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Workshop Presentation: Disappearance of Rosie Garcia's Family

New Play Project
 

The New Play Project Presents 

The New Play Project is excited to present the workshop presentation of Peter Preciado's "The Disappearance of Rosie Garcia's Family"!

Rosie Garcia is a typical Mexican American teenager, normal American dreams and lifestyle and a pull to her Mexican roots. She is planning to graduate soon and go to university next fall. One day she comes home and her mother, the sole parent in their home just never came home from work. Then her little brother is taken by family services and her older brother gets in trouble with the law. As her world is crumbling around her, Rosie has to save her family and grow up all at once.

WHEN: Friday, October 16th @7pm

WHERE: Zoom! 

TICKETS: Claim your free ticket on our eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-disappearance-of-rosie-garcias-family-tickets-124369730211

Trigger Warning: racist language between family members

The New Play Project is an ongoing virtual workshop series that develops new works and the artists that make them! To learn more and get involved with the New Play Project go to our website Newplayproject.com or follow us on social media!

 


SECOND CHANCES: Zoom Play Reading and Request for Responses to Brief Survey #actors #speakers

Lake Oswego's Transformational Voice Teacher
 

Zoom Play Reading and Request for Responses to Brief Survey

 

SECOND CHANCES

A Play by Women for Women (and Men who Like to Listen in on What Women Talk About)

 

PROJECT:  Second Chances  by Laura Handke and Jennifer Solberg

 

GENRE:  Drama with some Comedy

 

DESCRIPTION: Two women, from very different backgrounds, perspectives and life paths, can come together in a common language and a common love. In this short, two women play, themes are (1) Life presents a dilemma pertaining to what is ideal versus what is reality. (2) The importance of finding a balance between the two when making choices. (3) The deep value of trusted friends to help us negotiate these choices. (Thanks, Joe Silva.)

 

ROLES:

 

JOELLE White woman, age 48. Raised by an abusive grandmother in a conservative, Bible-thumping church. After befriending Larae for one wild year in college, she is now a wife and the mother of four children ranging in age from 15-27. She’s aged gracefully, doesn’t look much different than she did in college, and is a talented artist who meant to major in art studies and teaching. Until she fell madly in love the end of freshman year, got married the following September, left college, and moved away with her husband.

 

LARAE White woman, age 49, suffering from menopause and hot flashes. Became entrenched in the corporate world of workers’ compensation insurance after graduating from college, and is delighted to reconnect with her college friend. She’s a hard worker, heavy drinker, and has been divorced three times. Successful outside, but questioning her life inside.   

 

STAGE DIRECTION READER Man of any age, race, etc., with good vocal technique to narrate what we can’t see happening on stage in the days of Zoom Theatre.

 

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED, send an email to laurahanj@... with SECOND CHANCES/(Your Name) in the subject line and note if you’re available Tuesday, Oct. 20th 6-7 pm and/or Wednesday Oct. 21st 6-7 pm.

 

NOTES: My writing partner and I are first-time playwrights and received wonderful feedback from the first live reading with talented actresses and one talented actor. This will be our second reading and we’re looking for actresses in the age ranges of Joelle and Larae for possible casting if we decide to produce this show on Zoom ourselves, or take it to a COVID-friendly theatre. We are all volunteering; no money is exchanging hands. Lots of gratitude is, though! Those of you who read will be sent the entire short 21-page script ahead of time, and a short survey (no more than eight questions) afterwards to help us determine if we want to tweak the script further before moving forward. Nine months ago neither Jen nor I knew we would become playwrights. The fact we’ve come this far is a miracle in itself! Thanks for being part of our little miracle.


On Camera Acting One - Fall

twrooney@...
 

Hey All. I have a 7 week On Camera One acting class starting up in a few weeks (November 3rd). Unfortunately, I am still holding Zoom classes only, as my studio sits empty. But if Portland keeps doing as well as we have been with Covid, I may be looking at holding classes in my studio space after the new year…with masks, and distancing, of course. I continue to offer a substantial discount for the online classes, and I also allow for one deeply discounted spot per class for a person who is unable to afford the class due to a Covid caused job loss (ask me for details).
 
As always, if you are dubious about taking an online acting class, you can audit the first one to see for yourself. I have a few spots available for this purpose.
 
