Sunday, May 31, 2015

Independent Film Arizona is collecting stories about filmmakers who have been trained or assisted by Access Tucson


From: Independent Film []
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 4:55 PM
Subject: Access Tucson Stories


Independent Film Arizona is collecting stories about filmmakers who have been trained or assisted by Access Tucson and films that have been made with the help of Access Tucson.  Did you take a class when you were first learning the craft? Let us know.   Have you offered a class through Access Tucson?  Let us know.  Did you borrow some equipment for a project? Let us know.  Did you show one of your films through Access Tucson?  Let us know.  Did you see something on Access Tucson that was unique and important to you as a filmmaker. Let us know.


If you have a story about why Access Tucson has been important to you or has been important to Tucson (or if you just want to document your support for Access Tucson) -- send your name and your story to so we can add it to our compilation.


We will be dedicating a portion of our June 2 Documentary Film Meeting (Tuesday, June 2, Connect, 33 South Fifth Avenue, Tucson) to documenting the value of Access Tucson to the community.  


We hope to see you there.




Chris Raboin



Antonella Cassia




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Something Something Theatre: Season tickets now available!


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Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 7:00 AM
Subject: Season tickets now available!




Something Something Theatre




Our 2015-16 season:

$54  General Admission - for all three plays
$45  Seniors, Students, Military - for all three plays


BY THE BOG OF CATS by Marina Carr
Winner of the 1998 Irish Theatre Award for Best Play
November 5 – 22, 2015 at Zuzi Theatre

A retelling of Medea set in the Irish bogs. Hester, an Irish Traveller, courageously attempts to save her land and her daughter in the midst of unbearable loss.

“Pure poetry. No one has this kind of powerful voice. You have to go back to the classics.” - Holly Hunter                                                                                               

4000 MILES by Amy Herzog
Finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
February 11 – 28, 2016 at the Cabaret above the Temple

A young man reappears in his grandmother’s life at exactly the right time for them both.
“A funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama. [A] heartening reminder that a keen focus on life’s small moments can pay off in a big way onstage.” - The New York Times               

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
April 14 – May 1, 2016 at Zuzi Theatre

Into a family-run cigar factory in 1929 Florida comes a new lector to entertain the workers.  But when he reads Anna Karenina to the cigar-making women, the story sparks emotions that soon reel out of control.
“The words of Nilo Cruz waft from a stage like a scented breeze. They sparkle and prickle and swirl, enveloping those who listen in both a specific place and time – and in timeless passions that touch us all.”  - The Miami Herald






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The Community Players: Festival of One Acts, open for submissions


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Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 12:05 AM
Subject: Festival of One Acts


The Community Players


(May 30, 2015, Tucson. AZ)  The Community Players, one of Tucson’s longest existing theatre companies, has announced the introduction of The Festival Of Acts, an event that will become an annual contest for playwrights living in Arizona.  The contest will begin June 1, 2015 and accept submissions through April 1, 2016.  All of the plays submitted will be judged on the following criteria:  Plot, Character Development, Dialogue and Overall Writing Quality.  The submitted works must be between 30 and 45 minutes in length and be unpublished and unproduced.  The three plays that are judged to be the best will then be produced by The Community Players in The Festival Of One Acts, the final show of their 2015-16 season.  “It’s very exciting for us,” says Scott Berg, Board President of The Community Players, “to develop and oversee, what could become a great avenue for playwrights state wide, to get their work out there, to get it read by people in the theatre community, and potentially have it produced.  To be able to offer that kind of opportunity is very rewarding.”


A full list of the rules and guidelines for submitting can be found on The Community Players website at and clicking on the “Rules For Contest” button.  A submission cover page is provided to make it more convenient for everyone wishing to enter their work.  Submissions are only being taken electronically so everyone is encouraged to familiarize themselves with the submission guidelines so as not to forget a critical element if they won’t be utilizing the provided form.  Submitting playwrights must reside within the state of Arizona.  All efforts have been made to make things as clear as possible, however, if people have questions, they can send an email to  Please allow 48 hours for a response.  Best of luck everyone. 



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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gaslight: Honky Tonk Sweethearts. June 15th @ 7PM

Honky Tonk Sweethearts!

Love The One You’re With- Music of CSN+Y 6/22/15 at 7pm
June 29, 2015 – 7 PM - Down on The Corner- The Best of CCR

Our address: 7010 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85710

The Language of Flowers Blooming at The Cabaret!

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Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:06 AM
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The Language of Flowers Blooming at The Cabaret!

