Monday, June 14, 2021

AT INVISIBLE THEATRE "TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS" GETS UNIVERSALLY PERSONAL

By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com

 

photo by Wirges Photography

From left, Tim Tully, Emily Gates, Susan Cookie Baker and Richard “Chomps” Thompson share pressing personal problems in an advice column.

If you haven't been out of your house for 14 COVID months “Tiny Beautiful Things” by Nia Vardalos, now playing at the Invisible Theatre, is the perfect play to remind you what life was like before the pandemic neutralized our lives.

Vardalos is best known for writing and starring in the insightful comedy film about complicated family bonding, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Here on the theater stage she takes a broader look at the rest of America's middle class foibles by turning to that eternally seductive format, the free-wheeling advice columnist.

Ipso facto the playwright adapted for the stage Cheryl Strayed's collection of advice columns written and published as the popular book “Tiny Beautiful Things.” Who knows what makes this bittersweet sort of narrative so seductive to read, whether its's online or in a newspaper. Or gathered together in a book.

Admit it, you can't resist reading them, either.

Maybe it is the unpretentious assumptions, the love-me-or-leave-me attitudes that director Samantha Cormier charts so clearly in this touching production.

Unfaithful spouses complain about the adulterous attitudes of their mates. Young men, heartsick and lost, suddenly discover their muscular strength and athletic quickness aren't worth anything against the whims of a woman who has her man exactly where she wants him.

Other women, sadder by far, feel the inequalities of an economic system stacked against their paychecks, working for bosses who make unreasonable demands. Harried husbands describe what it feels like to be torn between their own threadbare wives and those always flashier lovers.

Strayed's columns were written anonymously, always signed “Sugar.” In this lively rendition, Susan Cookie Baker plays the role of Sugar, facing the columnist's daily email tsunami of winners and victims, cheaters and champions.

What will touch your heart is Sugar's defiant honesty. Instead of saying dump him or trump him, Sugar will answer a sad story by remembering an even sadder one from her own life. She isn't telling the writer what to do so much as providing something to compare.

It's like getting battle-tested advice from the soldier in the next fox hole. You know it has been run through the wringer of reality.

The other cast members are Tim Tully, Emily Gates and Richard “Chomps” Thompson. They take turns portraying the myriad letter writers, saying their lines like reading their own letters, adding body language and inflection to express the intensity of their feelings.

Baker gets to create a more complete character, seeing Sugar as a sympathetic ear rather than a blind justice dispensing fairness and letting the chips fall where they may. Sugar's advice comes from a much warmer place. A mother's love, an anguished heart, and a weary traveler, all rolled into one lump of Sugar.

Although the threat of COVID seems to be waning, Invisible Theatre's managing artistic director Susan Claassen and staff are maintaining full vigilance on stage and in the theater. There is no intermission or gathering in the lobby before the performance.

Cast members will not wear masks, but all have completed their vaccinations and will maintain their social distance on stage. The audience will be expected to wear masks, with distanced and reserved theater seating as issued by the CDC and City of Tucson.

No tickets will be sold at any performance. Ticket holders are asked to take their temperatures before leaving home and will be asked to arrive at a specific time to be taken directly to their seats. Should there be any COVID symptoms, alternate performance reservations can be arranged.

"Tiny Beautiful Things” runs 80 minutes without intermission. General admission tickets are $40, students $20. Performances are 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 2 p.m. most Saturdays and all Sundays, through June 27 at the Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave.

To make reservations: (520) 882-9721, email katy@invisibletheatre.com or visit www.invisibletheatre.com for online purchase 24/7 through Ovation Tix.

 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Winding Road Theater Ensemble: Join us Sunday for a LIVE chat! It's FREE!

 

From: Winding Road Theater Ensemble <windingroadte@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2021 9:14 AM
Subject: Join us Sunday for a LIVE chat! It's FREE!

 

 

Take a peek at all NINE ten minute plays in this festival!

 

 

Join us Sunday for a LIVE talkback with the artists!

9 playwrights, 10 directors, 22 actors, 4 producers and 3 designer/technicians all add up to ONE great evening of theater! Streaming on demand through June 30th!

Pssst! Maybe you've already got your ticket but haven't watched yet? You might want to view Eight 10s this weekend, before joining us Sunday afternoon for a FREE live talkback! (Otherwise, SPOILER ALERT!)


