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 on: November 26, 2014, 06:17:05 PM 
Started by Phoenix Smith - Last post by Phoenix Smith
STAGE COMBAT CLASS:  Unarmed & Stunts!

UNARMED Combat & Stunts!   
-- Theatre/Film/TV classes/workshops! --

--U Heights Center - Sundays 2p-5pm -  January 11 through March 22 --

   An essential item for any actor's toolbox, this Unarmed Stage Combat class includes the opportunity to test/earn certification for UNARMED Skills Proficiency with the Society Of American Fight Directors
   Acting, movement, violence design & vocalization are all part of this intensive and instructive class for actors.   Learn believable intention of violence, how to portray real martial arts & period fighting styles for stage & film.   11 weeks of training in defense, attacks, footwork, special moves, and film/TV stunt instruction too. 

    Special Guest instructor:  Robert Macdougall, internationally recognized Stunt Coordinator and martial artist, veteran Hollywood & TV stuntperson, Professor of movement and stage combat, and award-winning Fight Director with the Society of American Fight Directors!
    Assistant instructor: Phoenix Smith, theatrical Fight Choreographer and award-winning educator (Youth Theatre NW's Guardian award 2014).

    This unique stage combat skills workshop series now being offered at Three Dragons at U Heights Center! 
    Great for beginners as well as stage combat veterans!
    11 week Session!
    Class tuition of 525 includes all classes, supplies, parking, & registration fees  (Special for TPS members:  SAFD test fee included FREE / no extra charge - valid for registrations before Dec 21st!)
     (SAFD Unarmed Proficiency certification Test available at the end of the quarter!)
    Small class size means you get individualized instruction daily! 
    Parking is free for registered students at our classroom site.
    Register by emailing: 

Instruction features:
     Hand-to-hand stage combat including grappling, chokes, kicks, punches, slaps, flips, rolls, hairpulls, and otherwise create mayhem ala some film favorites like Jackie Chan, The Matrix, Fight Club, & SherlockHolmes.

RSVP/Register in advance at

or email

Three Dragons offers a large, natural-light-filled wood-floored studio-classroom, and limited needs-based scholarships are available.
 Classes held at Three Dragons Academy (Room 107) at University Heights Center -- at the corner of NE 50th St and Brooklyn Ave NE (next to the U District Farmer's Market site) - FREE parking in South parking lot for registered students!

Please email with any questions, and RSVP soon!  And Thanks in advance for passing this along to any martial-arts & stage-combat enthusiast friends, too!,
Phoenix Smith

For Bob Macdougall's Bio and more info:

 on: November 26, 2014, 02:17:13 PM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin

Position: Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Everett Production Manager

Reports to: The Director of Youth Education

Position Overview:

The Production Manager plays a critical role in Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE program. The PM manifests six youth production programs annually through the KIDSTAGE philosophy of “Skills for Theatre…Skills for Life”. The PM maintains the highest standards for both the process of producing and the production quality itself, and strives to meet budget goals.

In addition to the show specific duties, this position will provide support throughout the Youth Education department including occasional KIDSTAGE class support (including taking phone registrations and answering questions from time to time about classes) and on-site coverage as scheduled.

Hours vary and are set to best support all KIDSTAGE activities and provide maximum face time with our customers.

Programs for Production Management: Winter and Spring KIDSTAGE Productions, KIDSTAGE Originals Writing Program, SummerStock, Summer Independent (mentor manager), Summer Plaza Players. Additionally, this job will provide production support for Sing It Forward fundraiser, Originals readings and the summer production class.

The position is full time salary exempt. Salary DOE. All hours ideally are on site, but remote work is necessary and acceptable from time to time. 

Areas of Responsibility:

The PM manages and executes all aspects of KIDSTAGE productions including show selection, hiring, facility scheduling and oversight, educational design, meetings, auditions, casting, communication with cast, students and families, coordination and leadership of the creative team, marketing support, recruiting student technical crew, mentors, designing the Theatre Apprentice Program (TAP) students’ tracks and overseeing mentorship, load-in/strike and various other tasks to meet the high standards of KIDSTAGE production program. The PM is expected to be on-site during many but not all rehearsals, all production meetings, tech and dress rehearsals (except for the Summer Independent Production (SIP) where PM presence varies due to the program philosophy). 

