Performing Arts

The Moors by Jen Silverman

Can a mastiff love a moor-hen?

Based on the lives of the famous Brontë sisters, this delightfully dark comedy by Jen Silverman satirizes stiff Victorian mores and the romantic escapism they induce.

Set on the bleak Yorkshire Moors of northern England, THE MOORS centers on two spinster sisters living alone in a manor house with their maid and mastiff. The introduction of a governess and a crash-landing moor-hen, prompts explorations of visibility, isolation and desire among the manor’s residents and the impact of a place both dangerous and beautiful on the human psyche.


THE MOORS received praise from The New York Times on its world premiere production at Yale Repertory: “’The Moors,’ rolls out like the stuff of dreams, with telling passages heightened by surrealistic flights of fancy — including that mastiff and hen in an archetypally pleasing, you-really-ought-to-see-this parable.”


When:
Aug 30, 2018 to Sep 15, 2018
Box office opens 1 hour prior to showtime House opens 15 minutes prior to showtime Seating is first come, first served NO LATE SEATING! No children under the age of 5.  Concessions are available for purchase
Cost:
Pay What You Can, $25 Suggested Admission
Time:
8:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
September 10, 8 pm, Pay What You Can
Thursday Time & Price:
8 pm, Pay What You Can
Friday Time & Price:
8 pm, Pay What You Can
Saturday Time & Price:
8 pm, Pay What You Can
Sunday Time & Price:
September 9, 3 pm, Pay What You Can
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Wordsmyth Theater's Texas Playwrights Festival

Contact Name:
Elizabeth Earle
Contact Phone:
281-788-8007

Wordsmyth Theater will be presenting the Texas Playwrights Festival, which will consist of two readings of each of three plays, all by Texas playwrights.  There will be moderated talkbacks after each reading; the playwright will then be given at least a day in between readings to do rewrites. 

 

The plays are as follows: 

 

Que Será, Giant Monster 
by Brad McEntire 
Charles is having a very rough day. It only gets worse when he runs into an ex who is, herself, having a ridiculously rough day. The giant monster destroying the city doesn’t bode well, either. 

  • Thursday, July 26, 7:00 p.m. 

  • Saturday, July 28, 2:00 p.m. 

Brad McEntire  is a native Texan and works primarily as a playwright, solo performer and indie theatre producer. Since 2008 he has served as artistic director of Dallas-based Audacity Theatre Lab, is the founding producer of the Dallas Solo Fest and chief editor of the website TheSoloPerformer.com. McEntire is a satellite member of The Playwright's Center, part of the New Play Exchange and has studied playwriting with Will Power as part of the Dallas Playwrights Workshop. In 2015, McEntire served as the first theatre-artist-in-residence at the Kathy George Indie Artist Residency in Ashford, Oregon. For the last several years McEntire has toured his original one-person shows Cyrano A-Go-Go, Chop and Robert's Eternal Goldfish to venues and festivals all over North America. 

 
 

Ganymede 
by Ben Schroth 
Ganymede, is the story of two brothers—one abducted by space aliens and one left behind by the visitors. Enforcers come to take the boy back and, if not for the assistance of a nosy neighbor, our hero would never find love. 

  • Friday, July 27, 7:00 p.m. 

  • Sunday, July 29, 2:00 p.m. 

Ben Schroth is an award-winning North Texas actor, technician and playwright. He wrote the plays Sherlock Holmes vs. Godzilla,Secrets of My Prison House, Our Breakfast, Sherlock Holmes on Ice!andTyler’s Mom. Ben’s comedy, Sherlock Holmes versus Godzilla has been produced three times at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre and won the Steve Lovett Award for Outstanding New Work by a Local Playwright. If I Am Good, Ben's noir murder thriller, was a 2013 finalist in the Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation competition. Ben contributes as a member of Nouveau 47’s ensemble at the historic Margo Jones Theatre and works often with Pegasus Theatre. Ben is also a past member of Upstart Productions’ ensemble. Ben is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. 
 

 
 

Montgomery 
by Stephen Brown  
Megan hates country singer Rick Montgomery, so she and her friend Kimmy have decided tonight’s concert will be his last. As they run from the cops, songs will be sung, people will be shot, and girls will discover the difficulties of revenge. 

  • Saturday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. 

  • Sunday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. 

