Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Something to see, something to do...

Theatre/Film Wednesday

Two exciting things today.

First Sceneshop – “Based in Fort Worth, Texas, SceneShop is a showcase for short dramatic works - scenes, monologues, excerpts from larger works- written by local and regional writers. Since 1996, the 'Shop has presented nearly 100 new works, performed by a core of regulars and featuring guest turns by some of the area's most gifted performers. With a focus on simple staging and casual ambiance, SceneShop has earned consistently positive reviews and a loyal following. Each edition promises a variety of works - comic, serious, thoughtful, sometimes silly- that comprises a memorable, intimate evening of theatre. Currrently, SceneShop produces a new edition each August, an irreverent holiday-themed show each December, and, for the past four years, has been a participant in the prestigious "Out of the Loop Festival" at WaterTower Theater in Addison, Texas.” The group is spearheaded by Steve McGaw. Here is their FB page.

They have a great June project titled “Ten by Tenn” – poetry and prose by, you guessed it, Tennessee Williams, curated by my dear friend, Assistant Professor, Natalie Gaupp. If you dwell in the metroplex, check it out.

Second, A.C.T. Unlimited – Great new studio in Plano, run by Brent Anderson. They provide audition taping and demo reel production among other services for area actors. Brent is the consummate professional (current President DFW SAG and AFTRA) who has everything it takes to make your support materials look great and work for you. You can find them on FB, too.

Oh, and did I mention Steve, Natalie and Brent are all University of Texas Arlington Theatre Alum?

How do you like them apples.

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