[HRDC] Newsletter 3.26.12

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- Come see Sunday in the Park with George!
- Come see HRG&SP's Production of Princess Ida!
- OLEANNA: 6 Performances ONLY!!!
- Dance program Spring Performances 2012
- See the HBS Show: An Offer You Can't Refuse!
- See Futurity at Oberon!
*- *Apply to Staff the VDP!
- HRG&SP's "Princess Ida" seeks ushers!
- 2012 Phyllis Anderson Prize Play Competition
- Seeking Actors for Exciting New Reading!
- Hyperion Shakespeare Company is accepting applications for our fall 2012
- Call for Scripts!
- Apply to Direct Summer Theater!
- Join a Boston-Based Student-Run Theater Group!
- Intern at the ART this summer!
*Come see Sunday in the Park with George!*
Get ready for the first mainstage show of the season...


"Look I made a hat... where there never was a hat."

A Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about the chaos of reality
and the forms we use to make sense of it, Sunday in the Park with George
combines innovative storytelling with Sondheim’s masterful score to bring
the characters of Seurat’s most famous painting to life.  With a focus on
modern visual art, technology, and movement as a means of storytelling, we
will explore both the unending allure of art and the devastating toll of
obsessing over it. Join us as Harvard artists from diverse disciplines
converge on one stage to tell a story that will both consume and inspire
anyone who has ever had an artistic experience.

Friday, March 30th @ 8pm
Saturday, March 31st @ 8pm
Sunday, April 1st @ 2:30pm
Thursday, April 5th @ 8pm
Friday, April 6th @ 8pm
Saturday, April 7th @ 8pm

Loeb Mainstage, 64 Brattle St.

Tickets available at the Harvard Box Office
$8 students; $12 general admission

Directed and Choreographed by Ryan Halprin
Music Directed by Sam Schoenberg
Produced by Anna Kelsey, Andrea Moreno, and Natalie Feldman
For more information: http://sundayonthemainstage.tumblr.com/
*Come see HRG&SP's Production of Princess Ida!*
Princess Ida and Prince Hilarion have been betrothed since infancy. But Ida
has forsaken men and founded a women's college in order to cultivate
knowledge and virtue unspoiled by men. At first, Hilarion’s comrades
clumsily disguise themselves as women to retrieve her, but when things
escalate, who will come out on top in this literal war of the sexes? And
what happens when that battle involves...laser guns? This spring, the
Gilbert and Sullivan Players present Princess Ida, set in the world of
1940s sci-fi serials. Don’t miss your chance to see a unique presentation
of this seldom performed operetta from the beloved canon of Gilbert and

Performance Dates:
Thurs, March 22nd, 8 pm (Creative Black Tie Opening Night Reception / $5
Student Tickets)
Fri, March 23rd, 8 pm
Sat, March 24th, 2 pm (Milk and Cookies Matinee)
Sat, March 24th, 8 pm
Sun, March 25th, 2 pm

Thurs, March 29th, 8 pm ($5 Student Tickets)
Fri, March 30th, 8pm


Sat, March 31st, 6 pm (Victorian Ball)
Sun, April 1st, 2 pm*

*This is the Hack performance of the show, it may not be suitable for
children or staunch traditionalists.

Tickets cost $10 for Harvard Students and $15 for general admission. They
are available at the Harvard Box Office in the Holyoke Center and will be
at the door as well.

*OLEANNA: 6 Performances ONLY!!!*

A preoccupied professor and his relentless student engage in an acute
battle of the minds in this highly intellectual two-character drama. Set
within the explosive confines of a professor's office, Oleanna is an
intense psychological study of the realities and terrors of higher
education, human nature, and the power of words. Oleanna is guaranteed to
leave audiences in dialogue as they struggle to untangle Mamet's masterful
web of words in this incredible, yet shockingly realistic episode of
collegiate claustrophobia.

