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“Antigone” special events on opening weekend, Sept 18 – 20

Antigone imageAlumnae Theatre Company announces our first production of the 2015-2106 season: Antigone, by Jean Anouilh, translated Lewis Galantière. This modernized version of Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy explores the disturbing moral dilemmas of our times.

Director Janet Kish evokes a metaphysical Thebes in a parallel universe where the “here and now” is also the “there and then.”  In collaboration with the actors, the work also incorporates movement choreographed by Jane Deluzio, and masks sculpted by visual artist and scenographer Teodoro Dragonieri.
Special events are planned for opening weekend, September 18-20.

Art Installation on display in the lobby for the run of the show:
View our Antigonethemed art installation created by renowned multi-discipline artist Teodoro Dragonieri in collaboration with Sara Ahmadieh Rad.

Opening night party – Friday, September 18 :
 Meet the actors and production team after the show on  in the lobby.  Refreshments will be served.  Cash bar.

Social Media Night – Saturday, September 19:
If you sit in the last three rows of the audience, you can text, tweet and send messages during the performance.  You read that right.  Yes, DURING the show!  Just NO flash photography, please.

Panel: Women of Courage – Sunday, September 20 :
Join us from noon-1pm for a pre-matinee panel discussion with six “Antigones” of today: ordinary women who have exhibited extraordinary courage in our current day and age. The moderated panel will address such topics as mental illness, trangendered realities and living life as an amputee artist.

Antigone runs Sept 18 – Oct 3.

Purchase tickets online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=atc13 or reserve seats by phone/e-mail and pay cash on arrival. No credit or debit for in-person sales; cash only. Reserve at 416-364-4170, xtn 1 / reservations@alumnaetheatre.com

CAST
Chorus          AMANDA CORDNER
Antigone      KAYA BUCHOLC
Ismene         CARLY TELFORD
Haemon       CHRISTOPHER OSZWALD
Creon            SCOTT MOORE
Page              CHRISTINA LEONARD
Nurse            SARA STAHMER
Guards          ERIK MRAKOVCIC
RENEE AWOTWI
PATRICK FOWLER
Eurydice       MARTHA BREEN
Messenger   PATRICK FOWLER

Director:                              Janet Kish

Producer:                            Andrea Patreau

Associate Producer:        Carina Cojeen
Stage Manager:                Christina Clarke
Ass’t Stage Manager:     Kaylen MacKenzie
Scenographer:                  Teodoro Dragonieri
Lighting Design by            Kelsey Laine Jacobson
Costume Design by         Martina Christensen and Brianne Christensen
Sound Design by              Jeff Jones
Scenic Artist:                      Sara Ahmadieh Rad
Choreographer:                  Jane Deluzio

Makeup Artist:                 Eleanor MacVeigh

 

Please note the Alumnae Theatre’s MainStage is completely wheelchair accessible, including accessible washrooms.

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“Antigone” seeks lighting designer

Alumnae Theatre Company seeks an innovative, skilled and bold lighting designer for its upcoming mainstage production of ANTIGONE.  This is a non-paid, non-union position to be filled immediately.

Please contact the director Janet Kish at janetkish@rogers.com

Antigone image Production info at http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/antigone.html and https://www.facebook.com/events/819613844785412/

 

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Mature actors still needed for “Antigone” auditions

 Still seeking a few 40+ actors for roles in Alumnae Theatre Company’s upcoming production:

Antigone

by Jean Anouilh adapted by Lewis Galantière
Directed by Janet Kish; Produced by Dahlia Katz

PERFORMANCES:                          September  18 – October 3, 2015.

Actors should be willing to explore Anouilh’s rich text through a collective journey of movement and experimentation.  The cast will be artistic collaborators throughout. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in either classical or physical theatre or both.

CREON – Male, 45 – 60, powerful, political and articulate.  Strong and confident in his own authority, intelligence and logic. Has a military aura with underlying humanity.

NURSE – Female, 40+, maternal and caring.  Warm-hearted, precocious and somewhat off the wall.

EURYDICE –  Female, 45 – 60, singer.   She knits throughout but never speaks. Must have strong singing voice as she will be part of our soundscape. In lieu of a monologue, actors auditioning for this role should present 1 minute of an a cappella song.

Applications are now closed for all other roles.

