Friday, September 30, 2011

Tucson: Open Casting call for AZ film challenge 10/1


From: Tim Marin []
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 9:30 AM
Subject: Tim Marin about your interested actors


Casting call for AZ film challenge

Looking for men and women, all ages. Please email me your headshot, resume, and links to any examples of your work. This project tells the story of a young boy who becomes a man by protecting his mother when his father goes away to war. Set in a nuclear war/ post apocalyptic world. This is non-paid but we will of course give credits and a copy of the finished movie. 


The auditions are open to anyone that shows up Saturday, Oct 1, between 10am and 3pm at:

2919 E. Broadway Suite #230

Broadway and Country Club

Tucson, AZ

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tucson: Casting call for AZ film challenge

Casting call for AZ film challenge (Tucson)

Date: 2011-09-28, 10:39PM MST
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My crew and I have a script in place and auditions, for this and other local films, will be held this Saturday 10/1 from 10am to 3pm. Looking for men and women, all ages. Please email me your headshot, resume, and links to any examples of your work. This project tells the story of a young boy who becomes a man by protecting his mother when his father goes away to war. Set in a nuclear war/ post apocalyptic world. This is non-paid but we will of course give credits and a copy of the finished movie. 

·         Location: Tucson

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·         Compensation: no pay




Tucson: Arizona Opera call for Supernumeraries

Arizona Opera




Have you (or someone you know) ever dreamed of being on the opera stage– but, well, can’t sing or have no prior performance experience?  Consider being a supernumerary, which is a non-singing, non-speaking volunteer role. (Think “extra.”)  Arizona Opera is looking for supernumeraries for our upcoming winter productions of “Madama Butterfly” and “Aida.”  For “Butterfly,” we are in need of young children – both boys and girls from the ages of five to seven – to audition for the role of Sorrow. Once the applicants have been identified, we will schedule a group audition. We are also looking for men to play Egyptian soldiers in the grand procession of “Aida.” There is no formal audition for these men; we will cast from applications. Rehearsals take place mostly on weekends, but there are a few weeknight dress rehearsals. No previous experience is necessary.


Please contact Keri Muir at (602) 819-9291 or


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Tucson: Casting Call, short film "Dormant Gene" - paid

Casting for Short Film- Talent Needed (Tucson)

Date: 2011-09-28, 11:15PM MST
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I will be shooting my latest film "Dormant Gene" in April 2012. It will be a 30-minute film made for festivals and television distribution. I am looking for the following actors and actresses. Experience preferred for most roles. To check on my history, read the article in Tucson Daily Star- Caliente section, July 14, 2011.

Any serious actors MUST submit a head shot, a resume if you have one, and/or list any acting experience you may have. Intense dedication may be more important than experience. All actors will receive a copy of the final film on DVD. 

1. GREG - Male Lead: 13-16 years old, thin, short brown or black hair. Must be expressive.

2. GREG - Younger Age (in flashback) approx. age 10, same features as above.

3. GREG - Younger Age (flashback) approx. age. 7. No dialog, one scene.

4. BABYSITTER - Attractive. Age 18 - 24. Features nudity in a bathroom, NO SEXUAL SITUATIONS. Paid role.

5. DRIVER (MALE) - of medical car/ambulance. Age 20 - 35. Ht/wt. proportionate. 

6. GIRL - approx. age 7 - 9. In one scene with boy in sandbox, no dialog.

7. GREG'S MOTHER - Age 30 - 45. Prefer dark hair, caucasian woman ht/wt. proportionate. Experience necessary, intense emotional dialog.

8. DOCTOR - Middle age, Male.

9. NURSE - in waiting room. Limited dialog. Age not critical.

10. CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK - Male, 18-22, "dorky" look prefered.

This movie will be artistic in the sense that there is limited dialog, most acting will depend on expressions and actions. While some might characterize this as a horror film, I would rather it be referred to a character study. The lead of Greg MUST be dedicated and disciplined, and be available for several shooting locations. Please email me for more information. -Raymond Santoro, Paragon Pictures. 