Cheers. Ted
 
**OC I
7 weeks (via Zoom)
Limited to 10 Actors
Dates: November 3rd - December 15th
Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The total cost is: $230 (Flexible payment options)
$100 will register you
Auditing the first class is free to non-participating auditors.

OC I is a great class for acting-curious and experienced theatre actor.
Beginning with improv and easing into scripted scene work, this is a relaxed,
fun approach to getting comfortable in front of the camera.
The objective of the class is to establish the foundations of a process that emphasizes
simply listening and talking - being "in your skin" - as opposed to in your head.
This is a great transitional class for theatre actors and an excellent foundational class for brand new actors.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.
 
A 100 dollar deposit registers you. The deposit can be refunded up until 48 hours before the first class.
The rest of the payment ($130) is then due by the second class.
For payment, Venmo is preferred and Paypal is the second choice.
Venmo is via: 323-819-9622, or @tedrooney
Paypal address: twrooney@... (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
To register or for questions contact me at: Ted Rooney acted@...


Bad Citizen: Part Two opens Friday

Brad Bolchunos
 

Bad Citizen: Part Two features live performances online Friday and Saturday, October 9-10—and they’re free. The show presents Without a Paddle by Kate Belden, Calling Names by John Ernest Servilio, Last Survivors of Tonopah by Gabrielle Juliette Widman, and Mortuary Madness by Jonathan Hernandez.

 

You don’t want to miss the talents of Shira Goldeen, Enrique E. Andrade, Jenna Cady, Justin Charles and Maia McCarthy, directed by Sarah Andrews.

 

A collaboration of Northwest Theatre Workshop and Theatre Vertigo, Bad Citizen is a festival of new short plays confronting the challenges of being a citizen in a divided society. Part One garnered robust and enthusiastic audiences, with attendees from throughout Oregon, sprinkled across the United States, and as far away as London. But the installments stand alone: if you missed the first quartet in September, don’t let that stop you from attending Bad Citizen: Part Two!

Reserve your free tickets now: 
https://www.nwtw.org/events/bad-citizen-part-ii-online-theatre-production/

 

We hope you can make it. Thank you!


Free to other theatre community members: Take some of our things!

Myrrh Larsen
 

We're cleaning out our backstage and giving away a TON of things we no longer need from our performing arts space in inner SE industrial near OMSI.

Email with whatever item(s) you're interested in and the best day/time for you to come pick up, and we'll arrange a contactless pickup time for you.

See the attached spreadsheet for pics and details/measurements on some items

Items include:
Several par cans
Par can outer shells
Some large tarps & other things for making banners out of
Small white LED plugin light
A whole bunch of light bulbs, flood, spot, halogen, edison, etc
Lots of wingnuts and misc hardware
A big bag of fancy truss pins
Door handle with external "vacant/occupied" indicator
Older InFocus video projector
6' wide pull down movie projection screen
4' Threaded pipe
Pipe with altman clamp
Fancy metal brace hinge things
Vintage camera enlarger (former prop)
8-channel lighting board, used
Rolling/tilting laptop table
Some black and white fabric odds & ends
Rubber wolf mask
Long strips of burlap (good for a haunted house?)
Punch bowl
Candelabra
Decorative bowls & plates
Chair cushions
5'x2.5' folding table
Black table skirt
Silk fabric tubes for projecting onto
Red/green dot grid laser, sound reactive
Roll of pink "Keep This Coupon" tickets
5 wooden folding chairs
Various retractable projection screens
Very used wood & paper two-panel shoji screen
& more (see doc)

All items FREE. Just arrange pickup & don't be flaky.


Thanks,
Myrrh Larsen
the steep and thorny way to heaven


Character Development class at PCS

pcsgreenhouse
 

Character Development for Actors: Embracing Deep Emotion with Cycerli Ash

Categories: Adult Classes | All Events
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Event Details
Monday, October 26, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Online (Zoom)
50*

*Arts for All pricing is available through the Box Office at 503-445-3700.

This two-evening workshop will focus on deepening emotional expression in the development of a character. Participants will learn to understand the "why" behind a character's emotions and work to find the joy, love, anger, and peace in the work. We’ll create a space that allows for bold self expression and risk taking, without having to worry about the outcome. Suitable for all skill levels!

