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**New TDPS class this semester! Theater 105: Movement for Actors**
Spring 2019 Acting Class Rosters
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SPECIAL TOPIC FOR SPRING 2019
THEATER 166: From Concept to Performance – the making and designing of AGO, a new play by Stan Lai
Work with internationally renowned director, playwright, and UC Berkeley alumni, Stan Lai; “The best Chinese language playwright and director in the world” (BBC). Students will work with Lai in the creation of AGO, a new theatre piece inspired by modern life and Buddhist stories from ancient scriptures. Lai will teach and work with his methods of using improvisation as a tool to create a script, giving students the opportunity to be part of the entire journey of creating a fully-developed play. The production is in collaboration with internationally renowned designer Sandra Woodall, long-time collaborator of Stan Lai. The class will culminate in a public showing of the work in a workshop presentation April 26-28. Students can participate in 3 ways. 1. Students may audition for a role in the play Ago. (see audition sign up notice above) 2. Students may apply to be an student designer under the direction of Sandra Woodall. 3. Students may apply for an Independent Study (Theater 199) to observe and assist Stan Lai in his roles as playwright and director.
Production Labs | Run Crew
Technical Production Assignments | THR 60, 167, 168, 169
Participating in TDPS Productions in a technical capacity generally requires completion of THR 60 Introduction to Technical Theater and Production. Following the introductory course, additional work may be pursued in THR 167, 168 & 169.
Course details and preference submission for THR 167, 168, 169 @
>> Technical Production <<
Fall Assignments for THR 60, 167, 168, 169 will be posted below by 6PM on Thursday, 23 August.
You MUST initial by your name to accept your assignment by Noon on Monday, 27 August.
Neglecting to confirm your assignment may result in loss of your position.
>> Spring 2019 Assignments <<
Productions | Auditions
Production auditions take place within the first few weeks of the semester or at the end of the fall semester for certain spring shows. Sign-ups will be posted online here at least two weeks prior to the audition date. Callback and casting results will be posted below following the auditions. In auditioning for a TDPS production, you are agreeing to the Casting Policy and Rights & Responsibilities of Participants.
PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION: The House of the Spirits
By Caridad Svich, based on the novel by Isabel Allende, Directed by Michael Moran
Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family — their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country. This darkly poetic adaptation incorporates magical realism to weave the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.
CASTING: A balanced ensemble of 11 – 16 actors will be cast to play names roles and a chorusThe audition monologue should be contemporary and no longer than two minutes. There is no need to prepare any musical or movement work for the audition.
Rehearsals – Monday, 04 March – Tuesday, 16 April on evenings & weekends
(excluding March 22–31 for Spring Break)
Tech Rehearsals – Wednesday, 17 April – Thursday, 24 April 2019
Performances – Friday, 25 April – Sunday, 05 May – The Playhouse @ Zellerbach Hall
All students cast in The House of the Spirits must enroll in THR 181 in Spring 2019.
STUDIO PRODUCTION: Beckett, Fornés, Pinter
Silence by British playwright Harold Pinter, directed by Benjamin Arsenault
Springtime by Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés, directed by Gabriela Pool
Footfalls by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, directed by Marie Shelton
Perusal scripts available in the TDPS Main Office, Dwinelle 15
CASTING: 4 women and 2 – 3 Men for named roles
The audition monologue should be contemporary and no longer than two minutes.
Rehearsals: 04 February – 07 March 2019; evenings & Saturdays
*note, each play will rehearse 6 – 8 hours per week, schedule to be determined after casting
Tech Rehearsals: 08 – 13 March 2019
Performances: 14 – 17 March 2019 – Durham Studio Theater
All students cast in one of the plays must enroll in THR 181 in Spring 2019.
STUDENT WORKSHOP PRODUCTION
Conceived and choreographed by Kyra Katagi
CASTING: Seeking an ensemble of dancers/movers to collaborate on the work.
Taking inspiration from communal values of local choreographer, Yayoi Kambara, in her piece, IKKAI:Once, this workshop aims to share stories of those that have been “othered”. Through a series of written prompts and personal recollections regarding home and belonging, we are seeking 3-5 creative movers with modern dance experience. If you are open to sharing your experiences through dance, please come out to auditions in Room 7!
Rehearsals: 06 March – 19 April 2019; Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday evenings, 6-8PM
*excluding Spring Break
Staging Rehearsal: 22, 23 April 2019
Performances: 24, 25 April 2019 – Zellerbach 170
All students cast in the workshop must enroll in THR 171 in Spring 2019.
Audition sign-up requires CalNet login.
New UC students should contact the TDPS main office or
the production office for assistance.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ZELLERBACH SPACE USE:
• Current TDPS course enrollment
• Use of space only related to TDPS course assignments
• Show respect for TDPS resources and fellow students
• Consume food or beverage OUTSIDE the studios (bottled water, excepted)
• Leave studios clean and orderly
• Book a maximum of 1 hour per use to ensure fellow students have access
• Abide by all posted Space Use Policies
Building is accessed solely through the Stage Entrance on the North side, lower level.
Standard Stage Door hours for Spring Semester (subject to change for shows and holidays):
UC Student groups interested in using spaces in Zellerbach Hall should refer to Student Space Use and should NOT book space using this system.
Rehearsal Studios may be booked in 30 minute increments using bCal.
Calendar links below show available times overlaid with your own calendar.
Rehearsal slots are made available on a rolling basis. If you do not see any blocks indicating REHEARSAL USE, please check again later.
To VIEW calendars, click the room link and log in with your CalNet ID.
To RESERVE, click your preferred slot and then click SAVE.
To relinquish a time, click CANCEL APPOINTMENT from within your own calendar.
Large Studios: Room 7 • Room 170 (Please check small rooms first for groups of 2 – 5.)
Students currently enrolled in Design Courses may access the design studios for class work.
Please see the stage door guard to access Costume Studio 8 and Production Studio 130 for Lighting.