Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Also, today's show topic is cliches: why do we use them and what do we really mean? Email us your favorite cliches and what you think they really mean to firstname.lastname@example.org or call in at 1-877-849-1975 or 1-866-490-2234.
Friday, June 25, 2010
ResurGENTs explores the rise of the Black Man in the geo-political era of President Barack Obama. Through poetry, monologues, singing and dancing, five Black men speak about life, love and freedom. They take us on a spiritual journey from the present to slavery, in his relationships as well as his politics. ResurGENTs is a resurrected love song.
Seeking strong actors who are a quick study with the ability to handle poetry, prose, and move well. Singing and/or rapping a plus.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
original theater of all types for the 2010 Festival November 17-21.
Applications are now available and are due July 1. Please click the
post's title to visit website for an application.
Virtually any type of theater performance is welcome to apply. We
particularly encourage original works or innovative adaptations.
Categories include: cabaret, circus arts, comedy, dance, drama,
improvisational, interdisciplinary, multimedia, musical theater, one
man/woman, performance art, poetry, puppetry, storytelling, burlesque,
sideshow, spoken word, variety and other creative madness.
All shows must be between 30 and 60 minutes. Three performance slots.
$25 application fee with no performance fee. Box office returns are
split with performers.
The New Orleans Fringe is an exciting emerging theater festival in a
city that has always welcomed wild, weird, fresh and original artists.
Come be a part of the Fringe!
Deadline to apply: JULY 1st
Monday, June 21, 2010
This production has 7 original songs, (6) I have personally written myself. It is complimented with the musical expertise of Mr. Malcolm Dean and the vocals of a highly talented Cast! If you love comedy be prepared to laugh until you cry!
Here's the scoop, Pastor Harold P. Jones has gotten a vision from GOD but he is faced with a congregation that has their own ideas about how the church should be ran! When the two meet...get ready for the fireworks cause something is bound to happen. Don't miss this Hilarious stage play!
Front Row (L-R) Elliot Robinson and Gene Smalley.
Picture taken by Lexion Studios
and Nomalanga (Nomi) Eniafe - Choreographer.
by Javon Johnson
Friday - Sunday July 23 - August 8
Preview July 22 @ 7:30 pm tickets half price this show only! @ door
Performances Dates July 23 - Aug 8:
July 23 @ 8:30, July 24 @ 8, July 25 @ 6, July 30 @ 8:30, July 31 @ 8,
Aug 1 @ 6, Aug 6 @ 8:30, Aug 7 @ 8, Aug 8 @ 6.
211 NORTH 11TH STREET
NASHVILLE, TN 37206
$10 (online) or $15 @ door
Group rates and details call (615) 730-0581
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Sunday, June 20, 2010
To everyone who is celebrating Father's Day, we send you best wishes and fond memories. For me, it is again one of those bittersweet rememberance days that break my heart and yet brings a smile to my face. The message that I would like to share is that Fathers, it is never too late to make amends with your children if your relationship is non-existent or compromised. Make the move to make amends while you yet have breath. To the men who have stepped forward to father children that you did not birth, we extend to you the 6.2 second hands clapping from DJ DMix (smile). Tune in today to hear the poem I wrote in tribute to My Father.
How you can help:
* Tune in to our show every Sunday from 4pm - 7pm EST - you can listen to the show no matter where you live. Log in at: www.myeliteradio.com or link to us from www.deeworkslive.com
* Go to our websites often for updates.
* Watch us live on ustream at www.ustream.tv/deeworkslive
* Come to our live events - NJ Performance Lab - every other Thursday starting April 8, 2010 - www.njperformancelab.com
* Book Sis Peeola for your next event - www.sispeeola.com
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* ADD US TO YOUR PRAYER LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and these gatherings are like family reunions.
They help to pass on strength to other filmmakers to get up and do your thing --
grab your camera, find your actors and shoot your stuff.''
Friday, June 18, 2010
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I’m also co-producing a new web series called “Meat the Vegans” with the Eden Good show. “Meat The Vegans” is a reality show introducing meat-eaters to vegetarian food. Look for our launch in October, 2010.
Finally, I eventually plan to launch a blog expanding on the op-ed piece I wrote for The Washington Post, “Marriage is For White People.” I want to provide a forum for thoughtful, candid, out-of-the-box discussions on male-female relationships in the black community. If you want my newsletter, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 7, 2010
THE ACTOR’S LANGUAGE GYM
VOCAL TRANSFORMATION: Voice, Body and Text Work
Are you too small for the stage or too big for the screen?
Develop techniques and tools to strengthen and shape your vocal and language skills with contemporary and classical texts.
· Free the Voice
· Text Analysis
· Heightened Language and Contemporary Text
· Individual Attention
· Breath Awareness
· Be Confident--Be More
TIME From: 12:00 PM-3PM
PLACE: 889 Broadway (@19 Street NW corner) NYC
Petronia Paley, Chudney Sykes, Cathy Finlay
Chudney Sykes earned her BA at Brown University and an MFA in Theatre Arts at the at ART/Harvard University through which she studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia. A working actress, she teaches and coaches actors on Vocal Technique, Text Analysis and Scene Study.
