Triad Stage announces upcoming Master Classes

This season, Triad Stage will be piloting a series of master classes offered by local and visiting artists who are working professionals in their field. These classes will cover a wide variety of artistic topics in performance, design, and production.

PRICING

All classes are $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for students and educators - a 10% discount (must show ID). Classes are ideal for young theatre professionals, university students, and high school students (juniors and seniors) with considerable theatre experience. If you have questions about which class might be right for you, please feel free to email Learning Director Lauren Smith at lauren@triadstage.org.

Please note: Space is limited in each Master Class. Register early to guarantee your spot. Master classes also have a minimum enrollment in order to occur, so please make sure to register at least 24 hours in advance. We will inform you via email 24 hours in advance of the class if it has not reached the required enrollment and therefore will need to be cancelled. If a master class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund if you have already registered.

Only available by phone. Call 336-272-0160.

Fall 2017 Master Classes

IMPROV GYM 1

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

The Improv Gym is a three-session series of group workshops exploring classic improvisational theater theories and applying them to modern character work. Participants will focus on communally creating and living in improvised scenes, starting with guided exercises and culminating with a full improvised one act.

It is strongly recommended that participants attend all three sections (December 4th, 5th and 6th), but are only required to attend two in order to participate in the capstone full one act on December 6th.

THE IMPROV GYM SESSION 1: MAKING THE CHOICE

Creating specific, complete characters; moving action forward; identifying conflicts and resolutions.

INSTRUCTOR - Lulu Picart (Mrs. Fezziwig & Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol)

Lulu began her career as a member of the Comedy Warehouse at Walt Disney World. She continued to work at Walt Disney World doing longform and scene-based improvisation in addition to comedic hosting there, Universal Orlando, and various Florida events. Lulu has appeared at SAK Comedy Lab as a guest improviser and has traveled internationally presenting improvisation-based business training for corporate leaders. As an actor, Lulu was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Best Featured Actress Award. She is passionate about applying improvisational theory to practical leadership. She has a Masters in Business / Leadership Studies from the University of South Florida. Lulu coaches privately and is a co-founder of a network of private and online coaches at www.findyourlightcoaching.org. @lulupicart and @fylcoaching.

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IMPROV GYM 2

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

The Improv Gym is a three-session series of group workshops exploring classic improvisational theater theories and applying them to modern character work. Participants will focus on communally creating and living in improvised scenes, starting with guided exercises and culminating with a full improvised one act.

It is strongly recommended that participants attend all three sections (December 4th, 5th and 6th), but are only required to attend two in order to participate in the capstone full one act on December 6th.

THE IMPROV GYM 2: ACCEPTING THE REALITY

Working with an ensemble, combining choices; applying different cinematic/thematic/period genres to scenes and characters; doing character work with a guided narrative; justifying offers.

INSTRUCTOR - Lulu Picart (Mrs. Fezziwig & Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol)

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IMPROV GYM 3

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

The Improv Gym is a three-session series of group workshops exploring classic improvisational theater theories and applying them to modern character work. Participants will focus on communally creating and living in improvised scenes, starting with guided exercises and culminating with a full improvised one act.

It is strongly recommended that participants attend all three sections (December 4th, 5th and 6th), but are only required to attend two in order to participate in the capstone full one act on December 6th.

THE IMPROV GYM 3: BUILDING THE SCENE

Brainstorming "takes" from offers; identifying periphery roles and subplots; ending scenes.

INSTRUCTOR - Lulu Picart (Mrs. Fezziwig & Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol)

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SCENE STUDY

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2017, 10:00AM-12:00PM

In this scene study workshop, students will pick a scene and read through the scene with a reader. We will then break the scene down, create its environment, and discover how to make all its individual parts come together for the strongest performance possible. All registered participants should bring two copies of a scene (not longer than 4-5 pages). The scene does not need to be memorized, but the participant should be very familiar with the scene itself.