Stephen Brown's work has been developed or presented by MCC, Page 73, Primary Stages, ESPA, the Road Theatre's Summer Play Festival, EST/Youngblood, and the Aurora Theatre. He's been a past winner of the Global Age Project at the Aurora Theatre, a Finalist for the Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship, a Finalist for the PlayPenn Conference, a Semifinalist for the O’Neill, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and P73 Fellowship, and has received nominations for the Terrence McNally Award and the Boise Contemporary Theatre River Prize. He's been a member of Page 73's writers group Interstate 73, Youngblood at EST, and has held residencies at SPACE on Ryder Farm and with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 

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Flamenco Class

Come have fun and dance!

SIGN UP AND COME LERN FLAMENCO FROM IVAN VARGAS HEREDIA!

A young dancer from Granada, born to a flamenco family in Sacromonte, Ivan took his first dance steps in the cave "El Rocio" under the guidance of the Maya family. He belongs to a veritable dynasty of great dancers, such as Juan Andrés Maya, Mario Maya, Manolete and Juan Maya “Marote”. At only 4 years, he was already well known by the public through appearances in various television programs and, later on, through dancing daily in "El Rocio".

He has taken part in a wide range of stage performances with his uncle Juan Andrés Maya, notably in the Bienal de Sevilla in 1992 and in "Muerte en Granada" (Death in Granada) with "Fura dels Baus" along with Javier Latorre and Beatriz Martin. Also outstanding are his performances in the 2004 Festival de Jerez with the Company Mario Maya, and with Estrella Morente in the Granada Music and Dance Festival that same year.

His talent was recognized at the Festival de Cante de las Minas de la Union 2005, where he was a finalist in the dance competition "El Desplante Minero". In 2012 he stars for the first time in the II Festival de las Cuevas with his performance “Yo mismo”. At Carmen de las Cuevas he teaches occasionally advanced classes.

To enrollment and inquiries please contact:

info@undebelflamenco.com

Due Date: Aug 31, 2018
Fee: PRICES VARY BY TIME OF ENROLLMENT!!
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Boot Scootin’ Line and C&W Dance Workshop


Boot Scootin’ Line and C&W Dance Workshop
Thursday, August 2 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Instructor: Michelle Schroeder

In this workshop, students will learn popular line dances like Boot Scootin’ Boogie (aka Elvira/Four Corners) and Cupid Shuffle, as well as a few other fun line dances. You will be given step by step instruction and then dance each dance to the appropriate music.

The second half of the workshop you will learn the basic steps for the Two-Step (quick, quick, slow, slow) with a few moves you can add so you will be ready to step out at your next dance adventure!

Requirements:
*No previous experience required
*No partner required (but bring your significant other or friend to two-step with)
*Wear soft soled shoes or boots that won’t stick to the floor (flat, smooth bottom with minimal thread is best). No flip flops and closed toe shoes are best!

$10 pre-registered online | $15 at the door


About the Instructor 
Michelle Schroeder is an experienced dance instructor with over 30 years of teaching various forms of dance to students of all ages! Michelle set in motion her love of dance at age three when she began dance lessons at a dance studio in Houston. This passion followed her to Sam Houston State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Dance and finished university life with a Master of Arts in Dance Performance, Instruction and Choreography.

Michelle’s full-time career has been teaching dance in public, fine arts schools throughout Houston for over 30 years. In addition, she has taught social dance styles like two-step, polka, western waltz and jitterbug (east coast swing) to adults for recreation, weddings and special events. Her current love for line dancing has lead her to teach classes throughout the Houston area as well as workshops for various ages and events!

Join Michelle and other dancers and learn some fun Line Dances & Two Step to get ready to dance at a wedding reception or party you might be attending in the near future, dancing at the honky tonk or just for fun and exercise!
When:
Aug 2, 2018
Cost:
Free $10 pre-registered online | $15 at the door
Time:
7:00 pm
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Auditions for Chess and Bonnie & Clyde

Audition slots are filling up fast!

AUDITIONS!!
We will be holding combined auditions for our College Summer Stock Musical and our Senior Musical Theatre Company's Fall musical

Saturday, July 7th from 12 pm - 4 pm. 

