Wednesday, November 17, 2010

THE SOLDIER DREAMS Mainstage Dates Announced

As we announced at November's Theatre East 3rd Monday Mixer, we now have dates & a space for the full production of THE SOLDIER DREAMS! (Read about the workshop presentation of the play here.)

The show will open on March 25, 2011 at the Lion theatre at Theatre Row and run through April 10. Auditions will be held at the end of January.

We hope to share this amazing play with as many members of our community as possible, so mark your calendar now!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Reading of New Play by Educational Co-chair Raquel Almazan at INTAR Theatre

Theatre East Educational Outreach Co-Chair Raquel Almazan's new play


will have a reading at INTAR Theatre,
Tuesday November 16th at 7PM

The play, directed by Candido Tirado, centers on a killer nicknamed La Paloma who targets men who rape girls. During her incarceration, male rapists throughout Colombia continue to turn up dead, leading the public to believe La Paloma may have magical avenger abilities. With the spread of the beauty pageant obsession in South American prisons, this group of female prisoners organize “the parade of prisoners,” calling on ancient rituals of adorning the warrior. These women's stories interweave Colombia's social, political and spiritual history. With this newfound power, the women redefine beauty, their own humanity and their identity as criminals. La Paloma begins to revolutionize not only the women’s lives, but prison society and the world beyond its walls.

A feedback session following the reading will help in the development of this script.
If you would like to attend, contact Raquel to RSVP.

Penny Arcade

Elise Hernandez

Dacyl Acevedo

Tatiana Pico

Gladys Perez

Talia Castro Pozo

Nedra Gallegos

Bonnie Barrios
Tristan Perez

photo (c) 2010 Raquel Almazan

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Company Member Helen Merino Honored with B. Iden Payne Award

Congratulations to company member Helen Merino for her Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama B. Iden Payne Award for her turn in the title role of Schiller's MARY STUART in Peter Oswald's adaptation at Austin Shakespeare.

Helen previously won the Payne Award for Best Featured Actress in a Comedy for her work in PRESENT LAUGHTER in the 2006–2007 season. (The B. Iden Payne Award is Austin's "Tony"—read more about them here.)
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Company Member Shorey Walker Earns Raves in CRITICAL MASS

Theatre East congratulates company member Shorey Walker (Dorothy in EYE OF GOD), who has been earning rave reviews for her performance in CRITICAL MASS in the Lion at Theatre Row with Heiress Productions (where company member Morgan Baker sits on the board of directors).

Cindy Pierre of Stage and Cinema wrote:
"The actors have ample opportunity to be versatile...everyone’s an imposter, but no one does it better than Shorey Walker as Francesca." (Read the full review here.)

There are 6 performances remaining between Wednesday, Nov. 3 & the matinee on Sunday, Nov. 7. Support live theatre!