Monday, August 31, 2009

Tucson: BORDERLANDS THEATER presents SHE WAS MY BROTHER

 

From: Eva Tessler [mailto:wetborderdog@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 9:23 PM
Subject: BORDERLANDS THEATER PRESS RELEASE: SHE WAS MY BROTHER

 

BORDERLANDS THEATER

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Eva Tessler 8/31/2009

wetborderdog@hotmail.com

 

BORDERLANDS THEATER TO PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE PLAY “SHE WAS MY BROTHER” BY JULIE JENSEN, SEPTEMBER 24-OCTOBER 11, 2009 AT ZUZI’S LITTLE THEATER, 783 N. 5TH AVENUE.

 

Julie Jensen, the playwright who brought us the critically acclaimed play “Dust Eaters” (2007 Season), is back with “the most unlikely love story every told.” What happens when two Victorian white anthropologists –Tullis, a mature woman and Wilson, a young man- encounter Lamana, a “two-spirited” religious leader of the Zuni pueblo? This moving and intense play, loosely based on historical fact, explores the borderline between love, sexual orientation and fluid gender identities.  

Directed by Barclay Goldsmith. Featuring Los Angeles film actor Kalani Queypo (“New World”, “Bones”, “The Royal Tennenbaums”, and Culture Clash) and local actors Martie van der Voort and Brian Levario.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION:

Preview Performance: September 24, 8:00PM

$16.75 general, $15.75 senior, $10.75 student

Post-Show Reception to benefit Wingspan

Opening Night CelebraciĆ³n: September 25, 7:30PM

$20.75 general & senior, $10.75 student

Regular Performances: September 26, October 2, 3, 9 & 10 7:30PM

$18.75 general, $17.75 senior, $10.75 student

Sunday Matinees: September 27, October 4 & 11, 2:00PM

$18.75 general, $17.75 senior, $10.75 student

Post-Performance Discussions on the issues of the play with our Community Partners:
September 27: presented by Wingspan (a portion of delegated tickets will benefit Wingspan)
October 3: presented by Stand in Circle (Native American Day)
October 4: presented by the Arizona State Museum, Office of Ethno-Historical Research (ASM member discount)

RESERVATIONS: (520) 882-7406

Buy tickets online at www.borderlandstheater.org



Eva Tessler Associate Artistic Director Borderlands Theater

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Tucson: Old Time Radio Auditions - Beowulf Alley Theatre

 

From: Beth Dell [mailto:theatre@beowulfalley.org]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 7:08 PM
Subject: Please post Old Time Radio Auditions

 

 

Audition Notice!

Beowulf Alley’s Newest Program

Old Time Radio Shows

 

Beowulf Alley Theatre will hold open auditions for adult male and female actors to perform with its new addition, Old-Time Radio Shows, presenting old-time radio stories as they were originally performed in their heyday before an audience.

 

A team of 10-12 actors will be selected to perform in various roles on a rotating basis.  Actors must have good speaking voices, be able to portray a variety of voices, characters and accents while reading from the scripts during performances and provide one or two period costumes.  Auditions will be held Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Scripts will be provided for the auditions.

 

Once a week performances will begin in late September, with a light rehearsal schedule.  For information, call Sheldon Metz at 722-9553 or Beowulf Alley Theatre at 520-622-4460.

 

Public parking is available on the street at meters Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm for 50 cents per half hour and FREE all other times including weekends.  The lot across the street from Beowulf Alley at Broadway and 6th Avenue is FREE Monday through Friday after 3pm and all weekend.  The City Garage at Pennington and Scott, just two blocks from the theatre, is secure with the first hour free, additional hours at $2 to a maximum of $8.

 

 

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Tucson: LEAVING IOWA Kicks Off The Invisible Theatre's 39th Season!

 

From: CATHY JOHNSON [mailto:cathyj@flash.net]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 2:59 PM
Subject: LEAVING IOWA Kicks Off The Invisible Theatre's 39th Season!

 

THE INVISIBLE THEATRE

 

Presents

 

THE COMEDY ABOUT FAMILY VACATIONS!

