Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Tucson: Changes in the Services for Albert Soto


From: Mary Anne Ingenthron []
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:30 PM
Subject: Services for Albert Soto

Thank you to all of you who have expressed condolences over the loss of our colleague Albert Soto. We are deeply saddened by Albert's sudden death last week.  Albert was a passionate arts advocate and administrator who gave generously to so many causes--striving always to make the world more just and more art-full!!   


Albert had worked at the Arts Council since 1991 developing and managing a wide range of programs and services--from grants to support artists and arts organizations, to international exchange programs and programs that served youth and neighborhoods.  Most recently Albert was the Director of ArtWORKS! Academy and was overseeing the school’s relocation to the downtown historic warehouse arts district and expansion to serve more students.


We invite you to join Albert's family, friends and colleagues in honoring and celebrating his life and his legacy this Saturday, December 3.   We have just learned that there have been changes in the details of those services.   Please note the details  below. 

Mary Anne Ingenthron

Executive Director
Tucson Pima Arts Council
(520) 624-0595 ext. 25 
There have been some changes to Albert's funeral
arrangements as of last night they are for
Saturday, December 3,
at S S Peter & Paul Church
1946 E Lee St
Tucson, AZ 85719-4396
(520) 327-6015

9:00 AM Rosary followed by
9:30 mass

There will also be an evening gathering at sunset at El Tiradito to honor Albert.
El Tiradito National Park  356, South Main, Tucson, Arizona 85701

As I hear more or changing arrangements I will post that information.
Also, a website has been created and is being worked on that may also have information. 

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From: Anne at O-T-O Dance []
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: O-T-O Dance Performance




When:         Friday, December 2, 2005 8 PM

                   Saturday, December 3, 2005 8 PM


Where:       The ORTSPACE Studios located at 121 E 7th St, Downtown

                   For maps and directions, check the Orts web site,


Tickets:      Advance: $12.00 for adults / $10.00 for students and seniors

                   At the door: $14.00 for adults / $12.00 for students and seniors


Availability: Antigone Books, 411 N 4th Avenue 792 3715

 You can contact O-T-O Dance and reserve tickets directly by calling 624-3799, or e-mailing us


More Information: Call O-T-O Dance at 624-3799 or e-mail 


An amazing evening of Dances in space, Music in time, with Theatre, Poetry and Visuals for the Mind.

An evening of collaborative performance works by many of Tucson’s seasoned movement and musical artists held in the intimate environment of the ORTSPACE Warehouse. Contributing to the evening of exciting and moving performances will be: Capoeira Malandragem, The Human Project, Nicole Stansbury, Charles Alexander, Lena Lauer, Nicole Sasala, Annie Bunker, Barbara Schuessler, Richard Tavenner, Sukie Keita, Danielle Jones, Kiona Brown, Aurelia Cohen, Dondi Marble, Anton Smith, Charlie Luna, Adrian Ruizand others.

This event will be the last of a series running eight years utilizing the entire warehouse space. O-T-O Dance is loosing it’s east studio early in 2006. So, if you’ve missed this performance in past years this will be your last chance to experience it.

Last years performances sold out, so get your tickets early!


Performance Description:


Artistic mayhem? Possibly. Risk Taking? You bet. A sumptuous buffet of movement and visual delicacies. Front line performances? That’s the whole point!  O-T-O Dance once again sets the stage for a level of artistic intimacy almost unheard of in today’s performance art venues.  Two simultaneous performances spaces will all take place in the same large studio space, the Ortspace Studio Complex located in Tucson’s Historic Warehouse District. 

The boundary between the stage and seats will be at times hard to find. This unique venue allows creative use of space, thrusting the viewer into the gray area between participant and audience member.  This “front line” performance layout creates an intimate visceral connection between the performer and the viewer that is not possible in more traditional settings.


During the evening, the audience will experience a series of performance works, moving between two performance spaces. Audiences will experience a wide variety of performance works including: Modern, Aerial Dance, Flamenco, African, Hip Hop and addition to Poetry and Capoeira


Our performances are audience friendly; all the works are suitable for humans of all ages.  The doors open one half hour before the start of the show.


For maps and directions, check the Orts web site, 

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Tucson: Catalina Players audition notice

From: Kehres Heather []
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 8:36 AM
Subject: audition notice

Catalina Players....Tucson Dinner Theatre Since 1983

PlayYou’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown  based on the comic strip by Charles Schultz  music, lyrics and book by Clark Gesner
Audition Date:  December 6, 7, 2005
Time:  6:30 PM   to 9:00 PM
WhereChrist Presbyterian Church Hall
               6565 E. Broadway (Broadway and Wilmot)
What to bring:  1.  Picture & resume if available (we will take your picture if you don't have one)
                       2.  A prepared monologue or cold read from the script available
NeededCatalina Players is searching for actors ages 16 and up, who can act like a bunch of 6 year olds. All should be able to sing and have some comic timing. Snoopy can be either sex and shouldn't have 2 left feet. Linus also needs to have some ability to dance. The rest should be able to move well (i.e., walk and chew gum at the same time). Dress comfortably and come prepared to read, move and sing. Please prepare a song that shows your vocal range and ability. Bring sheet music. Accompanist will be provided.
About the playYou're A Good Man Charlie Brown is a comical, upbeat family-friendly musical about "a day in the life" of Charlie Brown.  A day made up of
little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's
Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed
in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung
together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to
hopeful starlit evening.  Through song and dance, Snoopy and the rest of
the Peanuts gang (Lucy, Linus, Patty and Schroeder), help Charlie Brown
figure out who he is, how he fits in and exactly what being a "good man"
means.  People of all ages are guaranteed to fall in love with this
wonderful production.
Dates of production:  March 10, 11, 17, 18, 2006
Questions:  Call Priscilla Marquez 304-9171 or Michael Givens 318-9431
Cast:  Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, Schroeder, and Patty.

