THIS WEEK AT ECLECTIC THEATER: Julius Caesar and the Veer West Screenplay Festival! Plus Coming Soon!

NewShakespearienceCaesar
Thu-Sat, March 19-April 4, 2015.

Advanced Tickets are available here: http://newshakespearience.brownpapertickets.com/

Robert Downing performs scenes from Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” and tells you what to think about it!
This one-person show plunges deep into the guts of a great political tragedy and its enduring relevance.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is a 90-minute performance combining an original monologue about Shakespeare’s play with scenes from the actual play. The audience takes a key role in the show by voicing the lines–projected onto a screen–of the Roman mob. The energy in the room reaches a fever pitch during Mark Antony’s funeral speech, as the audience jeers, sobs, and roars with rage at Antony’s rhetorical masterpiece. The result is funny, provocative, and “the first time I’ve ever enjoyed Shakespeare”, according to some audience members.
Writer-actor Robert Downing draws from his experience as a union organizer to answer the question, “just how DO you organize a political conspiracy, anyway?” He explains the strategies Cassius uses to recruit Brutus into the conspiracy, and how he finally screws it up. The clash of political ideas comes to life on stage: republicanism vs. monarchy, principle vs. loyalty, and justice vs. ambition.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is completely unique: a mixture of stand-up comedy, ancient history lesson, TED talk on the theory and practice of organizing, and gripping scenes from a great Roman tragedy. You don’t want to miss it!
more information at thenewshakespearience.com

Sponsored by Shunpike and 4Culture.

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FREE!

We’re excited to be producing and hosting readings of the following screenplays:

9 AM ~ LOOKIN’ UP (Steve Carter, Marvin Kaplan)
11:15 AM ~ THE NIGHT WITCHES (Steve Prowse)
2 PM ~ PLASMOS (Robert Benedetti, Tom Brophy)
5 PM ~ LOOK UP IN THE SKY (Laurie Vazquez)
5 PM ~ GRACE (Lynda Lemberg & Jeffrey Allen Russel)

Veer West Screenplay Festival is an innovative new media and feature length screenplay festival for professionals by professionals. Showcasing the work of incredibly talented screenwriters from across the globe, and read by local Seattle film industry members, the purpose of this screenplay reading series is to lift the screenwriters’ work from page to stage and beyond. Work-shopping these scripts includes live readings by professional readers, audience feedback, media coverage, and industry panels. Stay tuned for more updates on schedule and content!

Street parking is available, and free on Sundays. However, please arrive early to ensure you will be able to find a spot! :)

https://www.facebook.com/events/903641699669800/

Powered by Shunpike and 4Culture.

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The World Premiere of Che and the Gate 

Two One-Act Plays by Leonard Goodisman

April 9-May 10, 2015

Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm.

Tickets are available online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1392067

Tickets are $25 General Admission.

$20 in Advance or if you are a TPS Member.

$15 for Union/Military/Veteran and to Arouet.

$12 for Students/Seniors.

Che

Che Guevara, a medical doctor, grew from being dismayed with what he saw around him, to being a dissident, a rebel, a warrior, an idol,  a symbol, perhaps a god. People loved him and suffered along the way.

Directed by Roy Arauz

Cast:
David Rodrigues-Jenkins
Emily Felciano
Maristela Diaz
Chris Martinez
Steve Gallion

The Gate

An African-American GI in Korea wants to
marry a pregnant Korean girl. Over “well-
intentioned” objections of family and the
army, they do. Later, retired in the States,
a bit of Korea with them, cultural misunderstandings pursue them, but their quiet love and something greater triumphs.

Directed by Margie Slovan
Cast:
Larry                                          Butch Stevenson
Choi                                          Tomoko Saito
Father                                        Leroy Chin
Mother                                        Eloisa Cardona
Captain/Minister/Chair               Chip Wood
Cultural/dialect consultant         Hayoun Oh
(and female understudy)

For Both Plays
Stage Managers:
Mari Cannon
Isabelle de Mozinette
Set Designer : Kim Rosin
Light Designer: Zanna Paulson
Costume Designer: Oneda Harris

Produced by Eclectic Theater.

Sponsored by Shunpike and 4Culture.

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“Take Warning Presents”
EMILY HELLER
w/ Guests
All Ages (bar w/ id) – $18 adv / $20 day of show – 7:30 PM (EARLY SHOW) & 10:00 PM (LATE SHOW)
Tickets @ Early (7:30 PM) – http://www.takewarningpresents.com/event/814847 |
Late (10:00 PM) – http://www.takewarningpresents.com/event/814849

Powered by Shunpike and 4Culture.

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Above The Timberline by Jorj Savage and The Last Cat of Big Moon Canyon by John Ruoff

Two One-Acts by Seattle Playwrights set in the old West!

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sun at 2pm. May 21-June 20, 2015.

Powered by Shunpike and 4Culture.

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Midnight Mystery Theater

Live Mystery Comedy Radio shows!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:30pm

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

Powered by Shunpike and 4Culture.

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Eclectic Theater One-Act Play Festival

Friday & Saturday, June 26-27, 2015 at 8pm.

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

Powered by Shunpike and 4Culture.

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Owlpaint
Winter Bird

A Gothic Fantasy written by Steve Treacy

October 1-30, 2015

Thu-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm.

See how many librarians and physicians (colleagues of Peter), Irish folk (friends of Sean), and goths (minions of Thiera) you can spot in the lobby.

Previous draft received Honorable Mention:
Virtual Theatre Project’s 2008-2009
The Pen Is A Mighty Sword.

A World Premiere produced by Rik Deskin* and Steve Treacy*!

Directed by Tony Doupe!

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

Tickets are $25 at the door.

$20 for TPS members. $15 for Military/Union/Veterans. $12 for Students/Seniors. FREE for AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members that are current and have their Member card.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Powered by Shunpike and 4Culture.

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THIS WEEK AT ECLECTIC THEATER: Julius Caesar, Not Too Late With Elicia Sanchez and more!