The Language of Flowers opened last night to an enthusiastic audience. Kudos all the way around. You'll want to be part of this intimate theatrical experience.

May 30, June 5,6,12,13 at 7:30 PM - May 31, 7, 14 at 2 PM. Cabaret Theater 330 S. Scott.

Tickets $10 - students, $15 groups four or more, $20. Call 297-3317

Cool off with a hot show.

Gavin Kayner
Piquant Plays

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Shakespeare's Globe On Screen "Julius Caesar" @ The Screening Room


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Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2015 4:57 AM
Subject: Shakespeare's Globe On Screen "Julius Caesar"


Shakespeare's Globe On Screen:


"Julius Caesar"

Recorded Live in London at the Globe Theatre

Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

Sunday, May 31st at 2pm ONLY

General Admission: $15, $13 (Students & Seniors)

The Screening Room

Tickets and info:


"Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare's tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power with themes that still resonate even today. This sell-out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging, and Dominic Dromgoole's impassioned interpretation of one of Shakespeare's classic plays showcased "a rapport between the performers and the audience that feels genuinely magical" (Daily Telegraph)."





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IFA's June 2 Documentary Film Meeting


From: Independent Film []
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2015 7:27 AM
Subject: IFA's June 2 Documentary Film Meeting


Independent Film Arizona's June 2 Meeting will focus on documentary filmmaking.  Arguably, documentary filmmakers are the original ultra-low budget filmmakers with a skill set applicable to all independent filmmakers.


We will both hold a panel discussion of experienced documentary filmmakers and demonstrate lighting and shooting a documentary interview.  


The panel discussion will address: what is documentary filmmaking (relative to dramatic film, educational film, and news reporting), what are the production techniques specifically applicable to documentary filmmakers; fundraising for and the economics of documentary filmmaking; and documentary film distribution. 


The demonstration of core camera and lighting skills will show how to light and shoot a documentary interview (with a discussion of editing concerns).  While shooting an interview is a fundamental skill of any documentary filmmaker, the lighting and composition issues addressed in this demonstration will of course be applicable and valuable to filmmakers working in any genre.  


IFA's Documentary Film Meeting.  7 PM.  Tuesday, June 2, Connect Coworking, 33 South Fifth Avenue (between Broadway and Congress) in Downtown Tucson.  The meeting is free and open to all.



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Friday, May 29, 2015

Join us this Sunday May 31st, 2pm. Ballet Tucson II performs - Soirée Musical, Paquita & a new contemporary work


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Subject: Join us this Sunday May 31st, 2pm. Ballet Tucson II performs - Soirée Musical, Paquita & a new contemporary work





Ballet Tucson II
Ballet Tucson's exceptional youth company presents its end-of-season concert.

Sunday, May 31, 2pm
Stevie Eller Dance Theatre
Tickets $20.00 - Festival Seating
Tickets at the door


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The Community Players presents When You Wish Upon A Star: A Musical Revue


When You Wish Upon A Star

A Musical Revue


Opening June 19th - 28th

Friday and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm


All tickets are $12!


Tickets can be purchased at the door, or reserved by calling 887-6239.


The Community Players

Box Office: (520) 887-6239


Performance Venue:

The Community Playhouse

1881 N. Oracle Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85704



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Jay Taylor and David Fitzsimmons Comedy Show @ The Great American Playhouse


Jay Taylor and David Fitzsimmons Comedy Show 6-24-15

Jay Taylor and David Fitzsimmons A Night of Comedy. Wednesday June 24, 2015  7pm. Call 512-5145 for reservations. Here is a little bit about Jay Taylor:

Jay Taylor is the funniest man in Tucson. Just ask him.

Born in Detroit, Michigan December 5, 1937, Jay was one of twelve kids who moved so much one of his sisters was ‘born in four different states.’

Jay moved to Tucson from Houston, Texas in 1961.  He joined Harwood Advertising as Creative Director in 1963, bought the agency in 1972, changed the name to Taylor Advertising, which became the largest in Arizona.

In late 60s, Jay and best friend Frank Kalil formed the comedy team, Kalil and Taylor.  They wrote and produced the comedy album, “My Plumber Doesn’t Make House Calls,” on Capitol Records, appeared on Tonight Show, Andy Williams Show, and others.

Jay has found funny stuff at every turn of his life, every stop. This is warm, contemporary humor woven from one amazing life’s journey.

See clips of Jay’s comedy show here:

The Great American Playhouse is located at 13005 N Oracle Rd., Suite 110, Tucson, AZ 85739. We are located in the Walgreen Shopping Center at the Northwest corner of Oracle and Rancho Vistoso Blvd.




