Thursday, January 02, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

From everyone at TAL - we hope that your 2014 is bright, productive, and inspiring.

And check back soon as we announce details for our 2014 TAL Auditions...

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

DARE TO CARE?

The Theatre Alliance of Louisville is participating in a Dare To Care drive during the months of November and December.  We all know that need is great, made greater for some by the shutdown of the government, especially during these two months with so many festive holidays.

If you bring a non-perishable food item to any; Looking for Lilith, Pandora Productions, or Theatre [502] performance now through December 31st, you will receive either a dollar credit for the show you're seeing, or a dollar coupon off your next performance with the same company.

Details vary by company.  Please visit their websites for their specific offer.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The Alley Theater Presents Original Adaptation of Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis"


Officially kicking off our fall season, The Alley Theater returns to a show that helped to start it all. We proudly present one of the first shows ever produced at the Alley, 20 years ago: Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis," live on stage.

Based on the classic short story, "Metamorphosis" is a comic tale of one man whose understanding of his place in his family and society is upended when he wakes up one day to discover he is a giant insect. Using a new script adapted by the cast and incorporating actors from the Alley's own Clint Vaught Young Actors Workshop, this is a new angle on an old story, enjoying the absurdity of life through a more experimental lens.

Tickets are available now at www.thealleytheater.org or 713-6178. For more information or media inquiries, please contact Todd Zeigler at todd@thealleytheater.org

Metamorphososis
Directed by Martin French
Adapted by the cast from the short story by Franz Kafka
September 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Special INDUSTRY NIGHT Monday, September 16
All shows at 7:30 pm
Tickets $15 advance, $17 at the door
Industry Night Tickets: Pay what you can (minimum $5)
NEW: Student Rush tickets for ALL SHOWS $8 w/ Valid ID

LFL's Season Opener - Crowd Favorite "Class of '70"

Looking for Lilth Theatre Company kicks off their season with a revival of
one of their oft-requested original shows, Class of '70, which hasn’t been
seen in Louisville since its premiere in 2004. Class of '70 is a powerful,
fun, challenging play that celebrates the living history of women who came
of age on college campuses during the second wave of feminism in the late
60's, based on the words of the women who lived it.    During this time, a
spirit of liberation gripped the youth of America, and movements such as
the Civil Rights Movement and the protest of the war in Vietnam were
flourishing.  Women were very involved in these political movements, and
through fighting to liberate others, women began to seek liberation for
themselves. Inspired by the consciousness-raising groups of that time, who
believed in the power of sharing stories, LFL collected stories about the
exciting personal, social and political changes these women experienced.
Audiences described the show as important, awesome, excellent and
tremendous and in New York City and in Louisville they nodded their heads,
laughed so hard they almost fell out of their chairs, shook their heads
with sorrow, tapped their toes to the music and jumped to their feet at
the end! Class of '70 is once again relevant as political and social
dynamics clash with those freedoms and advances for which our mothers,
aunts, and friends stood up. Dates and location:

CLASS OF '70 by Looking for Lilith Theatre Company
Lincoln Performing Arts School
930 E. Main Street
Nov 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30p
Nov 16 at 2:00p
Community Night - Discounted Tickets! - November 17 at 5:00p
Post-show talk-back details TBA

Directed by Shannon Woolley Allison, the cast includes Laura Ellis,Trina
Fischer, Ebony Jordan, Jennifer Thalman Kepler, Karole Spangler, and
Chelsea Skalski. This production is staged managed by Ben Unwin and
designed by Nathan Roberts (sound), Typh Hainer Merwarth (costumes), Holly
Stone (graphics), John Newman (lights). The original script was created by
an LFL devising team including Cecily Agbay, Liz Albertson, Lindsey
Blackhurst , Trina Fischer, Kerry Huang, Caroline Price, Franny Silverman,
Shannon Woolley, Robert Quinlan and Amy Attaway  with additional creative
input from Kelly Welsh-McNerney, Shannon Lynch, Ginger Legon, Camille
Burford, Roshell McKevie, and Laura Morton.  Dozens of women were
interviewed and numerous books and articles read in the research done for
this show preceding its devising in 2004.  This research, and the creation
of this show, were funded in part by the Steinberg Foundation.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pandora Productions Seeks Technical Director

Pandora is in need of a Technical Director/Set Designer-Builder. 

Job description is below.  Feel free to share this.  Interviews are being held ASAP.