 

 

 

Before we get in to telling you about the shows that we have debuting, continuing and coming soon, we just want to ask you to donate funding to our “Click and Pledge Campaign” to replace Eclectic Theater’s  hot water heater.  We have raised $10 of a $2000 price-tag to both remove our old hot water heater and replace it with a new hot water heater. Go here to donate any amount you feel comfortable with and be sure to note that your donation is for “hot water heater.” Your donation is tax-deductible and we are grateful for any amount you feel comfortable with.

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NewShakespearienceCaesar
Thu-Sat, March 19-April 4, 2015.

Advanced Tickets are available here: http://newshakespearience.brownpapertickets.com/

Robert Downing performs scenes from Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” and tells you what to think about it!
This one-person show plunges deep into the guts of a great political tragedy and its enduring relevance.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is a 90-minute performance combining an original monologue about Shakespeare’s play with scenes from the actual play. The audience takes a key role in the show by voicing the lines–projected onto a screen–of the Roman mob. The energy in the room reaches a fever pitch during Mark Antony’s funeral speech, as the audience jeers, sobs, and roars with rage at Antony’s rhetorical masterpiece. The result is funny, provocative, and “the first time I’ve ever enjoyed Shakespeare”, according to some audience members.
Writer-actor Robert Downing draws from his experience as a union organizer to answer the question, “just how DO you organize a political conspiracy, anyway?” He explains the strategies Cassius uses to recruit Brutus into the conspiracy, and how he finally screws it up. The clash of political ideas comes to life on stage: republicanism vs. monarchy, principle vs. loyalty, and justice vs. ambition.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is completely unique: a mixture of stand-up comedy, ancient history lesson, TED talk on the theory and practice of organizing, and gripping scenes from a great Roman tragedy. You don’t want to miss it!
more information at thenewshakespearience.com

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March 21 at 10:30pm

NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! Episode 2!

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian ELICIA SANCHEZ and her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musician NICK SAHOYAH! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

This month we welcome to the NTL stage: Official (we think) Ambassador of Norwegian Tourism, BJORN BOJORNENWENSON!  The hilarious comedic talents of Portland gem, LUCIA FASANO!  Hallywood Trainahs to the Stahs, TYLER AND DAVID!  A Duel of the Minds with comedian ANDY MILLER!  Some ministry and music from our favorite Christian camp counselor, SISTER LUCY!  Another installment of SEATTLE’S GOT SPECIAL UNIQUE AND PRAISE-WORTHY TALENT! And a closing comedy performance by Portland’s own, the incomparable CHRISTEN MANVILLE!

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door!
Doors are at 10:00 PM, Show starts at 10:30 PM!
Beer and cocktails will be available in the theater lobby!

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FREE!

We’re excited to be producing and hosting readings of the following screenplays:

The Night Witches Movie (Steve Prowse)
GRACE (Lynda Lemberg & Jeffrey Allen Russel)
LOOKIN’ UP (Steve Carter, Marvin Kaplan)
Plasmos (Roberto Benedetti, Tom Brophy)
Look Up in the Sky (Laurie Vazquez)

Veer West Screenplay Festival is an innovative new media and feature length screenplay festival for professionals by professionals. Showcasing the work of incredibly talented screenwriters from across the globe, and read by local Seattle film industry members, the purpose of this screenplay reading series is to lift the screenwriters’ work from page to stage and beyond. Work-shopping these scripts includes live readings by professional readers, audience feedback, media coverage, and industry panels. Stay tuned for more updates on schedule and content!

Street parking is available, and free on Sundays. However, please arrive early to ensure you will be able to find a spot! :)

https://www.facebook.com/events/903641699669800/

 

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The World Premiere of Che and the Gate 

by Leonard Goodisman

April 9-May 10, 2015

Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm.

Tickets are available online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1392067

Tickets are $25 General Admission.

$20 in Advance or if you are a TPS Member.

$15 for Union/Military/Veteran and to Arouet.

$12 for Students/Seniors.

Che

Che Guevara, a medical doctor, grew from being dismayed with what he saw around him, to being a dissident, a rebel, a warrior, an idol,  a symbol, perhaps a god. People loved him and suffered along the way.

Directed by Roy Arauz

Cast:
David Rodrigues-Jenkins
Emily Felciano
Maristela Diaz
Chris Martinez
Steve Gallion

The Gate

An African-American GI in Korea wants to
marry a pregnant Korean girl. Over “well-
intentioned” objections of family and the
army, they do. Later, retired in the States,
a bit of Korea with them, cultural misunderstandings pursue them, but their quiet love and something greater triumphs.

Directed by Margie Slovan
Cast:
Larry                                          Butch Stevenson
Choi                                          Tomoko Saito
Father                                        Leroy Chin
Mother                                        Eloisa Cardona
Captain/Minister/Chair               Chip Wood
Cultural/dialect consultant         Hayoun Oh
(and female understudy)

For Both Plays
Stage Managers:
Mari Cannon
Isabelle de Mozinette
Set Designer : Kim Rosin
Light Designer: Zanna Paulson
Costume Designer: Oneda Harris

Produced by Eclectic Theater.

Sponsored by Shunpike and 4Culture.

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Above The Timberline by Jorj Savage and The Last Cat of Big Moon Canyon by John Ruoff

Two One-Acts by Seattle Playwrights set in the old West!

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sun at 2pm. May 21-June 20, 2015.

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Midnight Mystery Theater

Live Mystery Comedy Radio shows!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:30pm

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

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Eclectic Theater One-Act Play Festival

Friday & Saturday, June 26-27, 2015 at 8pm.

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

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Owlpaint
Winter Bird

A Gothic Fantasy written by Steve Treacy

October 1-30, 2015

Thu-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm.

See how many librarians and physicians (colleagues of Peter), Irish folk (friends of Sean), and goths (minions of Thiera) you can spot in the lobby.

Previous draft received Honorable Mention:
Virtual Theatre Project’s 2008-2009
The Pen Is A Mighty Sword.

A World Premiere produced by Rik Deskin* and Steve Treacy*!

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

Tickets are $25 at the door.

