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 on: August 27, 2014, 03:55:31 PM 
Started by Sam Read - Last post by Sam Read
The University of Washington School of Drama currently has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time Computer Support Analyst 2.  This individual will support the School’s technology and media needs under the general supervision of the Administrator.


Provide Technical Support and Expertise:

•     Update and maintain various software systems, such as operating systems and security software systems, as well as hardware for a variety of computer environments, including PC and Mac.
•     Maintain and troubleshoot all printers and scanners in Hutchinson Hall and two on-campus theatres.
•     Install and configure newly acquired workstations and software packages and then train faculty, staff, and students in their usage.
•     Write and maintain technical documentation and support manuals for any new equipment or software packages. Also direct users to other support documentation and personnel if needed.
•     Join users and workstations to the server.
•     Troubleshoot and repair any damaged equipment and coordinate service requests if needed.
•     Monitor usage for School’s file storage network.
•     Maintain inventory database for all equipment in the School.
•     Advise the School’s administrator about computer and equipment usage and make recommendations for improvements, including items to be purchases.
•     Maintain all media equipment, including high-end digital video cameras and editing equipment.
•     Responsible for training potential users and testing student knowledge of all audio and video equipment.
•     Other duties as assigned.

Maintain and Develop School Websites:

•     Work with College of Arts and Sciences web team in designing and developing any updates to the School’s website.
•     Maintain and update information on specific pages.
•     Work with faculty and staff in building and maintaining additional websites, such as the Center for Performance studies site, using Drupal.
•     Troubleshoot and fix any errors as well as maintain security updates for all websites.

Produce, Direct, and Edit Promotional Videos:

•     Write up scripts or interview questions for video shoots in conjunction with School’s Constituent Relations Officer (CRO).
•     Coordinate with all parties involved with a project and create a shooting schedule as well as securing a location and equipment.
•     Set up and break down the equipment as well as film and direct the project.
•     Edit the project as well as develop any effects, then work with School’s CRO in making adjustments to create the final product.
•     Upload all media to various outlets, including YouTube Channel and website.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our  benefits website.   
 Three years of experience in programming and/or computer support services of a technical nature, or one year of experience as Computer Support Analyst I OR equivalent education/experience.

•     Experience with networked PC environments
•     Knowledge of Windows and Apple software systems
•     Experience with web-based CMS, such as Drupal
•     Knowledge of media editing software, such as Final Cut Pro
•     Ability to shoot and edit digital media
•     Good written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with non-technical clients
•     Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal supervision; considerable initiative required

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. 

•     Knowledge of audiovisual equipment used in live theatrical productions
•     Experience in a university setting
•     Experience working with arts organizations

For more information and to apply, go to:

 on: August 26, 2014, 01:28:16 PM 
Started by Karen Lund - Last post by Karen Lund
Kill Date: September 17, 2014

Karen Lund, Associate Artistic Director, Taproot Theatre Company

Taproot Theatre Company announces
Equity AEA/EMC General Auditions (for their 2015 Season)

Auditions will be held Monday & Tuesday, September 15 and 16 from 10am – 6pm
in Taproot’s new Isaac Studio Theatre
208 N 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
on the Taproot Theatre Campus

Taproot Theatre Company, under a new transitional SPT Tier 4 contract, will be holding general auditions for AEA/EMC members for their 2015 season.

Actors are asked to sign-up for an audition slot beginning Friday, August 29 at 9am by sending an e-mail to Audition scheduling is on a first come, first scheduled basis. Coordinators will attempt to accommodate specific scheduling requests, but cannot guarantee specific times.

Actors will be allotted five minutes for their audition and are asked to prepare one monologue or two contrasting monologues in any style. Singing is not required.

Actors are advised to bring 1 copy of their headshot and resume to the general audition so Taproot Theatre will keep these for their files.

Auditions will be attended by Karen Lund, Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director and when available Scott Nolte, Producing Artistic Director & Nathan Jeffrey, Director of Education and Outreach.

