Tuesday, April 24, 2018

May 2018 Discount on Comedy Improv at The Studio for Actors

 

From: The Studio For Actors <acting-courses@the-studio-for-actors.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:29 PM
Subject: Announcement: May 2018 Discount on Comedy Improv at The Studio for Actors

 

Taste of Improv Class

The Studio for Actors is now offering a "Taste of Improv Class." Here's how it works. Just come on one Wednesday night from 6:30pm-8:00pm for only $30. This class is normally $40, but for the evenings of  May 9 and May 23, you can attend for $30 for one class only, and see how much you love studying improv at The Studio. So, if you've always wondered (or if you've never wondered) if you would enjoy comedy improv, this is your chance to check it out.

Call (520) 881-2363 to sign up.  To qualify for the discounted price, you must say the words "Taste of Improv Class" when you call.

* Limit one $30 class per person.

Comedy Improvisation

You don't have to be a funny person to love and get a lot out of a comedy improv class. I can make you funny. Because you have to focus in this class, you can end up taking a vacation from the stuff that goes on in your life, and there's a lot of healing with laughter. Your coach is a former Saturday Night Live cast member, and will give you the accents and the formats you can use as a "safety net." Improv is a great stress reliever and really encourages the ability to verbally communicate. So, come, play, have a ball, and enjoy releasing your own special creativity.

Also, for students of acting, improv enhances your auditions, loosens up the body, helps you think fast on your feet, introduces dialects, and sharpens your timing.4 consecutive Wednesday nights

6:30pm-8:00pm
Start on any Wednesday (but you should call first to sign up).
$40 per week
Don't worry if you have to miss one or even two of the four classes. You simply pay for the class you have to miss and then take class #5 free.  It's even possible to pay $160 at your first class, and then take your last three classes whenever you can make it. (I keep great records.)

To find out more or to sign up, please call Anna Risley at (520) 881-2363.

Also being offered at The Studio for Actors:
Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar
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, voiceover, and stage acting.   To check out her resume, please visit The Studio for Actors website , or call her at (520) 881-2363 to sign up.

 

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Shoestring Players Annual Meeting and Taco Fest!

 

From: Community Performance & Art Center Foundation <amanda@cpacfoundation.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:41 PM
Subject: Shoestring Players Annual Meeting and Taco Fest!

 

 

Annual Meeting and Taco Fest!

 

 

Monday May 21st at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Community Performance and Art Center

1250 W. Continental Road in Green Valley. 

 

We will announce our next season, elect board members, and eat tacos!

 

 

If you are interested in helping behind the scenes, please get in touch! We are always in need of help with set constuction, props, costumes, opening night reception and much more. 

 

Call Susan Voorhees for information about volunteering with the Shoestring Players! 520-203-6189

 

http://www.santacruzshoestringplayers.com

 

 

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Monday, April 23, 2018

"Murder at the Magic Show" Auditions this Sunday

 

From: Kimberly Swanson <ksslove1@hotmail.com>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 4:59 PM
Subject: casting call notice

 

 

"Murder at the Magic Show" at Skyline Country Club.

 

Audition notice

 

Auditions will be held this Sunday, April 29 from 2 - 4 pm at Himmel Park Library 1035 N. Treat Ave.  A three act comedy. We will do cold readings from the script.  Needed:  Men and women of varying ages and types. Improvisational skills a big plus. Fun weekend work, ongoing. PAID positions. Headshot and resume preferred sent to director Kimberly Swanson at ksslove1@hotmail.com

 

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Old Tucson Company Job Posting - Entertainment Theatrical Manager

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Madsen <smadsen@oldtucson.com>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 12:27 PM
Subject: Old Tucson Company Job Posting - Entertainment Theatrical Manager 04 2018 - final for publication

 

Old Tucson Company

is now seeking applications and resumes for the newly-created position of

Entertainment Theatrical Manager

The Entertainment Theatrical Manager will work alongside the existing Entertainment management and other members of the Old Tucson management team. The Entertainment Theatrical Manager will report directly to the General Manager of Old Tucson Company. This position is responsible for direction and activities in the following areas of the Entertainment Department:

