Friday, February 28, 2014

Crew Call for Television Sitcom - Chrisk Productions

Crew Call for Television Sitcom - Chrisk Productions 
[Independent Film Project] 



Chrisk Productions and Director,Chris Konstantinidis in 
Tucson are currently in pre-production on a pilot episode of a new sitcom. They are looking for the following positions to be filled by experienced and talented crew members. 

Crew needed: 

Boom Operator 
Cinematographer 
1st AC (Focus) 
2nd AC (Clap) 
Gaffer 
Lighting Technician 
Best Boy 
Key Grip 
Grips 

Please note: Some jobs may require personal equipment. 

If you are interested in any of the above positions please email resume and demos to Chris Konstantinidis at: 
chriskproductions@gmail.com 

Website: 
www.facebook.com/ChrisK.Designs 

Shoot location: 
Tucson 
Shoot schedule: Spring 2014 

Pay: Non-union, deferred pay (will discuss), plus credit and meals
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www.Zonie.com - Arizona Film & Production Resources and Referral® 

 

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MUSIC IS BACK UNDER THE STARS THIS SPRING AT TOHONO CHUL PARK

From: Sandy Riser [mailto:sandy@swanrise.com]
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2014 7:09 AM
Subject: MUSIC IS BACK UNDER THE STARS THIS SPRING AT TOHONO CHUL PARK

 

 Music is back
under the stars at 
Tohono Chul Park

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TUCSON, February 28, 2014 – SwanRise Productions is pleased to announce that it will once again bring music to the gardens of Tohono Chul Park this spring.  The concert series, titled Rhythm Nights at Tohono Chul Park, features three distinct concerts this April. 

On Friday, April 4, The Ladies of Soul: From Aretha to Adele will showcase the very best of the women of R&B soulfully sung by Katherine Byrnes.

On Friday, April 11th, Big Band: From Beatles to Bop will feature Mike Crotty and Deater O’Neill with Big Band Express.  This will be a two part night of Mike’s original compositions for big band  followed by a set of his superb  arrangements of standards sung by Deater O’Neill.  Mike Crotty has been the composer and arranger for hundreds of albums for artists such as Clark Terry, Billy Taylor, Mel Lewis and Dizzy Gillespie.) 

The final concert of the season will take place on Friday, April 25.  A Salute to Burt Bacharach will highlight the greatest hits of Burt Bacharach performed with the amazing vocal stylings of Julie Anne and a superb band led by Eric Westfall.

All concerts begins at 7:00 PM and doors will open at 6:00 PM.  Food and beverages are available for purchase at the concert. 

More information about is available at www.rhythmnights.com

About SwanRise Productions

SwanRise Productions is a concert production company dedicated to bringing live music to a mixture of audience musical tastes in Southern Arizona.  The company is a joint effort by local musician, Peter Swan, and local business owner, Sandy Riser, who collectively have over 60 years of music and business expertise.  They use that expertise to bring an exceptional experience to their concert attendees, while also fulfilling their commitment to raise funds to support the needs of the local community.

 

Media Contact:
Sandy Riser
520 230 8910
sandy@swanrise.com


 

 

 

 

 

Casting Call, 3 more roles for Western Feature Film "MISFORTUNE"

 

From: Desmond Devenish [mailto:misfortunefilm@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2014 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: Casting Western Feature Film "MISFORTUNE"

 

 

ADDITIONAL ROLES FOR LOCAL HIRE FOR "MISFORTUNE".

 

THADDEUS 20s – 40s

 

Local, small town mechanic. He's friendly, but quiet unless spoken to. Not too much business trickles in and out of this establishment, so he's got a bit of time on his hands. And some times those hands might be thumbing through a nudie mag or stuffing his face full of a sloppy sandwich, as he sits back on his more than ten year old, ready to fall apart at any minute, beat up, ancient swivel chair. He's harmless, and not too much of an intellectual, but he has a charm and is pretty well versed with a wrench and one of those hard to understand auto fixes. His dad taught him everything he knows and the town folk all love him, especially when they have car troubles.  He and the Sheriff are pretty good chums and is usually invited on weekends to the Sheriff's house for a beer and a rundown of the local gossip around town. 

