On Stage Now!
The New Play Festival 2013
Celebrating 15 years!
The Misses Bordereau
written and directed by John Bouchard
April 5-6, 2013 at 7:30pm in the Keck Theater Rehearsal Studio (K208)
May 17, 2013 at 8:30pm in the Keck Theater Rehearsal Studio (K208)
Admission is free, however seating is limited and will be first come, first seated. The doors will open 20 minutes before curtain.
A tale of obsession and possession. In 1937, Jake Broyles, a young professor, traces the lost letters and papers of Gerald Clarke—the celebrated writer who many years before had died in his thirties—to Hollywood: to the house of Clarke’s now ancient former lover and her young ward. In The Misses Bordereau, Jake Broyles moves into their house, hoping to find some way to pry from the women the Clarke treasure. What he discovers is a treasure that casts a spell tumbling him into a landscape just out of time—somewhere between the lost years of Gerald Clarke and present, glittering, Los Angeles; somewhere between the fictions of Adolph Zukor and a reality as strange as fiction.
HAIRSPRAY, the Broadway Musical
Buy HAIRSPRAY Tickets HERE!
Based on the New Line Cinema Film by John Waters
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Directed by Alan Freeman
Music Direction by Desiree LaVertu
Choreography by Cheryl Baxter
April 19, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm
Special Noon Matinee, Founders Day April 20
May 18, 2013 at 8:30pm
The world of the '50's is changing, television is going from black and white to color, and Baltimore dance fanatic, plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad wins a place on a local TV dance show and becomes one of the "Nicest Kids in Town". Her exuberance bubbles over, but when she learns that she's not the only one who "some people" want to keep away from the cameras, she sets out to turn Civil Wrongs into Civil Rights, so that everybody at the party can dance together on screen.
HAIRSRPAY, The Broadway Musical is John Waters’ cult film turned into the hit Broadway musical comedy of the new millennium. The winner of 8 Tony awards, 9 Drama Desk Awards, and 4 Olivier Awards, this show introduced some of the most popular Broadway tunes of the last twenty years, including: "Good Morning Baltimore", "I Can Hear the Bells", "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs", "Welcome to the 60’s", "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful", "(You’re) Timeless to Me", "Without Love", “You Can’t Stop the Beat!”
Accidental Death of An Anarchist
by Dario Fo
Translated by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante
Directed by Jamie Angell
November 8-11, 2012 in Keck Theater
A suspect in a bombing has mysteriously fallen from a fourth floor window. What follows in Nobel Laureate Dario Fo’s brilliant farce includes government corruption, police brutality, transcripts of the trial, impersonation of a judge, and an investigative journalist - all in this hysterical and biting commentary on the nature of justice and human behavior.
The Skin of Our Teeth
by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Laural Meade
November 29-December 2, 2012 in Keck Theater
Seventy years ago in the midst of World War II, Thornton Wilder’s “groundbreaking satiric fantasy” premiered on Broadway with a cast including Talullah Bankhead and E.G. Marshall. The Skin of Our Teeth “follows the extraordinary Antrobus family down through the ages from the time of "The War," surviving flood, fire, pestilence, locusts, the ice age, the pox and the double feature, a dozen subsequent wars and as many depressions. Ultimately, they are the stuff of which heroes and buffoons are made. Their survival is a vividly theatrical testament of faith in humanity.”
"Wonderfully wise...A tremendously exciting and profound stage fable."-Herald Tribune
The Stage Combat workshop will focus on the basic skills necessary for effective unarmed or hand-to-hand combat for the stage. Students will learn a choreographed fight with a partner that includes slaps, punches, kicks, chokes, rolls, and falls. The workshop will finish with student presentations of their fight to their peers and invited guests.
Paid for in part by the Remsen Bird Fund of Occidental College and the Benjamin Culley Fund.
Writing for Television! with Dan Dietz
Intro to Writing for Television
In this workshop, students will receive an introduction to the everyday work of the television writer. They will be taught the basic structure of TV drama, and participate in a simulated Writers Room, where students will generate an idea for an episode of television and “break story.” Please note that students should come ready to collaborate and vocally participate.
Dan Dietz is the inaugural Guest Artist in Residence for the Edgerton Program in Theater through which Oxy students benefit from residency activities with artists in residence at our partner theaters, A Noise Within and The Theatre @ Boston Court. Dietz's new play, American Misfit, is receiving its world premiere production, directed by Michael Michetti at The Theatre @ Boston Court (April 4 - May 12, 2013).
In addition to his work as a playwright, Dan is currently a writer for the CBS drama, Person of Interest. We are pleased that, through the Edgerton Guest Artist Program, Oxy students can benefit from both aspects of Dan's career: in the workshop described here and in a post-show discussion on April 12, following the final preview ofAmerican Misfit.
Past 2012-13 Workshops
The Flying Karamazov Brothers
Saturday, September 15, 1pm to 4pm
Monday, September 24, 5:15pm
Friday, February 1, 1:55pm-3:55pm
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