Cycerli Ash
Cycerli Ash

Cycerli was last seen in Sweat as Cynthia at Profile Theatre and all four ghosts of A Christmas Carol at Portland Playhouse. She was rehearsing for Seven Guitars at PassinArt before the virus hit. Thankfully it will be in next year’s season. She played multiple roles in A Life at Portland Center Stage and Risa in Two Trains Running at PassinArt. She is the CEO of the faith-based theater company DAE Productions. She has been seen on TV One, BET, Amazon Prime, and in her most recent TV show, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, on Freeform. She has worked for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Dominion Theatre, Clarence Brown Theatre, and DCPA Theatre Company. She gives all glory to God and is very blessed to do what she loves for a living. :-) Cycerli went to Rutgers University on a Track scholarship, while majoring in theater, and received her master's in acting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. @Cycerli




The Theatre Company presents THE MOORS and VINEGAR TOM (the podcasts!)

@jessdart
 

The Theatre Company presents

A cozy and revolutionary inaugural season

featuring podcast recordings of

 

THE MOORS 

by Jen Silverman

and

VINEGAR TOM

by Caryl Churchill

 

TICKETS $10 at thetheatreco.org

 

The Theatre Company presents a re-imagined cozy but revolutionary 2020 season featuring fully produced podcast recordings of The Moors by Jen Silverman and Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill October 9 - November 14. It’s dangerous to be a woman and different. 

 

The inaugural live season, meant to feature productions by Silverman at Taborspace and Churchill at The Hallowed Halls, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, TTC is bringing Silverman’s twisted Victorian Gothic and Churchill’s modern critique of 17th century femme witchiness to the comfort of your own home. Turn off your screens, make a pot of soup, turn up the volume, and take down the patriarchy.

 

Playwrights Silverman and Churchill granted TTC special permission to present their work as podcast recordings. The Moors and Vinegar Tom will be rehearsed via Zoom, and safely recorded at The Hallowed Halls in SE Portland. Tickets for each streaming podcast are $10. Ticket holders will be given access to the password protected podcast via the TTC website. Each podcast will be available to stream for two weeks. Anyone who previously purchased tickets to a live performance of The Moors or Vinegar Tom will receive complimentary access to the podcasts. Tickets and more information available at thetheatreco.org.

 

ABOUT THE MOORS

 
The Moors, a bold, theatrical satire by Jen Silverman, takes us on a wild ride through the beautiful and the dangerous while upending gender politics. Sisters Agatha and Huldey reside on the bleak English Moors. Their Mastiff has a bad case of ennui. The maid has strategic multiple personalities. A crash-landed Moor-Hen can’t remember anything. A young governess has just arrived from London. The rooms in the house all look strikingly similar. And no one can seem to find Master Branwell. This Brontë-inspired gothic is Grey Gardens meets American Horror Story meets Calvin & Hobbes. The rules are always changing, and that’s the only thing anyone can rely on.

 

The Theatre Company Co-Artistic Director Brandon Woolley directs a cast featuring Lorraine Bahr as Marjory, Paul Glazier as The Mastiff, Kelly Godell as A Moor-Hen, Dana Millican as Agatha, Sasha Neufeld as Emilie, and Jen Rowe as Huldey. Original Music Direction by Merideth Kaye Clark. Sound Design by Adam Smith.

 

Available for streaming October 9-24.

 

ABOUT VINEGAR TOM

 

 

Vinegar Tom, Caryl Churchill’s response to uncompromising systems of patriarchy both past and present, centers on unconventional women in a 17th century rural town. Their scandalous and inexcusable behavior includes sleeping with a stranger, owning an old cat, cursing at the neighbors, and disinterest in marriage and children. Steeped in a landscape of pride, poverty and prejudice, the question persists - what makes a witch? This play with music, born out of the second wave feminist movement of the 60's and 70’s, is The Crucible meets Oooo Hooo Witchay Woman meets Handmaid’s Tale.

 

Jen Rowe directs a cast featuring Diane Kondrat, Julana Torres, Morgan Cox, Treasure Lunan, Chris Harder, Sam Dinkowitz, Ashley Mellinger, Ken Yoshikawa, Jessica Tidd and Alanna Fagan. Sound Design by Cameron McFee. Stage Management by Nicole Gladwin.