·         Location: Tucson

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·         Compensation: The babysitter will receive $75 to $100 depending on experience. Male lead (Greg


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tucson: Auditions at for The Gaslight Theatre "Christmas in the Big Apple"


From: Becky Gilmour []
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:59 PM
Subject: Auditions at for The Gaslight Theatre



The Gaslight Theatre

will be holding auditions for

Christmas in the Big Apple

Showing: November 17, 2011 – December 31, 2011

Written and directed by Peter Van Slyke - Musical Direction by Linda Ackermann


Auditions are

Saturday, October 8, 2011

At 2:00 PM


Actors /Singers ages 20-40 (6 males & 3 females/ roles will be double-cast)  

Must have a strong singing voice, high energy, good stage presence, strong dance ability and an entertaining personality


Please prepare at least 16 measures of two songs to fully demonstrate your vocal ability. You will be required to cold read.


Please bring a headshot, resume and your own sheet music.  An accompanist will be provided.

 No acappella or recorded music please.


7010 E. Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85710 - 520-886-9428


Media Contact: Becky Gilmour – 520-886-9428 / 520-834-3463


It's the winter of 1933 and with the holidays approaching, the natives of "The Big Apple" are getting into the Christmas spirit.  Well, not quite all of them.  Wealthy socialite Vonda De Cringe has set her sights on a take-over of Pennypacker's Department Store.  To realize her nefarious scheme, she plans to disrupt the holiday shopping season by hiring the worst Santa Claus in all of

New York City.  If she has her way, this will be the last year "Pennypacker's Means Christmas!" Will Ms. De Cringe be the worm who turns the Big Apple rotten to the core…or will the

holiday spirit triumph?   Find out as The Gaslight Theatre celebrates "Christmas in the Big Apple!"


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Tucson: Violin Virtuoso Solos with SASO Oct. 8 & 9


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Subject: Violin Virtuoso Solos with SASO Oct. 8 & 9




Contact: Tim Secomb at 626-4513 or



Violin virtuoso Gareth Johnson SOLOS WiTH SASO Oct. 8 & 9


TUCSON, AZ – Young virtuoso violinist Gareth Johnson will join the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 8 and 9 in a performance of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor.


Now in his mid-20s, Johnson was inspired by Itzhak Perlman at age 10 when he began his studies. The New York Times has said Johnson "possesses prodigious musical gifts – like Joshua Bell or Maxim Vengerov. He dominates the stage."


The SASO season opener also features Galindo's Sones de Mariachi, Vaughan Williams' March Past of the Kitchen Utensils from "The Wasps", Smetana's Vltava (The Moldau) from "Ma Vlast" and Liszt's Les Preludes (Symphonic Poem No. 3). Music Director Linus Lerner will conduct.


In 2010, Johnson won the $10,000 first place prize in the Sphinx Competition for Black and Latino string players. The week after his SASO concert he will perform in South Africa and in November he'll solo with the National Symphony Orchestra in London.
He holds a bachelor's in music performance from Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida. Johnson also is considered a promising composer.


Lerner, who completed his doctorate in orchestral conducting at the University of Arizona, also serves as artistic director of the Bayou City Performing Arts in Houston. He has conducted orchestras, operas, choruses and instrumental groups in his native Brazil, the United States, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Mexico and China. 


The SASO concerts will be presented Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the SaddleBrooke Desert View Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, and again on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte.


Both individual tickets and season tickets are on sale now. Season tickets are $75, a savings of $25. Order the St. Andrew's Series online at or call 308-6226. Individual tickets at St. Andrew's are $20 and complimentary for ages 17 and under.


Order SaddleBrooke tickets online at or call 825-2818. Individual tickets at SaddleBrooke are $21 in advance, $23 at the door.


The SASO season continues with four more concerts and a gala fundraiser:


Ø  Nov. 19 and 20, SASO presents He Zhanhao's "Lu You & Tang Wan" Concerto for Guzheng with Orchestra, Chorus and Soprano. Featured are Larry Leung on the guzheng, the Tucson Sino Choir and soprano Marcia Fest. This program also includes Gershwin's Cuban Overture and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.

Ø  On Feb. 11 and 12 guest conductor Tao Fan returns to the SASO podium with his sister, pianist Cong Fan, performing the challenging Yellow River Piano Concerto by Yin and Chu.  Also on the program: Liu and Mao's Yao Dance Overture and Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D Major.

Ø  On April 14 and 15 whimsy is in the air with Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals and a multi-media show. The program also features the innovative HarpFusion ensemble, along with music of Copland, Handel, Sibelius and a performance by the winner of SASO's annual youth concerto competition.

