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ELLEN STEWART INTERNATIONAL AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN–DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2015 ·

(via Glory’s list

The new Ellen Stewart International is an Award given to an individual theatre artist or theatre company whose work promotes social change, and community participation with a particular focus on the engagement of young people.

Named for La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart, The International award celebrates her remarkable lifetime achievements in the theatre and her dedication to creating a world theatre which embraces all traditions and cultural identities.

Through the theatre, countless younger people were inspired by Ellen Stewart as artists and generators of personal and social change.

With the support of the ITI International Theatre Institute, La MaMa New York and Italy, and the Spoleto Festival of 2 Worlds, the recipient of The Ellen Stewart International Award will attend the ITI World Congress, receive an artistic residency at La MaMa Umbria to create a new work, and the financial and production support to present the new work at the Spoleto Festival of 2 Worlds, and subsequently at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York.

For more information: www.ellenstewartaward.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EllenStewartInternationalAward/

Email: estewartaward@gmail.com

Stage Voices Publishing for archived posts and sign up for free e-mail updates: http 2015:// www.stagevoices.com/ . If you would like to contribute a review, monologue, or other work related to theatre, please write to Bob Shuman at Bobjshuman@gmail.com.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ‘THE ICEMAN COMETH’ WITH NATHAN LANE AND BRIAN DENNEHY (MARCH 14 ONLY—SHOW CLOSES MARCH 15) ·

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THE ICEMAN COMETH closes on March 15. I have 2 extra tickets for March 14 (Saturday). Don’t miss one last chance to see Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy together, live, at 7 p.m. in Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater. These two legends of stage and screen lead a cast of 18 to breathe memorable life into the characters of Eugene O’Neill’s, father of American drama and only playwright ever to win four Pulitzer Prizes and the Nobel Prize. Witness theatrical history with this production, which has won acclaim at both Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and BAM.  

Seats are in the upper orchestra, T-11 and T-14. If interested, please contact me ASAP at jo@jomorello.com

Mr. [Robert] Falls’s magisterial staging floored me. … A lusty bravo for Nathan Lane … ” –New York Times  

“extraordinary cast. …  exhilarating emotional epic” –Newsday 

“Try to grab a ticket now for this epic starring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy.”—Chicago Stage Standard, Highly recommended

Dennehy is fantastic as Larry Slade….” Centerstage 

“… Deep directorial work with fine ensemble actors…” Chicago Tribune, Highly Recommended

Jo Morello is a playwright and a trusted contributor to Stage Voices.

Photograph: Salvatore Inzerillo (standing), Lee Wilkof, Patrick Andrews, Brian Dennehy. Credit: Richard Termine. 

Visit Stage Voices Publishing for archived posts and sign up for free e-mail updates: http://www.stagevoices.com/ .  If you would like to contribute a review, monologue, or other work related to theatre, please write to Bob Shuman at Bobjshuman@gmail.com .  – See more at: http://www.stagevoices.com/stage_voices/2015/02/brian-dennehy-in-the-iceman-cometh-review-from-new-york.html#sthash.cTWU6sGT.dpuf
Photograph: Salvatore Inzerillo (standing), Lee Wilkof, Patrick Andrews, Brian Dennehy. Credit: Richard Termine.  – See more at: http://www.stagevoices.com/stage_voices/2015/02/brian-dennehy-in-the-iceman-cometh-review-from-new-york.html#sthash.v1y2X8np.dpuf
Photograph: Salvatore Inzerillo (standing), Lee Wilkof, Patrick Andrews, Brian Dennehy. Credit: Richard Termine.  – See more at: http://www.stagevoices.com/stage_voices/2015/02/brian-dennehy-in-the-iceman-cometh-review-from-new-york.html#sthash.v1y2X8np.dpuf

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD WOMEN . . . PLAYWRIGHTS, DIRECTORS, AND PRODUCERS . . . FOR 2 YEAR LAB (DEADLINE, 11/4/13) ·

 

(via Bruce Cohen)

Women's Project Theater Is Looking for a Few Good Women
Time Warner Foundation Provides Leadership Support
for
Exceptional Women Theater Artists for Two Year Lab
Application Deadline is November 4

 
NEW YORK – Women's Project Theater, the 36-year-old non-profit company dedicated to producing plays written and directed by women, is seeking a few good women for its 2014-2016 Lab of playwrights, directors and producers, underwritten with a generous grant from the Time Warner Foundation.  The application deadline is November 4. 
 