 

SANI 50s-70s Navajo

 

Sani runs the general store along the interstate highway.  He's got it all; need a flashlight? No problem; A neck pillow? He's a very wise man. He has a large family and once in a while his seven-year-old grand daughter might be scurrying around, helping him sweep the outer perimeters of the establishment. He loves his family and they love him back. He's very protective and has been a part of all the major changes in town. He even has a seat on the local board council meetings. Sani likes to see growth and has a very enthusiastic attitude. Though, if you never met him, and saw him from a distance, you'd probably be a little in fear of him. He has that look that has a million stories written all over it. Stories that make you think, what a boring life I've had.

 

JANET 30s-60s

 

She's one of the head postal clerks.  She can get a little irascible now and then… usually now.  Patience isn't quite her strong suit, but behind that crabbiness is actually quite a pleasant women. She's just had it hard growing up. Who hasn't? No, she really has had it tough, one of those upbringings where she has had to support the parents, not the other way around. Was on the payroll before she was even picking up a crayon. Work is her middle name. And it's probably why she doesn't like dealing with a lot of B.S. or any of it for that matter. She likes you to respect her, because when she's in her work environment, that's her domain, her church, her sacred place of worship. If idleness is the devil's workshop, then the post office is the Lord's.

 

Email: misfortunefilm@aol.com

 

Previous post:

 

 

Shoot locations: Tucson, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. 
Shoot schedule: begin April 18th thru May 9th, 2014 

Pay: $100 per daily (SAG Ultra Low-Budget rate), plus credit and meals 

 

From: misfortunefilm@aol.com
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 10:55 PM
Subject: RE: Casting Western Feature Film "MISFORTUNE"

 

Please respond to misfortunefilm@aol.com ?

 

 

SYNOPSIS:

 

When Roman Whitlock urgently phones his son Boyd to meet him at a designated spot, Boyd shows up late on arrival with Roman nowhere to be found. The result is a fatally ending chase over a stolen bag of very expensive diamonds. This, initiated by Roman's long time partner in business, Mallick Ulrich.  Seven years after Roman's death and Mallick's release from prison, an inevitable brush between Boyd and Mallick forces a new pursuit, calling Boyd back to that fateful evening's rendezvous spot. The spot may lead to the diamonds. The diamonds may lead to Boyd's life spared by Mallick. Or maybe the search will lead Boyd to an even greater journey than he could ever imagine; one accompanied with the help of his live-in girlfriend Sloan and closest friend Russell. The Sonoran Desert is the perfect place to claim a lost treasure, a life or two, or maybe gain nothing more than a severely unforgettable lesson in greed and betrayal.  

 

[SLOAN RAMIREZ] In her 20's, Latina (that means - not white, at least not Drew Barrymore white) If you got even a little of that Mestizo or Spanish in your DNA, submit away! Sloan's fiery, athletic and fun spirited, knows what she wants. She can be your best friend if you need that, a passionate lover or an intrepid adventurer, but don't get on her bad list. You'll regret it. And she'll make sure of that. She is Boyd's lady and loyal to the bitter end. Not a fan of Boyd's best friend and vies for control over the relationship as she sees it a hindrance to her American dreams. Hardworking, her diner 9-5, 5-9 gig doesn't cut it. Not even close. What and how can she get Boyd and his out of work status to do what is necessary to climb out of the mediocre lower economic class they sit in and ultimately move them to a place of greater luxury? ... LEAD

 

[MALLICK ULRICH] In his 50's, tough, grizzled, Sons of Anarchy looking, mean streaky, Lance Henriksen, Rutger Hauer, Robert Patrick, Don't F with him, unless you want life ending trouble. Yet charming, Mallick can turn a phrase, can woo the women and be a great guy to throw back a shot of whisky and chase it with seven beers. He's got some stories to tell. Evading the law kind of stories. Stories that he might have to kill you if he tells you, stories. Mallick feels betrayed, yet in some people's opinion he's as deceitful as they come. He did his time though. And fresh out of a 7 year prison bid, he's all ''rehabilitated'' and ready to cause havoc yesterday. Those diamonds are on his mind, and something tells me, he's been waiting those seven years to get his hands on them... LEAD

