Saturday, October 31, 2009

THE COLOR PURPLE wows them in Miami

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The Color Purple took its time -- 27 years, to be exact -- making the journey from the pages of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the stage of Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Its fleeting run will end on Sunday, but as the cheering crowd affirmed at Tuesday's opening, the musical treatment of one woman's harrowing story is abundantly worth the wait.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

TheatreSouth Atlanta brings back George C. Wolfe's THE COLORED MUSEUM one more time

Hello everybody,
I want you to come out and support Atlanta's newest quality theater group, TheatreSouth Atlanta. I am very excited about their upcoming plans for bringing classics and new plays to Atlanta.

TheatreSouth Atlanta Presents
World famous and multi-award winning stage play
“The Colored Museum”
by George C. Wolfe

Because there was such popular demand and critical response when it was originally mounted in October of this
year, TheatreSouth Atlanta is remounting the classic for a much longer run. It is scheduled to run from October 30th through November 22nd at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, 3181 Rainbow
Dr. in Decatur, Georgia.

In a rare Atlanta mounting of this play, Director Herman LeVern Jones, remains very loyal to the original script, but adds some minor nuanced updating. The play still consists of 11 play lets, all deflating black stereotypes in America. The characters in this classic and Dramatist Guild Award winning play are all too familiar to black folks everywhere. It lampoons certain African-American stereotypes. Its themes are so rich with pathos and irony
and might seem stereotypical and over-the-top, but there “might” be comparable mirror-images reflected in black literature, black films, and even black reality television shows. This hilarious play constantly challenges the audience and forces them to choose between laughter or tears with a little bit of both (laughing through their tears) as they sit in their seats watching this superbly presented play. And when the perky stewardess for Celebrity Slaveship Airways steps out on the stage at the beginning of "The Colored Museum" and bids us to "fasten your
shackles," you know you are going on a “flight” of your life and brace yourself for the turbulence ahead. Be sure to reserve your seats in advance as the much anticipated production is sure to be a popular theatrical event. Tickets are: General Admission: $25, Advanced Tix: $20, Student/Seniors: $15, Group of 10 or more $18.50.

*Tickets and information phone 404-549-3471 fax# 404 549 3473 (ads)

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Email: theatresouthatlanta @yahoo.com

Thank you,
Jamal Williams

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Call for Minority Filmmakers (NYC)

MINIORITY FILMMAKERS WANTED!!!! (NEW YORK)


Date: 2009-10-27, 1:43PM EDT
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New Minority film fund seeks interested filmmakers to take part in an infomercial supporting our cause. We are looking for a spokesmen as well as screenwriters, producers, directors, actors, crew, etc looking to fund their projects. The nature of the project is to reach out to contributors looking to give back to filmmakers that have no connections, no direction, and no money.

If you are interested in taking part in the journey to building a fund that we can use to produce our stories, please email us. Thanks. Whether you're new to film or a veteran, we still want to help.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

AAPEX Interview: Joy Hooper, Artistic Director of the standard

Joy Hooper

What role did theater and the arts play in your childhood and upbringing?
Theater had everything to do with my childhood and upbringing. I believe I tried my hand at every other performing art, before I landed on theater arts. My mother knew I was artistic, but wasn't quite sure what my concentration would be. I took ballet, played the flute, and even sang in the church choir. Needless to say, It didn't take anyone very long to see that I was not going to be able to make a living doing any of those, because I was simply not the most gifted in those areas. In elementary school, I decided to do a dramatic reading contest, I won and the rest is history. From there I went to an amazing community theater in Baltimore where I grew up called Arena Players. Going to Arena led to the Baltimore School for the Arts for high School, a BFA form Howard University, and my Masters form Penn State.

Tell us about your own evolution as an artist?
As an artist your always evolving if your smart. You can never allow yourself to get caught up into one idea of what you should be or where you should be creatively or professionally. It's really easy to compare yourself to your peers, without realizing we all experience our success in different ways, in different seasons of our lives. There is no way you could have told me that I'd be wearing this many hats at this point in my life. I always thought I might teach in Academia or something much later in life, and starting a company now, when all I use to think about was performing seemed like the furthest thing from what I wanted. All I cared about was performing. My biggest evolution as an artist came when I knew, and decided to accept the fact that I have a responsibility. Service became a bigger passion, than being in the forefront. The balance I'm finding is making me a better coach, a better business woman, and a better actress.