WHAT: Taproot Theatre Company’s Equity General Auditions (for 2015 Season)
Attended by Karen Lund (TTC)

WHEN: September 15 & 16 (Monday & Tuesday 10am – 6pm)

•   Audition reservations begin August 29 at 9am (first come, first scheduled.)
•   1 copy of Headshot & Resume required.
•   Each actor is allowed 5 minutes for audition (1- 2 monologues of any style acceptable.)
•   Singing is not required.
•   Callbacks will be by individual contact on a per show basis.

WHERE: Taproot Theatre Company’s Isaac Studio theatre, 208 North 85th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

CONTACT: Auditions are available by contacting Courtney Kessler, Casting Intern via email at If actors request a specific time slot the coordinators will do their best to accommodate, but cannot guarantee specific times.

Taproot Theatre Company is a professional, non‐profit theatre company with a multi‐faceted production program. Founded in 1976, Taproot Theatre serves the Pacific Northwest with Mainstage Productions, Touring Productions and the Acting Studio. Taproot Theatre Company creates theatre experiences to brighten the spirit, engage the mind and deepen the understanding of the world around us while inspiring imagination, conversation, and hope. Taproot Theatre Company is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Theatre Puget Sound (TPS), National New Play Network(NNPN) and the Greenwood‐Phinney Chamber of Commerce.

 on: August 21, 2014, 08:30:28 AM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
The Artist's Way Classes Are Now Open for Registration

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron is an international bestseller on the subject of creativity. Whether you see yourself as an artist or not, this book and class can be an incredibly useful resource to tap into your creative side which can benefit many areas of your life. The 2 hour a week 12 week long class will take students through the 12 chapters with an emphasis on the accompanying chapter exercises and additional creativity exercises and strategies (i.e. meditation tools). This material can work with anyone, no matter how dormant or energized their creative life may be, and can enhance their ability to be more fully and genuinely themselves.

Julia Cameron uses 3 basic tools for students to enhance their lives and their creativity: 1) morning pages (writing 3 pages longhand of stream of consciousness writing), artist's dates (solo fun dates with yourself) and completing creativity exercises at the back of each chapter. To quote Julia, "In order to retrieve your creativity, you need to find it." The basic tools and the additional creativity exercises that we incorporate into the 12 week course can help you do just that. No prerequisites required for this class.

Section I: September 19 - December 12
Fridays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$375 (12 weeks)
Instructor: Kate Gavigan
Note: No class November 28

Section II: September 22 - December 8
Mondays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$375 (12 weeks)
Instructor: Kate Gavigan

For more information or to register for the class:

(a $75.00 nonrefundable deposit secures your space in the class with the balance of the class tuition due a week before class starts)

"The class was life changing for me. I have been having breakthroughs in my writing and have been more keenly aware of opportunities. I also feel more confident in my work. I am in a stronger place as an artist."
Beth P., Artist's Way Center Alum

"Great class. Worth every minute."
Cyd, Seattle Artist's Way Center Alum

To read more student testimonials:

Classes will be held in Wallingford at Windows Art Gallery, 4131 Woodland Park Ave N., Seattle.

Please note: it is not unusual for students to have to miss a class or two over the 12 week session.  We provide detailed notes for any class you miss in order to ensure you stay connected with the material and the other students.

Kate Gavigan has been facilitating Artist's Way classes since January 2009. Kate is passionate about The Artist's Way having personally experienced the benefits of the materials. Kate worked in social services as a trainer for over 10 years when she found herself drawn to the material in The Artist's Way, which helped her uncover a passion for theatre and the arts. She credits her mid-life career change (now working at her dream job teaching these classes and working as a PR Manager at a local theater) to having gone through The Artist's Way.

 on: August 14, 2014, 03:51:07 PM 
Started by Leonard Goodisman - Last post by Leonard Goodisman
Eclectic Theater is putting on a  long one act play festival (plays up to 30 minutes and beyond-with-discussion) Dec 12-13 and 19-20. Playwrights contact to register your interest.

