of an innocent child’s brain, but sounds slightly off with adults presenting it. And afterward, as Sister chats with her unexpected visitors, her attitude darkens and darkens as she realizes all of these students have fallen away from the church’s teachings – one is an unwed mother, one is gay, one has had abortions. 




The Actors Nightmare

This play was inspired by the well known dream that many people in professional and amateur theatre have, that they go must perform in a play that they have inexplicably never been to rehearsals for, and for which they know neither the lines or the plot.

So in this play George is an accountant who wanders onto an empty stage, not certain where he is or how he got there.  The stage manager informs him he’s the understudy, and must go on in a few minutes.  George doesn’t know his name, doesn’t think he’s an actor (“I think I’m an accountant”), and has no idea what play he’s supposed to do.

He’s pushed onstage dressed as Hamlet, and finds himself opposite a glamorous actress who seemingly is in Noel Coward’s Private Lives. George does his best to guess the lines, and guess appropriate behavior, but then the actress leaves, and suddenly a new actor comes in, spouting Shakespearean verse (from Hamlet).  This is much harder to guess, and after a while George is left alone and must improvise his own Shakespearean soliloquy.

In the closing sections, George finds himself thrust into a Samuel Beckett play (a combination of Waiting for Godot and Endgame), which he has very little knowledge of. And then suddenly he’s Sir Thomas More in the historical drama A Man for All Seasons, facing a beheading for opposing Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boylen – and alarmingly the executioner seems more real than he should. 

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Friday, October 21, 2005

Tucson: Borderlands Theater presents "COYOTE Y CULEBRA YOUTH PROJECT"


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Contact: Eva Tessler                                                     10/21/05



“Coyote Y Culebra Youth Project” is a family play developed by Toni Press-Coffman, Maribel Alvarez, Eva Tessler and Alida Wilson-Gunn.  This border story told through theater, music and dance narrates the adventures of Belinda (La Vieja) and her lengthy journey to find her grandson, who crossed the border without his family’s consent.  Along the way she meets up with a wily Coyote (the Trickster), the magical water guardian Culebra, and a wise old Cactus.  Will this unlikely foursome find a way to work together for the common good, or will La Vieja be left alone again on this dusty trail through the southwest? 



Suggested Donation of $5.00


RESERVATIONS: Borderlands Theater Box Office
(520) 882-7406


Eva Tessler
Artistic Associate
Borderlands Theater

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Tucson High Magnet School Performing Arts presents Curious Savage

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Tucson High Magnet School Performing Arts presents



by John Patrick


Directed by Art Almquist


October 28 & 29, November 3 - 5

7:00 PM

Tucson High Little Theatre

On the SW corner of Euclid and 6th St.

Reservations: 520-225-5326


Ethel P. Savage is an eccentric widow who has been left ten million dollars by her husband.  When she declares that she wishes to give the money to charity, her grown-up & greedy step-children commit her to a sanatorium in order to “bring her to her senses.”  As she gets to know the various misfits and lost souls of the sanatorium, she finds a kindred spirit with them – and what happens when the entire group comes face-to-face with Mrs. Savage’s nasty step-children is both unforgettable and hilarious.  


A rare comedy with as much heart as laughter, THE CURIOUS SAVAGE  is one of the great American comedies.


For reservations and more information, please call 520-225-5326.


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Tucson: Catalina Players Now hiring


Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005 7:00 AM
Subject: Now hiring

Job available:

Catalina Players has two positions available for stage hands. Some set
building experience preferred and can do some heavy lifting. Hourly salary.
For inquiry call Priscilla Marquez at 520- 304-9171.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Tucson: Casting Call "The Guardian" UA Student Film

Production Company: Dippity Peppo Prod.
Name of Show: The Guardian
Playwright: Nicholas Scott
Genre: Film
Actor Level: Adult
Nudity: No
Director: Nicholas Montemayor

: Short Film : Student Film : Copy provided to actor

Audition Date: Friday October 21
Audition Time: 2-5pm
Audition Location: University of Arizona Harvill Building 1103 E. 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85721
Casting Protocol: General Call 520-205-1206
Headshot and Resume: Optional

Character Breakdown:1 female actor age 18-25...The Guardian (lead) 8 male
actors age 18-30...Evil Henchmen 1 female actor age 8-12...Desert Princess 1
male actor age 30-60...The Priest 1 male actor age 55-80...The Elder 2 male
actors age 18-30...The Warriors 2 male actors age 18-30...The Guards 1 male
actor age 30-50...The Poet

Prepare:Small speech that can portray basic emotions

Run Dates / Shoot Dates: Sunday October 30
Payment: None

Show Synopsis: The Guardian is a short action film about a woman who must
transport a mystical weapon from the priest of the church to the Desert

Additional Info: The movie is going to be completely shot in Tucson, Arizona
at and near the University

Primary Contact: Nicholas Montemayor
Contact Title: Nicholas Montemayor
Contact Phone: 520-205-1206
Contact Email:
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