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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
2:34 pm
[tazira]
Lysistrata 1969
Lysistrata 1969
By Aristophanes
Adapted and directed by Jaki Demarest for the Rude Mechanicals

Greenbelt Arts Center
123 Centerway
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 441-8770

Fridays and Saturdays 8 PM
August 17 & 18
August 24 & 25
August 31 & September 1

www.rudemechanicals.com

Tickets $17, $14 for students and seniors

The year is 1969, baby, and the Rude Sock Puppet Guerilla Theater is working to win hearts and minds and end the Vietnam War with their staging of a swinging sex comedy, Aristophanes’ masterpiece, Lysistrata. This summer, trip and groove with us back to an age of free love, man, an Age of Aquarius in which world peace didn't feel so impossible. Bring us your beads, your headbands, your tie dye, your secret optimism, and get ready to make love, not war.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
11:31 am
[tazira]
Pericles: Shakespeare versus Wilkins Opens This Week!
Fridays and Saturdays, January 13-14 and 20-21, 8 PM

Howard County Center for the Arts

8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

$15 adults /$12 students and seniors

www.rudemechanicals.com/pericles

Maryland’s famously unconventional Shakespeare troupe takes on Pericles, Prince of Tyre, by William Shakespeare and (probably) George Wilkins. The play’s wildly careering plot takes in dancing knights, fishermen with a penchant for revolution, kings who are a little too fond of their daughters, and kings who are a little too fond of Pericles himself. Pericles keeps his spirits up even as every boat he boards sinks out from under him.

PS - We open on Friday the 13th! What could possibly go wrong with this plan, I ask you?
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
10:23 am
[findingjuliet]
Actors Needed for Benefit Production of Romeo and Juliet - Feb 2012
Red Eye Gravy Theatre Company announces auditions for their inaugural production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Ty Hallmark.

This will be a benefit performance with all proceeds from the show going to support The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth. The show is dedicated to the memory of Gaurav Gopalan, a member of the DC Theatre Community who was murdered this past summer.

Performances will be located at The Fridge on the Hill near Eastern Market. Some rehearsals will also take place there. Others will be held in various locations, TBD. You must be available for a cast/crew meet and greet and first read on December 19th. Rehearsals will begin January 17th.

Performances are February 9-11, 14 (Special Valentine's Day Performance) and 16-18 all at 8PM

Roles available - note* with the exception of Paris, all roles open to any ethnicity

Romeo - must be female
Mercutio - can be either M/F, but prefer male
Tybalt - either M/F
Paris/Sampson - must be male, traditionally handsome, Irish Catholic looks a plus
Prince/Apothecary - either M/F
Abram/Balthasar - either M/F
Gregory/Friar John - must be male

General auditions held on Thursday, December 8th from 7-10PM at the Actors' Center Offices - 1810 16th Street NW, 2nd Floor
Callbacks held at same location on Friday, December 16th also 7-10PM
Casting announced by Sunday, December 18th

To audition please prepare a Shakespearean monologue no more than 1 minute in length. We are looking for actors with strong text ability. Since the rehearsal period is short, we prefer actors with classical training and experience. In addition, if you sing, play an instrument, dance and/or have stage combat experience, please let us know.

Bring one copy of your P/R to the audition.

To book an audition appointment please send an email to redeyegravytheatrecompany@gmail.com stating your preferred time. Slots will be made in five minute blocks.
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
3:55 pm
[tompurdue]
Looking for some chemistry props
I'm looking for a chemistry set, preferably with plastic beakers, to help dress a scene with a mad scientist in my next play (Pericles) for the Rude Mechanicals. If you have something that you can loan us, I'd be really grateful.

Reply here, or email to josh@rudemechanicals.com if you can help. Thanks!
Sunday, September 18th, 2011
2:58 pm
[tompurdue]
Auditions: Pericles

September 19 & 20, 2011

Callbacks September 22
Time: 8PM to 10 PM (Call if you're going to be later than 9)
Location: UCP on the Potomac, Sunrise Community
4409 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, Maryland 20706
Phone: 301-467-3749
www.rudemechanicals.com

Performances late January/early February
dates and locations TBD

Pericles! The name moves Shakespeare's most ardent admirers to ask, "Are you sure that was one of his?" And Shakespeare most certainly did have help: pimp, novelist, and wanna-be playwright George Wilkins. The
result is... uneven. The Rudes, of course, are going to make it more uneven.

