Saturday, February 29, 2020

Unscrewed Theater: March is crammed FULL of so much improvisational goodness

From: Unscrewed Theater <>
Date: Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Subject: 🌟 March Unscrewed News to Use 🌟


March 2020

And it's MADNESS, I tell you.

Just plain madness.



Basketball references aside, it IS pure March Madness this month at Unscrewed Theater. We've got FIFTEEN shows, FIVE workshops, TWO FREE showcases, and TWO new 8-week classes starting. I can just smell the improv happiness starting to sprout. Can't you?

Just the first weekend of March is crammed FULL of so much improvisational goodness.
•    Two family-friendly NBOJU shows
•    A free OPEN HOUSE meet & greet
•    From the Top's Improvised Musical
•    A new Improv Basics class
•    FOUR Paul Vaillancourt workshops 

And, yes, you're right. We might just be sleeping at the theater - so we can make sure no one misses ANY of this fun. You can get all the details you want online at or on our Facebook page.

Still too much to digest?
Call me – 520-975-7035 – and we'll figure out together what part of this ooey goodness is right up your alley.

I'd like to talk about our 8-week classes right now. Our Improv Basics class starts Saturday 3/7 – from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. No experience, or even improv ambitions, necessary. All you need is the desire to have the most fun ever on a Saturday afternoon. 

OH, and it's on sale!  Only $199 – for all eight weeks. AND you get a free t-shirt. Enroll here, while we've still got open spots.
👉 Sign me up!

If you've already got some improv under your belt, give our newest ImprovBlox class a try – Group Mind and Scene Craft. It starts Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00pm. Alan Trammel and Rob Sparks will guide your way through the magic that creates expansive and dramatic scenes by relating with others in new and exciting ways. Not to be missed!

Got kids? Bring 'em to our ever-popular FAMILY HOUR at 6pm on the 14th. They'll love the pure joy of being part of the show – on and off the stage.  And you'll love the memories you're making for everyone. Get out those phone cameras, you'll need 'em. 

Rather have some *spicy* improv fun? We got that, too. Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed hits the stage with their UNCENSORED FUNNY at 9pm on both the 14th and 28th.

Wanna see a variety of teams play and perform?  Catch our Double Feature at 9pm on the 21st. Both Leaky Faucets and Big Daddies hit the stage in the same show for some long-form funny. 

Want some FREE FUN? You can catch our Student Showcases on the 7th and 13th. And don't forget our Free Form Friday and 4th Friday Free Form Fight Night.  Something different every time, and NEVER a cost to get in.

So. Much. Fun.
And we love doing it just for you. 

Oh, and by the way, our month non-profit partner for March is Dollars for Scholars. Come to ANY show and find out how the smallest of donations can go a long way to funding the future of a local Tucson student. 


Wanna hear some REAL chatter from Chris? Listen to his podcast about NBOJU on KXCI!




Unscrewed Theater is located at 4500 E Speedway Blvd #39 – just west of Speedway & Swan in Midway Plaza on the south side of the street between Mama's Pizza & Sushi Ten.
Unscrewed is Tucson's ONLY 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit community theater dedicated to the fun and healing laughter found in improv comedy.


8- Week Classes

Paul Vaillancourt Workshops

Cameron Hood Workshop


Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

From The Top Improvised Musical

Unscrewed Family Hour


Double Feature

Free Form Friday

4Th Friday Free Form Fight Night




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Long Form Improv Class March/April - TUCSON


From: Steve Anderson <>
Sent: Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:56 AM
Subject: Improv Class March/April - TUCSON


If you've ever felt STUCK or HELD in auditions or performance, unable to RELEASE into the impulses that hit you, take this class.


If you've ever felt like your INTENTIONS weren't enough to cause undeniable IMPULSES that lead to DOING things, take this class. We'll be SUPERCHARGING those intentions!


If you've ever struggled with opening up and accepting that you are enough, and that YOUR impulses matter most, take this class.


Email: to register or for more info.



"I know a gifted teacher when I see one; Steve is that to a superlative degree." - Patrick Baliani, Playwright/Professor - University of Arizona Honor's College


"Steve is a remarkable coach: direct, supportive, encouraging, and blazingly good at what he does. He creates an atmosphere of intelligent work combined with safety and caring. He is a gift and a boon to those lucky enough to find him." - Bob Byars, Author/Theatre Veteran/Filmmaker


"I feel like all my acting struggles disappear when I'm in your workshop!" - Judith Eisenberg, Actor/Producer


"Steve helped me to grow as an actor in ways I could not have ever imagined. I was able to transform the way in which I let a piece of text consume me. I owe much gratitude and affection to Steve." -Kyle Dignoti, Theatre Student, U of A.