$20 for TPS members. $15 for Military/Union/Veterans. $12 for Students/Seniors. FREE for AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members that are current and have their Member card.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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THIS WEEK AT ECLECTIC THEATER: The Long Road and Nine, TimeFrame and Hero’s Errand! Plus Coming Soon!

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The Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson (U.S. Premiere)
Produced by Arouet

http://arouet.us/
February 27-March 14, 2015
Eclectic Theater
Directed by Zandi Carlson

In the aftermath of Danny’s pointless murder, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. A hearbreaking journey to forgiveness, this topical play digs deeper than the headlines. Stephenson spent many hours talking with victims and perpertrators of violent crime, visiting prisons and collaborating with the Forgiveness Project, a charity working in the fields of reconciliation and restorative justice. The result is an astonishingly ran and affecting play intent on opening the hearts and minds without ever becoming preachy. (source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/)

Meet the cast and crew of The Long Road.

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Two women held in a life-threatening situation and the mind games they play to keep one another alive. Held in a room and chained apart, their only currency is words, and balance of power is everything when a single word becomes the hanging point between life and death. A full scope of emotions is played out in their competitions, which are alternately funny, fragile & fierce. It illuminates the strength of the human spirit, and the psychological cost of survival.

Nine is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Meet the cast and crew of NINE.

All performances at Eclectic Theater at 7:30PM on the dates below:
Friday February 27
Saturday February 28
Monday March 2
Thursday March 5
Friday March 6
Saturday March 7
Thursday March 12
Friday March 13
Saturday March 14

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TimeFrame Screenplay Reading

Saturday, March 14 at 1pm

FREE!

A captivating Nobel Prize scientist escapes into the future, seeking vengeance for her husband’s murder and kidnapping of her daughter, vowing to clear her name, only to discover forgiveness is timeless.

Written by Kit Wilson (Falls City, Hemingway’s Muse, Lightning Twins)

Read by:

Ashley Cozine (Booked, 90210, Cetus Dawn)

Erik Gratton*(Grimm, 2K3, Whiffleball)

Isis King (Smash, The Good Wife, Celebrity Ghost Stories)

Rik Deskin*(Cetus Dawn, Wyatt Steps Out – Comedy Short, Look Up in the Sky)

Lisa Coronado (Z Nation, Chop Socky Boom, Worst Laid Plans)

Leena Lambert*(90210, Parks and Recreation, Chuck)

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

All Actors in this reading are SAG-AFTRA Members.

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 720x256_heroserrandImprov Conspiracy

March 15 at 6pm.

We work behind the scenes to control the nations of the world and use their power to bring you hilarious unscripted theater. Rumor has it that Improv Conspiracy consists of John Araya, Alex Choi, Thad Hitchcock, Elizabeth Oder, Kara Pomeroy, and Parker Thompson.

$10 Advanced (Link Coming Soon). $12 at the door.

Advance Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1379151

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Coming Soon:

NewShakespearienceCaesar
Thu-Sat, March 19-April 4, 2015.

Advanced Tickets are available here: http://newshakespearience.brownpapertickets.com/

Coming in March, Robert Downing performs scenes from Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” and tells you what to think about it!
This one-person show plunges deep into the guts of a great political tragedy and its enduring relevance.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is a 90-minute performance combining an original monologue about Shakespeare’s play with scenes from the actual play. The audience takes a key role in the show by voicing the lines–projected onto a screen–of the Roman mob. The energy in the room reaches a fever pitch during Mark Antony’s funeral speech, as the audience jeers, sobs, and roars with rage at Antony’s rhetorical masterpiece. The result is funny, provocative, and “the first time I’ve ever enjoyed Shakespeare”, according to some audience members.
Writer-actor Robert Downing draws from his experience as a union organizer to answer the question, “just how DO you organize a political conspiracy, anyway?” He explains the strategies Cassius uses to recruit Brutus into the conspiracy, and how he finally screws it up. The clash of political ideas comes to life on stage: republicanism vs. monarchy, principle vs. loyalty, and justice vs. ambition.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is completely unique: a mixture of stand-up comedy, ancient history lesson, TED talk on the theory and practice of organizing, and gripping scenes from a great Roman tragedy. You don’t want to miss it!
more information at thenewshakespearience.com

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March 21 at 10:30pm
NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! Episode 2!

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez and her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musician Nick Sahoyah! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door.

Guest TBA.

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Che and the Gate 

by Leonard Goodisman

April 9-May 10, 2015

Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm.

Che

Che Guevara, a medical doctor, grew from being dismayed with what he saw around him, to being a dissident, a rebel, a warrior, an idol,  a symbol, perhaps a god. People loved him and suffered along the way.

The Gate

An African-American GI in Korea wants to marry a pregnant Korean girl. Over “well-intentioned” objections of family and the army, they do. Later, retired in the States, a bit of Korea with them, cultural misunderstandings pursue them, but their quiet love and something greater triumphs.

$25 General Admission. $20 TPS and Online (Link available soon). $15 for Military/Veteran/Union. $12 Students/Seniors. FREE for SAG-AFTRA and AEA Members.

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Above The Timberline by Jorj Savage and The Last Cat of Big Moon Canyon by John Ruoff

Two One-Acts by Seattle Playwrights set in the old West!

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sun at 2pm. May 21-June 20, 2015.

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Midnight Mystery Theater

Live Mystery Comedy Radio shows!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:30pm

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

###

Eclectic Theater One-Act Play Festival

Friday & Saturday, June 26-27, 2015 at 8pm.

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

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Owlpaint
Winter Bird

A Gothic Fantasy written by Steve Treacy

October 1-30, 2015

Thu-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm.

See how many librarians and physicians (colleagues of Peter), Irish folk (friends of Sean), and goths (minions of Thiera) you can spot in the lobby.

Previous draft received Honorable Mention:
Virtual Theatre Project’s 2008-2009
The Pen Is A Mighty Sword.

A World Premiere produced by Rik Deskin* and Steve Treacy*!

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

Tickets are $25 at the door.

$20 for TPS members. $15 for Military/Union/Veterans. $12 for Students/Seniors. FREE for AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members that are current and have their Member card.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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THIS WEEK AT ECLECTIC THEATER: The Improvinati, Travels Of A Broad, and Not Too Late with Elicia Sanchez! Plus Coming Soon!