Join some of the 24 artists that collaborated on this year's 3rd Annual Eight 10s in Tucson ONLINE 10-minute Play Festival! Playwrights, directors and actors will be coming together Sunday June 13 at 2pm AZ time (PDT) LIVE on Youtube! Tune in and join the conversation via the chat feature! Can't join us live? This link will still take you to the talkback replay! There's no charge to join in, so come check us out!

The festival features eight original scripts chosen from hundreds of blind submissions from all over America, vetted and curated to assemble an eclectic collection of comedies and dramas on a myriad of themes pertinent to our lives. This year's festival also features a 9th "Founder's Choice" selected by Eight 10s in Tucson founder, Chad Davies. 

 

  • You Can Bake! by Andrea Aptecker (Cambridge, MA), directed by Joshua Lorris
  • Coaster by Scott Mullen (Burbank, CA), directed by Marguerite Saxton
  • Misplaced by Cassie M. Seinuk (Framingham, MA), directed by Esther Almazan
  • Recipe by Robert Weibezahl (Westlake Village, CA), directed by MJ Barbee
  • The Offering by Andrea Fine Carey (Fairfax, VA), directed by Je Moore
  • The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss by Ken Preuss (Oviedo, FL), directed by Alex Totillo
  • Top Shelf Tolstoy by Maximillian Gill (Sunnyside, NY), directed by Tyler Gastelum
  • 153 by Steven G. Martin (Lafayette, IN), directed by Sean Patrick
  • I See Your Face In Mine by Madison Peden (Tucson, AZ), directed by Calla Hay

You won't want to miss this great line-up, including a special offering by local playwright Madison Peden,  featured in this month's Desert Leaf magazine

Eight 10s in Tucson is presented online, running through June 30th. Stream to watch on demand, at your leisure! Admission to all nine plays of the Eight 10's play festival is $20.

May 29th - June 30th: On Demand Streaming!

 

 

 

 

Buy Tickets to Eight 10s in Tucson ONLINE!

 

 

 

 

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TucsonStage home: www.TucsonStage.com

Recent announcments: http://tucsonstage.blogspot.com/

 

 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Live Theatre Workshop: A LIFE IN THE THEATRE by David Mamet continues on the MainStage

 

From: Live Theatre Workshop <livetheatreworkshop@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2021 4:12 PM
Subject: A LIFE IN THE THEATRE by David Mamet continues on the MainStage

 

 

 

520.327.4242

3322 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716

 

 

Mainstage

 

 

 

 

A Life in The Theatre

Written by David Mamet. Directed by Molly Lyons.

 

Through July 10

Thurs., Fri. + Sat. at 7:30PM | Sundays at 3:00PM

 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-The-Plow takes us into the lives of two actors: John, young and rising into the first flush of his success; and Robert, older, anxious, and beginning to wane. In a series of short, spare, and increasingly raw exchanges, we see the estrangement of youth from age and the wider, inevitable and endless cycle of life, in and out of the theatre.

 

"I hope the audience will feel like they're in the makeup room with the actors, a fly on the wall backstage, getting a glimpse of how it's done; almost onstage with the actors in the scenes that are plays within the play, and enjoying how they change from style to style," says Director Molly Lyons.

 

"But, mostly, like any good play, I hope audiences will enjoy watching the development of a complex relationship. Haven't we all admired someone, then learned their flaws? Mentor to mentee, artistic father to young up and coming actor, artist to artist, human to human. Both characters are fully flawed yet fully lovable. It's a beautiful journey of growth, creativity, respect, disappointment, and, ultimately, love."

 

 

Get tickets

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre Education

 

 

 

 

Young Playwrights Public Performances

 

Public performances of the six short plays by the winners in LTW's 2nd Annual Young Playwrights Competition will be performed on the following dates. Tickets are $10.

 

Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 2:00pm

Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 11:30am

Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2:00pm

Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 11:30am

 

The five young playwrights come from a variety of Tucson schools, including Empire High School, City High School, The Gregory School, and home school. They were paired with local, seasoned playwrights who have mentored them, helping them cast, direct, and workshop their 10-minute plays. Auditions were held in March for young performers and tech students to partner with the playwrights and bring these award-winning plays to life.

Poster art by Catherine Oda.

 

 

Get tickets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students invited to submit art for Children's Theatre Lobby

 

We are looking for amazing art to decorate our new Children's Theatre Lobby and we want our students to create it! Submissions can be in any medium (drawing, painting, sculpture, string art, collage, etc.) and in any size. The only limit is your imagination!