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TTA: Tucson Theatre Ensemble presents "The Servant of Two Masters"


From: []
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 12:46 AM
Subject: The Servant of Two Masters

The Tucson Theatre Ensemble
 The Servant of Two Masters
        by Carlo Goldoni
   translated by Tom Cone
December 8-23
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 and Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m.
additional performances on December 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cabaret Theatre
The Temple of Music and Art
330 South Scott Avenue
Tickets are $15 each.
Call 271-2590 for reservations. 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Tucson: Live Theatre Workshop's Next Reader's Theatre Production


From: []
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 1:42 PM
Subject: Live Theatre Workshop's Next Reader's Theatre Production

Hi to all and Happy Holidays! Here is information on our newest Reader's Theatre Production that is free to the public. Thanks for keeping us out there! Kristi
Live Theatre Workshop’s
Reader’s Theatre proudly presents:
By Barbara L. Smith
Directed by
Bruce Bieszki
Mission Impossible: A sophisticated New York
restaurant critic will travel to small town in Pennsylvania. Here, he must first tell a father that his daughter is getting married, to him, next week-end! Then he must convince the father to attend the wedding the very next weekend! And if this wasn’t enough, this poor critic has never met his future father-in-law and they have nothing in common—the father likes diners for God’s sake! Now throw into the mix an elderly neighbor who has her eye set on the widowed father, dad’s hunting buddy and a nervous refugee from New York.  The only thing the father and son-in-law-to-be have in common is their dislike for each other, and the love for a vintage bright Yellow 1947  Ford. Will the wedding ever take place?
Find out in this humorous and humane story.
“A very funny play….”Martha’s Vineyard Times
The performance will be Sunday, December 11,
 at 7:00 pm.
  Seating is limited.
Call 327-4242 for reservations!

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Monday, November 28, 2005

Tucson: Albert Soto's Funeral Services

Dear TTA List Members,
If you're involved in the arts in Tucson, the Albert Soto surely touched your life.  Please take a moment to read his obituary written by Kathy Allen at   
TTA List Administrator

From: Becky Springer []
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 2:23 PM
Subject: Albert Soto's Funeral Services

Dear Friends,

Albert had a stroke on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, and died Saturday, November 26 at St Joseph's hospital, surrounded by loving family and friends.

Funeral Services Saturday, December 3, 2005:
8:30am at El Minuto Cafe, El Tiradito (shrine), 354 South Main St, procession to St. Augustine Cathedral
9:30am Rosary at St. Augustine Cathedral
10:00am mass, followed by a procession to Hotel Congress

Albert's Parents, Frank and Irene Soto, may be reached at 2202 S. March Place, Tucson, AZ 85713.

The Arts Council is accepting donations for the Albert Soto ArtWORKS! Academy Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to:

        Albert Soto Youth Scholarship Fund
        Tucson Pima Arts Council
        10 E Broadway, Ste 106
        Tucson AZ 85701

Albert Soto, actor, arts administrator, dies at 51

A generous spirit was second nature to Albert Soto. He gave of his talents, his energy, his support and time. Finally, when the 51-year-old actor and arts administrator died Saturday, he gave life to others by donating his organs. Soto suffered a massive stroke on Thanksgiving Day, and ...

read the full article here:

Becky Springer
Tucson Pima Arts Council
10 E. Broadway #106
Tucson AZ 85701
(520) 624-0595 x10  

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Tucson: Lead Role Voice Actor for Feature ADR


From: [] On Behalf Of p_clinco
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 5:02 PM
Subject: [Tucson Actors] WANTED: Lead Role Voice Actor for Feature ADR

I'm revoicing the leading role in a locally produced film noir.

Experienced, trained (Method preferred), Female Actor, 23-30 years
old for VOICE WORK ONLY. This role is emotionally demanding,
complex, and nuanced.  Terror, rage, desperation, cynicism,
manipulation, betrayal, double crosses, and other powerful
expressive scenes.  You must view the entire project before deciding
whether or not to audition.

If you've never done ADR before, you'll be good at it in an hour,
and by the end of this project, you'll be expert enough to add "ADR"
to your resume' skill list.

There are 24 scenes.  With diligent work, this can be accomplished
in 12 to 14 sessions of 3 - 3 1/2 hours each -- approximately 2
scenes per session.  With a "legit" level of commitment, this work
can be completed in 2 weeks with a weekend day for 2 - 3 sessions in
between -- or 1 week, if your schedule permits. Work will be
scheduled in January.

No play; festival play; DVDs when they are manufactured; glory,
gratitude, dinner/coffee/bottled water.

Call Paul Clinco at (310) 502-5559
(yes, an L.A. prefix, but local to Tucson).