We're putting both Wilkins and Shakespeare on stage, wrestling for control of the plot (and sometimes acting in each other's scenes). Pericles and his fellow actors struggle to keep up with the careening
story line. We're actually doing the play; it's all Shakespeare's (and Wilkins') text. We're just going to have a little fun with it in the process. Come play.

Women: 3-5 actors
Men: 5-7 actors
Most actors will play more than one role (generally, a featuredvcharacter in one act, and secondary characters in a different act). There will be rapid costume changes and other antics. Owning pirate
garb a plus.

All ages, races, etc. are needed. A facility for Shakespeare and an ability to laugh at him, and yourself, is all you need. No monologues, but be prepared to play improv games at callbacks.
Click here for the sides we'll be using (PDF).

Monday, August 29th, 2011
5:27 pm
[tompurdue]
Auditions for Pericles: Shakespeare vs Wilkins
The Rude Mechanicals
September 19 & 20, 2011
Callbacks September 22
Time: 8PM to 10 PM (Call if you're going to be later than 9)
Location: UCP on the Potomac, Sunrise Community 4409 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, Maryland 20706
Phone: 301-467-3749
www.rudemechanicals.com
Performances late January/early February
Dates and locations TBD

Pericles! The name move Shakespeare's most ardent admirers to ask, "Are you sure that was one of his?" And Shakespeare most certainly did have help: pimp, novelist, and wanna-be playwright George Wilkins. The result is... uneven. The Rudes, of course, are going to make it more uneven.

We're putting both Wilkins and Shakespeare on stage, wrestling for control of the plot (and sometimes acting in each other's scenes). Pericles and his fellow actors struggle to keep up with the careening story line. We're actually doing the play; it's all Shakespeare's (and Wilkins') text.

We're just going to have a little fun with it in the process. Come play.

Women: 3-5 actors
Men: 5-7 actors
Most actors will play more than one role (generally, a featured character in one act, and secondary characters in a different act). There will be rapid costume changes and other antics. Owning pirate garb a plus.

All ages, races, etc. are needed. A facility for Shakespeare and an ability to laugh at him, and yourself, is all you need. Auditions will consist of sides from the script; sides will be posted on the web site. No monologues, but be prepared to play improv games at callbacks.
Friday, July 8th, 2011
12:37 pm
[tazira]
Trojan Women at Fringe, or More Violence Inherent in the System
Studio Theatre - Mead Theatre
1501 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Performances:

Friday July 8 @ 10:15pm
Saturday July 9 @ 3pm
Wednesday July 20 @ 8pm
Friday July 22 @ 8pm
Saturday July 23 @ 4:15pm

Opening night's tonight, the theater's beautiful, the new cast members are marvelous, the old cast members always were. Break legs, my wailing women (and men)!
Monday, June 27th, 2011
7:06 pm
[3playtickets]
Tickets

Best prices on all tickets in the DC area.

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
11:07 pm
[tazira]
Trojan Women 2.0 Closing Weekend at the Bonifant!
The theater you're in is a shelled-out holding pen for female prisoners, in the aftermath of the Trojan War. The city outside is in ruins; a dirty bomb codenamed 'Trojan Horse' turned it into a nuclear wasteland four days ago. And there's a chance, if you sit up front, that you might just become part of the show...

Trojan Women 2.0
By Charles L. Mee
Bonifant Theatre Space
949 Bonifant Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
June 3 @ 8 PM and midnight, June 4 @ 8 PM.

Information and reservations:
www.rudemechanicals.com

$15 General Admission, $12 Seniors/Students
Warnings for adult content. (No, seriously, really adult content. It's Charles Mee, and it's Trojan Women.)

Fun with trailers!