            Selected through a highly competitive, national application and interview process, the Lab provides up to fifteen artists with a vital professional network, entrepreneurial and leadership training, free rehearsal space and, most significantly, tangible opportunities for the development and production of bold new work for the stage.  Lab artists are supported by the Time Warner Foundation Fellowship, which includes a stipend for participating in Lab activities.
 
            Details on applying to Women’s Project Theater’s Lab are at http://www.womensproject.org/application.htm.  All application materials are reviewed by theater professionals.  Finalists will be notified in early May and asked to interview in June 2014. The 2014-2016 Labs will begin in September 2014.
 
            The Lab has two main goals: to cultivate the work of women theater artists and to give women artists the tools they need to succeed in the business.  In addition to developing their own unique work, Lab artists collaboratively create a culminating residency production.
 
            "The Lab is the heart of Women's Project Theater, and the Lab artists are fierce," said Julie Crosby, Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project Theater.  "That's why 75% of our main stage productions over the past eight seasons have been created by Lab playwrights, directors, and producers."
 
            Women's Project Theater Lab alumnae include the playwrights Bekah Brunstetter, Laura Eason,  Katori Hall, Quiara Alegria Hudes, and Dominique Morisseau, the directors Tea Alagic, Shelley Butler, Lear deBessonet, Pam MacKinnon, Daniella Topol, and Gaye Taylor Upchurch and the producers Jennifer Conley Darling, Maria Goyanes, Manda Martin, and Stephanie Ybarra.   Details on current Lab artists are at http://www.womensproject.org/2012-2014_lab.html.
 
            Time Warner Foundation provides leadership support of Lab artists and new play development at Women's Project Theater.

 

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THE OLDEST ESTABLISHED, PERMANENT FLOATING MONOLOGUE NIGHT IN NEW YORK IS BACK!!!–AT THE DRAMA BOOK SHOP FOR ONE SHOW ONLY, THURSDAY, JUNE 13 (6-7 PM)–NOW CELEBRATING KIDS AND CHILDREN’S THEATRE!!!! ·

 

ABSOLUTELY ONE NIGHT ONLY—CANNOT EXTEND—THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 6:00-7:00 PM, FINAL PERFORMANCE.

The Oldest Established, Permanent Floating Monologue Night in New York is returning to the place where it all began—the Arthur Seelen Theatre at the Drama Bookshop–AND YOU'RE INVITED FOR FREE!! The Tony-winning theatrical mecca for actors, writers, and stage aficionados, established in 1917, will sponsor an evening of monologues for actors, aged 7-15, taken from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books’ new release:

One On One: Playing with a Purpose, Monologues for Kids Ages 7-15 (view on Amazon at:  http://tinyurl.com/oc7vbhq).

The participatory event–for all ages–will bring together young thespians, stage veterans, college world literature students studying Don Quixote, exciting playwriting and directorial talents like Bara Swain, Crystal Skillman, Maria Aladren and actors from MCVTS Theatre School, Dylan Dawson, Steve Fife, Marit Shuman, and Bob Shuman, among others, plus a surprise mystery guest.  

They will be celebrating the burgeoning world of youth theatre, so bring a young thespian—or anyone interested in theatre—and join us for a participatory evening of new and classic work.  Meet new friends and reconnect with old ones, network, brainstorm, and help get kids INVOLVED WITH THE THEATRE WE LOVE AND THE KIND OF WORLD WE WANT TO LEAVE THEM. Watch new actors, hear amazing writers, celebrate the new book, and join us for goodies and festivities upstairs in the bookstore at 7:00!!! 

 CRYSTAL SKILLMAN * BARA SWAIN * MARIA ALADREN AND ACTORS FROM MCVTS THEATRE SCHOOL * STEVE FIFE *  MARIT SHUMAN * DYLAN DAWSON * ELOISE ROLLINS-FIFE 

in Association with

JOYCE E. HENRY * REBECCA DUNN JAROFF * BOB SHUMAN * APPLAUSE BOOKS * STAGE VOICES * PLUS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM THE LOS ANGELES PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, WORKING WITH THEATRE ARTISTS FROM CENTER THEATRE GROUP

Proudly Present Works from the Applause Theatre & Cinema
Books series:

ONE ON ONE: PLAYING WITH A PURPOSE, MONOLOGUES FOR KIDS 7-15:

Including selections by

Eloise Rollins-Fife and Stephen Fife * Sophocles * Tom Stoppard * Marit E. Shuman * Bara Swain * Connie Schindewolf * Oyamo * Christina Linhardt * Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett * Kayla Cagan * Paul Zindel *  Jennifer Kirkeby * Andy Bragen
* Crystal Skillman * Susan Rowan Masters * William Shakespeare * Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett * Craig Wright * Israel Horovitz * Wendy Graf * Euripides * Jeri Weiss * José Rivera * Carson McCullers * Asher Wyndham * Chloe Whitehorn * Edith Ann, as told to Jane Wagner * Nilo Cruz * Naomi Wallace * Alexander Devriendt and Joeri Smet * Brenda Ross * Catherine Castellani * Lucy Wang * Lanford Wilson * Lily Tomlin * Michael Edan *  Sofia Dubrawsky * Caridad Svich * Lorraine Hansberry * Jean-Rock Gaudreault * Henrik Ibsen * Mark Twain * Bernardo Solano * Israel Horovitz * Lisa Loomer * David Wood, adapted from Roald Dahl * Cervantes * James Joyce * Dylan Dawson * Annie Wood * Bob Shuman * Lewis Carroll * B. J. Burton * Sandra Croft * Donald Margulies * Aesop * Kelly Younger * David Wood *  Arabella Field * J. M. Barrie * James Joyce * Tammy Rose * Herb Gardner * Ken Ludwig, based on work by Robert Louis Stevenson * Carol S.Lashof * Quiara Alegría Hudes * Nathan Surkes * Sarah Roth * Annabel Renshaw * Ashley Hernandez * Ian Dimapasok * Briana Deahl * Josine Torres * Alex Jovel * Mattie Motz *

ONE ON ONE: PLAYING
WITH A PURPOSE, MONOLOGUES FOR KIDS 7-15

TIME: Thursday, June 13, 2013

6:00-8:00 PM

PLACE:

 

The DRAMA BOOK SHOP, Inc.

  250 West 40th Street

  New York, NY 10018

Voice: 212 944-0595

  Toll Free US & Canada: 800 322-0595

  Fax: 212-730-8739

info@dramabookshop.com

 

GETTING THE PART–DRAMATIC PIECES FOR THE
  ASPIRING ACTOR

 

Celebrating the young actor, One on One, Playing with a Purpose introduces over 85 monologues, for ages 7-15.  The anthology is drawn from classic repertory, Broadway shows, the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, plays from veteran and up-and-coming dramatists—and even kids themselves! The parts are courageous, funny, heartbreaking, and universal; the characters, contemporary, modern, maybe outrageous, even timeless, and always deeply human. Ideal for students of theatre, youth groups, acting classes, playwrights, and auditioning thespians, the collection includes roles as time-honored as Peter Pan and Juliet, as powerful as Anne Frank and Antigone, and as mischievous as Puck and Huckleberry Finn.  Highlighted are Oz extras, fairy tale favorites, pirates, zombies, anime holdouts, and Edith Ann, as well as a Cyclops, a robot, a Jabberwocky, Man-in-the-Moon marigolds, barking sharks, and Hollywood arms.   

Bob Shuman, MFA, is the owner of the Marit Literary Agency and the
Web site Stage Voices (www.stagevoices.com), which includes his theatre
writing and criticism. He has written songs for and acted in children’s
theatre; he is also a playwright, college professor, author, Fellow of the
Lark Theatre Company, recipient of Hunter College’s Irv Zarkower Award for excellence in playwriting, and co-editor of four previous drama anthologies. Bob lives in New York City.  

Stephen Fife, MFA, founded and ran The Young Actors Workshop, directing kids 7–15 in original musicals he wrote for them, including Charming and   Young Forever. The first literary manager for Primary Stages, he has also written plays such as Blue Kiss, Sizzle Sizzle, and Savage World,   as well as feature articles on theatre for the New York Times, New Republic, Village Voice, New York Newsday, and others. His
memoir Best Revenge: How the Theater Saved My Life and Has Been Killing Me Ever Since recounts his work with Joseph Chaikin. Steve lives in Santa Monica, California.

Marit Shuman is a lover of musical theatre and is a member of The  Horace Mann Theatre Company, The Horace Mann Glee Club, and the Girls' Ensemble.  