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The Improvinati

Friday, February 20 at 8pm.

Brothers and Sisters, it is time to gather once again for another meeting of the Improvinati! As your elected council we are here to enact a comedic ritual to find the conspiracy between the darkness pervading our world and blah blah blah–you get the point. The Improvinati consists of Justin Lund, Thomas Roe, Emily McMahon, John Stevens, and Kelsey Todd.

$10 online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1280267. $12 at the door.

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Travels Of A Broad
A one woman show by Laura O’Neal.

Pee in a Box. Korean Spa. Sky Diving. “Plus other stuff I will make up as we go!”

$10 Advanced at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1267439. $12 at the door.

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Saturday, February 21 at 10:30pm

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez and her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musician Nick Sahoyah! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

We are kicking off the inaugural NTL with the comedic talents of local likables,  and SCOTT LOSSE! As well as some special guests, including: A tamer of the Animal Kingdom! The Original Gak Band! Feats of Strength with a real life Seattle Superhero! And a closing comedy performance by Portland treasure, the amazing BRI PRUETT!

Tickets are $10 in advance (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1226670), $12 at the door!
Doors are at 10:00 PM, Show starts at 10:30 PM!
Beer and cocktails will be available in the theater lobby!

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COMING SOON

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The Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson (U.S. Premiere)
Produced by Arouet

http://arouet.us/
February 27-March 14, 2015
Eclectic Theater
Directed by Zandi Carlson

In the aftermath of Danny’s pointless murder, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. A hearbreaking journey to forgiveness, this topical play digs deeper than the headlines. Stephenson spent many hours talking with victims and perpertrators of violent crime, visiting prisons and collaborating with the Forgiveness Project, a charity working in the fields of reconciliation and restorative justice. The result is an astonishingly ran and affecting play intent on opening the hearts and minds without ever becoming preachy. (source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/)

Meet the cast and crew of The Long Road.

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Two women held in a life-threatening situation and the mind games they play to keep one another alive. Held in a room and chained apart, their only currency is words, and balance of power is everything when a single word becomes the hanging point between life and death. A full scope of emotions is played out in their competitions, which are alternately funny, fragile & fierce. It illuminates the strength of the human spirit, and the psychological cost of survival.

Nine is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Meet the cast and crew of NINE.

All performances at Eclectic Theater at 7:30PM on the dates below:
Friday February 27
Saturday February 28
Monday March 2
Thursday March 5
Friday March 6
Saturday March 7
Thursday March 12
Friday March 13
Saturday March 14

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March 15 at 6pm.

We work behind the scenes to control the nations of the world and use their power to bring you hilarious unscripted theater. Rumor has it that Improv Conspiracy consists of John Araya, Alex Choi, Thad Hitchcock, Elizabeth Oder, Kara Pomeroy, and Parker Thompson.

$10 Advanced (Link Coming Soon). $12 at the door.

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NewShakespearienceCaesar
Thu-Sat, March 19-April 4, 2015.

Advanced Tickets are available here: http://newshakespearience.brownpapertickets.com/

Coming in March, Robert Downing performs scenes from Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” and tells you what to think about it!
This one-person show plunges deep into the guts of a great political tragedy and its enduring relevance.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is a 90-minute performance combining an original monologue about Shakespeare’s play with scenes from the actual play. The audience takes a key role in the show by voicing the lines–projected onto a screen–of the Roman mob. The energy in the room reaches a fever pitch during Mark Antony’s funeral speech, as the audience jeers, sobs, and roars with rage at Antony’s rhetorical masterpiece. The result is funny, provocative, and “the first time I’ve ever enjoyed Shakespeare”, according to some audience members.
Writer-actor Robert Downing draws from his experience as a union organizer to answer the question, “just how DO you organize a political conspiracy, anyway?” He explains the strategies Cassius uses to recruit Brutus into the conspiracy, and how he finally screws it up. The clash of political ideas comes to life on stage: republicanism vs. monarchy, principle vs. loyalty, and justice vs. ambition.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is completely unique: a mixture of stand-up comedy, ancient history lesson, TED talk on the theory and practice of organizing, and gripping scenes from a great Roman tragedy. You don’t want to miss it!
more information at thenewshakespearience.com

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Che and the Gate 

by Leonard Goodisman

April 9-May 10, 2015

Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm.

A black GI in Korea falls in love with a pregnant Korean girl and wants to marry her, despite the most “well-intentioned” objections of their families and the army. The couple marries and moves to the States, bringing a bit of Korea along with them. Cultural misunderstandings continue to pursue them, but their quiet love and mutual respect eventually triumphs.

$25 General Admission. $20 TPS and Online (Link available soon). $15 for Military/Veteran/Union. $12 Students/Seniors. FREE for SAG-AFTRA and AEA Members.

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Above The Timberline by Jorj Savage and The Last Cat of Big Moon Canyon by John Ruoff

Two One-Acts by Seattle Playwrights set in the old West!

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sun at 2pm. May 21-June 20, 2015.

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Midnight Mystery Theater

Live Mystery Comedy Radio shows!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:30pm

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

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Eclectic Theater One-Act Play Festival

Friday & Saturday, June 26-27, 2015 at 8pm.

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

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Seattle Fringe 2015

Thursday, September 16- Sunday September 26, 2015.

The Seattle Fringe Festival is a 6-day annual theater festival featuring an eclectic mix of artists, from raw and untested to perfectly executed, in a variety of genres and styles. Originally existing from 1991 to 2003, the new Seattle Fringe Festival was reborn and debuted September 19th-23rd, 2012. No connection between the two festivals.

The fest features a mix of local and visiting artists, representing a huge variety of genres, all performing on some of the most prominent fringe theatre stages in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood.

Visit our website (seattlefringefestival.org) for more details and performer applications. And keep an eye on this page for all the latest news from the fest, our venues, performers and fans!

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Winter Bird

A Gothic Fantasy written by Steve Treacy

October 1-30, 2015

Thu-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm.