·                                           Musical Performances

·                                           Wardrobe

·                                           Street Entertainment / "Street-mosphere"

·                                           Docent Coordination

·                                           Staff, training for and development of the above

These responsibilities include show formulation, strategy, planning, budgeting, interdepartmental coordination and production, rehearsal, directing, and day-to-day activities and training of all assigned Entertainment Performers. The Manager also oversees the Wardrobe staff, and may be required to stand in during performances as needed. This position requires supporting the goals and direction of management in an effort to successfully execute the policies and procedures necessary to ensure a safe, positive experience for the guests and employees of Old Tucson Company.

Essential requirements:

·         Experience with live entertainment, including performing personally as well as leadership functions such as stage management

·         Demonstrated ability with show development, through stages such as concept, scripting, rehearsal and complete implementation

·         Demonstrated ability with show production, including lighting design, sound design and costuming.

Preferred qualifications:

·         Business acumen, demonstrated by specific achievements in the workforce involving budget planning and oversight

·         Experience supervising personnel, including scheduling, staffing and management of personnel issues

·         Able to train and coach employees in singing, dancing and acting.

·         Able to choreograph dance performances.

·         Familiar with entertainment related to the Wild West theme and/or historical 1800s performances and subject matter of the American West.

·         Familiar with wardrobe and costuming

·         Experience with live performances for corporate functions

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Availability is required on weekends, evenings and some holidays.

Interested, qualified applicants should submit both a resume and an Old Tucson Company application via the company website at: http://oldtucson.com/about/join-our-team/. Questions may also be directed to Old Tucson Company Human Resources via the website.

This is a safety-sensitive position. Old Tucson Company is an EOE and a drug-free workplace.

 

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Auditions at the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre

 

From: Bryan Falcon <bryan@scoundrelandscamp.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 12:40 PM
Subject: Auditions at the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre

 

The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre will hold auditions for the 2018–2019 season on Saturday, April 28th, 1:00-5:00 pm.

Please email Elizabeth Falcón at director@scoundrelandscamp.org for an audition appointment.

All actors who have not previously worked with The S&S Theatre should bring a headshot and resume and prepare a 2-minute monologue (classical preferred).

Roles are available in the following productions:

  • Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
  • Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca
  • Quietly by Owen McCafferty
  • This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing by Finnegan Kruckemeyer

Actors who have previously worked at The S&S are invited to read at callbacks.

Callbacks will be held Sunday, April 29th, 6:00–9:00 pm.

All actors are paid. 

Updates regarding auditions are maintained at: https://scoundrelandscamp.org/auditions-2018/ 

--

***

Bryan Rafael Falcón

Artistic Director

The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre at the Historic Y

 

738 N. 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

 

The Stagelings Theatre Company presents The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

 

The Stagelings Theatre Company presents The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde.

 

Performances will be held in the Little Theatre, Mountain View High School

3901 W Linda Vista Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85742

 

APR 25 Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

APR 26 Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

APR 27 Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/396833584130734/

 

UA students present the Ancient Greek Drama: Agamemnon

Staging Ancient Drama: Seneca's "Agamemnon"

 

APRIL 27, 2018 - 7:30PM TO 9:15PM

The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre at the Historic Y, 738 N. 5th Avenue

 

The Department of Religious Studies and Classics is excited to invite you to attend a staging of the ancient Roman Tragedy "Agamemnon" by the philosopher/poet Seneca.  UA students in Ancient Greek Drama course taught by Assistant Professor of Classics Robert Groves will present a full staging of "Agamemnon", directed by recent graduate Chloe Loos and supported by the Arizona Community Foundation.

This student production, focusing on mistreated women achieving their vengeance will be performed at the Soundrel & Scamp Theatre at the Historic Y, at 738 N. 5th Avenue on Friday April 27th at 7:30pm.  Tickets are free and available at the door on a first come, first served basis, and will feature a talk back following the show.   

The Trojan War is over and King Agamemnon is returning home to Argos, but all is not well. While he triumphed at Troy, others have been plotting their revenge. His dead uncle calls up spirits from the underworld. Agamemnon’s wife plots revenge for the death of her daughter. The enslaved princess Cassandra prophesies doom for the king. Will their vengeance end the cycle of violence, murder, and abuse that has plagued this royal family for generations?