 

LEAVING IOWA

by

Tim Clue and Spike Manton

 

Directed by

Susan Claassen

 

Through the generous support of Dr. Bella Eibensteiner

 

WHERE:                     The Invisible Theatre

                                    1400 N. First Avenue (at Drachman)

                                    Tucson, AZ 85719

 

WHEN:                       September 15 – October 4, 2009

                                                           

TICKETS:                  Ticket Price:  $16 - $25

                                    Tuesday, September 15 at 7:30 pm - Preview ($16)

                                    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm – Opening ($22)

                                                Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm ($22)

                                                Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm ($25)

                                                Sundays at 3:00 pm ($25)                 

                                    Call (520) 882-9721 for reservations and information

                                    Discounts available for groups of 10 or more

 

RUSH TICKETS:       One half-hour prior to curtain for any scheduled performance, tickets                                                         are available for half price – subject to availability

 

CAST:                                    Terry Erbe, Roberto Guajardo, Lori Hunt, David Johnston, Susan Kovitz and                                             Victoria McGee

 

RUNNING TIME:       2 hours, with one intermission

 

The Invisible Theatre kicks off it's 39th Anniversary "Season of Love" with LEAVING IOWA BY Tim Clue and Spike Manton.  This heart warming comedy is about a journalist who returns home to Winterset, Iowa to find a final resting place for his father's ashes and is a nostalgic ode to days gone by.  With a generous dollop of humor and a heart as big as the Midwest, LEAVING IOWA shows us that the journey really is as important as the destination.

 

Call the Box Office at (520)882-9721 for reservations!

 

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Tucson: PCC Center for the Arts presents Ramona Quimby

 

From: Carder, Carol [mailto:ccarder@pima.edu]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 11:52 AM
Subject: Press release: Pima Community College Center for the Arts - Ramona Quimby - 9/23 - 10/4

 

PimaCommunityCollege
Center for the Arts

contact:
Carol Carder, marketing/pr director
2202 W. Anklam, Tucson, AZ 85709
520-206-3062
ccarder@pima.edu
 
Betsy Kruse Craig, theatre arts faculty
520-206-3063 (office), 520-260-6991 (cell phone)
betsyk1968@gmail.com

August 31, 2009
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pima Community College Theatre Arts presents the family favorite “Ramona Quimby”

what: PCC theatre arts presents Ramona Quimby
where: PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709
when: September 23 through October 4, Fri.-Sat. at 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m.  
general admission: Tickets are $6. Box office hours: Tue.-Fri., noon-5p.m. and one hour prior to each performance. 520-206-6986
information: 520-206-6986, centerforthearts@pima.edu , www.pima.edu/cfa

Tucson, Arizona--
Pima Community College Theatre Arts brings to life one of the most memorable characters in American children’s fiction in its first production of the season, RAMONA QUIMBY. Adapted by Len Jenkins and based on the Newberry Award-winning books by Beverly Cleary it is directed by Betsy Kruse Craig. The production runs September 23 through October 4 in the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre (public performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.) ASL interpreters are available October 2. Tickets are $6. Ramona’s Play Date, a free event for families featuring kid-friendly activities and treats, is Saturday, September 12 from 9-11 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre.
 
Set against a Paul Klee-inspired backdrop of shapes and colors, the precocious eight-year old Ramona’s world is revealed. Third grade is not fun, her older sister Beezus always gets her way, her dad loses his job and her beloved Aunt Bea is getting married and moving to Alaska. Ramona’s life, filled with the struggles of growing up and colored with serious grown-up themes of recession and unemployment, speaks to kids in a voice they can relate to and understand. Though her family is not perfect, she discovers they care deeply for her and together they face difficulties with spunk and humor. Director Craig says “the play points out that while being a grown up isn't easy, being a kid is not always a bed of roses!”
 
The Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson (just west of downtown). For ticket information contact the box office at 206-6986 or centerforthearts@pima.edu.
 