•   BA in Theatre, with an emphasis in technical theatre or stage management is helpful.
•   Production and/or Stage Management experience, ideally working with young people and families.
•   Education or youth program work helpful.
•   Proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs.
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•   Customer service and administrative background a plus.

This job description is intended as a guide only. Other duties and responsibilities may arise at the Director of Youth Education’s discretion.

Please send cover email and resume to:

Kati Nickerson, Director of Youth Education at


Village Theatre is an equal opportunity employer

 on: November 25, 2014, 03:18:25 PM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin
The TPS Unified Auditions are around the corner.  Get ahead of the game and start preparing now- from the comfort of your home!

Tim True is an LA based actor and teacher who has been working with actors for 15 years.  He is a specialist in coaching actors for the general audition.  He can guide you in finding great contrasting monologues that play to your strengths, help in editing your pieces for time, headshot/resume help, and working with you to craft your pieces so that you bring your best work in to the room.

Each session will be tailored to fit your personal needs.  Some examples of what we can work on are:

*A Step by Step walk through of the TPS General experience starting from the moment you walk in to the building and ending with your confident stride out of the theatre.

*One on One moment to moment work with me on your pieces assuring that you are fulfilling the guidelines required by TPS.

*Techniques and Tips I use in preparation and onstage.

*How to Enter the audition space, Own it, Introduce your pieces, Begin, Transition, Finish and Exit like a pro.

*Review of your Headshot/Resume ensuring it's up to professional standards.

*Upcoming audition prep for both theatre and on camera

*Long term ‘career’ coaching

Book with Tim:

Contact:  (Don’t forget the i before my name)
Rate:    $75 per hour, or $60 per hour if you book more than one hour with me.

Tim True is an actor now living in LA.  He’s performed in Seasons with The Intiman, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Portland Center Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Rep, and many more.  For television, Tim has appeared on Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Grimm, Leverage, Guiding Light, All My Children and more.  He will be Guest Starring on an upcoming pilot for ABC in 2015.

As a coach, Tim has worked with scores of actors helping many gain entry into top MFA programs including Yale, NYU, and Julliard.  Just this year, actors working with Tim have booked roles on Grimm, Leverage, Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys, and more.

More about Tim:

 on: November 24, 2014, 11:14:29 AM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Step I: Intro to Acting with Annette Toutonghi at Freehold Theatre

At Freehold, we believe that acting is a process that can be learned and practiced by anyone at any age. In the Intro class, you develop fundamental acting tools: playing an action, living truthfully in imaginary circumstances, and working with a partner. No matter your experience, you learn acting in an exciting and safe environment.

Freehold has been offering acting classes in Seattle since the summer of 1991. We offer introductory courses for the absolute beginner as well as master classes for working professionals. All Freehold faculty are working professional actors, playwrights and directors whose credentials include recognized work on and off Broadway, in major motion pictures, on television, and in regional and international theatre venues.

Section I: Annette Toutonghi
January 20 – March 17
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$390 Discounted
$470 Full Price
Tuition is based on household income

For more information or to register:

Annette Toutonghi has been working professionally for the last 20 years. Locally, she’s performed with ACT Theatre, The Seattle Repertory Theatre, On the Boards, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Seattle Children's Theatre, Theatre Off Jackson, The Empty Space Theatre, the 14/48 Theatre Festival, The Seattle Group Theatre, Intiman Theatre, and Book-It Repertory Theatre, among others. Some favorite performances include The Rich Grandeur of Boxing with Megan Murphy and Company at the Centre National de la Danse in Paris, The Women at ACT Theatre and You Can’t Take It With You at The Seattle Repertory Theatre. She is a voice-over artist as well. Credits include Freddi in the acclaimed Freddi Fish series, Pajama Sam and Sly Cooper: Honor Among Thieves. With Freehold she has toured with the Engaged Theatre's productions of Othello and King Lear.