INSTRUCTOR - Bryant Carroll (Franklin Duncan in Beautiful Star)

Bryant is a New York based actor of stage, TV, and film. He has been on Broadway, HBO, NETFLIX, and SHOWTIME. He has worked with the likes of Dan Fogalman (This is Us), Steve Buschemi, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Williams Scott, Walter Bobby, Sally Mays, and Mathew Morrison. He is extremely excited to be returning to Triad Stage for Beautiful Star.

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INTRODUCTION TO BURLESQUE

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

Step into the exhilarating world of burlesque (or also boylesque, as it were). An art form on its own, burlesque embodies a wonderful versatility that lends a performer the ability to blend it with any performance or visual skill. In this class, we’ll explore the energy behind the art of creative, playful, and often funny seduction, while identifying the basics you need in order to build your own burlesque routine. The class will incorporate some removal of clothing, but will not require participants to go beyond what they are comfortable with, and no participants will strip down past their underwear. There will be no rear or frontal nudity, and again, there’s no pressure to do anything more than what you are comfortable with. THIS CLASS IS FOR STUDENTS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

Please bring to class the following: one or two removable pieces of torso clothing (shirt, blouse, jacket, etc - items with buttons, snaps, and zippers are especially useful), one removable piece of leg clothing (pants, skirt, dress, shorts, etc), and one prop or accessory (examples include hat, gloves, feather boa, suspenders, basket, book, candlestick, whatever — any item that you would like to use in what you imagine a fun routine would include).

INSTRUCTOR - Matthew McGloin (aka boylesque performer Jackie Nova) (Tidence Ledbetter in Beautiful Star)

A consummate daydreamer, Jackie realized one day that most of his mental wanderings shared a common thread: a vision of himself dancing in a spotlight, with allure and comedy mixing in a highly theatrical display. He followed that daydream to the New York School of Burlesque, enrolled in a class, soon after auditioned for the troupe Bad Apple Boylesque, became one of its inaugural members, and hasn’t looked back since (unless it has been to wink at an admirer). Jackie has since performed in NYC at the Stonewall Inn, the West End, Mundo NYC, Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Bar, Fire Island, Stage 48, and the Triad. In under a year’s time on the scene, Jackie was selected to perform at the House of Yes at the 5th Annual NYC Boylesque Festival, was featured with his fellow Bad Apples on the front cover of NEXT magazine, and last year he was nominated for a GLAM Award for Best Boylesque Performer. Mr. Nova sites Bugs Bunny, Lucille Ball, John Ritter, and Madonna among his influences as an entertainer. His alter-ego is Matthew McGloin, who’s done a bunch of theatre, blah blah blah, and who is currently enjoying the hell out of playing Lucifer in Beautiful Star at Triad Stage. A very, very part-time engager with social media (that means he’s almost never on it), Matt/Jackie is nevertheless happy to connect; visit either of his websites at matthewmcgloin.com and/or jackie-nova.com.

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THE BUSINESS SIDE OF SHOW - MARKETING FOR THE THEATRE ARTIST

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

There is a dark truth to the world of Show Business...that as much as we love the first part (Show) we rarely get to do that without putting in some work on the latter (Business). This workshop will look at how to get your tools of the trade (headshots, resumes, websites, and social media to name a few) working for you in the best way possible. We will look also look at online resources that will help you mine for work and improve your skill set. Bring your picture and resume and there will be plenty of time to ask questions about this area of the business and any others you desire.

INSTRUCTOR - David Sitler (Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol)

David is currently playing Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at Hanesbrands Theatre and has been a working actor since he moved to NYC in 1983. He has worked on Broadway, Off and Off-Off Broadway, national tours, regionally from Maine to Utah, TV, web series, film, video games and commercials, and voice overs. He has conducted workshops in many settings with acting intern companies, colleges and universities, and high schools on this very topic. Proud Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. www.davidsitler.com.

