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 on: April 15, 2014, 02:51:11 PM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Rehearsal and Performance with Darragh Kennan at Freehold Theatre this Summer

How do you even begin to work on a play? In R&P, the students become actors in the full process of rehearsing and then performing a play. The students are cast (sometimes in multiple roles), read-through and discuss the play, research together the world of the play, and then experience what it is to move the work from the page to the stage.  Instructor Darragh Kennan, the Artistic Director of the critically-acclaimed New Century Theatre Company, will lead the cast through the process of making choices that support both the playwright's and the director's intent: creating characters that are physically and vocally distinct, and working with the complexity of multi-character scenes.  The student/ actor will participate in all aspects of production, including costumes, makeup, sets and props, music, and tech rehearsals.  The class culminates in a weekend of performances in Freehold's Black Box Theatre.

Prerequisites: Step III: Basic Scene Study or equivalent training with instructor permission is a prerequisite for this course.  If you have not taken Step III: Basic Scene Study, please email your theatrical resume to info at freeholdtheatre dot org for instructor review.

July 17 - August 24 with Darragh Kennan
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm - 9:30pm, and Sundays 10:00am-2:00pm
Tech Week: August 18 - 21 5:00pm-10:00pm
Performances: August 22 - 24
Early Bird Discount Course Fee    $ 470.25
Early Bird Full Course Fee    $ 565.25

Registration is now open! To register or for more information:
http://www.freeholdtheatre.org/summer-class-intensives-are-now-open-registration

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
act.write.move.direct.improvise.

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio was founded in the fall of 1991
and is a center for the practice of theatre.

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA  98121
(206) 323-7499
http://www.freeholdtheatre.org


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 on: April 15, 2014, 02:46:35 PM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Advanced Clown with George Lewis at Freehold Theatre

In this class, we seek to deepen the character through a series of new provocations; to heighten the awareness of the clown in relationship with partners; to explore the possibilities of the clown with music, costume and props; and to begin the creative process of developing clown pieces.

Prerequisites:  Personal Clown with George Lewis or equivalent experience elsewhere with Instructor permission is a prerequisite for this class.  If you have not taken Personal Clown, please email your resume of relevant experience to info@freeholdtheatre.org for instructor review.

July 14 - July 30
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Early Bird Discount Course Fee    $ 323.00
Early Bird Full Course Fee    $ 389.50
Location of Class: Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Registration is now open! To register or for more information:
http://www.freeholdtheatre.org/summer-class-intensives-are-now-open-registration

5% Early Bird Discount applies if you register by May 27th

George Lewis (Founding Partner, Freehold) has been working in the field of movement-based theatre for almost 40 years as an actor/performer, director, creator of original work, teacher, and producer. He has performed and toured with Omnibus in Montreal, Theatre-Mime Mirage in Boston, and the Sykes Group and threeCompany in Seattle. As a director, he has created numerous movement-driven productions, including Shakespeare, Moliere, Thornton Wilder, Irene Fornes, and James Thurber. As a creator/director, he has brought his unique understanding of choreographic concern, dramatic acting values, and physical comedy skills to over fifty original works, including Fancy Mud with LeFrenchword and The Suicide for BASH Theatre in Seattle. He has been teaching acting and physical theatre skills, at acting studios, colleges, and universities across the U.S. and Canada. His own background includes three years of study in Corporeal Mime in Paris with Etienne Decroux, circus skills and physical comedy at the French National Circus School, acting at the Pasqualini-Smith Studio in Seattle, Balinese Dance with I Made Djimat in Bali, Meyerhold's Biomechanics with Russian Master Teacher Gennadi Bogdanov, and Clown with Sue Morrison in Toronto.  He now resides permanently in Argentina, directing a new clown piece and a short play by Jean Tardiey, and generally exploring the absurdity of it all. He is a co-founder and Artistic Associate at Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio in Seattle.

Explore the You You Don't Know
act.write.move.direct.improvise.

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio was founded in the fall of 1991
and is a center for the practice of theatre.

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA  98121
(206) 323-7499
http://www.freeholdtheatre.org

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 on: April 15, 2014, 02:42:54 PM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Personal Clown Intensive with George Lewis at Freehold this Summer

This class is an approach to character that involves taking the part of oneself that is most uncomfortable, and expanding it to the ridiculous. It is an in-depth investigation into that deeper source of comedy: the tragedy of the character's failure. This work emphasizes physical articulation and expansion of the actor's every impulse and serves as an introduction into elements of physical comedy. The process is readily applicable to any role one may play as a way of discovering whole other dimensions of character.