COLLEGE SUMMER STOCK: CHESS
Rehearsing: July 9th- August 8th
Performances: August 9th - August 12th

SENIOR MT COMPANY (9th-12th Grade): BONNIE & CLYDE
Rehearsing: Saturdays, August 25th - November 3rd (No Rehearsal Labor Day Weekend)
Tech: November 4th - November 7th - Time TBD
Performances: November 8th - November 11th

About the Auditions:
12 pm - 3 pm: Vocal Call (Sign Up for a Time Slot)
3 pm - 4 pm: Dance Call (All Auditionees Must Attend)
Vocal Auditions: Please prepare 32 bars (approximately 1 minute) of any song from a musical to perform. Accompanist Provided. No Pre-recorded songs. 
Dance Auditions: Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Character or Jazz shoes recommended.
Date: 07/07/2018 (Sat.)
Location: Queensbury Theatre Main Stage
12777 Queensbury Lane Houston, Texas 77024

CLICK HERE to reserve an audition slot:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044fa8a823a3fa7-senior

Due Date: Jul 7, 2018
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Audition for Evil Dead: The Musical

Audition slots are filling up fast!

Obsidian Theater announces auditions for EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL. Directed by Tom Stell & Kelsey McMillan. 


Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of an upbeat contemporary song, piano accompaniment will be provided. 
Please bring a headshot and acting resume. Readings will be done from the script. Sides will be available on the website soon. 
Performances of EVIL DEAD will be September 27 - October 27 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM. 
There will be one Sunday matinee, Oct. 7 at 3 PM and a Monday night Industry Night performance on Oct. 15 at 8 PM.

Audition Dates are 07/08 and 07/09

Sign-up link:
Due Date: Jul 8, 2018
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Texas Playwrights Festival

3 Plays, 3 Playwrights, 6 Readings

Que Será, Giant Monster 

by Brad McEntire 
Charles is having a very rough day. It only gets worse when he runs into an ex who is, herself, having a ridiculously rough day. The giant monster destroying the city doesn’t bode well, either.

Ganymede 

by Ben Schroth 
Ganymede, is the story of two brothers—one abducted by space aliens and one left behind by the visitors. Enforcers come to take the boy back and, if not for the assistance of a nosy neighbor, our hero would never find love.

Montgomery 

by Stephen Brown 
Megan hates country singer Rick Montgomery, so she and her friend Kimmy have decided tonight’s concert will be his last. As they run from the cops, songs will be sung, people will be shot, and girls will discover the difficulties of revenge.

When:
Jul 26, 2018 to Jul 30, 2018
There are 2 readings with talkbacks of each play, and the playwright will have a chance to revise the script between the readings.
Cost:
$20.00
Time:
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
7:00 pm, $20.00
Friday Time & Price:
7:00 pm, $20.00
Saturday Time & Price:
2:00 pm, $20.00 and 7:30 pm, $20.00
Sunday Time & Price:
2:00 pm, $20.00 and 7:30 pm, $20.00

Chaos and Cataracts A One Woman Show Starring Brandalyn Gill FEAT.JONATHAN BARRIS AND OTHER SURPRISE MUSICAL GUEST

mental illness drama comedy all portrayed by 5 characters out of one woman

Chaos and Cataracts is a theatrical, poetic, comedy and musically-inclined show. It is three acts performed by Brandalyn Gill, playing FIVE CHARACTERS IN THREE ACTS. Each act is a different aspect of her book "Life:  Short Stories and Poems".THE MAYOR HAS BEEN INVITED :) Each character is responsible for an aspect of the main characaters' life as well as a mirror image of the external environment we all deal with including ourselves. Chaos and Cataracts is an eye-opening play about life and the various ways we can be affected if we are not aware of how we treat one another by mental illness, family drama and through comedy and music, a story is told on how to overcome struggle on every level.  It is a night of networking, food, poetry, comedy, acting and music. Mayor Sylvester Turner has been invited. SPECIAL, LIVE PERFORMANCE BY JONATHAN BARRIS OF OCEAN FIRE MUSIC and more! 

The 2007 Amateur Organization of Karate State Champion, Home School high school graduate by 15; self-published author by 18; Houston Independent School District Endorsed speaker by 19; Fox 26 News Feature for Shantera Chatman's FIRST Annual "Women's Emporwerment Conference"; Downtown Pregnancy Help Center's Spokeseperson, Proud Mother of  one by 21; progressive inrternational radio host community activist  returns for her FOURTH comeback to show her world behind her book ("Life: A Book of Short Stories and Poems") through theatrics and spoken word. Join her for a night of sultry, sensual, freedom, fun, liberty and luscious literary styles protrayed through the stage. THIS is the "BRANDY" you have never met her before. 