Thursday, March 29th @ 8:00pm **
Friday, March 30th @ 8:00pm
Saturday, March 31st @ 2:00pm *
Saturday, March 31st @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 1st @ 2:00pm *
Sunday, April 1st @ 8:00pm**

**Reception to follow
*Talkback to follow

E-mail OLEANNA.HARVARD at GMAIL.COM for free tix

RSVP to the facebook event here:

*Dance program Spring Performances 2012*
An unprecedented evening of new choreographic works by Dance Program
Artist-in-Residence Christopher Roman and Dance Director Jill Johnson, all
informed by a creative process that emphasizes trans-disciplinary inquiry -
incorporating other fields of study into choreographic design.

PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday & Saturday, March 23, 24, 30, & 31, at 8pm

VENUE: Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge, MA

CHOREOGRAPHY BY: Jill Johnson, Christopher Roman

MUSIC BY: Laurie Anderson, Gavin Bryars, John Cage, Thom Willems

LIGHTING BY: Brent Sullivan


DANCERS: Ezekiel Adigun ‘14, Irineo Cabreros ‘12, Melanie Comeau ‘13, Tai
Boon Ding ‘15, Mackenzie Dolginow ‘13, Whitney Fitts ‘12, Stela Gaitani MIT
‘10, Halimeda Glickman-Hoch ‘12, Tabare A. Gowon ‘12, Elizabeth Hoffman
‘13, Timothy McCormack PhD ‘16, Anise Molina ‘14, Andrea Moreno ‘12, Megan
Murdock ‘14, Thuy Phan ‘12, Shayna Skal ‘13, Samantha Stockman BU ‘12,
Tsung-Yun Tzeng EXT ‘13, Samantha K. Yu ‘12

TICKETS: $10/$5 students and seniors
Harvard Box Office (http://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu) or Farkas Hall Box
Office on performance nights

We hope you can join us!

Dance Program
Office for the Arts at Harvard
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
*See the HBS Show: An Offer You Can't Refuse!*
Dear Friends at the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club,
Wednesday, April 11 is reserved as YOUR NIGHT at the HBS Show!!
You are cordially invited to attend HBS Show 2012: An Offer You Can't
Refuse - Presented by Leader Bank!

The HBS Show is a time-honored tradition (currently in its 38th year) that
makes a HILARIOUS return to campus this year! The script, lyrics and
musical arrangements are written and performed by HBS students ... you do
not want to miss it!

The show will run for 4 nights only from Tuesday April 10th - Friday April
13th at Burden Auditorium.

Tickets are NOW ON SALE at https://www.wepay.com/events/hbsshow. For more
information about the show, visit www.hbsshow.org!

This year's event promises to be an unforgettable experience - we look
forward to seeing you out!

*See Futurity at Oberon!*
Music by César Alvarez with The Lisps
Lyrics by César Alvarez
Book by Molly Rice and César Alvarez
Directed by Sarah Benson

In this Civil War sci-fi musical, the Union soldier Julian Munro and the
brilliant mathematician Ada Lovelace transcend time to invent an omnipotent
steam-powered brain. Blending American indie-folk music with dreams of
invention, FUTURITY explores a world where utopia seems within reach.

March 16 – April 15, 2012
2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138, Harvard Sq.

Read the features on Futurity in the A.R.T. Spring 2011/12 Guide

Learn more about the show here.
Senior Discounts & Student Advance are available for A & B section seating
at the Loeb Drama Center Box Office at 64 Brattle Street or on the phone at
Student Rush Tickets are available on the day of performance at the Loeb
Drama Center Box Office during the day or at OBERON one hour before

*Apply to Staff the VDP!

Apply to be a staff member for the HRDC's 2012 Visiting Director's Project
on the Loeb Mainstage!  Each year, a professional director helms the first
HRDC mainstage show of the year, giving both new and experienced Harvard
designers, producers, technicians, and actors a chance to work with and
learn from a talented theatre professional.  This year's VDP will take over
the mainstage from October 7 -27.  The director and project will be
formally announced in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, start working
on your application: a statement of interest (no more than one page), your
artistic/theatrical resume, and a list of your other commitments (theatre,
other activities, jobs, etc.) for September and October 2012.