DIRECTORS Please let me know you're available; send resume to and we'll start sending you plays to see if we can find a match.


 on: August 14, 2014, 07:59:53 AM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
You are invited to ...

Freehold's Fall Open House - Sample some classes for Free!
Thursday, September 18, 6:00-8:00 pm
FREE - RSVP requested via Brown Paper Tickets:

at Freehold, 2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle

Since 1991, Freehold has been a center for the practice of theatre. We are privileged to have exceptional faculty teaching at Freehold. All of our 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.

Here is your chance to sample some of Freehold's amazing classes for FREE at our Fall Open House event. Freehold offers classes year round with many of our Fall Quarter classes beginning in mid-September.

Open House Event Schedule:

6:00 - 6:40 Introduction/meet faculty and socialize

Choose between one of these:
6:40 - 7:20 Directing and Acting for the Camera with John Jacobsen
6:40 - 7:20 Improv with Matt Smith

AND/OR one of these:
7:20 - 8:00 Intro to Acting with Meg McLynn
7:20 - 8:00 Stage Combat with Geof Alm

PLEASE NOTE: 2 of the 4 class samples are held at the same time so you could attend EITHER Directing and Acting for the Camera OR Improv (both from 6:40 to 7:20) and then EITHER Intro to Acting OR Stage Combat (both at 7:20 - 8:00 pm). Check out one of our classes or two!

PLUS ...

*Meet our exceptional faculty and Freehold's Artistic Director
*Hear about the extraordinary work being done at Freehold
*Enjoy some tasty treats and refreshments

Reserve a spot in one (or more) of the sample classes by registering (for free). Tickets here:

Freehold's classes are open to students 18 years of age and older.

Explore the YOU You Don't Know.

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

 on: August 13, 2014, 01:14:48 PM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
You are invited to Freehold's Rehearsal and Performance Class' Showing of "Stupid Fucking Bird"

"Stupid Fucking Bird" by Aaron Posner
Friday, August 22 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 23 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 24 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 24 at 7:30 pm

at Freehold Theatre, 2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle
(located on 2nd Avenue between Bell and Blanchard).

Reserve your FREE ticket via Brown Paper Tickets (donations accepted).  If tickets are "closed", please note that we will be taking a waiting list at the door.

Will Call tickets reserved here must be picked up 15 minutes before curtain. Any tickets not picked up will be released to the waiting list.

"Stupid Fucking Bird" is a remix of Chekhov's "The Seagull", by award-winning playwright Aaron Posner. With this adaptation Posner has captured the essential balance of humor and pathos in Chekhov - and he has updated it in a refreshing new cheeky and beautiful way. Freehold's Rehearsal and Performance Faculty Member and director notes that: "It has been such a pleasure and a joy to watch the R&P students make it their own - which they have done with aplomb - please join me in celebrating their beautiful work."

Rehearsal and Performance students include:
Hanna Abrahamson, Jeannine Early, Ellen McMahon, David Mielke, Laura Nelson, Christopher Rodriguez, Ashley Salazar, Archana Srikanta

Stage Manager: Mary Heffernan
Directed by Darragh Kennan

 on: August 12, 2014, 10:21:06 AM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Stage Combat: Rapier and Dagger with Geof Alm at Freehold Theatre

Rapier and Dagger - think Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, classic "Double Fence" style of the Renaissance, and beyond! Steeped in history and theatrical swordplay, this application of stage fighting is a grand chance to further the actor's skills in physical storytelling and partnering skills needed when the play calls for it. Some sword experience is helpful, but not a deal breaker! A certificate of proficiency presented by The Society of American Fight Directors will be offered.

October 4 – December 13
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$460 Discounted
$550 Full Price
Tuition based on household income
Note: No Class November 29

5% early bird discount for registering by September 2nd

For more information or to register:

Geof Alm is a certified fight director and teacher for the Society of American Fight Directors. He has worked at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Opera, Seattle Shakespeare Company, The Group Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, The Huntington Theatre Company, and Missoula Children's Theatre. Alm teaches all over the Northwest, in Boston, Montana, and Louisiana, and in the University of Washington's Professional Actor Training Program.