To request an audition, please send your resume, headshot and telephone number to: ATCauditions@gmail.com 
Ø  Please specify for which  character(s) you’re interested.
Ø  Candidates invited to audition will be contacted.
Ø  At the audition, you’ll be expected:
I.     to present a one-minute monologue (or song for the role of Eurydice) and,
II.     create an improvised movement piece with 3-4 other actors.

AUDITION DATES:                        Saturday, June 27 – Tuesday, June 30
CALL BACKS:                                     Saturday, July 4.
REHEARSALS:                                 July 12 – September 17.

http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/auditions.html

Alumnae Theatre Company encourages diversity in its membership and casting. This is a non-paying engagement.

 

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Audition notice for “Antigone”

It’s not even officially summer yet, but here’s the audition notice for the first show of our 2015/16 season – auditions will be held at the end of June:

Antigone imageAntigone

by Jean Anouilh adapted by Lewis Galantière
Directed by Janet Kish; Produced by Dahlia Katz

PERFORMANCES:                          September  18 – October 3, 2015.

Seeking dynamic, generous and innovative actors to explore and perform Anouilh’s rich text through a collective journey of movement and experimentation.  The cast will be artistic collaborators throughout. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in either classical or physical theatre or both.

CHORUS
o   Non-gender;  age 25 – 45.   Androgynous, sensual, confident and  very present.
NURSE
o   Female; age 40+. Warm-hearted, precocious and somewhat off the wall.
ANTIGONE
o   Female; age 18 -25. A dark horse, an outsider, an “other”.  Physically frail, slight and angular, she may possibly (but not necessarily) have a street look (i.e. piercings, tattoos, dreads, shaved head, etc.) Extraordinary presence, energy and eloquence.
ISMENE
o   Female; age 18 -25. The polar opposite of her sister. Feminine and compliant.
HAEMON
o   Male, age 24 -30. He is nobly handsome, strong and fit.
CREON
o   Male; age 45-60. Strong and confident in his own authority, intelligence and logic. Has a military aura with underlying humanity.
GUARDS (3)
o   Any Gender, ages 20 – 35. Military men/women – there is physical and mental conformity about the trio.  Must be physically strong for lifts.
MESSENGER
o   Any Gender; age 16–20. Young and ethereal but somewhat ominous character.
PAGE
o   Any Gender, Age 12-16. Creon’s boyish attendant.
EURYDICE
o   Female; age 45 -60. She knits throughout but never speaks. Must have strong singing voice as she will be part of our soundscape. In lieu of a monologue, actors auditioning for this role should present 1 minute of an a cappella song.

To request an audition, please send your resume, headshot and telephone number to: ATCauditions@gmail.com 
Ø  Please specify for which  character(s) you’re interested.
Ø  Candidates invited to audition will be contacted.
Ø  At the audition, you’ll be expected:
I.     to present a one-minute monologue (or song for the role of Eurydice) and,
II.     create an improvised movement piece with 3-4 other actors.

AUDITION DATES:                        Saturday, June 27 – Tuesday, June 30
CALL BACKS:                                  Saturday, July 4.
REHEARSALS:                                 July 12 – September 17.

http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/auditions.html
Alumnae Theatre Company encourages diversity in its membership and casting. This is a non-paying engagement.

 

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Open Stage workshop, Feb 9: The Ladies of Lear

Every month, the Open Stage Series hosts a theatre skill-based workshop for members of Alumnae Theatre Company. On February 9, the Open Stage topic will be:

Open Stage - LearThe Ladies of Lear

Host Janet Kish will facilitate an evening of scene studies, focusing on scenes taken from Shakespeare’s King Lear as well Elaine Feinstein’s Lear’s Daughters from 1987.
The night will also feature a visit from special guest Sara Farb, who portrayed Cordelia at Stratford.

If you are a company member and wish to participate, please contact Janet Kish. She will provide you with your scene(s) well in advance of the workshop, so you may be comfortable with the texts.  DON’T WORRY – You don’t have to memorize your scenes!

Open Stage: Monday, February 9 @ 7 pm on the Mainstage of Alumnae Theatre.

AND THERE’S MORE!!
A filmed version of  Stratford’s 2014 production of King Lear will be screened on Thursday, March 19 @ 7pm  at Cineplex, Yonge & Dundas in Toronto.
Book your own ticket(s) at Cineplex and join the Open Stage group. Attend with a friend!

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