 

Available for streaming October 30 - November 14.

     


Feature Film Casting: Seeking Stage Actors.No Pay. (this could change)

Hester Schell
 

please respect our wishes by NOT re-posting this anywhere. No Social Media.

 

FEATURE CASTING: Made in Oregon

 

PROJECT:  THE VANE by Padraic O’Meara and Ryland Walker Knight

GENRE:  Psychological Thriller

PRODUCER: Padraic O’Meara, Ryland Walker Knight, Hester Schell, Mike Lay

DIRECTOR: Padraic O’Meara

CASTING: Hester Schell           

DESCRIPTION: Exclusively Made in Oregon. Shooting in Portland Metro Area. Locals only. Non-Union, Low/No Budget Indie for streaming platforms, festivals. Set on a farm in rural in Oregon, a freak accident turns into a murder/hostage situation, triggering accusations and assumptions based in fear. The Vane will be shot with continuous long takes, requiring blocking rehearsals.

LOGLINE: When a farm’s beloved patriarch George dies in a freak accident that looks like murder, everyone on the farm becomes a suspect in each other’s eyes over the course of one tragic day.  

FORMAT: Digital Video, anamorphic

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please carefully review the cast breakdown below.

Email headshots, resumes and links to demo footage to vane.casting@...  

                  Please put ROLE/(YOUR NAME) into the Subject Line of your EMAIL.

Performers selected will be sent sides and notified to send a video submission. Once “under consideration” you’ll be scheduled for a reading. We seek serious and committed performers with theatre experience. This entire project is a labor of love. Leave all other expectations at the curb. This is an experienced crew going for something extraordinary. If this sounds like you can sign on for no money up front with the possibility of low day rates down the road as this develops, by all means… WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

SHOOT DATES: Rehearsals for principal roles  late October to Late November on a flexible schedule.

Production dates: Late Nov.- Early Dec. 7 days, which may include Thanksgiving weekend.

Only apply if available for a sequence of days.

PERKS/PAY: No pay. Non-Union at this time. Copy, Credit, Meals in production. Potential low budget day rates. CoVid Safe work environment. All necessary precautions will be taken.  ========================================

The Vane will be shot with continuous long takes, requiring blocking rehearsals.   

9 Principal characters, Ensemble cast. 2 day players. 

ROLES:

LOUISE Principal Role. White woman, age 28-32yrs old. Beautiful, takes care of herself.

She is a strong woman, believes in the equality of woman and all people. She has modern ideas of how we should be as a society. She is visiting the farm with her boyfriend Amir an Iranian born American. She loves her uncle George, he is the only family she has left after her parents died when she was young. She is successful and entitled from years living in the city.

 

AMIR Principal Role. Iranian-American man, age 30-35 yrs old. Good looking, fit, cares about his appearance and style. His family moved to the US when he was 5, he grew up poor and as an immigrant outsider. But made good in school, and has done very well for himself in the tech startup world. He’s very intelligent, and won’t take shit from anybody. He wants to make a good impression on George at the farm as he intends to marry Louise, but at the same time he doesn’t want to accept any sort of discrimination against him. He’s fought hard to be where he is in society.     

 

PETER Principal Role. White Man, Age 50’s. Strong, stern looking. Military physique.

He is Lorraine’s brother. He is a retired military veteran from the Desert Storm war. He holds conservative views on politics and race. He is somewhat down on his luck and so lives on his sisters farm and runs hunting trips to make money.

 

ALEX Principal Role. White Man, late 30’s Good looking in a goofy way. Brett’s brother - He lives with his parents in Florida, he is artist, but hasn’t had any financial success, still mooching off the family.

 

BRETT Principal Role, White Man, Early 40’s Straight-laced 

Alex’s brother - He is a successful hedge fund manager in New York, he has a wife and a young child. He does everything he’s told and has made a good life for himself following the rules.

 

LORRAINE Principal Role. White Woman Age 60’s. Married to George. Beautiful, Well put together, motherly. She never had any children of her own, she couldn’t. She loves George and has been a great support to him throughout her life which she has also dedicated to their farm. All she has in the world is her farm, sometimes she regrets having built nothing but this land, but is also grateful and tied to it.