Explore the You You Don't Know

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA  98121
(206) 323-7499

If you are looking for outstanding training in a supportive atmosphere, Freehold is the place.

 on: November 24, 2014, 11:12:11 AM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Auditioning with Darragh Kennan

Demystify the audition experience.  Take control of your process in auditions, gain confidence and enjoy the experience! This course will cover contemporary and/or classical monologues, preparation, and audition-specific acting technique. Great for the actor just starting to audition or experienced actors wanting to hone their auditioning skills. Focus will be on auditions for stage.

March 1- March 29
Sundays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$290 Discounted Price   
$350 Full Price
Tuition is based on household income

For more information or to register:

Darragh Kennan has been acting and teaching in the Seattle area since 2000.  He is the Artistic Director of New Century Theatre Company (NCTC). Most recently in Seattle, Darragh played Karl and Steve in Clybourne Park at Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the title role in Hamlet (2010 Gregory Award, Best Actor) at Seattle Shakespeare Company. Locally, Darragh has appeared with New Century Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT theatre, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Seattle Children’s Theatre, 14/48, and Seattle Shakespeare Company. Regionally, Darragh has worked for American Players Theatre (ten seasons), Arizona Theatre Company, The Folger Theatre in Washington D.C., The Guthrie Theater, A Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, Madison Repertory Theatre, Willamette Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.  Film and TV work includes the Seattle-based podcast series What the Funny (directed by Lynn Shelton) and the feature film The Suit.  Darragh lives in a small house in Columbia City with his wife Jessica and their two children, Máire and Finn.

Explore the YOU You Don’t Know

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA  98121
(206) 323-7499

 on: November 24, 2014, 11:08:05 AM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Crafting the Audition Song with Meg McLynn at Freehold Theatre

A singing audition can be a daunting experience for many actors, but the same skills used to prepare a monologue can be used to audition for a singing role. In this workshop, students will learn that singing a song is not just about hitting the notes and learning the lyrics; it’s about telling a story! We will focus on making specific choices to bring clarity to the storytelling, while gaining practical skills that can be applied to any singing audition. Great for actors with no musical theatre experience, or musical theatre performers looking to strengthen their acting skills. Come with sheet music for a song you’d like to sing.

February 15
Sundays, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
$160 Discounted
$195 Full Price

For more information or to register:

Meg McLynn is an actor and singer who has travelled to all 50 states and performed in many of them. New York credits include Classic Stage Company, HERE Arts Center, The Ohio, The Mint, Theatre for a New City, Saltbox Theatre Workshop and others.  Locally, Meg has been seen at Book-It, ArtsWest, On the Boards, Centerstage, New City Theatre, Tacoma Actor's Guild, Consolidated Works, Theater Schmeater, Theatre Off Jackson and The Bathhouse. Meg studied voice and speech for 7 years under Kristin Linklater, and she also studied at Columbia University with Anne Bogart and members of SITI Company, Andrei Serban, Niky and Ulla Wolzc, and Larry Singer.

Explore the You You Don't Know

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA  98121
(206) 323-7499

If you are looking for outstanding training in a supportive atmosphere, Freehold is the place.

 on: November 24, 2014, 11:05:41 AM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
with Christine Marie Brown at Freehold Theatre

Have you always wanted to do the TPS Generals but just haven’t gotten around to it? Did you run over time in a recent year at those auditions? Have you done a general audition but have no sense of how to assess your experience? Do you need to brush up some familiar pieces and make them new and exciting again? Do you want to work as an actor but find the prospect of the monologue audition unpleasant or overwhelming? If any of these questions resonate, then this workshop is for you. We will breakdown and demystify the monologue audition experience through discussion, practice and application. Come prepared with 2 short, contrasting monologues from published plays.

Session 1
January 5 & 6
Monday and Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$140 Discounted Rate
$175 Full Price
Tuition based on household income

For more information or to register:

Christine Marie Brown made her Broadway debut in the Tony-award winning production of both parts of William Shakespeare's Henry IV. She has also appeared Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons and in an award winning NYC Fringe Festival production of Harold Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes. Nationally, Christine's theatre work includes leading roles at The Guthrie, The Old Globe, South Coast Rep, Baltimore Centerstage, Shakespeare & Company, Buffalo Studio Arena, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, American Shakespeare Center, Kansas City Rep and TUTA (Chicago). Locally, her work has been seen at Seattle Rep, ACT, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Village Theatre, 14/48 Festival, Theatre Anonymous, Engaged Theatre Program, Sandbox Radio LIVE!, Endangered Species Project and Northwest Playwrights’ Alliance. In addition, she is a vocal coach at Jack Straw Productions and an occasional dialect coach for Taproot Theatre. She also teaches auditioning at the Cornish College for the Arts summer theatre intensive and English pronunciation at the Seattle World School.

