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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This October, The Desultory Theatre Club teams up with Hole In The Wall Theater to bring you…
The Halloween Massacr-ade, featuring Elmwood Productions‘ award-winning puppet horror film, HEAD.
The evening of terror begins with a screening of the film HEAD, followed by music by The Super Scenics. A cash bar and other treats will be available to keep your thirst and hunger at bay. (We don’t want you eating the other guests, after all…)
It’s not a Halloween party without costumes! The theme for the night is Summer Camp Killers v. Counselors. Dress up as your favorite Slasher (or create one of your own) or one of the Camp Counselors they love to stalk and you may take home the prize for best costume!
When: Friday, October 21, 2016 – 7 pm – 12 midnight
Admission: $10 at the door
Please note that this is not a BYOB event.
For more information, check out the Facebook Event page.
While The Desultory Theatre Club finishes programming the beginning of their next season, our very own, Keith Paul, has been spending his days and nights working on his next project… LOST IN YONKERS at the Warner Theatre’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.
By America’s great comic playwright, Neil Simon, this memory play brings us back to Yonkers in 1942. The hit Broadway production featured Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl and Kevin Spacey in award-winning performances.
As the play opens, ne’er-do-well Eddie Kurnitz–recently widowed and financially strapped–deposits his two adolescent sons on his mother’s doorstep to take to the road as a traveling salesman. The boys are left to contend with the stern and terrifying Grandma Kurnitz, their sweet but mentally-challenged Aunt Bella, and Louie, a small-time hoodlum running from gangsters…who also happens to be their uncle. What a strange new world Yonkers is.
Catch LOST IN YONKERS at The Warner Theatre’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre from March 5, 2016, through March 13, 2016.
For details, check out the Facebook Event Page and/or the Warner Theatre’s website.
Directed by Keith Paul
Featuring the acting talents of Michael Rooney, Colby Morkan, Holly Martin, Karen Parent, James Hyland, Eric Hammer and Beverly Delventhal-Sali.
And Original Music from Mr Preston Parish!
Do you remember Jumper, The Desultory Theatre Club’s first production? If you missed it, or if you’re just nostalgic to relive the past, you can catch Matthew Doyle’s play about the story of a man who has lost everything and one day debates jumping off a building this Saturday, September 27th at the Warner Theatre at the CT Community Theatre Assoc. Festival. The Festival starts at 1PM and The Desultory Theatre Club’s own Keith Paul will go on with Rodney K. and Jamie Weisberg at 3PM. Winners are judged on the spot and then possibly JUMP to the finals held in Grand Rapids, MI next summer to compete against all of New England! Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased from the Warner Theatre’s Box Office.