A photo call for the media is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8 at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Director Betsy Kruse Craig is available for interviews by calling 520-206-3063 (office), 520-260-6991 (cell phone) or e-mailing betsyk1968@gmail.com

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Tucson: Arts for All Youth Ensemble Company Holds Company Auditions

 

From: Christine Melnyczenko [mailto:vistaoost@artsforallinc.org]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 9:44 AM
Subject: Fw: Information and Press Release about Youth Ensemble Auditions

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

CONTACT:

Marcia Berger, ext. 203

execdirector@artsforallinc.org          
phone: 622-4100
fax:      624-0303
www.artsforallinc.org

 

Arts for All Youth Ensemble Company Holds Company Auditions

 

August 18, 2009

 

Tucson, AZ –– Local arts-based non-profit Arts for All, Inc. Youth Ensemble Company will hold auditions for positions in its company of dedicated performers on Thursday, September 3 and Tuesday, September 8, 2009. Auditions on both days will be held by appointment from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Arts for All, 2520 N. Oracle Road.

 

Rehearsals will be held two selected afternoons per week. Arts for All Youth Ensemble Company is a program that continues throughout the year and members will be asked to perform at various engagements.

 

Arts for All Ensemble Company is seeking actors, singers and dancers ages 8 through 18. Experience in theater and improvisation is preferred. They are also seeking young actors well versed in American Sign Language. Actors with and without disabilities are encouraged to audition. Actors should prepare a one-minute memorized monologue in their best diction and a song without accompaniment. The monologue can be prose or poetry, preferably not original work. Signers should prepare a one-minute monologue, song or poem. Dancers and those with specialties such as acrobatics, juggling or magic should prepare a short demonstration.

 

Please call (520) 622-4100 ext. 203 for more information and to schedule an audition appointment.

 

Since 1985, Arts for All, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been introducing the wonders of the arts to children and adults with and without disabilities through preschool, out-of-school time, Summer/Winter Arts Camps and a day program.  Arts for All, Inc. constantly strives to fulfill its mission to provide accessible education, training and experiences in the Arts. For more information, please contact Marcia Berger, Executive Director, at 520-622-4100 and visit www.artsforallinc.org.

 

 

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Tucson: National Premiere of Flicker, IndeFliks@the Alley, Beowulf Alley Theatre

National Premiere of Flicker

IndeFliks@the Alley

Beowulf Alley Theatre

 

 

Beowulf Alley Theatre launches IndeFliks@the Alley with the National Premiere of Flicker, a film by Aaron Hendren, Friday and Saturday, September 4th and 5th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

 

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 launching a series of Independent Film screenings.  The inaugural event is a national premiere of a new film by an accomplished independent filmmaker from Albuquerque, NM, Aaron Hendren (www.eggmurders.com).  Tickets are $12 at the door or online in advance at www.beowulfalley.org.  There will be a discussion with the Producer/Writer/Director, Aaron Hendren on Saturday, September 5th following the screening.

 

"It is a great example of the well-directed and acted independent slasher movie."

 - Buried.com

 

“Keep your friends close and your enemy’s shovel” is the tagline from Flicker, a horror movie opening in 10 cities across the United States, including Beowulf Alley in Tucson, Arizona.

Over the weekend of September 4th, Flicker will be screened in Tucson, Denver, Albuquerque, Paducah, Boise, Santa Fe, Portland, Brookline, Eugene and Hartford.

 

The trailer for Flicker has been one of the most popular of the summer on Apple.com.  Blending rock and roll, country and folk, the Flicker Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is heard around the world thanks to many stores including Amazon and iTunes.

 

Egg Murders Productions, LLC produced Flicker and is often met with some questions and puzzlement about the movie.  People want to know what it is and where it came from.  As Flicker is unlike the most recent National Treasure movie, and that lot, we tell people: “It’s not a sequel, a remake or based on a comic book.  You deserve it.”

 

Flicker centers on Pretty, a young woman on a camping vacation with her friends.  She awakens in her tent to find that her friends have disappeared in the middle of the night.  Keeping a flicker of hope alive, she searches for her missing friends while fighting the elements and the strange inhabitants of a desolate mountain town.

