Saturday, December 30, 2006
Only movie theaters in the United States and Canada equipped with digital high-definition projection systems and Dolby digital surround sound were chosen to screen the performances as they are broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York."
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
'I can't go on,' reads one scrawled line. 'I'll go on,' reads the other."
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Duties include: work with production manager and company manager on scheduling, budgeting, calendaring, guest artist pick-up, housing prep and production support as necessary. The applicant must have a car.
The position offers a stipend of $75 per week and free furnished housing. The internship begins in January, 2007. Please have interested students and recent graduates email cover letter and resume with references to James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator. EMAIL - email@example.com
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Play, about the 23-year-old American activist who died under the wheels of an Israeli bulldozer in 2003, was originally produced at London's Royal Court Theater in 2005."
These three sites are the only places in the state of Washington where the Metropolitan Opera's first live high-definition 'simulcast' broadcasts into movie theaters will take place, starting Jan. 6. "
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
In 1988, the British government pushed through an amendment that allowed the hospital to receive royalties from Peter Pan in perpetuity.
In 1995, however, new European Union standardized copyright law came into effect in Britain. The result: All European copyrights for Peter Pan will finally expire in December 2007."
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
The Marin Theatre Company needs carpenters for immediate employment through the 5th of January. All days possible besides the 24th and 25th and the 31st and 1st.
Please contact the Assistant Technical Director, Jeff Klien, at 415-388-5200 x307
Cal State East Bay is looking for a part time carpenter. We produce four mainstage and several smaller productions/yr. in two theatres. Looking for an experienced carpenter willing to supervise student crews, work some event calls.
Nice shop, generally good working conditions. Some flexibility in schedule possible, depending on production schedule.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Theatre Group artistic director Steven Tangedal has put his Phoenix Theater at 1124 Santa Fe Drive up for sale. The company has depended for years on about $80,000 in annual revenues from running weekly games at Bingo City.
'But in the six months since the smoking ban went into effect, we've only earned about $10,000,' said Tangedal. 'That's a 75 percent drop.'"
Sunday, December 17, 2006
A) Metro Detroit offers an array of cultural and arts experiences. From great museums, including a new museum of contemporary art, to street fairs, jazz and folk clubs and poetry slams, Detroit and its surrounding counties have it all.
B) If you seek cultural vitality, Metro Detroit is a bust. Our area -- 10th largest in population -- ranked 59th for the number of arts and cultural establishments in the nation, according to the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research organization, and in the same national ranking, it never broke 38th in any of seven measures."
Tom Stoppard's drama about 19th century Russian intellectuals hardly screams sexy and accessible. Not to mention 'Coast' is a cycle of three plays totaling more than eight hours in running time, with the trilogy rolling out incrementally over a six-month period."
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Shuler Hensley is on the disc)."
Friday, December 15, 2006
In an Unfair Labor Practice charge, the actors' union claims that American Girl management funneled unlawful payments to thesps employed by American Girl, in an effort to sway a recent vote to unionize by the shows' casts."
Thursday, December 14, 2006
It ranges. I was making $7 a show in Los Angeles. I've made $130 a week. There is no average Equity wage: I've been paid between $7 a show and $1,000 a week. God knows I've lived in the car for most of the time I've been a professional actor."
Pittsburgh Public Theater is hosting 'The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue,' an offbeat, satirical look at holidays and the people we celebrate them with."
'Barnaby and the Babes of Toyland' is an original adaptation of the popular show 'Babes in Toyland,' which brings to life many of children's favorite storybook characters."
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
See events below that should be on your calendar for next semester.
Wats:On? Festival is Back ______________________________________________
Friday, January 19th, lecture by David Adjaye one of the most prominent architect in the UK, and one of the most important emerging architects on the international scene.
Saturday, January 20th, lecture by Elizabeth Diller winner of prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative Genius, artist and architect.
Contact Charles Rosenblum at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Art and the Media Panel Discussion ______________________________________
January 30th, 11:30 a.m.
Alumni Concert Hall, CFA building
Editors and writers from around the U.S. will discuss various topics on media; how the media industry works and how one can participate in media for advocacy, publicity or education purposes.