2:25 pm
[divalion]
Auditions for "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Rude Mechanicals production
directed by Sean Butler
performances Fri & Sat 8pm, Aug 19th - Sept 3rd, 2011
at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt, MD
http://www.rudemechanicals.com/midsummer2011/auditions.shtml

Viva Midsummer! The Rude Mechanicals take on the rude mechanicals as Shakespeare's classic tale of fantasy, fortune, and faerie glamour is transported to the Las Vegas Strip. In this neon and glitter Dream world where archetype trumps actuality, the Rat Pack rubs elbows with made men, showgirls, Borscht Belt comics, high rollers, and Elvis impersonators. It’s a wild, unpredictable place where illusion rules the day, loves are won and lost in a night, and fortunes can change on the turn of a card...or a trickster's whim. Always remember: “What happens in The Woods, stays in The Woods."

Questions? Email rebecca@rudemechanicals.com.

This is a non-Equity show, no pay.

Audition schedule:

Monday, June 6th
7-10 PM at UCP on the Potomac
4409 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, MD 20706

Tuesday, June 7th
8-10 PM at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint
916 G Street, NW, DC 20001
(between Metro Center and Gallery Place/Chinatown in D.C.)

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, June 8th 8-10 PM also at Mead Theatre Lab

Auditions will consist of readings from the script (sides available at website). Headshots are welcome but not necessary. Please read the cast breakdown on the website for descriptions of the roles you are interested in; if the description indicates that singing is required, please come prepared to sing something a cappella. Jazz/blues/swing songs are preferred but you may sing something else; roughly 30 seconds is all that's needed.

Several of the roles are best suited to actors with some kind of performance skill-- standup comedy, slapstick, acrobatics, juggling, dance, magic tricks, drumming, other circus/sideshow type skills. If you have these skills, be prepared to show about 30 seconds' worth.

Open roles (see website for descriptions):

THE NOBLE COURT
Hermia (20's, female)
Helena (20's, female)
Demetrius (20's-30's, male)
Lysander (20's-30's, male)
Theseus (30's or older, male)
Hippolyta (30's or older, female)
Egeus (40's or older, male)

THE FAERIE COURT
Oberon (30's-40's, male)
Puck (20's-30's, male)
Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mustardseed (any age, female)

THE MECHANICALS
Bottom (20's-40's, male)
Quince (any age, male or female)
Flute (30's or older, male)
Snug (any age, male or female)
Snout (any age, male or female)
Starveling (late teens-20's, male or female)
Saturday, May 28th, 2011
10:39 am
[gwenergy]
Green Bird - video teaser & remaining dates


half-price tickets: http://www.goldstar.com/events/washington-dc/the-green-bird-

Saturday May 28 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday May 29 2:00 pm
Monday May 30 8:00 pm (Artist Night $10 Tickets with the code "Artist")

Thursday June 2 8:00 pm
Friday June 3 8:00 pm
Saturday June 4 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Location: walking distance from U Street and Dupont metro stations
Source Theater, 1835 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
http://constellationtheatre.org/bird.html
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
10:45 am
[gwenergy]
PWYC Previews tonight & tomorrow
THE GREEN BIRD
by Carlo Gozzi, translated by Albert Bermel & Ted Emery
directed and adapted by Allison Arkell Stockman
http://constellationtheatre.org/bird.html

May 5 - June 4
Constellation Theatre Company
Source Theater, 1835 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Inspired by commedia dell'arte, this fantasia involves a lovesick king, a greedy fortune teller, an insatiable sausage-maker, a sensual statue and a magical green bird. The vibrant world combines philosophical ideas about truth, love, sacrifice and compassion with inventive physical comedy and Tom Teasley's sensational live music.

Featuring: Katie Atkinson, Katy Carkuff, Rex Daugherty, Misty Demory*, Gwen Grastorf, Nanna Ingvarsson, Ashkey Ivey, Emma Crane Jaster, John Michael McDonald*, Graham Pilato, Manollo Santalla and Matthew R. Wilson*. (* Member, Actors Equity Association.) Designed by A.J. Guban, Kendra Rai, Anna St. Germain, and Samina Vieth

Preview Performances on May 5 and 6!
Purchase Preview Tickets in advance for $10 online.
Or, Pay-What-You-Can at the door.
Note: 1/2 of the tickets (50) will be sold online for $10.
The remaining tickets (50) will be PWYC at the door.

