2020- 2021 Theatre Season
Working in theatre, either acting or on the technical side, can help build your employment resume by improving your communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills, as well as increasing your confidence.
Stepping into a Phantom Punch
A choose your own adventure Zoom play
Presented via Zoom at 7 p.m. | Zoom link coming soon!
Volume 1: Oct. 16 & 17
Volume 2: Oct. 23 & 24
This is a two volume story. Volume 1 will be performed October 16-17 at 7pm, and Volume 2 will be performed October 23-24 at 7pm. Each scene will be 5-8 minutes in length and then the audience will choose who to follow from one scene to the next. There are parts with 7-10 scenes, there are some parts with only 1-2 scenes, and everything in between.
When Tim Sullivan’s little brother goes missing, a very dark side of video gaming is exposed as Tim tries to figure out the mystery behind the disappearance. Luce’s about to flunk out of school and is desperate to find a way to pass her classes. David wants everyone to embrace the chaos of living. And Alex is tired of being ignored. While everyone’s emotions reach a fever pitch during a pandemic, the dark parts of this world keep turning.
Content Warning: This play will contain adult situations, language, and references to predatory behavior towards minors inside video game culture.
Actors: Auditions will consist of Zoom appointments. No monologues required. You'll be asked to share a story of your choice, preferably between 2-4 minutes. To make an audition appointment Sept 14-18, email the director at email@example.com. Auditions are open to students, community, and alums. Note: some parts can be filmed in advance and not performed live and some parts just call for voice over work. Don't let internet/technology accessibility worries stop you from taking part if you'd like to be involved.
Tech: This is a heavy Zoom play, with several meeting links live all at once, with multiple scenes happening at once. We will need Zoom Managers to aid in the success of this two-week performance. Some light film editing will be needed as well if you're looking for practice on that front. We are looking to have a scene or two performed live from the black box, so some lighting design and video work will be needed as well. All this will be properly socially distanced.
Overnight Theatre Festival
Held virtually via Zoom | Friday, Nov. 13 - Saturday, Nov. 14
Playwrights are given a genre, a theme, a line of dialogue, and a cast of actors at 7 p.m. on Friday night November 13. They have until 8 a.m. Saturday morning to write a ten minute play. Then the directors come in and rehearse with the actors in the afternoon and must present their work at 7 p.m. Saturday night.
Actors are called at 11 a.m. on Saturday November 14, but you should be at the kick off event the night before so the playwrights can meet you before they write a part for you.
If you'd like to be an actor during the overnight theatre festival, please email Taylor Gruenloh at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need 36 actors.