Lunch will be provided.
Scott Holleran, Box Office Magazine
Andrew Druckenbrod, Classical Music Critic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Beth Broome, Architectural Record, Managing Editor Julie Lasky, ID Magazine, Editor-in-Chief Kurt Shaw, Art Critic, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Contact Eric Sloss at email@example.com for more information.
School of Drama's "Playground"___________________________________________
"Playground" Student Developed Project Week will happen all over campus.
Contact Taylor Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"You're Not the Boss of Me" conference on Copyright______________________
March 30 and 31
A two-day festival of performances, screenings, exhibitions and lectures hosted by the School of Art.
Contact Christopher Sperandio for more information at email@example.com.
Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic____________________________________________
Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio
Contact Amy Stabenow at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
3rd Annual Conference on the Art and Science of Services________________
May 23 - 26
Designing for Innovation in Services
Carnegie Mellon University School of Design
Contact Shelley Evenson at email@example.com for more information.
Neither do I, actually. My experience of Broadway theatergoing dates back only a couple of decades, but it does not include many memories of idling outside theaters in clean files, an experience that recalls waiting your turn to savor the excitements of an amusement park ride, or maybe a Hollywood blockbuster on opening weekend. Time was, the modest line for people picking up tickets was the only serious obstacle to entering a Broadway theater. If you had yours in hand, you simply cleaved the anxious melee waiting outside for latecomers and marched in. No queue in sight."
Monday, December 11, 2006
"Flowers & Flies" A Play by Carol Godart Directed by Laura Konsin
Ashes, Ashes we all fall down.
Monday December 11th 8pm, Checco
"Double Lub Dub" A Play by Rob Smith
Directed by Dana Friedman
Two Hearts. One Chest. Seriously?
Tuesday December 12th 2pm, Checco
"Dani Girl" A New Musical
Music by Michael Kooman
Book and Lyrics by Christopher Dimond
Directed by Kathleen Asmoff
A young girl battles a terminal disease. Hilarity ensues.
Tuesday December 12th 8pm, Checco
"Three Ways to Tie a Noose" A Play by Michael Scotto Directed by Dana Friedman
Crawford spent twenty years in prison, but he's only begun to pay.
Wednesday December 13th 2pm, Checco
"Ether Steeds" A Play by Jason Williamson Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar
In a churning sea of memory, Skeeta struggles to find true union with another human being.
Wednesday December 13th 8pm, Checco
"Chasing the Dragon" A Play by Michael Herman Directed by Allegra Libonati
A young woman struggles to connect, but sinks deeper into chaos.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Carnegie Mellon New York Drama Alumni Clan http://www.nydac.org
NYDAC News and Events - December 2006
In this message:
:: Our 49th Holiday Party
New Directories for 2007
by Chris Cummings, NYDAC Communications Secretary
We are in the process of printing the 2007 Directory, which will be available for pick-up at the Holiday Party. You can also get one if you buy your membership at the door. If you are a member and can't make it to the party this year, it will be mailed to you in January.
We're proud to be able to help keep the connections between Carnegie alums strong, and excited that our membership has developed so much that we need to print a new directory just to keep you up to date!
... and EVENTS
Wednesday, December 20th
49th Holiday Party
by Evan O'Brient, NYDAC President
Reminisce with old friends, meet someone new, and welcome our most recent alumni at the 49th Carnegie Mellon New York Drama Alumni Clan Holiday Party!
It's hard to believe that it's time for Sardi's already. We hope that you'll join us this year for another evening of good fun and good friends at one of New York's most historic restaurants. Last year we unrolled a whole new menu of food so if you're hungry, please come have a bite. There's a full service cash bar so if you're thirsty, by all means come join the fun. We will also be raffling off tickets to Broadway shows and the good old Carnegie Mellon (or Carnegie Tech) paraphernalia! How much more fun could you wish for from a holiday party?
We hope to see you later this month at Sardi's!!