Use code "Gwen" for $10 tickets online to the 2nd and 3rd weekend:
May 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th
May 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd
Monday performance May 30th

Full Calendar of dates here:
http://constellationtheatre.org/bird.html

Location: walking distance from U Street and Dupont metro stations
Source Theater, 1835 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
11:43 am
[gwenergy]
$10 code for On The Razzle tickets
Constellation Theatre Company presents
ON THE RAZZLE
by Tom Stoppard & directed by Nick Olcott
at SOURCE 1835 14th St. NW, Feb 3rd - March 6th

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN PREVIEWS: Thursday, Feb. 3 & Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 pm
50% of preview tickets are sold for $10 online. 50% of preview tickets are
sold at the door, first come, first served. Box office opens at 7 pm.

Use code "Gwen" for $10 tickets on the following performances:

Thursday, Feb 10, 8pm
Friday, Feb 11, 8pm
Saturday, Feb 12, 8pm
Sunday, Feb 13, 2pm

Thursday, Feb 17, 8pm
Friday, Feb 18, 8pm
Saturday, Feb 19, 8pm
Sunday, Feb 20, 2pm

Thursday, Feb 24, 8pm
Monday, Feb 28, 8pm (Artist Night)

Approximate Run Time: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes plus a 15 Minute Intermission

Two curious shop clerks seize the day and caper off to Vienna to find adventure and excitement. Passionate romance, run-ins with the law, mistaken identities, mayhem and all sorts of hilarious high jinx ensue. This delightful comedy highlights the brilliant wit and wordplay of celebrated playwright Tom Stoppard.

ENSEMBLE: Charlotte Akin, Joe Brack, Katy Carkuff, Jennifer Crooks, Michael
Glenn*, Heather Haney, Ashley Ivey, Jim Jorgensen, Drew Kopas, Matthew
McGloin*, Charlie Retzlaff, Joseph Thornhill, Abby Wood. *Actors' Equity
Association

www.ConstellationTheatre.org
Saturday, January 29th, 2011
10:19 am
[gwenergy]
ushering - see On The Razzle for free
SEE GREAT THEATER FOR FREE!! Constellation Theatre Company is looking for volunteer ushers for their current production of ON THE RAZZLE. Performances run Feb 3 - Mar 6 Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm with added performances on February 26 at 2pm, February 28 at 8pm and March 5 at 2pm. Please email Lindsey Ruehl at lindsey@constellationtheatre.org.
Monday, December 20th, 2010
3:39 pm
[hilandercs]
Stage Combat Workshop for the Stage Manager
In just a few short weeks, the Winter Wonderland Workshop will be holding it's massive Stage Combat workshop outside Chicago. Local DC/Baltimore teachers and actors will be in attendance, including Casey Kaleba and Craig Lawrence. This year they are introducing a Stage Management track to the mix.

This is the largest Society of American Fight Directors Regional Workshop in the country and is attended by professionals from all over the world. An excellent chance to learn new skills, sharpen old ones and network with fellow thespians.

Interested? All the information and online registration can be found on their website

http://www.winterwonderlandworkshop.com/registration/stage_manager_track.php

Workshop space is limited! So sign up soon!
Monday, November 8th, 2010
11:12 am
[gwenergy]
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
10:25 pm
[gwenergy]
$10 tickets - Cabaret Macabre in Silver Spring!
If you like Edward Gorey, Victorian nightmares, dangerous croquet, austere afternoon tea, melodramatic music à la Kurt Weill, and Happenstance Theater's penchant for visually-lovely,theatrical collage then you won't want to miss Cabaret Macabre. Join us for a Dickensian romp through the damp cobbled alleys of poetry, variety, and song. The show is approximately one hour. Come into the parlor and be entertained by Happenstance.