 

GEORGE Principal Role. Married to Lorraine. White Man Age 60’s. Handsome, Rugged, Strong, Fatherly. He owns the farm, which he used to share with his brother (Louise’s father), before his untimely death. He has always felt the the farm should belong equally to Louise. He is a generous man and although he has old school morals, he is open to learning and changing.

 

ARTURO Principal Role. Resident farm hand. Mexican Man, Late 50’s/Early 60’s Stocky, strong, weather-beaten. Izzy’s father - He’s lived and worked in the US for most of his life, and has been on the farm for the last 30 years working with George, they are good friends from many years working together. He really understands horses and animals better than people.

 

IZZY Principal Role. Mexican Woman, Mid 20’s Gorgeous, intense. Arturo’s daughter. Grew up on the farm. She lives and studies in California in the city, she attends Cal Poly - studying Architecture. George pays for he schooling. She wants to do her family proud, but also has a millennial superficiality.

 

SHERIFF HARRY Day player. Local Sheriff for the district, knows everyone in town, good friends with George. Middle Aged.

 

DEPUTY JACKSON Day player. Young deputy, 20’s still getting the hang of things.

======================

Thank you for your interest in this project.

Hester Schell, MFA, SAG, 

Casting Director, The Vane

Screenwriter, Director/Producer, Author
IMDB, LinkedIn, FB
vane.casting@...

hesterschellcreative.com

Author, CASTING REVEALED: A Guide for Film Directors. Routledge Press, 2016. 2nd Edition
https://www.routledge.com/Casting-Revealed-A-Guide-for-Film-Directors/Schell/p/book/9781138945340

 

 


Zoom Theatre Late Fall 2020 / Early Winter 2021 mini-season announcement

Patrick Nims
 

Zoom Theatre has announced its Late Fall 2020 / Early Winter 2021 mini-season. Live, Free and on the web!
COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES by Jen Silverman on November 12 thru 15
ENTER YOUR SLEEP by Christina Quintana on December 3 thru 6
I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson on January 7 thru 10
Details at http://zoomtheatre.com/index.php/blog/90-zoom-theatre-late-fall-early-winter-season-announcement


--
~ Pat
 


Audition - COLLECTIVE RAGE at Zoom Theatre

Patrick Nims
 

Audition - Zoom Theatre is casting for the part of Betty 5 in COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES by Jen Silverman and directed by Jane Reagan.  Auditions are being accepted until Oct 6.
Audition Instructions and details at http://zoomtheatre.com/index.php/auditions
About the Show - It’s a comedy about five women named Betty.  Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. And Betty keeps using a small hand mirror to stare into parts of herself she’s never examined. Five different women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the “Thea-Tah.”
Character Description - Betty 5: POC, Genderqueer (masculine-of-center), great tattoos, owns a hole-in-the-wall boxing gym. Betty 5 is wildly charismatic and if you were a lady, even a straight lady, you'd get fluttery.
- Casting Details -
* Auditions accepted until October 6
* All actors must be at least 18 years of age.
* Non-Union, non-paying gig. Audience donations will be shared with company members after the production closes.
* All rehearsals and performances will be done remotely and on-line.
* Cast member physical location / time zone is not restricted as long as cast members can make all rehearsal and performance times (see below).
— Dates
All times are Pacific Time (PT)
* Auditions accepted until October 6
* Call Backs - Thursday, October 8 from 5pm to 8pm.
* Rehearsals - Oct 19 to Nov 11, Monday to Friday from 5:30pm to 8pm
* Performance Call Times - Nov 12, 13, 14 at 5pm PT and Nov 15 at 12pm PT.
— Additional Requirements
Each cast member must have / provide:
* A computer (Mac or Windows OS) with multi-core processor (Intel i5 or better) and 4gb RAM (or better), webcam and microphone.
* A reliable internet connection with at least 3mbs upload and 10mbs download. (Screen test of https://www.speedtest.net/ results will be required eat callbacks)
* A minimum 11'x9' space in which to rehearse and perform.
* Permission for Zoom Theatre to create a “show" user account on your computer and for Zoom techs to remotely access and operate your computer during rehearsal and performance.
* Self-costuming will be required (TBD, COLLECTIVE RAGE will be modern dress).
* Zoom Theater will provide other equipment (green screens, ring lights, external mics, external webcams, props).
- Actors must agree to be responsible to Zoom provided equipment while it is in their possession.
- Actors must agree to re-box and ship Zoom provided equipment back to Zoom within three days after last performance (Zoom will cover cost of shipping).
Audition Instructions and details at http://zoomtheatre.com/index.php/auditions
--
~ Pat
 


