Saturday, December 30, 2006

Tucson Catalina Players announces its 2007 Season

 
 
Close Ties by Elizabeth Diggs

Three generations of the Frye family come together on an August weekend at their summer home in the Berkshlres, where they must share a critical decision as their 84 year-old matriarch faces the anguish of encroaching old age. As the reunion gathers momentum, some members' long-smouldering resentments Ignite Into open hostility, while others experience a moving affirmation of enduring love and loyalty.

Show Dates: February 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 and March 2, 3, 4, 2007

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America - Ojal√°: A cultural trio

Hope, humor and heritage come together in a trio of cultural one-acts.

And Where was Pancho Villa when You Really Needed Him?
by local Tucsonan playwright Sylvia Wood
A satirical look at catastrophic effect of one teachers well-intended attempts to 'Americanize' a classroom of immigrant children.

Rowing to America
by Kitty Chent
Follow a young girl as she literally rows across the ocean to America amdist memories of her sister.

Dead Bolivians on a Raft
by Guillermo Reyes
A farce about an immigrant Mexican family whose playwright son wants to put his family in a play about immigrants.

Show Dates: April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 & May 4, 5, 6

The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare

The Pope is scheduled to appear at Shea Stadium. Almost-songwriter, Artie, is married to Bananas but is in love with his girlfriend Bunny. He also has three nuns on his roof hoping to see the Pope's motorcade. It doesn't take very long for their lives to spill over with complications that cook this comedy to a boiling point of laughter!

Show Dates: August 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2007

A Chorus Line

A stunning musical about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. It is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama. The show was instantly recognized as a classic.

Show Dates: November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2007

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Friday, December 29, 2006

Tucson: BLOODY UNICORN THEATER COMPANY SEEKS LBTQ SCRIPTS

-----Original Message-----
From: Bloody Unicorn Theater Company [mailto:bloodyunicorntheater@yahoo.com]

Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 6:28 PM
Subject: Call for Scripts


BLOODY UNICORN THEATER COMPANY SEEKS LBTQ SCRIPTS

The Bloody Unicorn Theater Company in Tucson, Arizona is seeking original
plays for our fourth annual Queer Women's Play Contest. Submitted plays can
be on any subject, but should feature lesbian, bi, trans, or queer women as
central characters. Winning plays will receive a cash prize and a
production in our annual festival.

This year, we are accepting plays in two categories:
full-length and one-act. One-acts can include any play less than an hour in
length; plays longer than an hour should be submitted as full-lengths.

Please submit no more than one full-length play, and no more than two plays
total. All performance rights should be under the control of the playwright,
but there are no other restrictions on material. Please include a production
history of the plays, if applicable. The deadline for submissions is April
30, 2007.

Plays can be submitted electronically to bloodyunicorntheater@yahoo.com

Otherwise, please mail your scripts and a SASE (if you wish your scripts
returned) to:

Ry Herman, Artistic Director
Bloody Unicorn Theater Company
514 N. 2nd Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705

For questions, e-mail: bloodyunicorntheater@yahoo.com Further information
can be obtained at www.bloodyunicorn.com

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Tucson: Dark Comedy Casting Call | Part 2

Dark Comedy Casting Call | Part 2


Reply to: jkarnas@sigmaboom.com
Date: 2006-12-28, 3:15PM MST


Studio Sigma Films, Ltd. is looking for talented actors / actresses for a dark comedy / action film in Tucson, Arizona.

The following roles remain and must be filled:

Clay Bentmore, 23
-Male, 18-30
Actor

Kimberly Fortune, 25
-Female, 18-30
Model / Actress

Aaron , 25
-Male, 18-30
Bodyguard

Berto, 25
-Male, 18-30
Bodyguard

Big Mikey Baraducci, 45
-Male, 30-60
Mob Boss

Pete "The Wall" Wallace, 30
-Male, 25-35
Hitman

We will also be in need of extras, including:

-Israeli hitmen / gangsters
-Secret Service Agents
-People to be beaten up in general

  • Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Compensation: SAG Guidlines apply to SAG members, all others will receive compensation varying by role
  • OK for recruiters to contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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Tucson: Stark Naked Productions event announcement

-----Original Message-----
From: Eugenia Woods [mailto:eugenia61@msn.com]
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 11:52 AM
Subject: event announcement

REPLY TO: stark_naked_productions@yahoo.com


THIS AIN'T YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S GOSPEL

Stark Naked Productions and ArtFare, Tucson's community arts center, are
hosting an evening of jazz, blues and general debauchery to benefit their
collaborative production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play, The Last Days of
Judas Iscariot.

The evening's entertainment includes performances by blues musician Mitzi
Cowell and jazz artist Toreenee Wolf, as well as a silent auction of
contemporary iconic artwork inspired by the play. Light refreshments will
be served.

Friday, January 19th, 7:00 p.m.
ArtFare, 55 N. 6th Ave. (across the street from the Ronstadt Center) 3rd
floor Performance Loft Tickets are $15. For more information or to reserve
tickets call 529-8868 or e-mail stark_naked_productions@yahoo.com .

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Tucson: The Loft Cinema - A COAT OF SNOW with filmmaker Gordy Hoffman in person ! - Wednesday, January 17th at 7:30 p.m.

From: mclaff9@earthlink.net
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 11:23 AM
Subject: [IFASA] The Loft Cinema - A COAT OF SNOW with filmmaker Gordy
Hoffman in person ! - Wednesday, January 17th at 7:30 p.m.