In his tragedy Agamemnon, Roman philosopher and playwright Lucius Annaeus Seneca reworks the mythological stories made famous by Greek playwrights 500 years earlier. In the era of the #MeToo movement, this 1,900-year old Roman tragedy takes on renewed relevance as it explores the righteous anger of the mistreated, and the ways in which vengeance becomes its own punishment.

Let us know if you plan to come on Facebook!

Attached file: 

 Agamemnon Flyer

 

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Gaslight Music Hall: Murder in Paradise This Monday! - April 23rd @ 6PM

 

From: Gaslight Music Hall <gaslightmusichall@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:34 PM
Subject: Murder in Paradise This Monday! - April 23rd @ 6PM

 

Welcome to the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley! 

 

 

 

Murder in Paradise

Has Been Extended!

 

Come see this Hit Show

and enjoy a four-course Meal.

 

 

April 23rd at 6PM

CLICK HERE TO BOOK SEATS!

OR CALL

520-529-1000

Tickets are only $39, which includes the meal and show!

 

"Murder in Paradise" is a two-hour, comedy murder mystery –

wrapped around a four-course meal.

When you arrive, you're given a new name – a new identity for

the evening – for you're an honoured guest at a very special

party. During the course of the evening, you'll witness several

crimes – including at least one murder – and it's your job to

figure out "who dunnit." It's like the game of Clue – played live

– all around you.

Now, there will be a detective to lead the investigation, but

you're more than welcome to interrogate the suspects yourself.

Become a part of the action or just sit back and enjoy a

fabulous, four-course dinner – served directly to your table by

the suspects throughout the show. Prizes are awarded to the

person who comes closest to solving the mystery, so bring your

imagination and appetite. It's fun for the entire family – and a

great way to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, too!

Tickets are only $39, which includes the meal and show. Which

performance would you like to book tickets for?

 

Murder in Paradise (It's comedy to die for!)

 

 

 

 

 

 COMING SOON! 

To The Gaslight Music Hall

 

 

 

Book right away to reserve your favorite seats!

 

Gaslight Music Hall | 13005 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 165, Oro Valley, AZ

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Ballet Rincon presents the amusing comedy ballet, Coppelia!

 

From: Diana Knoepfle <diana.knoepfle@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2018 1:23 PM
Subject: Please publish...

 

Ballet Rincon invites you to attend the amusing comedy ballet, Coppelia!

Based on the original story by E.T.A Hoffman (The Nutcracker and the Mouse King) with music by the brilliant composer, Leo Delibes, the story takes the audience on romp through intrigue, deceit, the secrets of a mysterious inventor, and romance!

As the day begins, Swanhilda, and her suitor Franz, arrive in the village square. They notice a girl sitting in the window of the house of Doctor Coppélius. Franz is infatuated by Coppelia's beauty. He turns to blow her a kiss, but Swanhilda catches him and instantly becomes angry. He leaves after they argue, and Swanhilda turns to and waves to the mysterious girl but cannot get her attention.

The mysterious and reclusive Doctor Coppelius laughs when he sees this, for this beautiful girl is actually a doll. He has created her to be his companion and dreams of bringing her to life.

The Mayor enters and is greeted respectfully by the townspeople. Swanhilda's friends greet her, and Swanhilda immediately tells them of her argument with Franz. The Mayor tells Swanhilda and her friends the legend of the stalk of wheat, which, when shaken, will tell who is to be married. Swanhilda's friends do not hear the prediction of the wheat, but Franz listens and hears the wheat's message, instantly dissolving any remaining anger that Swanhilda has towards him.

Doctor Coppelius leaves his house to go to the local tavern, when he is met by some villagers who make fun of this foolish old man. Doctor Coppelius loses the key to his front door! Swanhilda's friends are still curious about the mysterious girl in Doctor Coppelius's window, and, as dusk sets in, they find the key and sneak into Doctor Coppelius's house. At the same time, Franz also enters Doctor's house; he climbs a ladder up to the window, and the mischief begins!