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OWNING A SONG: ACAPELLA MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, 2017, 10:00AM-12:00PM

Practice acting, storytelling, and living in the lyric while singing-- in a very supportive and fun environment! Bring any song you know by heart – pop tune, folk song, hymn, or a traditional musical theatre song-- and focus on communicating the words while singing. No sheet music is necessary – we will sing acapella (or if you play an instrument feel free to accompany yourself!) and ALL levels are welcome and encouraged.

INSTRUCTOR - Jillian Louis (Ethel Green in Beautiful Star)

Jillian is thrilled to work at Triad Stage! Broadway: It Shoulda Been You (Rebecca/Annie u/s). Off-Broadway: Soul Doctor (Ruth). Tour: Cheers (Diane Chambers); NYC/ Regional: Walnut Street/Tour: Glass Menagerie (Laura), New York Musical Festival (2x Outstanding Performance Award Winner), Ars Nova, Theatre for the New City, American Theatre Group, St. Louis Rep, The York, Symphony Space, North Shore Music Theatre, Denver Center, TheatreWorks, The Prince Theatre, The Arden, Florida Studio Theatre, many others! TV/film: Show Me A Hero, Mount Joy, Louie, Ophelia Descending. Concert: Upcoming dates and more info: JillianLouis.comIG:@JillianLouski FB:@JillianLouisArtist

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VOICE AND MOVEMENT PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 2017, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Each actor will explore the fundamental elements of storytelling using only voice and movement. The class will perform their ensemble piece during the final half hour of the session. Friends and family members are welcome to arrive at 8:30 pm for the performance.

INSTRUCTOR - Chip Johnson (Reverend Roy Ledbetter in Beautiful Star)

Chip is returning for his seventh season as Reverend Roy Ledbetter in Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity. Triad Stage audiences will also remember his work in their productions of A Lesson Before Dying, The Rainmaker, North Star, Tennessee Playboy, Common Enemy, and Actions and Objectives. Mr. Johnson received his MFA from UNCG and is employed as an adjunct professor in the Performing Arts Department at Elon University.

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NC State University Theatre will hold auditions for “Hairspray”

Audition Orientation

Tuesday, November 28, 7:00pm, Thompson Hall

The orientation session provides insight into the audition process at University Theatre. Additionally, the dance routine used for the Hairspray auditions will be taught. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the audition orientation.

Hairspray Auditions

Wednesday and Thursday, November 29-30, 7:00pm, Thompson Hall

A perusal script is available in the lobby at Thompson Hall. Those interested in auditioning may drop in and read it. Please note that it must remain in the building. Once audition sides are available, they will be posted here. Check back often for updates.

What to Expect During an Audition

University Theatre student performances usually audition with short scene or monologue readings from the script. These “sides” are provided to the actors at the audition. The “sides” can be found on this audition page a couple of days before the audition so you can familiarize yourself with them. Perusal scripts and audition information are available in the Thompson Hall lobby. Musical auditions are held differently and will most likely have you sing 16 bars of a prepared song, and learn a song and dance from the show. If you are auditioning for TheatreFest, our summer performances, you will be asked to prepare a short monologue, read from sides, and sing and dance if it is a musical. However,every director and play’s audition requirements might be different.

When you arrive at a University Theatre audition, you’ll fill out an audition card.  Bring your schedule with you, the director will need to know all conflicts up front. Then, you’ll wait for the director or stage manager to call your name. Most likely, you’ll be partnered with others to read a scene and/or given a monologue. You’ll be given the opportunity to read more than once. It’s not necessary, but you may come to both nights of auditions if you wish.

Get more information here.

Green Room Community Theatre announces auditions for “A Streetcar Named Desire”

This is your chance to step into the spotlight!  The Green Room Community Theatre is holding auditions for the upcoming production of A Streetcar Named Desire, a show playing in the intimate Black Box Theatre at The Old Post Office Playhouse!

We’re on the search for talented men and women!!  A Streetcar Named Desire is directed by William Morgan, who recently played the role of Sweeney Todd in this season’s opening musical. 