 

Flicker was written and directed by Aaron Hendren (The Faithful and the Foul, Hamlet) and stars actors from Terminator Salvation, Swing Vote, Easy Money and The Lost Room.  The music comes from The Bad Memories and Jimmy Deveney (of Horse Opera fame.)  Starring Katy Houska as Pretty, the cast is supported by Babak Tafti, Kate Schroeder, Abigail H. Blueher and Lauren Poole.

 

For more information, see www.beowulfalley.org.  To view the trailer, see www.eggmurders.com.  

 

Public parking is available on the street at meters Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 50 cents per half hour and FREE all other times including weekends.  The lot across the street from Beowulf Alley at Broadway and 6th Avenue is available FREE Monday through Friday after 3 p.m. and all weekend.  The City Garage at Pennington and Scott, just two blocks from the theatre, is secure with the first hour free, additional hours at $2 to a maximum of $8.

 

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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 www.beowulfalley.org.  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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Tucson: Arid Rose Theater debut production 'ART' rescheduled to open Oct 1

Arid Rose Theater is preparing its brand new theatre for its inaugural production of “ART”.

 

The production run of 'Art' has been rescheduled to Oct 1-Oct 25. Thurs,Fri,Sat-8pm, and Sun-3pm.

Call 520-982-6812 for tickets to 'ART', our debut production. Any Seat $21.

Arid Rose Theater

1859 West Grant Road

Tucson, AZ 85745

 

inkblot2008@cox.net

(520) 982-6812

 

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tucson: Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar at The Studio for Actors

 

 

From: The Studio for Actors [mailto:acting-courses@the-studio-for-actors.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 9:50 AM
Subject: Announcement: Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar

 

Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar

There is a lot of voice work here in Arizona, and if you're interested in how to get it and how this end of the business works - then this is the seminar for you.  We'll work with scripts and you'll receive a great deal of personal attention.  Anna Risley, B.A., 30 years of experience as a professional voiceover talent and actor.

Each seminar is from 12:00noon to 2:00pm.  Cost is $60 per person.  You may choose any one of the following dates:

Saturday, September 19th
Saturday, September 26th
Saturday, October 3rd

Call Anna at 881-2363 for more details or to sign up for one of these dates.

Also being offered at The Studio for Actors:
Audition Technique
Comedy Improv

Each of these classes is taught by Anna Risley, B.A. at her Studio (The Studio for Actors), located on 6th Street, just off 4th Avenue.  Anna has 30 years of experience in film, television, voiceover, and stage acting.  To check out her resume, please visit http://www.the-studio-for-actors.com , or call her at (520) 881-2363 to sign up.

 

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tucson: Comedy Improvisation Course at The Studio for Actors

 

From: The Studio for Actors [mailto:acting-courses@the-studio-for-actors.com]
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 7:00 PM
Subject: Announcement: Comedy Improvisation Course at The Studio for Actors

 


Comedy Improvisation - What a wonderful class to get you to think fast, think on your feet, loosen up your body, and how you move.  In this class, you're also taught dialects.  You don't have to be a "funny person" to do really well in this class, to have a fantastic time, and to learn a great deal.  Comedy improv isn’t half as hard as it looks when you learn it from a former Saturday Night Live cast member.  Anna gives you the keys: formats, dialects, and structure.  Come play, have a ball, and enjoy discovering how funny you can be.  Also, for acting students, studying comedy improv loosens up the body, helps you think fast on your feet, introduces dialects, and sharpens your timing.

4 consecutive Wednesday nights
6:30pm-8:30pm
Start on any Wednesday.
$35 per week
(If you have to miss one of them, you just pay for it and then take class 5 free.)

Also being offered:  Audition Technique

Each of these classes is taught by Anna Risley at her Studio (The Studio for Actors), located on 6th Street, just off 4th Avenue.  Anna has 30 years of experience in film, television, and stage acting.  To check out her resume, please visit http://www.the-studio-for-actors.com , or call her at (520) 881-2363 to sign up.

