GCC Theatre Arts Dept.’s Fall 2015 Season

The Government Inspector
We Are Stardust

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Main Stage Production
The Government Inspector
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
From the original by Nikolai Gogol

Directed by Matt Foyer
Performances: Oct 29 - Nov 8, 2015

Govt Inspector Auditions 

 

AUDITIONS  Wed 9/2 & Thu 9/3 at 7:00-10:00pm in the Auditorium
(You don't have to attend both; just pick the one that works best for you)
CALLBACKS Fri 9/4 at 7-10 pm in the Auditorium (if needed)
PREPARE Nothing! Auditioners will read sides (parts of scenes) from the play
READ THE PLAYS Perusal scripts are in the Green Room (AU 201-B)
ENROLL IN THESE TWO COURSES TA 162
2.0 - 4.0 units 
REHEARSALS: Start September 8, M-F @ 7-10 pm [Some exceptions and special dates apply. Attend auditions and first company meeting for more detailed calendar.]
PERFORMANCES: October 29 - November 8
Thu-Sat @ 6:30-11:00 pm
Sun @ 12:30-5:00 pm
(Attend auditions for more specific schedule information) 

TA 129 – Backstage Lab for Performers
Fri @ 2:40-6:00 pm 
1.0 unit

**All dates and times are general guidelines but specifics will be discussed at auditions and first company meeting.  Contact the department with specific questions about scheduling**

NOT READY TO BE ON STAGE? You can still be involved! Every play needs stage managers and technical operators.  See Guido Girardi (x5635 - guido@glendale.edu) or Dina Dominguez (x3044 - dina@glendale.edu) in AU 201-A.
 QUESTIONS?  Ask department chair Jeanette Farr at x5636 or jfarr@glendale.edu, or department assistant Ashley Adams-Regan in AU 106-D / x5618 / aadamsre@glendale.edu.

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DEVISED PRODUCTION (No audition required!)

"We Are Stardust"
Directed by Melissa R. Randel
Written & Developed during Fall 2015 semester
Rehearsal & Performance will take place in Spring 2016

Stardust fall flyer 

ACTORS!!! NO AUDITION REQUIRED!!!
SIGN UP FOR TA 164 -- FALL 2015
...construction and rehearsals begin for...
AN ORIGINAL DEVISED THEATRE PIECE: WE ARE STARDUST
DIRECTED BY MELISSA R. RANDEL

Do you know who said, “WE ARE STARDUST” Do you believe it’s true? It is.

“We are stardust - in the highest, most exalted way, one can use that phrase...the molecules in your body are traceable to phenomena in the cosmos.”
--Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

THIS IS THE THRILLING SUBJECT MATTER OF DEVISED PLAY: WE ARE STARDUST
DEFINITION OF DEVISED THEATRE: a cutting edge approach to making new work

• devised theatre is an original theatre piece constructed by multiple partners, often with diverse skill
sets during an extended period of collaboration
• devised theatre includes actors in the process of writing the play
• essential tools for creating a devised theatre: suzuki, viewpoints, and composition
• devised theatre often contains original text written by the participants, along with movement, dance,
music, video, and classical plays like Shakespeare, Sophocles, etc.
• devised plays are often non-linear and resemble a living, theatrical collage

Who can participate? ANYONE who’s excited by the subject matter and plays well with others!
Actors, dancers, playwrights, choreographers, musicians, set/costume/lighting/sound designers,
composers, graphic artists, astronomers, physicists, producers, social media experts

What do I need to do to participate in We are Stardust during Fall 2015?
Sign up for TA 164 -- class meets from 5:10pm - 7:15pm Mondays & Wednesdays

TA 164 CLASS: DISCUSSION, BRAINSTORMING, WRITING
• examine scientific research on stars: composition, behavior, relationship to solar system, life cycles
• examine scientific research on human beings: composition, behavior, relationships, and life cycles
• draw parallels between the stars and human beings/human behavior
• speculate, imagine, guess, and decide how to represent these parallels dramatically onstage
• select fictional and scientific text, referencing the stars
• develop these improvisations into original scenes and monologues

TA 164 CLASS: EXPLORATIONS & SKILL BUILDING TRAINING
• listen to all kinds of music, throughout history, referencing the stars
• explore movement inspired by the movement of stars
• improvise scenes dramatizing parallels between stars and human behavior
• training in Viewpoints - a movement technique that helps create an ensemble
• training in Suzuki - vocal/movement training to develop strong vocal/physical presence
• Creating and Performing Compositions - composition is how ingredients of a devised work are
assembled and form the play; direct application of viewpoints and suzuki skills, to the subject matter

COME PLAY!!! DEVISING THEATRE IS AN INCREDIBLY THRILLING EXPERIENCE!!!!
By the end of the fall semester, a final script will be ready for rehearsal and performance, of
WE ARE STARDUST during spring of 2016.

Click here to download this flyer

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