Submissions are due July 16, 2021.

 

Need inspiration? Answer the following questions to help you create:

How does coming to LTW make you feel?

Describe LTW in one word.

What are your favorite LTW memories?

 

 

 

 

 

More information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Children's Theatre Show

 

 

 

 

 

Once Upon THIS Time

Written and directed by Richard Gremel with music by Michael Martinez

 

July 16 - August 1

 

Everyone knows the classic princess stories; you know, the ones that always begin with "Once Upon a Time..." Those classic tales of magic, dreams, fantasy, and true love. But do you think those stories still hold up in today's modern world? Is there still true love and bibbity-bobbity-boos in this age of smartphones and Wi-Fi? Would all those princesses still live happily ever after?

 

Two narrators battle it out in an attempt to answer these questions. It is "Princess meets Present" when the stories of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Beauty & the Beast, and Cinderella are given a modern twist and told Once Upon THIS Time.

 

SHOW TIMES: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00PM | Sundays at 3:00PM

 

Seating: Children's Theatre

 

 

 

Get Tickets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Theatre Workshop

 

 

LTW is hiring a Marketing/Communications Manager

 

Is this the job for you? We are searching for a Marketing and Communications Manager to 1) increase ticket sales, season subscriptions, and youth registrations for classes and camps; 2) communicate regularly with the LTW "family," which includes subscribers, ticket buyers, donors, theatre artists, students and parents 3) provide communications support for fund development efforts, and 4) build brand awareness of the mission and programs of Live Theatre Workshop. This professional also will help increase opportunities for theatre artists and tech professionals, and help LTW reach new audiences, especially those from marginalized communities.

 

Applications due July 1, 2021.

 

 

Learn more about the job

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We appreciate your support for our year-round programming for children, our thought-provoking and often funny productions for adult audiences, and our outreach to local artists.

 

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TucsonStage home: www.TucsonStage.com

Recent announcments: http://tucsonstage.blogspot.com/

 

 

AT INVISIBLE THEATRE "TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS" GETS UNIVERSALLY PERSONAL

By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com

photo by Wirges Photography

From left, Tim Tully, Emily Gates, Susan Cookie Baker and Richard “Chomps” Thompson share pressing personal problems in an advice column.

If you haven't been out of your house for 14 COVID months “Tiny Beautiful Things” by Nia Vardalos, now playing at the InvisibleTheatre, is the perfect play to remind you what life was like before the pandemic neutralized our lives.

 

Vardalos is best known for writing and starring in the insightful comedy film about complicated family bonding, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Here on the theater stage she takes a broader look at the rest of America's middle class foibles by turning to that eternally seductive format, the free-wheeling advice columnist.

Ipso facto the playwright adapted for the stage Cheryl Strayed's collection of advice columns written and published as the popular book “Tiny Beautiful Things.” Who knows what makes this bittersweet sort of narrative information so seductive to read, whether its's online or in a newspaper. Or gathered together in a book.

 

Admit it, you can't resist reading them, either.

 

Maybe it is the unpretentious assumptions, the love-me-or-leave-me attitudes that director Samantha Cormier charts so clearly in this touching production.

 

Unfaithful spouses complain about the adulterous attitudes of their mates. Young men, heartsick and lost, suddenly discover their muscular strength and athletic quickness aren't worth anything against the whims of a woman who has her man exactly where she wants him.

 

Other women, sadder by far, feel the inequalities of an economic system stacked against their paychecks, working for bosses who make unreasonable demnds. Harried husbands describe what it feels like to be torn between their own threadbare wives and those always flashier lovers.

Strayed's columns were written anonymously, always signed “Sugar.” In this lively rendition, Susan Cookie Baker plays the role of Sugar, facing the columnist's daily email tsunami of winners and victims, cheaters and champions.

 

What will touch your heart is Sugar's defiant honesty. Instead of saying dump him or trump him, Sugar will answer a sad story by remembering an even sadder one from her own life. She isn't telling the writer what to do so much as providing something to compare.

 

It's like getting battle-tested advice from the soldier in the next fox hole. You know it has been run through the wringer of reality.

 

The other cast members are Tim Tully, Emily Gates and Richard “Chomps” Thompson. They take turns portraying the myriad letter writers, saying their lines like reading their own letters, adding body language and inflection to express the intensity of their feelings.