See how many librarians and physicians (colleagues of Peter), Irish folk (friends of Sean), and goths (minions of Thiera) you can spot in the lobby.

Previous draft received Honorable Mention:
Virtual Theatre Project’s 2008-2009
The Pen Is A Mighty Sword.

A World Premiere produced by Rik Deskin* and Steve Treacy*!

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

Tickets are $25 at the door.

$20 for TPS members. $15 for Military/Union/Veterans. $12 for Students/Seniors. FREE for AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members that are current and have their Member card.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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THIS WEEK AT ECLECTIC THEATER: Acting On Camera Classes plus Coming Soon!

Acting On Camera Classes in Capitol Hill by STS Film Academy in Collaboration with Seattle’s Eclectic Theater

January 24, 2015 (Seattle, Washington)

STS Film Academy will join forces with Eclectic Theater to offer a brand new series of on-camera acting classes focused on preparing local, working actors for upcoming film, television, commercial and new media projects in the greater Seattle area.

For many years STS Film Academy has successfully empowered actors of all levels with the tools and confidence necessary for acting on-camera. Eclectic Theater has been an artistic incubator for many theatre and film actors for over a decade. Its edgy but intimate space in the heart of Capitol Hill provides the perfect stage for a dynamic acting class that delivers quality on-camera training and professional experience in a safe and nurturing environment.

Beginning February 21st, actors will have the opportunity to develop their on-camera acting skills and techniques though classes exploring Meisner’s definition of acting: Living Truthfully under Imaginary Circumstances.

Acting on Camera I: Living Truthfully is a foundational acting class that focuses on performing believably in front of the camera. How can you be naturally dynamic in front of the camera? What are the core differences between acting on stage and on camera? What on-camera techniques are necessary for the actor? What does it mean to act in different framing? This is the perfect class for beginners or stage actors looking to develop fundamental on-camera acting skills and gain essential performance experience in front of the camera. This class will meet Saturdays, 11am-2pm, beginning February 21st – March 14th. Rates: $225.00. Capacity: 8-12 students. To sign up, please visit: www.stsfilmacademy.com/aoc1.

Acting on Camera II: Imaginary Circumstances is an intermediate class that focuses on developing and utilizing the imaginary world of the story to enhance the actor’s on-camera performance. Using text analysis, character profiles, acting exercises and on-camera techniques, actors will bring their scenes to life with dynamic characters, who have complete freedom within the form of the multiple camera shots. Participation in this class is audition-based to ensure readiness for the class material. This class will meet Saturdays, 3pm-6pm, beginning February 21st – March 14th. Rates: $225.00. Capacity: 8-12 students. To schedule an audition, please contact: Joseph Yang at jyang@storytownstudios.com

Instructors, Joseph Steven Yang and Anya-Maria Ruoss, are working actors with many years of professional experience. They’ve worked with Pulitzer and Tony award winning writers, world renowned directors, and an Academy Award winning actor for production companies such as 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Microsoft, Skype, Verizon, WA Lottery, Seattle Repertory Theater, Seattle Children’s Theater, Mixed Blood Theater, WET, Village Theater and many more. After earning MFA degrees in acting from the prestigious University of Washington, they taught acting classes at both the University and the Hollywood studio levels, private coached professional actors in Los Angeles & Seattle and provided innovative, online acting classes with STS Film Academy.

Rik Deskin, Eclectic Theater’s Managing Artistic Director, is an actor and director with 28 years of professional experience. As a member of both SAG-AFTRA and AEA, he’s worked for production companies such as Oracle Films, Veer West Pictures, ACT, OTB, Book-It, TAG and many more. He is also a board member for the SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local and a part of the Sandbox Artists Collective. Leonard D. Goodisman, Eclectic Theater’s Development Director, is a resident playwright whose work has been frequently produced in Seattle and New York. As strong advocates for actors and artists, they are especially interested in providing local actors access to professional-level training to help them prepare for the ever-growing on-camera performance opportunities in the Pacific Northwest.

Anya Ruoss

STS Marketing Director

(206) 486-4248

aruoss@storytownstudios.com

 

Leonard Goodisman

ET Development Director

(206) 353-1636

leonardgoodisman@gmail.com

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COMING SOON

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Saturday, February 14 at 10:30pm! Wilfred Padua (opened for Michael Ian Black)Brent Flyberg (Bridgetown Comedy Festival) and Tanner Hodgeson (Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival)

$10 Online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

“Seattle’s current best bet for the future of local comedy.” – City Arts Magazine

Bringing you great National and local comedy to venues all over Seattle.

https://twitter.com/HenriettaComedy

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Saturday, February 21 at 10:30pm

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez and her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musician Nick Sahoyah! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

We are kicking off the inaugural NTL with the comedic talents of local likables,  and SCOTT LOSSE! As well as some special guests, including: A tamer of the Animal Kingdom! The Original Gak Band! Feats of Strength with a real life Seattle Superhero! And a closing comedy performance by Portland treasure, the amazing BRI PRUETT!

Tickets are $10 in advance (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1226670), $12 at the door!
Doors are at 10:00 PM, Show starts at 10:30 PM!
Beer and cocktails will be available in the theater lobby!

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The Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson (U.S. Premiere)
Produced by Arouet

http://arouet.us/
February 27-March 14, 2015
Eclectic Theater
Directed by Zandi Carlson

In the aftermath of Danny’s pointless murder, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. A hearbreaking journey to forgiveness, this topical play digs deeper than the headlines. Stephenson spent many hours talking with victims and perpertrators of violent crime, visiting prisons and collaborating with the Forgiveness Project, a charity working in the fields of reconciliation and restorative justice. The result is an astonishingly ran and affecting play intent on opening the hearts and minds without ever becoming preachy. (source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/)

Meet the cast and crew of The Long Road.

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Two women held in a life-threatening situation and the mind games they play to keep one another alive. Held in a room and chained apart, their only currency is words, and balance of power is everything when a single word becomes the hanging point between life and death. A full scope of emotions is played out in their competitions, which are alternately funny, fragile & fierce. It illuminates the strength of the human spirit, and the psychological cost of survival.

Nine is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Meet the cast and crew of NINE.

