Village Theatre, a Regional theatre based outside of Seattle, WA has recently launched the program NextStage: offering FREE online classes with a focus on Professional Artist Development. Details on the NextStage program and how to register below! Village Theatre NextStage Are you a professional artist? Join us for NextStage, a FREE online class series designed to illuminate, support, and encourage the professional artistic experience through practical instruction and conversation. Who: All artists are welcome, no matter your level of experience or training. The only requirement is that you are at least 18 years old. When: Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, from 7:30–8:30 pm. Each class is 45 minutes (recorded) followed by 15 minutes of Q&A (not recorded). The...
via www.aate.com By Alex Ates In the past few days, several schools have canceled in-person classes because of the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. Using tools and platforms like Zoom or Google Meet, instructors are preparing to teach online. But, how will that work for theatre educators? Below, Incite/Insight will compile the latest resources for theatre educators to utilize during this unprecedented time.
UBU Project Founder David Simmons, Academy Award-winning actor JK Simmons, and several talented youth performers rock the house at the “Light Your Corner of the World” benefit concert. (Photo: Kristy Sproul) David Simmons considers himself a “thriving survivor.” It has been just over ten years since he received a second chance at life after a failed suicide attempt — a gift that he has refused to squander. After learning the startling statistic that the leading cause of death for children ages 10 – 14 in Arizona was suicide, he immediately understood his mission, and founded The UBU Project with the goal to end youth suicide, addiction, and bullying. READ MORE
Individual Membership Features: Actor/Performer uploading your resumes a 120 second audition 12 photos 3-minute vocal 7-minute dance recital 3-minute virtual Bio The 3-minute Bio is a great place to describe yourself, your goals, and what makes you unique in your field of work. Design/Tech 10-minute presintation video 5-minute video for bio 24 images Musician 15-minute video 10 images Production – creative/support staff 15-minute video presintation 10 images breakalegnetwork.com
Playhouse on the Square, a regional professional theatre company in Memphis, TN, is looking for a self-motivated individual for a year-round internship. Duties include managing front of house, event managing, organizing volunteers, and assisting with various public relations events. Other responsibilities may include marketing, postering, database management, mailings, and advertising. Organizational skills coupled with effective communication skills are essential. A car is preferred. $150/week plus housing. Please submit resume and references to: Marcus Cox, Director of Community Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget about registering for SETC’s Annual Theatre Job Fair! SETC hosts one of the nation’s largest off-stage theatre job fairs during the annual SETC Convention. If you are looking for a job or to hire for off-stage and/or “techie” theatre positions — including academic, administrative, backstage, design, stage management, costumes, props, electrical, carpentry, lighting, front-of-house, box office and other company or crew jobs, as well as intern and apprentice positions — the SETC Theatre Job Fair is the place for you! Click here to learn more about THEATRE JOB FAIR
Bigfork Summer Playhouse alumnus and Belmont University musical theatre senior Ginny Swanson was named a semi-finalist in the national search for Broadway’s next Roxie Hart in the hit musical, “Chicago.” Casting directors, producers and former stars of “Chicago” chose Swanson as one of only 10 semi-finalists from hundreds of applicants who submitted video auditions. Swanson spent the past summer performing at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in “Seussical The Musical”, “Oklahoma!,” “Catch Me If You Can,” and “The Wedding Singer,” and was one of the recipients of the 2019 BSP Scholarships. Read More
We have articles about three new Broadway shows this week. Jonathan Mandell had an insightful conversation with Ian Barford, who portrays the easy-to-love-hate lead in Linda Vista, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts. Regina Robbins chatted with Emun Elliott, who’s romancing Marisa Tomei in Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo. And Marisa Cohen traced the epic journey of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical from YA novel to the Great White Way. Now that the Broadway season is in full swing, I’m curious to hear which new shows you’ve loved. Let me know by replying to this email or leaving a comment on one of our articles. Wishing you a culture-filled holiday weekend, Raven Snook Editor of TDF Stages READ MORE
The author of ‘He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box’ talks about the play’s inspiration, her extraordinary parents, and her love for literature and old movies. BY BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS The September print issue of American Theatre contains the entire playscript of He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, Adrienne Kennedy’s lyrical, elliptical play about an interracial courtship in 1940s Georgia. In December 2017, as rehearsals began for the play’s premiere at Brooklyn’s Theatre for a New Audience, playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins spoke by phone with Kennedy from her home in Virginia. Read More https://www.americantheatre.org/2019/09/04/unraveling-the-landscape-a-conversation-with-adrienne-kennedy/
Uta Hagen Actress, Teacher, Writer…Legend Because she has had a long, distinguished career on the stage, and because for decades she has been one of the most important acting teachers in America, and because she has written with wit and clarity about the technical craft of acting, Uta Hagen has had a profound influence on the way acting is practiced, taught, and thought about in this country. Uta Hagen made her professional debut in 1937 at the age of eighteen as Ophelia in an Eva Le Galliene Hamlet in Dennis, Massachusetts. In 1938 she made her Broadway debut as Nina in the Lunts production of The Sea Gull. She played in twenty-two Broadway productions, including the legendary Othello with Paul Robeson and Jose Ferrer. In 1948 she re-invented Blanche DuBois for the nat...