 

Baker gets to create a more complete character, seeing Sugar as a sympathetic ear rather than a blind justice dispensing fairness and letting the chips fall where they may. Sugar's advice comes from a much warmer place. A mother's love, an anguished heart, and a weary traveler, all rolled into one lump of Sugar.

 

Although the threat of COVID seems to be waning, Invisible Theatre's managing artistic director Susan Claassen and staff are maintaining full vigilence on stage and in the theater. There is no intermission or gathering in the lobby before the performance.

 

Cast members will not wear masks, but all have completed their vaccinations and will maintain their social distance on stage. The audience will be expected to wear masks, with distanced and reserved theater seating as issued by the CDC and City of Tucson.

 

No tickets will be sold at any performance.Ticket holders are asked to take their temperatures before leaving home and will be asked to arrive at a specific time to be taken directly to their seats. Should there be any COVID symptoms, alternate performance reservations can be arranged.

 

“Tiny Beautiful Things” runs 80 minutes. General admission tickets are $40, students $20. Performances are 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 2 p.m. most Saturdays and all Sundays, through June 27.

 

To make reservations: (520) 882-9721, email katy@invisibletheatre.com or visit www.invisibletheatre.com for online purchase 24/7 through Ovation Tix.

 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Unscrewed Theater Improv Basics Starts Saturday!

 

From: Unscrewed Theater <UnscrewedTheater@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:01 AM
Subject: You've got two days left

 

 

 

 

 

Get Ready.

 


 

Improv Basics Starts Saturday!


That's right! This is your LAST CHANCE to register for our brand-new session of Online Improv Basics!

You can take this class from ANYWHERE (with an internet connection).

So grab an old friend or family member you haven't seen in a while and get ready to have some fun together!

This class explores the fundamentals of Improv - practicing agreement, listening, teamwork, and honest choices with games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, character development, & making your scene partner look good. All along, you'll learn, practice, and master the core principles of a good Improv scene. Then you'll get to strut your stuff for family and friends in a FREE online showcase.

Have fun, make friends - all without having to break a sweat!

You've got just TWO DAYS left to get your spot! Don't know much about improv? Want to try something new? NOW is the perfect time! 

More info and registration here: https://www.unscrewedtheater.org/event/basics-2021-06/2021-06-12/

We can't wait to see you online!

 

 

 

 

Your Weekend Funny

Live. Laugh. Laugh Hysterically.

 

 

 

Get Your Improv On
Friday 6/11

10:00am (MST/PDT)

🎶 Ten Minutes With Dawn 🎶

Start your weekend off with a smile - it's time for our next episode of Ten Minutes with Dawn!

Dawn's guest this week is none other than our very own Cy Barlow!

Cy is a musician with an IT day job. She's a perpetual student of music, theater, and improv and relishes every opportunity to entertain people.

At Unscrewed Theater, she performs with From The Top and Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed. She's also the tenor pan player in Tucson's nerdiest steel drum band, Apocalypso.

Cy is probably not your uncle.

Find Cy online!

Socials.
Twitter:
@cydar
Instagram:
@cythiel

Webs.
pankids.com
fromthetopimprov.com
unscrewedcomedy.com

Catch the fun with Dawn
here on Facebook  - Friday at 10:00 am!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 6/12

7:30pm (MST/PDT)
Family-Friendly Improv Comedy

Stay out of the heat this weekend - and catch a cool show from your very own air-conditioned house.

We're beaming the funny right into your living room for another Unscrewed Theater House Party. You'll see some of our faces PLUS some new ones - as we invite guests from around the world to improvise with us.

Tonight our guest is Stephanie Rae!

Stephanie Rae has been studying traditional and musical improv for the last eleven years. After falling in love with the form at the Washington Improv Theater, she moved to Miami, founded Negative Four Months, and created hit shows including Law & Disorder and The Laughter Games. She later joined the Society Circus Players, performing in festivals including UCB's Del Close Marathon - in which she conceived and directed a Boyz II Men-themed improv show.

These days, she directs the Black Improv Alliance, performing with International Players Club and Wakanda vs. Everybody.