Wednesday, December 20th
$10 Members, $20 non-Members
Membership can be purchased at the door. Want more information on NYDAC membership? Please visit www.nydac.org or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ice Skating -- February 10th
I have attached a short biography for your review, but know first that this remarkable actor, director, playwright and humanitarian created one of the two roles in THE ISLAND, which he co-authored with Athol Fugard. His performance was subsequently honored in America with a Tony Award. (As I'm sure you'll recall, we produced the play in a shortened version earlier this
term.) He also served the reknowned Market Theatre in South Africa as Artistic Director for a very distinguished term.
I am aware that these dates fall on our first week back, but John goes into rehearsal for a play that will be produced in London and run until June.
Therefore he must leave to begin rehearsals on January 20.
Still we will have him on campus as our guest for almost a week -- which is a remarkable commitment of time. As Monday is Martin Luther King Day, he may participate in some of those observances if he is sufficiently rested from his trip from South Africa.
His first official duty is meeting with Sophomore Actors between 9 AM and 12 PM, on Tuesday.
We are offering a preparatory lecture on his importance to world theatre -- currently planned for the Chosky Theatre between 1:30 to 2:50. All Drama History students will attend. All others are welcome.
John Kani will give a University Lecture in the Chosky Theatre on Tuesday, January 16 at 4:30. This event is co-sponsored by the August Wilson Center, the President's Diversity Council, the office of the Dean of Student Affairs, and the President's Office. All Drama students are required to attend.
Option coordinators are working with me on confirming the rest of his schedule. Our goal is to have him interact with as many students as possible.
His non-apartheid theatre work includes performances in a series of Western plays both controversial and acclaimed - for example, HAMLET and OTHELLO both directed by actor and activist Janet Suzman which transferred to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Complete Works Festival.
I can't imagine a better start to 2007 than time spent with this extraordinary artist, whom I hope will be an inspiration to us all.
I extend every good wish for a peaceful, restorative and well deserved break. A great deal of very hard and worthwhile work has taken place in the Drama School this autumn.
Ohio Motion Picture Tax Incentive Passed by Ohio Senate; to Be Heard in House of Representatives Next Week
Thursday, December 07, 2006
They called for 'fair play for musicians' in a full-page advertisement in the Financial Times containing more than 4,000 names."
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Thursday, December 7th 4:30pm - McConomy Auditorium, University Center
Comics: A Medium in Transition
Author of "Understanding Comics/Reinventing Comics"
American comics are changing fast. Bolstered by the literary ambitions of the "graphic novel" movement, a flood of international influences and the growing importance of new technologies, the comics landscape shifts regularly in surprising and increasingly unpredictable directions. Author and comics artist, Scott McCloud, puts all these trends into perspective in a fast-moving visual presentation.
There will be a booksigning after the lecture ends in McConomy Auditorium. Copies of Making Comics, Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics will be available at a cost of $20/each plus sales tax.
Additional information can be found at this link: http://www.scottmccloud.com/makingcomics/tour.html
2. Faces of Democracy Film Festival
December 7-10: South Side Works Cinema
December 10: Closing Night Reception at Regent Square Theatre.
Thursday, December 7, 7:30 pm: Your Name is Justine (Poland-Germany- Luxembourg, 2005) + Short film. Introduction with director Franco de Pena.
Friday, December 8, 6:30 pm: Stolen Eyes (Bulgaria, 2005) + Short film.
Friday, December 8, 8:30 pm: Faces of Change (USA, 2005) + Short film.
Introduction with director Michele Stephenson.
Saturday, December 9, 3:00 pm: American premiere of I Love You (Croatia, 2006) + Short film. Introduction with director Dalibor Matanic.
Saturday, December 9, 5.30 pm: Foundation (Poland, 2006) + Short film. Introduction with director Filip Bajon.
Saturday, December 9, 8:00 pm: Czech Dream (Czech Republic, 2004) + Short film.
Sunday, December 10, 3:00 pm: I Love You (Croatia, 2006) + Short film.
Introduction with director, Dalibor Matanic.
Sunday, December 10, 6:00 pm: Black Gold (UK, 2005) + Short film.
Closing reception with special screening and guest.