Re: Audition Notice - Cat Napper by Kwik Jones

Chrisse Roccaro
 

Dear actors,
please go ahead and submit for Cat Napper.  We are confirming our understanding with both AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
The wheels grind slowly.
PCTG

On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 4:43 PM Jesse Nobile <jessenobile@...> wrote:
Yes I'm SAG/AFTRA and AEA. I'm interested in the role of Gibbs. It plays to my strengths just wondering if they are hiring Union Actors.

On Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 2:58 PM Mikki Lipsey <gmlipsey@...> wrote:
Likewise since it is taped can a SAG/AFTRA actor do this?



On Sep 28, 2020, at 2:09 PM, Jesse Nobile <jessenobile@...> wrote:


Can an Equity Actor do this ?

On Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 1:41 PM Chrisse Roccaro <chrisseroccaro@...> wrote:

Portland Civic Theatre Guild invites you to submit for a role in our virtual concert reading production of Kwik Jones' Cat Napper, directed by Victor Mack, to be produced as part of the 2021 Fertile Ground Festival.  Each actor will be provided with the equipment to record the play from their own home.  Recording is tentatively scheduled sometime on or before 12/1/2020.  Pay is $75.  Please submit a headshot, resume, contact information and a video recording of one of the sides to catnapperPCTG@... by Monday, October 5, 2020.  Call backs by notification. Character descriptions below; sides can be found at this link:  https://t.ly/submissionsPCTG

Cat Napper by Portland playwright Kwik Jones is a mystery thriller with more than a bit of comedy, centered around newly hired Special Detective Crystal Beck. Beck, under orders from the Mayor himself, must partner with not-too-pleased veteran detective Gribbs, to solve a series of mysterious cat-nappings. With the odds stacked against her, Beck's simple cat case leads her to the homes of the city's richest, most powerful, and dangerous politicians. Money, Power, Politics, and Cats! 

Lt. Gribbs................................................ University City Police
Crystal Beck............................................Special Detective
Joseph Cross..........................................Billionaire
Mason..................................................... Cat Napper
Mother Cross..........................................Mother of a Billionaire
Ms. Gilly...................................................Neighbor of Cat Napper


Portland Civic Theatre Guild
Serving the Portland Theatre Community since 1958


Re: Audition Notice - Cat Napper by Kwik Jones

Jesse Nobile
 

Yes I'm SAG/AFTRA and AEA. I'm interested in the role of Gibbs. It plays to my strengths just wondering if they are hiring Union Actors.


On Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 2:58 PM Mikki Lipsey <gmlipsey@...> wrote:
Likewise since it is taped can a SAG/AFTRA actor do this?



On Sep 28, 2020, at 2:09 PM, Jesse Nobile <jessenobile@...> wrote:


Can an Equity Actor do this ?

On Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 1:41 PM Chrisse Roccaro <chrisseroccaro@...> wrote:

Portland Civic Theatre Guild invites you to submit for a role in our virtual concert reading production of Kwik Jones' Cat Napper, directed by Victor Mack, to be produced as part of the 2021 Fertile Ground Festival.  Each actor will be provided with the equipment to record the play from their own home.  Recording is tentatively scheduled sometime on or before 12/1/2020.  Pay is $75.  Please submit a headshot, resume, contact information and a video recording of one of the sides to catnapperPCTG@... by Monday, October 5, 2020.  Call backs by notification. Character descriptions below; sides can be found at this link:  https://t.ly/submissionsPCTG

Cat Napper by Portland playwright Kwik Jones is a mystery thriller with more than a bit of comedy, centered around newly hired Special Detective Crystal Beck. Beck, under orders from the Mayor himself, must partner with not-too-pleased veteran detective Gribbs, to solve a series of mysterious cat-nappings. With the odds stacked against her, Beck's simple cat case leads her to the homes of the city's richest, most powerful, and dangerous politicians. Money, Power, Politics, and Cats! 