What was the impetus for founding The Standard and what is your mission?
The original impetus for starting the standard was very selfish in the beginning. I wanted to create more work for myself and those that were close to me. As actors it's easy to get caught up in a cycle of complaining about the lack of work, especially for African American actors. So I connected with a few colleges that were in the same space, and we created what is now 'the standard'. The standard is really something that has grown itself over the last year. We call ourselves a collective with a focus on production, which basically gives us an umbrella to operate with no limits or boundaries. We embrace all artists, not just actors, and look forward to growing, as we are in the production phase of our work. We have many programs, which include the actor workout, which is like a jam session for actors to come and just work on material that they may otherwise never get the opportunity to work on. There's the ongoing reading series, standardized, which encourages writers of screenplays and plays to submit their work to be considered for a produced reading of their work by 'the standard'. We have the standard Xchange which is an exchange program we've created where we go in and do minor repairs to help renovate theaters in exchange for space, and we also do outreach in the New York public school system.

How can folks who are interested become involved and how can they follow what you are doing?
It's really easy. Check out our website www.livethestandard.com, and email us at livethestandard@gmail.com., with all of your contact info. We will put you on our mailing list, and then you'll always know what we're up to. Usually people come to our events, and become really inspired, and want to help. We love meeting folks face to face, and connecting on a human level. Our motto is, "there is no lack: If you are an actor, act; If you are an artist, create....."

standard founding members include: Joy Hooper(Artistic Director), Herbert Newsome (Associate Artistic Director) and Nicoye Banks (Creative Director). New company members include: Thaddeus Daniels, Azania Shange, and Chi Chi Anyanwu.

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Call for Plays

Looking for a one act play to produce as part of Where Eagles Dare Fes (Midtown)


Date: 2009-10-26, 11:17PM EDT
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I am looking for a one act play to produce as part of the WHere Eagles Dare One Act Play Festival. I am looking for a two person play, with a part for a woman in her late 50's to early 60's. I am an established NY producer and have many NYC credits.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Final Week: THE RIVER CROSSES RIVERS (NYC)

Final Benefit Performance with Ruby Dee,
Carmen de Lavallade, and Vinie Burrows
Sunday, November 1st.


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Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

FLY soared at Crossroads Theatre Company! Up next: Marion J. Caffey's 3 Mo' Divas 11/19 (New Brunswick)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Broadway's 50 Most Powerful People

Who are Broadway’s most powerful people? We put the question to a handful of industry insiders who, on condition of anonymity, ranked Broadway’s movers and shakers for a final and decidedly unscientific list of 50. Is power the ability to get a show up with the scratch of a pen? Is it the person at the very top of the game, or the person you wouldn’t dare put on hold? We let everyone define "power" for themselves and let the chips fall as they may.

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Source: BroadwaySpace.com.

Call for Plays from New York writers

Strikingly Different Productions is currently seeking submissions for The 5-Borough Marathon of Short Plays: Staged Reading Series, 12/4 -5, at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing, New York. This exciting and eclectic series will showcase new and diverse playwrights in the New York area. Plays should reflect life in the Five Boroughs. All submissions must be no longer than 60 minutes, no shorter than 15 minutes. Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (readings okay). No musicals accepted. E-mail in your script and a one-page document containing the following information to strikinglydifferentproductions@yahoo.com: • name of show• one paragraph synopsis• one sentence teaser• playwright contact information (along with any other persons involved)• number of characters including gender and age• run time.
For plays chosen, a director will be assigned for casting and presentation of each reading project. The reading includes the opportunity for a talk back followed by a reception for artists and audience alike. Deadline for submissions is 11/3.

Source: TRU

Midwest Theatre Collaboration rings in THE GREAT WHITE HOPE in an effort to pardon Jack Johnson (Cleveland/Akron)

Jack Johnson


Midwest Theatre Collaboration rings in THE GREAT WHITE HOPE during a time of "hope and accountability" and pardon possibilities for Jack Johnson.