Join the cast of Ballet Rincon, guest artists Rick Wamer (Dr. Coppelius) and Ross Freeman (Franz) for this charming production of Coppelia at the Vail Theatre of the Arts (10701 Mary Ann Cleveland Way) on June 1st and 2nd at 7pm.

Also featured on Saturday, June 2nd, at 2pm is the Spring Showcase featuring tap, jazz, contemporary jazz, and contemporary ballet.

Online ticket sales begin April 23rd at
www.tututix.com/balletrincon

Tickets will also be sold at the theater box office starting one hour prior to each performance

Reserved Ticket Pricing: Orchestra $16.00 per adult, $14.00 for seniors and children

Mezzanine seating $12.00 per adult, $10.00 for seniors and children

For more information call Ballet Rincon at 520-574-2804
Studio Website:
http://www.ballet-rincon.com/

Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

 

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Live Theatre Workshop's Etcetera Series is looking for a male actor, late 30s

 

From: Maryann Green <mkfgreen@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:18 PM
Subject: announcement

 

Live Theatre Workshop's Etcetera Series is looking for a male actor, late 30s - mid 40s for three short one-acts. Rehearsals May28-June15, Shows June 16th 10pm and June 17th 7:30pm

 

email headshot and resume to etcetera@livetheatreworkshop.org

 

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Carport Theater seeking 1 actor, youngish man

 

From: kathy@kathykeler.com <kathy@kathykeler.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 3:18 PM
Subject: posting

 

 

Seeking 1 actor,  either experienced or amateur, to participate in "TRUTH", 

the Spring Carport Theater Community Play, to be presented May 19 and 20, 2018.

Specifically for a role in a skit involving a visit by a couple to a gypsy fortune-teller.

Looking for a young or youngish man (20-35 years or so).

please contact Tim Foran trforan@comcast.net, if you are interested.

The Carport Theater spring show is a fabulous, fun event that brings talented locals together to explore creative avenues of expression! 

for more information about the Carport Theater, visit http://carporttheater.com

 

 

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The YWCA of Southern Arizona, in collaboration with Taproot Productions, presents HARK!

 

From: Meagan Jones <reddragonfly31@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:59 AM
Subject: HARK! Press release

 

LISTENING AS AN ACT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

The YWCA of Southern Arizona, in collaboration with Taproot Productions, presents HARK! -a community-devised performance project aimed at reducing political and social polarization and isolation and building dialogue on issues of common concern.

 

Last year the HARK! artistic team staged several public and private listening events at which mindful listening techniques were applied to invite participants to speak out across social, political, racial, and gender-based divides and share their views in a collective conversation on identity, participation and civic resonance in the context of our fractured culture. 

 

The HARK! artistic team, led by Playwright/Director Eugenia Woods and Choreographers Kimi Eisele and Natalie Brewster Nguyen, arranged responses from public listening activities into a multidisciplinary performance of theatre, movement, sound sculpture and video. 

 

"To fight for yourself is just an egocentric behavior. To fight for something beyond you- the greater good- that's always worth fighting for."

 

"I think at heart people actually want similar things, they just don't realize it."

 

                                                                                                                                             --HARK! community participants

 

Performances run April 19 - 29, 2018. 

 

Get your tickets at:

 

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns at:

 

Or by phone at  (661) 731-3129

 

HARK! Performances: 

 

Preview: Thursday April 19th at 7:30pm

 

Opening: Friday April 20th at 7:30pm

 

Regular Performances: Saturday April 21, Thursday April 26*, Friday April 27, and

 

Saturday April 28 at 7:30pm

 

Sunday Matinees: April 22th and April 29th at 2pm

 

* APRIL 26 performance will be interpreted for the deaf.

 

Tickets: General $15, Student/Teacher/Military/Senior $10

 

YWCA Southern Arizona, 525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745

 

To learn more about HARK! visit https://www.taprootproductions.com/hark

 

 

HARK! is a production of the YWCA Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy Center

 

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Unscrewed Theater FREE shows Every Friday until Grand Opening 2.0 at Dedicated Bakery

 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Unscrewed Theater <unscrewedtheater@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:04 AM
Subject: Have you seen our #NextDoorTour? 