 

[ALVAREZ] In his 30's, Mexican-American, Witty, funny, shrewd, a touch cynical and carefully spoken. Did I mention he's a drug dealer? In fact, he's simply a dealer and buyer in all things contraband. Knows his trade. He's a hired gun. A mercenary that shuttles whatever it is Octavio, the wanted Czar Alvarez works for, asks of him. It is in fact a very profitable position he holds. Alvarez's as well as Octavio's. Commission is King. And screw-ups are met with a machete blade to the throat, meaning Alvarez if he muddles his work and you if you mess with Alvarez. With a glock living comfortably on his hip, he's the wild cowboy that's a phone call away if you got the goods... or want them.... SUPPORTING ROLE

 

[OCTAVIO] In his early 40's, Mexican Mafia, and proud to show it. He's branched off now though. Left the syndicate and paired down his overhead. Works out of a ramshackle tenement in the Arizonian barrio. You'll never find him, but if he finds you, lights out. Not the typical person you want to do business with. Be ready to die to make a deal. Chances are you won't make the deal. It's kind of like a kill or be killed predicament. Anyway, back to Octavio -  This guy has seen and done it all... with a hacksaw. He's got a henchman or two. This is the real Tony Montana, without the theatrics. A steady gait. A hawk eye. And a couple of burners tucked into his waistline. He runs the whole show, run you out of town, runs the block and runs your soul too if it's a bad day, or a decent one too. Grim reaper with a taste for the sardonic... SUPPORTING ROLE

 

[JIM] In his 60's. A mentor. A Godfather. A chaperon. Trustworthy. A confidante and 12 other synonyms that can say he's a stand up guy. A Robert Duvall type, Tom Hagen - like.  Figure an image of William Burroughs sitting in a Norman Rockwell painting. Jim looks after Boyd like his own blood. A life promise to Boyd's father, who lays six feet under. Jim is one of those guys that shows you the world in a three minute anecdote. He's devoid of any vices. Maybe he'll have a scotch to take the edge off, but that's about it. No wife or female companion to speak of. Is he lonely? Perhaps. But he reads and stays focused. Very monastic life. In another incarnation, he probably could have been a man of the cloth. But in this one, in between his scholarly observances, he investigates, sometimes for pay... SUPPORTING ROLE

 

[ANNABETH WHITLOCK] In her early 50's. Still has it. Jessica Lange-ish. That spirit of a twenty-year-old. Well... she kind of messed up. Got involved with Mallick and betrayed her nuptials. She has her reasons, but the guilt can't find a convenient escape. She is wracked with it, but more importantly, created with her infidelity, was an even greater conflict between Mallick and soon to be in crossfire gun fight, husband of thirty years, Roman. One, can never turn back now, deed. One desperate last phone call. That's what was and is on her schedule today. Can she fix the broken damage or is it even worth talking about? I think it's worth talking about... especially when people's lives are at stake... SUPPORTING ROLE

 

[ROMAN WHITLOCK] In his 60's. Caucasian, which always sounds weird. Lets just say white. Sam Shepard like. Bill Paxton-ish, kind of. An old soul. John Wayne without the bravado. Honest to the bone. Too honest. A crusader. Did a little coyote work in his younger years for the immigrants. Now he endeavors to pull off this successful jewelry heist turned bad by one small hitch. Isn't there always one small hitch? He wouldn't have turned to such a desperate and criminal activity of armed robbery were it not a last resort. He is proof that survival doesn't alway lead you into the hands of good and righteous. A man he is though who will die for his morals. And does :-)  Roman should have a bit of swagger. Not pretentious, but cool. Like Paul Newman/Robert Mitchum cool. Subtle. Sex appeal. Edgy. Marlboro Man type. But defeated Marlboro man. Marlboro Man with an ulcer... LEAD

 

