Thursday, November 26, 2009

DORIS TO DARLENE, a cautionary valentine

A new play by Jordan Harrison, MFA ‘03
Directed by Chris Tyler ‘10

December 3 - 6, 2009
Thu – Sat @ 8 PM, Sun @ 2 PM

Three dissonant decades collide into an unlikely harmony in this time-jumping pop fairy tale about the dreams and disasters behind one transcendent song.

Mark Brown II '09.5 as Mr. Campani
Ben Freeman '13 as the Young Man
Sean Patrick McGowan '12 as Vic Watts
Lauren Neal '11 as Doris
Elizabeth Rothman '11 as King Ludwig II
Gordon Sayre '12 as Richard Wagner


Tickets available @
or by calling 401-863-2838

*Freshman are FREE on Thursday night!*

Monday, November 23, 2009

AUDITION for Perishable Theatre's production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"

Calling all rock n rollers, thespians, freaks, queens, kings, East Germans, lovers of large wigs, and glamorous performers with angelic voices:

Monday, December 7th
7-10 p.m.
Perishable Theatre (95 Empire Street, downtown Providence), 3rd floor

Hedwig - born a boy named Hansel in East Berlin, Hedwig is now an “internationally ignored” rock star. Seeking a charismatic performer with a strong, versatile, voice, comfort with various levels of drag, who can generally rock out and kick ass. This role is typically played by a male performer.
Yitzhak - a sullen male roadie and backup singer. We are seeking a versatile performer with the ability to back Hedwig up vocally. Must be comfortable and convincing in drag. Other than the singing, the role is basically silent -- strong and specific physical performance is a must. This role is typically played by a female performer.

To audition:
For an appointment, email (preferred) or call 401-331-2695 x 302. If you have a headshot/resume, include that in your email. If not, please include some info about yourself and why you’re interested in the show.

To prepare:
1) A brief piece of text (one minute or less) which you can perform as either a male or female character. THE TEXT SHOULD NOT BE FROM “HEDWIG.”
2) Sixteen bars of a rock song which you can also perform as either a man or a woman. AGAIN, DO NOT BRING A SONG FROM THE SHOW. If you would like accompaniment, bring an instrumental cd (no vocals). Preferably, be prepared to sing a cappella with a microphone (provided.)
3) You may also be asked to read monologues from the script. Some approximation of an East-German accent is helpful but not mandatory.

About Hedwig:
The final show of Perishable's musical 2009-2010 season is the RI premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask. Audiences everywhere are familiar with Hedwig, who fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a sex-change operation in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as planned – and now Hedwig is stopping in Providence, RI on a tour with her band, The Angry Inch, following her erstwhile lover Tommy Gnosis as he plays a local arena. This story of failed and redeemed love was made into a feature film by Killer Films.

About the production:
The production is directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian and music directed by David Tessier. Rehearsals are approximately March 15-April 15, with performances running April 16-May 9, 2009.

About Perishable Theatre:
Perishable is RI’s research and development theatre. Led by Executive Artistic Director, Vanessa Gilbert, Perishable Theatre focuses on connecting RI audiences with innovative performance.

Contact Perishable Theatre at 401-331-2695 or at

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Audition for LULU

a tragedy in three acts

written by Frank Wedekind
translation by Nicholas Wright

directed by Spencer Golub

December 1, 2009: 3-5pm & 7-10pm
December 2, 3009: 3-5pm & 7-10pm

in Stuart Theatre

You know that person who everyone falls in love with? What if you were her? What would you do?

+ casting 15-20 performers
+ email for an electronic copy of the script

+ NO PREPARED AUDITION PIECES NECESSARY: you will be provided with selections of the script from which to read

*All roles cast without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, etc., except when specified by the script

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Show & Tell/Q&A with MAURY YESTON: Writer of NINE the Musical!

presented by Brownbrokers


Maury Yeston is an American composer, lyricist, arranger, educator and musicologist.

This Thursday (Nov 19th) at 4:30PM, Maury Yeston will perform in Leeds Theatre, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Come see this award-winning musical theatre writer in a performance/discussion with the Brown community!

The film version of Yeston's show, NINE, hits theatres this month starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, and Sophia Loren!


Yeston is best known for writing the music and lyrics to Broadway musicals, including Nine in 1982, and Titanic in 1997, both of which won Tony Awards for best musical and best score. He also won a Drama Desk Award for Nine.
Yeston serves on the Board of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also President of the Kleban Foundation, serves on the editorial boards of Musical Quarterly and the Kurt Weill Foundation Publication Project and on the advisory board of the Yale University Press Broadway Series.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tonight: I'd Rather Not Say

A new play by Daria Marinelli '10
Directed by Becca Title '13

Monday 16th Nov
7PM at McCormack Theatre (70 Brown St, Lit Arts/English Dept)

In conjunction with:
The Brown Campaign for Burma and Southeast Asian Heritage Week

Lights up on the place with the poorest ratings in the World Health Organization
Lights up on a place that discourages tourism
Lights up on a place that is not America, that has two names.

To name it is to take a side.
To speak is to choose.
To speak is to always choose.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Heads-up: Auditions for Lulu

will be held 1 & 2 Dec.

Performance dates: March 4-7 and 11-14, 2010
Directed by Spencer Golub

Email to request an electronic copy of the script!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

LEAVITTSBURG, OH opens tonight!

a new musical by Nate Sloan '09

November 12-15 & 19-22

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Stuart Theatre

Jane, one of Leavittsburg's favored daughters, escaped Ohio for her New York City Ivy League school. But when she brings her new boyfriend Jake home to visit for the first time, she starts to wonder if she might want to escape back home again.

Leavittsburg, Ohio is written by Nate Sloan, '09 - the latest completely student-written musical from the nearly century-old Brownbrokers group. Directed by Lowry Marshall, musically directed by Andrew Hertz, choreography by Dante Sciarra.

Freshmen get in FREE tonight!! (Thurs, 9/12) Arrive 1 hr before showtime with your Brown ID. Get your tickets at, or from the box office at the Leeds Breezeway. Check your mailboxes for $5-ticket vouchers!