FILMMAKER GORDY HOFFMAN BLANKETS
THE LOFT CINEMA WITH "A COAT OF SNOW"
What really goes on behind the closed doors of a wild
bachelorette party? Find out on Wednesday, January 17th at 7:30 p.m., when
acclaimed screenwriter and filmmaker GORDY HOFFMAN presents his directorial
debut, A COAT OF SNOW (Gordy Hoffman, 2006, USA, 73 min., rated NR),
detailing the misadventures of young woman attempting to videotape her
cousins bachelorette party. Hoffman, whose previous credits include the
award-winning screenplay for 2002s Love Liza, starring his brother,
Oscar-winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman, will introduce and discuss his
innovative new film (for which he also supplied the screenplay) at this
special one-time only screening. Tickets are $8.25 general admission; $5.25
for students, seniors and military; and $4.50 for Tucson Film Society
members.
When a girl takes her video camera to her cousins
bachelorette party, the night begins simply enough - as a gathering of
friends and family looking to celebrate the bride-to-bes impending
marriage. Clothes are noted. Gifts are presented. Champagne is consumed.
Yet quietly, before the party even begins, small accidents lead to serious
injury. As the video camera wends its way through several hands and eyes,
missed connections tailspin into abandonment and actual chaos, leading to
the brides eventual disappearance.
Shot on digital video, COAT OF SNOW tells its story from the
unorthodox point of view of the camera itself, making the recording device
an actual character, and allowing the audience to see only what it sees.
Having characters in the story literally holding the camera creates a
cinematic vocabulary for the film that is highly unconventional, but also
unusually effective in placing viewers right in the middle of the action.
By forgoing the services of a professional camera operator, using non-name
actors, and embracing the oft-maligned digital video format, Hoffman creates
a world that is both hyper-realistic and emotionally intimate. I love the
nakedness of video, Hoffman notes. The look, the texture of video, is
familiar, intimate, honest and even appealing  it is videos vulnerability
which makes the impact of what happens in this movie more powerful.
Gordy Hoffman is a renowned playwright and screenwriter
whose plays have been produced throughout the world. His second screenplay,
Love Liza (2002), won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002
Sundance Film Festival. A COAT OF SNOW is his feature directorial debut.
12/28/06

Jeff Yanc
Program Director
The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 322-5638

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Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre presents The Woman in Black

 

 

December 29, 2006                                                               Contacts:       Beth Dell

                                                                                                                        badell@beowulfalley.org

                                                                                                                        (520) 622-4460

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

(Tucson, AZ)— Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, at 11 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, is pleased present The Woman in Black, a ghost story, derived from a book by Susan Hill and adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, from January 11-February 4, 2007. Tickets may be purchased online at www.beowulfalley.org or call 520-882-0555.

 

Appearing in The Woman in Black are Roberto Guajardo and David Alexander Johnston. The director is Terry Erbe. When asked why this play was selected for the 2006-2007 season, Stephen Elton, Beowulf Alley Theatre Company’s Artistic Director said,

 

“Everybody loves a good ghost story. However, in my ten years of doing theatre in Tucson I haven’t seen too many produced for the stage. I’ve seen shows that have used the device of a ghost to tell a story, but most were comedies and that is what I love the most about The Woman in Black…it is simply meant to scare you.  This show has been playing in London for 17 years and with one part of our mission being dedicated to producing daring material that otherwise might not be done in Tucson, this choice was an easy one for me to make.  Interestingly enough, after I first heard about this show from Terry Erbe, I did some research both over the internet and with local theatregoers who had seen the show in London.  What I found consistently was those who had seen the show had jumped out of their pants at some point in the play.  So this season we have made patrons think, laugh and cry…now we want to scare you.”

 

When Director Terry Erbe learned that Elton added The Woman in Black to this season’s selections and that he had been selected to direct the play he said,

 

“I wanted to do this show because, when I saw it, it was one of the most thrilling experiences I've had in the theatre. I'm amazed that so few people know about it. Additionally, I look forward to having the opportunity to direct a production at Beowulf Alley Theatre Company.”

 

Preview Performances are $10 per ticket on January 11 and 12 at 7:30p. The production will run from January 13-February 4, 2007 with ticket prices ranging from $14-$18. Purchase tickets online at www.beowulfalley.org or call our reservations line at 520-882-0555.

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Beowulf Alley Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. BATC’s artistic mission is to redefine the Tucson professional theatrical landscape by melding the best of traditional theatre with the newest works with a contemporary, urban and gritty attitude. BATC aims to break typical stereotypes about theatre by finding material that is not only new to Tucson, but by producing in a daring and distinctive style that will appeal to a whole new generation of theatergoers.

 

Beowulf Alley Theatre Company

11 South 6th Avenue · Tucson, AZ   85701

622-4460 · FAX: 622-4460

www.beowulfalley.org

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Tucson: Job Openings at the Arizona Opera

http://www.azopera.com/company.php?subcat=JobOpenings

Director of Development for Tucson & Southern Arizona

Arizona Opera seeks a Director of Development for Tucson and Southern Arizona. This person is responsible for all aspects of fund raising. This includes planning corporate, foundation and individual fund raising; stewardship; fulfillment activity management; donor research; supervision of Assistant Director; acting as liaison with volunteer groups. 

