And So It Goes…So and So On…

1966198_638023779650038_7358755985555218594_oOur dear friends with the So and So Arts Club, together with Roma Fringe, are putting on a brilliant theatre festival in just a few days. See below for the official press release.

PRESS RELEASE

International theatre festival comes to the heart of the City.

November 3-9th 2014 A pop up venue in the heart of the historic City of London, will host 14 shows from five different countries for a week-long international theatre festival of one act plays.

The So and So On Festival, in association with Italy’s Roma Fringe, will showcase some of the best new writing and performances from Britain, with guest performers from Canada, Italy, Australia and the USA.

Shows include an award-winning monologue from a confused Canadian lesbian, a hallucinatory dystopia based on Kafka’s “The Trial”, the story of a transsexual dad from Arkansas, and from Italy, an absurd and poetic re-imagining of Frederico Fellini’s classic film, La Strada.

Producer Sarah Berger says, “The idea behind the festival is to bring new theatrical experiences from across the world to the diverse London audience…which has always been an amazing melting pot. The festival has also tried hard to get so many artists from so far afield into one basement because that’s how great future collaborations come about. And the great thing about a festival of one-act plays is that it proves you can have an amazing experience in under an hour.”

The Festival will run at 6 Frederick’s Place, City of London, London, UK  EC2R 8AB from November 3rd – 9th 2015. Tickets are available here http://thesoandsoartsclub.ticketsource.co.uk/ or from the box office at 0207 923 9518.

The So and So Arts club, established by Sarah Berger in 2012, helps artists of all ages from across every discipline by encouraging them to network and collaborate. To date, the club has 1200 members in nine different countries, and has produced three festivals and eight productions.

The fourteen shows on offer are:

Pussy by Claire Rice

Pussy by Claire Rice

Pussy, a witty one woman show which follows the tangled heartaches of a confused Canadian lesbian, her wild British girlfriend, their Russian landlady and a highly opinionated cat. Maura Halloran won best actress at the United Solo Theatre festival for her performance.

Macbeth: Gore and Grief. Acclaimed actor David Keller and poet writer Simon Rae present this gripping one-man adaptation of Macbeth.

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Karren Winchester in DIVA

Diva: Australians Tiffany Barton, writer, and Helen Doig, director, bring their award winning one woman show about a washed up opera diva with British actress Karren Winchester who has appeared at the National and extensively in theatre and TV.

Walking: A new three hander winner of the Kenneth Branagh award by Tina Jay directed by Keith Myers.

Shurl: A delightful one-woman show nominated for the outstanding performance award at the Prague fringe festival. Written and performed by Sue Schilperoot.

The Orpheus Project: A new piece of writing by Jonathan Young and David Hermann, inspired by both the mythology of Orpheus and Kafka’s ‘The Trial’. Using original soundscapes, music, movement and multimedia, Nomanstime Automatics creates a dystopian future described by Public reviews as “a frightening, fragmentary experience for its residents and an exceptionally engaging piece of theatre for its audience”.

Double Bill:

Steve Hay What I Do

Steve Hay
What I Do

What I do by Daniel Davies whose last play “Is Anything Broken” transferred from Radio to the Camden Fringe, a wry commentary on homelessness starring Steve Hay.

Full Dress by Bronwen Denton Davis.
Two sisters meet for the first time in years at a memorial service. American director Paula D’Allessandris is flying over from New York to direct this vignette with two British actresses.

Out There!

Out There!

Out There Unsettling and surreal, evoking Hitchcock and psychological thrillers like Don’t Look Now & Barton Fink – Out There!” is a new play, weaving together classic gothic horror stories, Le Horla by Maupassant & The Yellow Wallpaper by C.P. Gilman. With Jill Crawford and Jeremie Korta.

The Drifts Live The novel on stage by Thom Vernon.
A trans-dad, a housewife, her husband, his lover and a calf fight their sex in a mean Arkansas blizzard.

The Bench written by and starring Tom Gutteridge and Liam Mansfield. Peter is stuck in a rut. He already feels his youth has passed him by, with no idea where he’s going or why he’s going there. In a desperate moment he finds himself embroiled in a conversation with a homeless man.

Stand By Your Man written and performed by Jenni Douglas.
Evil is real, evil walks this Earth like a natural man. And he’s found love. With songs and original music Jenni tells the story of four women who fell in love with serial killers.

Dare devised and performed by Claudia Errico with the collaboration of visual performer Riccardo Attanasio Matlakas. Told with a physical and sensual journey through improvised happenings, ecstatic dances and Visual Art; Dare inspires us to share that repressed feeling, and journey beyond boundaries to live a life made of Individual choices.

The White Room

The White Room

THE WHITE ROOM by Caterina Gramaglia The performance brings on stage interaction of live acts and multi-media material – videos, pictures, words, songs of these characters are played by the only artist on stage – an interaction between the absurd and poetic making the way to Fellini’s world La Strada powerfully incarnated by his muse and lead actress Giulietta Masina as the powerful Gelsomina. Winner of the Roma Fringe festival.

Each show has three performances across the week.

We are happy to arrange interviews with any of the casts or creative teams.

The producers are Davide Ambrogi, founder of the Rome Fringe festival, and Sarah Berger an actress, director and producer, and founder of The So and So Arts Club.

Link to The So and So On festival: www.thesoandsoartsclub.net

Link to the So and So Arts Club: www.thesoandsoartsclub.com

For further information or comps, please contact the festival organizers.

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Cedar Point Auditions

Cedar Point is hosting live entertainment auditions through April 5th!

If you are looking for a summer job or more live experience, you can visit their audition site here.

These are the remaining audition dates:

Friday, January 10, 2014
CEDAR POINT in Sandusky, Ohio
Auditions from 11 a.m.-4p.m.

Saturday, January 18, 2014
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY in Greenville, North Carolina
Auditions from 12-6 p.m.

Friday, February 7, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
CEDAR POINT in Sandusky, Ohio
Auditions from 11 a.m.-4p.m.

Visit their website for more information.

Auditions Tomorrow!

You can still audition for the World Premiere of Kate ‘n’ Spence written and directed by Robert Cooperman at the Evolution Theater Company.

Auditions are Decmeber 19th at the Upper Arlington Public Library in the Friends Theater.

They are casting 2 male and 1 female roles:

Kate: mid-to-late 30s, a vivacious, charismatic woman.  She is quick to both anger and joy and is not afraid to speak her mind.
Spence: early-mid 40s, a typical middle-aged man with no distinguishing features.  Neatly dressed, as he always arrives having just come from work.  Often very tentative.
Nate: about 25-30 years old, a strapping bulldozer of a man.  He looks as though he could be a bouncer and can cast a rather intimidating presence.
*Descriptions provided by Evolution Theater Co.*

For more information click here.

AUDITIONS: Columbus Children’s Theatre

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The Columbus Children’s Theatre is holding auditions for Arthur and the Magic Sword directed by Nancy Williams.

The auditions are Dec. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. Callbacks are on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Actors will be asked to read from a script. The children’s theatre says to prepare to move; bring comfortable shoes.

Adult roles include: Merlin, Sir Lot of Orkney, Lady Margawse, Sir Uriens, Morgan Le Fay, Sir Leodegrance, Sir Hector, The Earl of Begdemagus, The Archbishop of Canterbury, King Uther Pendragon, and Lady Lenore.

Children’s roles include: Arthur  (age 12-17), Kay (Arthur’s brother, age 12-17), Marion (Arthur’s friend, age 12-17), Agravaine (Sir Lot’s son, age 12-17), and Messenger (age 12-18). 

For more information, visit their website here.