#UnscrewedMove is in motion


We're working our way to Grand Opening 2.0 at 4500 E Speedway #39 & we just can't wait to open our doors and welcome in all of Tucson's improv fans.

But not to worry, we're not saving up all our funny for later. In the meantime, catch us Friday nights at our #NextDoorTour!
 

Every Friday until Grand Opening 2.0, TWO of our house teams will bring you the funny for FREE - right next door at Dedicated Bakery, Suite 41Yeah, that's why we call it the #NextDoorTour. Clever, huh?
 

Free low calorie video samples of the of the house teams below! 
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed
From The Top
Comic Chaos
Leaky Faucets


Seating is LIMITED & EXCLUSIVE. 
You MUST reserve your ticket online BEFORE the show.  The last two shows have SOLD OUT,  seats for the 4/20 show are already gone, and the 4/27 show is headed in the same direction.

 

So pull out your calendar, and book your seats for MAY now - 
Friday, 5/4
Friday, 5/11
Friday, 5/18
Friday, 5/25


REMINDER. Our location at 3244 is permanently closed. The building is intact, but very, very, empty - and a little birdie told us it's coming down soon.  So keep clear as you drive by on the way to 4500 E Speedway for our #NextDoorTour!



2018 TEEN WORKSHOPS ARE ON SALE!
 

You asked for 'em. We've got 'em.  Improv Classes for teens are here for the summer. Now Teens can explore the basic elements of improv - just like our adult Improv 101 classes. We're offering 4 one-week sessions, two for ages 12-14 and two for ages 15-18.
 

Reserve spots for your teens and give the gift of the best summer of their life.
Improv changes lives - just ask anyone who's taken a class.


 



#UnscrewedMove T-shirts are on sale!

These special edition #UnscrewedMove T-shirts are available for a limited time, and all proceeds go to our BARF (Building and Relocation Fund).

Pick one up at the #NextDoorTour or
on our website!


Not only will you be stylish, you'll get a free beverage at every 2018 show after Grand Opening 2.0. 


We guarantee EVERY dollar goes straight into our BARF -
because EVERYONE associated with our theater is a volunteer.

All the people.
All the time.
Every day.
Even on Sunday.


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Invisible Theatre: "Dinner with the Goldberg's"- Save the Handling Charge!

 

From: invisibletheatre@email.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:33 PM
Subject: A "Delicious " Comedy- Save the Handling Charge!

 

Invisible Theatre

Through the Generous Support of  

Dr. Bella Eibensteiner
"Chiropractor to the Stars"

Invites YOU to

"Dinner with the Goldberg's" 

 

What's the point of a family "Purim" gathering if the food isn't good, the people aren't loving, and a long-missing prodigal son doesn't show up to disrupt the proceedings? 

 

This charming comedy, MR. GOLDBERG'S PRODIGAL SON by John W. Lowell and directed by Molly Lyons, features David Alexander Johnston, Susan Cookie Baker, Susan Claassen, Christopher Koval and Andrey Lull. It tells the story of three generations of the Goldberg family learning to accept one another, foibles and all, and isn't that what always happens over a well-cooked brisket?

 

TWO WEEKS ONLY! 

April 24 -May 6, 2018!


Mention HAMANTASCHEN
when ordering your tickets 

and save the handling charge! 

 

Phone Reservations (520) 882-9721

 

Invisible Theatre

1400 N. First Avenue at Drachman 

Tucson, AZ 85719 

Box Office - (520) 882-9721 

Administration - (520) 884-0672 

Fax - (520) 884-5410 

   

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ON ONE SCREEN, 86 FILMS FROM 21 COUNTRIES IN A DOZEN DAYS

By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com

 

Mickey Jones wearing his own Elvis-style costume gets marooned in a Balkan war zone, armed with only his guitar,
held hostage by a group of machine gun carrying refugee teens and children
.

It's here. The 27th annual Arizona International Film Festival, opening Wednesday, April 18, running through April 29, at the Festival's traditional downtown home, the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.