Cabaret Macabre
Featuring
Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Emma Jaster, Graham Pilato, Karen Hansen and Gwen Grastorf

SHOWTIMES
Fri 10/29 8pm
Sat 10/30 8pm
Su 10/31 2pm
Th 11/4 8pm
Fri 11/5 8pm
Sat 11/6 8pm
Su 11/7 2pm

at Round House Theater Silver Spring
8641 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring MD

TICKETS $15
$10 Tickets for ages 30-and-under
to purchase, telephone 240-644-1100
http://www.roundhousetheatre.org/performance/cabaret-macrabre/
http://www.happenstancetheater.org
Monday, October 25th, 2010
1:14 pm
[gwenergy]
Free Reading tonight at 7:30!
Constellation Theatre Company presents

Tales of Twisted Love Monday, October 25 at 7:30 pm
at Source 1835 14th St. NW

A FREE Staged Reading of Scenes from Delicious Revenge Tragedies
The Changeling & The Revenger's Tragedy by Thomas Middleton
& 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford

Explore the themes of Forbidden Love, Betrayal, Deceit, Lust, Power, Ambition & Violence with a team of fantastic actors and directors.

Produced by Amber Jackson

Directed by Christy Denny, Gwen Grastorf, Ashley Ivey, Amber Jackson

Featuring: Rachel Beauregard, Misty Demory*, Danny Gavigan,
Matty Griffiths, Heather Haney, Keith Irby, Mark Krawczyk*,
Lisa Lias, Scot McKenzie, Amy Quiggins, Joseph Thornhill and others.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association

www.ConstellationTheatre.org
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
3:52 pm
[gwenergy]
PWYC and discounts for Women Beware Women
WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN
by Thomas Middleton and adapted by Jesse Berger
Directed by Allison Arkell Stockman
www.constellationtheatre.org

Middleton, one of Shakespeare's contemporaries, creates a captivating world of wealth where three couples engage in a dangerous game of strategy as they vie for power and pursue their lust. Enjoy this provocative mix of dark comedy, adultery, murder, ambition and twisted love.

Pay What You Can performances 10/14 and 10/15 at 8:00 pm
$10 tickets for the first two weekends - Sun Oct. 17 through Oct. 31st
with code "Gwen" online


Performances:
Thursday - Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 3:00 pm
www.constellationtheatre.org

Featuring: Felipe Cabezas, Katy Carkuff, Jonathon Church, Lew Freeman, Brian Hemmingsen, Sheila Hennessey*, Keith Irby, Ashley Ivey, Thomas Keegan, Lisa Lias, Caley Milliken, David Zimmerman
*Member, Actors' Equity Association
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
3:00 pm
[gwenergy]
Improbable Frequency opens this week in DC!
solas nua’s first musical transports you to WWII Dublin, where a mad scientist, a cruciverbalist and a host of spies and saboteurs threaten Ireland’s neutrality. "A theatrical tour de force and quite unlike anything else you'll ever see" - The Guardian

Improbable Frequency
by Arthur Riordan and Bell Helicopter
directed by Matt Torney, choreographed by Diane Coburn Bruning, musical direction by Amy Conley
featuring: Stacey Jackson, Chris Davenport, John Tweel, Cyle Durkee, Gwen Grastorf, Ryan Welsh and company members Madeleine Carr, Kevin O'Reilly and Eric Messner.

LOCATION: 111 K Street NE, Washington DC 20002
Important - this is an unconventional venue, please check your directions and leave with plenty of time.
Metro: 3 blocks from Union Station. Exit towards Marc & Commuter trains/First Street (do not exit toward Union Station Shops). After the turnstyle, take a left and follow signs for First Street. Take a right out of the exit. Walk three blocks north with the large stone wall on your right. The first office building on your right will be 111 K. The doorman will take you from there.

DATES:
September 30 - October 24
Wednesday - Saturday 7:30pm
No show Saturday October 9th
Special performance Sunday October 24 5:30pm

TICKETS: $25 general admission
special $20 price on Wednesdays, $5 for students on Wednesdays
visit our website to purchase tickets:
http://www.solasnua.org/improbablefrequency.html

*just confirmed! - burlesque acts 'wham bam pam' and 'short staxx' will entertain you during intermission!

**dress the part as 1940s temptress or her arm candy and win over the barman's favour to quaff his preferred concoction - on the house.

***dc style mavens 'birds of a pleather' on board to style our seductive and nefarious cast of extras!
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