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Tucson: Extras/background actors needed for 12/4 shoot in Tucson


From: Phillip []
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 12:27 AM
Subject: Extras/background actors needed for 12/4 shoot in Tucson

Hello.  I'm looking for some extras/background talent for an office scene I'll be shooting next weekend.  I'm looking for people of all shapes and sizes, though they would need to be clean-cut enough to be working in an office. 
Here's the schedule:
12/4/2005  --  2:30-5:00pm
Tucson Mall area
Pay:  n/a (TFP)
For more info or to send a headshot/confirmation, email the directors here:
Phillip Lybrand

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Tucson: Casting Call more info "Dark West" film


Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 2:04 PM
Subject: Dark West

Dark West a Jackie Lee James & Michael Peterson Film
Open call Thursday December 1st 2005. 10 am- 2pm
3961 E Speedway Blvd Suite #412
Males: ages 20- 60
Females: ages 25-35
Casting for ALL ethnicities.
Casting for Asians from 20 to 60 years of age.
Headshot and resume required.
Sides available at audition
Please contact Calvin @ 977-3740 or with any



Gypsy Woman
Tattoo Man

-(Dark Riders)
Wes Roberts
John Custer#4
Doug Samuels#2
Ben Samuels#3

-(Freak Show)

Fire blowers

-(Sheriff & Deputies)
Sheriff Emit Collins
First deputy Virgil
Deputy Jimmy
Deputy Tye
Deputy Buck (stunt fall)

Twenty extras for freak show opening

Character Breakdown

*The Stranger

Actor: Open

The Stranger is a man that has been beaten near to death. In the
process of
being brutally beaten, he has lost his memory. He sets out on a road
physical recovery and begins to regain some of his memory. As he
what has happened to him, and who did this brutality to him and his
he goes on a journey of mad rage and revenge.

*Gypsy Woman

Actor: Open

Gypsy Woman 23-40 years of age, an Italian immigrant who is a single
and has used her psychic gift to portray a fortuneteller for a
freak show. She is a very strong independent woman who lives for her
son and
will do anything to protect him and provide for him.


Actor: Open

Wes is a 30-40 man who leads a group of gun for hires known as the
Riders. He carries himself as someone much older. He is rough and
looking. He is very professional and very good at what he does. He
is not
someone that anyone would choose to be friend.


Actor: Open

Sheriff Emit Collins is a tall, good looking 30-40 year old man who
pride in keeping the peace. He is a well-respected community member.
He has
a fun sense of sarcasm to him. He is not the greatest gunslinger,
but gets
the job done at whatever cost.


Actor: Open

Yin is a very old Asian immigrant. Yin began the Freak Show to make
a means
to an end. Just from looking at Yin, you may feel uneasy because of
his long
nails. However, those who know him feel close to him and know he
wise, and can be trusted.


Actor: Open

Younger version of Yin

*Tattoo Man

Actor: Open

The Tattoo Man is a very large (muscle) man. His body, including his
is covered in tattoos. He is a New Zealander who traveled to here in
of land of which to purchase and make a home. Because of his
appearance, he
is the type of guy that would not be accepted anywhere but the Freak
He is not only a performer, but also is Yin’s right-hand man. He has
strong romantic feelings for the Gypsy Woman that are obvious to
everyone in
the Freak Show, but he has never pursued her.

*John (Dark Rider)

Actor: Open

John Custer is in his mid-thirties. He is a small build, but very
quick with
his gun. He stands as Wes’s right-hand man for the band of hired
known as the Dark Riders.

*Doug (Dark Rider)

Actor: Open

Doug Samuels is in his young twenties. He and his brother, Ben, have
riding with the Dark Riders for close to five years. He, like his
is in it for the thrill more so than the money.

*Ben (Dark Rider)

Actor: Open

Ben Samuels is the younger brother to Doug who also rides with Dark
Though he is the youngest of the pack, he is no less ruthless than
the rest.
He is thin but tall. He has a very humble presence to his domineer.

*Virgil (backup Deputy 1)

Actor: Open

Virgil is in his early sixties. A good spirited rugged man who
believes in
God, the Law and Family. He is a volunteer town deputy.

*Jimmy, Tye and Buck (Backup Deputy’s)

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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Tucson: Casting Call film "Dark West"

From the Tucson Weekly....

CASTING CALL. An open casting call takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 1 at 3961 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 412 for Dark West, a
Jackie Lee James and Michael Peterson film. Looking for all ethnicities:
males 20 to 60 and females 25 to 35. Also Asians from 20 to 60. Headshot and
resume required. Call 977-3740 or e-mail for info.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Tucson: V-Day 2006 AUDITIONS


From: Bevan Bluemer []
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 4:50 PM
Subject: V-Day 2006 AUDITIONS

Please post:


Vagina Monologues


Once again in 2006, the Network of Feminist Student Activists at the University of Arizona is organizing benefit performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues as part of the V-Day 2006 College Campaign. Put your activism into acting and help us make this show happen. No acting experience is required.

Auditions will be held on Thursday, December 8th at
7 PM in the Cooper Room on the 4th Floor of the Student Union. The performances will be given next semester on February 16th, 17th and 18th. For more information contact our Director, Bevan Bluemer, at

organizing over acting? Then help us organize. Join our organizing committee. Weekly meetings have already begun. Contact us at to find-out when and where our next meeting is.