[ROD] How can we forget Rod? Rod, in his 50's. Maybe late 40's. Who can tell? Life has been rough for him. Not tragically rough, but hard years of raw, blue collar labor can do that to you. Sage like in his appeal, Rod is Boyd's car mechanic boss. This of course, before the economic downturn tornado hits their jurisdiction and causes Rod to shut down the biz. With Boyd out of a job and Rod now having to pack and ship elsewhere with his animated wife, of whom is the brunt of many of his afternoon storytellings, Rod says a final goodbye to Boyd and sends him off in good spirits. Rod should be funny. Like John Candy funny. Large weight not a requirement, but welcomed. Rod is hearty. And if not embodied in the physical, actor has to have a least a personality to have that come through, heartiness, that is. In thinner form that could be like a younger Martin Landau or Jack Palance. Soulful. Or on the larger physical embodiment, Rick Dial from Slingblade. That guy's an awesome example.... SUPPORTING ROLE  

 

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Last Chance to nominate for the IFASA Top 100 Actors List

 

From: Chris [mailto:ninebuddhas@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:34 PM
Subject: More than 600 Nominees.

 

There are over 600 actors who have been nominated for the Top 100 Actors List.

 

Is your favorite actor on the list?  Are you on the list? Get your nomination in NOW by sending the actor's name and e-mail address to Antonella Cassia at IFASAList@gmail.com.

 

The Judges will start their deliberations on Saturday (March 1) and by Tuesday, March 4 we will be down to a list of the elite -- The Top 100.

 

Find out who was nominated.  Find out who made the list. Find out how you can get 600 actors to audition for your next film.   Find out who is the best of the best at IFASA's Top 100 Actors Meeting on Tuesday, March 4, 7PM at CoLab, 17 East Pennington in Downtown Tucson.

 

"This meeting is going to be so good -- we don't even need to give out warm beer to get you to come."

 

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Performances in Tucson: March 2014 | Zocalo Magazine - Tucson Arts and Culture

Performances in Tucson: March 2014 | Zocalo Magazine - Tucson Arts and Culture



ARTIFACT DANCE PROJECT Speak Easy takes place Fri, Mar 21-Sun, Mar 23. $18-$25. Stevie Eller Dance Theater, 1713 E. University Blvd. 780-6879, ArtIfActDanceProject.com
ARIZONA FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival takes place Sun, Mar 16-Sun, Mar 23. TCC’s Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave. 577-3769,  ArizonaChamberMusic.org
ARIZONA OPERA La Traviata shows Sat, Mar 8-Sun, Mar 9. TCC’s Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. 293-4336,AZOpera.com
ARIZONA ROSE THEATRE COMPANY Tombstone: The Musical is Fri, Mar 21-Sun, Mar 23. Fri & Sat, 7pm; Sun, 2pm. $8-$17. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. 888-0509, ArizonaRose.cc
ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY Around the World In 80 Days shows Sat, Mar 1-Sat, Mar 22. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. 622-2823, ArizonaTheatre.org
BORDERLANDS THEATER Burning Patience opens Thu, Mar 27 and runs through April 13. Zuzi’s Dance Theater, 738 N. 5th Ave. 882-7406, BorderlandsTheater.org
BROADWAY IN TUCSON I Love Lucy: Live on Stage shows Tue, Mar 25-Sun, Mar 30. Tickets vary. Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. 903-2929, BroadwayInTucson.com
CARNIVAL OF ILLUSION Performance takes place Fri, Mar 7 & Sat, Mar 8. See website for times. Tucson Double Tree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. 615-5299, CarnivalOfIllusion.com
CHAMBER MUSIC PLUS The Trials of Dimitri Shostakovich takes place Sun, Mar 30 at 3pm. Berger Performing Arts, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. 400-5439, ChamberMusicPlus.org