Spend a dozen evenings watching 86 films from 22 countries, and meet more than 50 of the festival's filmmakers strolling the Baked Apple's inner city sidewalks, soaking up our town's casual lifestyle.

“In the film world this festival is noted for being independent as well as international,” said Mia Schnaible, AIFF's Marketing and Development Director.

They could also add feisty and uncompromising, for the festival has always eschewed commercial movie formulas and studio glamour, flaunting instead its appreciation for single-minded artists of the big screen who know exactly what they want.

Unlike with Hollywood's predictable output, here in Tucson for this dozen days of cinema – no matter whether it is short films, features or documentaries – you aren't guaranteed that every story will have a happy ending.

Or as Schnaible puts it, “This is independent cinema. They aren't afraid to shoot the dog.”

Looking through the festival's catalog of film summaries, the subject matter ranges from border issues to concern for the environment to comedy shorts and feature-length fantasies, to odd characters making quixotic choices to idealistic heroes caught on the horns of moral dilemmas.

One of the most intriguing to me personally is the feature-length “Elvis Walks Home,” from Fatmir Koci of Albania. An enterprising entertainer named Mickey Jones, wearing his own white Elvis-style jumpsuit, gets marooned in a Balkan war zone with only his guitar, then is held hostage by a group of armed refuge teens and children desperate to reach the safety of a United Nations camp.

The festival program poses this question: “Does Mickey follow his Elvis dreams, or does he sacrifice them to save children whose only dream is to stay alive?'

From South Korean comes another war zone drama, “The DMZ,” credited to filmmaker In-chun Oh, centered on a female police officer chasing a criminal through the country's DMZ (demilitarized zone). She steps on a landmine, realizes it and freezes. But now she cannot move her foot.

“This one is extremely intense,” said Schnaible.

Said the program: “All she has is a Bluetooth, a revolver and courage.”

There are lots of cheery pictures, too.

Another personal favorite strategy of mine when attending any film festival is to look for the programs of short films. The AIFF has several.

Leading off is the Arizona Shorts package screening at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, April 19, with a quartet of 13 to 23 minute titles by Arizona filmmakers Mark Jude Poirier, Steve Anderson, Nickolas Duarte and Douglas Harms.

The first Dramatic Shorts program has eight titles, sometimes with war-like situations, ranging from eight to 23 minutes, scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 20.

The Short Docs program turns news reporting into documentary cinema with six titles, ranging from six to 23 minutes, playing at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

A second group of Dramatic Shorts lists six titles, ranging in subject matter from Muslim family conflicts to sex change surgery, set for 8 p.m. Sunday April 22.

Global Shorts brings six titles stretching across the globe from Cuba to China, ranging in length from 13 minutes to 24 minutes, to run at 8 p.m. Monday, April 23.

Comedy Shorts spotlight six entries running from eight minutes to 20 minutes, kicking off at 9:45 p.m. Friday, April 27.

Animation Shorts is the largest category, with nine titles and running times from four minutes to 21 minutes, playing at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

A special collection, the Indieyouth Shorts, screens with free admission at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, presenting five films ranging from four minutes to 36 minutes.

This year the traditional Best of the Fest program is shortened to a Festival Encore set for 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29. It will open with a 30 minute film from longtime AIFF favorite animator and multiple award winner Bill Plympton working with rock singer/songwriter Jackie Greene to create an animated musical “The Modern Lives.”

A special selection of the festival's audience favorites will immediately follow.

“There were just so many great films we wanted to include this year, we didn't want to give up a whole day for Best of the Fest,” said Schnaible. The Festival Encore is their solution.

Single tickets are $8 for each show; $6 for seniors, military and students with ID. A Saver Pass is $25, good for any five screenings of your choice. An All Access Pass is $100 for priority seating to all screenings and all special events.

Advanced tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Schnaible says only half the tickets for each show will be sold in advance, so there will always be tickets on sale one hour before each screening.

“But don't do the Tucson thing and show up five minutes before the movie starts,” says Schnaible. “Those tickets might be gone. The advance sale for the Arizona Shorts sold out last week.”