Ø  The season concludes May 19 and 20 with a rare concerto for two double basses by Bottesini, performed by Waldir Bertipaglia and Catalin Rotaru. The program opens with Isaac's Patriotic Overture and ends with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D minor.

Ø  The orchestra's annual fund-raising gala will be held Jan. 28, 2012 at the MountainView Country Club in SaddleBrooke. The gala is not included in the season ticket package.


Founded in 1979, SASO is a vital community resource that unites performers and audiences through a passion for music. The orchestra presents world premieres, seldom-performed treasures and classical favorites. The orchestra has toured in China, giving six performances in five cities, including Beijing. For more information, visit


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Tucson: seeing Wardrobe and Make Up for Feature Film

Wardrobe and Make Up for Feature Film (Tucson)

Date: 2011-09-28, 1:09AM MST
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Nine Buddhas Pictures is shooting a feature length murder mystery ("Billy Ray Gun Charles") in October and November here in Tucson. We are looking for a Wardrobe Manager to manage costume for a cast of twenty plus and several hair and make up artists to be part of our hair and make up team. There is no monetary compensation, but you will get title credit in a feature length film as well as a copy of the DVD and fantastic food when on set. We will purchase all make up, material, and equipment needed.

Why do another short film when you can be part of a feature length film?

Do you want in?


·         Location: Tucson

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tucson: UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre presents Hay Fever by Noel Coward


From: Pierce, Lisa Ann - (lisapierce) []
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:36 PM
Subject: UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre Offers Hilarity with HAY FEVER

UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre presents Hay Fever by Noel Coward,
directed by Stephen Wrentmore,

Guest Director from Arizona Theatre Company


Meet the eccentric Bliss family: David, a narcissistic novelist, and Judith, a recently retired stage actress, plus their two, equally quirky children. In their world, reality can smoothly glide into fiction. Meanwhile, unsuspecting weekend guests who enter the peculiar world of the Blisses – a timid flapper, a fit boxer, a respectable diplomat, and a fashionable sophisticate – are repeatedly thrust into melodramatic scenarios wherein their hosts profess emotions and react to situations that do not truly exist. The comedic chaos that ensues is a laugh-out-loud riot.

UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre is proud to have resident British Director, Stephen Wrentmore, from Arizona Theatre Company, as guest director for this classic, comedic, British production.

Dates & Times:

Previews: Oct 9 at 1:30pm, Oct 10 at 7:30pm Evenings: Oct 12-15, 20-22, 28-29 at 7:30pm Matinees: Oct 16, 22-23, 30 at 1:30pm

Place: Tornabene Theatre on the UA campus located near the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.

Cost/Admission: Regular $28, Senior/UA Employee/Military $26, Student $19, Preview $17.

Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162 or

Parking: Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park. If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.

Media Contact: Lisa Pierce, (520) 626-2686,

Production Sponsors: Jane & Lee Kivel



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Tucson: UofA Hanson Film Institute and the Tucson Film Office - Panel "Inside Track: Web Series-The New Way In?"


Vicky Westover

Director, Hanson Film Institute

(520) 626-9825     

            To set up interviews contact 

 Vicky Westover (520) 626-9825


Groundbreaking Producers, Writers, Directors and Actors

to Serve on Panel Inside Track: Web Series-The New Way In?


The University of Arizona’s Hanson Film Institute and the Tucson Film Office are pleased to announce their collaboration on a series of film, television and new media panels for the Tucson community. The Inside Track Panels will feature, in person, the entertainment industry executives, producers, directors, actors, agents and others who make it all happen -- and many of them have roots in Tucson and/or at the University of Arizona!


The panelists will provide in-depth discussion, lively debate, and a rare glimpse behind the curtain to the realities of the film, television and new media industries. The topics covered will be timely and cutting edge, and will be approached from a broad range of perspectives.


The Inside Track Panels were inspired by last fall’s panel, “Breaking and Entering: The New State of the Entertainment Industry,” which attracted over 300 attendees and drew nationwide industry attention to Tucson. Panelists included Producer Scott Stuber (Love and Other Drugs, Role Models), and John Kilkenny, Executive VP at 20th Century Fox (Avatar, Night at the Museum, X-Men). Both are UA alum.


We are excited to announce that the next Inside Track Panel -- “Web Series - The New Way In?” -- will take place on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the Center for Creative Photography.