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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Arizona Opera presents Riders of the Purple Sage


Arizona Opera: Riders of the Purple Sage

·        Tucson Music Hall

·        Multiple Dates

·        Various Times

Get Tickets

Arizona Opera’s first commission, which made its world-premiere to sold-out crowds in 2017, is making its hugely-anticipated return.

Riders of the Purple Sage, an adaptation of Zane Grey’s classic of the same name, tells a powerful story of strength and redemption through love, loss, conflict, and adventure across breathtaking Southwest vistas that are brought magnificently to life by world-renowned Arizona artist, Ed Mell.

Venue Details

The Tucson Music Hall has the size and flexibility to accommodate several types of events including concerts, theater, opera, special events, and general sessions.

We offer outstanding menu selections by SAVOR…Tucson, our in-house catering and concession company. Our signature and custom-made menus feature an eclectic range of international, regional and heart-healthy fare.

On October 1, 2019, Tucson Convention Center joined a new family of over 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibit centers, and performing arts venues. ASM Global was formed from the merger of AEG Facilities and SMG in October 2019 creating a venue management powerhouse that spans five continents and 14 countries.

We are better than ever and we are looking forward to hosting your occasion or seeing you and your family at one of our unforgettable events.


260 S. Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Box Office



The ticket office is open from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and two hours before event time on show days.



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The Bennett Theatrelab & Conservatory WINTER 2020 FESTIVAL OF PLAYS



From: <>
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:23 PM




Bennett Theatrelab & Conservatory

America’s Premier Playwright

Desire Under the Elms by Eugene O’Neill



The TheatreLab & Conservatory is co-producing our Winter 2020 Festival of Plays with the Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre Company to celebrate our 12th year in Tucson! We will be presenting nine performances of two productions: A Showcase of One Acts and Scenes, and Eugene O'Neill's Masterpiece, Desire Under the Elms.  



Search for:  Winter 2020 Festival of Plays  --  520-468-1664

This year’s Showcase is designed to entertain and to offer a selection of comedies and dramas both contemporary and classical (including Euripides and Shakespeare).

We wish to give the Conservatory’s outstanding student actors from all three years of training an opportunity to perform before a live audience.

The Showcase featuring: 

Dolores Claiborne - Bella Vivante, Teresa Shade (A demonstration of Psychophysical Active Action Analysis)

Orphans - Conlan J. Salgado, Jorge Taborda

Hoodlum on the Roof - Diane Dubé, Michael Laurio, John Muller

Universal Language - Jorge Taborda, Katie Burke

Medea Scenes and Shakespeare Scenes:

Callie Hutchison, Kevin Visbal

Katie Burke, Abigail Dunscomb, Jorge Taborda, John Muller, Bella Vivante, Lance Guzman, Conlan Salgado

Showcase performance dates:

Preview - February 28th, 7:30 p.m.

Opening - February 29th, 7:30 p.m.

Closing - March 1st, 2:00 p.m.

Desire Under the Elms by Eugene O’Neill featuring: 

Callie Hutchison,  John Muller, Oscar De La Rocha, Lance Guzman, Jorge Taborda, Michael Laurio, Katie Burke, Diane Dubé, Elizabeth Falcón, and Bella Vivante.

A father whose cruelty drives his sons into desperate revenge, his first two wives into the grave, and a third wife into forbidden seduction.  The play’s classical catharsis purges and transforms into forgiveness and the uplifting power of love.

‘Desire’ based on Euripides’ play Hippolytus, and the Greek myth Phaedra, exquisitely explores the tragic excesses of greed and passion, offering an eternal lesson.

Play Review: ‘Desire Under the Elms’ an emotional, visceral ride.”  Glendale News Press.

Desire Under the Elms Performance Dates:

Preview - Friday, March 6th, 7:30 p.m.

Opening - Saturday, March 7th, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 8th, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 12th, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 13th: *We will NOT have a performance of Desire Under the Elms on Friday, the 13th of March.*

Saturday, March 14th, 7:30 p.m.

Closing - Sunday, March 15th, 2:00 p.m.




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Unscrewed Theater: Happy Birthday! Leap Year Babies Get a Free Show!

From: Unscrewed Theater <>
Date: Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Happy Birthday!


Leap Year Babies Get a Free Show!



Happy Birthday!



Leap Year Babies Are Special (and cute)

And we want to make sure you feel special on your special day.

After all, it only comes along every 4 years!

If Feb 29 is the day of your birth, stop on by for a FREE comedy show. We'll help you celebrate your 36th AND your 9th birthday at the exact same time.