Bevan Bluemer

Company Manager

Arizona Theatre Company

(520) 884-8210 Ext. 8504


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Tucson: ATC Offers discount to Tucson's Starving Actors


From: Missy Paschke []
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 11:40 AM
Subject: ATC Offers discount to Tucson's Starving Actors

$18 Preview Tickets!

Hank Williams: Lost Highway
by Randal Myler & Mark Harelik

November 26, 27, 29, 30 & Dec. 1st
7:30 PM

His legacy still shapes American music more than fifty years after his
death. Spend an evening with one of the masters of American roots music in
the biographical musical that the New York Times called "Great fun...
absolutely delightful." Songs like "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Hey,
Good Looking" combine with Williams' life story to create an engaging
reflection of fame, artistry, and the power of great music.

*As a special offer to our fellow theatre artists in the Tucson community,
ATC is offering a $18 "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.)

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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Tucson: Dinner theater male lead


Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 11:39 AM
Subject: [Tucson Actors] Actor needed

Dinner theater is now fully cast except the male lead.
We are looking for an actor to play the almost magnificent Steve.
This is a paid position.  with stipend and tips it averages $75.00 to
$100.00 per night.  Shows are on Fri and Sat. 
Please call Jan at 247-3103 cell or 881-8283 hm
or send headshot and resume wih phone number to
Thank you

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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Tucson: LTW's ETCETERA production "Oleanna" POSTPONED


From: []
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 7:08 PM
Subject: LTW's ETCETERA production "Oleanna"

We are sorry to announce that we have had to postpone the production of "Oleanna" indefinitely due to a family emergency for one of our actors. We will keep you posted as to when we can reschedule this show. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you, and appreciate your support and understanding. Kristi Loera 

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Tucson: Waypoint Theatre Company presents "It's Christmas, and It's Live!"


From: Melanie David []
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 5:02 PM
Subject: press release 

Waypoint Theatre Company, southern Arizona’s non-profit, faith-based theatre company, will present the family Christmas comedy, “It’s Christmas, and It’s Live!” at the Mountain View Recreation Center Social Hall auditorium, 1495 East Rancho Vistoso Boulevard, in northwest Tucson, Friday, December 1, Saturday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3 at 7 p.m.


It’s Christmas Eve, l952, and a small, northeastern TV studio is getting ready for the live broadcast of its Christmas special.  The set is wrong, the props are falling apart, the special guest star is a heart throb with a recent back injury, and to make matters worse—a blizzard has hit the city and most of the cast and crew can’t make it into the studio.  The director is pulling his hair out, when in walk the “Harmonaires”, an amateur singing group straight from Dubuque, Iowa.  There’s more surprises in store that will bounce the audience from laughter to tears and back again.  Lots of holiday classic music favorites, and fun for the family.


Reserved seating tickets go on sale at noon, November 15,  for the family Christmas comedy,  with all reserved seating tickets only $10 per person.  To purchase tickets or for more information, call 825-6674, 742-9079, or visit the company’s web site at 

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Friday, November 18, 2005

Tucson: Red Barn Theatre Company Auditions


From: []
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2005 6:08 PM
Subject: Red Barn Theatre Company Auditions

Auditions will be held at the Red Barn Theater for THE DRUNKARD OR THE
FALLEN SAVED on November 21and 22 Monday and Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Actors are urged to have a monolog, but cold readings will be available.
This hiliarous melodrama is still funny and engaging after 100 years. There
are many parts for men and women of all ages. The Red Barn Theater is
located at 948 N. Main. For further information, please call the theater at
520- 622-6973

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Thursday, November 17, 2005

FW: Call for Directors - V-Day Tucson 2006 and Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues"

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Mandel []
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:29 PM
Subject: Call for Directors - V-Day Tucson 2006 and Eve Ensler's "The Vagina

Seeks Directors & Stage Managers for its February 2006 production of Eve
Ensler's award winning play "The Vagina Monologues".

V-Day Tucson 2006 is seeking a Director for our February 2006 benefit
performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues". Each year, "The Vagina
Monologues" is performed in thousands of cities in the US and abroad to
raise money for organizations that work end violence against women and
girls. Last year's production raised more than $3,000 for the Southern
Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault.

Directors MUST be willing to work in a collaborative environment, be willing
to audition and cast a wide variety of women who reflect the rich diversity
of our community and have boundless talent, creativity, and flexibility. No
Pay but a great opportunity to build your resume, network, and learn about
resources while working to end violence against women and girls!

For more information on V-Day, visit To learn more about
V-Day Tucson 2006, visit

If you are interested in applying to direct V-Day Tucson 2006's performance
of "The Vagina Monologues", please provide a letter of interest and resume.
All submissions must be received by Saturday, November 26.

Send submissions to or call Jason at (520) 591-3176 for
more information.

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Tucson: CYT Auditions (ages 8-18) for "Snoopy"

CYT Auditions (ages 8-18) for "Snoopy" will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2005, at the St. Gregory Performing Arts Center

Auditions begin at 9:00 AM and continue until Noon
Call Backs are from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Children and teens (ages 8-18) must be registered in Winter session classes in order to audition. All children and teens cast in the show are required to pay a performance fee of $45.00.