The panel will focus on new ways to tell stories that are seen exclusively online. Panelists will include content creators, business model makers, and writer/producers working on drama, comedy and reality series that manage to completely bypass traditional television. New technologies are making web series not only possible, but often preferable!


Confirmed on the panel are: Mark Gantt, the co-creator, producer and star of the record-breaking and Streamy award-winning online web series drama called The Bannen Way, who is also developing a new web series and is directing and acting in other web series as well as guest-starring in mainstream media; Barrett Garese, the Director of Content Partnership at, an online network that offers the best in original web series, while helping web series producers to successfully monetize their content, also one of the creators of the first online division at a major entertainment agency and former head of Spytap Industries;  Julia Grob, co-creator, producer and


star of the popular part comedy/part drama web series called East WillyB, which is shot  

in Brooklyn where the series is set, also the creator of a one-woman show that toured internationally, and an active, acclaimed theater artist; and successful film, television and theater actor Ruth Livier, the visionary creator, exec producer, writer and star of one of the first web series, the award-winning Ylse, which is in development for its third season. Ruth is also a trailblazer as the first writer to qualify for the WGA based on online content.


Clips of panelists' work, some of it not yet released to the public, will be screened, and attendees will have the chance to ask the panelists questions.  


There will be two additional Inside Track panel events in the 2011/2012 school year. One will deal exclusively with television and the other one with film. Each panel will offer an opportunity to discover the real story of the entertainment business directly from hands-on, top-notch experts in their fields. 


The moderator is Lorna Soroko, an award-winning TV development executive, producer, writer and entertainment lawyer. Lorna, originally from Los Angeles, is now a Tucsonan who also guest teaches at the UA.

The Inside Track panels will bring the Entertainment Industry back home to Tucson, where a rich legacy of filmmaking is part of our local heritage.

The Jack and Vivian Hanson Arizona Film Institute (Hanson Film Institute) at The University of Arizona offers programs for students, emerging filmmakers, and media entrepreneurs who want to contribute significantly to the art and/or business of filmmaking and have an influential role in the film industry. Serving diverse, underrepresented, and new voices, the Hanson Film Institute creates and advances a dynamic understanding of the collaborative dimensions of the art and business of film. The Hanson Film Institute provides and supports educational programs, public events, and creative projects.

Tucson Film Office, a department of the Metro Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Tucson-area as a convention, visitor and film production destination.  It is financially supported by the City of Tucson, Pima County, the Town of Oro Valley and its nearly 600 individual and business members.

The Inside Track panels are open to the public. Admission to each panel is $8 for the general public.  Admission for University of Arizona students and faculty is free (CatCard required).


For more information, contact Vicky Westover (520) 626-9825 or visit our website:


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Tucson: Casting Call, PCC Student FIlm - Thursday shoot


Date: 2011-09-27, 11:03AM MST
Reply to: Johnny Lupia at: (520) 306-9231


We need actors, actress, and extras. This is no joke people. We are making a student film this Thursday September 29th from 1PM to 4PM at Pima Community College West Campus. There won't be any pay but you will get the chance to gain experience and meet some of the up and coming professionals in film and television entertainment industry. 

You never know who you will meet or what great things could come out of this in the future. 

If your interested give our Casting Director a call for a phone interview and immediate audition. We are actually desperate for a cast so you have a HUGE CHANCE TO BE IN THE PICTURE!!!!!!! 

Don't pass this up, give Johnny Lupia a call at: (520) 306-9231 

It is only a one day shoot that will take about three hours. It's a silent film so there is no dialogue to worry about. This will be a thriller/ slap stick comedy. 

At our college the students are happy to work with people from any culture, race, or sexual orientation and do not discriminate anyone. 

Thanks and we look forward to meeting you! 

·         Location: PCC West

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·         Compensation: no pay


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Tucson: Casting Call, Mom and Daughter for commercial - paid

Actress Needed- Mom and Daughter (Tucson)

Date: 2011-09-26, 11:56PM MST
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Currently casting for a short film/long-form commercial. The client is a property company that is allowing a director's cut to be produced. Concept follows a single mother and her young daughter moving out to the Southwest. Takes place completely in a car. No lines. 

MOM - Hispanic, late 20's to late 30's

DAUGHTER - Hispanic, 4-10 years old

Monday October 3rd
1 hour (late afternoon) 
1 hour (evening/night)
Exact times will be based on your availability 

Please reply with a headshot and resume/link to relevant work. 