*****DRINK SPECIALS ::: RSVP 2 OR MORE PEOPLE, GET 2 FREE DRINKS ON MY TAB****

Delicious Food, Networking, Priceless Chatter and Theatre with a Bit of Rogue Reality!!!

SPONSORS AND VENDORS Contact management; management@brandalyngill.com, only 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE. 

FREE E BOOK for signing mailing list with purchase of ticket: www.brandalyngill.com. *****DRINK SPECIALS ::: RSVP 2 OR MORE PEOPLE, GET 2 FREE DRINKS ON MY TAB****

Delicious Food, Networking, Priceless Chatter and Theatre with a Bit of Rogue Reality!!!

SPONSORS AND VENDORS Contact management; management@brandalyngill.com, only 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE. 

FREE E BOOK for signing mailing list with purchase of ticket: www.brandalyngill.com. 

When:
Jul 7, 2018 to Jul 8, 2018
18 or older please. 
Cost:
Free
Time:
9:00 pm to 12:00 am
Location:
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A Musical Cabaret with Mark & Helena Greathouse "You Do Speak English, Don’t You?"

Cabaret, Humor, Czech History, Communism, Music, Concert, Life Music, Accordion, Singing, Jokes, Fun, Event, Ticketed Event

You Do Speak English, Don’t You?

A cabaret style variety show by Mark and Helena Greathouse

GET TICKETS HERE.

FREE for Kids and Students under 18!

Members, who purchase a ticket, can bring a second guest for free!

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Many people don't know what life was like during communism. Could you just enter the a communist country? What if you fell in love with someone? Image how difficult it had to be when Rock Music was already considered to be criminal!

Mark & Helena Greathouse tell their love story in Communist Czechoslovakia in a musical Cabaret. 
A fun narration about the past, when the West met the Iron Curtain.

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Mark and Helena Greathouse, an international husband and wife musical duo, present their one hour performance, “You Do Speak English, Don’t You?”, a family friendly, lively cabaret style variety show. The core part of the show was first introduced at the 2014 Portland, OR, Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. 

Since that time they have taken the show on the road into various places in Oregon, which include Beaverton Historical Society, Lincoln City Cultural Center, The Old Church in Portland, Sherwood Community/Senior Center, Twilight Theater in Portland, Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre, Tigard Public Library, Woodburn Senior Estates Club, Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the incorporation of Scio – a town where Czech emigrants arrived in 1898, Woodburn UMC monthly concert series, Cedar Mill Community Library, Beaverton Civic Theatre, etc.  In July 2017 they presented the show in three venues in Texas – the Lyric Theater in Flatonia, the Czech Heritage Museum in Caldwell and the Czech Heritage Museum in Temple.

The show features Mark’s own songs, as well several familiar songs and parts of instrumental numbers, all interspersed with short, humorous dialogues highlighting challenges Helena and Mark have experienced in their lives as a Czech-American couple.

Mark’s compositions range from love songs to ragtime.  Helena presents a unique blend of expressive dance and song, enhanced by numerous costume changes.  Mark accompanies her on the accordion.

Mark is a musician/composer from Portland, OR, and Helena is a singer/actor/dancer originally from Prague, Czech Republic.  The show gives the story of how the two met in Europe and eventually married, moved to the U.S. and made their living here.  A Q and A session follows the performance, with Helena sharing what her life was like growing behind the Iron Curtain and making it to the West.  

Mark and Helena have performed for many years in the Northwest as well as in several European countries. Each began performing in their youth, Mark with his dad on stage in Portland, and Helena on Czechoslovak National Radio and TV in Prague.  Their stage name is ‘GREATHOUSE of Music’ and they have a line of CDs.  

Get Tickets Here.

FREE for kids and students under 18.

When:
Jul 21, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
$18 for adults, Free for students under 18

Advancement Associate at Lawndale Art Center

Lawndale is seeking a full-time (exempt) Advancement Associate who will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for a variety of functions. 

Due Date: Sep 1, 2018
Contact Name: Lauren Art Lohman
Phone: 7135285858
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