Candidates should contact:
Michael J. Drury
Producing Artistic Director
artisticdirector@pandoraprods.org 


Position Available for 2013-2014 Season -- Technical Director & Set Designer/Builder
Pandora Productions has established itself as a mainstay in the Louisville Arts community.  Pandora is Louisville's only theatre company devoted exclusively to telling the stories of the LGBTQ community but definitely has a broader constituency than just that community.  We produce a 5 show mainstage season and usually several extras, one large and one smaller more experimental.
The following is a snapshot of how the position of TD/Set Designer has grown since 2007, we certainly expect that this position will grow with the company and new TD.  We look forward to new ideas from the Technical Director and collaboration with Pandora's Producing Artistic Director.
Duties Include (but not limited to):
  • Must be able to collaborate with producer, directors and other designers on an established, well oiled team as well as in some cases actors.
  • With the assistance of Company Manager, coordinate concept and production meetings with the design team and Producer.
  • Develop scenic design for the season productions working closely with other designers and honoring the director's concept.
  • Lead the construction of scenery in a safe and effective manner.
  • Insure that the final design product is an accurate reflection of the director's intentions.
  • Building space is scarce and typically pieces are built/painted in borrowed spaces or home shops and brought to the theatre for load in.
  • Insures that scenery is constructed within budgetary limits and appropriate time frame.
  • Manage production budgets for scenery, lights, costumes and props and ensure budgets are not exceeded. Report to PAD when it is clear that budget will be exceeded.
  • Steward the Henry Clay Theatre space as if it belonged to Pandora and helps ensure that we leave it better than we found it.
  • Provide and maintain scene shop equipment, orders materials needed for productions.
  • Alert management of power tool needs for budgeting into season.  (Our past TD supplied power drills and screwdrivers).
  • Coordinate and manage load in, strike and load out, coordinating with the various department designers to plan and coordinate space usage to insure that all technical aspects are ready for opening (our firm date by which all artistic elements are in place is Wed before opening on Thursday to insure that actors are able to rehearse one final time with a complete product).
  • Guides volunteers through scenic construction/strike in keeping with standards in the professional theatre.  Must have the ability to train and run production and performance crews.
  • Assess number of volunteers needed to accomplish all tasks and request that number from the volunteer coordinator or arrange personally.
  • Must have knowledge of stage systems, lighting/fly and techniques of assembly and rigging of all types of scenery.  A knowledge of lighting is helpful but not required. Must be able to lift and carry heavy materials and no fear of heights or ladders.
  • Must be able to supervise others.
Other Requirements & Notes:
  • Successful candidate will have and maintain a positive attitude and enjoy the collaborative and creative process.  We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere where all ideas are welcome and it is the personal belief of the PAD that it is impossible to create a cohesive artistic product in an atmosphere of tension.  Therefore patience and calm is demanded even in the most stressful situation.  To that end each member of the team monitors the rest and a request for a break is made before tensions rise to an unrecoverable level.
  • Weekend and evening work is required. Pandora typically loads in on a Sunday (not always guaranteed) and openson Thursday.  Long days and nights are part of the tech week. 
$1500 per mainstage production and between $250 - $500 per extra production has been approved for this position. Total for 2013-2014 Season beginning with the first production in August 2013 and ending with the closing production in June 2014 is $8,750.00.  This can be paid out with each production or averaged out per month.  

DRAMA CLUB INSTRUCTOR - Drama by George


DRAMA CLUB INSTRUCTOR

If you’re energetic, love drama, and enjoy working with kids, then we may have just the job for you!

Drama by George is a Louisville-based educational theatre provider. Since 2007, we’ve presented live performances, drama workshops, and after-school drama clubs to tens of thousands of students across Kentuckiana. (Drama by George is owned by CITA member George Halitzka.)

As a Drama Club Instructor, you’ll help kids discover the joy of performing as you teach one or more after-school drama clubs onsite at elementary schools in the Louisville area.

Generally, our drama clubs run once a week for eight weeks during each semester (fall and spring). They always culminate in the performance of a short play. Instructors may teach one or several clubs each week. We provide an in-depth orientation, lesson plans, play scripts, props, and all of the other resources you need to successfully put on a play with children. You provide the energy, talent, and enthusiasm for theatre that will empower your students to succeed!