FOX THEATRE
 Ozomatli performs Fri, Mar 14.The Straits: A Dire Straight Legacy takes place Sun, Mar 16. Ronnie Milsap performs Mon, Mar 17. Hot Club of San Francisco performs Sat, Mar 22. Lilly Tomlin performs Sun, Mar 23. Prices Vary. 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515,FoxTucsonTheatre.orgCHRISTIAN YOUTH THEATRE Shrek: The Musicaltakes place Thu, Mar 6-Sun, Mar 9. Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.CYTTucson.org.
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE  The Belle Tombstonecontinues through Sun, Mar 3. 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428, TheGaslightTheatre.com
INVISIBLE THEATRE My Buddy shows Sat, Mar 8-Sun, Mar 9. 1400 N. 1st Ave. 882-9721, InvisibleTheatre.com
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP Photograph 51 continues through Sat, Mar 22. All Together Theatre: Peter and The Wolf continues through Sun, Mar 16. The Adventures of Rose Red (Snow White’s Less Famous Sister)opens Sun, Mar 30. See website for prices and times. 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-4242,LiveTheatreWorkshop.org 
NOT BURNT OUT JUST UNSCREWED Shows every Friday and Saturday throughout March. Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway Blvd. 861-2986, UnscrewedComedy.com 
ODYSSEY STORYTELLING SERIES Ten-Year Anniversary Show & Celebration is Thu, Mar 6 at 7:30pm. Free. Fluxx Studios and Gallery, 416 E. 9th St. 730-4112, OdysseyStoryTelling.com
PCC THEATRE ARTS  Chorale and College Singers perform Tue, Mar 11. Wind Ensemble performs Thu, Mar 13. 2202 W. Anklam Rd. 206-6670, Pima.edu/cfa
THE ROGUE THEATRE Betrayal continues through Sun, Mar 16. 738 N. 5th Ave. 551-2053,TheRogueTheatre.org
TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Enchanted Kingdom shows Sat, Mar 1. Beethoven’s Fourth takes place Sat, Mar 8-Sun, Mar 9. Saint- SaĆ«ns Cello Concerto takes place Fri, Mar 14 & Sun, Mar 16. Cherish The Ladies takes place Sat, Mar 22-Sun, Mar 23. The Amazing ’80s shows Fri, Mar 28. Tubac Golf Resort & Spa- Moveable Music Feast is Sun, Mar 30. See website for times, prices, and locations. 882-8585,TucsonSymphony.org
UA PRESENTS Michael Feinstein performs Sun, Mar 9. The Joffrey Ballet takes place Sun, Mar 23. Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. 621-3341, UAPresents.org
UA’S ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE Oklahoma! opens Sun, Mar 9. 1025 N. Olive Rd. 621-1162,web.cfa.arizona.edu/theatre
WINDING ROAD THEATRE ENSEMBLE Burn This shows Thu, Mar 13- Sun, Mar 30. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. 749-3800,WindingRoadTheater.org
ZUZI! DANCE COMPANY No Frills Dance Happenin’ takes place Fri, Mar 7. $10. Zuzi’s Little Theater, 738 N. 5th Ave. 629-0237, ZUZIMoveIt.org

Arizona Opera presents La traviata

OPERA’S ORIGINAL PRETTY WOMAN THROWS A GALA PARTY AT HER PARIS APARTMENT AND MEETS THE YOUNG MAN WHO WILL FOREVER CHANGE HER DESTINY.

Opera’s original pretty woman throws a gala party at her Paris apartment and meets the young man who will forever change her destiny. Soar through memorable melodies, raise a glass and toast young love, devastating family obligations, and a rapturous devotion for the ages. Frequent guests Steven White and John Hoomes return to conduct and direct the southwestern premiere of this mesmerizing new production of La traviata.

 

March 8 & 9

 

Tickets and info: http://azopera.org/performances/la-traviata/

 

 

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This Sunday: Puppets Amongus presents Little Red Riding Hood!

 

From: Puppets Amongus [mailto:puppetsamongus=gmail.com@mail71.atl11.rsgsv.net] On Behalf Of Puppets Amongus
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:31 PM
Subject: This Sunday: Little Red Riding Hood!

 

Enjoy this charming adaptation of the classic tale. . . 
 

"Little Red Riding Hood"

By Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre

Sunday, March 2

4pm

 

 

 

Delightfully crafted Bohemian marionettes travel through the pages of a storybook stage. Don't miss this opportunity to see the beautiful work of master puppeteer, Monica Leo from West Liberty, Iowa. 

Tickets
$6 for Kids, ages 3-12 (2 and under are free)
$8 for Adults

$1 off if you walk, bike or take the bus!