Here's what's on tap this weekend:

Friday, February 28
NBOJU @ 7:30 PM
Family Friendly Show

Free Form Friday @ 9:00 PM

Saturday, Feb 29
NBOJU @ 7:30 PM








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Friday, February 21

4th Friday Free Form Fight Night!



7:30 PM

Family-Friendly Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

Looking for something fun to do that doesn't break the bank?

Come check out an improv show! Even if you've seen us before - it's a new show every. single. night.

Not Burnt Just Unscrewed specializes in fast-paced improv games - similar to the show "Who's Line Is It Anyway". Not seen us before? Check out our YouTube channel to get an idea of what we're about!

$5 for kids, $8 for adults


9:00 PM


Friday Night Fight Night!

Four teams enter, but only one champion will remain!

Every 4th Friday, we've got our Friday night Free Form Fight Night!

Any and all forms of improv teams are welcome to come on the stage and practice their craft in front of our live studio audience. 

Just remember - since it's improv anything can happen.







Saturday, February 22

Free Admission for Leap Year Babies!



7:30 PM

Family-Friendly Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

Leap Year Babies - this one's for you!

If Feb 29 is your birthday, come celebrate with a FREE ticket to tonight's show. Whether you're celebrating your 68th birthday or your 17th - come on down and party with some homegrown, organic laughter.

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

Unscrewed Theater

4500 E. Speedway Blvd. #39

Tucson, AZ 85712



Invisible Theatre presents Versailles '73 at The Loft


From: Invisible Theatre <>
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:05 AM
Subject: Versailles '73 at The Loft


Invisible Theatre



Award Winning Documentary






3233 East Speedway Boulevard

Tucson, AZ 85716

(520) 795-0844

Made possible in part through the generous support of

Anne F. Cavanagh




Join award winning director Deborah Riley Draper

and fashion icon and "Versailles" model

Norma Jean Darden for a post screening Q and A!


Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Versailles '73. It is the first intimate look at the infamous Palace of Versailles fashion show fundraiser. The documentary is an exciting, behind-the-scenes story of the competition between French and American designers that resulted in the elevation of the U.S. fashion industry and the breaking of the color barrier for black models. Not many moments in life change the course of history, shatter the status quo and usher in a paradigm shift. But on November 28, 1973 at the Chateau de Versailles, such a moment took place. For the second time in history, the Americans stormed France in an epic battle. This battle, however would pit the French haute couture establishment — Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin and Emmanuel Ungaro — against American designers Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows, Oscar de la Renta and Halston. In front of an audience of royalty, millionaire luminaries and icons including Andy Warhol, Princess Grace of Monaco, Christina Onassis and Josephine Baker, the Americans catapulted ready-to-wear to global stardom. Their secret weapon was fresh, innovative designs and the tour de force, a collective of stunning black models who sashayed down the runway and into the hearts of the high-profile audience. Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution is a funny, extraordinary and often poignant collection of memories shared by the models, designers, journalists, patrons and other lucky enough to witness the night the changed fashion forever.


Become an IT VIP and receive reserved seating, and a post screening gourmet dinner with our guest artists!

$100 ($75 tax deductible). 

Limited seating – please call (520) 882-9721


Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution | Official Trailer | FilmBuff












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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Casting Call FOR EXTRAS - Low Budget Feature Film in Tubac, AZ


From: Sara Jackson <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:15 PM


CALL FOR EXTRAS - Ultra Low Budget Feature F


7:30AM-6:00PM (Can work with half days)

Sunday, March 1

Wednesday, March 4

Sunday, March 8

Wednesday, March 11

Saturday, March 14

Location: Tubac, AZ.


Includes IMDb Credit, Meals, and a gas stipend.

Email with a recent photo & your availability.




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ARTS EXPRESS: Joint Audition Call for West Side Story and Sweeney Todd

From: "Karen Wiese (Basecamp)" <>
Date: February 22, 2020 at 3:34:40 PM MST
Subject: Joint Audition Call for West Side Story and Sweeney Todd




Venue:  Junior League, 2099 E. River Rd.

Tuesday 3/3 6:00 – 10:00 pm:  6:00 – 9:00 pm (Vocal/Acting Audition – both shows) and 9:00 – 10:00 pm (Dance Audition – WSS only)

Wednesday 3/4 6:00 – 10:00 pm:6:00 – 9:00 pm (Vocal/Acting Audition – both shows) and 9:00 – 10:00 pm (Dance Audition– WSS only)

Thursday 3/5: 6:00 – 10:00 pm  (Call Backs– WSS only)

Sunday 3/15: 2:00 – 5:00 pm (Call Backs– Sweeney only)


WEST SIDE STORY Audition Registration, Rehearsal Schedule and More Information:

SWEENEY TODD Audition Registration, Rehearsal Schedule and More Information:


Roles Available:  All roles available for both shows.  Some paid lead roles.  Understudies may be cast for lead roles

Audition Requirements: Please prepare 32 bars (about 2 minutes) of a musical theatre piece that features your vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Recorded music with no vocal backing may also be used (bring an aux cord - a speaker will be provided). The casting directors use Casting Manager during the casting process (see registration link above). Please post your headshot, resume and any schedule conflicts to your Casting Manager profile.