All performances at Eclectic Theater at 7:30PM on the dates below:
Friday February 27
Saturday February 28
Monday March 2
Thursday March 5
Friday March 6
Saturday March 7
Thursday March 12
Friday March 13
Saturday March 14

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NewShakespearienceCaesar
Thu-Sat, March 19-April 4, 2015.

Advanced Tickets are available here: http://newshakespearience.brownpapertickets.com/

Coming in March, Robert Downing performs scenes from Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” and tells you what to think about it!
This one-person show plunges deep into the guts of a great political tragedy and its enduring relevance.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is a 90-minute performance combining an original monologue about Shakespeare’s play with scenes from the actual play. The audience takes a key role in the show by voicing the lines–projected onto a screen–of the Roman mob. The energy in the room reaches a fever pitch during Mark Antony’s funeral speech, as the audience jeers, sobs, and roars with rage at Antony’s rhetorical masterpiece. The result is funny, provocative, and “the first time I’ve ever enjoyed Shakespeare”, according to some audience members.
Writer-actor Robert Downing draws from his experience as a union organizer to answer the question, “just how DO you organize a political conspiracy, anyway?” He explains the strategies Cassius uses to recruit Brutus into the conspiracy, and how he finally screws it up. The clash of political ideas comes to life on stage: republicanism vs. monarchy, principle vs. loyalty, and justice vs. ambition.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is completely unique: a mixture of stand-up comedy, ancient history lesson, TED talk on the theory and practice of organizing, and gripping scenes from a great Roman tragedy. You don’t want to miss it!
more information at thenewshakespearience.com

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Che and the Gate 

by Leonard Goodisman

April 9-May 10, 2015

Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm.

A black GI in Korea falls in love with a pregnant Korean girl and wants to marry her, despite the most “well-intentioned” objections of their families and the army. The couple marries and moves to the States, bringing a bit of Korea along with them. Cultural misunderstandings continue to pursue them, but their quiet love and mutual respect eventually triumphs.

$25 General Admission. $20 TPS and Online (Link available soon). $15 for Military/Veteran/Union. $12 Students/Seniors. FREE for SAG-AFTRA and AEA Members.

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Above The Timberline by Jorj Savage and The Last Cat of Big Moon Canyon by John Ruoff

Two One-Acts by Seattle Playwrights set in the old West!

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sun at 2pm. May 21-June 20, 2015.

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Midnight Mystery Theater

Live Mystery Comedy Radio shows!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:30pm

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

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Eclectic Theater One-Act Play Festival

Friday & Saturday, June 26-27, 2015 at 8pm.

$10 online (link available soon), $12 at the door.

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Seattle Fringe 2015

Thursday, September 16- Sunday September 26, 2015.

The Seattle Fringe Festival is a 6-day annual theater festival featuring an eclectic mix of artists, from raw and untested to perfectly executed, in a variety of genres and styles. Originally existing from 1991 to 2003, the new Seattle Fringe Festival was reborn and debuted September 19th-23rd, 2012. No connection between the two festivals.

The fest features a mix of local and visiting artists, representing a huge variety of genres, all performing on some of the most prominent fringe theatre stages in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood.

Visit our website (seattlefringefestival.org) for more details and performer applications. And keep an eye on this page for all the latest news from the fest, our venues, performers and fans!

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Owlpaint
Winter Bird

A Gothic Fantasy written by Steve Treacy

October 1-30, 2015

Thu-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm.

See how many librarians and physicians (colleagues of Peter), Irish folk (friends of Sean), and goths (minions of Thiera) you can spot in the lobby.

Previous draft received Honorable Mention:
Virtual Theatre Project’s 2008-2009
The Pen Is A Mighty Sword.

A World Premiere produced by Rik Deskin* and Steve Treacy*!

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

Tickets are $25 at the door.

$20 for TPS members. $15 for Military/Union/Veterans. $12 for Students/Seniors. FREE for AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members that are current and have their Member card.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: Casting for Senior Escape and The Gate! Plus Coming Soon!

 

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 CASTING NOTICE for promotional video for a feature film.

Saturday, January 24, 9am-4pm

We are looking for “Alaskan Blackwoods Thieves”.
Female or Male | Any Ethnicity | Age: 18 – 65. Come dressed to impress as your best Hillbilly Thief and your audition could possibly land you a featured part in the Senior Escape Movie.

Blackwood Thieves (Any gender, Females are encourage to apply.)
RICKY FARLEY, EDDIE HARDY and DALE are small town grungy rednecks, known by locals as harmless petty thieves. They live together in a small shack in the woods just off the shore on Adak Island. The three ran away as small children to become squirrel hunters, which did not work out so well. Now stuck with a ton of pelts, they eat beans and search for any speck of gold to sell to Buck Anderson.

BUCK ANDERSON’S ship went down off the shores of Adak Island more than a decade ago. He has been hunting for the missing Alaska Treasure ever since. Self-obsessed and wrapped in his own weirdness, Buck barters, sells and trades gold. His best customers are the Blackwood Thieves.

All people auditioning for the promotional video should be able to move well. When you attend the Open Call, you will be asked to complete an audition form and identify if you are a SAG-AFTRA member. We are accepting union and non-union actors at this time. Upon selection, production dates, script and location will be disclosed. If selected, Actors will be paid.

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The Gate 

by Leonard David Goodisman

Choi Sook Sook: a shy Korean woman who marries an American soldier despite her family’s objections. This character ages 25 years in the course of the play (20 – 45)

Park Joong San: Choi’s father, a traditional Korean man. This character ages 25 years in the course of the play (40 – 65)

Nam Min Mi: Choi’s mother, a loving but obedient Korean wife. This character ages 25 years in the course of the play (40 – 65)

Captain/Minister/Bob Large: We are seeking one versatile middle-aged Caucasian actor to play all of these roles.

General Auditions will be Saturday, January 24 from 4-6pm and Sun, January 25, 1-4pm.