Bachelor's degree required. Must possess minimum of 4 years experience in fund raising. Knowledge of integrated database management desirable—preferably with Raiser's Edge.

Send information to:

Jenny St. John, Vice President of External Affairs
Arizona Opera
4600 N. 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Email resume to jenny@azopera.com or fax to 602.266.5806.

Director of Artistic Administration

Arizona Opera seeks a full time Director of Artistic Administration.  This position works closely with and reports to the General & Artistic Director on all artistic matters (casting, season repertoire planning, hiring of singers, stage directors, guest conductors, choreographers, actors, and dancers) and the General Manager on all other matters. 

Duties include, but are not limited to, creation and maintenance of annual artistic budget and budgetary forecasts, coordination of singer auditions both locally and nationally, serving as a committee member for all artist union relations and negotiations (AGMA, AFofM), and serving as a representative to all artist managers: disseminating casting needs, negotiating all artist contracts, and supervision of the Arizona Opera Resident Artist Studio.

The Director of Artistic Administration supervises the Company Manager, and Resident Artist Studio Administrator.  The Director of Artistic Administration represents Arizona Opera in a positive and professional manner to the Board of Directors, community leaders, media, volunteers and donors. The successful candidate must be professional, hard working, and detail oriented.  Position requirements include 5 years experience in arts administration; the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; the ability to direct and manage several projects of equal priority at once, sustain productivity under pressure; and good negotiating skills. Extensive knowledge of opera is required.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Arizona Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All interested applicants should send their resume along with cover letter to:

Debra Harrison
General Manager
Arizona Opera
4600 N 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ  85014

Director of Production

Arizona Opera seeks a full time Director of Production. This position works closely with and reports to the General & Artistic Director on all production matters (season repertoire planning, sourcing sets and costumes for productions, hiring and supervision of production staff including designers) and the General Manager on all other matters. The Director of Production oversees the production department, providing leadership to realize the goals of the company and supervising all technical aspects of the company.

Duties include, but are not limited to, creation and maintenance of annual production budget and budgetary forecasts, serving as a committee member for all union relations and negotiations (I.A.T.S.E.); recommending for hire and supervising all production staff including designers; sourcing sets and costumes for productions; and maintaining a safe working environment. In addition, the Director of Production supervises the physical production components of the company’s school tour program, and company special events.

The Director of Production represents Arizona Opera in a positive and professional manner to the Board of Directors, community leaders, media, volunteers and donors. Position requirements include 5 years professional experience in opera or regional theater with a demonstrated successful track record in technical direction and shop management; knowledge of theatrical rigging, automation, hydraulics, and other systems are a plus; a degree in technical theater, design, and/or production is strongly desired; the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; the ability to direct and manage several projects of equal priority at once, and sustain productivity under pressure; good negotiating skills; proficiency with AutoCAD, Vectorworks, PhotoShop, MS Office programs, and Acrobat. Arizona Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All interested applicants should send their resume along with cover letter to:

Debra Harrison
General Manager
Arizona Opera
4600 N 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ  85014

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Tucson: Independent Filmmakers info

From the Tucson Weekly ...
 
The January meeting of the Independent Filmmakers Association of Southern Arizona (IFASA) will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8, at Access Tucson, 124 E. Broadway Blvd. It will feature a roundtable discussion on what IFASA should do for its members in the upcoming year. All local filmmakers are welcome to give their input on how IFASA can best serve the local film community. Everyone is welcome; there is no cost, and IFASA does not charge any dues.

IFASA held elections for its 2007 board of directors in December. The new Board: Patrick Roddy, president; Kim Braun, vice president; Debra Rollinson, treasurer; Alan Barley, secretary; and members-at-large Al Graham, Stephanie Joyce, Justin Kreinbrink, Dean Lachiusa and Larry Lain.

Contact IFASA president Brian Mulligan at 349-8249 or mclaff9@earthlink.net for additional information, or check www.ifasa.net.

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TUCSONFILM.COM SHORTFEST

Starting on Jan. 1, submissions will be accepted for the Second Annual TucsonFilm.com ShortFest. There are no submission fees for Arizona filmmakers, but the festival will feature thousands of dollars in prizes. The ShortFest will be held in April; the date and location will be announced in February. Star Trek writer/producer Andre Bormanis will be the keynote speaker at the event. The final postmark deadline for submissions is March 24. Check www.tucsonfilm.com for complete information on submissions, etc.

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Tucson: Staged readings of four new plays

From the  Tucson Weekly....
 
COYOTE RAMBLERS PERFORMING ARTISTS.  Staged readings of four new plays by Ken Tesoriere take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 7. Free. Call 682-3224 for information. Art Fare. 55 N. Sixth Ave., third floor.
 

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tucson: A Night of Theatrics by The Catalina Players

 


From: PRISCILLA MARQUEZ [mailto:catalinaplayers@comcast.net]
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 10:44 AM
Subject: A Night of Theatrics by The Catalina Players

 

For Immediate Press Release:

 

 

 

Catalina Players to Host

“Night of Theatrics”

 

Catalina Players, one of Tucson’s longest running theater companies, is pleased to announce an open house filled with scene readings, improvs, monologues or a play you’ve written that you want to see acted, bring it with you (you never know it could one day be added to Catalina’s season) and just a fun evening of theater. We love local playwrights!  If you’re planning to audition somewhere in the future and have this great monologue you want heard, let us hear it.