Auditions will be held on November 20 & 21, 2017 at 7pm, at the Old Post Office Playhouse, located at 10 South Main Avenue, Newton, NC  28658.  Please enter at the lower level door at the back of the building (on South Ashe Avenue).

You do not need to perform a monologue for this audition.  You will be asked to read from the actual script.  Actors must be available for all performances:  DATES- Jan. 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2018 & School Performances on Jan. 12 & 26, 2018.  There is a snow date of Jan. 23, 2018, if needed.

Morgan is casting males (ages 16-50) and females (ages 25-50).  The subject matter of this show is of a more mature nature.  For more information about the show & auditions, check out our website: www.TheGreenRoomTheatre.org  or call 828-464-6581

A Streetcar Named Desire is produced by Resource Partners.  The Green Room Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of The United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Bartlett Theater announces auditions for “An Octoroon”

AN OCTOROON by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Paid gig. Rehearsals in Durham, NC rehearsals starting 1/15/18, opening 2/16/18 and closes 3/4/18 at the DAC PSI Theater in Downtown Durham.

Please Email JB@BartlettTheater.com to set up an appointment. Various times and dates available. Please send a headshot and resume with initial request.

Breakdown
AN OCTOROON is a contemporary reworking of Dion Boucicault‘s 19th century melodrama THE OCTOROON. Playwright and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins won the Obie Award for his radical, incendiary, and subversively funny riff on Dion Boucicault’s once-popular 1859 mustache-twirling melodrama. Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation Terrebonne is on the brink of foreclosure. George, the high-minded heir apparent, falls for the lovely Zoe, who’s one-eighth black. But the bigoted belle Dora has eyes for George, and the dastardly overseer M’Closky plots to keep Zoe and Terrebonne for himself. A spectacular collision of the antebellum South and 21st-century cultural politics, An Octoroon is “This decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today,” says the New York Times.

SEEKING: (descriptions of color are by the playwright)

BJJ / GEORGE/ SCUDDER / M’CLOSKY:
Male, 20s-30s, African American. Young contemporary playwright struggling to make sense of Boucicault’s original. He is inquisitive but confused, idealistic but ironic. Also able to step into the classical roles of George, Scudder and M’Closky.

ASSISTANT/ PETE/ PAUL:
Male, 20-30s. Native American/mixed race actor/South Asian actor Strong and loyal.

ZOE: Female, 20s- 30s.  An octoroon actress/white actress/an actress of color who can pass for white The Octoroon of the title.

BR’ER RABBIT/ CAPTAIN RATTS:
Male, any age. African American. Silent observer of the action of the play dressed as a rabbit. Also plays a salty sea captain

ROLES ALREADY CAST:
DORA: Cast Female, late 30s to mid-40s. White. A fading Southern Belle. Primary character in Boucicault’s original.
MINNIE: Cast Female, 20s. African American. A domestic on the estate, a bit slow.
PLAYWRIGHT/ WAHNOTEE/ LAFOUCHE: Cast Male, 30s-40s, Caucasian. Plays the role of Dion Boucicault, the Irish Playwright. Also plays Wahnotee and LaFouche.
DIDO: Cast Female, 30s. African American. A domestic on the estate. Dry, ironic and wise.
GRACE: Cast Female, 20s-30s. African American. A domestic on the estate. Funny and forgetful.

Triad Stage announces Master Classes

We were thrilled to announce the hiring of a new full-time Learning Director earlier this summer. We’re actively building foundations for new Learning programs that we will be rolling out throughout this season and beyond to serve a wide array of people, including K-12 and university students, educators, audience members, and emerging professionals in the fields of theater and education.

We're unveiling our first new on-site initiative, a series of master classes offered by local and visiting artists at Triad Stage in Downtown Greensboro.

STUDENTS! Save 10% when you book your Master Class. Only available by phone. Call 336-272-0160.

View the schedule, instructor bios and more information here.