Feel free to apply for any of the following staff roles: producer; stage
manager; set, lighting, sound, costumes, or props designer; technical
director; or any assistant staff position.  If you're interested in a
position not included on that list, we'd be happy to consider other staff
roles, as well.  Applications should be emailed to vp at hrdctheater.com by
11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 4.  (If you are interested in acting in the
VDP, auditions will be held through the Fall 2012 Common Casting).  Please
contact Mariel Pettee at vp at hrdctheater.com with any questions!
*HRG&SP's "Princess Ida" seeks ushers!*
We are still seeking ushers for the evenings of Thursday, March 29th, and
Saturday, March 31st. This is a great way to see "Princess Ida" for free!
If you are interested, please contact Cassie Rasmussen at
crasmuss16 at gmail.com
*2012 Phyllis Anderson Prize Play Competition*

The Loeb Drama Center and American Repertory Theater announce the
competition for the 2012 Phyllis Anderson Prize Play.

The competition was established in 1959 in memory of Phyllis Anderson by
her husband, playwright Robert Anderson, in order to encourage playwriting
at Harvard.  Past winners include Thomas Babe, Guy Gallo, David Modigliani,
Henry Clarke, Dan Pecci, Daniel Pearle, Lawrence Switzky, Angela Sun, and
Dan Giles.

Phyllis Anderson directed drama at Radcliffe and Harvard, and was
associated with the play departments of the Theatre Guild and the Music
Corporation of America.

The competition is open to both undergraduates and graduate students who
have been enrolled in Harvard between September 30, 2011 and April 30,
2012.  The prize will consist of a cash award of $500.00.

All manuscripts must be submitted by 5:00 April 30, 2012.

Applications are available at:


*Seeking Actors for Exciting New Reading!*

I am directing a reading of Commedia Al-Ahzaan (Comedy of Sorrows), Ibrahim
El-Husseini’s new play about the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, for the
Radcliffe Institute's conference "Women Making Democracy." I am looking for
a young man and a young woman, of any background (color-blind casting). Our
performance will open an exciting conference with guests from around the
globe. Robin Young (host of NPR's Fresh Air) will moderate a talk back with
the playwright, who will be here from Cairo. The reading will be broadcast
live on-line for an international audience.

Actors must be available to rehearse (at Radcliffe),
March 27, 4:30-10:30pm
March 28, approximately 2pm-10pm
March 29, 11am - 5pm, performance at 7pm.
There is some flexibility in this schedule.
Honorarium provided.
There is also a possibility of joining us for a 2nd reading in New York at
the Segal Theatre Center on the evening of April 2nd.

Mansur: Male 20s: Protester.  Brave, rebellious, emotionally open, son of
the army sergeant Suleiman. In love with Nada. Color-blind casting, open to
actors of any background.
Nada: Female 20s:  Appears extremely delicate and fragile at first, but
once she joins the protests becomes strong and certain. She is in mourning
for her fiancé, who was killed in the protests in Tahrir Square.
Color-blind casting, open to actors of any background.

Contact: Rebekah Maggor, rebekah.maggor at vanderbilt.edu
Please send headshot and resume, availability in Boston and New York

*Hyperion Shakespeare Company is accepting applications for our fall 2012

Apply to have your Shakespeare project staffed and supported!

Want an opportunity to have your Shakespeare project staffed and supported?
Apply to direct Hyperion Shakespeare Company’s fall production!
Email applications and questions to Joe Hodgkin (hodgkin1230 at gmail.com)
Applications are due at noon on Sunday, April 1.
Interviews will be on Monday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 3.
Decisions will be announced at night on Tuesday, April 3.