Three Ohio theatres are the only theatres throughout the country producing "The Great White Hope" during the 2009/2010 season in a collaborative effort; Karamu House and Ensemble Theatre (Cleveland) and Weathervane Play House (Akron). The play was first produced at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. in 1967 and moved to Broadway. It had a revival in the year 2000 at the Arena, celebrating the theatre's 40th anniversary. It was last staged at Karamu House in 1975, under the direction of the late Lucia Colombi, with Karamu alum James Pickens Jr., as Scipio.

THE GREAT WHITE HOPE
By Howard Sackler

February 12 – March 7, 2010 (Karamu Jelliffe)
April 1 – 4/18, 2010 (Weathervane Playhouse, Akron)


Set in the early 1900s, The Great White Hope is loosely based on the life of African American boxer Jack Johnson, renamed Jack Jefferson in the story. After becoming the first Negro heavyweight champion of the world in 1908, the play follows his tumultuous career and explores the nature of racism and racial conflict in American society. In collaboration with Weathervane Playhouse and Ensemble Theatre comes one of the most dynamic plays ever written for the American stage. The Great White Hope won the Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Drama. Once it closes at Karamu, the production and cast moves to Weathervane Playhouse.

The collaborative theatres has cast Anthony E. Nickerson-El as Jack Jeffries, last seen on the Karamu stage as Mister in Karamu's 2006 production of "King Hedley II" and Equity actress Ursula Cataan as Ellie Bachman. Ms. Cataan was recently seen in "The Clean House" at the Cleveland Play House. Cleveland Jewish News did a feature on her in 2008. ttp://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2008/09/19/features/arts/earts0919.txt

IN THE NEWS CNN: Pardon for black boxer jailed for interracial dating waits on Obama http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/10/19/boxer.pardon/index.html Mon October 19, 2009
By Alan Silverleib CNN
Jack Johnson's 1910 defeat of Jim Jeffries, the"Great White Hope," sparked riots.

CBS News: Congress Approves Jack Johnson Pardon First Black Heavyweight Champion Imprisoned in 1913 for Relationship with White Woman http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/30/sportsline/main5197355.shtml. Jack Johnson, a native of Galveston, Texas, won the 1908 world heavyweighttitle after police in Australia stopped his 14-round match against the severely battered Canadian world champion, Tommy Burns- leading to a search for a "Great White Hope" who could beat Johnson.

Source:
Terrence Spivey
Karamu House
2355 East 89th
Cleveland, OH 44106
http://www.karamuhouse.org/
216-795-7070

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Final Two Weeks: New Federal Theatre's THE RIVER CROSSES RIVERS (NYC)

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Theatre South Atlanta presents George C. Wolfe's THE COLORED MUSEUM starting 10/30 (Atlanta)

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Laurence Holder's ZORA opens 10/24 (Winston-Salem)

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The North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre Company website.

Red Harlem Readers


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Terrence Spivey of Karamu House co-hosts radio show this Saturday (Cleveland)

Terrence Spivey
Artistic Director
Karamu House

Greetings:

I have been invited to co-host with Lynn Hampton on the 360 Info Business Network program this Saturday on 1490 AM WERE, 11am-12pm EST in Cleveland, subbing for the wonderful Donna Dabbs. Please tune in on radio or go to http://www.newstalk1490.com/.


In midst of co-hosting, I will be reaching out to the listners about Karamu, the latest production and arts and culture in Cleveland and all over.

Nattionwide listners, please go to http://www.newstalk1490.com./


Call in and let people know what you do. Let us know about that event you have been planning. You can have the best product or service but if no one knows then what good is it? Listen and discover businesses that you can be networking with or events you can be supporting. Come and offer tickets to your event as an incentive. Let's get into the game and quit sitting on the side lines and making everybody else RICH. If your are tired like I am then join my efforts while I use this MIC to help our community. We can network globally now. Be a part of the solution. Send me a line if there is something you want to give away. Let's go GENERATORS.