Mom- $40
Child- $20
Credit, digital copy 

We are also in need of a black SUV. Please contact if interested in assisting. 

·         Location: Tucson

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·         Compensation: DOE


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Tucson: BlackBox Theatre presents "Backstage" a Teen Theatre production and more ...


From: BlackBox Productions, LLC []
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 5:26 PM
Subject: October at BlackBox Theatre


BlackBox Theatre

1330 E. Florence Blvd. Casa Grande, AZ 85122

ph. 520.371.4944





Calendar of Upcomming Events

"The Foreigner" By Larry Shue

September 30th & October 1st

7:30 PM

Ages 8+

$12 online / $15 at the door (+ tax)

Just 2 more shows remain for our opening production of 2011-2012

Best value is to purchase tickets online.  For more information on the show and how to purchase tickets click link below.


"Backstage" By Pat Cook

October 6th, 7th, & 8th (matinee)

Ages 8+

Our 1st Teen Theatre production at BlackBox consists of 16 teens representing 3 High Schools and middle schools.  This hilarious play is a high energy comedy which will leave you laughing!  Directed by Cori Lee, these teens have worked hard to prepare for their show. Please show your support by attending one of the three performances we have scheduled!

  $7 (+ tax)

There will be two 7PM shows and one 2PM matinee show.  Click on the link below for more information.


Wildman Phil Rakoci presents "What's in YOUR Suitcase?"

October 8th

7 PM

$10 (+ tax)

Ages 8+

Phil Rakoci returns to BlackBox Theatre with his uniquely styled wildlife comedy show

This popular show expertly combines stand-up comedy with live creatures and leaves you asking "What's in YOUR Suitcase?"

Click on the link below for more information


Musical Mayhem Cabaret Presents "Then & Now"

October 14th



Beer and Wine will be availabe!

Back by popular demand Musical Mayhem Cabaret is a one of a kind entertainment attraction in Arizona. A fast paced musical review, Musical Mayhem Cabaret takes the best (and worst!) of Broadway and delivers and action packed, hilarious evening of laughter and phenomenal performances by their cast of professional singers! 

ONLY $10 (+ tax)... Get your tickets now!  Click below for more information!


EXiT 185 Improv Comedy Show

October 15th


Ages 8+

$10 or $7 for Students (+ tax)
Doors open at 6:30PM

Casa Grande's very own professional improv comedy troupe brings their family friendly, high energy show! 

Click below for more information!


Funny Friday ~ Stand Up Comedy

October 21st

8PM (doors open at 7PM)

$9 online or $12 at the door (+ tax)


Beer and Wine available.

Join us for another night of excellent stand up comedy. *Announcement of comedians appearing coming soon!

Comedians that regularly perform at The Tempe Improv, Scottsdale's Comedy Spot and Tucson's Laffs.  Click link below to purchase tickets!



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Monday, September 26, 2011

Tucson: Casting Call, UofA student short comedy, "Choke Harder. Choke Harder"


Date: 2011-09-26, 1:20PM MST
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Now casting for student short film, Choke Harder. Choke Harder is a comedy:
When a pair of pool hustlers unknowingly face off, all bets are off as they both mistakenly think they need to lose the match.

We are seeking the following roles:

JOHNNY -- (Late 20s -- 50s) -- Suave, confident, charismatic.

NIKOLAI -- (Late 20s - 50s) -- Antagonistic, Mafioso-type, bad Russian accent.

BETTY -- (20s - 30s) -- Sexy and seductive.

We are accepting all actors -- SAG, experienced, or not. 
There will be open auditions on Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at the University of Arizona -- in the Harvill Building, Room 104.
We will also be conducting one-on-one auditions based on the availability of applicants, so please feel free to contact us!

Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, 2011

Though we are student filmmakers and enjoy the fun of filmmaking, we are experienced and take our work seriously. Our works have been honored at film festivals in Arizona, California, New York, Nevada and Florida.

We would love to see you at the open casting call, but if you can't make it we'd still like to hear from you. Please respond to this ad with any questions or interest. We'd love to set up a separate appointment and meet you personally.

Thanks for your interest!