Cathy Finlay certified to teach yoga through the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association since 1998, is a Registered Yoga Teacher and founder of the New York Yoga Teachers Association. She continues to be inspired by students and teachers alike and endeavors to serve the yoga community through the richness of this ancient practice.
Petronia Paley ( Director, Actor, Raul Julia Training Unit and has taught Solo Performance and Scene Study at FDCA, and New Federal Theatre. An award winning actor, she has been a professional actor for over thirty years and has performed in all areas of the business: stage, film, television, voiceovers, and commercials. She has performed classical roles from , Chekhov’s, the Greeks, and Williams to contemporary on / off-Broadway and regionally. She is a veteran of daytime, creating long running characters on Guiding Light and Another World. Her critical acclaimed one-woman show, On The Way to Timbuktu premièred at and was a part of Passage Theatre’s Soloflights. Directing credits: Truth Be Told at Ensemble Studio, Daughter at EST; Ascension, International Fringe Festival; Medea, Take Wings and Soar Productions; How Many Goodbyes Must We Say? ; Spic Chic at Repertorio Espangol; Can We Dance? Henry Street Settlement She created FIRST READINGS, a play reading series for emerging playwrights, at theNuyorican Poets Cafe. She recently received the TWAS’s Earl Hyman Award for Excellence in Classical Acting. She is a member of the , Ensemble Studio Theatre. She has a BFA in Acting fromHoward University.) Founder and Executive Director of I the Actor. has been teaching acting and coaching for over ten years. She’s teaches at the Puerto Rican’s
You Must Register
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Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
ATTENTION PLAYWRIGHTS!!! Workshop seeks scripts! (Midtown West)
Date: 2010-06-04, 12:42AM EDT
Reply to: see below
-Completed, full-length original stage play (no screenplays).
-Appeals to a wide audience.
-Deals with mainstream issues and themes relevant to current society and culture.
To submit your work, please send the following in MS Word or .PDF format via e-mail:
-A paragraph describing your experience with or research on the subject matter (e.g., if your script is set in a restaurant, briefly relate how many years you've worked in the restaurant industry, in what positions, how the restaurant you worked at was similar to the one in your script, et cetera).
-If a musical, three songs in .MP3 format along with lyric sheets.
-Brief author's biography, including previously produced works and awards.
If submitting a musical, you must be able to provide a rehearsal pianist/music director. Please send all materials to email@example.com -- incomplete submissions or documents in file formats other than those specified above will not be considered. For more information, please visit http://www.broadwaytheatrestudio.com.
Friday, June 4, 2010
What role did theatre and the arts play in your childhood and upbringing?
Theater and the arts have always been a major part of my life; even before I realized it. I've been told that as a child I had a vivid imagination. For instance, when I was in Kindergarten, I talked to my class about my life on a farm and how I had lots of animals. Yeah, right! I was born and raised in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. There are no farms in the city limits (that I'm aware of). I have no idea of where I could have gotten that story. At a young age, I realized that I had a gift for drawing and writing. I was able to hone this by drawing with family members who could also draw. I would also mimic the handwriting of others because I enjoyed switching it up from time to time. Many times teachers would mistake my writing for that of a girl's. My parents supported my love for Art by enrolling me in art courses at Memphis State (now U of M) during the summer. I also did the occasional school play and Easter Speech. It wasn't until I got Jr. High School that I really got involved in the Performing Arts. I started training in Classical music with the Chorus which also gave me an opportunity to join a singing group. I was singing all over the country. It wasn't until high school that I had my first major exposure to theater. I was an understudy to the lead character "Alan" in "Babes in Toyland". Luckily for me, I was able to perform every show because I could sing and the lead could not. So, I got the opportunity to stand in and perform the singing parts. The next year, I was the lead. Keep in mind, that while I'm performing as an artist on stage I was also a Varsity football player. I think it was rather refreshing to switch between both worlds. When I went to Tennessee State University, I was selected (via audition) to join the TSU ShowStoppers under the direction of Diana Poe. This ensemble provided me with the opportunity to sing, dance, and act. It is where I grew to love the stage. It is also where I discovered I had a passion for acting.