Eloise Rollins-Fife started work on this project when she was a 13-year-old eighth grader at The Archer School for Girls.  Her favorite things to do are sing, act, read, write, listen to music, and hang out with her friends. Her dream job would be as a   writer/director.

THE CONTRIBUTING
PLAYWRIGHTS FOR THE ONE ON ONE MONOLOGUE SERIES:

ONE ON ONE: The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st
Century:

James Comtois*Stephen A. Schrum*Heather McDonald*Gary Winter*David
Pumo*Tom Donaghy*Nilo Cruz*A. R. Gurney*Charles Mee*Mac Wellman*David Rabe*Ato
Essandoh*Josh McIlvain*Kelly McAllister*Staci
Swedeen* John Guare *Brian Dykstra*Kerri Kochanski* Brendon Bates*Brad
Schreiber*Adrían Rodríguez*Terrence McNally* John Patrick Shanley*Carrie Louise
Nutt*Bob Shuman*Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen*Lisa Loomer*Lynn Nottage*Neil
LaBute*Jean-Claude van Itallie*Charles Mee*Robin Reese*Adam Kraar*Carol
Lashof*August Wilson*Steven Cosson and The Civilians*Andy Bragen*Rebecca Basham*Albert Innaurato*Meron Langsner*John Fleck*Larry Loebell*Edmund De Santis*Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project*Philip Zwerling*Maria Irene Fornes*Peter Papadopoulos* Susan Yankowitz*Tom O’Brien*Mark Scharf*David Grimm*Frank Gagliano*Chad Beckim*Robin Goldfin*David Rimmer*Thaddeus Rutkowski*Austin Pendleton*Clifford Mason*Jon Robin Baitz*Craig Wright*Jeffrey Hatcher* Stephen Temperley*Martin McDonagh*Michael Kochmer*Karen Malpede*Tim Miller*David Lindsay-Abaire*Lisa Soland*Marc Spitz*Joan Lipkin*Randy Wyatt*Thomas McCormack* Darrell Dennis*Boo Killebrew*Peter S. Petralia*Richard Greenberg*Alexander Lyras and Robert McCaskill*Dan O’Brien*David Auburn*Brian Sloan*David Simpatico* Spalding Gray

ONE ON ONE: THE BEST WOMEN’S MONOLOGUES FOR THE 21st
CENTURY:

David Auburn * Naomi Iizuka * Theresa Rebeck * Tom Donaghy * Christine Emmert *
Peter Petralia * Brian Dykstra * Kerri Kochanski * Lenning Davis * Sheila
Callaghan * Laura Henry * Stephen Schrum * Gaylord Brewer * Staci Swedeen *
Margie Stokley * Murray Schisgal * Maria Irene Fornes * Lynn Nottage * Neil
LaBute * Claudia Barnett * Andrea Moon * Randy Wyatt * William Gibson * Ken
Urban * John Meyer * Julia Jarcho * Anna Deavere Smith * Kim Yaged * Rolin
Jones * Stephen Adly Guirgis * Lydia Lunch * Paul Knox * Jason Grote * Jordan
Harrison * Edmund DeSantis * Crystal Field * Stephen Fife * Dori Appel *
Rebecca Basham * Susan Yankowitz * Len Jenkin * Katie Bull * Christopher Durang
* Winter Miller * David Rimmer * Nilo Cruz * Craig Wright * Rinne Groff * Donna
de Matteo * Thomas McCormack * Karen Malpede * Anne Elliott * Lisa Soland *
Kathleen Warnock * Kirsten Greenidge * Leigh Kennicott * Neil Utterbach * David
Simpatico * June Rifkin * Laura Hines * Young Jean Lee * Stephen Temperley * Jessie
McCormack * Jacquelyn Reingold * Jo J. Adamson * Adam Rapp * Hillary Rollins *
Holly Hughes * Heather McDonald * Joseph Goodrich * Quiara Alegria Hudes *
Michael Lew * August Wilson

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A $7,500 “CASTING DIRECTOR” CONTEST–YOU CAN WIN!! ·

(via Susan L. Schulman)

The American playwright Thomas McCormack has set up a website with three scripts on it (visit: www.tommccormackplays.com).  FOR THREE $2,500 PRIZES, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is put together each play's most persuasive cast-proposal.