Lt. Gribbs................................................ University City Police
Crystal Beck............................................Special Detective
Joseph Cross..........................................Billionaire
Mason..................................................... Cat Napper
Mother Cross..........................................Mother of a Billionaire
Ms. Gilly...................................................Neighbor of Cat Napper


Portland Civic Theatre Guild
Serving the Portland Theatre Community since 1958


Re: Audition Notice - Cat Napper by Kwik Jones

Jesse Nobile
 

Can an Equity Actor do this ?


On Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 1:41 PM Chrisse Roccaro <chrisseroccaro@...> wrote:

Portland Civic Theatre Guild invites you to submit for a role in our virtual concert reading production of Kwik Jones' Cat Napper, directed by Victor Mack, to be produced as part of the 2021 Fertile Ground Festival.  Each actor will be provided with the equipment to record the play from their own home.  Recording is tentatively scheduled sometime on or before 12/1/2020.  Pay is $75.  Please submit a headshot, resume, contact information and a video recording of one of the sides to catnapperPCTG@... by Monday, October 5, 2020.  Call backs by notification. Character descriptions below; sides can be found at this link:  https://t.ly/submissionsPCTG

Cat Napper by Portland playwright Kwik Jones is a mystery thriller with more than a bit of comedy, centered around newly hired Special Detective Crystal Beck. Beck, under orders from the Mayor himself, must partner with not-too-pleased veteran detective Gribbs, to solve a series of mysterious cat-nappings. With the odds stacked against her, Beck's simple cat case leads her to the homes of the city's richest, most powerful, and dangerous politicians. Money, Power, Politics, and Cats! 

Lt. Gribbs................................................ University City Police
Crystal Beck............................................Special Detective
Joseph Cross..........................................Billionaire
Mason..................................................... Cat Napper
Mother Cross..........................................Mother of a Billionaire
Ms. Gilly...................................................Neighbor of Cat Napper


Portland Civic Theatre Guild
Serving the Portland Theatre Community since 1958


Audition Notice - Cat Napper by Kwik Jones

Chrisse Roccaro
 

Portland Civic Theatre Guild invites you to submit for a role in our virtual concert reading production of Kwik Jones' Cat Napper, directed by Victor Mack, to be produced as part of the 2021 Fertile Ground Festival.  Each actor will be provided with the equipment to record the play from their own home.  Recording is tentatively scheduled sometime on or before 12/1/2020.  Pay is $75.  Please submit a headshot, resume, contact information and a video recording of one of the sides to catnapperPCTG@... by Monday, October 5, 2020.  Call backs by notification. Character descriptions below; sides can be found at this link:  https://t.ly/submissionsPCTG

Cat Napper by Portland playwright Kwik Jones is a mystery thriller with more than a bit of comedy, centered around newly hired Special Detective Crystal Beck. Beck, under orders from the Mayor himself, must partner with not-too-pleased veteran detective Gribbs, to solve a series of mysterious cat-nappings. With the odds stacked against her, Beck's simple cat case leads her to the homes of the city's richest, most powerful, and dangerous politicians. Money, Power, Politics, and Cats! 

Lt. Gribbs................................................ University City Police
Crystal Beck............................................Special Detective
Joseph Cross..........................................Billionaire
Mason..................................................... Cat Napper
Mother Cross..........................................Mother of a Billionaire
Ms. Gilly...................................................Neighbor of Cat Napper


Portland Civic Theatre Guild
Serving the Portland Theatre Community since 1958


Immersive, live in-person, horror theatre

Taylor Stark
 

Looking for some spooky fun this October? Tired of watching Zoom readings?

Witch Hunt Theatre presents...

Lost in the Woods
 
Click the link to reserve your tickets, if you dare.
 
 
It's going to be killer.
 