Stephanie has guest performed with teams all over the world - including ComedySportz Portland, Unscrewed Theatre, and The Groundlings - and taught classes for the Hideout Theatre, Liverpool Improv Comedy, Improv Comedy Bangalore, The Countdown Festival, and Red Carpet Kids, among others. She has worked with corporate clients including but not limited to the Miami Childrens' Museum, Madison Capital Funding, Masterbuilt, Brinks, Gilsone, and Lione, Access Sports, Mayer Brown, Microsoft, S.C. Johnson, and YouTube. She is passionate about amplifying diverse voices and getting more melanin onstage. She also has a law degree - but mostly uses it to correct people online.

We are so excited to have Stephanie "here" and ready to make you laugh - along with Rob, Jon, David, Chris, Cy - & your host, Michael Pierce!

Pro tip #1: Make sure you register EARLY for the show - don't miss out! We'll send you an email reminder with the link before the show.

Pro tip #2: Your kitchen makes an excellent ice cream bar - so load up those bowls before showtime!

Smoosh the orange button below and we'll email you the link to join us online via Zoom - totally free! "See" you online soon!

 

 

 

Register Here!

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 6/12

9:30pm (MST/PDT)
UNCENSORED Improv Comedy

Unrehearsed.
Unscripted.
Uncensored.

Get ready for a night of comedy where we kick out the censors and our improvisers can run wild!

Tonight's show features nothin' but some of your favorite familiar faces! Join Jon, David, Cy, Rob - & your hostest with the mostest, Michael Pierce! 

Laugh along with us in the chat - and get ready to give us any and all of your scene suggestions. We don't kid around about making them funny!

Smoosh the orange button below and we'll email you the link to join us online via Zoom - totally free! "See" you online soon!

 

 

 

Register Here!

 

 

 

Online Training Center

LAST CHANCE for Improv Basics!

 

 

 


Saturdays in June

10am - 12pm (MST/PDT)
Online Improv Basics!

LAST CHANCE!

Sorry to yell, it's just we're so darn excited to announce our 6-week Online Improv Basics Class is starting up THIS VERY SATURDAY.

Treat yourself (or your funny friend or fam member) to some 2021 improv fun!

It's a 6-week course – meeting once a week on Saturdays from 10am - 12pm (Tucson Time) on Zoom.

During class, you'll explore the fundamental elements of Improv in our introductory course - practicing agreement, listening, teamwork, and honest choices.

Come on! Join the fun before the class fills up.

Tuition: $129.
Prerequisite: none
Instructor: Cy Barlow

 

 

 

Register for Online Improv Basics

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday, June 27

10am - 12pm (MST/PDT)
Imrpov BloxShop: Talk to the hand!

Ready to build a brand new character to improvise with… literally?

We'll take you through some basic puppet construction techniques using things you already have lying around, and you'll transform your new puppet(s) into a complete character with improvised scenes and games!

Suggested supplies: pipe cleaners, socks, plastic jugs with handles, scissors (strong enough to cut through the plastic jug), paper, markers, and any other craft supplies or scraps you happen to have.

Tuition: $35
Prerequisite: none
Instructor: Jessica Spenny

This class is part of our Improv BloxShops series: a brand-new collection of workshops exploring advanced topics in improv and beyond. We're excited to share the diverse strengths and talents of Unscrewed Theater players and instructors in this new way. Each workshop stands alone, so you can pick and choose the topics that appeal to you and your improv journey.

 

 

 

Register for Talk to the Hand!

 

Unscrewed Theater

4500 E. Speedway Blvd. #39

Tucson, AZ 85712



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TucsonStage home: www.TucsonStage.com

Recent announcments: http://tucsonstage.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

Tucson Improv Movement celebrates Pride with a special free event

 

From: Tucson Improv Movement <justin@tucsonimprov.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:00 AM
Subject: Yes and News - 6/10/21

 


This weekend we are so excited to celebrate Pride with a special free event at the theater.  On Sunday, June 13th at 6 pm, we will be doing an LGBTQ+ Improv Jam.  This open jam is for anyone in the LGBTQ+ Community that wants to get on stage and do some improv.  Never done improv before? No problem! We will spend the first part getting to know each other, and getting people up to speed on improv, and then we play in a safe inclusive environment.  This should be a fun way to connect with gay performers in the Tucson Community, so come OUT and celebrate Pride at TIM!