July 13 - July 31
Sundays 6:30pm - 10:30pm and Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Early Bird Discount Course Fee    $ 399.00
Early Bird Full Course Fee    $ 475.00

Registration is now open! To register or for more information:
http://www.freeholdtheatre.org/summer-class-intensives-are-now-open-registration

5% Early Bird Discount applies if you register by May 27th

George Lewis (Founding Partner, Freehold) has been working in the field of movement-based theatre for almost 40 years as an actor/performer, director, creator of original work, teacher, and producer. He has performed and toured with Omnibus in Montreal, Theatre-Mime Mirage in Boston, and the Sykes Group and threeCompany in Seattle. As a director, he has created numerous movement-driven productions, including Shakespeare, Moliere, Thornton Wilder, Irene Fornes, and James Thurber. As a creator/director, he has brought his unique understanding of choreographic concern, dramatic acting values, and physical comedy skills to over fifty original works, including Fancy Mud with LeFrenchword and The Suicide for BASH Theatre in Seattle. He has been teaching acting and physical theatre skills, at acting studios, colleges, and universities across the U.S. and Canada. His own background includes three years of study in Corporeal Mime in Paris with Etienne Decroux, circus skills and physical comedy at the French National Circus School, acting at the Pasqualini-Smith Studio in Seattle, Balinese Dance with I Made Djimat in Bali, Meyerhold's Biomechanics with Russian Master Teacher Gennadi Bogdanov, and Clown with Sue Morrison in Toronto.  He now resides permanently in Argentina, directing a new clown piece and a short play by Jean Tardiey, and generally exploring the absurdity of it all. He is a co-founder and Artistic Associate at Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio in Seattle.


Explore the You You Don't Know
act.write.move.direct.improvise.

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio was founded in the fall of 1991
and is a center for the practice of theatre.

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA  98121
(206) 323-7499
http://www.freeholdtheatre.org



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 on: April 15, 2014, 02:32:45 PM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Improvisation Intensive with Matt Smith at Freehold Theatre this Summer

All levels of experience welcome. This intensive will cover basic principles of improv, which will reach into your bones! We start from scratch, ending with two (2) performances! Why 2? To double your sample size. Otherwise you might have a great show and leave with the delusion that it's always like that!

It's challenging, fun, and transformative in obvious and subtle ways. Lots of incredible people have been through this training! Graduates use their improv training as teachers, nurses, film & TV actors, parents, congressmen, doctors, spouses, executives, negotiators, real estate agents, trial attorneys, pastors, movie producers, therapists, and waiters.

Teacher? Attorney? Need accreditation? Contact the Managing Director, Zoe Fitzgerald at Freehold.

There are so many reasons to do this!

July 7 - August 2
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Performances Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 at 7:00pm
Discount Course Fee    $ 575.00
Full Course Fee    $ 695.00

Registration is now open! To register for this class:
http://www.freeholdtheatre.org/summer-class-intensives-are-now-open-registration

Matt Smith is an actor, auctioneer, writer, improv teacher, and communication coach. His screen credits include My Last Year with the Nuns, Outsourced, Sleepless in Seattle, Spiderman, White Face, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, and KING TV's Almost Live. Original solo plays include My Last Year with the Nuns, My Boat to Bainbridge, Helium, Beyond Kindness: A Childcare Guide, and All My Children. Matt was a founding member of both Stark/Raving Theatre (1988-95) with Edward Sampson, and Seattle Improv (1985-88) with Sampson & Roberta Maguire. He was artistic director of Seattle Theatre Sports in 1985. He is a partner with Cookus Interruptus, the popular web based cooking show where healthy meets funny.  Matt is also an ambassador for Hanford Challenge, dedicated to the clean-up of The Hanford Nuclear Waste Site.  He has taught improvisation at hundreds of companies and schools, to actors and non-actors.

Explore the You You Don't Know
act.write.move.direct.improvise.

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio was founded in the fall of 1991
and is a center for the practice of theatre.