All tickets are sold at the door, first come, first serve. Cash and check only please. Doors open at 3:30.

 

 

This show is wonderful for people of all ages.

Puppets Amongus is pleased to invite you to "Little Red Riding Hood" at:

 

The Playhouse

657 W. St. Mary's Rd.
(View Map)
Near Downtown, between Granada and I-10 on the south side of the street, across from Davis Elementary. 

PARKING UPDATE:
You can now use the new parking lot on the N side of St. Mary's, just west of Granada. When you walk out of the parking lot, turn Right (west) then walk a half block to the new crosswalk. Use the crosswalk to head towards The Playhouse and Ecogro plant shop. There is also a dirt lot just W of Ecogro for overflow parking.

 

 

 

Psst...
there are puppets among us!


Puppets Amongus presents spectacular entertainment and hand-crafted storytelling to people of all ages. We perform for birthday parties, schools, libraries, festivals and events of all kinds.
 

 

Give your child the Birthday Party of their dreams
with Puppets Amongus!

 

 

Call Matt Cotten at:
(520) 444- 5538 or visit:
www.puppetsamongus.com

 

 

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Nominations for Lumies are now open!

 

 

From: Tucson Pima Arts Council
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:22 PM
Subject: TPAC News & Opps February 27, 2014

 


www.TucsonPimaArtsCouncil.org

 

Nominations for Lumies are now open!
Deadline: March 21 @ Midnight  

The Tucson Pima Arts Council is greatly pleased to announce its public call for nominations for the 2014 Lumies Arts & Business Awards. The Lumies recognize the many talented individuals, groups and businesses for excellence in the Arts. Any member of the public is encouraged to submit a nomination for an individual or organization in a variety of categories. See nomination guidelines and categories

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Etcetera adds 3 performances of SAST

 

From: angela horchem [mailto:publicity@livetheatreworkshop.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:16 PM
Subject: Etcetera adds performances of SAST

 

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ETCETERA proudly announces extra performances of . . .

 

 SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE

 

30 Original Plays in 60 Minutes. 

 

Due to popular demand, 3 extra performances!

 

March 8 at 8 PM

At the University of Arizona

Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Room 116

 

~and~

 

March 14 & 15 at 10:30 PM

Etcetera at Live Theatre Workshop

5317 E Speedway Blvd.

 

 

 

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE is going on the road this summer. Attend these shows and you will help the ensemble to raise travel funds to enter SAST into an international fringe theatre festival.

 

The goal? All 30 plays must be performed in 60 minutes, and the clock is ticking.

The catch? The audience decides the order of the plays.

The reward? If the actors meet their 60-minute deadline, they get to eat cookies. If they don’t meet it, they get to watch the audience eat the cookies.

 

 

“It's a half-marathon of theatrical creativity. A sprint of skill and originality. It's 30 plays in 60 minutes in which the audience is critically involved.”

~Tucson Weekly

 

 

 

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE is an original, ensemble-written show featuring 30 short plays in 60 minutes. Based on The Neo-Futurists’ TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND, these performances will take place on the second and third Saturday nights of nearly every month throughout the 2013-2014 Etcetera season. Each show will be performed in an entirely new order, decided by the audience. Each month will feature new, original material. 

 

Originally created in the Fall of 2011 at the University of Arizona, this revival of SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE pushes the boundaries of what a two-minute play can be. SAST involves a mixture of sketch comedy and devised work.  The ensemble-written plays may be fiction or non-fiction, realist or abstract, movement-based or focused on spoken text. The only restriction upon the scripts is time. As a result, the show comments on current events, personal experiences, or any other pressing issues that the creators believe are important. SAST’s main goal is to explore theatrical expression within a time limit. Rather, we’re exploring 30 different theatre experiences within 60 minutes.

