hannibals-souffle said: Hey I know this is kinda weird but I'm auditioning for the Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo and was wondering if the monologue I was auditioning with would be okay for it. I don't really know the play and I don't really have monologues since I'm fairly new to theatre.

So once I worked on the worst production of Cats of all time. I know this is a strong statement but hear me out.

The director had a “concept.” Like how the director of R&J in Slings & Arrows had a “concept.” She said that the Cats rights don’t specify anything about the book* so she’s going to give the show a framing device. And add some characters.

During the overture, there’s a dumbshow of a kid misbehaving in school, and the teacher hold him after for detention. He’s in detention and he gets mad and starts pulling down the posters in the classroom and OH WAIT WE’RE IN A JUNKYARD. Then it’s Cats +1 Boy. The show proceeds mostly as usual except there’s a kid in every number. Cats are teaching him things about life I guess? Also Grizabella started to sing her song and reached out to him on “Touch meeeee” and he SLAPPED her for some reason.

And then, at the end of the show, Griz goes to Kitty Heaven, everyone sends her offer whatever, and then we are BACK in the classroom. Kid takes all his Kitty Lessons and is now a great helpful student. The teacher comes back in and SPOILER ALERT GRIZABELLA IS THE TEACHER. End of show.

I should add that there is at least one actor currently starring on Broadway who was involved in this production.

I also felt bad for the guy who played the kid because he was in every scene but how the hell are you going to explain on your resume that you played the Kid in Cats?

*the further I get in my career the more I am sure this is a LIE.

At Shotz tonight! Playwrights get 2 weeks to write shorts that fill the 3 conditions, then actors and directors have 2 weeks to rehearse. Tonight was punk themed (oi oi oi).

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cantankerousquince:

Kneehigh Theatre are an astounding company, if you ever get the chance to see one of their shows, do it. 

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"MEDEA : Tell me,
How does it feel with my teeth in your heart?"

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We’re at the Dr. Who bar today watching the new episode. 

Jealous, tumblrati?

We’re at the Dr. Who bar today watching the new episode.

Jealous, tumblrati?

Sunday Bunday: Wednesday got a shout-out as an internet-famous bunny on the last maxamoo podcast. Now she’s being a total diva about it.

Sunday Bunday: Wednesday got a shout-out as an internet-famous bunny on the last maxamoo podcast. Now she’s being a total diva about it.

learningtoricochet said: Theater retreat?! That sounds amazing. What’s it for?

itsdlevy said: They gave you one week to read nine plays/collections??

i-heard-that said: Don’t get your hopes up for the Walker. We read the piece at work and unfortunately it was so plotless and eventually just fizzles out toward the end.

It’s a weeklong trip (though I’m only going for the weekend) where a theater company I work with gets together with some actors we all like and we stay in a big cabin in the woods, read a bunch of plays out loud, and cook and drink together. Very relaxing.

Just got the reading list for my theater retreat next weekend and I’m pretty excited:

1) Voices in the Dark- John Pielmeier
2) Carol Mulroney- Stephen Belber
3) Slope Dogs- Eddie Kaye Thomas
4) The King of Thieves- George F. Walker
5) Blue Window- Craig Lucas
6) The Great God Brown- Eugene O?Neill
7) Teresa Rebeck: (shorts)
        The Bar Plays
        Katie and Frank
        What We’re Up Against
        Great to See You
8) BASH- Neil Labute*
        Iphigenia in Orem
        A Gaggle of Saints
        Medea Redux
9) Female Transport- Steve Gooch

*I’m more intrigued by this than excited, because many people, when I’ve said I don’t like LaButt, tell me I should still read BASH.

**wish this had more female playwrights, but at least we’ve got a few new plays here.

R&J and The Tempest sculptures

misterjudemartin:

thefilmstage:

Watch the first trailer for Miss Julie with Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell, premiering at TIFF.

HELP ME I HAVE FALLEN AND CANNOT GET UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

playbill:

 FALL BROADWAY 2014 PREVIEW: Starry Revivals are The Real Thing, But, After All, It’s Only a Play
beckittns:

Hang In There, Baby

beckittns:

Hang In There, Baby

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"There comes a time in every young woman’s life where she must take a giant step forward into the abyss we call maturity and acknowledge the painful, terrifying truth that her mother is a human being."

a feminine ending, Sarah Treem (via bouncingpenguin)

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Twelfth Night, III.i
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Twelfth Night, III.i

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"Amanda: What if I’m not good enough?
David: You’ll die too.
Amanda: I’m serious—
David: But if you are good enough—if you’re so good, you exceed everyone’s wildest expectations—same deal."

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