Please Call 520-751-7510 for Details.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Tucson: Live Theatre Workshop - ETCETERA series


From: []
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 2:32 PM
Subject: Live Theatre Workshop - ETCETERA series

Live Theatre Workshop’s
ETCETERA, Late Night Series presents
By David Mamet
Carol is a politically correct student.  She believes that the ‘system’ is at fault if the grades she receives reflect failure.
 John is her professor.  He discredits the value of his peers and his   institution which is immersed in materialism. 
Carol sees John as a weak link and sets out to destroy him and     make an example of him to society, other professors and the college authorities.
The very nature of power itself is displayed as it shifts between them.  Their relationship is undermined since they both fail to define its boundaries and fail to understand the words they speak to one another.
“Drama is about two people who want something different...power, that’s another way of putting it” - David Mamet.
Directed by
Charlotte Langford
Dana Armstrong and Kevin Lucero Less
The show runs December 1st - December 17th, 2005
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 pm
Call 327-4242 for reservations!
$8 - $10

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Tucson: Casting Call - Cajeme Film Project

-----Original Message-----
From: Slagge T. Pyle []
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 4:23 PM
Subject: Cajeme Film Project!!!

I am a partner in Shmo-Hawk Productions, ( based in
Tucson. We would like to use local actors for our Cajeme Film Project and
have issued a Casting Call. Would you be so kind as to pass the word to
your members? The address is

As of Saturday November 12, 2005
we need the following cast:

Female Lead: "JESSICA"
Age 30 - 35
Attractive - Athletic - Confident

JACOB: Jessica's Son
Age: 8 - 11 years old
Slim Athletic Build

JOSHUA: Jessica's Son
Age: 6 - 8 years old
Stocky Build
High I.Q. Like His Mother

Age: 25 - 35
Arrogant - Not Too Bright

Latino Lead: "CARLOS"
AKA The Snake
Age: 25 - 30
Mexican Underworld

Snake's Right Hand Man
Age: 20 - 25
Half Mexican / Indian

HENRY: Jessica's Father
Age: 55 - 60

PHYLLIS: Jessica's Mother
Age 50 - 60

Please send your resume and photos
as attachments in an email addressed to:

Thank you for your time and consideration

- -
Slagge T. Pyle
executive producer
A Slagge T. Pyle Production
520 604-1676

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tucson: Makeup Artist and stage needed for video shoot 11/21 - PAID


From: Josh Gingold []
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 3:27 PM
To: William Dell
Subject: RE: (tv video radio jobs) Makeup Artist (Tucson)

Half-day on Monday, November 21st, 2005 in Tucson. Prior experience with
high definition (HD) preferred. Please send work history, rate and

* Job location is Tucson

* Compensation: $250.00/half day

I'm also looking for a large inexpensive stage, space, whatever to shoot a
high definition interview for about 5 hours on Monday, November 21st. Needs
to be at least 40 feet, quiet and obstructed light. Please let me know if
you need more information.

Thanks again!

Josh Gingold
Line Producer
Indigo Films
Tel: 415-444-1722
Fax: 415-444-1720
155 N. Redwood Dr. Ste 250
San Rafael, CA 94903

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Monday, November 14, 2005

Tucson: Private and group acting classes


From: Kathryn Haydn-Hays []
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: Private and group classes

Private and group classes available for beginner through intermediate.
Classes focus on auditioning for commercials, cold-reading, delivery for
camera. All ages.

15 years experience from a working actor.

Right now I'm teaching out of my home (Central Grant/Campbell area). It's
40.00/hour for private sessions of an hour. For groups of two to four
students it's 30.00/hour. I prefer to work with young adults and adults. I
will work with younger children (ages 7-12) after I audition them.

In time, once I find a suitable studio location, I'll have open Saturday

please contact via e-mail for more information:

Kathryn Haydn-Hays

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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Tucson: UofA Auditions for Fall 2006 Admission

Auditions for Fall 2006 Admission

Who Needs to Audition?

Incoming Freshmen (for both the Professional Actor Training Program and the BFA in Musical Theatre)
Transfer Students (for both the Professional Actor Training Program and the BFA in Musical Theatre)

Auditions will be held on the campus of the University of Arizona, in the Drama Building, Room 125 (street address is 1038 N. Park, just South of Speedway). Audition dates are:

Friday, February 17, 2006 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Saturday, February 18, 2006 from 9:00 am to 5:00 PM

You may attend either of those days.
Audition Requirements

Please contact the School of Theatre Arts to set up an audition appointment by calling 520-621-7008 or email: All those attending should bring a picture and performing resume. Resume should include name, address, phone number, and email address.

Professional Actor Training Program Audition Requirements: One monologue from the School of Theatre Arts’ approved list (available for electronic delivery when you schedule your audition by contacting the Theatre Arts office; see below). These are the only monologues that will be required or heard at the auditions.

BFA in Musical Theatre Audition Requirements: One monologue from the School of Theatre Arts’ approved list (available for electronic delivery when you schedule your audition by contacting the Theatre Arts office; see below). These are the only monologues that will be required or heard at the auditions.


TWO Musical Theatre songs. Sing two contrasting songs from the musical theatre repertoire: one ballad and one up-tempo. Each song should be 32 measures. An accompanist will be provided in Tucson ONLY. Bring your music in the key you will be singing. For the Tucson auditions, you may not sing with a tape.
Videotape/DVD Audition Requirements

Videotape/DVD auditions will be accepted if you cannot attend the auditions in person. The same rules for the Acting or Musical Theatre auditions above apply (including approved monologues limitations). Videotapes should be in standard VHS format and must be received by 5:00 PM, February 17, 2006 (no late submissions accepted). Include your picture and resume and state whether you are auditioning for the BFA Acting program or BFA Musical Theatre Program. Also, state whether you will be entering as a freshman or as a transfer student. Please label your tape or dvd with your name, address, and phone number.