David Neff

·         Location: Central

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Tucson: Smash Hit Broadway Comedy GOD OF CARNAGE Makes Southwest Premiere at Arizona Theatre Company


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Smash Hit Broadway Comedy GOD OF CARNAGE Makes Southwest Premiere at Arizona Theatre Company


2009 Tony Award winner for Best Play rewards bad behavior in a good way



From political correctness to character assassination, bad behavior has never been so good (or hilarious) as in Arizona Theatre Company's God of Carnage, winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play. Written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton this production makes its Southwest premiere in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art and runs from October 22 - November 12, 2011. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from November 17 - December 4, 2011. God of Carnage is sponsored in part by Shirley Estes. Arizona Theatre Company's season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser.


"Sticks and stones can break my bones"... but when Benjamin hits Henry at a nearby park, it starts two sets of parents on a comically explosive downhill slide destined for debauchery. In this universally acclaimed new comedy by the author of Art, adults come together for a civilized evening of coffee, cake and conversation about their kids. But frayed nerves soon surface and the grownups begin to outdo their pugnacious children in bad behavior and moral corruption, disproving the notion that "words can never hurt me." God of Carnage is a hilariously harrowing look at the minefield of modern marriage. God of Carnage contains mature language.


"It's a special joy to work on a play that isn't afraid to have its characters behave horribly and savagely - but only in the most delicious and hilarious ways," said Director Rick Lombardo.  "And I know in this company we have four fearless actors who are going to take us along on this very wild comic ride.  As the audience watches these two 'highly civilized' couples devolve into practically Neanderthal behavior over a simple dispute, we are reminded how very close to the caveman we may all still be."



YASMINA REZA (Playwright) is a French playwright and novelist, based in Paris, whose works have all been multi-award-winning, critical and popular international successes, produced worldwide and translated into 35 languages. She has written seven plays including Art (produced by ATC in 2000), The Unexpected Man, Life X 3, A Spanish Play and How You Talk The Game. She has also written six novels including Hammerklavier, Une Desolation (Desolation) and Nulle part. Her films include Le Pique-Nique de Lulu Kreutz and Chicas, written and directed by the author.


CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON (Translator) is an author whose plays, musicals, and translations have garnered three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, four Evening Standard Awards, and the New York Theatre Critics Circle Award. His plays include the English translation of Art, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Treats, Savages, The Philanthropist, Total Eclipse and When Did You Last See My Mother? He has written the screenplays for Atonement, Imagining Argentina, The Quiet American, The Secret Agent, Mary Reilly, Carrington, Total Eclipse, Dangerous Liaisons, Wolf at the Door, The Good Father, The Honorary Consul, Tales from the Vienna Woods and A Doll's House.


RICK LOMBARDO (Director) is in his fourth season as Artistic Di­rector at San Jose Repertory Theatre, where he has directed Spring Awakening, Love in American Times, The Dresser, Black Pearl Sings!, The Weir and As You Like It. He was formerly the Artistic Director for 13 years at the New Repertory Theatre. He has also directed award-winning productions of The Clean House, Sweeney Todd, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, A Streetcar Named Desire, Ragtime, Waiting for Godot, and The Weir. Mr. Lombardo also directed at Opera Boston, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, and Actors Shakespeare Project, among others. He was previously Artistic Director of the Players Guild in Ohio, Co-Director of the theatre program at Fordham University's College at Lincoln Center, as well as Founding Artistic Director of the Stillwaters Theatre Company in New York City.


The cast for God of Carnage includes BOB SORENSON (Michael) who returns to ATC after having recently appeared in The Mystery of Irma Vep. Other ATC credits include The Pajama Game, I Am My Own Wife, Permanent Collection, Over the Moon, Fully Committed, Ghosts, Art, How I Learned to Drive, Scapin, Swinging on a Star, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Noises Off. His other Arizona credits include Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Southwest Shakespeare Company and Phoenix Theatre. AMY RESNICK (Veronica) returns to ATC after appearing in Pride and Prejudice and For Better or Worse. Recent credits include Collapse and Laramie: Ten Years Later, Why We Have a Body,  House of Yes and Hidden In This Picture. Her television and film credits include Law & Order, Picket Fences, Midnight Caller, Back To the Streets of San Francisco, Paper Dolls, The Paper Chase, Haiku Tunnel, The Californians and Love & Taxes.