 

 

Upcoming performances (subject to change, please check website for updated information): May 10, 17

 

 

 SAST Writing Ensemble Members: *Keyanna Khatiblou (Project Director), Shelby Athouguia, Laura Bargfeld, *Catherine Cosentino, *Andy Gonzalez, *Andrea Head, *Rainey Hinrichs, *Heather Meza, *Elijah Renteria, *Simon Ridley, & Stage Manager Amber Rudnick

*denotes Performing Ensemble

 

 

 

Contact: Keyanna Khatiblou

            kkhatiblou@email.arizona.edu

            623.570.3408

 

More Information: www.livetheatreworkshop.org/shows/etcetera

 

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Common Ground on the Border, March 13-15

From: zuzisphere@gmail.com [mailto:zuzisphere@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:02 PM
Subject: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 

 

Common Ground on the Border

 

 

ZUZI! Executive Artistic Director, Nanette Robinson, is teaching out in the community. Come join her for a special moving experience in Sahuarita.

 

Common Ground on the Border is a three-day event, featuring classes in art, music and a variety of lectures. The US-Mexico Borderlands have always been a beautiful mix of culture, language, cuisine, economies and people. It has also been a place of struggle, high and low temperatures, a fragile environment, and the push and pull of immigration. Common Ground on the Border is a unique gathering where the deep artistic and cultural roots of the Borderlands are lifted up and conversation is created that bring us across borders and move us to common ground.

Common Ground on the Border is presented in cooperation and partnership with Common Ground on the Hill. For the past 19 years "Common Ground on the Hill" has gathered in Westminister, Maryland, and other locations as a multicultural community of musicians, artists, writers, lecturers, actors, and dancers, sharing skills with students of all ages and with one another. In this way, we believe that we all can improve ourselves, our communities and our world as we meet, share and celebrate our arts and cultures on "common ground."

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Casting Call, Film "Possession"

Casting Film "Possession" - Struggle Films / Indie Horror TV 
[Independent Short Film] 

Struggle Films, LLC ("Ted Finds Love," "Both Sides," "High School Hell" and "Witches Brew"), is casting local 
TUCSON actors (only) for a short film called, "Possession" for the Indie Horror TV streaming network. Newlyweds Adam and Rose buy a house for them to start a family; however the home is haunted and believed to be a curse by everyone in the neighborhood. Only one person can help them! Can they save themselves? Written and Directed by Robert Poole and Produced by Tyee Matthews. 

Roles: 

RAE - Female, Caucasian early 20's, flirtatious loving-being; Adam's younger sister. 
ADAM - Male, Caucasian early 30's, disbelieves in ghosts or possession; Rae's older brother, Rose's husband. 

Audition dates and times: Friday, February 28th, 2014 AND Saturday, March 8th from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm - OPEN CALLS! 

Audition address: 
Martha Cooper Library 
1377 North Catalina Avenue 
Tucson, AZ 85712 

Please prepare: you must bring a resume and headshot, and have a 2-minute monolouge prepared. Expect cold readings from the script. 

Websites: 

www.indiehorror.tv 
www.facebook.com/strugglefilmsllc 

Shoot locations: 
Tucson 
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CORRECTION: Lewis Black - The Rant is Due Tour at Tucson Music Hall tonight

 

From: tucsonstage-owner@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tucsonstage-owner@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of David Zinke
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:00 AM
To: tucsonstage-owner@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [tucsonstage] Lewis Black - The Rant is Due Tour at Tucson Music Hall tonight

 

Correction:  the tickets for Lewis Black are $105 - $154  They are not $39.50 - $67 listed in this listing

 

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:48 AM, Bill Dell <drmemory@pipeline.com> wrote:

 

Lewis Black - The Rant is Due Tour

When Thu, February 27, 8pm – 10pm

Where Tucson Music Hall 260 S Church Tucson, AZ 85701 (map)

Description Doors @ 7:00 pm. Ticket prices are $67, $47, & $39.50. Tickets are sold at the TCC Ticket Office - Mon - Fri 10:30 - 5:30 - and all Ticketmaster outlets.

 

 

 

 

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Lewis Black - The Rant is Due Tour at Tucson Music Hall tonight

Lewis Black - The Rant is Due Tour

When Thu, February 27, 8pm – 10pm

Where Tucson Music Hall 260 S Church Tucson, AZ 85701 (map)

Description Doors @ 7:00 pm. Ticket prices are $67, $47, & $39.50. Tickets are sold at the TCC Ticket Office - Mon - Fri 10:30 - 5:30 - and all Ticketmaster outlets.