Terrence Spivey
Artistic Director
Karamu House
2355 East 89th
Cleveland, OH 44106


"James Weldon Johnson had lodged in our minds long ago the belief that men seemed to understand each other best when they shared their cultures." - Russell Jelliffe, late co-founder of Karamu House

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

HATTILOO Celebrates this Friday & Saturday (Memphis)

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Please support Hattiloo by clicking the link below...
http://e2ma.net/go/2480187235/2258735/85446580/11038/goto:http://feedingdreams.com/memphis?cat=5
...and voting for the theatre's founder/executive director - Ekundayo Bandele.
These funds will support Hattiloo's
Camp Awareness scholarship fund.
Please note:
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide
When the Rainbow Is Enuf
by Ntozake Shange
opens THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH.

Hattiloo - The Color of Theatre
Box Office: 901-525-0009
Administration: 901-502-3486
Hattiloo Theatre
656 Marshall
Memphis, TN 38103

EL BANDIDO! opens Friday 10/16 (Philly)


Landmark Productions
Presents
EL BANDIDO!

Community College of Philadelphia
(Bonnell Building, BG 10)
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA

Friday, October 16, 7:30PM
Saturday, October 17, 7:30PM

Phone: 215-469-5373


This prodigal son story takes you on an unforgettable journey through the life of Talon Xavier Washington, the son of a successful businessman, and black sheep of his family. He willingly descends from his life of wealth and privilege, into the turbulent and exciting lifestyle of exotic dancing. What will he do when sex, women, and fast money are no longer enough?


Matinee: Saturday, Oct., 17, 2009 @ 2:30pm


Tickets: $25 (Advance Tickets), $20 (Group Rate), $30 (At the door). Also go to: http://www.landmarkproductionsllc.com/ to buy tickets, or call 1-877-260-1116.


We are Philadelphia's only minority owned and operated stage, film and television production company. Thank you for your love and support! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

FLY offers Vets discount on remaining shows (New Brunswick)

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Final performances of Ellis & Khan's FLY (New Brunswick)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Renita Martin's STEP SISTAH one night only 10/26 (NYC)

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Step Sistah
When it gets out that a pledgee likes to go "down south"
all of Mississippi gets to steppin in this sexy look at the roots of stepping,
homophobia, and internalized racism in African American sororities.
A one woman show by Renita Martin
(One of Curve Magazine's Favorite Lesbian Theatre Artists)
Directed by Clinton Turner Davis (Audelco Award Winner)
Presented by the
Cherry Lane Theatre
One night only
October 26th at 6:30PM
The Cherry Pit
155 Bank Street
Accessible by the C, L, N, R, W, Q, 2,3, 4, 5, 6 Trains to 14th Street
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the box office half an hour before showtime. Advance tickets are strongly recommended by calling 212.989.2020 extension 21. Please be sure to specify Step Sistah in the solo festival.
Definition of Brown paper bag test: A test used by upper class Black Americans to decide if a Black person is white enough to be admitted or accepted. If your skin was darker than a brown paper bag, you weren't in. This practice was commonly used by black sororities and fraternities.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Why British black producers are heading for Broadway

A scene from Bonnie Greer's MARILYN AND ELLA,
Apollo Theatre, London.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece of Southern Gothic about a family stewing in its own juices, arrives in the West End next month after its hit Broadway run. It is headed by its two Broadway leads: the legendary actor James Earl Jones, and Phylicia Rashaad, late of The Cosby Show and a formidable stage actor.
The production was conceived, produced and directed by the powerhouse producer/director Debbie Allen (star of both the original Fame and the recently released remake). Allen is a Broadway stalwart, one of a long list of African American producers who have helped Broadway to retain its eminence in the world of theatre.
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Charlayne Woodard's THE NIGHT WATCHER now thru 10/31 (NYC)




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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blackboard at the cell-- Monday, 10/12 (NYC)

Blackboard @ the cell
Ellen Craft: A New American Opera

A reading series devoted to the stories of Blacks throughout the African Diaspora
Monday, October 12, 2009
7:30pm
~Donations Greatly Appreciated!

Don't forget to RSVP by replying here.
- the house is going to be packed for this amazing new opera!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Original Airmen meet Crossroads' Airmen (New Brunswick)

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

37th Annual AUDELCO Awards - 11/16 (Harlem)

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

37th Annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Awards
for Excellence in Black Theatre

Theme: Looking Back.....Moving Forward

7:30pm
HarlemStage/ Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
Marian Anderson Theatre
133rd Street & Convent Avenue
Harlem, New York

$125 - Awards Presentation and VIP Reception.
Reception at 6:00pm.

