RDO2017 & Hardcore Halloween Party!

Are you ready for our 5th Annual ROBOT DANCE OFF?!? And this year, it’s also the hottest Halloween party in CT! We’re teaming up with our friends atHardcore Sweet Cupcakes to make it super-sweet!!

Whether as a human, a robot or whatever, there are many ways you can enjoy this year’s RDO 2017!! If you want to come and boogie down as a human observer, that’s totally cool! If you want to dress up in a groovy Halloween costume and enjoy yourself in the company of great music, food and friends, that is also cool. But what the Dance Off is really about is ROBOTS!! So grab whatever recycled materials are kicking around and make yourself a cool Robot costume to dance, eat and gyrate those rotors all night long!!

Prizes will be given for Best Overall Robot, Sexiest Robot, Robot with the Best Dance Moves, Coolest Halloween Costume and Most Normal Looking Human!! That’s 5 prizes and we haven’t even talked about the killer entertainment and food!!

Tickets here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robot-dance-off-2017-hardcore-halloween-party-tickets-38073709490

Robot Dance Off 2017

Dance and groove the night away to some of CT’s hottest bands!! Joining us is our favorite rapscallion of vinyl, DJ Zerp, to keep the beat going! Birthed from our “Out of this World Burlesque and Variety Show”, DJ Zerp has gone on to take CT by storm, playing at all the hippest events and churning out some killer beats, including his recent album, THE BAD.

We are also happy to bring Falconeer on board! Trent Reznor and Megaman had a baby, and it was this. Falconeer is a new instrumental audio/visual project bringing the spectacle back to CT. Blending over-the-top synth pop and retro game influences, Falconeer builds on a vintage synthesizers, modified video game consoles, and a bit of tongue-in-cheek nostalgia for hyperbolic electronic hits of the 80s to make a sound somewhere between Kraftwerk and LCD Soundsystem.

We are super excited to welcome back RDO favorites, Mission Zero!! They are frequently asked the same two questions: “Are you guys twins?” and “Where’s the rest of the band?” Creating lush, shiny indie pop that fills a room, siblings Chenot and David Keith (no, they’re not twins) start with powerful, intricate drumming and rich vocals and flesh out their sound with both live and pre-programmed synth and guitar. As WPKN Radio put it,“They sound much bigger than a duo.” The siblings have played separately and together all over the world in a variety of bands (including David’s current gigs with rock icon Ritchie Blackmore in Rainbow and Blackmore’s Night). Their sound has been compared to the music of Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso, and the Eurythmics, but the band’s sound is ever-evolving and truly all its own.

We have some special guest to keep you fueled up for the evening! Camped right outside for whenever you need a break to re-energize your batteries, we have The Green Grunion FOOD TRUCK , a San Diego style burrito truck that provides the fine people of the greater Danbury area (and beyond) a TRUE burrito done the San Diego way… right!

and supercool Mobilepubevents bring us The Mobile Pub!! Connecticut’s 1st on-site mobile bar service! The Mobile Pub is a completely rebuilt and renovated 1962 Shasta caravan transformed into a fully operating bar!!

So come prepared to PARTY PARTY PARTY (responsibly) amongst legions of cool peoples, amazing music and good eats! It’s a party like no other, so buy your tickets TODAY before this event sells out!!

First 50 tickets sold come with a special surprise you can pick up when you stop by the door to show your ID and get your wristband!! Bring your ID and check in with the Lovely Sarah B Sweet or maybe even the one and only Keith Paul at the door. (**If online tickets do not sell out, they will be available at the door the night of the show.)

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Premiere Documentary and Live Performance!!

Hey there! Sad because you missed out on tickets for our unique “Secret Shakespeare” performance?  Well, here’s your chance to check out another unique show before tickets sell out also!!

Catch Pocket Vinyl as they play a special set of music with LIVE painting! And to make the evening is truly special, our wonderful venue, The Sea Tea Improv Theater will be hosting the Premiere of Pocket Vinyl’s new Documentary, “Drive, Play, Sleep!”

Limited tickets available here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pocket-vinyl-plays-live-drive-play-sleep-tickets-36064707511?aff=efbneb

 

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It’s “Secret Shakespeare”!!!

The Desultory Theatre Club will present a “Secret Shakespeare” production of the romantic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on August 25 and 26 at 6pm and 8 pm at Whiting Mills Artist Studios, 100 Whiting Street in Winsted, CT.

“’Secret Shakespeare’ is a unique and immersive event.

Within the iconic Whiting Mills, a Victorian New England mill-turned-arts-community along the Still River, theatergoers will explore the bard’s beloved masterpiece. Deconstructed, re-interpreted and put back together in different spaces throughout this amazing venue, “tour guides” will lead audiences on a journey, transporting each audience member into a land shaped by Shakespeare’s text and visualized in new ways by an all-star cast involving five performance arts groups.

The award winning Backyard Theatre Ensemble (of Cheshire and Thomaston) will be directed by Lucia Dressel who was recently was named “Best Director” in the 2017 OnStage Theatre Awards for her work on “The Diary of Anne Frank” in Thomaston.

The popular puppet crew, Elmwood Productions from Bristol, will present a special interpretation under the direction of Rick Passmore.

Shipwreck Theatre Company was formed from Pennsylvania’s Muhlenberg College and will be directed by Guilford’s Ashley Malafronte.