 

If you are a seasoned actor or one who ponders the question, how do they do it and always wanted to get in front of the spotlight, this night can’t be missed.

 

Bill Fikaris & Leslie Miller (our resident, award-winning directors) will be hosting the event.  You will be asked to participate in scene readings from classic shows as well as new shows making there way to Broadway, as well as some improvisation and theatrical games.

 

It will just be a relaxed night of theatrical fun where you’re not auditioning or being reviewed.  Just a night where the Tucson theater community can get together to share and enjoy the life of the true “thespian”.  So join us now!

 

Date:  Friday, January 26th, 2007

Time:  7:00pm

Place:  Christ Presbyterian Church

6565 E. BROADWAY (between Wilmot & Kolb)

Any questions, call Priscilla 304-9171

 

Light refreshments will be served

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Tucson: Casting male actor to play Borat during the Family Arts Festival - PAID

 


From: JerryMGary@aol.com [mailto:JerryMGary@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 10:39 AM
Subject: Borat comes to Tucson

 
Hello,
 
The Tucson-Almaty (Kazakhstan) Sister Cities Committee is seeking a male actor for a short gig on Sunday, January 14th.  The role is to dress like Borat, recent movie sensation, and be at the Kazakhstani Exhibit during the Family Arts Festival.  Paid gig.  Jerry Gary, 886-1260 or jerrymgary@aol.com.
 
 
 
Jerry
Jerry M. Gary, Chairman Emeritus
Tucson-Almaty Sister Cities Committee
P. O. Box 32527
Tucson, AZ 85751-2527
Phones: (H) 520-886-1260, (C) 520-241-1687
Fax: 520-628-1317 or 520-886-1091


INSPIRING THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD BY WORKING WITH PEOPLE

THRU


EDUCATION

CULTURE

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

http://www.Tucson-Almaty.info

Tucson, Arizona USA · Almaty, Kazakhstan
"People-to-People Diplomacy at its Very Best"

Quote of the week:  
"Borat is a blessing in disguise, but all the good people who are friends of Kazakhstan will have to work really hard to remove that disguise."
anonymous
    
                                                                                                                                          

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Tucson: Casting Call, Dark Comedy "HIT"

Dark Comedy Casting Call


Reply to: jkarnas@sigmaboom.com
Date: 2006-12-23, 2:39PM MST


Studio Sigma Films, Ltd. is looking for talented actors / actresses for a dark comedy / action film in Tucson, Arizona. The film, "HIT", is a dark comedy / action based in Los Angeles, California.

The film is about Stephen Tisdale, actor and son of the governor. When he becomes engaged to Brody Atherton, actress and daughter of mob boss Francisco "Franky Ritz" Fabrizzio, he's swept into the underworld of LA. In order to marry Brody, Stephen must secure an Oscar win at the next Academy Awards for her, or Franky Ritz will have Stephen and his father murdered. With a multitude of wild characters ranging from actors and their agents to mobsters and hitmen, the story takes unexpected turns and the end will surprise you.


The following roles need to be filled:

Governor Reginald Tisdale, 45
-Male, 30-60
Governor of California

Denson Rucker, 70
-Male, 50-80
President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Kevin Cross, 25
-Male, 18-30
Actor

President Rebecca Vanguard, 45
-Female, 30-60
President of the United States

Frank Evans, 40
-Male, 30-60
FBI Agent

Hugh Greene, 45
-Male, 30-60
Hollywood Executive

  • Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Compensation: SAG Guidlines apply to SAG members, all others will receive compensation varying by role
  • OK for recruiters to contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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Tucson: Casting Call, Action Film "DeTaga"

A young filmmaker on the rise ... http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/151068.php

Bill
TTA List Administrator
http://tucsonstage.com

Action Film needs Actors/Actress.......


Reply to: detagamovie@yahoo.com
Date: 2006-12-26, 1:11AM MST


Hi, my name is Amanda Sherman and I am an aspiring Actress and Filmmaker. I have written an action film screenplay, you may have read about me in the Arizona Daily Star. I am in need of over 40 Principle Roles (Including several Main Roles), and 40 Extras.

I want My film to be the greatest. It'll be fun, exciting, and a great experience! Whether it be that you're looking for some Credit to go on your Resume, or just looking for a cool thing to do this summer...The most important thing is that I am able to share my dream with you, and you are able to get as much out of it that I do.

Myspace.com/detaga is the webpage for the site if you are interested in learning about the film. Production (filming) will be in MAY-JULY of 2007. Filming here in Tucson for most Interior scenes, but a five day trip to California On Location is necessary (all actors are going, including extras)

I do Cast those younger than 18, in fact, the film is mostly that. Probably between the ages of 14-21. If you are interested in Auditioning write to me at detagamovie@yahoo.com (if you wish to speak with me about it, include your phone number and I will call you as soon as possible)

Auditions are on JANUARY 27 and 28, from 12pm-4pm. (directions will be given to where the Auditions will take place when appointment is made.

I hope to see you at the auditions!
~Amanda

  • Location: Tucson
  • Compensation: A Free copy of the DVD, a Wonderful Experience, Acting Credit for the Film, and you get to join me at the Premiere Party for the first screening of the Film!