Student Actors:  Student Actors under the age of 19 pay $250 in Cast Tuition prior to audition (There is no tuition for actors ages 19+).  SPECIAL DEAL:  The $250 Cast Tuition is WAIVED for student actors that enroll in Arts Express' Summer Classes!  The value of the Summer Classes must be equal to or greater than $250; otherwise the balance of the $250 Cast tuition will be due prior to audition ($250 less Summer Class tuition). Tuition is non-refundable. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEEN SUMMER CLASSES IS PROVIDED HERE:





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Tucson Improv Movement: Cactus Flower Comedy Festival 2020


From: Tucson Improv Movement <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:29 AM
Subject: Cactus Flower Comedy Festival 2020







We are so excited to put on the 4th annual Cactus Flower Comedy Festival featuring female and gender non-conforming performers. A weekend full of storytelling, improv, and standup comedy featuring some of the funniest local & out-of-town comedians and storytellers.  We hope to see you at shows all weekend long, get the all festival pass for $30!

Thursday, February. 27th
7:30 p.m. FST! Female StoryTellers
storytellers: Cat Belue, Mel Blumenthal, Mary Ann Byerly, Shelly Dorsey, Leigh Spenser, Kassandra Klein

9:00 p.m. Improv Comedy
Comedy Corner(UA), Allreddy(Tucson), Harold Omega(TIM), Baby Fish Mouth(TIM)

Friday, February 28th
7:30 p.m. Improv Comedy
I Was Promised Magic(TIM), Ex-Boyfriend(Tucson), RatKween(Phoenix), TIM All Stars
9:00 p.m. Improv Comedy
The Soap Box(TIM) with stories from Randi Dorman, Duo: Jill Bernard(Minneapolis, MN) & Shannon Stott(Austin, TX)
10:30 p.m.- Beginners and Veterans Stand Up Comedy Show
Host Nicole Riesgo featuring Rebecca Tingley, Steena Salido, Cami Anderson, Brandi Dierinzo, Holly Hilton, Molly McCloy.

Saturday, February 29th
6:00 p.m. Improv Comedy
Three Headed Monster(TIM), #PurseWine(TIM), Rough Around the Curves(TIM), From the Top(Unscrewed), TIM All Stars
7:30 p.m. Stand Up Comedy
Host: Mo Urban featuring: Jackie Kibler, Andrea Carmichael, Andrea Salazar, Savannah Hernandez, Bethany Evans
9:00 p.m.- Festival Finale
Como Se Dice, The Riveters, Jill Bernard presents Drum Machine




Our Improv Headliners and Instructors
Jill Bernard and Shannon Stott








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Festival Workshops

*Workshops are open to participants of all genders!

Workshops Saturday February 29th
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Being A Dream Partner - Jill Bernard
Improv is rarely a solo endeavor. This workshop will focus on how you can become the best possible partner your teammates could imagine. Games and exercises showing how to listen to what your partner really wants, and turn them into a rockstar. If we're all doing this for each other, we're a team of rockstars and we all win!

Your Moment - Shannon Stott
This workshop focuses on identifying and moving through the moments in which you are verbally, mentally and physically holding back on stage. Shannon Stott encourages and guides players to improvise boldly and to take up space in spite of stereotypical feedback from fellow players. Expect to push your improv boundaries.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Fireball Theory - Jill Bernard
This workshop presents Jill Bernard's Fireball Theory and offers exercises to help you improvise faster and harder than you can judge yourself. You will learn to metaphorically hit the scene running and outrun the explosion of self-loathing and doubt like an action movie hero outruns a fireball thus defying the laws of physics. Please wear closed toe shoes to this workshop.

Finding Yourself On Stage - Shannon Stott
What happens when you bump into your genuine thoughts, emotions and even your own physicality on stage? Your audience leans in and you connect with them and your fellow players. Shannon Stott helps you lean in to showing up fully as yourself in scenes to connect with your audience, enrich your characters and use what is in you to have a more dynamic stage experience.



Tucson Improv Movement

414 E 9th Street

Tucson, AZ 85705


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