Theatre

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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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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KiKi Maroon's Comic Strip

When standup comedy and nerdy burlesque join forces…

When standup comedy and nerdy burlesque join forces… you get “KiKi Maroon’s Comic Strip”!

You may have seen classic, bump n’ grind burlesque. But are you prepared to experience Pole Dancing Storm Troopers? Be seduced by Lord Voldemort? Cheer on Twerking Pokemon? Turn Adventure Time into sexy time? And watch Catwoman, Street Fighters, Master Shake, and all your favorites get the Vegas showgirl makeover?!

If you think you’ll be blown away by these acts, just wait until you see how our hilarious, world touring stand-up comics react! Surreal sexiness pair with outrageous comedy to create a once in a lifetime event!


The evening will be hosted by international award-winning burlesque performer, radio personality, and one of “Houston’s Most Colorful Celebrities” (according to The Houston Chronicle) KiKi Maroon ! 


Featuring:


Mike MacRae | COMIC | (Austin) As seen on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", TBS's "Frank TV", "Bob and Tom Show", and Just for Laughs


Natasha Riot | BURLESQUE | (Portland) Miss Exotic Oregon 2017 and featured performer for Beats Antique 


John Wessling | COMIC | (Houston) As seen on NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham", and XM's Comedy Central Radio 


Juliette Electrique | BURLESQUE | (Los Angeles) The Dainty Daredevil, as seen on MTV's "Amazingness"


Christina Walkinshaw | COMIC | (Los Angeles) As seen on CTV, Just for Laughs, and The Winnipeg Comedy Festival 


Leggy Lass Greenleaf | BURLESQUE | (Los Angles) Professionally trained ballerina and part of the Star Wars burlesque parody "STAR GIRLS" 


Dale Cheesman | COMIC | (Houston) The Oddball Comedy Festival, Come and Take it Comedy Festival, and Doug Benson's "Doug Loves Movies"


Honey Moonpie | BURLESQUE | (Houston) Burly Q Lounge emcee, BCBC Festival star, and Pokemon fanatic


JD Hickcock | BURLESQUE | (Houston) Title winner: "King of Sin" by the 2017 Sin City Festival and "King of Burlesque" by the 2016 San Antonio Burlesque Festival 


Nikki Sinamon & Bambi | BURLESQUE | (Houston) of The Pole Show Houston and BCBC Festival stars


When:
Jul 14, 2018
*** Info *** July 14, 2018 18+ Doors at 7:30pm (7:00pm for VIP's ONLY!)  Show at 8:00 Warehouse Live VIP Package (LIMITED!): Get up close and personal with a 7:00pm Meet and Greet and access to the VIP and Performer ONLY After Party. VIP's get the best seats in the house, a swag back full of collectable Comic Strip goodies, and never miss a moment of the show with VIP only cocktail waitress's. 
Cost:
$25-$75
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
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EVOCATION TO VISIBLE APPEARANCE

FREE Staged Reading presented by Horse Head Theatre Co.


EVOCATION TO VISIBLE APPEARANCE by Mark Schultz

FREE Staged Reading Presented by Horse Head Theatre Co.


Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 8pm

Chelsea Market Theatre - aka Classical Theatre Company

4617 Montrose Blvd. #100, Houston, TX 77006


Save your seat! This event is free and first come first serve. Register for FREE TICKETS here.


You wanna know what the future looks like? Samantha does. Seventeen, maybe pregnant and hopelessly alone, Sam can’t fight the feeling that a dark force is pushing her towards disaster. Her dad means well but is literally (and figuratively) asleep -- her big sister doesn’t mean well and isn’t apologizing for it - and her boyfriend? He’s got a bright future that does NOT include Sam or their hypothetical unborn child. Then Sam meets Hudson, a Satan-loving heavy-metal wannabe musician, who seems to understand her pain -- and more importantly, shares her crippling sense of impending doom. Clouds gather, lightning strikes and heavy metal rocks in this daring new musically-charged play about the void in all of us.



Playwright Mark Schultz wrote this story based on a bold, strange premise: “...what would it be to write a play that wasn’t about the Devil, but somehow was the Devil?” Curious what that means? Let Horse Head show you this July.




This programming is rated PG-13 for mature themes. Children under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult.




General Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is first come first serve for ticket holders. While this event is free to the public, it is not free to produce. Horse Head needs your support to continue as a vibrant nonprofit organization and humbly asks that those who can donate to our cause. If you are able to make a general donation to the theatre, please do so when registering for the event or at horseheadtheatre.org.


All unclaimed tickets will be released at 7:55 pm. No late seating past 8:00 pm. The on-site box office opens at 7:15 pm. All ticket sales and donations are final.




Evocation to Visible Appearance was commissioned by the Actors Theatre of Louisville and premiered at the 2018 Humana Festival.


When:
Jul 21, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
8PM - FREE
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Park-SmART Precinct One - Arts & Culture Forum

Park-SmART Precinct One Arts & Culture Forum, an evening of conversation and drinks to celebrate the role of artists and the arts in creating compelling, welcoming, beautiful parks and open space for all.

Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Public Art and Design Director Reginald Adams from Harris County Precinct One invite you to:

Park-SmART Precinct One Arts & Culture Forum, an evening of conversation and drinks to celebrate the role of artists and the arts in creating compelling, welcoming, beautiful parks and open space for all. 

Park-SmART Precinct One is part of a larger effort, Park-Smart Precinct One, through which the Precinct is partnering with The Trust for Public Land, Houston Parks Board, and Asakura Robinson on an ambitious plan to build community resilience by increasing equitable access to parks and trails. 

Arts and cultural engagement are essential to creating parks and greenways that are truly accessible and welcoming—parks and greenways that reflect the histories, identities, and aspirations of local residents. We want artists to be active voices in the shaping the plan and in helping us determine how funding, partnerships, and programming can help make art a core asset in Precinct One’s parks. 

As members of our vibrant local arts community, we hope that you will come share your ideas as you enjoy a drink on us!

As part of this event we will be asking:
• What role can artists play in increasing equity and community resilience in Precinct One?
• What kinds of parks-based arts and cultural programming and engagement are already happening locally?
• What are the specific places and contexts, in parks and the public realm, where can artists contribute more?
• What can the Precinct do to create more opportunities for artists to share their ideas and work in parks and open space?

Please spread the word and we hope to see you there!


When:
Jun 21, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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