Making their ATC debut are BENJAMIN EVETT (Alan) who is the Founding Artistic Director of the Actors' Shakesepare Project in Boston. Mr. Evett was a member of the Resident Company at American Repertory Theatre where he performed in over 50 productions, including Waiting for Godot, Phaedra, The Bacchae, Six Characters in Search of an Author, among others. His regional credits include Huntington Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Hartford Stage, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Play House, and many others. Internationally, he has performed at the Festivale Biennale in Venice, the Festival d'Automne in Paris, at the Taiwan National Theatre and The Moscow Art Theatre; and JOEY PARSONS (Annette) who appeared Off-Broadway in The Misanthrope, Wittenberg, A Little Journey and Secrets of a Soccer Mom. Regionally, she has performed in dozens of productions some of which include Fifty Words, Dear Sara Jane, Rabbit Hole, Dead Man's Cell Phone, The Shape of Things, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You like It and Richard III.


The creative team includes KENT DORSEY (Scenic Designer) who returns to ATC where he was the Scenic Designer for Enchanted April, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, For Better or Worse, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Work Song, How the Other Half Loves, Glengarry Glen Ross, Arms and the Man, Steel Magnolias, The Tempest, My Fair Lady and The Rainmaker. Mr. Dorsey has designed scenery and/or lighting on over 95 productions for The Old Globe. He has also designed for most of the major resident theatre companies; KISH FINNEGAN (Costume Designer) has been with Arizona Theatre Company since 1989 and is the Costume Design Manager. Her ATC costume designs include Woody Guthrie's American Song, [title of show], The Kite Runner, Hair, Touch the Names, Molly's Delicious, Tuesdays with Morrie, Copenhagen, and 2 Pianos 4 Hands, among many others; DAVID LEE CUTHBERT (Lighting Designer) returns to Arizona Theatre Company where he designed Lost in Yonkers, The Kite Runner and Enchanted April. His Broadway credits include 700 Sundays. Regional credits include Spring Awakening, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Groundswell, Rabbit Hole, Hannah and Martin, Legacy of Light and The Dresser. His work has appeared at regional theatres including Arena Stage, American Repertory Theater, Asolo Rep, California Shakespeare, Opera San Jose, Magic Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, and Intiman Theatre, among many others; BRIAN JEROME PETERSON (Resident Sound Designer) celebrates his 26th season at ATC, where he has designed 69 productions, most recently, the world premieres of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of The Suicide Club.  His designs have been heard in many theatres including Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Cleveland Play House, Northlight Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville and San Jose Repertory Theatre; TIMOTHY TOOTHMAN is the Production Stage Manager.


God of Carnage is a co-production with San Jose Repertory Theatre, where it will play from March 22 - April 15, 2012.


The Tucson media sponsors for the 2011-2012 Season are KGUN9, MIXFM and Tucson Lifestyle.


Arizona Theatre Company offers accessibility services for patrons with disabilities for select performances. Audio Description provides patrons with vision loss a running audio description of the movement and activities onstage through an infrared broadcast system. An Audio-Described performance is offered on November 10 at 2:00 PM. Interested patrons with vision loss may request a tactile tour one hour prior to curtain. American Sign Language Interpretation is presented by professional, theatrically-trained ASL-interpreters for people who have deafness or hearing impairment. An ASL-interpreted performance is offered on November 10 at 7:30 PM. Open-captioning allows patrons to read the play's dialogue on an LED screen as the play progresses. An open-captioned performance is offered on November 10 at 2:00 PM. For open-captioned or ASL-interpreted performances, patrons should request seats best suited to ASL interpretation or captioning when purchasing tickets. Large print and Braille playbills and infrared listening amplification devices are also available at every ATC performance with reservation. TTY access for the box office is available in Tucson at (520) 884-9723 or via Arizona Relay at (800) 367-8939 (TTY/ASCII).


Adult tickets start at $31 depending on date and section choice and are available at or by calling the box office at (520) 622-2823. Discounts are available for seniors and active military on specific performance days. $10 student ticket pricing is now available for all performances. Half-price rush tickets are available for balcony seating for all performances one hour prior to curtain at the ATC box office (subject to availability). Ten Dollar Tuesday for God of Carnage is October 25 at 7:30 PM. Balcony seats for this preview performance are available for a suggested $10 donation. (Tickets must be purchased at the ATC box office starting at 10 AM on October 25. Seating is first-come first served and is not guaranteed. Cash only, please. Two tickets per person maximum.) For discounts on groups of eight or more, call (520) 622-2823.



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