Please send to:
School of Theatre Arts
Attn: Auditions
University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210003
Tucson, AZ 85721-0003

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If you still have questions after checking the website, please contact:

Acting: Prof. Dianne Winslow – 520-621-7008 – or

Musical Theatre: Richard Hanson – 520-621-7008 – or

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Friday, November 11, 2005

Tucson: student film seeks actors

-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Thomas []
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 12:14 PM
Subject: student film seeks actors

Hi I am a student director seeking actors for a short that I am directing. I
am looking for 1 male (18-23) and 2 females (both 18-23) asap. Strong improv
skills for both the male and females is preferred but not required. Also I
need a lot of background actors/extras immediately. If interested please
call or email me.

phone: (520)869-2121

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Tucson: Actors wanted - film project, pre-production

From: Rick Gutierrez []
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: Actors desired

I'm developing a film in the style of commedia dell'arte and am looking for actors experienced in improvisation to help draft the script. (Think "Before Sunset." Well, kind of.) Serious inquiries from dedicated actors only, please.
Regarding the project, I didn't really want to put an age limit, although I suppose I am primarily looking for a man and woman in their 20s. It's a story about unrequited love, a relationship between two good friends. Perhaps noting that it'd be written in the commedia dell'arte style is a little misleading in the sense that the beginning and end have already been written, but I wanted to compose everything in between in rehearsals with the actors. (Sort of like Mike Leigh.) Being that this is such a preliminary stage, no pay is to be expected at this time.
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Tucson: Invisible Theatre presents DONA ROSITA'S JALAPENO KITCHEN

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From: Invisible Theatre []
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 11:12 AM
Subject: Invisible Theatre - DONA ROSITA'S JALAPENO KITCHEN

November 10, 2005
Contact: Cathy Johnson/Susan Claassen

Event: The Invisible Theatre Presents
Starring Award Winning Ruby Nelda Perez
By Rodrigo Duarte-Clark

Date/Time: Friday, December 2, 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 3, 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 3, 8:00 PM

Place: The Berger Performing Arts Center
1200 W. Speedway, Tucson, Arizona

Tickets: $40 per person
Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Call 882-9721 for reservations and information.

The Invisible Theatre presents DONA ROSITA'S JALAPENO KITCHEN, starring Ruby
Nelda Perez, written by Rodrigo Duarte-Clark This one-woman show is
deliciously comic and peppered with the poignancy of Cultural Pride. Dona
Rosita invites the audience for the "Last Supper" in the barrio of
Salsipuedes while she contemplates selling her restaurant/home of 23 years,
to make way for a brand new tourist shopping mall. Generous servings of one
flavorful character after another will leave your spirit nourished yet
hungry for more! As Dońa Rosita is performing, she's also cooking. As
she's cooking, talking to the audience and playing various characters, Ruby
is weaving a story about the importance of heritage, traditions and

Ruby Nelda Perez began a career as a solo artist in San Antonio, Texas, when
she was asked to select and recite literary works at the Guadalupe Cultural
Arts Center in 1985. Actor, soloist and comedienne, she brings to life an
array of full-bodied, emotionally textured characters in colorful
performances. Her portrayals have brought national recognition, eliciting
enthusiastic reactions from both the Spanish and non-Spanish speaking
audiences. Through collaborations with Latino and Latina writers, she
weaves legends, stories, folk tales and many personal experiences. In A
WOMAN'S WORK, she staged and directed poems and monologues by writers Denise
Chavez, Mary Sue Galindo and Enedina Casarez-Vasquez. In 1994, she
collaborated with playwright Rodrigo Duarte-Clark in creating DONA ROSITA'S
JALAPENO KITCHEN. Ruby has performed her show all over the country from
California to New York to Alaska and back home to Texas to rave reviews. The
success of this play brought outstanding recognition from both critics and
audiences. In May of 1999, Duarte-Clark and Perez presented the second
part, ROSITA'S DAY OF THE DEAD, at the Jump-Start Performance Space in San
Antonio, TX. Both agree that a trilogy may be in the future, offering the
closure of the "Rosita's" series.

Ruby received her theatre experience at Texas A&I University in Kingsville,
TX. In 1977 she helped found The First Bilingual Theatre of Houston (now
known as Talento Bilingue de Houston) and later in 1982 accepted the
position of Artistic/Project Director of that same company. In 1979 she
worked as a teacher of Chicano Theatre at Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles,
and in 1980 joined El Teatro de la Esperanza in Santa Barbara, California.
In 1984 she became a member of Los Actores de San Antonio with the Guadalupe
Cultural Arts Center. Ruby and her husband, Jorge, have two daughters, Alma
Victoria and Maya Luna and are currently based in San Antonio.