Some Contest Rules: All members of a suggested cast need not actually be available at this moment, but each must be living, experienced, still performing, and of apt age and character-projection. No more than one submission per play will be considered from a contestant. The volume of submissions may make it impossible to acknowledge each one. Instead, the three winning proposals, and the names of the proposers (unless the proposer wants to remain anonymous) will be published on McCormack’s site immediately after the deadline of November 1, 2011. If several readers suggest the same ideal cast, the prize will be divided among those readers.

TELL TOM HOW TO CAST HIS PLAYS TODAY—AND WIN $$$!!

McCormack’s "Endpapers" ran for five months in a 499-seat Off Broadway theater, putting its cumulative audience in the top three or four among the hundreds of Off-Broadway plays in the past decade.  Reviews include:

"…If all his work turns out as good as this, his first play, we can only wish McCormack long life and hold our breath."—John Simon, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"…Finally, most certainly, you will be exposed to the wittiest, most talented playwriting available anywhere… true genius… unlikely to be duplicated in any contemporary drama now playing. Thomas McCormack does it all."— Mike Schwartz, THEATER WORLD RADIO/TV

"Thomas McCormack's first full-length play, 'Endpapers'… opened to a number of sparkling reviews, and let's hope he agrees with them. His play rings true from the confident opening moments… Welcome to the theater, Mr. McCormack!"– John Heilpern, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER

For more information: www.tommccormackplays.com.

LET US KNOW HOW YOU DID!!

SPECIAL STAGE VOICES OFFER: WIN A FREE PAIR OF TICKETS TO ‘HARRY & EDDIE: THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL’ BY MARK WESTON (OPENS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT ST. LUKE’S THEATRE—IN PREVIEWS NOW!) ·

(via Susan L. Schulman)

That’s right, you can see the new play HARRY & EDDIE: THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL at St. Luke’s Theatre in NYC on Thursday, September 15 or 22, at 8 PM FOR FREE (a $59.50 value per ticket—you’ll receive 2).  All you have to do to enter the contest is answer one simple question in the body of an e-mail:

What year was Israel founded?

Then, by noon on Monday, September 12, 2011:

  1. Write the Thursday (the 15th or 22nd) you would like to attend–tickets will be picked up at the box office before the show.
  2. Let us know your name and how we may contact you by e-mail.
  3. Type the word CONTEST in the subject line.
  4. Zap your e-mail off to stagevoicespublishing@gmail.com .  

The drawing for a winner will take place on Monday, September 12.  Notification will be made immediately via e-mail.

It’s that simple.   

The story of HARRY & EDDIE: THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL, largely unknown, examines how President Harry S. Truman’s friendship with his former business partner, Eddie Jacobson, helps lead to the creation of Israel. It’s exciting theatre, written by MARK WESTON, whose works include, among others,  BECKWOURTH, BECKWOURTH . . . THE LATER YEARS, BAGELS AND LUCK, and the musical LOUISE, starring Paige O’Hara. His documentary INCA REMEMBERED was the recipient of more than 30 international awards. 

Director BOB SPIOTTO has worked as a director, producer, actor, choreographer and teacher in the NY and Washington, D.C. areas. As Executive Producer for Hofstra Entertainment and Artistic Director of Hofstra Cultural Center, he has produced and/or directed hundreds of events since 1990.

Eddie is played by RICK GROSSMAN, a third generation thespian who started as a child actor in the Yiddish Theater, appearing with Molly Picon, Menasha Skulnick, Irving Jacobson, and his parents, Irving Grossman & Diana Goldberg.  His Off-Broadway credits include:  IT'S A FUNNY WORLD, HELLO, CHARLIE!, DAMN YANKEES (Lincoln Center Outdoors), and he has toured in MILK & HONEY, COME BLOW YOUR HORN and ENTER LAUGHING. 

DAN HICKS (Harry Truman) has appeared in “One Night Stand” with Wesley Snipes, “Celebrity” with Judy Davis, and “Out of Sight” with Maria Sorvino.  He toured with Biggs-Rosatti as Friar Laurence in ROMEO AND JULIET and with TheatreWorks USA as Homer in CHARLOTTE’S WEB. He recently appeared in WRECK and in the World Premiere of OSWALD, both written by Dennis Richard.