Your Name is JustineYour (Masz Na Imie Justyna) Directed by Franco de Peña Poland-Germany-Luxembourg, 2005; 97 min *Luxembourg's Official Submission for the Academy Awards '06
in a Foreign Language Film category
Mariola dreams of a better life far from her provincial town. Her boyfriend Artur invites her for a short vacation to Germany, to meet his parents, but his real motive is to sell Mariola into prostitution. Two million people are sold worldwide everyday. Two hundred thousand of them are women sold to work in brothels. Fifteen thousand of them are Polish women. The film is a story about one of them. *Pittsburgh Premiere*. Thursday, December 7, 7:30pm.
Czech Dream (Ceský sen)
Directed by Filip Remunda and Vit Klusak Czech Republic, 2004; 90 min *Best Non-Fiction Film Award at Michael Moore's Traverse City
Film Festival 2005 (US)
Two film students test the bounds of propaganda and advertising by creating a full-fledged campaign for a non-existent hypermarket. Despite ads like "Don't come. Don't spend," a crowd still forms on opening day. In a humorous and disconcerting way, the documentary reveals the Czech obsession with consumerism. Faces of Democracy urges that you don't see this film, don't enjoy it, and don't learn from it, but it is okay to sing the catchy jingles! *Pittsburgh Premiere* Saturday, December 9, 8:00pm.
Stolen Eyes (Otkradnati ochi)
Directed by Radoslav Spassov
Bulgaria, 2005; 110 min
*2005 Moscow International Film Festival Nomination: Golden
St. George Award for Director Radoslav Spassov
The line forms here for a new name, here for a new birth certificate and here for a new address. Just like that an old identity is erased, and a new identity is forged. Even something as basic as a name is a freedom not to be taken for granted. For if a name is replaced, what is next? A style of dress? A religion? A language? A homeland? Against this back drop of ethnic cleansing, a contradictory love story emerges between a Muslim-Turk woman struggling to maintain her identity and the non-Muslim Bulgarian man commissioned to regenerate her. However, her identity is the one he is unable to erase from his mind. *Pittsburgh Premiere* Friday, December 8, 6:30 pm.
I Love You (Volim Te)
Directed by Dalibor Matanic
Croatia, 2006; 83 min
*53rd Pula Film Festival: Kodak Award for best photography,
Golden Arena Award for best photography to Branko Linta
Ana and Kreso are separated by two ultra-white iBooksTM that replace their former intimacy. Ana complains about Kreso's adultery, his boredom and his drinking until Kreso silences her with his news: he has AIDS. Kreso clings to debaucheries to avoid being whited-out by the society that obsesses over face-lifts and materialism.As Kreso says, "We became aware that we are fucking suburbs of everything, so distant from anything important, so we started to swallow as much as we could. **American Premiere** (SS) Saturday, December 9, 3:00 pm. (SS) Sunday, December 10, 3:00 pm.
Faces of Change
Directed by Michele Stephenson
United States, 2005; 80min
*2005 African Diaspora Film Festival Winner: Best Film directed
by a Woman of Color- Locarno Film Festival
"Oppression is the same everywhere." A black, single mother draws from her own experience to counsel teen mothers in Brazil. A boisterous New Orleans resident fights her medical maladies and environmental racism, after learning that her low-income, housing community was built on a toxic-waste dump. An abolitionist in Mauritania fights the slavery that his leaders deny. An Indian man explores the stigma of the Dalit lower caste into which he was born. A Bulgarian Roma doctor-turned-lawyer struggles against his country's marginalization of the Roma ("gypsy") people. *Pittsburgh Premiere* Friday, December 8, 8:30 pm
Directed by Marc Francis and Nick Francis United Kingdom, 2005; 78min
*2006 Sundance Film Festival Nomination: Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema-Documentary for Directors Marc and Nick Francis
A hot caramel macchiato would effectively combat the chilly weather. Meeting a friend would feel best over two white-chocolate mochas. The last minute, pre-class energy kick comes in the form of an espresso. No matter where one turns, there tends to be a coffee-based beverage, but from where do those magical little beans come? Ensuring that your next coffee beverage will never be the same, Black Gold reaffirms the ever-growing need for fair trade in the face of globalization. *Pittsburgh Premiere* (RS) Sunday, December 10, 6:00 pm
Directed by Filip Bajon
Poland, 2006; 110 min
Founded on true events, Foundation tells of a con man who managed to trick the entire law enforcement. His creativity, finesse and exceptional charm gained considerable media attention, and his crime became only more impressive considering that he managed the entire scheme from prison. *Pittsburgh Premiere* (SS) Saturday, December 9, 5.30 pm.
