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 on: September 23, 2016, 12:31:45 PM 
Started by Adrian Cameron - Last post by Adrian Cameron
Monday, 9/26, is Irrational Robot Bureau's official Pay-What-You-Can Industry Night for its original adaptation of Euripides' ALCESTIS!

PWYC is available at the door only (regularly-priced tickets are available in advance).

Showtime is 8:00 PM

Location:

The Slate Theater
815 Seattle Blvd S (Inscape Arts Building)
Seattle, WA 98134

Website: http://irrationalrobotbureau.com/alcestis
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1465150330178329/
Brown Paper Tickets: http://alcestis.bpt.me


IRRATIONAL ROBOT BUREAU, in collaboration with KTO PRODUCTIONS, presents a new, original adaptation of ALCESTIS by the Classic Greek tragedian Euripides!

The ancient play enacts the myth of Admetus and Alcestis, King and Queen of Pherae, who become participants in the dealings of deities and, consequently, are emblazoned by the divine fire.

With the aid of a powerful god, the King is granted the ability to circumvent Death’s designs on him... but only if another will offer up his or her own mortal existence. When no one else can be found, the Queen Alcestis steps forward, thereby igniting the flames of a passionate struggle for identity, soul, ecstasy and agency… and for the assurance of choosing how we live and how we die.

September, 16 - October 1, 2016

The Slate Theater

Adapted & Directed by Adrian D. Cameron

Assistant Director: Jenni Taggart
Co-Producer: Doug Knoop
Stage Manager: Malie Fujii

Scenic Design: Morgan Sobel
Costume Design: Sonya Hachez
Lighting Design: Robert Falk


Cast:

Aaron Moore
Beverly Poole
Dara Lillis
David Cravens~O'Farrell
Elizabeth Deutsch
Heidi Cheyenne
Ian Gerrard
Isis Phoenix
Keli Schurman-Darby
Laura Shearer
Laurell Haapanen
Marie Bolla

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 on: September 17, 2016, 01:48:38 PM 
Started by Chris Mayse - Last post by Chris Mayse
Seattle Musical Theatre, now in its 39th season, is offering discounted tickets for Industry folks for tonight's performance of WORKING!

Based on Studs Terkel’s 1978 best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted; from iron workers to flight attendants to waitresses, and more. The humorous and heartwarming stories the workers tell are the core truths that transcend specific professions; the key is how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity.

Come to our box office this evening before our 7:30pm performance, mention the phrase "Mother Trucker", and you'll get $20 tickets to the show!

We'll see you there!!!

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 on: September 15, 2016, 10:01:49 AM 
Started by Charly McCreary - Last post by Charly McCreary
Seeking a Front of House Manager for our annual Halloween dessert theater production at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle.

Show dates are October 27-31 at 7:30 p.m. FOH Manager will receive a stipend.

Please contact me at charly [at] cabiri.org if you are interested in this opportunity. Thanks!

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 on: September 12, 2016, 02:30:29 PM 
Started by Margaret Layne - Last post by Margaret Layne
It's the most wonderful time of the year....again!

ACT Theatre is looking for a couple of cheerful, organized people to help us run the Youth Actor Open Call Audition for our holiday production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Saturday, September 17.

We have a morning session from 10:00 am - 1 pm (arrive by 9:30), and an afternoon session from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (arrive by 1:30).

For EACH time period, we are looking for:

-Lobby greeter and check-in: offer a warm welcome in the Box Office Lobby to the children and their parents, check them in, hand out informational materials and direct them to the audition space.  (This will get slightly challenging between 1:00 and 2:00 as the matinee audience is arriving for the mainstage show, and again between 3:30 and 4:00 after the performance.)

Each volunteer is offered two (2) complimentary tickets to our production of Marco Ramirez' THE ROYALE, playing through October 9, or to DANGEROUS LIAISONS by Christopher Hampton, playing October 21 to November 20.

If interested in helping out for some or all of this day, please respond to Margaret Layne at ACT (laynem@acttheatre.org) or by phone at 206/292-7660 ext 1226.