 

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Tucson: Auditions for "Urinetown, the Musical" - Bisbee's Obscure Productions

Auditions for "Urinetown, the Musical"

                                  

23 roles – many actors will play more than one. Experience preferred but not required. Ring bell marked “Bisbee’s Obscure Productions.” Bring a memorized 1-3 minute monologue, no original work, & a Broadway-style song. Rehearsals: selected eves & weekends. Shows Jan 29 through Feb 6, evenings & matinees

 

Location:

Central School Project, Bisbee

43 Howell Avenue

Bisbee, AZ 85603

 

Contact Info:

520-432-2901

Rae Jones

bisbeesobscure@gmail.com

               

Date and Time:

Saturday October 10, 2009

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

               

Sorry no pay but lots of applause

 

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This week on www.TucsonStage.com

This week on www.TucsonStage.com:

New articles and reviews in Chuck Graham’s “Let The Show Begin”:

 

·         HERB STRATFORD: THE HOUND BEHIND THE FOX

·         “HOUSEKEEPER” PROVES THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO DUST A ROOM

·         DOUG NIELSEN LIVES OUTSIDE THE BOX

·         THE FIRST TUCSON SPANISH AND FLAMENCO FESTIVAL

·         NU-JAZZ FUSION ROCKS CENTENNIAL HALL!

·         CELEBRATE THE DIVERSITY OF TUCSON’S MUSIC CULTURE

·         Dominick Farinacci, “Lovers, Tales & Dances”

·         “SOUL POWER” HAS EITHER PRIDE OR POIGNANCE

·         “POST GRAD” IS A DIM BULB ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

… and much more.

 

New auditions, casting calls and announcements on the TTA List:

 

·  Tucson: : Audition Technique Course at The Studio ...

·  Tucson: Casting Call for Local Indy Feature

·  Tucson: EL RIO THEATRE PROJECT PRESENTS The Comedy...

·  Tucson: After Effects Expert - PAID

·  Tucson: Celebrate with The Rogue Theatre at the Op...

·  Tucson: Labor Day Fun! with LaughingStock Comedy C...

·  Tucson: Crew Call, documentary film All Souls Proc...

·  TTA List posting retraction

·  Tucson: Casting Call, UofA thesis film titled "THE...

·  Tucson: Cast and Crew call - short film (genre: We...

·  Tucson: Invisible Theatre - THE BEST OF THE WORST ...

·  Tucson: Artfare seeking assistants/Interns PAID

·  Tucson: Arid Rose Theater seeking choreographer / ...

·  Tucson: seeking Line Producers - feature film - PA...

·  Tucson: Open Studio for Actors - DATES CORRECTION

·  Tucson: Late Night Theatre Auditions - The NOW The...

·  Tucson: Call to Latino LGBT Artists - Tucson Latin...

·  Tucson: Arizona Theatre Company presents THE KITE ...

 

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Tucson: : Audition Technique Course at The Studio for Actors

 

 

From: The Studio for Actors [mailto:acting-courses@the-studio-for-actors.com]
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 6:18 PM
Subject: Announcement: Audition Technique Course at The Studio for Actors

 

Audition Technique I

Script Breakdown

This is the foundation course for learning the important building blocks to great performance.  You’ll learn how to break down the script, how to analyze the character, how to play him/her, and most importantly how to mark the script in order to give a really great audition.  Throughout the course, you’ll have two or three auditions, and you’ll be given lots of information and insightful advice about how to handle the important few minutes before each audition.  This course is not just about auditioning - it’s also a great acting class.

6 consecutive Monday nights
6:30pm-8:30pm
Start on any Monday.  Call (520) 881-2363 to sign up.
$45 per week

Don't worry if you have to miss one or even two classes during the series of six - We can easily book a make-up session outside of the evening class - The make-up would be a private session scheduled Monday through Saturday at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, or 1:30 for $50.

Or you can take the entire course in private sessions at $50 per 1-hour session or $75 per 1½-hour session.