 

http://lewisblack.com/

 

Tickets: http://www.eventticketscenter.com/ResultsTicket.aspx?evtid=2218293&event=Lewis+Black

 

 

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"WIZARD OF OZ" PERFECT FAMILY FARE

By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com

 

The Emerald City looms large over Dorothy and her companions in "The Wizard of Oz."   

The Land of Oz looks a lot more modern than it used to. The munchkins are taller, too. Andrew Lloyd Webber has zipped the classic 1939 movie straight onto theater stages of the 21st century, riding on the hot wheels of scene and costume designer Robert Jones.

“The Wizard of Oz” presented by Broadway in Tucson for a week of performances in Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona whips up a stirring blend of digital special effects combined with the familiar story and short renditions of the film’s favorite songs by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg -- although Webber does save the best showcase moments for his own compositions, with lyrics by Tim Rice.

But it isn’t likely any children in the audience will be getting bored. The pace is quick, the atmosphere genuinely contemporary. Instead of employing elaborate set pieces to create each scene, wall-to-wall scrims at the back of the stage and in front of the stage become movie screens on which are projected the most fanciful designs.

This “Wizard” is family theater at its best. Giving young people a tangy taste of the magic that’s possible behind the curtain and giving grown-ups a frothy interpretation of a story they have loved all their lives.

Whether we are in Kansas or in Oz, or in the darkly dangerous countryside beyond Oz where the Wicked Witch of the West (Julia Juhas) deploys her squadrons of flying monkeys, it always feels like anything is possible.

In the program notes, Jeremy Sams the director also gets a co-credit with Webber for the adaptation. This became important as the opening night performance continued, for the dramatic stage sets and special effects often outshone the work of Danielle Wade as iconic Dorothy and Jay Brazeau as the magical Wizard.

Not that their performances were lacking in any way. The stage sets and special effects designed by Robert Jones are just so strong.

Even though the famously flying monkeys aren’t zipping around like Spider-Man, they do get a pretty effective treatment in digitized smoke and mirrors as the costumed monkeys on stage are transformed to scrim-projected images of high-speed monkey-like blurs that fit right in to the rest of the attack scene.

The Wicked Witch of the West does melt down into a puddle of water. Glinda the Good Witch (Robin Evan Willis) doesn’t arrive in a lovely bubble, like in the movie, but she still looks lovely and glows with goodness.

The avuncular Wizard does depart from Oz in a hot air balloon, rising up from the stage and disappearing out of sight.

But, really, going down a checklist comparing this “Wizard of Oz” to the movie isn’t the point. (Well, it might be for parents and grandparents.)

The point is to fill the story with a modern-day feeling of seeing Dorothy’s discoveries about the importance of home, as well as meeting the Tin Man (Mike Jackson), the Scarecrow (Jamie McKnight) and the cowardly Lion (Lee MacDougall) and, of course, learning the importance of facing fearful adversity.

“The Wizard of Oz” continues through Sunday (March 2) with performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday (Feb. 25-27), 8 p.m. Friday (Feb.28), 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday (March 1), 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday (March 2), in Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd., at the University of Arizona.

Tickets are $29-$90 adults; children’s and students prices begin at $19. For details and reservations, www.broadwayintucson.com, online purchase 1-866-821-2929.

 

Auditions this Monday! Old Pueblo Playwrights’ 23rd Annual New Play Festival

 

From: Kelly Hardesty [mailto:kjhardesty101@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:46 PM
Subject: Auditions this Monday!

 

Old Pueblo Playwrights'  23rd Annual New Play Festival
OPEN  CALL  for  ACTORS
Monday, March 3
6:00 p.m.
 
Temple of Music & Art,  Cabaret Theater, upstairs
330 S. Scott Avenue
**  Please bring a one-minute monolog **
Call backs are same night.  Festival actors paid a small stipend.
Performances will be April 3 – 6, 2014 at the Cabaret Theater.

Questions?   Contact John  (520) 298 - 1331

 

find us on facebook:  Old Pueblo Playwrights
www.OldPuebloPlaywrights.org


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