We have a packed weekend at the theater, starting on Thursday night with the Improv 101 Class Showcase.  Sara Alcazar Silva and the most recent group of 101ers will put on a fun show to kickstart the weekend.  Then on Friday we have the Jam at 6pm with our host with the most Timmy.  The Soap Box at 7:30, and a great line up of comics for Stand Up at 9pm!  Autumn Horvat, Eli W. T., Cindell Hanson, Olivia Grace and your host Rich Gary will start your Friday night out with rounds of laughter, pregame your night out on 4th with some Stand Up Comedy.  On Saturday night at 7:30pm ¿Cómo Se Dice? returns to the stage with improv in Spanish and openers: Meatcakes, Fakespear, and Whoopsie Daisy.  Then at 9pm The Dating Scene takes another swipe at the world of finding a relationship.  They will be joined up openers Meatcakes and Jessie & Holly.  See you out this weekend, and grab those tickets online as we are still running with limited capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Shows

 

 

 

 

Friday Night

6/10 @ 7:30pm - Improv 101 Showcase
6/11 @ 6:00pm - Improv Jam!

6/11 @ 7:30pm - The Soap Box w/Autumn Horvat 
6/11 @ 9:00pm - Stand Up
6/12 @ 7:30pm - Improv Comedy

6/12 @ 9:00pm - The Dating Scene
6/18 @ 6:00pm - Improv Jam!
6/18 @ 7:30pm - The Soap Box w/Kevin Volk 
6/18 @ 9:00pm - Stand Up
6/19 @ 7:30pm - Improv 201 Student Showcase

6/19 @ 9:00pm - The Dating Scene

 

 

 

 

Secure Your Seats at This Weekend's Shows!

 

 

 

Upcoming Classes

 

 

 

 

Improv Comedy 

101 - Tuesday, July 6th with Sara Alcazar Silva
201 - Wednesday, June 16th with Susan Leonetti
301 - Monday, July 12th with Kallie Siderwicz

 

Stand Up Comedy 

Coming Soon

Sketch Comedy 

101 - Tuesday, July 6th with Amanda Tennyson

 

 

 

 

Register for Class Now

 

 

¿Cómo Se Dice? is back on the stage Saturday night at 7:30pm, improv in Spanish!

 

 

 

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TucsonStage home: www.TucsonStage.com

Recent announcments: http://tucsonstage.blogspot.com/

 

 

Winding Road Theater, Eight 10's All Month Long!

 

From: Winding Road Theater Ensemble <windingroadte@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:14 AM
Subject: But wait! There's more!

 

 

Eight 10's All Month Long!

9 playwrights, 10 directors, 22 actors, 4 producers and 3 designer/technicians all add up to ONE great evening of theater! Streaming on demand through June 30th!

You've seen playwright and director collaborations for all eight of the Eight 10's plays, but wait! There's more! Presenting our Founder's Choice, selected by Eight 10's Founder Chad Davies from scripts submitted by Pima Community College students: 


I See Your Face in Mine by Madison Peden (Tucson, AZ)
Directed by Calla Hay, also a PCC student!

In I See Your Face in Mine, two beings share in the wonders of Earth, as they discover that their shared humanity is, perhaps, super human.

MADISON PEDEN (Playwright) Biography: Madison Peden has been involved in theatre for the last 16 years. She started acting at a young age and studied under Robin Stanton through Solano Youth Theatre in California. She went on to perform with Volcano Theatre Company for 6 years and in 2014 was awarded Best Supporting Actress for her role as Isabel Channing in The House of Frankenstein. While studying at Pima Community College, Madison starred in Mamma Mia, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Story and Singin' in the Rain. In 2020 she received her AA from PCC for Visual and Performing Arts: Theatre. I See Your Face in Mine is Madison's debut to playwriting, which she hopes will one day be a full length play. Read more about Madison and her involvement with Eight 10's in this feature article printed in this month's Desert Leaf magazine

CALLA HAY (Director) has had a passion for theatre ever since she was a kid. She has worked over the years to learn as much as she can about all aspects of theatre, whether it is directing, performing, or being a part of tech. She is currently attending Pima Community College, majoring in the Theatre Arts. Calla is looking forward to being a part of this show and getting to work with the amazing staff and team.

Eight 10s in Tucson is presented online, running through June 30th. Stream to watch on demand, at your leisure! Admission to all nine plays of the Eight 10's play festival is $20.

May 29th - June 30th: On Demand Streaming!

 

 

 

 

Buy Tickets to Eight 10s in Tucson ONLINE!

 

 

 

 

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TucsonStage home: www.TucsonStage.com

Recent announcments: http://tucsonstage.blogspot.com/