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 on: September 12, 2016, 10:23:18 AM 
Started by Rebekah Elizabeth Boroughs - Last post by Rebekah Elizabeth Boroughs
Registration for Freehold's Fall acting classes are NOW OPEN!


From introductory sessions for the curious to master classes for practicing artists, the Studio offers an extraordinary range of disciplines and styles to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of theatre craft and acting.
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!


CLICK HERE to see our full course listings and register today:
http://www.freeholdtheatre.org/registration-fall-2016-will-open-aug-22

EMERGING SERIES

STEP I: INTRO TO ACTING with Stefan Enriquez
Sept 28 - Nov 16 // Wednesdays 6:30pm - 10:30pm
 
STEP I: INTRO TO ACTING with Andre Nelson
Sept 25 - Nov 13 // Sundays 6:00pm - 10:00pm
 
STEP I: INTRO TO ACTING with Peter Dylan O'Connor
Oct 25 - Dec 13 // Tuesdays 6:00pm - 10:00pm
 
STEP II: ACTING WITH TEXT with Sarah Harlett
Sept 27 - Nov 29 // Tuesdays 6:00pm - 10:00pm


INTERMEDIATE SERIES

STEP III: BASIC SCENE STUDY with Christine Marie Brown
Sept 22 - Nov 17 // Thursdays 6:30pm - 10:30pm
 
 
ADVANCED SERIES
 
MEISNER I: FOUNDATION with Robin Lynn Smith
Sept 25 - Dec 18 // Tuesdays and Sundays 5:30pm - 10:30pm

ADVANCED SCENE STUDY with Andrew McGinn
Sept 22 - Nov 17 // Thursdays 6:30pm - 10:30pm
 
 
WRITING SERIES

PLAYWRITING with Elizabeth Heffron
Sept 25 - Nov 13 // Sundays 6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT with Rebecca Tourino
Oct 2 - Nov 20 // Sundays 10:00am - 1:00pm
 
 
WORKSHOPS & CLINICS

AUDITION with Annette Toutonghi
Nov 9 - Dec 14 // Wednesdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
DIRECTING AND ACTING FOR THE CAMERA - FOR ACTORS & DIRECTORS with John Jacobsen
Sept 28 - Nov 16 // Wednesdays 6:00pm - 10:00pm
 
IMPROVISATION with Matt Smith
Oct 3 - Nov 21 // Mondays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
 
EXPLORING SOLO PERFORMANCE with Marc Kenison
Sept 22 - Nov 10 // Thursdays 6:00pm - 10:00pm
 
INTRO TO VOICE with Meg McLynn
Sept 24 - Nov 19 // Saturdays 12:00pm - 3:00pm
 
AUDITIONING FOR THE CAMERA with John Jacobsen
Oct 1 - Nov 12 // Saturdays 3:00pm - 6:00pm
 
SINGLE SWORD: THEATRICAL SWORDPLAY FOR THE ACTOR with Geof Alm
Sept 26 - Nov 28 // Mondays 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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 on: September 09, 2016, 01:23:46 PM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin
GARY AUSTIN's TWO RING CIRCUS comes to Seattle with YOU as the players.
Limited Space
​Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, 2016

Gary Austin is the Founder and Original Director of THE GROUNDLINGS, Los Angeles’ premier character-based improvisational theatre company.

"Working with Gary Austin taught me the joy of improvisation and gave me courage as an actor.  I no longer assume I know what my limits are" ~ Helen Hunt

This workshop is not for the faint of heart.

If after reading the descriptions (see below) and you are curious, challenged, and you want to create some kind of wonderful, take the plunge and sign up.
This is an exploration first from the physical that then unfolds into story by the relationship you create with everything and everyone on stage. And you get to share the stage with another player!

Some local Seattle actors who have braved the 48th Street Exercise: Wonder Russell, Lisa Levan, Mike Fuller (who just returned from the Two Ring on the Groundling stage), Carol Sparer, Amy Sedgwick, Jim Burgess, Craig Nelson, Samara Lerman...

See you there...Kay

SATURDAY and SUNDAY OCTOBER 1st and 2nd
1:00 - 6:00 pm

Course title: TWO RING CIRCUS

Course description:  Two actors perform the 48th St. Exercise simultaneously.  Two Ring Circus is also known as the 96th Street Exercise.