For general information, please contact the festival Director Jolanta Lion at: email@example.com or phone: (412) 445-6292
A Play by France-Luce Benson Directed by Dana Friedman
Drowning in a life of sexual degradation, a young woman is forced to confront her past, and finally reclaim her power.
Thursday December 7th 8pm, Checco
A Play By Toussaint McClellan Directed by Dana Friedman
Mississippi tries to prevent a family curse from falling on his little brother.
Friday December 8th 8pm, Checco
A Play By James Sandlin Ashby Directed by Robert May
A mother's love, a father's sacrifice, a son's determination.
Saturday December 9th 2pm, Checco
A Screenplay by Michael Scotto
A desperate orphan struggles to regain the vision that made his art--and his life--worth living.
Saturday December 9th 8pm, Checco
A New Musical
Music by Galison Lau
Directed by Michael Finkle
Senza dispiacere, non ci è gioia. Senza limitazione, non ci è la libertà.
Senza dolore, non ci è amore. Think about it.
Sunday December 10th 2pm, Checco
A Play by John-Paul Nickel Directed by Allegra Libonati
An invisible man struggles to find his self-worth.
Scott McCloud, comic writer/artist and author of UNDERSTANDING COMICS will be speaking to the CMU population at large Thursday, Dec 7 at 4:30 pm in the UC. Mr. McCloud has spent the last 15 years analyzing the form of comics and visual storytelling, and his theories and observations are worthwhile to any artist creating for an audience.
On Friday, at approximately 4:30, Mr. McCloud has graciously agreed to come to the
I'd suggest anyone thinking of attending should come prepared with at least one question for Mr. McCloud. If you're stumped,
take a look at Chapters 2 and 7 in UNDERSTANDING COMICS. He has some very interesting ideas about Art, Artists and the relationship between creators and audience that seem to me to have everything to do with what everyone in this building is here for.
We're booked in Design II at 4:30-5:30. I hope some of you will be able to participate.
Except that at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, where Bertha the elephant will make her debut Thursday night, there are no center aisles.
What's a touring Broadway musical to do?"
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Melissa and I are still gathering information about any work that our alums since 2001 have been doing. Anything that you can send me would be good. This is a bit more extensive than what I asked for earlier since it goes back farther. Liz will be using this list as well to show the Provost how successful our recent alums are so please send me anything and everything that you have. I know everyone is ridiculously busy but the sooner I get this the better.
dickDick is at firstname.lastname@example.org
It's a place where borders are blurred, contradictions prevail and cultural ambivalence is the only certainty.
That makes El Paso a fitting location and title for his play 'El Paso Blue' that's being given a well-directed, superbly and subtly acted production by Quantum Theatre."
Monday, December 04, 2006
The last day to turn in work that has yet to be submitted is Friday, December 8th at the end of business. The end of business is when I go home. When will I go home? I don’t know, but it will be after 6:30. Work dating from before mid-semester will receive less consideration than work from after mid-semester.
The last day to re-submit previously graded work is Monday, December 11th at the end of business. The end of business is when I go home. When will I go home? I don’t know, but it will be after 4:30. Work being resubmitted must include the original submission, the grading form, and a brief explanation of what you would like me to re-examine. Items submitted without all these components will not be reviewed.
Rachel May, who founded Synchronicity Performance Group in 1997 with co-directors Hope Mirlis and Michele Pearce, becomes producing artistic director at the end of the year."
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Library of Congress will let film professors copy snippets from DVDs for educational compilations and let blind people use special software to read copy-protected electronic books."