For more info and to submit: http://tpsonline.org/auditions/auddb.php?Aud_ID=24220

A black GI in Korea falls in love with a pregnant Korean girl and wants to marry her, despite the most “well-intentioned” objections of their families and the army. The couple marries and moves to the States, bringing a bit of Korea along with them. Cultural misunderstandings continue to pursue them, but their quiet love and mutual respect eventually triumphs.

This one-act play previews Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sun at 2pm , April 9 – April 12 and runs through May 9, 2015

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Saturday, February 14 at 10:30pm! Wilfred Padua (opened for Michael Ian Black) Brent Flyberg (Bridgetown Comedy Festival) and Tanner Hodgeson (Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival)

“Seattle’s current best bet for the future of local comedy.” – City Arts Magazine

Bringing you great National and local comedy to venues all over Seattle.

https://twitter.com/HenriettaComedy

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Saturday, February 21 at 10:30pm

Welcome to NOT TOO LATE WITH ELICIA SANCHEZ! A late night talk and variety show hosted by, well, comedian Elicia Sanchez and her lovely and talented co-host/band leader, comedian/non-musician Nick Sahoyah! Each month NTL brings you a variety of performers, stunts, comedians, special guests, musical acts, random weirdness and general late night antics to thrill, surprise and mostly entertain you!

We are kicking off the inaugural NTL with the comedic talents of local likables,  and SCOTT LOSSE! As well as some special guests, including: A tamer of the Animal Kingdom! The Original Gak Band! Feats of Strength with a real life Seattle Superhero! And a closing comedy performance by Portland treasure, the amazing BRI PRUETT!

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door!
Doors are at 10:00 PM, Show starts at 10:30 PM!
Beer and cocktails will be available in the theater lobby!

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The Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson (U.S. Premiere)
Produced by Arouet

http://arouet.us/
February 27-March 14, 2015
Eclectic Theater
Directed by Zandi Carlson

In the aftermath of Danny’s pointless murder, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. A hearbreaking journey to forgiveness, this topical play digs deeper than the headlines. Stephenson spent many hours talking with victims and perpertrators of violent crime, visiting prisons and collaborating with the Forgiveness Project, a charity working in the fields of reconciliation and restorative justice. The result is an astonishingly ran and affecting play intent on opening the hearts and minds without ever becoming preachy. (source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/)

Meet the cast and crew of The Long Road.

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Two women held in a life-threatening situation and the mind games they play to keep one another alive. Held in a room and chained apart, their only currency is words, and balance of power is everything when a single word becomes the hanging point between life and death. A full scope of emotions is played out in their competitions, which are alternately funny, fragile & fierce. It illuminates the strength of the human spirit, and the psychological cost of survival.

Nine is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Meet the cast and crew of NINE.

All performances at Eclectic Theater at 7:30PM on the dates below:
Friday February 27
Saturday February 28
Monday March 2
Thursday March 5
Friday March 6
Saturday March 7
Thursday March 12
Friday March 13
Saturday March 14

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NewShakespearienceCaesar
Thu-Sat, March 19-April 4, 2015.

Advanced Tickets are available here: http://newshakespearience.brownpapertickets.com/

Coming in March, Robert Downing performs scenes from Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” and tells you what to think about it!
This one-person show plunges deep into the guts of a great political tragedy and its enduring relevance.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is a 90-minute performance combining an original monologue about Shakespeare’s play with scenes from the actual play. The audience takes a key role in the show by voicing the lines–projected onto a screen–of the Roman mob. The energy in the room reaches a fever pitch during Mark Antony’s funeral speech, as the audience jeers, sobs, and roars with rage at Antony’s rhetorical masterpiece. The result is funny, provocative, and “the first time I’ve ever enjoyed Shakespeare”, according to some audience members.
Writer-actor Robert Downing draws from his experience as a union organizer to answer the question, “just how DO you organize a political conspiracy, anyway?” He explains the strategies Cassius uses to recruit Brutus into the conspiracy, and how he finally screws it up. The clash of political ideas comes to life on stage: republicanism vs. monarchy, principle vs. loyalty, and justice vs. ambition.
“The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar” is completely unique: a mixture of stand-up comedy, ancient history lesson, TED talk on the theory and practice of organizing, and gripping scenes from a great Roman tragedy. You don’t want to miss it!
more information at thenewshakespearience.com

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Che and the Gate 

by Leonard Goodisman

April 9-May 10, 2015

Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm.

A black GI in Korea falls in love with a pregnant Korean girl and wants to marry her, despite the most “well-intentioned” objections of their families and the army. The couple marries and moves to the States, bringing a bit of Korea along with them. Cultural misunderstandings continue to pursue them, but their quiet love and mutual respect eventually triumphs.

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Above The Timberline by Jorj Savage and The Last Cat of Big Moon Canyon by John Ruoff

Thursday-Saturday  at 8pm and Sun at 2pm. May 21-June 20, 2015

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Seattle Fringe 2015

Thursday, September 16- Sunday September 20, 2015.

The Seattle Fringe Festival is a 5-day annual theater festival featuring an eclectic mix of artists, from raw and untested to perfectly executed, in a variety of genres and styles. Originally existing from 1991 to 2003, the new Seattle Fringe Festival was reborn and debuted September 19th-23rd, 2012. No connection between the two festivals.

The fest features a mix of local and visiting artists, representing a huge variety of genres, all performing on some of the most prominent fringe theatre stages in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood.

Visit our website (seattlefringefestival.org) for more details and performer applications. And keep an eye on this page for all the latest news from the fest, our venues, performers and fans!

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Owlpaint
Winter Bird

A Gothic Fantasy written by Steve Treacy

October 1-30, 2015

Thu-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm.

See how many librarians and physicians (colleagues of Peter), Irish folk (friends of Sean), and goths (minions of Thiera) you can spot in the lobby.

Previous draft received Honorable Mention:
Virtual Theatre Project’s 2008-2009
The Pen Is A Mighty Sword.

A World Premiere produced by Rik Deskin* and Steve Treacy*!

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

Tickets are $25 at the door.