Sova Theater of Ridgefield, CT is under the direction of the dancer, puppeteer and director Adelka Polak who is an artist in residence at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

Keith Paul, co-executive Director of this “Secret Shakespeare” production, will direct actors of the Desultory Theatre Club.

Those in attendance will also enjoy the tasty treats of some of Connecticut’s culinary masters including Amanda Bakes of Morris, CT; Good Company Coffee House of Torrington, CT; BMack’s Snack Attack of Norfolk, CT; and First Act Bakery of Torrington, CT.

Tickets are $20.00. Due to the special nature of this event, limited tickets are available; ordering tickets in advance is strongly recommended. Tickets can be purchased online at:

Ticket link – https://ssmidsummer.eventbrite.com

This project was made possible with the support of a Regional Initiative Grant, a program of the CT Office of the Arts/DECD, administered by the NW CT Arts Council.s

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SIDESHOW vs CINEMA!!

We’re once again teaming up with those crazy kids from Circus Delecti as they tackle some of their favorite movies!  It’s a love story, a tragedy and a dramatic car chase all rolled up in one crazy show!

Join us as your circus favorites invade the Sea Tea Improv Theater and tackle a bunch of crazy movies mashed up with some pretty entertaining sideshow scenarios!  Stunts!  Magic!  Comedy!  And More!  An evening of entertainment that’ll be sure to keep you laughing and making ouchy faces!

$12 cover, doors at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm promptly!

Purchase your tickets today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sideshow-vs-cinema-tickets-34559689963

Founded in 2002, Circus Delecti is CT’s premiere and only sideshow/stunt show! Providing a wide variety of entertainment including… Belly-dancing, Glass Eating, Glass Walking, and Bed of Nails, Magic and more! Take a walk on the wild side and they’ll give you their red carpet treatment!SideshowvCinemaPOSTER

Beauty in Chaos: Inside the Artists Mind

We are proud to be joining up with some very passionate and talented folks on this next project!  And it’s a wonderful benefit for Wigs for Tots!

Join us for this special 6th Annual Avant Garde Show presented by Ashley Stone.

“Inside the Artist’s Mind: Beauty In Chaos”

This show is inspired by the creativity of the talented folks at Beauty Entourage, and will showcase many other local artists that range from performers, singers, painters, make up artists, hair stylists, and more! If you have ever been to their shows before, it is a unique event with a new theme and location each year! This years venue is the beautiful Hartford City Hall! If you haven’t attended, this will be the best one yet!

A regular ticket includes show admission and the VIP Ticket includes premium seating, 2 drink tickets, 10 raffle tickets, and a swag bag.  There will also be a Cash Bar and hors d’oeuvres included at the cocktail hour.

Vendors and artists will continue to be added as they join us in the CHAOS over the next few months!  Keep track at their Facebook event here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1153772638066123/

Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beauty-in-chaos-inside-the-artist-mind-tickets-33164827893?aff=efbeventtix

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The Return of the WHAM City Comedy!

It’s the Return of The WHAM City Comedy Tour!!

Man, we just love these crazy kids and we are super excited to be teaming up with the Sea Tea Comedy Theater crew to bring them to you for a Special Early Monday Night Show!! I know you’re thinking… MONDAY?!? But yes! Don’t miss out! And they will be joined by opener, Lorelei Ramirez for this show!

Wham City Comedy is Ben O’Brien, Alan Resnick and Robby Rackleff, a comedy & video collective based in Baltimore known for their bizarre viral videos and absurdist performances. They have created a series of infomercials for Adult Swim including “Unedited Footage of a Bear”, “Live Forever As You Are Now” and most recently “This House Has People In It”. You can also catch them on IFC’s Comedy Web Series, “The Mirror”!

For this special 7pm show, Tickets are $10 and will be available online in a few days at seateaimprov.com!

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Are you ready for some Shakespeare?!?

This is a call to all performance artists!  It’s a unique Shakespearean performance opportunity!  The Desultory Theatre Club will present a “Secret Shakespeare” performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in August 2017 in an alternative performance space, Whiting Mills Artist Collective, Winsted, CT.  We invite performance artists of all backgrounds to submit proposals to stage a portion.

Selected artists will be able to provide a “finished” product to be viewed mid-June for preliminary review by The Desultory Theatre Club’s production staff for this event.  The final finished piece you have been assigned will then be moved into the performance space leading up to our tech rehearsal and will be part of a flowing interpretation that will take place all over our assigned venue.

Think minimum tech and max DIY artistic imagination!  Selected artists will provide all needed lights, sound, sets, etc. for their final performances.  Although if there is something specific that artists need for their production, the DTC production staff will work with artists to explore solutions to meeting those needs.  Once in the final venue, a lockable space will be provided to keep safe any reasonably sized items of value.

Artists that are accepted will then be assigned portion of the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” that they will be responsible for producing a finished product that will be moved into the performance space the week of the show for a Tech Rehearsal and 2 performances.

Performances:  Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26 in the evening

Tech Rehearsal:  Thursday, August 24 in the evening

Proposals will be evaluated for artistic approach to the material and innovative ideas, to be explored more fully with DTC upon acceptance. Scenes to be discussed and assigned, once all performers have been selected.

Proposals should include

  • Why you are interested in working on this project, and this particular play
  • Description of an example scene from the paly and how you would stage it
  • What production elements you anticipate using, and, of those, what you could provide and what you would need provided to you

DEADLINE:  February 28th.

Send all proposals to Keith Paul, The Desultory Theatre Club’s Artistic Director at desultorytheatreclub@gmail.com