LYDIA GLADSTONE (Bluma Jacobson) has appeared in NYC in DOG DAY AFTERNOON, DE DONDE?; THE WITCH OF WALL STREET; TESS; CALL ME MADAM; APAC-NUNSENSE, and TOVARICH, in addition to having performed regionally.

What’s not to love?

In previews now at 8 PM at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, west of 8th Avenue in Manhattan’s theatre district. The World Premiere is Thursday, September 8.   Performance sched.: Wednesday and Sunday matinees are at 2 PM and Thursdays at 8 PM.  HARRY & EDDIE: THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL is produced by Jessimeg Productions, Tickets are $59.50 & $36.30, available through www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

(All decisions for the special offer contest are made at the discretion of Stage Voices.)

WIN UP TO $7,500 IN A CASTING CONTEST (THREE $2,500 PRIZES) ·

(via Susan L. Schulman)

A $7,500 "CASTING DIRECTOR" CONTEST

The American playwright Thomas McCormack has set up a website with three scripts on it (visit: www.tommccormackplays.com).  FOR THREE $2,500 PRIZES, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is put together each play's most persuasive cast-proposal.

Some Contest Rules: All members of a suggested cast need not actually be available at this moment, but each must be living, experienced, still performing, and of apt age and character-projection. No more than one submission per play will be considered from a contestant. The volume of submissions may make it impossible to acknowledge each one. Instead, the three winning proposals, and the names of the proposers (unless the proposer wants to remain anonymous) will be published on McCormack’s site immediately after the deadline of November 1, 2011. If several readers suggest the same ideal cast, the prize will be divided among those readers.

TELL TOM HOW TO CAST HIS PLAYS TODAY—AND WIN $$$!!

McCormack’s "Endpapers" ran for five months in a 499-seat Off Broadway theater, putting its cumulative audience in the top three or four among the hundreds of Off-Broadway plays in the past decade.  Reviews include:

"…If all his work turns out as good as this, his first play, we can only wish McCormack long life and hold our breath."—John Simon, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"…Finally, most certainly, you will be exposed to the wittiest, most talented playwriting available anywhere… true genius… unlikely to be duplicated in any contemporary drama now playing. Thomas McCormack does it all."— Mike Schwartz, THEATER WORLD RADIO/TV

"Thomas McCormack's first full-length play, 'Endpapers'… opened to a number of sparkling reviews, and let's hope he agrees with them. His play rings true from the confident opening moments… Welcome to the theater, Mr. McCormack!"– John Heilpern, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER

For more information: www.tommccormackplays.com.

LET US KNOW HOW YOU DID!!

NOEL COWARD: ‘HAY FEVER’ (REVIEW PICK, IE) ·

(Donald Mahoney’s article appeared in Irish Theatre Magazine, 8/2.)

Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis in its medical parlance, is a reaction brought on by the ingestion of dust or pollen, matter that is barely visible but everpresent in the world. Noël Coward's play of the same name features the Bliss family, also susceptible to wild fits in response to obscure elements all around them – but instead of coughing or sneezing, the family suffers an unusual and incurable comic madness.

http://www.irishtheatremagazine.ie/Reviews/Current/Hay-Fever.aspx

PRIMARY STAGES EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (NY) ·

ESPA is New York’s fastest growing performing arts school with departments in acting, writing, musical theater and directing.   ESPA is grounded in the belief that collaboration – within ESPA, Primary Stages, and the greater community – is essential for artistic and career growth.  

Our teachers are among the best working artists in New York, and our student accomplishments include roles on and off Broadway, acceptance to Juilliard and countless other awards, productions and fellowships.

The Spring Semester begins February 13!

Acting courses include Scene Study: Adam Rapp/Lucy Thurber, Green Screen Technique, Dialects and more. Visit http://www.primarystages.org/acting for a complete course list. 

Writing courses range from The First Draft and The Rewrite to Experimental Theater and The Libretto. And with our Online Writing courses, students now have the option to write from the comfort of their own home.  Visit http://www.primarystages.org/writing for a complete course list. 

 

Directing courses offer a wide array of focuses within the profession, including Site-Specific Directing and Contemporary Stage Design For Directors & Writers.  Visit http://www.primarystages.org/directing for a complete course list. 

For more information or questions, contact Rachel Ely at 212.840.9705 or espa@primarystages.org.  Or visit http://www.primarystages.org/espa

ESPA is open to all artists, in all stages of their careers.