Thursday, April 29, 2010

AUDITION reminder: Tooth of Crime

Auditions for S&B's first show in Fall 2010 begin TODAY!

The Tooth of Crime by Sam Shepard
Directed by Lowry Marshall

Thursday, April 29th from 7:00-10:30
Friday, April 30th from 2:00-5:00 with callbacks on Friday night
in LEEDS theatre

Read the full audition notice here. See you there!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

TODAY: TA116 Day of Scenes!

Lowry Marshall's TA116 class presents:

"Four Fabulous Farces"

by Stephen Karam,
Joe Orton,
Diz White, et al,
and the Reduced Shakespeare Company.

It's all LIVE! IN THE STRASBERG Studio from noon to 2:00pm.
Come early for a great seat. Should be a laff riot!

It may not be apparent, but the Spring Day of Scenes proves it:
"Summer is a-comin' in! Sing Cuckoo!"

dir. Alex Bernson
asst. dir. Ariel Hudes
Alex Bernson- as THE Hot PTA Mom
Ted Cava- as the Principal
Deepali Gupta- as THE secretary
Ariel Hudes- as Lizzy, the 12 year old lesbian
Michael Wharton- Bea

dir. Gordy Sayre
Sean Patrick McGowan
Dan Ricker
Katie Rhoads
Ellie Sywak

dir. Paul Cooper
Kiana Alzate
Jared Bellot
Dan Gonon
Francesca Montanile
Ellen Shadburn

1:30 - 2
dir. Doug Eacho
musico direcion par Ned Risely
Bari Berger - MARIA
Rafael Cebrian - MIGUEL
Ria DiLullo - CONSUELA
Ned Riseley - Y JUAN!

Friday, April 23, 2010

NO COMMENT at Rites & Reason

Brown University’s Dept. of Africana Studies’ Rites and Reason Theatre

No Comment
A Research-to-Performance Method Play Developed in AFRI 1050: RPM Playwriting
by Kathleen Braine, ‘11
Directed by Connie Crawford

How does the news media report crimes of violent sexual assault against women?
A Play about Love, Power, and Reading Between the Lines

April 29 thru May 2, 2010
Thu., Fri. & Sat. @ 7pm, Sun. @ 3pm
155 Angell Street, Churchill House
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space
Brown University

Thursday, April 22, 2010

AUDITION for The Tooth of Crime

The Tooth of Crime by Sam Shepard
S&B's first show of the '10-'11 season


Auditions are coming up next week--faster than Mojo Root Force. Make no mistake about it, this Fall 2010 S&B show is going to kick some @&&. Set in an uncertain future when rock stars rule the country and battle to the finish for fame and territory, this CRAZY rock ‘n roll play by American legend Sam Shepard will rock you, sock you, knock you out and leave you for DEAD. Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n Roll by the baddest angel of them all.

Auditions are:
Thursday, April 29th from 7:00-10:30
Friday, April 30th from 2:00-5:00 with callbacks on Friday night
in LEEDS theatre


Show up early for the best chance to cop an immortal shot. Come back on Friday if there’s time. No gratuitous nudity. Lotsa Rock ‘n Roll.

Nothing to prepare, but please try to read the play if you can. Copies in the Becker Library in Lyman Hall.

All parts, with the exception of Hoss (male) and Becky Lou (female), may be cast as either gender, but once cast, women will play women, men will play men! Only the pronouns will be changed as necessary. The Tooth of Crime will be cast without regard to ethnicity.

We’ll come back early to begin all day rehearsals on August 23rd. We have to get off the mark FAST on this one! A full week of 8-hour rehearsal days before classes start will get us to the September 23 Opening. We’ll close on October 3rd.

Also lookin’ for great rock and R&B musicians or bands AND serious dramaturg/AD interest.

Into the Woods @ PW

Get ready for...

Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim
Direction Alex Keegan '12
Musical Direction David Brown '12

Friday April 30- Monday May 3
Friday, Sunday, Monday at 8
Saturday at 5pm and 10pm

at the PW downspace.

Stay tuned for more details!

Freedom Train Productions is hiring!

Managing Producer (Consultant)

Freedom Train Productions, a black queer theatre company, seeks a highly motivated and independent arts professional with a background in theatre management. This is a part time consultant position beginning in Spring 2010 with an option to stay on permanently dependent on funding.

The Managing Producer will:
* Develop a three-year development and relationship building strategy for special events fundraising and individual, institutional, and government giving;
* Work with the artistic team to identify and support the theatre's response to immediate public and private giving opportunities;
* Work with the artistic team to design a public theatre training series and related earned income revenue strategy; and
* Assess the artistic and management theatre model that the theatre has built over its first three years and provide consultation toward opportunities moving forward.
This position, funded through our Stonewall Community Foundation award, is a great opportunity for a rising arts leader to play a crucial role in the growth of an emerging theatre.

Women, transgender, and people of color candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply please visit:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Afro-Mexico: Dancing Between Myth and Reality

A lecture by

SUNY Professor Anita Gonzalez

TODAY, Friday, April 16th


211 Lyman Hall

This event is free and open to all!

Generously co-sponsored by Brown University’s Creative Arts Council, Department of Comparative Literature, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, and Latino History Month.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Carmelita Tropicana

Cabaret a la Cubana

Saturday, April 10


Ashamu Dance Studio

After tonight's performance of The Cook

This event is FREE while space lasts!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

THE COOK opens this Thursday

Get your tickets to The Cook!

by Eduardo Machado, directed by Kym Moore
Apr 8-11 and 15-18 in Leeds Theatre
8PM Thurs-Sat, 2PM Sun

Brown students, check your mailboxes for a $2-off coupon and bring it to the Box Office in Leeds breezeway to get your discounted ticket for the show. Freshmen get in FREE this Thursday!

Also this Thursday: look out for our Box Office on the (Main) Green where you can purchase your ticket and get some free Cuban coffee.

Keep watching this space for more info about talkbacks, related presentations and performances!

The Cook explores the personal, social and political cost of "Revolution." It is a social realist play that brings to mind Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. We observe the relationship of Gladys and Carlos over forty years beginning on the eve of Castro's rise to power in 1959. The rise and fall of Castro's regime is reflected in the character's relationships, making it a truly human story.

What happens to the dream once the dreamer is awakened? She goes to "work" in an attempt to reconstruct that which has almost been destroyed: the human spirit.

Please join us for this beautiful tale of struggle, love, family and survival.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Ivy Film Festival - Screenplay Readers Required!

The Ivy Film Festival is looking for Brown actors and actresses to read excerpts of winning student scripts at the 2010 Screenplay Brunch. The event will be held on the final day of the festival (Sunday, April 18th), and is the only opportunity that screenwriters have to showcase their work at the festival, so we're asking for your help in order to make the scripts sound as good as possible.
Volunteers will get free food at the brunch, as well as drink tickets at our after party, and tickets to one of our larger events (the schedule has not yet been finalized, but once it has been, the event is negotiable).

Anyone who is interested should email Lisa Weisdorf at
Thanks in advance!