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Tucson: audition notice, STARK NAKED PRODUCTIONS

-----Original Message-----
From: Eugenia Woods [mailto:eugenia61@msn.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 9:19 AM
Subject: audition notice

STARK NAKED PRODUCTIONS is holding auditions for it's Easter performance of
Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. This play depicts
the trial of Judas in a courtroom in Purgatory, with witnesses including
Freud, Satan, Mother Theresa, and a gaggle of street-talking saints.

Performance dates are March 30th -April 1st and April 6th-8th. General
auditions will be held on Saturday, 1/13 from 1:00-4:00 at ArtFare, 55 N.
6th Avenue (across from the Ronstadt Center between Congress and Pennington)
on the third floor. Please bring a headshot (if you have one), resume and a
one-minute monologue. Call 529-8868 to schedule an audition time.

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Tucson: Access Tucson needs your support

License Renewal - The City of Tucson Needs Your Support

 
Posted December 22nd, 2006 by vicki in News, Front Page, About Us

Your voice is vital for the retention of your community television services–the PEG channels and facilities. Access Tucson is the only public access television station left standing in Arizona. In recent years public access television facilities, across the state, have closed their doors due to a lack of citizen support.

License renewal negotiations between the City of Tucson and Cox Communications have thus far failed to produce a proposal that meets community needs. Now the City is required to collect input from citizens to review the findings of city audits, surveys, focus groups and town halls.

This document is unofficially known as the Cable Needs Assessment Report. Comments must be received no later than December 29th, 2006. It concludes the City needs 7 channels to meet community needs.

Cox said in a press release, “It is regrettable that the City has gone down this road……They are sacrificing our customer’s desire for more high-definition channels and on-demand programming, in an attempt to keep imposing higher taxes and to protect local access channels that have little or no viewership.”

Do you really need to make a choice between your community PEG channels and high definition channels and video on demand? The Report shows that you can have both.
According to results from the city survey, more that half of those polled supported the PEG channels. And an independent engineering firm, hired by the city concluded “…that in the Tucson market, as a matter of corporate policy, Cox has chosen not to provide video-on-demand (VOD) at this time.”

The report goes on to say that if the necessary VOD server and signaling equipment were installed, it would “free-up” capacity on the Cox system in order to provide more cable channels and high-definition channels. A VOD upgrade should have no impact on the PEG channels.” The upgrade could be ready in six months time, the engineering firm concludes.

The Cable Needs Assessment Report asks the question “Can Cox afford to satisfy local needs and interests?”
The Report: “Cox is the 4th largest cable provider in the nation. It has had the most success in gaining new telephone customers and dominates the broadband market in Arizona. The company has also raised rates twice in the past two years.” The report goes on to say Cox has seen an increase in the number of cable subscribers, including those it has taken back from satellite competition.

The head of the Arizona Consumer’s Council likens Cox’s dominance in Arizona to a monopoly, resulting in higher prices.

We urge you to take a look at the Cable Needs Assessment Report and support the City’s position. The report is massive, but there are useful summaries at the beginning of most sections.

If you didn’t speak up during the recent City-held Town Halls or fill out a survey; it’s not too late. Let the City and Cox know how you feel. Visit these websites:

City of Tucson
http://www.tucsonaz.gov/hottopics/coxhottopic.html

Cox Communications
http://innovatetucson.org/docs/action/

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Tucson: BORDERLANDS THEATER presents Geovanny Bedon with Bwiya Toli, benefit concert

-----Original Message-----
From: Eva Tessler [mailto:wetborderdog@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 2:17 PM

Subject: Geovanny Bedon with Bwiya Toli Press Release

BORDERLANDS THEATER
PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2006.

BORDERLANDS THEATER IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BORDER ACTION NETWORK AND THE
SOUTHSIDE PRESBYTERIAN DAY LABOR PROGRAM TO PRESENT ECUADORAN FLUTIST IN
CONCERT WITH BWIYA TOLI, JANUARY 13, 2007 AT THE SOUTHSIDE PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH 317 W. 23RD STREET.

Geovanny Bedón is well-known in Ecuador for his masterful and creative
arrangements of music of the Andes and has given concerts in every major
city of Ecuador as well as concerts in Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Chile and
a musical tour of the United States, Switzerland, and Norway. Mr. Bedón,
music director of YAGE, which was voted the best Ecuadorian music folklorico
group for 2005 & 2006, will join Andean Music group, Bwiya Toli for a single
performance. Concert proceeds will benefit the Border Action Network, which
defends the human dignity and civil rights of people along the border and
the Southside Presbyterian Day Labor Program, which provides free employment
services daily to dozens of very low-income workers.

After the benefit concert in Tucson, Mr. Bedón will provide three concerts
in January at the International Music Festival in Alamos, Mexico. While in
Tucson from January 6-16th, he is available for educational workshops on
traditional Andean wind instruments such as the flauta, quena and zampoña.


WHERE: Southside Presbyterian Church Kiva, 317 W 23rd St.,
WHEN: January 13th , 7:30 pm, 2007.
Admission is $20 and tickets will go on sale at the Borderlands Theater
Office, 40 W. Broadway (520) 882-8607 starting January 2, 2007.
For more details contact Evamaria Lugo at (520) 325-8505


Eva Tessler
Artistic Associate
Borderlands Theater

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tucson: Audition Notice for 2 Female Roles.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Womac [mailto:trulyjadedproductions@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 6:48 PM
Subject: Audition Notice for 2 Female Roles.