Also being offered are:

Comedy Improv

Each of these classes is taught by Anna Risley at her Studio (The Studio for Actors), located on 6th Street, just off 4th Avenue.  Anna has 30 years of experience in film, television, and stage acting.  To check out her resume, please visit http://www.the-studio-for-actors.com , or call her at (520) 881-2363 to sign up.

 

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Tucson: Casting Call for Local Indy Feature

Dear TTA List Members,

 

I dissed the CraigsList posting of this casting call because it did not contain any contact info.  Well, here it is with a contact, tucsoncasting@gmail.com, if you have any questions before deciding to attend. 

 

Check it out and

Break legs,

 

Bill

 

From: l5hitbag@yahoo.com
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 3:19 PM
Subject: Casting Call for Local Indy Feature

 


Casting Call for Independent Feature film

August 30th, approx. 3pm-5pm, Ft. Lowell Park (at the duck pond)

a murder mystery/comedy shooting for 15 days, in Tucson

character breakdowns:

KAREN (female 20-30) attractive, artistic free spirit
DANNY (male 25-40) geologist
OFFICER JACK (male 30-45) local sheriff
OLD JACK (male 50-70) retired sheriff
VICKI (female 30-50) local gossip group
ASHLEY (female 30-50) "
DOROTHY (female 30-50) "
GABRIELLE (female 30-50) local artist
STEPHANIE (female 18-25) high school stoner
JENNY (female 18-25) high school stoner
KYLE (male 18-25) high school stoner
AARON (male 18-25) high school stoner

everyone interested is encouraged to show up, no experience necessary,
no head shot or resume necessary, just a cold read of a side provided
during casting

compenstion: deferred payment--SAG rates, film credit

please RSVP to tucsoncasting@gmail.com or with question

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tucson: EL RIO THEATRE PROJECT PRESENTS The Comedy of Errors

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Givens [mailto:Michael.Givens@tucsonaz.gov]
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 11:38 AM
Subject: The Comedy of Errors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael
Givens
September 1, 2009
791-4196

EL RIO THEATRE PROJECT PRESENTS:
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by William Shakespeare


The El Rio Theatre Project will present its 3rd annual Theatre in the Park
production of The Comedy of Errors at the Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheatre,
1000 N. Tucson Blvd. Performances are scheduled for Sept. 17-20, 24-27 &
Oct. 2-4. Curtain time is 7 p.m. for all performances, and the event is
free to the public, with a suggested donation of $5.

Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and the whole family, and enjoy an evening
of Theatre in the park.

The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays,
believed to have been written between 1592 and 1594. It is his shortest and
one of his most farcical, with a major part of the humour coming from
slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and wordplay.


For additional information call 791-4196.

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Tucson: After Effects Expert - PAID

After Effects Expert (Tucson)


Date: 2009-08-26, 4:17PM MST
Reply to: alex@epicproductionsllc.com


 

Production company looking for After Effects expert with broadcast experience. Needs to work well with tight deadlines and demanding clients. We are looking for a top notch artist to take our post production to the next level. We offer health benefits, paid vacation and great work environment. Please submit a portfolio and resume. This is a full time position, freelancing and outsourcing will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Thank you

Alex Johnston
Epic Productions, LLC

  • Location: Tucson
  • Compensation: DOE
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't 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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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tucson: Celebrate with The Rogue Theatre at the Opening Night of Animal Farm

 

From: The Rogue Theatre [mailto:rogue@theroguetheatre.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 5:55 PM
Subject: Celebrate with The Rogue Theatre

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

August 25, 2009

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Cynthia Meier,
520-250-9608
www.TheRogueTheatre.org

 

 

 

 

Celebrate the opening of the new
ROGUE THEATRE
300 E. University Boulevard, (520) 551-2053, www.TheRogueTheatre.org
at the Opening Night of

Animal Farm

 

After a summer of renovation and fundraising (as well as some fun and frivolity along the way), The Rogue Theatre invites you to celebrate the opening of our new theatre in The Historic Y on the Opening Night of the first production of our 2009-2010 season, Animal Farm.