Participants must register for both Saturday and Sunday. 
Class size is limited to a maximum of 12 participants.  First deposits determine class list.

Recent Two Ring Circus at the Groundlings including Seattle transplanted actor, Bridget O'neill (at 55:12) with LA's Kinna McInroe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw_OBM8Yx7A

"In TWO RING CIRCUS actors simultaneously do improvised solo performance, sometimes playing together and then returning to their solo performance."

FEE
$200

AUDIT $40 per day

WORKSHOP LOCATION
Puget Sound Yacht Club
2321 North Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103

REGISTRATION
A 50% DEPOSIT is required to guarantee a spot.
At PayPal
GeneAndRoy@gmail.com as payee
or by MAIL
Gary Austin
12359 Emelita St.
Valley Village, CA 91607

Be sure to include your contact information
Deposits are non-refundable. Missed classes are non-refundable. In the event of illness or emergency, classes may be made up on a space-available basis at the sole discretion of the instructor.

"THREE WOMEN WHO BRLLIANTLY ARTICULATE "THE 48th STREET EXERCISE." - Gary
LIBBY SKALA: (Read more of Libby's description)
What I love about your solo exploration workshop is that it’s the ultimate writer’s block remover. It provides the perfect forum to discover material from a visceral, rather than an critical, analytical place.
By committing to arbitrary physical actions, adjustments, vocal patterns, and locations on stage, I find myself step by step, freed from the need to look and sound good, clever and intelligent. I become immersed in play and movement and speech flow freely. I enter the world of the heart and not the head....
BRIDGET O'NEILL: (Read more of Bridget's description)
Gary Austin makes for one very interesting teacher. I enjoy working with him. I don’t always know what to expect from him, but the surprises work both ways, I rarely know what to expect from myself. He has this distinct ability to keep one deliciously off balance and this, combined with his unique tools and exercises, creates a wonderful environment for discovery. Never have I surprised myself more than in Gary’s Solo Performance “48th Street” Exercise...
KAY LAVERGNE JAZ: (Read more of Kay's description)
This is the ultimate fusion of all that is wonderful about improvisation. Everything on stage and that which I create is the “other”. There are people, places and things that morph into the land of my making by my 100% commitment to the movement, to the here and now. Intention collides with imagination all on the wave of trust that comes from the scary place of embracing the uncomfortable...

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 on: September 09, 2016, 09:56:23 AM 
Started by Daniel Tarker - Last post by Daniel Tarker
Join Seattle Theatre Works for our Industry Night performance of Georg Buchner’s classic German surrealist masterpiece Woyzeck st Stage One Theatre, North Seattle College. Pay-What-You-Can with TPS membership card. Find out more on our FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1804457309812017/
or by visiitong our website: http://seattletheatreworks.org
See you at the theatre!

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 on: September 04, 2016, 09:47:24 AM 
Started by Christopher Comte - Last post by Christopher Comte
On this date in 1986 six theatre artists: Garrett Bennett, John Lawler, Brian Finney, Michael Rainey, Micha Rice, and Dave Skubinna, formally incorporated the name "Annex Theatre" with the Washington Secretary of State's Office, thus initiating what I'm sure none of them anticipated would be a tiny theatrical juggernaut, an artistic David to take on the institutional Goliaths of Seattle's regional and commercial theatre scene.

On Friday morning, nearly 30 years to the day, I found myself rolling up the I-5 corridor from Portland, enervated from too little sleep and energized by too much caffeine, racing to make it back to Seattle in time for the 2016 Mayor's Arts Awards presentation. Annex had been nominated, along with long-time Seattle-based visual artist Alfredo Arreguin and the venerable 40 year old comic publisher Fantagraphic Books, in the "Legacy Award" category, "recognizing an individual or organization with a rich and enlightening career in the arts, whose contributions have made for a more vibrant city." We were in the running with some undisputed heavy-hitters, but long history has taught me not to maintain too high of an expectation. After all, we were the underdog, and even with 30 years under our own belt, still the New Kid on this particular artistic block. So, I sat there in the assembled crowd inside the Armory Building, surrounded by the City's arts elite, along with a handful of Annex stalwarts: Catherine Blake Smith, Stephen McCandless, Pamala Mijatov, Nicole Stellner, and Scotto Moore, as speeches were made, poems read, and other awards distributed, waiting for our moment. When ACT Theatre Executive Director Carlo Scandiuzzi read our name as the recipient, I think he was even more surprised than we were - once again, our scrappy little fringe theatre had beaten the odds!