$75 - Awards Presentation - Rear Orchestra

$40 - Awards Presentation - Front Mezzanine & Balcony

For more information, contact Grace L. Jones
212.368.6906
Fax: 212.368.8590
Email: mailto:Audelco@aol.%20com

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Source: Terrence Spivey
Artistic Director
Karamu House
2355 East 89th
Cleveland, OH 44106

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Heritage Theatre presents ALL OF ME: A Tribute to Billie Holiday 11/7 (NYC)

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Call for Playwrights

Playwright Wanted By Songwriter To Write Musical Theater
Date: 2009-10-05, 12:47PM PDTReply to: gigs-agy5a-1407677909@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
I'm a versitile and experienced lyricist and composer, looking to find an experienced playwright to collaborate with. Interested in either/or musical comedy and musical drama--works for adults or children. You can listen to examples of my songs at www.myspace.com/andrewschoneberg I live on the central coast of California. You don't have to be located nearby; long distance collaboration might work. Ideally you have written the book (libretto) for musicals. At least you've written plays and are somewhat knowledgable about musical theater. Interested? Please e-mail something brief about your relevant experience, also any ideas you have for original musicals, or ideas for adaptations of existing works. Please mention any relationships you have that might help get our work produced. Examples of appropriate writing you've done would be great, now or after we've communicated. Thanks!
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Call for Plays

The Castillo Theatre Launches the 2010 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest

Deadline: 10-15-09 (Received by)
Material: Political/Social/Cultural Plays

The Castillo Theatre announces the third annual Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest. Castillo is seeking new scripts for the stage that engage the political/social/cultural questions impacting on the world today. The purpose of the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest is to encourage the writing of such plays and to provide a stage for scripts that, due to their progressive/radical and/or experimental vantage point(s), would not otherwise be produced.

The contest is seeking politically progressive plays that expand or connect or open up the conflicts they explore beyond the isolated relationship or family unit to a larger social/historical perspective. Castillo also encourages scripts that experiment with form and seek new ways of seeing and new ways of experiencing theatrical performance. That said, the plays submitted to the Fratti-Newman Contest may be written in any style, set in any historical time, geographic or fanciful location, contain any number of characters and be of any producible length. The plays must be in English and, due to production limitations, no musicals can be considered.

All scripts should be submitted in hard copy. No scripts will be considered that have previously received a full production or that have won other contests. Only one script per playwright will be accepted.

The winner (or winners, the number varies from year-to-year) of the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest will receive a reading and/or a full production at the Castillo Theatre in New York City sometime during the theatre's 2010-2011 Season.

All scripts submitted must be accompanied by: Brief synopsis of the play; Character breakdown, including specific gender, age and ethnic requirements; Set requirements, including how many sets and any special effects needed; Statement of the political/social/cultural questions that the playwright believes she or he is engaging with the script; 100-word biography of the playwright; Stamped, self-addressed post card, which will be mailed back to the author to acknowledge receipt of the script.

Please note, that scripts will not be returned.

All scripts must be received by October 15, 2009. The winner(s) will be announced at the Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre to be held in New York City on May 23, 2010.

Send all submissions to:
Castillo Theatre
Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest
543 West 42nd Street
New York, N.Y. 10036.

Questions and inquiries should be addressed to contest producer Madelyn Chapman at madelynchapman@hotmail.com, 212-356-8485.
http://www.castillo.org/

Source: The Loop

Call for Women Playwrights

Material:
AGENT: Full-Length Plays;
Unrepresented PLAYWRIGHTS: Synopsis, sample dialogue

The WP is a developmental program dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique and underserved voice of women writing for the theatre today. Each season 3 new plays are selected for a collaborative workshop process, with a professional director and actors, which takes place over a period of a approximately 1 week, allowing time for the playwright to hear their work and make any adjustments they would like to make. At the end of the rehearsal, a staged reading of the play is presented at CSC (50 miles w. of NYC) for our regional audiences, giving our audiences larger exposure to new work, as well as offering the playwright an opportunity to get feedback from the audience during the development process.

PLAYWRIGHTS: Full-length scripts must be submitted through a bona fide industry agent.

