Native playwright Zee Eskeets, is currently casting Native American Actors for a new play to premiere at the UNM Words Afire Festival.
By Zee Eskeets
Directed by Joe Alberti
Jason Black is stuck. Since the death of his sister he has only been certain of one thing: he will never leave Gallup, New Mexico. His only comfort is his beautiful and talented girlfriend Kai, but as he struggles to hold on to her, he begins to lose his grip on reality, leading to deadly consequences.
Auditions are this Saturday the 23rd at 11am in the Robert Hartung building (that is located on the corner of Stanford and Central, next to the Frontier), room 206.
JASON BLACK, 17- 18, a lonely boy that tries to fill the void with his idea of love but darkness constantly creeps in through the cracks.
SHARON YAZZIE, 40s, Kai’s Mother. Well educated, strong Native American woman. After obtaining her PhD, she teaches at the UNM branch in Gallup, NM.
GRANDMA YAZZIE, We can go with an actor in her 40′s or older and age her as needed, if necessary) 60s? (Unknown. She states when she was born, snow as on the ground) Kai’s grandma. Feisty old lady. Loves margar-eats. Sometimes speaks in broken English as many Elders do on the Rez having never been properly “assimilated”.
SHERMAN BEGAY, 40s, the Voice of the Navajo Nation. It’s as if he is everyone’s own private radio DJ.
Celebrate the 2012 – 2013 season and new stage floor dedication at The Historic Albuquerque Little Theatre!
What: Open House and New Stage Floor Dedication
When: Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 1p – 4p
Where: Albuquerque Little Theatre
Come enjoy FREE entertainment and refreshments. Take a tour backstage. Meet ALT staff, board members, and actors. Check out special ALT memorabilia like our cookbook and tote bags. Get your chance to win one of four themed baskets from our 2011 – 2012 season musicals — The Wizard of Oz, Xanadu, Singin’ In The Rain, and Cabaret! And be sure to pick up YOUR piece of ALT history — a beautiful commemorative plaque made from our old stage floor — honoring our past and the celebrities who have performed on our stage! Small plaques are $25, large plaques are $40. All proceeds help ALT!
*The final performance of Spring Awakening starts at 6pm.
If you’re not headed to the great white way this Summer but you’d like to be and you’re an outrageously talented 6-12 year-old, holler at your mama to get your audition video submitted NOW!
The Broadway musical Annie is currently accepting nationwide, online submissions for young performers to be cast in the production’s Fall 2012 run! They “are searching for Tomorrow’s Annie”, AND will be considering girls for all of the orphan roles!
From the Producers:
Who Should Enter?
Girls, ages 6-12 of all types and ethnicities, who are great singers, dancers, and actresses. Just bring your personality and spirit!
Audition Online in 3 Easy Steps!
1. FILM one video that shows us how talented you are! Please be sure to:
* First, sing 1-2 minutes of a pop/rock or current musical theatre song, either with music or acapella. If you’re stuck on a song, you can sing Happy Birthday (Note: Please, no songs from Annie).
* Then, tell us a story about yourself or something exciting that you did recently (also 1-2 minutes).
2. GATHER digital copies of your headshot or recent photos (2 versions) and your resume. If you don’t have a resume, just tell us about yourself in a Word document.
3. SUBMIT your completed Annie Audition Form by clicking here.
Rainbow Studio Theater Company and VSA North Fourth Art Center proudly present Ntozake Shange’s Obie-award winning play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” this month at the N4th Theater.
This is the inaugural production of Rainbow Studio Theater company founded by Cathryn McGill, Producer and Regina Dawley, Director. McGill is a veteran, award-winning actress/singer/songwriter and community activist and Dawley, a relative newcomer to the New Mexico scene, has extensive Broadway and Hollywood credits as a principal dancer with Shirley McClaine, Redd Foxx, Marvin Gaye, et. al. These two dynamic women are committed to creating memorable, dynamic. entertaining and socially relevant theater experiences for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
For Colored Girls by Ntozake Shange is a series of 20 poems set to music and dance about sorrow, shared experiences, looking for humor in every situation and persevering to find the the pot of gold at the end of our collective and individual rainbows. Shange coined the term “choreopoem” to describe this exploration of what it’s like “bein’ alive, bein’ a woman and bein’ colored”. For Colored Girls is a theater classic and a perfect first production for the Rainbow Studio Theater Company.
Please come out and celebrate with us at one of three performances of this play. Friday, April 29 8pm, Saturday, April 30, 8pm or Sunday, May 1 1pm.
THESE SHOWS WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY!
BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW
or call the N4th Theater Box Office to Make a Reservation -
Call Rainbow Studio Theater Company at 505-407-6784 to negotiate group discounts and to get additional information about the production.
We can’t wait to see you at one of our performances. Tell all your friends and come out and support live theater in Albuquerque.
Click here for event details for Albuquerque’s, For Colored Girls Theater Performance!
Regina Dawley, Cathryn McGill, Sandi Kay, Teona Ducre, Dia Gaitirira, Kalene Dan-Jambo, Dominque Gray, Lamonique “Lala” Davidson, Chandra Ursule Brown, Cecelia Webb, Brenda Hollingsworth Marley, Alana Grier
Click the pic to hear me unabashedly gush over one of our most favorite New Mexico ladies – model, actress and now producer, Diana Gaitirira. I was able to chat with her on Friday to catch-up on some of what’s new with her.
Diana gave us an exclusive interview about two of her newest and most exciting projects. Find out what upcoming Rainbow Studios Theater Company production she’ll be starring in at North Fourth Art Center.
The stage production of Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me Ultima begins its New Mexico run in October through November. Click here for the full schedule presented by The Vortex Theatre and The National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Albuquerque: As we told you here The Box Performance Space/Improv Theater will be holding open auditions for their production of Guys and Dolls Jr. this week for performances in October. Click for full audition deets.
Santa Fe: The Santa Fe Playhouse is now casting “Empty Bed Blues,”
by British Playwright, Stephen Lowe
directed by Dan Gerrity.
Saturday, Sept 4th at 4:30 PM; Sunday, Sept 5th at 5:00 PM.
Character descriptions and story synopsis here.
Post inspired by NM stage+ actors Manny Baca, Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson et al…
New Mexico land and organics lover Marsha Mason cultivates natural healing and beauty from her Abiquiu farm. And you can bet your ashwaganda they know what they’re doing down at Resting in the River.
In addition to being the mommy of my dreams alongside the awesomeness that is Phoebe Cates in one of the best movies ever made, Marsha is a Hollywood AND Broadway legend in her own right.
Currently starring in I Never Sang for My Father (opening April 4) in NYC, Marsha gives an in depth sit-down to Adrienne Onofri for Broadway World dot com in which you can read all about her legendary career on stage and screen, her raves about NM, including how you can get Marsha’s earthy products, read her life’s journey or even pick-up her NM property as she is going back East to concentrate on her place on the great white way – while still cultivating her roots here in the Land of Enchantment.