Local Tucson film in search of 2 females ages 21 to 30 for a short film.
Non-Paid, but will receive copy and credit. This is a dark comedy. We will
be filming in the second week of January. We will be holding auditions Wed
the 27th. If interested please send head shot and resume to Jeremy, at
TrulyJadedProductions@gmail.com to set up an audition.

Roles:
Female
Dream girl, Waitress. Sweet, Pretty, a kind soul.
Age 21-30

Female
Kimberly, Girlfriend. Attractive. Kind of a bitch.
Age 21-30

Thank you,
Jeremy
Truly Jaded Productions

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Tucson: Casting TV Host for new weekly show

TV Host

Reply to: brad@bboeprod.com
Date: 2006-12-20, 8:53AM MST


Are you interested in fashion and shopping? I am a producer looking to create a new show in the Tucson area. I produced The Fasionista Life with Yvonne Auld for the past year, but she has decided not to continue with her show, however I feel that she filled a niche in the market. So I am looking for talent to create a new show along the same lines.

If you have interest in being on TV and are into fashion and have the drive to do a weekly show please send your resume and head shots to...
brad@bboeprod.com
www.bboeprod.com

Location: Tucson
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Tucson: CORRECTION V-Day Auditions "Vagina Monologues" (El Ojito Springs Center for Creativity)

________________________________

From: sarahsdownie@yahoo.com
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 2:45 PM
Subject: [Tucson Actors Forum] Re: V-Day Auditions "Vagina Monologues" (El
Ojito Springs Center for Creativity)

V-Day Audititons are NOT the 7th.

The auditions for V-Day and "The Vagina Monologues" will be held on
January 6th, which is a Saturday, at 10:00 a.m until 6:00 p.m.

All other information is correct.

Sorry about the inconvenience!

Thanks!

V-Day Tucson 2007

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ORIGINAL POSTING:

Reply to: vdaytucson2007@yahoo.com
Date: 2006-12-16, 9:56PM MST


CALLING ALL WOMEN!!!

V-Day Tucson 2007 is holding AUDITIONS for two benefit performances of Eve
Ensler's play, The Vagina Monologues!

January 7th, 2007 from 10-6 at El Ojito Springs Center for Creativity,
located at 452 S. Stone Ave.

Save these dates! We are looking for all types of women! Young, old, actors,
painters, singers, dancers, poets, writers, mothers, daughters, sisters,
aunts, activists and all around fabulous women...we mean YOU!!!

V-Day will be performed on February 16th and 17th.

No acting experience? No problem! It's all about the cause! All you need is
a voice!

There will also be an opportunity to sign up to help out the cause in other
ways.

For more information, contact vdaytucson2007@yahoo.com.

Location: 452 S. Stone Ave.


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Tucson: Immediate Casting Call, short comedic film

Two Actresses( 20's -Early 50's) Needed for Short


Reply to: job-251456025@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-12-20, 1:26AM MST


I am an University of Texas at Austin film student trying to cast a short comedic film to shot in Tucson over Dec.20-29.

The roles being cast are:

CASS (Late 30s- Early 50s) White Female, mother of CLAUDE (the principal). Cass is a good intentioned woman, who is just a little misguided. Actress should have a good comedic sense and will be required to shoot all her scenes in one day (about 3).

MARTA (20-whatever) Hispanic Female, Marta is the housekeeper of JORGE and SAL (infamous cocaine dealers). This is a minor role, with one scene and one line.

If interested please reply with headshot, resume and contact information. Links to previous work is a plus. If there are any other questions please feel free to ask. IF YOU REPLY PLEASE PUT: CLAUDE in the subject line.

This film will be shot as quickly and efficiently as possible on miniDV format. There is not time frame under post production will be definitively completed, upon completion a copy of the film in the form of a DVD, will be mailed to you.

Thank you all for your time and consideration.

  • Location: Tucson
  • Compensation: Craft considerations appropriate for the time on set, and a copy of your work.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Tucson: Casting Call, film noir/action "Top Brass"

________________________________

From: david.vick@gmail.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 8:05 PM
Subject: [Tucson Actors Forum] CASTING CALL NOTICE

E-mail your headshots/resumes to tbbcasting@sigmaboom.com

TOP BRASS:
A short film written/directed by David Vick
Team Boom Boom Productions
http://www.sigmaboom.com

CASTING CALL

Casting Details:
We are casting for several parts in the absurdist film noir/action "Top
Brass." The location(s) of filming will be several places around Tucson.

Cast Breakdown (no particular order):

ELLIE MENDEZ - female from 25-40 years of age. A neurotic, borderline
psychotic, pet-loving woman with little regard to her appearance. That is,
as long as it matches her dog(s). The ex-wife of one of the main
characters.

MILLIE SWINDON - female, any age range. A debutante of great proportion.
Formerly admitted to a mental institution, and helped out by her
psychiatrist friend. Opium user/dealer.

ROLE-PLAYERS - 3-5 people, any gender, any age range. Unkempt, badly
dressed, kind of smelly.

SUBURBIAN EXTRAS - Any gender, any age range. One must be a young girl
scout that doesn't mind being yelled at. Random quirks a plus, but not
required.

We are willing to be flexible in terms of scheduling. Please let us know
your availability for the next few weeks and the month of January. We are
ultra-low budget and unable to provide payment, however, they will get
credit and it will be submitted to film festivals across the country.