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA  98121
(206) 323-7499
http://www.freeholdtheatre.org


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 on: April 15, 2014, 02:17:37 PM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Shakespeare Intensive with Amy Thone at Freehold Theatre this Summer

Three reasons to find the time/money/commitment to take Shakespeare intensive this summer:

Shakespeare is the ultimate workout for all actors - whatever you want to do better as an actor, working on this text will help.  If you want better stakes in contemporary plays, more audition savvy, higher notes while you sing, deeper in-performance connection to your own truth and simplicity, this class will help.  Shakespearean language demands everything you've got, will help you to recognize your own habit and/boundaries, AND inspire you to reach further.

A life well-spent is a life spent exploring and owning these delicious and thunderous and trashy and glorious and awe-inspring texts.  The thing about Shakespeare is that he's actually as good as everybody says... how rare is that?  Deepen your connection to one of the key canons that exist IN OUR WORLD!

Amy Thone loves helping people own their work with this seminal playwright.  She's been working actively on these plays as an actor, director, dramaturge, casting director and teacher for 28 years... and is always hungry to learn more about them.

All students will work on one sonnet, two speeches and one scene.  We will speak, deconstruct, speak, read, practice, run around outside, speak, watch movie clips, speak, do weird exercises, speak, work with speech/diction, speak, play with breath control, write, study, speak...

Please note: This class requires you to be able to meet with your scene partner outside of regularly scheduled class time.

Prerequisites: Prior experience with speaking Shakespeare and instructor permission is required to join the course.  After registering, please submit a resume of pertinent theatrical training for approval to info@freeholdtheatre.org

July 19 - Sept. 7
Saturdays 11:00am - 5:00pm and Sundays 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Exceptions: No class August 9 - August 17.  
Performance: Sunday, September 7, 7:00pm
Early Bird Discount Course Fee    $ 498.75
Early Bird Full Course Fee    $ 598.50

The 5% Early Bird Discount will apply if you register by May 27th.

Registration is now open! To register:
http://www.freeholdtheatre.org/summer-class-intensives-are-now-open-registration
After registering, please submit a resume of pertinent theatrical training for approval to info@freeholdtheatre.org

Amy Thone has been grappling professionally with Shakespeare's plays for twenty-two years, as an actor, director, dramaturge and teacher. She is the Casting Director at Seattle Shakespeare Company, and a faculty member of Cornish College of the Arts. Amy has performed throughout Seattle at numerous venues including INTIMAN Theatre, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Seattle Shakespeare Company and many others.  Amy is also one of the founding members of the New Century Theatre Company.


Explore the You You Don't Know
act.write.move.direct.improvise.

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio was founded in the fall of 1991
and is a center for the practice of theatre.

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA  98121
(206) 323-7499
http://www.freeholdtheatre.org


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 on: April 14, 2014, 07:02:12 PM 
Started by Christopher Comte - Last post by Christopher Comte
ANNEX THEATRE!
Request for Proposals for 2015 Season!

SOME IMPORTANT DATES!
• Friday April 25, 2014 – Proposals are due by 5 p.m.!
• May 5 through 23 – Pitch sessions and readings will be scheduled during this time.!
• June 1 – Annex will decide its season. You will be notified one way or the other within a week
of this date.!

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR!
Four mainstage projects for the following production slots in 2015 (all dates are approximate and subject to change): !
• Winter: Five weekends on Thursdays-Saturdays, late January through February!
• Spring: Five weekends on Thursdays-Saturdays, mid-April through May!
• Summer: Five weekends on Thursdays-Saturdays, late July through August!
• Fall: Five weekends on Thursdays-Saturdays, mid-October through November!

Projects can be a production of an existing script, an ensemble-generated work that starts from an idea, or whatever else you can persuade us to accept. (If you have a different performance schedule in mind, make that part of your proposal.) Each production will have a Monday night
“Industry Night” performance included in its run.!

Four off-night (or late night) projects, which will open the second week (or weekend) of the mainstage run and close during the week (or night) before each mainstage closes. Off-night and late night projects must be simple to produce: they must be able to take place on the set and
using the lighting design of the mainstage show. Off-night shows run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. during the mainstage run. Late night shows run Friday and Saturday nights at 11 p.m., with one 8 p.m. “Industry Night” show on a Monday mid-run.!

SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND!
1) Annex Theatre is Big Cheap Theater. We value imagination over money. We aim to express big ideas through wild spectacle, dynamic staging, experimental storytelling and language, and vigorous, exuberant performances. The solutions that poverty demands are all the more vital for it. If a problem can only be solved by throwing money at it, you’re trying to solve the wrong problem.!

2) Annex Theatre is a democratic collective. The Artistic Director does not choose the season; the season is chosen by the Company – a body of affiliated artists and technicians, the same people who will produce the projects. At your pitch session, you'll be speaking to a portion of the Company. These people will speak for or against your proposal when the time comes to choose. Persuade them to be on your side.!

3) We have a small production budget, but that’s not all. The production budget (set, costumes, lights, sound, props) for a mainstage show is $750. The production budget for an off-night or late night show is $200. (This does not include space rent, marketing, or personnel stipends.) While that may not sound like much, keep in mind that we also provide a wealth of production support in the form of skilled people, high- quality
equipment, and the rehearsal and performance space itself – the value of which would be many thousands of dollars.!

4) Everyone receives a small stipend. Every artist involved in the show – from the director to the light board operator – will receive a stipend of $50. Playwright royalties are $250. This is not a realistic reimbursement of anyone's time, but a symbolic gesture of our appreciation. It is not feasible to pay a higher stipend at this time. Fringe theater, unfortunately, is not a money-making proposition.!

5) Anyone can pitch a proposal. Proposals may be submitted by a director, a playwright, an actor, a designer, a technician – pretty much anyone – but someone must be responsible for overseeing a project from start to finish. We will not accept a project without a person assuming this responsibility. That person is usually the director. If you do not have a director, talk to Pamala Mijatov, Annexʼs Artistic Director, and she’ll try to
connect you with someone who might fit your project. Please email her before you submit your proposal:

pamala.mijatov@annextheatre.org.!

YOUR PROPOSAL!
Please answer these questions. Please keep your proposal to no more than four pages, not including resumes, a script, or other supplementary materials.!

1) About your project:!
a. What is it called?!
b. Is this a mainstage or off-night/late night proposal?!
c. Describe your project. If this is a new play, is it finished? If not, what’s your schedule for finishing it? If it's a generative project (i.e. the substance of it will be developed in rehearsal), what are its goals? If it's an older play, what's your particular take on it?!
d. Has your project been done before in Seattle? !
e. How large is the cast? How many women, how many men? How large do you anticipate the crew (stage manager, designers, technicians, operators, etc.) will be? !
f. Do you anticipate any special needs (musicians, unusual prop pieces, a nine month rehearsal process, helicopters, immunization, moon lasers, etc.)? It’s much better to discuss these up front than spring them on us later. We’re very open-minded when we know what we’re getting into. !
g. How would you describe this project to a non-theater person? to your mother? to your best friend? to a funder? to your mirror? !

2) About you:!
a. What's your involvement with the piece (director, actor, writer, etc.)? Are other artists committed to the project? Who are they? Do you plan to hold auditions?!
b. What do you love about this project? Why do you think this project must be done now? !
c. What have you done before? Tell us a bit about your artistic history.!
d. How do you like to work in rehearsals? in pre-production? with designers? in tech? Feel free to give us a little anecdote. If this is a generative project, lay out a development calendar with deadlines for achieving different aspects of the project.!

3) About your timeline and availability:!
a. When would you prefer to do this show? !
b. What conflicts do you have in the coming year that would prohibit scheduling this show at certain times? !

4) About your experience with big, cheap theatre:!
a. What is your experience working with limited budgets? !
b. In the past, what have been your creative solutions when your original idea was met with a “no”? How have you told other artists “no” or “no, but” or “yes, if”? !

5) About you and Annex: !
a. Why are you talking to Annex? What makes us right for this project? (You can flatter us, but we really want to know why you think our skills and sensibilities are uniquely suited to this project.) !
b. What's your past experience with Annex? Have you worked on a previous Annex show? Have you seen previous Annex productions? !

6) Pitch sessions – in which you'll be able to discuss your project with the Annex company – will be scheduled during May 5 - 23. !
a. What are your conflicts during that time period? (We will contact you to schedule your pitch, but any advance notice you can give us will simplify the process.) !