 

Your Qualifications

·         You love theatre and kids, and have experience working with both.
·         You have reliable transportation, including the capability to transport props and costumes to schools.
·         You are available during the after-school hours (generally, you must arrive onsite by 2:40 pmor 3:40 pm, depending on the school) at least two days per week, Monday-Thursday, during the upcoming academic semester.
·         You can lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
·         If you have directing, stage management, and/ or formal teaching experience, that’s a bonus (but it’s not required).

 

What We Provide

·         Competitive compensation for your skills as a teaching artist.
·         Paid orientation time and meetings.
·         Financial incentives if you make your drama club grow from semester to semester.
·         The joy of seeing kids learn and grow as you share your passion for the arts!

 

To apply

·         Please fill out our mini-application at http://www.dramabygeorge.com/about-us/jobs/drama-club-apply/.

Visit Drama by George Online
Scripts for Educational & Church Theatre - Drama Clubs & Workshops - Guest Directing

Saturday, May 18, 2013

TAL welcomes our newest Member Theatres!!  Rush Trowel Entertainment and Cisco Montgomery Inc.


Here's is the latest from RUSH TROWEL:


American Jukebox: Retro Edition
1950s, 1960s, 1970s & 1980s 

May 24, 2013 at 7:00PM 
Ursuline Arts Center, 3105 Lexington Road
Reserved Seating: $17.00 and $22.00
Box Office: 502.414.4225 or www.rushtrowel.com


Rush Trowel Entertainment (RTE), a Louisville-based production company, will premier American Jukebox: Retro Edition a musical revue highlighting Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s, 70, and 80’s with Broadway, Country, Swing and Patriotic features. American Jukebox will premiere on Friday, May 24

Ursuline Arts Center in Louisville, KY.

Featuring Louisville-based singers and musicians, American Jukebox: Retro Edition is the
brainchild of Producing Artistic Director Rush Trowel. “I want to see if a show like American
Jukebox:  Retro Edition is something the Louisville Community is looking for and will support” says
Trowel, “I truly believe this production is a dynamic asset to our community, providing opportunities for current community members to: celebrate the diversity of our City, collaborate with Local Artist, and provide a new entertainment outlet for the Louisville community.”


RTE is happy to host Orlando Supersinger Gladys Justiniano for American Jukebox: Retro Edition.
Gladys was hailed Orlando’s Supersinger in 2006 and is currently lead vocalist of SIMULCAST. SIMULCAST is a Central Florida based band that covers top 40 music in the rock, pop, & R&B genres. This is Gladys third time singing Louisville, she was previously featured in RTE’s Natural Women Live and Give My Regards to Broadway.



The Artistic team is lead by Rush Trowel, with Emily Gorman as show choreographer.
The production also stars many local favorites; Featured Vocalists: Troy Bell, Evan Boswell, Trent Evert Byers, Anna Cullen, Dona Isreal, Jaime Sutton with Paige Allen, Stephanie Ford, Lyric Hill, Nick Johnson and RoDijett Jones; Dancers: Charity Gardner, Kevin Hawkins, Tiffany Jones,  Josh Lawson, Maggie Patton, and Rhoy Soriano; Musicians: J. Copeland Davis(Lead Guitar), Jon Driver(Tenor Saxophone), Rob Edwards(Drums), Dana Fisher(First Trumpet), Andrew Hall(Electric Bass), Angie Hopperton(Piano), Chris Robinson(Trumpet II) and Mike Smith (Trombone).

Photos, videos, and additional information please visit www.rushtrowel.com


Tuesday, May 07, 2013

24 auditions in 60 seconds - GO!

Actors!  Bring another headshot to the TAL Unified Auditions this Saturday!  We just added Rush Trowel Entertainment into the mix!


Friday, May 03, 2013

ACTORS!!  The TAL Unified Auditions are May 11th in The Health Sciences Building on the JCTC Downtown Campus!!  Registration is from 8:15 - 10:00am on a first come, first served basis.

 Be sure to bring a MINIMUM of 26 headshots for the following companies:  

Actors Choice,  Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Alley Theatre, Alix Adams Agency, The Bard’s Town, Brand New Gay Productions (Film Company), Bullitt County Theatre, Cisco Montgomery, Inc., Coffeecup Theatre, Drama by George, Eve Theatre Company, Hardin County School’s Performing Arts Center, Heyman Talent Agency, Kathi E.B. Ellis, Keller Creative, The Little Colonel Playhouse, Looking For Lilith, Louisville Repertory Company, Pandora Productions, Savage Rose Theatre Company, Steven Rahe, Theatre [502], and Whodunnit Mystery Theatre.

Break legs!!!