$20 for TPS members. $15 for Military/Union/Veterans. $12 for Students/Seniors. FREE for AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members that are current and have their Member card.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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This Week At Eclectic Theater: The Good Fun Show With Anthony Lopez and Coming Soon!

good fun show Jan 2015 THE GOOD FUN SHOW is a monthly, late night comedy showcase that takes place every third Saturday of the month at Eclectic Theater on Capitol Hill and features a small, curated line-up of both local greats and special out of town guests performing longer sets!

Featuring this month, some of Portland’s finest!:
BECKY BRAUNSTEIN
(Lez Stand Up)
JON WASHINGTON
(Spicy News, Jon Reads the Paper)
and headliner
ANTHONY LOPEZ
(Bumbershoot, Bridgetown Comedy Festival)

Hosted by ELICIA SANCHEZ

Doors at 10 PM, Show starts at 10:30 PM
Tickets $10 in advance and are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1143262 , $12 at the door

Produced by Elicia Sanchez

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For one night only, Eclectic Theater hosts a hilarious stand-up comedy show with comedians seen on Bite TV, XM Radio, Hulu, Sacramento Comedy Festival and Comedy Time TV.

Line up includes Silas Lindenstein (Sacramento Comedy Festival), Damian Johnson,Hans Kim (Tri-City Joke Off Competition Winner), and Ed Hill (Bite TV, XM Radio, Hulu, Comedy Time TV).

Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are only $10 in advance! $12 at the door. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1113114

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Saturday, February 14 at 10:30pm! More info soon!

“Seattle’s current best bet for the future of local comedy.” – City Arts Magazine

Bringing you great National and local comedy to venues all over Seattle.

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February 21, 2015 at 10:30pm.

THE GOOD FUN SHOW is a monthly, late night comedy showcase that takes place every third Saturday of the month at Eclectic Theater on Capitol Hill and features a small, curated line-up of both local greats and special out of town guests performing longer sets!

More info soon!

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The Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson (U.S. Premiere)
Produced by Arouet

http://arouet.us/
February 27-March 14, 2015
Eclectic Theater
Directed by Zandi Carlson

In the aftermath of Danny’s pointless murder, his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. A hearbreaking journey to forgiveness, this topical play digs deeper than the headlines. Stephenson spent many hours talking with victims and perpertrators of violent crime, visiting prisons and collaborating with the Forgiveness Project, a charity working in the fields of reconciliation and restorative justice. The result is an astonishingly ran and affecting play intent on opening the hearts and minds without ever becoming preachy. (source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/)

All performances at Eclectic Theater at 7:30PM on the dates below:
Friday February 27
Saturday February 28
Monday March 2
Thursday March 5
Friday March 6
Saturday March 7
Thursday March 12
Friday March 13
Saturday March 14

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Cornish Grad Shauna Freidenberger has a theatre project to be named that will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 10-April 1, 2015. More info soon!

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Thu-Sat, March 19-April 4, 2015.

Advanced Tickets are available here: http://newshakespearience.brownpapertickets.com/

Robert Downing performs scenes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and tells you what to think about it.

This interactive show plunges deep into the guts of a great political tragedy and its enduring relevance.

A live theatrical performance of maximum rhetorical mayhem!

My 90-minute, one-person show combines an original monologue about how Shakespeare’s tragedy parallels my career as a union organizer with scenes from the play. The audience plays a substantial role in the performance by voicing the lines–projected onto a screen behind me–of the Roman mob during key scenes. The result is funny, provocative, and “the first time I’ve ever enjoyed Shakespeare”, according to some audience members.

I draw from my experience as a union organizer to answer the question, “just how DO you organize a political conspiracy, anyway?” We consider the strategies used by the organizer, Cassius, to recruit Brutus (the “IP” or “influential person”) into the gang of assassins: from flattery, to mirroring, to finally calling the question. The frisson in the audience is palpable as they are compelled to consider the conspirators’ point of view. The energy in the room reaches a fever pitch during Mark Antony’s funeral speech, as the audience is made to jeer, sob, and roar with rage at Antony’s rhetorical masterstroke. There are also more than a few laughs at the recognition of his brazenly ironic manipulation of Roman emotions.

This show surprises by knocking Shakespeare off of his hallowed pedestal and forcing audience members to wrestle with the ideas behind the play: republicanism vs. monarchy, principle vs. loyalty, and justice vs. ambition. The New Shakespearience Presents Julius Caesar is completely unique: a mixture of stand-up comedy, ancient history lesson, TED talk on the theory and practice of organizing, and gripping scenes from a great Elizabethan tragedy.

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Che and the Gate 

by Leonard Goodisman

April 9-May 10, 2015

Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm.

More info soon!

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Seattle Fringe 2015

Thursday, September 16- Sunday September 20, 2015.

The Seattle Fringe Festival is a 5-day annual theater festival featuring an eclectic mix of artists, from raw and untested to perfectly executed, in a variety of genres and styles. Originally existing from 1991 to 2003, the new Seattle Fringe Festival was reborn and debuted September 19th-23rd, 2012. No connection between the two festivals.

The fest features a mix of local and visiting artists, representing a huge variety of genres, all performing on some of the most prominent fringe theatre stages in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood.

Visit our website (seattlefringefestival.org) for more details and performer applications. And keep an eye on this page for all the latest news from the fest, our venues, performers and fans!

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Owlpaint
Winter Bird

A Gothic Fantasy written by Steve Treacy

October 1-30, 2015

Thu-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm.

See how many librarians and physicians (colleagues of Peter), Irish folk (friends of Sean), and goths (minions of Thiera) you can spot in the lobby.

Previous draft received Honorable Mention:
Virtual Theatre Project’s 2008-2009
The Pen Is A Mighty Sword.

A World Premiere directed by Kim Deskin and produced by Rik Deskin* and Steve Treacy*! Starring Margaret Bicknell*, Rik Deskin*, Jeremy Adams, Buddy Todd, and Lara Fox! With Costume Design by Holly L. Forbis! Sound Design by Bob Blumenthal! Stage-Managed by Barbara Cawley!

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

Tickets are $25 at the door.

$20 for TPS members. $15 for Military/Union/Veterans. $12 for Students/Seniors. FREE for AEA and SAG-AFTRA Members that are current and have their Member card.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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