This festive evening will feature a pre-show party, as well as the chance to meet the playwright and the company of The Rogue Theatre.  The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 6:00 P.M.: Beverages and hors d'oeuvres from Delectables Restaurant & Catering on 4th Avenue, featuring music by Bill Ronstadt, Bill Martin and Mindy Ronstadt.
  • 6:45 P.M.: Playwright Andrew Periale will welcome the audience with a few words about his adaptation.
  • 7:15 P.M.: The Rogue Theatre's traditional musical pre-show.
  • 7:30 P.M. : The performance of Animal Farm.
  • A discussion with the cast, author and director follows the performance.


Tickets for the Grand Opening Night celebration are $50 and can be purchased online at www.TheRogue Theatre.org or by calling (520) 551-2053.

Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the theatre, off Herbert Avenue, on the east side of the building.

The production sponsor for Animal Farm is Norma Davenport.

 

Preview performance is Thursday, September 10; tickets for the preview are $18. Regular performances of Animal Farm will continue on Saturday, September 12 through Sunday, September 27.  Curtain times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 P.M. and Sundays at 2:00 P.M.  The Rogue's musical pre-show begins 15 minutes before all performances.  Discussion with the cast, author, and director follows the performanceTickets are $24; tickets for all performances can be purchased online at TheRogueTheatre.org or by calling our box office at 520-551-2053.  Thursdays, September 17 and September 24 are pay-what-you-will performances.  Reservations are encouraged.

 

The Rogue Theatre's mission is to create the highest quality theatre possible;
challenging, stretching, and invigorating our community.


We emphasize

LANGUAGE by placing primary value on quality language and literature;
ENSEMBLE by developing performers who seek continuous improvement and creating an academy for training ourselves and emerging theatre artists;
CHALLENGING IDEAS by presenting plays which offer complex and provocative points of view
related to important social, political, and personal issues.

 

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Tucson: Labor Day Fun! with LaughingStock Comedy Company

 

From: Dean Steeves [mailto:propaganda@laughing.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:59 AM
Subject: Labor Day Fun!

 

Lesley Abrams and Dean Steeves of the LaughingStock Comedy Company have partnered with the Westward Look Resort to present An Evening of Improvisational Comedy at the Lookout Bar & Grill on Saturday, September 5, 2009 (Labor Day Weekend). A three-course dinner and LaughingStock comedy show are included for $30, but limited to 80 guests. The event is reservations only. Reservations may be made by calling The Westward Look at 520-297-1151, and asking for Comedy Night Reservations. Westward Look is located at 245 East Ina Road in Tucson.

 

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Tucson: Crew Call, documentary film All Souls Procession/Calexico Concert

All Souls Procession/Calexico Concert Film (Downtown Tucson)


Date: 2009-08-24, 8:14PM MST
Reply to: douglas.biggers@gmail.com


 

Volunteers and possibly paid staff wanted for unique film project in November. The film is part concert-film (Calexico at the Rialto), part documentary about the 20th Annual All Souls Procession, with other thematic elements related to the collision of cultures that happen at the US/Mexico border, especially around our attitudes towards death. Looking for production assistants of all types, we need both brawn and brains and everything in between, grips, camera department help, carpenters, make-up, scenic artists, sound people, cooks, runners, researchers, etc. during the weekend of November 7/8.

The more experience you have making films the better, but if you have none, don't let that keep you from showing us what you got! This is a professional production with participation from industry professionals, but the budget is low, with proceeds to partially benefit the Rialto Theatre, Loft Cinema and Many Mouths One Stomach (organizers of the All Souls Procession). Put together a brief resume of your experience relevant to the project and come to a meeting at the Rialto Theatre on Tuesday, September 1 at 6:30 to learn more about volunteer and other opportunities.