And that, in a nutshell, is a testament to the true legacy of what Annex represents: we've persevered against the odds for three solid decades, doing things in our own inimitable fashion, crawling around in the muck below the bellies of the big organizations, and carving out a niche in the larger theatrical ecosystem by providing a home for artists, thousands of them over the years, to hone their skills, develop their craft, create the art THEY want to create, and giving them a personal investment in the success - or failure - of the work we do by putting the decision-making process directly into their hands. It's an almost unheard of institutional aesthetic: that the artists themselves collectively determine what kind of art they want to commit themselves to creating, and one that I know from personal experience can be difficult for other artists to comprehend. It's not the way we were taught, and it's not supposed to work, but somehow, for 30 years we've managed to pull it off.

My personal contributions to that unprecedented success have been decidedly modest: I've only performed in a mere handful of the 400 some-odd productions that have come through our doors, directed just one, and this is most certainly not intended as a tooting of my own horn as it were. But, I do think my own journey exemplifies the spirit of what Annex has meant and continues to mean to entire generations of theatre artists, even if my perspective is singularly unique. I was there roughly at the beginning and have somehow managed to stick around all this time; I literally wear Annex on my skin and will continue to proudly display that symbol of personal commitment for as for as long as there's a company of artists gathered under that banner or until I breath my last (and possibly beyond - promises have been made, after all).

But, I'm just one person, and so many, many others have contributed to that legacy, some far more significantly than myself: every actor, director, playwright, technician, designer, volunteer, and patron who has ever walked through our doors; whether it was on Bainbridge, on 4th Avenue, in the various itinerant spaces we briefly occupied during our "wandering years", at CHAC, or for the past nine-plus years at 11th & East Pike; each and every single one shares in our success and has a stake in our future. It is my most fervent desire that generations of new, young, energetic, committed artists will be doing this for another 10, 20, even 30 years - and I for one would be overjoyed to be around for our 50th or 60th Anniversary Celebration.

So, Happy 30th Birthday Annex Theatre! Here's to many more years of Bold New Work!

Annex Theatre: Annex The World, Now And Always.

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 on: September 02, 2016, 11:30:36 AM 
Started by Maggie Larrick - Last post by Maggie Larrick
eeking original scripts for our Playwrights Festival.  (Workshopping and readings, staged or otherwise, do not constitute a previous production for purposes of the Playwrights Festival.)

The submission deadline is Oct. 21. 

The notice is both attached as a Word document and pasted into this email.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you for your time and consideration, and best of luck with your endeavor.

Maggie Larrick
Burien Actors Theatre is seeking submissions of new plays by Washington State playwrights for the 2017 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival. Both one-act and full-length plays are sought.

Winning scripts staged April 14 through May 7, 2017 as part of Burien Actors Theatre’s 2016-17 season. In addition to having their plays produced, winning playwrights receive monetary prizes.

Submission deadline for all scripts is Oct. 21, 2016. To qualify for the Festival, all submissions must follow Playwrights Submission Guidelines detailed below. The guidelines can also be found at www.burienactorstheatre.org.

