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BROTHERS DAVID AND JK SIMMONS SEEK TO ELIMINATE YOUTH SUICIDE, ADDICTION, AND BULLYING THROUGH THE ARTS

  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

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Front of House/Administrative Internship

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, marcus@playhouseonthesquare.org.

Theatre Job Board

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

PLAYHOUSE ALUMNUS IN THE RUNNING TO STAR IN “CHICAGO” ON BROADWAY November 05, 2019 at 4:00 pm | Bigfork Eagle _________________

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

New Broadway Shows From TDF Stages Online Magazine

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

Unraveling the Landscape: A Conversation With Adrienne Kennedy

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

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...

Victoria Clark on Her Latest Role: Director By SANDY MACDONALD

“I think it’s time to turn my focus back to mentoring and teaching and telling stories from a different perspective, from behind the table.” The Tony-winning actress helms Strindberg’s The Dance of Death for Classic Stage Company   Victoria Clark has been job hunting lately, but not in a desperate way. A celebrated Broadway performer since the ’80s (Tony nominations for Sister Act, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Gigi; a win for The Light in the Piazza), she’s rarely idle. Yet, like many a renowned actor, she’s always wanted to direct, too. In fact, that’s originally what she set out to do nearly four decades ago when, after graduating from Yale, she studied directing at New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre P...

J.K. Simmons on ‘Counterpart’ Season 2 and the ‘Crushing’ Moment That Changed His Life

The Oscar-winning actor opens up about the twists and turns of ‘Counterpart’ season two, how he pulls off dual leading roles, and the ‘divergence’ point that changed his life. by: Nick Schager The only thing better than one J.K. Simmons is two, which is a significant reason Counterpart is a top contender for best new show on television. After completing a sterling initial season earlier this year, Justin Marks’ twisty-turny sci-fi saga begins its excellent sophomore run on Starz this Sunday (Dec. 9). As before, its focus is squarely on Howard Silk (Simmons), a Berlin-situated government employee entangled in a Cold War-esque spy game—the catch being that the two sides at war are not East and West, but our world and an identical parallel dimension we discovered thirty years ago that’s popul...

DIRECTORS LAB NORTH

DIRECTORS LAB NORTH   Directors Lab North is a directing lab based in Toronto, Canada, geared toward professional practicing directors in all stages of their career from all across Canada and abroad. Now in its 9th year, the Lab fosters a national and international exchange between a community of emerging, mid level and established career directors that need a safe space to explore and connect with like-minded peers. Participants are exposed to foreign techniques and practices, broadening their scope and repertoire. It is a series of workshops, readings, investigations, roundtable discussions, shared sessions and master classes led by master theatre practitioners.

Why a Tony-Winning Director Decided to Return to Acting By JEN GUSHUE

  “I think all actors have a little bit of director brain. But it’s been really nice not to feel any urge to ‘fix’ anything.” David Cromer on costarring in The Waverly Gallery on Broadway — How do you follow up winning the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical? For David Cromer, who snagged that statuette for his work on The Band’s Visit, the answer was to book an acting gig. The prolific director — who launched his career in Chicago before making his name Off-Broadway with the musical Adding Machineand a long-running production of Our Town — had dabbled in performing in the past. (He played the Stage Manager in Our Town, had a small part in the 2014 Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun and even did an arc on the TV se...