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Sent: Friday, May 29, 2015 3:27 PM




TWENTY FIRST CENTURY COLLABORATIVE STORYTELLING workshop hosted by THE INSTITUTE FOR COLLABORATIVE STORYTELLING (ICS) is for writers, directors and actors in film and theater who want to immerse themselves for five days in developing stories through the ICS process.



           Lodge of the Desert in beautiful southwest Tucson AZ. We will learn about collaborative storytelling in stories, scripts and plays, surrounded by mountains, the desert, and the the artistic culture of Arizona.
306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson AZ, 85711.

The ICS conference is limited to sixteen participants with some active background in theater or film and with a strong interest in collaborative storytelling. The ideal balance will include writers, actors, directors, and a variety of theater and film professionals so workshop groups will have a variety of skills to explore collaborations. Each candidate will submit a resume and have an interview via phone, Skype or in person as part of the process in determining a strong fit for this first ICS event.



Sunday July 26.

Arrive. Casual meet and greet. 7:30pm. Buffet dinner.

Monday, July 27 and through Thursday, July 30.

Mornings. Sessions with experts.

Afternoons and evenings. Small group workshops.

Thursday Evening, July 30th.

Showcase performances and closing event.


INTENSIVE MENTORING every morning Monday through Thursday. Intensive mentoring by experts on writing, acting and directing. Mentors include film and theater professionals.

DAILY CREATIVE SESSIONS by professionals on topics such as ‘What is story?’ ‘What is 21st Century Storytelling?’, ‘Prose into Performed Story,’ ‘Improv Into Story,’ ‘Story Structures and Actors Living Truthfully in the Moment,’ the ‘Ethos of Creative Collaboration.’ etc. Professionals include Howard Allen, top ranked script doctor, and Royce Sparks, certified Meisner instructor.

SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS every afternoon and evening where participants in small groups apply the ICS storytelling process in creating work.

A FILMED SHOWCASE of devised work created during the week open to an invited audience of theatre and film professionals to demonstrate the process.

MEET AND GREET at opening and closing receptions as well as throughout the meeting for informal discussions with fellow participants and invited guests.


$300 tuition includes all sessions, workshops, mentoring during the conference, dinner and snacks at receptions, meetings, DVD of the event and handbook of conference materials. Scholarships available Free parking for local participants. Payment is required by July 1.

*An automatic 10% discount is offered to any students of the Meisner Technique International Summer 2015 Meisner Technique Intensive!


Meals other than the closing event and room are not covered in the tuition. The Lodge of the Desert offers participants a special $70 a night rate. Private and shared rooms available.



The Institute is limited to sixteen participants. Applicants should email with subject line “Collaborative Storytelling” and an artistic resume and contact information to

More information will be posted on

Space is limited, and admissions will go to the first qualified applicants. Act quickly.



Howard Allen, Creative Director

with Royce Sparks

and Ron Pullins



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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Unearthing Humanity: Borderlands Theater 30th Season


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Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:14 PM
Subject: Borderlands EXCITING Update: May 28, 2015


Unearthing Humanity: Borderlands Theater 30th Season!


"I am happy to announce that women playwrights dominate my first full season as producing director at Borderlands Theater. We are producing two new plays by women, and a commissioned collaborative theatrical event penned by two women and one man," said Marc David Pinate, Borderlands Theater's new producing director.


The 2015/16 season features 3 plays staged at the intimate 80 seat Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Space, and one site specific production.


Pinate said, "Not only are we showcasing women playwrights this season, we are also putting Tucson stories forward." 


The season includes:



By Milta Ortiz  

September 10-27, 2015   

Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater  

A world premiere about the banning of Mexican American Studies in TUSD.  


A Tucson Pastorela

By Howard Allen and the Pastorela ghost writers.

December 3-6, 2015  

Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater

The beloved, family friendly, 19th annual holiday tradition returns.


The Barrio Stories Project

By Virginia Grise, Martin Zimmerman, and local playwright, Elaine Romero.

March 3 - 6, 2016.  

Locations to be determined

National attention is focused on this much anticipated site-specific theater event. This is an outdoor event with light walking. Additional indoor performances with seating will be held for patrons with mobility issues.

Ghosts of Lote Bravo

By Hilary Bettis
April 14-May1, 2016  

Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater

A National New Play Network rolling world premiere about survival in a border town. 


Click here for more on the plays


Click here for American Theatre article on our season 



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

Since our season is over, expect less e-news in between seasons. We'll be back on track in August! Stay cool and enjoy your summer!