Unrepresented playwrights are encouraged to apply for WP's Playwrights Lab or you may send:
*Brief synopsis (under 100 words)
*Ten-page dialogue sample
*Cover letter
Please do NOT include any other materials such as press clippings or dramaturgical notes. Please submit clean copies, and not originals. Submissions will NOT be returned.

Our address is:
Women's Project
Attn. Literary Department
55 West End Avenue
New York, New York 10023

We read every submission, and should the work spark an interest, we may contact you and request a complete script. Due to the enormous volume of submissions, response time for materials is nine to twelve months.Playwrights selected for the workshops process will receive a $250 honorarium. Additional funds for travel and housing are available for one playwright each season. One play from the WPS is selected each year to be produced in a CSC main-stage season .

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Source: The Loop

Call For Playwrights

AMERICAN RENAISSANCE THEATER COMPANY (ARTC) (NY)
Material: Application & Interview
American Renaissance Theater Company (ARTC) seeks new playwright members. ARTC is a 35 year-old membership organization of theatre professionals. Each week, in a midtown Manhattan location, our workshop provides uniquely specific and supportive feedback to our members - actors, writers, directors - as they present their works in progress. There are also several public presentations each year. There are no dues or fees except for a suggested donation at meetings.

Membership is via application and interview. For details, please submit a professional resume and a 10 to 20 page writing sample to: artcmatters@verizon.net, or ARTC/Membership, P.O. Box 255, New York, NY 10108.

Source: The Loop

THE RIVER CROSSES RIVERS opens 10/8 (NYC)

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CAST INCLUDES:
Christopher Burris, Vinie Burrows, Carmen DeLavallade, Venida Evans, Elain Graham, Andrew Guilarte, Mary Hodges, Sakina Jaffrey Seril James, Yasmin Kazi, Norman Matlock, Matthew Montelongo, Maya Lynne Robinson, Lindsay Smiling and Erin Weens.
Lighting Designer: Shirley Prendergast
Costume Designer: June Terry
Sound Designer: Bill Toles
Stage Managers: B'Jai Pierce-Astwood and Bayo

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Mario Farwell's I AM GOAT reading TONIGHT (St. Louis)

St. Louis Writers' Group
presents a play reading
"I AM GOAT"
by
Mario Farwell

Andrew Smith and Deidra Davis are lovers who live in an apartment that sits beside the EL line in the Bronx, New York. The play opens with Deidra preparing for work while Andrew, who is confined to a wheelchair and believes he is transforming into a goat, stares out the window at the elevated line waiting for the next train.
Andrew and Deidra have led a relative happy and uneventful life, until Dr. Carl Martins arrives at their apartment to take Andrew away. Deidra must fight to keep her man, and Andrew must fight to maintain his tenuous grip on reality.
Readers:
Archie Coleman, Cindy Duggan, Jeremy Thomas
TIME:
Monday, October 5, at 6:30pm
PLACE:
Big Daddy's
1000 Sidney
St. Louis, MO
Big Daddy's is located at the corner of 10th Street and Sidney in Soulard. You can find a map of the location on our website. There's no admission charge; refreshments and food may be purchased from the bar/restaurant.
The St. Louis Writers' Group is dedicated to the development of area playwrights, screenwriters and writers of musical theater through readings, discussions and workshops. For more information about this reading or organization or for information about submitting a work for a reading, checkout our web site, www.stlwritersgroup .com. Phone 314-865-1296, or send an e-mail to farwemar@aol. com

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Owa's THE DUTCH PLAY at LaMaMa E.T.C 10/13 (NYC)


A runaway musician in the 17th century finds himself confronting his identity and destiny in Niue Amsterdam, shortly after its fall to the British.

Directed by George Ferencz
Featuring Roger Clark, Cam Kornman, Pete McCabe, John-Andrew Morrison, Jenne Vath and T.D. White.

Free Admission

There will be a talkback with the author following the reading.

Tuesday, October 13th, at 7:30 pm

La MaMa E.T.C.
74A East 4th St
212-475-7710

Funding for this program provided in part by the
NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS,
the AXE-HOUGHTON FOUNDATION
and the JOHN GOLDEN FUND