Playwrights Submission Guidelines

  • Open to any person residing in the State of Washington.
    There are no submission fees.
    Scripts may either be one-act or full-length. A series of unrelated or loosely related acts or scenes that could more properly be separated into one-act plays will not be accepted as a full-length play and may be treated as separate one-acts for purposes of this Festival.
    Submissions must be original and unpublished. Plays that have never been produced or have only had a workshop or a reading, whether staged or otherwise, are eligible. However, plays that have been fully produced are not eligible.
    The Festival provides a semi-workshop environment and basic production, so excessive production requirements may result in disqualification.
    All submissions must be typed/word-processed, page-numbered, and in standard professional play format. Format guidelines can be obtained at http://www.samuelfrench.com/submissions via the “Samuel French Formatting Guide” link or going to http://www.samuelfrench.com/content/files/upload/General%20SFI%20Formatting%20Guidelines%20Complete.pdf.
    Manuscripts must begin with a cover page that includes the following so we have important information about you and your script, including how to contact you: Name of play, your name, email address, U.S. mail address and phone number, as well as the number of script pages, number of acts and type of play (comedy, drama, etc.). The cover page will be removed from your manuscript to ensure blind judging.
    Manuscripts must also include the play’s title on a separate page from the cover page (since the cover page will be removed), 2-3 sentence synopsis, character list (including gender, age range and features such as skin or hair color necessary to script), setting (time and place), and list of acts and scenes.
    Scripts may be submitted via either email or U.S. mail. Emailed scripts must be in either PDF or Microsoft Word format and sent to playwrightsfestival@burienactorstheatre.org. Scripts sent via U.S. mail should go to:  Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival, Burien Actors Theatre, P.O. Box 48121, Burien, WA 98148.
    Do not send the only copy of your work. Manuscripts cannot be returned.
    Copyright remains with the playwright.
    Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the playwrights’ full responsibility.
    Burien Actors Theatre reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.
    Playwrights are asked but not required to participate in discussions with the audience following performances.
    Entries must be emailed or postmarked by Oct. 21, 2016.
    Winners will be announced January 2, 2017. Winning scripts will be staged April 14 through May 7, 2017, and winning playwrights will each receive a small monetary prize.
    Questions? Contact info@burienactorstheatre.org or 206-242-5180.

About the Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival

The mission of the Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival is to encourage, promote and showcase previously unproduced theater works written by Washington state residents.

The festival was named to honor Bill and Peggy Hunt’s dedicated services to theater and to Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) over 35 years and their role in founding BAT's Playwrights Festival.

Originally from Canada, the Hunts were familiar with Canadian play competitions and were instrumental in igniting this idea locally. The first staged competitions were theatrical, aimed more at fostering play production rather than writing, with entries from the greater Seattle area.

Later, Peggy Hunt suggested establishing a playwriting competition with winning shows to be produced by Burien Actors Theatre. The company has been producing this unique festival every two to three years since 1999.

About Burien Actors Theatre

Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

BAT gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theater experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t see on film or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants and sponsorships.

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 on: September 01, 2016, 01:08:40 PM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin
Voice Acting Workshop
Get behind the Mic with Addy Award-winning voice actor Leonard Dozier http://www.leonarddozier.com

When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, October 1st
Where: Sophia Hat Studios
    722 N 73rd Street 98103
    Seattle, WA 98155

Cost: $175 for Theatre Puget Sound Members ($25 discount) $200 for General Members

For registration: (888) 684-5590
Seminar will cover four phases:
The basics of voice acting technique and vocal preparation, and how to use your voice. The industry needs all types of voices.
Careers in voice acting (commercials, audio books, documentaries, animation, interactive media).

The business of voice acting, the major players in the business, union vs. nonunion, creating work opportunities for yourself, and producing your demo.
Putting your voice and skills to the test (recording real scripts on the spot, simulating auditions - you will receive a copy of your work).

Four students from last year's workshop now have demos and are represented by VO agents!

Dozier is a SAG-AFTRA member and voice actor with close to 20 years of experience. He is a principal actor alongside Lea Michele, Jim Belushi, and Patrick Stewart in the Hollywood animation movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. He is the official voice of Boomtown Casino, a role he has served for nearly three years. Additional voice credits include American Idol Ruben Studdard’s national promo for the album Love Is, Centerlight Healthcare and the NCAA Recyclemania Campaign for Coca Cola and most recently Stelara. On screen Leonard can be seen in the film Turning Point with Ernie Hudson and Todd Bridges. He co-starred in the Emmy-winning Fever: 1793 which premiered on ABC in April of 2012. Leonard is featured in the new apocalyptic thriller Phaesporia, out in 2016.

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