7) Anything else you'd like to tell us? about yourself or your project? !
Again: Please keep your proposal to no more than four pages.!

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL!
E-mail your proposal – including resumes, script (if there is one), and any other supplemental
materials that you think would support your proposal – as a PDF to Pamala Mijatov at:

pamala.mijatov@annextheatre.org.

(If you can't create PDFs, use whatever format you can; PDFs are ideal.) Follow up with an e-mail with no attachments to Pamala, letting her know that you've submitted your proposal. She'll reply within 24 hours to confirm that she's received it.!

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT!
In the week after April 25, we will read all the proposals. Proposals that we consider unsuitable for Annex will be eliminated. (Please read the Tips for Success that follow, we hope this will reduce the number of unsuitable proposals.) Pamala will contact you during that week, either to tell you we won't be considering your proposal or to schedule a pitch session May 5-23. Pitch sessions are generally 20-25 minutes long.!

At this pitch session, you will give us a quick summary of your proposal and then field questions from the Annex Company. We strongly encourage you to keep your summary short and allow time for questions and answers. If questions arise that can’t be answered immediately, we’ll either arrange for you to come back or you can send an e-mail reply.!

On June 1, the Annex Company will assemble to debate, negotiate, and bicker until we’ve selected a slate of projects that truly excite us and we can support 100%. Some years, agreement can’t be found in a single session and we have to meet again; if that happens, we will endeavor to do this as swiftly as possible. If your project is one of those in contention, we may ask you to meet with us again. Pamala will notify you either way by June 9.!

THANK YOU!
...for reading through all of this. Your proposal will be the stronger for it. If you still have questions, please call Pamala or talk to any Annex Company member, most of who have been through this before and know the ropes.

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 on: April 14, 2014, 04:29:52 PM 
Started by Elizabeth James - Last post by Elizabeth James
ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery Announces
Artistic Director Search



SEATTLE, WA - (April 14, 2014) ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is beginning a search for a permanent Artistic Director to solidify the leadership team by the fall of 2014.

The successful candidate will be a collaborative, energetic theatre professional who demonstrates a passion for theatre and the arts by engaging and inspiring artists, audiences, and community, while fulfilling ArtsWest’s mission.
 
Position competencies include a clear creative vision with an eye to continued organizational growth, practical operational leadership, and relevant experience in the field of theatre education, as well as patron and donor development.

An ability to work in a dynamic team setting is essential for success. 

Applications can be made by sending a letter of interest, resume and references to ADsearch@artswest.org by May 26, 2014. Please list your first and last name in the subject line of your email.   

Further details, including the complete job posting and description can be found on the ArtsWest website: http://www.artswest.org/about/work-with-us/.

 
ArtsWest produces artistic events so fiercely compelling that they require conversation, improve the imagination, and promote cultural vibrancy as a core value for the communities of Seattle.

 8 
 on: April 09, 2014, 02:18:07 PM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin
Substitute Backstage Manager - Teatro ZinZanni
POSITION SUMMARY:

o    Assists the Stage Manager in all rehearsals, performances, and administrative tasks as assigned
o    Oversees performers backstage
o    Restaurant and production liaison
o    Collaborates with Director, SM, Cast, Band and all Production Departments in logistics pertaining to all performance needs
o    Responsible for setting and maintaining rigging, scenery, props, and equipment
o    Must be comfortable running a zip lift winch line
Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@zinzanni.com
 

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 on: April 09, 2014, 02:17:15 PM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin
Backstage Manager - Teatro ZinZanni
POSITION SUMMARY:

o    Assists the Stage Manager in all rehearsals, performances, and administrative tasks as assigned
o    Oversees performers backstage
o    Restaurant and production liaison
o    Collaborates with Director, SM, Cast, Band and all Production Departments in logistics pertaining to all performance needs
o    Responsible for setting and maintaining rigging, scenery, props, and equipment
o    Must be comfortable running a zip lift winch line
Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@zinzanni.com
 

 10 
 on: April 09, 2014, 09:21:10 AM 
Started by James Robert Lapan - Last post by James Robert Lapan
Two jobs here. Both have stipends.

25,000 Posts is a new solo performance piece playing May 16-31 at West of Lenin. We're looking for an experienced stage manager and house manager ASAP. More information about the show at jameslapan.com.

Interested? email Jim: jimlapan@msn.com

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