Rodrigo Duarte-Clark is a founding member and current Artistic Director of
El Teatro de la Esperanza. He was principal playwright of many of the
group's collective creations including HIJOS, GUADALUPE, and LA VICTIMA and
has authored full length and one act plays, THE OCTOPUS, LOTERIA DE
published in An Anthology of Chicano Theatre and made into a film. His
directing credits include: WE CAN'T PAY, WE WON'T PAY, HIJOS, LA VICTIMA
and REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES. He has served on the board and staff of TENAZ
as Continental Coordinator and Executive Director. He is currently on the
American Festival Board and has served on various panels for the NEA and
California Arts Council.

DONA ROSITA'S JALAPENO KITCHEN is presented, in part, through the generous
support of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Maxfield and the Tucson Pima Arts Council.

Call the Invisible Theatre at (520) 882-9721, Tuesday through Friday from
10-4 for reservations and ticket information, or stop by the office at 1400
N. First Avenue (at Drachman). Ticket cost is $40. Discounts for groups of
ten or more are available. VISA, M/C and AmEx are accepted.

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From: []
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 10:12 PM

Old Pueblo Playwrights Annual Festival of New Plays to be held January 26-29, 2006 is holding auditions Sunday, December 4, 2005 starting at 10am.  Registration at The Cabaret, at The Temple of Music & Art 330 S. Scott Ave. 

Actors are asked to come prepared with a one-minute monologue (it need not be memorized) and the time limit will be strictly adhered to. 

Actors cast in Festival will receive a small stipend for their participation.  All plays are script-in-hand staged readings and no actor will have more than a five rehearsals plus tech commitment.

Specific audition times may be scheduled by calling Autrey at 615-1180.  We ask that you arrive 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled time for check-in.  Walk-ins are welcomed and will be seen on a first-come basis between scheduled auditions.   You will be notified immediately if called back.   Audition cut-off is 2PM.  Call-backs are scheduled at 3PM.

We have many wonderful full-length, one-act and short plays this year.  Please join us for this unique theatre experience.  

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Tucson: Need Concert Production Staff - PAID


From: Craigslist Subscriptions []
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 8:25 PM
Subject: (crew gigs) Need Concert Production Staff (Tucson)

Emergenza Entertainment is seeking a stage manager and door people for a series of shows happening in Tucson beginning Nov.17-20 at the Surly Wench Pub. Stage managers must be familiar with backline gear and be able to work quickly adjusting levels and helping bands to get on/off the stage quickly. Must be reliable and prompt. Stage managers will have up to an 8 hour shift each day beginning Nov.17-20. Door personell will collect tickets and handle cash at the door.

Good times and fun work.

Contact Lisa: 310/497.0416 or 520.991.8612

Emergenza is an international booking agency doing shows in over 150 cities worldwide.
  • this is in or around Tucson
  • no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: $8.50 per hr/cash

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Tucson: "Icons del Sol" extended through December


From: Fred Rodriguez []
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 9:46 AM

Hi Bill,

Thank you so much for the posting. The run has been extended through the
end of December with a special Christmas performance on the 24th.

Thanks again,


Saturdays 7pm - 9pm
Through December 2005 sith a special Christmas performance on the 24th
On Stage 21 at Casino del Sol
I-19 Exit Valencia West

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Tucson: Location call: 'Lavish' pool and/or large bathroom


From: Phillip []
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 1:53 AM
Subject: Location call: 'Lavish' pool and/or large bathroom

Hello, I'm looking for two locations for a film I'm shooting the first week of December.  The first is a 'lavish' pool area - described in the script as having rock formations and a waterfall.  The second is a large bathroom that would be able to accomate a large tripod and crane combo (large ~6ft).
If anybody can help out I'd really appreciate it.
Phillip Lybrand

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Tucson: Low Budget Independent Film seeks PAs and Artists ...

From: []
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: (tv video radio jobs) Low Budget Independent Film seeks PAs and Artists ...

Hi Bill - Thanks for the reply - Sure - please list our posting. That would help a lot - Thanks -

From: []
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 1:48 PM
Subject: (tv video radio jobs) Low Budget Independent Film seeks PAs and Artists (Tucson)

Hello Tucson. We're MoDean Productions, a small, very "Indie" production company based out of Los Angeles, CA. We're shooting a very low budget horror feature just outside of Safford (2 hours southeast of Tucson) from January 22-February 5th 2006.

We're looking for PAs, Videographers and Still Photographers. Specifically, we're looking for PAs for most departments including the Art Department, Make-Up and general Set PAs. We need a couple Videographers to shoot Behind the Scenes ("making of") footage and Photographers to capture live-action and promotional stills.
  • Job location is Tucson
  • Compensation: Credit, Copy and Meals will be provided.
  • no -- Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • no -- Please, no phone calls about this job!
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Tucson: casting calls

From the Tucson Weekly ....


 CALL FOR VOICE ACTORS.  A local indie film noir in post-production seeks two voice- only actors: one male, 40s, as police chief (one studio session); one female, 20s, lead role (12 studio sessions). Non-union, no pay. Dinner provided during work, plus copies, screen credit and festival play. Call (310) 502-5559 for more information. .

CASTING CALLBar Pigs, the new bar reality television show, will be holding a casting call and filming an episode on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The casting call will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. The live taping of the show will start at 11:30 p.m. DV8. 5851 E. Speedway Blvd. (520) 885-3030.

CASTING CALL--STUDENT FILM.  Actors are needed for a short student film: one female and one male (high school age or appearance) and one male, age 30-40. Must be available on the day and night of Friday to Sunday, Nov. 11, 12 and 13. E-mail for more information. .