E-mail your headshots/resumes to tbbcasting@sigmaboom.com

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Tucson: More Info: Demo Reels/Price included

-----Original Message-----
From: CLINTON KOZEMCZAK [mailto:clint_kozemczak@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 3:43 PM
Subject: Demo Reels/Price included

Can you post this one as well. I needed to add the prices. Cheers.cj


Making your big break can be hard. By having an actors reel or directors
reel you can show your talent and abilities on screen regardless if you live
in L.A or not. Having a reel will further your chances for submissions and
letting the rest of the world know who you are. Price is negotiable and
friendly. Services are fast. If you have your footage on DVD we can make you
a reel. It's as easy as that. Go to the following links for an example.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1508775
503

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1564690
914

Price Rate Fee. $150.00 to $200.00. Plus shipping and handling.
Includes: 1 Master DVD Copy and 1 Quicktime copy (Internet use)

Located in Tucson, AZ

Also the DVD will come with menu,music,headshot and any personal information
you would like added...ie Agents name, website, phone number. It's good to
have that so a casting director or agent can get ahold of you just by
looking at your reel. Headshots will be needed in Jpeg format. All
information given or received will be undisclosed to the public.

Note: I've been getting a lot of emails with orders and I'm working on
reels as we speak. Reels can be finished within 3 days of the order.

Contact Clint James at
koz_101@yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/clintjames1

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Tucson: Casting Call, Short film "Ski Run", PAID

-----Original Message-----
From: manuel peters [mailto:manupeters2000@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 12:29 AM
Subject: casting notice

Production or Project Title: Ski Run
Type : Short film (5-10 min.)
Director and/or Producer's Name: Manuel Peters

Contact: Manuel Peters
Compound Productions
Tucson Arizona
Telephone: (520) 904-1907

Email: manupeters2000@yahoo.com
all interested actors must have the word "audition" in the subject heading
of their e-mails.


Audition/Casting Details:
Date(s) and Time(s):

Wednesday 20th 7pm

TCCC
124 e Broadway the conference room

Location(s) (Filming, Production or Performance) : one day in a park, one
week in a hotel.

Preparation :
one minute monologue, women's monologue should convey anger. Men's monologue
should be authoritative.

Payment (Amount, Parameters, Timeframe, Meals, etc.):
SAG adjusted budget rate -$248.00 per day, 3 day min.
One week max. Actors do not need to be SAG members.

Cast Breakdown, Parts or Roles (Gender, Age Range, Physical Type, etc.):

Don (male)- 30-50 a case-manager at a homeless shelter, authority figure,
5'8 or taller, any ethnicity.

Crystal ( female)-20-30 a homeless woman with lots of emotional baggage,
5'10'' or smaller, any ethnicity.
She is the protagonist.

Rough Outline of Time Commitment (Rehearsal Schedule, Shooting Schedule,
Etc.):
One week shooting and rehearsal schedule -March. 22-29 Additional
Notes:actors must be comfortable playing risque material; however, there
will be no violence or nudity and nothing in the storyline is exploitative
or blatantly offensive. Actors must be willing to express light physical
affection with each other.

This film will be an excellent opportunity for two actors to showcase their
talents because the film will be a drama piece that relies heavily on good
acting.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Tucson: Casting Call, 3 Days, starts FEBRUARY 2007

Production: Wt: Tucsonfilm2007 (Short Film)
Location: Tucson & Bisbee, Arizona
Duration: 3 Days, starts FEBRUARY2007
REPLY TO: tucsonfilm@yahoo.com
________________________________


Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.

Non-Union. Director: Casting Call for non-union Arizona short film.

Apply to: T

3 breakdowns:

1. Male / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity.
NUTE--SUPPORTING CHARACTER STUDY. FREE SPIRITED, WILD, ARCHAIC, BOLD.

2. Female / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity.
FINK--LEAD CHARACTER STUDY. OPEN, AVAILABLE. CUNNING AND SHREWD. A MODEL.


3. Female / 31-40 yrs. / Any Ethnicity.
TEDDY--SUPPORTING LEAD CHARACTER STUDY. CLASSIC BEAUTY MODEL TYPE.

Ad Expires: 13-Jan-07.
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Tucson: Casting call, short film one day shoot in Tubac

male actor/female child actor needed


Reply to: job-250701763@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-12-18, 1:18PM MST


Seeking a mid-20's anglo male actor to play father role and age 5-6 anglo young girl needed for one day shoot in Tubac, AZ area on Jan.4, 2007..8am-4pmish...this is for a short film shot on super 8...no experience needed for either role...

  • Location: Tucson-Tubac, AZ
  • Compensation: N/A
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  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
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Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre Announcement

From:  theatre@beowulfalley.org
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 1:08 PM
Subject: B. Dell Announcement
 

 

 

December 8, 2006                                                   Contact:         Beth Dell

                                                                                                            badell@beowulfalley.org

                                                                                                            (520) 622-4460

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

(Tucson, AZ)—Beowulf Alley Theatre Company announced today that Beth Dell has been hired as the new administrative director. Dell is the second full-time employee to be hired to the organization, which will celebrate its second year in Tucson’s downtown.

 

            Dell will be responsible for administering all non-production matters for the theatre, including daily operations, accounting, facility rental, marketing, advertising, publicity, fundraising and development.