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Free church pews, we need stacking chairs, folding tables & book our space :)

Social Justice Action Center
 

Dear Folks,
         Good afternoon.  Hi my name is adam carpinelli with the Social Justice Action Center (501c3) and the space is opening up a bit now so wanted to check in about a couple  things:  1) We are looking on a good deal for stacking chairs and folding tables, they can be gently used for sure and we are getting rid of two pretty long church pews for free if you want them!  Email or call/text me: 503.477.4792

 2) It would be great if you need a space for a small meeting, rehearsal, retreat, our calendar is right up on our website, fill out a quick and easy space request form on our website and the space is a suggested sliding scale donation of $10-50

Thanks so much beautiful creative people :)  Greetings! adam 

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Social Justice Action Center 
400 SE 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
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Online reading Sept 26th and Sept 27th

Christina Hemphill
 

Hello all. I moved to Utah, but still read all the emails from the group. I wanted to invite you all to the online reading with all the songs of my musical, A Symphony for Portland. A Symphony for Portland tells the story of how the moment, Jordan, a homeless young adult, decides to lead his ad hoc family of other homeless young adults, to interfere with a local sex trafficker's targeting of his next victim, makes changes in their lives that even surprise Jordan. While it touches upon the serious themes of sex trafficking, LGBT-Q discrimination, and homelessness, it is a story of hope with the themes of family, faith, unconditional love, and the universal desire for forgiveness and reconciliation. It has its sad moments, but it ends on a good note. I hope you will watch these 16 actors, a few from the Portland area, take on these roles and bring this story to life. Both nights will be live acting, albeit from the various homes of all the actors. The singing is prerecorded, but with excellent editing by Arts Laureate.com . To watch, click one of the links below. I've attached the program, too, and even a sample video of one of the songs. I always wanted to be part of Fertile Ground, but now being in Utah, that would be a challenge. Thank you in advance for watching. (If I have broken any rules by writing this, please delete this email.)    Angel's Singing from A Symphony for Portland
Christina Hemphill, formerly of Camas, WA

Saturdays Invite:
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Hi there,
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 26, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: A Symphony for Portland Online Read Sept 26

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0ar_jl2sQiKqxr4zg5jKXA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Sundays Invite:
Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 27, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Performance of A Symphony for Portland

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vgpuz5ogSgeGmg1Z4mJZNg


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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The Actor's Lab: Online Acting Classes - Keep yourself sharp, inspired and growing! Includes One-On-One Sessions!

Kristina Haddad
 

Hello All,

First - I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this difficult and challenging time.

We are grateful that the Actor's Lab Classes (Portland and all studios) are continuing and are now being held online. Our ongoing classes includes a weekly Zoom group class and individual one-on-one sessions. Instructors Kristina Haddad and Joseph Bertot will help you hone your craft and guide you forward with your career goals. 

The Actor’s Lab classes foster a nurturing, encouraging environment for working actors. Both aspiring and seasoned actors regard the school as a vital means for fine-tuning both their craft and their career strategy. We are bringing in industry guest speakers, creating projects and keeping things moving forward in big ways! If you are looking for a robust artistic home - please reach out. We welcome all artists, writers, directors, and of course actors!
 
All levels. For more information and to enroll contact 310.621.3900 or email: theactorslab@... More info at: http://www.theactorslab.com


Shelly Lipkin's ONLINE film acting class - starts Thursday, October 15th 6:30-9:30 pm

shellylipkin
 

My fall classes still have openings. It's a fun, stress free way to explore, and improve your on-camera acting skills. 

When: Thursdays starting October 15th, 6:30-9:30 pm

Where: Online using Skype

Cost: $250 for the 8 week session


A Halloween Monster Play Seeks Readers

John McDonald
 

Hi all,

This is John McDonald with a fun halloween themed opportunity for you all. If you're a fan of old school monster movies or soap operas, you'll want to read on. I am celebrating halloween this year with a new original Zoom "radio" play and need some readers to read lines (about an hour is how long it takes) and join me for the ghoulish fun.

Some characters have already been recorded, but there are still a few roles up for grabs:

Vladdy - A continental, suave gay vampire (male character)
Trisk - A bartender and mummy who serves up quips and drinks (any gender, genderqueer actors/readers welcome!)
Madame - When she was alive, she had a way with axes (female character)
Vera - A supernatural celebrity and fan of plunging necklines (female character)

You don't have to worry about doing accents or having fancy costumes or backdrops unless that gets you in the mood. This is really about having fun and doing something not quite so serious. If you are interested, have questions, or would like to read the script- please feel free to get in touch with me at john@... and we can get something set up.

Thanks,
John McDonald, queer playwright

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