Explore the You You Don't Know

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA  98121
(206) 323-7499

If you are looking for outstanding training in a supportive atmosphere, Freehold is the place.

 on: November 20, 2014, 05:01:46 PM 
Started by Sally Jo Martine - Last post by Sally Jo Martine
Against the backdrop of an America torn by World War Two, cultures and communities clash when a Japanese American islander is accused of murder. This hauntingly lyrical saga—adapted from David Guterson’s acclaimed story of mystery, love, and identity—deftly shifts from courtroom to strawberry fields to bloody battlefront, digging for hard truths buried in a forgotten history. Produced by special arrangement with Book-It Repertory Theatre and directed by Kate Carruthers.

The cast includes 12-14 actors, many of whom play numerous parts and will likely change costumes or augment costumes onstage in view of the audience. The play takes place in 1954 with flashbacks to the early and mid-1940’s. 

First rehearsal: January 20th, 2015
Tech: March 7th
Dress rehearsals: March 9th, 10th & 11th
Performances: March 13th – 29th

All rehearsals and performances are held at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA), 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. A 245-seat theater, BPA is located a short walk from the downtown Seattle to Bainbridge ferry terminal and has a costume shop and stock onsite.  The position offers a designer stipend; more details available upon request.

If you are interested in working with BPA on this or any future shows, please send an email of inquiry and a resume. If you have any questions, please contact us via email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Deirdre Hadlock, Production Manager

 on: November 18, 2014, 09:23:05 AM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Freehold's Winter Quarter Acting Classes are Now Open for Registration!

Info on classes here:

Freehold's highly acclaimed Winter Acting, Auditioning, Improv, Playwriting, Voice, Shakespeare, Solo Performance, Clown classes (and more!) are now open for registration at Freehold Theatre in Seattle.

Freehold is privileged to have highly acclaimed artists as faculty.  We offer classes for the beginner as well as the advanced trained student. There is truly something for everyone!  Register by December 5th and get an additional 5% early bird discount off your tuition.

Here is the complete list of our great Winter class offerings ...

Step I: Intro to Acting with Annette Toutonghi
Step II: Acting with Text with Meg McLynn
Step II: Acting with Text with Stefan Enriquez
Step III: Basic Scene Study with Dan Tierney
Meisner: Instrument with Robin Lynn Smith
The Directing Workshop: Process and Practice for Stage and Film (Actors and Directors) with John Jacobsen and Robin Lynn Smith
Auditioning with Darragh Kennan
Beginning Clown Workshop with George Lewis
Crafting the Audition Song with Meg McLynn
Improvisation with Matt Smith
Playwriting I: Point of View with Rebecca Tourino
Ready for TPS Generals? with Christine Marie Brown
Intro to Shakespeare with Sarah Harlett
Solo Performance and Presentation with Marc Kenison
The Unsuccessful Clown Workshop: A Joyful Exploration of Failure and Frustration with George Lewis
Voice with Gin Hammond

To register or for more information:

Explore the You You Don't Know

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA  98121
(206) 323-7499

 on: November 17, 2014, 01:46:22 PM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin
Lighting/sound tech needed for staged readings at Theatre4.

Sunday, Nov 23 from 12 - 4 pm. Note: this is a dress rehearsal.
Friday, Dec 5 from 6 - 10 pm.
Saturday, Dec 6 from 12 - 4 pm.
Sunday, Dec 7 from 12 - 4 pm.

As this is a reading, needs are very minimal: Basic lighting cues for two acts,
and a short sound recording (about 45 seconds) played on cue.

Fee is negotiable, DOE. Note: we are not charging any admission.

Contact: Nickolas Vassili, (206) 284-3131 or

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