Feel free to forward resumes or other info in advance of the meeting to douglas.biggers@gmail.com

Director - Danny Vinik

Over the last 2 decades, Danny Vinik has been involved with all aspects of Indie and Digital film production. Danny studied filmmaking at UCSC with Eli Hollander and at NYU with Jim Jarmusch. During the 90's Danny worked as director of digital development at Chris Hanley's Muse Films, during the production of among others, Buffalo 66, The Virgin Suicides, American Psycho, and Bully. In 2002, Danny created Brink Films and produced the drug comedy Spun starring Mickey Rourke, Jason Schwartzman and Britanny Murphy. Spun was shot in Super16 and scanned at high res to digital. Once in a digital state it was edited and then blown up to 35mm. Spun was one of the first feature films to be edited in high res, forgoing the traditional Avid low res edit and Edit Decision List (EDL) to cut the film, in favor of a completely Non-Linear (NLE) system where what you see is what you get. Spun is in the Guinness book of world records for the film with the most edits (over 5000).

Danny has been an online pioneer since the inception of the web, as we know it. He is widely credited with, if not inventing, at least perfecting, the cyberbar. He is a writer, film producer, nightclub promoter, film distributor and web developer. His novel BLUE PAIGE was published in 1999. He directed the critically respected documentary TV Party in 2005. His company BRINK MEDIA creates award winning web solutions and marketing campaigns for a wide variety of clients including Kevin Spacey's filmmaker's community site TriggerStreet.com, Christy Turlington and the country of Holland.


  • Location: Downtown Tucson
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  • Compensation: POSSIBLE LOW PAY POSITIONS DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE AND POSITION.

 

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TTA List posting retraction

Dear TTA List Members,

 

I must have been brain-dead when I posted the announcement to meet “at the Duck Pond” with no reply-to address.  That does not meet my standards for posting on the TTA List. 

 

Thanks to several members who have raised concerns.  I have removed it from the listserv and blog. 

 

I don’t recommend it, but if you decide to go anyway, I’m curious to know what you find.  Drop me an email about it.

 

Best Regards,

 

 

Bill
TTA List Administrator
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PS: Suspicious post was:

Tucson: Casting Call for Independent Feature film

Casting Call for Feature Film (Tucson)


Date: 2009-08-24, 3:21PM MST
Reply to: see below

 

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tucson: Casting Call, UofA thesis film titled "THE BIG JOB."

Principal Cast needed for Short Film (Western) (Tucson, AZ)


Date: 2009-08-24, 5:17PM MST
Reply to: gigantisaurus@gmail.com


 

Hello,

My name is Adam Valencia, I am a senior at the University of Arizona and I am currently in Pre-Production for my thesis film titled "THE BIG JOB."

It is a combination of both the modern psychological western and the brash, romantic western of the technicolor age. The story involves three cowboys on the hunt for a precious diamond hidden somewhere in the Arizona desert. It is very violent, very dark, and will hopefully be rather elegant. I am looking to shoot towards the end of October, in locations around Benson, Mescal, Patagonia, and Tucson.

Truth be told, I have a lot of ambition in me and am in need of a strong Cast that will help bring the script to life.

I am looking for:

A middle aged badass. The protganist, he is Conan meets Humphrey Bogart.

A middle aged world weary man. (See Dustin Hoffman in Papillon + Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws)

A young (mid 20's) gunslinger with something to prove.

An older desperate man. Grey hair, or salt and pepper.

A middle aged sheriff, whom is posing to be a sheriff. a liar. a fake. a rat. a sleuth. devilish.

A middle aged to older bad guy. The character says very little, but is intense and important.

I apologize for the broad and vague descriptions, however what I am casting for is essentially age, look, bad guys, good guys, and willingness to work hard on a low budget short.
Compensation is up in the air because I am in pre-production, however food, lodging, and transportation will all be covered.
I promise you, although this is a student film, it will be run like a professional set.

If you are interested, please contact me at: gigantisaurus@gmail.com

Headshot and resume is preferred, however any photo(s) that you could provide would be much appreciated.

Thank you so much, I hope to hear from you soon.

Best,

Adam Valencia

  • Location: Tucson, AZ
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  • Compensation: no pay

 

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