Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre Partners with IFASA to Support Local Independent Filmmakers

Beowulf Alley Theatre

Our 5th Anniversary on 6th Avenue!


Beth Dell

Managing Director

Beowulf Alley Theatre

(520) 622-4460


Beowulf Alley Theatre Partners with IFASA to Support Local Independent Filmmakers

IndeFliks@the Alley


Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 South 6th Ave, between Broadway and Congress in Downtown Tucson, known for its high quality theatrical productions, has added screening equipment to its beautiful 95-seat air-conditioned theatre and is pleased to announce a partnership with the Independent Filmmakers Association of Southern Arizona (IFASA) to show films by Tucson area filmmakers.

The new project is called IndeFliks@the Alley and will showcase the work of local filmmakers.

"We are grateful to Beowulf Alley Theatre for offering a venue for frequent screenings of independent films by local filmmakers and others.” said Brian Mulligan, President of IFASA.  “Not only will this partnership provide an opportunity to increase awareness of the amazing talent we have in the community, it will also enhance appreciation for independent film overall, along with the other art house theatres in town."

Through the partnership, IFASA will schedule several screenings each month at Beowulf Alley Theatre.  Ticket prices will initially be set at $5 with a portion going directly to the filmmakers.  The films scheduled for September are:

Wednesday, 16 & 23 September -12:15 p.m., lunchtime short films, Garpenfargle by Bill Kersey, Take Me Somewhere Nice by Pearry Teo, and Solace by Bill Kersey. Skip the office break room and have lunch with us!  Tickets are $5. Bring your lunch; or by 10 a.m. on the viewing day order a $6 brown bag lunch from us freshly prepared by Chris’ Café. A beverage is included.

Sunday, September 27, 6:00 p.m.- double feature of Mercy and Red 71, both by Patrick Roddy. Tickets for this double feature are $10 and includes a bottle of water for the first 50 patrons and free popcorn for everyone.

Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door. (If ordering a brown bag lunch, tickets must be purchased online in advance.)

 “We are excited about the opportunity to join with IFASA in support of local filmmakers,” said Bill Dell, member of the Beowulf Alley Theatre board. “We are lucky to have such a vibrant, growing performing arts community in Tucson and I hope that the public will enjoy the experience of seeing original films in an intimate theater space.  With the help of a great corporate friend, Pastiche Modern Eatery, we have installed projection equipment. A new, large screen has been installed. We are seeking advertisers and underwriters to support this program.”

For more information, see or call (520) 882-0555. For information about IFASA, see

The IFASA mission is to encourage, build and support a strong local independent film community by promoting the production, exhibition and public awareness of film, digital video and media arts. To achieve this mission, IFASA provides technical assistance, pools resources and talent, and offers educational and networking opportunities for the professional and novice alike.

Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is committed to enriching the community and enhancing appreciation of the arts through the production of innovative, invigorating theatre and theatrical education with the highest standards for acting and production.  Equal and fair treatment will be provided to all participants regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status and/or marital status.  Founded on the basis of dialogues with local theatre artists who wanted a permanent home to practice their craft, its intimate 95-seat theatre provides a facility that meets professional standards where performing artists, educators, and technicians can present their skills.  Because Beowulf Alley engages a talent and volunteer pool that calls Tucson “home” for its productions, the Theatre is committed to helping grow a new generation of Tucson talent with its programs including education for adults and youth, late night theatre to experiment with and gain experience, readers theatre for playwrights’ unpublished works, lunchtime theatre to bring art to the workday and screenings of independent film artists.  And true to its roots, the Theatre maintains ongoing dialogues with the community, including Dialogues with theatergoers after the first Sunday matinee performance of each of its main stage plays, at Readers’ Theatre nights, and other presentations, providing an opportunity for theatergoers to discuss the plays with the director and artists.  Writers who cover the Tucson arts scene say the Theatre provides its audiences with “the best total package”—plays, performances and productions that are high in artistic and technical quality.  Beowulf Alley has received critical acclaim, including two Mac Awards and seven MAC nominations.  The company has presented over 325 performances to Tucson audiences since 2002 and has served hundreds of theatre artists.  The theater also provides performance and rehearsal space for other Tucson theater companies.  For more information, log on to  We thank the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Tucson Pima Arts Council, the Janet S. Brunel Residuary Trust, and our business sponsors for their support.



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