I have grown leaps and bounds as an artist. I started my journey unknowingly as a “StoryTeller”. My next phase was drawing and handwriting duplication. Thereafter, I moved to singing, which I love, and I was actually ranked as one of the top singers in Tennessee and was selected for the All-State Chorus. What an Awesome Experience! While singing in High School, I was also acting, but that “bug” didn’t really bite me until college. When I got TSU, the world became my stage. I was a ShowStopper performing all around Nashville; I was on the Step team of my fraternity; I was in a theatrical ensemble under Dr. Lawrence James. I’ve always been active in school, but this was different. I was in leadership roles, performing on multiple staging, and utilizing multiple performance vehicles. It is where I learned that art can be a tool of guidance, motivation, and healing. When I moved to Atlanta, GA to attend Seminary at Emory University, I had no idea that my experience would birth my company, DreamCatcher Productions. Many people believe that Seminary students spend all of their time studying the Bible, but that’s not true. A lot of time is spent studying the Bible, but they also engage other cultures, religions, global issues, etc. I was tapped to direct a dramatic piece for the Black Church studies most prized event. This was my directorial debut. I learned so much from this experience and a fire was ignited in me to utilize theater as medium to evoke positive change in this world. A great example of this is my piece entitled “the Black Man-O-logues”. I felt compelled to write this piece after a class entitled “Sexuality and the Black Church”. This was a class of about 30 people. There were only about 3 men in the class and the rest were women. Boy, did we get jumped on that semester! It was at this moment I noticed the need for truthful dialogue about sex, church, relationships, and just plain life among men and women. The “Black Man-O-logues” examines love from a black males’ perspective. All of these stories are true accounts. Many highlight or shatter double standards that exist between men and women. The idea behind this type of theater is that one I raise certain issues, audience members can no longer pretend that they didn’t know the issue existed. Even though I’m an ordained minister, I never tell viewers what to think or how to react. I leave that up to them. I raise the issue and “lay it on their laps”. After leaving one of my shows, you can no longer pretend that you didn’t know about a particularly raised issue. For instance, I observe spousal abuse where the woman actually abuses the man. Believe it or not, many people don’t realize this issue exists.
What are your objectives as a playwright?
I have multiple objectives as a Playwright:
Theater is a branch of my ministry. It is a platform that allows me to unashamedly address social issues in an attempt to bring about change and healing. I don’t “sugar-coat” anything. I won’t tell people if the issue is right or wrong. That’s up to the individual to determine. It is my hope that they would examine their lives and surroundings and start to see how they can aid in developing a solution to the problems that cripple our society.
to create new thought-provoking material
to create material that forces the audience to look inward
to address stories that should be discussed in church, but are avoided because they’re perceived to be “inappropriate” for church, unpopular, or too risqué.
Force theatergoers to view content at face-value and examine their own lives to determine if they’re a part of the solution or a part of the problem.
What are your thoughts on Atlanta as a base for actors, playwrights and other members of the entertainment community?
As far as Atlanta being a base for actors, playwrights, and other entertainment community members, it is a growing base. There are a lot of major production companies, film companies, actors, and other entertainment professionals who are relocating or establishing a presence in Atlanta. I think Atlanta has a very bright future in the Entertainment industry because it is fairly young in the game as compared to New York and L.A. which are saturated. Many are starting to label Atlanta as the “Hollywood of the Southeast”. Some have even labeled it as “Black Hollywood”. It is a great time to begin establishing a name and a brand in the entertainment industry in Atlanta. The industry will only continue to develop, grow, and expand. As with real estate, one would definitely want to be on the front end of this movement than the back end of it.
Cinemation is looking for completed feature-length HORROR or SCI-FI scriptsthat feature black protagonists and lead characters.
On the horror side, we are looking for films in the vein of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) or Cannibal Holocaust (1980). On the sci-fi side, we are looking for stories in the vein of Octavia Butler's books and Star Trek.
Feel free to submit any finished scripts that also mix-genres (i.e. horror w/sci-fi; horror w/comedy, etc.)
We want strong central characters who have lots of BACKSTORY and DEPTH, while at the same time, your script should be highly entertaining and a big CROWD PLEASER. We are looking for the horror and sci-fi genre specifically because they rarely feature African-American characters in lead roles. We want to see what would REALLY happen if these characters found themselves in a precarious situation.
Budget will not exceed $250K.
IMPORTANT: Please ONLY submit your work if it fits the description above EXACTLY.
Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com forpriority consideration, an email ALL the information requested below to:
Be sure to include:
1. Your name (first and last)
2. Contact phone number
3. Logline and Synopsis ONLY.
4. ONE paragraph about yourself
5. Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com forpriority consideration!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
DISTRIBUTION ON HOME VIDEO/DVD
Cinemation has entered into a distribution agreement with 3 major distributors that are interested in FINISHED FEATURE FILMS featuring African-American lead characters (Narrative features ONLY – sorry, NO documentaires) for Domestic Distribution for Home Video/DVD.
If you currently have a completed PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED film or are in post-production on your film, please contact us below about submitting your film.
Acquisitions will not exceed $30K per completed film.
Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com for priority consideration, and email ALL the information requested below to:
Be sure to include:
1. Your name (first and last)
2. Contact phone number
3. Logline and short synopsis
4. ONE paragraph about yourself
5. A LINK to an online trailer or the first 10 minutes of your film.
6. Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com for priority consideration!