Friday, April 18, 2014

Dreamwell's 2014-15 Season

Iowa City - Dreamwell Theatre is proud to announce our 2014-25 Season - and we're looking for directors!

Our shows are as follows:

The Sound of Music Cast

Cedar Falls - Oster Regent Theatre has announced the cast for its upcoming production of The Sound of Music

Workshop at Dreamwell

Iowa City - Dreamwell Theatre is looking for actors to take part in our Actors' Lab experience. The Actors' Lab workshop is designed to teach new tools and skills to area actors but also to find a group of interested actors to create a performance from the ground up. Actors will learn the acting method known as the Six Viewpoints as originally conceived by Wendell Beavers and Mary Overlie for dancers and performance artists. It was later expanded on and adapted by Anne Bogart and many others to more directly apply to actors. We will be using some of the original framework to give an introduction to the concepts. We will also be discussing the performance/play creation techniques used by such diverse theaters as The Living Theater and Tectonic Theater. Dreamwell previously used these techniques several years ago to create the play Wake. Note that participants in the workshop are not required to participate in the creation of the original show.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dreamwell's Night of Stars

Iowa City - Dreamwell is proud to announce it's first ever awards ceremony, Dreamwell's Night of Stars. Actors, directors and tech people from our 2013-2014 will be nominated for awards in various categories including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Show and more! Using a panel of judges and your online votes, we will honor some of the outstanding people and performances from the past season. In addition to the awards ceremony, there will be entertainment, wine and hors d'oeuvres. More details on our nominees and voting process to come soon.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Megan Gogerty & Friends

Megan Gogerty
Iowa City – Megan Gogerty & Friends, a one-night-only stand-up comedy event at Riverside Theatre will feature local actor and comedian Megan Gogerty and Irish comic Colin Ryan on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30PM. The evening will have a laid back club-feel with an opportunity to grab drinks between sets. Tickets are $25 youth, $15 youth. Details at riversidetheatre.org or 319-338-7672.

DeVita to Perform In Acting Shakespeare at Coe

Jim DeVita. Photo by
Zane Williams.
Cedar Rapids - Accomplished actor, award-winning author and playwright Jim DeVita will bring new life to Sir Ian McKellen’s play “Acting Shakespeare” in a Coe College Marquis Series performance on Wednesday, April 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Dows Theatre.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. Seating is available by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday – Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

Twenty-three years after seeing McKellen's play, DeVita was inspired to adapt it for his own performance, entitled In Acting Shakespeare. It took him two years of research and revisions and 14 drafts to finally complete his rendition. While some of the original writings of McKellen are retained, DeVita's creation emphasizes a more intimate story of one person's journey towards meeting Shakespeare. DeVita has more than 25 years of experience in American Theater, and currently writes and adapts plays for children and young adults.

Theatre Cedar Rapids Accepting Submissions for 2014 Underground New Play Festival

Cedar Rapids - Continuing an annual tradition, TCR will hold the Underground New Play Festival during the fall of 2014. The Festival is currently accepting submissions of new plays written by playwrights residing in Iowa, or who have strong Iowa connections. TCR is looking for a wide variety of original plays which have never been produced or published.

Submissions can be ten-minute pieces, one-acts, or full-length plays. We welcome a wide variety of genres, from comedies to dramas to musicals, and pieces can appeal to a family audience, a strictly adult audience, or may be pieces geared specifically to a child audience.

Both established and experienced playwrights, as well as those new to the craft, are welcome to submit work.



Call for Singers for The Machine Stops

Iowa City - A staged reading of The Machine Stops, a new guitar opera, will be performed Tuesday evening, June 17, sponsored by the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. The opera has 6 roles: one female and one male lead, and four smaller roles.

Auditions for Edwin Drood

Coralville - Auditions for City Circle's annual teen production The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be held April 12 from 10am to 5pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. More information here.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Adult Auditions for The Sound of Music

Cedar Falls - "Oster Regent Theatre is holding adult auditions for its upcoming production of The Sound of Music