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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Tucson: Photo portfolio special

Dear TTA List members,
I don't usually post product/services announcment, but this looks like a good offer.
Best Regards,

From: []
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 1:02 PM
Subject: model portfolios

Dear Tucson Stage Members:
   My name is Russ Johnson and I am a photographer who provides excellent model portfolios at great prices.  In addition, I can make video auditions or slide shows of your photos and put them on video CD's or DVD's.  Right now I am offering a special for a model portfolio:  Thirty 8x10 photos and a CD of your pictures for $200.  I will also make the photos at a location of your choice (e.g. Tucson Botanical Gardens, Old Tucson, Catalina State Park, St. Augustine's Cathedral, Sabino Canyon, Mount Lemmon, etc.).  You can contact me by calling
(520) 887-4343 or E-mailing me at  I am looking forward to hearing from you.
                                                                                         Russell Johnson,
                                                                                                                       Perfect Look Photography 

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Friday, November 04, 2005

Tucson: Borderlands Theater Audition Notice


From: Eva Tessler []
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 12:13 PM
Subject: Borderlands Theater Audition Notice


Borderlands Theater is looking for actors for three productions:
"Mixed Messages" by Cherylene Lee, "Conjunto"by Oliver Mayer, and
"Earthquake Chica"by Anne García-Romero. Men and women of all types
ages 10-69. Specially looking for Asian and Philipino actors. Bring
resume and photo is available. November 12, between 2-6:00 pm at the
Borderlands Theater office, 40 W. Broadway (enter through Jackson
Street) Please call Borderlands Theater for appointment and more
information: 520-882-8607.

Eva Tessler
Artistic Associate
Borderlands Theater

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From: []
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 9:43 AM

Dear Friends of the Tucson Theatre Community,


On Saturday November 5th, Arizona Onstage Productions will have a fund raiser called TRASH AND TREASURE – JERRY SPRINGER GOES TO HELL.  This is three doses of insanity that can only be found in the mind of Jerry Springer and his “guests of honor”.


Dose 1 – Stephanie Sikes, Edmon Yohannes, and Liz Redman (with music director Diane Thomas) will present a mini-recital from the London Hit JERRY SPRINGER – THE OPERA. 


Dose 2 – The popular comedy team of NOT BURNED OUT JUST UNSCREWED  will take to the Jerry Springer set for 25 minutes of improve that will be wild and chair-thrown crazy!


Intermission – finger foods served with attitude by female illusionist Trai’ La Trash and pink haired twins Shaniqua and Grace Lushious Jackson the3rd  - watch out for your purses and wallets!  There will be a cash beer and wine bar.


Dose 3 – Courtesy of the BBC, The United States Broadcast premiere of the London hit musical JERRY SPRINGER – THE OPERA will be presented on a large screen in great booming stereo sound.  This is not available anywhere on video or DVD.  This show ran for over 700 performances to rave reviews, and won all four of the highly coveted BEST MUSICAL awards for 2004.  It is currently on tour in Europe with bookings going into 2007.


“A bruising, shocking, irresistibly funny masterpiece – intelligent, superbly choreographed and utterly hilarious entertainment” – John Peters, The Sunday Times


Please note that this production contains extreme language and religious references that some may consider offensive.  Go to for a video clip, or www.arizoaonstageproductions for local information.


Tickets are $20 with advance reservation, $25 at the door.  Tax receipts will be available.




The Arizona State Tax Credit program is a way to donate a certain amount of money to a specific school, and you receive the entire amount, dollar for dollar back in your return!  It is easier than ever.  There is no longer a need to fill out a “long form” or itemize. 


If you file single, you may donate $200.  If you file jointly, you may donate $300.  If you owe state taxes, this entire amount will be taken out of your taxes owed.  If you do not owe the state that amount (or any amount!)  you receive a check from the state of Arizona for the full amount donated.  I am the Theatre Arts Director of The BASIS School, a free to the public school known for high academic and artistic standards.  Arizona Onstage Productions works closely with this school in artistic projects throughout the year.  We are currently trying to fund projects including BRUNDIBAR – a children’s opera that was performed in Terezin, a concentration camp.  This production will be held at The Temple of Music and Arts on April 1st. 




There will be a representative at ZUZI Theater to further discuss the benefits of this program. They are also authorized to give you your official tax receipt in person instead of waiting for it to be mailed for you. If you make a donation of the full amount allowed, or sign a pledge form that you will make the donation by December 20th to the BASIS School –attention Theatre Arts program you get:


2 free admissions to TRASH AND TREASURE – JERRY SPRINGER GOES TO HELL – value - $40 - $50


2 beer/wine/soda vouchers


2 tickets to the opening night gala of the Tucson premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s musical SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD – featuring Ben Crawford, Walter Belcher, Liz Redman, Stephanie Sikes, Joey Topmiller and Diane Thomas.  Value - $50


A 2 CD set of the live cast recording of JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA – not commercially available in the United States.  Value…priceless.


So, you get tickets to two great events, a 2 CD set, beverages, …and every penny of your donation back with your tax return!  This is a win-win situation.


Call 882-6574 to make your reservation, or show up at Zuzi’s Theater before7pm for an evening you will not forget.  Either way you chose to attend, we thank you for your support of new and exciting musicals for Tucson.




Kevin Johnson

Artistic Director

Arizona Onstage Productions



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