Play Selection:

Theater Locations You’re Considering:

Any major commitments for next semester or constraints on timing:

Why Shakespeare? (100-200 words):

Either write in or attach a theatrical resume (first-time directors, be
bold – you need not have directed your way through the canon already to

Proposal (In 400-600 words, generally tell us about your vision for the
production – we don’t mind what angle you come at this from, as long as we
get a sense of what you’d like to do):

*Call for Scripts!*

Donna Wing, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, is seeking short
plays written by current Harvard students. Donna is creative director of
the Victorian Theatre by Candlelight Company (VTBC) at the historic
President Benjamin Harrison Home in Indianapolis. During VTBC’s annual
spring productions, three thirty-minute plays are performed simultaneously
in three different rooms of the mansion. Audiences rotate through the three
different rooms to experience the three plays, which are staged by
candlelight amid the period furnishings and artifacts of the home of the
twenty-third U.S. president.

Donna is soliciting three short scripts to be performed during the 2014
VTBC spring production. The script requirements are as follows:

Length: 25-30 minutes.
Genre: Mystery/suspense staged in the Victorian through WW II era. The
scripts may also be contemporary but should lend themselves to a Victorian
setting and have a subject matter that is “timeless.”
Cast: Two to four characters.
Other: Please consider that the stage area is small and is surrounded by
historic antiques.

In order to qualify to submit a script you must be a currently-enrolled
Harvard student.
Students may submit one or more scripts for consideration.

More information about the presidential site and the VTBC may be obtained
at pbhh.org.
Click on “Victorian Theater by Candlelight” on the home page.

Please contact Donna Wing at donna_wing at harvard.edu for additional

*Apply to Direct Summer Theater!*

Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Theater is NOW accepting applications to direct a
show in our three-show summer season in the Ex! Interested directors must
submit a statement of interest and a theatrical resume to
harvardsummertheater at gmail.com by Thursday, April 5th at 11:59pm. Those
interested will then receive an official application and have an interview
scheduled with the producers. Directors are highly encouraged to submit
more than one potential play to show their range of interest and ability.
After our directors are selected, we will be holding open auditions to cast
the shows.

HRST is also accepting applications to staff our season! We are accepting
applications for any and all staff positions. Please request a staff
application from harvardsummertheater at gmail.com and submit it with a
theatrical resume by April 26th.

HRST is an amazing opportunity to receive cheap student housing and be a
part of a tightly-knit, collaborative community of theatre-lovers during
the summer months. Apply now to be a part of the experience! Of course,
please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

*Join a Boston-Based Student-Run Theater Group!*

Join the Boston Workshop Theater! Our goal is to have a production team and
management staff completely made up of Boston performing arts students;
there is so much talent in this city, and we want to bring artists together
to collaborate on works written by student playwrights. It will also be a
great way to network with the leaders of tomorrow’s theaters. We are
currently looking for people who would like to get involved in any
department and discipline. We are looking for interested designers,
choreographers, dancers, actors, directors, technicians, and playwrights.
For more information, visit: http://bostonworkshoptheatre.org/?page_id=16

*Intern at the ART this summer!*

In collaboration with the Office for Career Services, the A.R.T. is
offering a range of internships to Harvard undergraduates during the
rehearsal and preview periods of Marie Antoinette, and the workshop
rehearsal period of Pippin. The 2012-2013 season opens with Marie
Antoinette which is written by one of the most exciting young American
playwrights, David Adjmi, and directed by Rebecca Taichman. Students will
participate in pre-production, rehearsals, tech and previews. The A.R.T.’s
second production of the season will be a revival of the musical Pippin, by
Stephen Schwartz and directed by Diane Paulus, which will be in a workshop
rehearsal phase over the summer.

Monday July 16 – Friday August 31, with an expectation that students will
stay through August 31, pending housing.

Financial support over the course of the internship includes a stipend of
$2000 and dormitory housing.

Please submit resume and application form to the A.R.T. internship posting
on Crimson Careers (Job ID: 36228), along with a personal statement of 1 -1
1/2 pages. Please indicate and rank which department or departments you are
most interested in working with: Artistic -- including directing and
dramaturgy, Production, and/or Stage Management.

The application deadline is March 30th.

Lauren_antler at harvard.edu
617-496-2000 x 8820
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