Did you know the K-State Library has tons of resources to help you find plays and monologues? You’ll need your K-State EID to log on: http://apps.lib.k-state.edu/databases/category/arts/theatre/
All of the databases are excellent, but “Twentieth Century North American Drama” has 2000 full text plays online!”Theatre in Video” also lets you watch video recordings of plays, right from the comfort of your home!Another place to browse synopses of plays is Dramatists Play Service: http://www.dramatists.com/The Drama Book Shop is a well-known New York establishment that has a pretty good online presence for Theatre Artists:http://www.dramabookshop.com/
Daniel Ireton, is the Hale librarian for K-State Theatre undergrads and Thomas Bell works with grad students. Both librarians are willing to help you use the vast resources at the library to find monologues! Don’t wait until the last minute!
The scripts for Chicago, Columbinus, Detroit and Rx are available in the McCain office to check out and read. They will be available in the McCain office for your review all summer and at the start of the semester.
The Mandatory Cattle Call for Theatre majors with an Acting/Directing emphasis are on Tuesday, Aug. 27th at 6:30pm in Nichols Theatre. Music Theatre majors are highly encouraged to attend this cattle cattle.
Please prepare a one- minute monologue. 16 bars of a song will also be accepted in addition to (not instead of) the monologue.
AUDITIONS FOR ALL K-STATE STUDENTS:
Wed, Aug. 28, 7-10pm Chicago by Kander & Ebb (directed by Dwight Tolar) & Detroit by Lisa D’Amour (directed by Dylan Rogerson)
Thurs, Aug. 29, 7-10pm Columbinus by PJ Paparelli & Stephen Karam (directed by Jennifer Vellenga), Rx by Kate Fodor (directed by Amanda Garvey), & Stigma written and directed by Britt Burr
Fri, Aug. 30, 6:30-9pm Chicago & Rx; 8-10:30pm Columbinus, Detroit, & Stigma
Theatre and Dance Grads: We are so proud of you!!! You are K-State ALUMNI now!!
(If you are a music grad…post in the comments below…we congratulate you, too!
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K-State alum Jennifer Grace is currently in Lincoln Center’s Nikolai and Others, directed by David Cromer. The show has an ensemble cast including Michael Cerveris, Blair Brown, Kathryn Erbe, and Alvin Epstein.
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We would love to follow your summer plans. If you would like to share what you’ll be doing this summer, please comment below.
It’s always good for future students to see all of the possibilities that exist for summer work!
I have an Interior Architecture student in my Fundamentals of Scene Design class who would be interested in participating in the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Ideal Theatre competition next fall. If you’ve never heard of this, it is an international competition that pairs theatre and architecture students to design a theatre. Here’s some information taken from the USITT website:
“Open communication between theatre users and theatre designers is critical for a successful venue. The goal of this competition is to bring together future theatre professionals and architects to develop an understanding of the complexity of issues needed to design their “Ideal Theatre.”
The goal of this competition is to encourage architecture students to work with young theatre artists to explore the emotive power of space, how space can aid storytelling, and how it can be manipulated to achieve a dramatic purpose. We also hope that architecture students will enjoy the kind of creative collaboration that is common in the theatre, and will relish the opportunity to think about space-making in a different way than they typically are asked to do. This is a problem about how physical environments shape experiences over time; it is about places rather than spaces.”
–Excerpts taken from the USITT 2013 Ideal Theatre Competition Brief
Full brief available at http://www.usitt.org/files/Ideal%20Theatre%202013%20brief.pdf
This project would be a great opportunity for theatre students to get involved in planning their own “perfect” theatre. Anyone—actors, directors, designers, or technicians—could be involved in this process. Also, you could potentially enroll in an independent study in order to get credit for your work on the project (we can discuss which course number later). If the project is chosen as a finalist, you would get to attend the USITT conference in Ft. Worth next March to present the project.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact me. I’m just looking to see if anyone is interested at this point—no commitments are necessary right now.
Into the Woods will be presented by the Junction City Little Theatre Friday, May 10-Sunday, May 12. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 with a Sunday Matinee at 2:00.
NEUTRAL MASK Summer Intensive
6 Day Training
Taught by Master Teacher
June 10 – 15, 2013
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Class location: Academy for Classical Acting 2129 G Street, NW Washington, DC 20052
TUITION: $600 (now taking credit cards & PayPal)
Experience the wisdom and foundation of the neutral mask in this 6-day immersion.
Seize this unique opportunity to acquire a fundamental layer of training, supporting all forms of performance.
The neutral mask will:
• Heighten your spatial awareness and broaden your play
• Guide you toward establishing an underlying balance and calm
• Free your body and release the control of the mind
• Develop and support your physical abilities
The neutral mask is a body of work developed by the late Jacques Lecoq. It is a full face mask that you wear through a series of exercises, in which you ask your body to become a dynamic and rhythmic reflection of the world around you.
Utilizing the innate wisdom of the body, the neutral mask enables us to find freedom, awareness and expression.
It pushes us to our growing edge, guides us into a dialogue with our habits, and arrives at the truth through essential gesture.
• the one we think we are,
• the one we really are,
• and the one we hold in common (J.Lecoq)
This workshop is appropriate for both the serious beginner and the experienced professional. It provides practical tools of expression for actors, directors and performers of any discipline, as well as teachers of any art form.
FOR REGISTRATION go to: www.thisisthecenter.com
Dody DiSanto was trained in Paris, holding an esteemed position as a teaching protégé of the late Jacques Lecoq, whose teachings she carries on at the Center for Movement Theatre in Washington, DC. She is currently on the faculties of the Academy for Classical Acting for the Shakespeare Theatre at the George Washington University, teaching mask and clown; at The Catholic University of America, teaching mask and clown; and has recently served as a guest teacher at the University of Maryland, Cirque du Soleil and at The Yale School of Drama.
Ebony Theater- All Members Meeting
Wednesday May 8th 5:30pm Nichols Lobby
This meeting is for anyone interested in becoming a member of Ebony or serving as an officer next year. We encourage everyone to bring ideas for Ebony in the year to come!
Any questions contact Taneysha Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!!!