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: August 12, 2014, 10:15:04 AM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Public Speaking with Gin Hammond at Freehold Theatre

The best way to become a better public speaker is through practice.  In this class, taught by Gin Hammond, all students will have opportunities to do just that in a safe and supportive atmosphere.  Through games, exercises, and discussions, you’ll learn a wide range of skills related to public speaking including breath and voice techniques, body language, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) basics, Sorting Types, and more!

November 5 – December 17
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exceptions: No Class November 26
$340 Discounted
$410 Full Price

5% early bird discount for registering by September 2nd

For more information or to register:

Gin Hammond is Harvard University/Moscow Art Theatre grad and a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework.  Around town she has been a dialect and vocal coach for Seattle Rep, Book-It, Taproot, Seattle Children's Theater, Village Theater, and films, and most recently performed with Book-It, WET, and various Sandbox Artist Collective productions.  She received a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her performance in The Syringa Tree, and has performed in Russia, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and England.  Hammond teaches voice, voice-over, public speaking, and dialect coaching, and can be heard on commercials, audiobooks, radio plays, and a variety of video games including DotA, Aion, Halo 3 ODST.

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: August 12, 2014, 10:13:44 AM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Voice Over with Susanna Burney at Freehold Theatre

In this four-week Voice Over workshop, we will take a step-by-step approach to interpreting various types of text and to exploring and utilizing your individual voice. We will cover the basics of staying focused and ready to perform under the pressure of a recording session, including diction and relaxation exercises, ways of quickly and effectively interpreting copy, and taking direction. Students will have an opportunity to explore audiobook narration, radio and television ad copy, technical narration, and character work for video games and animation. We will cover what to expect in a recording session, from auditions to bookings, and touch on broader questions about the business. The final class will culminate in actual practice in a professional recording studio.

October 28 – November 19
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
$340 Discounted Price
$410 Full Price
Tuition based on household income

5% early bird discount for registering by September 2nd

For more information or to register:

Susanna Burney is a professional voice over artist, actress, director and teacher, who makes her home in Seattle.  For over 20 years, her voice has been heard on radio, TV, promotional and training films, and the web.  Her talent has also been featured on video games, including Hoyle Casino and Kids Games, and she is the character Jin in F.E.A.R. (Monolith, Sierra, and Warner Bros.)  She has narrated dozens of audiobooks in a range of genres for BBC America, Harper Collins, Listen and Live, High Bridge, Writers Coffee Shop, Brilliance, and more.  Her stage work has taken her to New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New England, Florida, Nevada, and Scotland.  Film credits include The Beans of Egypt, Maine and John Carpenter's The Ward.

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: August 12, 2014, 10:11:57 AM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Voice with Rhonda J. Soikowski at Freehold Theatre

In this beginning level course, develop an actor’s awareness of the vocal instrument and explore posture, breath, placement, and tone using a combination of techniques. Expand your capacity for vocal resonance and extend your personal vocal range, harness and utilize all the power in the sounds, both consonants and vowels, and learn a personal vocal warm-up designed to prepare your instrument to exercise flexibility, agility, and consistency. Students will work toward their potential with a piece of theatrical text provided by the instructor on the first day of class.

October 14 – November 18
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
$340 Discounted Price
$410 Full Price
Tuition is based on household income

5% early bird discount for registering by September 2nd

For more information or to register:

Rhonda J. Soikowski has been acting, directing, and generating new work in collaborative process since 1995. She holds an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University and a BFA in Acting with an Original Works emphasis from Cornish College of the Arts where she is currently on Faculty in the Theater Department. As a teaching artist, she specializes in integrating mind, voice, body and intention. Local credits include work with Strawshop, Book-It Repertory Theater, Cherry Manhattan Presents, LaCoeur, Freehold’s Engaged Theater Project, and many others. Rhonda is currently involved in research and development for performance pedagogy with a new investigation into Institutionalized Oppression in Art Making.

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.

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