Borderlands Theater

40 W. Broadway Blvd

Tucson, Arizona 85701

Office: (520) 882-8607 

Box Office: (520) 882-7406



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The 2015 Fox Tucson Theatre Fall Season Lineup is here!

PUBLIC ON SALE: JUNE 15th at noon
Click here to become a member & purchase tickets before the public!



SEPT 18 | 7:30PM
This hilarious SNL alumn will kick off the Fox Fall Season along with some of his friends (The Church Lady, Garth and Hans)! 

SEPT 24 | 6:30PM
A spectacular of movement & color incorporating elements of acrobatics, Chinese circus and Peking opera

SEPT 26 | 7:30PM
The beloved trumpeter/composer and his charismatic wife offer an evening of jazz sprinkled with Brazilian flavors

OCT 7 | 7:30PM
Guitar virtuoso Jesse Cook returns 
to the Fox 


OCT 15 | 7:30PM
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue
Original band members reunite! UK's most successful reggae band 


OCT 16 | 7:30PM
The iconic singer/songwriter will grace the Fox stage in her first solo 
acoustic tour


OCT 27 | 6:30PM
 The distinctive sound of Libera has travelled the world... truly sounds to lift the soul


NOV 10 | 7:30PM
Performing songs from her new album, "This is M.E.," Melissa is known for her distinctive voice, profound lyrics



NOV 12 | 7:30PM
A true Rock icon, with hit "The Twist," Chubby Checker has sold an astounding 250,000,000 records!


NOV 20  | 7:30PM
 One of the first bilingual artists to have international crossover success


NOV 21 | 7:30PM
This gifted family of musicians, dancers and writers are all true artists


NOV 22 | 7:00PM
 Featuring the top five finalists in a hilarious night of live comedy! 


NOV 28  | 7:30PM
Tony Award-winning artist's tribute to Broadway and Frank Sinatra



DEC 8 | 7:30PM
 A dazzling evening of Yuletide classics and modern holiday melodies


For a complete list of Upcoming Spring Shows

Funny on Fourth: Farewell TIM INC!


From: Justin Lukasewicz []
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:33 AM
Subject: Funny on Fourth: Farewell TIM INC!




Farewell TIM INC!

2 Years of harold 



This weekend we celebrate the end of an era!  TIM INC is going into improv retirement!  Our longest running harold team will perform on Friday night at 7 PM in Harold Night.  


On Saturday at 9 PM, the TIM INC Celebration concludes with a special show.  Watch the last TIM INC harold, and then join the cast on the stage for montage jams.  Any audience member can play along and join the show!





This week at the TIM Comedy Theater

TIM Comedy Theater

329 E. 7th St. | Tucson, AZ | 6th/7th Street Streetcar Stop


Harold Night starts the weekend off on Friday at 7 PM. The harold is the world's most famous long format!  Developed by Del Close in the 1960's watch our improvisers take one suggestion and weave it into a myriad of scenes!  House harold teams TIM INC and Already Jumped will perform!



At 9 PM The Soap Box welcomes Bridgitte Thum, she works at B Line, our neighbor on 4th Ave. She also is a local artist and performer.


The Soap Box features the most aggressive cast of improvisers in Southern Arizona: Ben Dietzel, Andrew Hatch, Jessica Hill, Cory Jenks, Daniel Kirby, Justin Lukasewicz, and Jessica Peck!




Saturday at 7 PM, Improv Throwdown takes the stage!  Our fast paced short form show features, improv games, rap battles, and improvised jokes made up right on the spot.  Which team will walk away with the street cred this week?!?!


MC: Justin Lukasewicz

Red Squad: Stephanie Lovinger, Jacob Lockwood, and Jessie Stapp Roth

Black Squad: Dan Kellish, Esther Brilliant, and Dave Devery



TIM Comedy School Heats Up 


Every class in our improv comedy curriculum will be starting a new section before the end of July.  This includes our first Improv 501 focusing on Advanced harold.


Join our Comedy School today: Register Here 


Improv 101 - starts Wednesday, June 24th 6-8:30 PM with Dan Kellish

Improv 201 - starts Tuesday, June 23rd 6-8:30 PM with Cory Jenks 

Improv 301 - starts Monday, June 8th 6-8:30 PM with Daniel Kirby

Improv 401 - starts Monday, July 20th 6-8:30 PM with Justin Lukasewicz

Improv 501 - starts Wednesday, July 8th 6-8:30 PM with Justin Lukasewicz




Local: 520-314-7299




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