 

            We are excited to have Dell join our growing theater company,” said Board President Roger Rikkola. “The Company has recognized that to sustain its current success and growth it needed a fulltime Administrative Director to complement the programs developed by its Artistic Director.  Beth fills that need by bring to the Company a strong background in theater administrative management.”

 

 

            Prior to moving to Tucson 10 years ago, Dell’s professional experience includes finance, accounting, development and fundraising for both non-profit and for-profit companies. She also worked with several theatre companies in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. Dell graduated from the University of Arizona, Magna Cum Laude, with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Production. She has stage managed for Arizona Repertory Theatre, Invisible Theatre, Arizona Onstage Productions, Arizona Opera, Borderland Theater, Utah Shakespearian Festival and Disney MGM Studios.


Beowulf Alley Theatre Company is a non-profit arts organization committed to producing daring and distinctive productions for the Tucson community. Beowulf Alley celebrates the intelligence of the actor, the vision of the director, the words of the playwright and the power of the theater. 

11 South 6th Avenue · Tucson, AZ   85701

  622-4460  

 www.beowulfalley.org

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Tucson: Final Weekend for Holiday Memories at Beowulf Alley Theatre

 


From: Beth Dell [mailto:badell@beowulfalley.org]
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 1:02 PM
Subject: Final Weekend reminder for Holiday Memories at Beowulf Alley Theatre

December 18, 2006                                                Contact:        Beth Dell

                                                                                                            badell@beowulfalley.org

                                                                                                            (520) 622-4460

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

(Tucson, AZ)— Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, at 11 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, will present the final weekend of performances of the Arizona Premiere of HOLIDAY MEMORIES, a play derived from short stories written by Truman Capote and adapted for the stage by Russell Vandenbroucke. Directed by Carol Calkins, Truman (Jeff Scotland) narrates this nostalgic memoir of the holiday celebrations of Capote’s childhood. This poignant and endearing story is brought to life through the characters of young Buddy (Will Bostwick) and his delightful best friend, Miss Sook (Glenda Young). Musical accompaniment is by Martie van der Voort.

 

"This is a delicious little piece, full of much of what the holidays should be full of — generosity, warmth, kindness. " Kathleen Allen, Arizona Daily Star

 

The final dates, times and ticket prices for 13 years and older are:

Thursday, December 21st at 7:30p - $16

Friday and Saturday, December 22nd and 23rd at 7:30p - $19 and $20

Sunday, December 24th at 1:30p - $19 and $20

Tickets for all performances for children 12 years and under when accompanied by an adult are $12. On-line discount tickets for 13 years and older are $18 and may be purchased at www.beowulfalley.org. To purchase by phone, please call (520) 882-0555.

 

_________________________________________________________________________

Beowulf Alley Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. BATC’s artistic mission is to redefine the Tucson professional theatrical landscape by melding the best of traditional theatre with the newest works with a contemporary, urban and gritty attitude. BATC aims to break typical stereotypes about theatre by finding material that is not only new to Tucson, but by producing in a daring and distinctive style that will appeal to a whole new generation of theatergoers.

 

 

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Tucson: AUDITIONS "The Vagina Monologues", V-Day Tucson 2007

Reply to: vdaytucson2007@yahoo.com
Date: 2006-12-16, 9:56PM MST


CALLING ALL WOMEN!!!

V-Day Tucson 2007 is holding AUDITIONS for two benefit performances of Eve
Ensler's play, The Vagina Monologues!

January 7th, 2007 from 10-6 at El Ojito Springs Center for Creativity,
located at 452 S. Stone Ave.

Save these dates! We are looking for all types of women! Young, old, actors,
painters, singers, dancers, poets, writers, mothers, daughters, sisters,
aunts, activists and all around fabulous women...we mean YOU!!!

V-Day will be performed on February 16th and 17th.

No acting experience? No problem! It's all about the cause! All you need is
a voice!

There will also be an opportunity to sign up to help out the cause in other
ways.

For more information, contact vdaytucson2007@yahoo.com.

Location: 452 S. Stone Ave.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Tucson: Demo Reels for Actors and Directors

-----Original Message-----
From: CLINTON KOZEMCZAK [mailto:clint_kozemczak@hotmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2006 5:15 PM
Subject: Demo Reels for Actors and Directors


Making your big break can be hard. By having an actors reel or directors
reel you can show your talent and abilities on screen regardless if you live
in L.A or not. Having a reel will futher your chances for submissions and
letting the rest of the world know who you are. Price is negotiable and
friendly. Services are fast. If you have your footage on DVD we can make you
a reel. It's as easy as that. Go to the following link for an example.
Contact Clint James.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1508775
503

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1564690
914

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Tucson: CYT presents Disney's Aladdin

 

From: Sandy Yaude [mailto:syaude@msn.com]
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 3:54 PM
Subject: CYT winter show information

 
Start your new year with a trip on a flying carpet. CYT will be performing Disney's Aladdin this January. Performances will be held at Crowder Hall in the Music Building on the University of Arizona campus, near the corner of Park and Speedway. Dates and times below.
 
Friday, January 12th, 2007 at 7 pm
Saturday, January 13th, 2007 at 2 pm and 7 pm
Sunday, January 14th, 2007 at 2 pm
 
Tickets: $10 adults
               $6 students age 5-18
 
Purchase your tickets today by calling 250-7166. Questions? Check out our web site at www.cyttucson.org or call us at 751-7510.
 

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