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Spring 18 Acting Class Rosters
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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 @
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Fall Assignments for THR 60, 167, 168, 169 will be posted below by 6PM on Friday, 25 August.
You MUST initial by your name to accept your assignment by Noon on Monday, 28 August.
Neglecting to confirm your assignment may result in loss of your position.
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.
NEW: Supplemental Audition for The Dream of Kitamura
Seeking one dancer/mover with a high level of technical skill to be cast as a Furious Bride in The Dream of Kitamura. Dancers must be comfortable with improvisation, working collaboratively, theatrical expressivity and learning/retaining choreographed phrase-work. No preparation is needed for the audition. Please come warmed up and ready to move. Please reference production information and schedule below.
Audition | 12:15–2:00PM, Thursday, 01 February, Bancroft Dance Studio
Fall 18 Audition information will be posted before the end of the April.
|PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION: The Dream of Kitamura
Written by and directed by Philip Gotanda
When Lord Rosanjin dreams the demon Kitamura is coming to kill him, his horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards to defend him against his own hallucinations. But are they who they appear? And what of the icy, repressed Lady Zuma and his petulant daughter Otsu? Something rots in the House of Rosanjin. For this mythic fever dream, Gotanda—revisiting one of his early works—collaborates with choreographer Katie Faulkner to weave a high and low brow tale of how love kills love. CASTING: 3 Men, 2 Women; 3 dancers; 2 movement persons. Actors: The audition monologue should be no longer than two minutes and can be either contemporary or classical.
Dancers: Please be prepared to show some phrases of movement and possibly to read provided text if you do not have a monologue.
Rehearsals – Thursday, 22 February – Tuesday, 10 April on evenings & weekends, excluding Spring Break
Tech Rehearsals – Wednesday, 11 April – Thursday, 19 April 2018
Performances – Friday, 20 April – Sunday, 29 April – The Playhouse @ Zellerbach Hall
All students cast in The Dream of Kitamura must enroll in THR 181 in Spring 2018.
• • The Dream of Kitamura Cast List • •
|STUDIO PRODUCTION: All in the Timing
Written by David Ives, Instructor: Peter Glazer; Directors: Angelina Steshenko, Ceylan Ersoy, Tanvi Agrawal, Carmel Suchard TDPS presents an evening of one act comedies drawn from the collections of award-winning playwright David Ives and directed by TDPS students. Ives’s offbeat sketches mix the witty and the wise-cracking, the surreal and the satiric, the poetic and the perplexing. The evening will include:
Time Flies – directed by Angelina Steshenko 2M, 1F
English Made Simple – directed by Ceylan Ersoy 1M, 1F, 1N
The Universal Language – directed by Tanvi Agrawal 2M, 1F
Sure Thing – directed by Carmel Suchard 1M, 1F PRODUCTION SCHEDULE:
Each play will rehearse for 6 – 8 hour per week and specific schedules will be discussed during the audition process.
Rehearsals: 05 February – 08 March; evenings & weekends
Tech Rehearsals: 09 – 14 March 2018
Performances: 15 – 18 March 2018 – Durham Studio Theater
All students cast in All in the Timing must enroll in THR 181 in Spring 2018.
|WORKSHOP: The Grey Area
A student workshop by Logan Moody; Faculty Mentor, Brandi Catanese In a surreal landscape, two people — each running from and towards something — they find themselves in the grey area. While in the Grey Area the Rehema and Clement find themselves as they find each other while unpacking the complexities of being in the biracial community. This multimedia performance piece incorporates movement, acting, gesture, music, and film to ask hard questions about history, identity, race and belonging in today’s world.
CASTING: Ensemble of 8-12 actors; ethnicity and gender does not affect casting.
The work will include movement and physicality and while prior experience is not required, some experience in dance, movement or improvisation is preferred.
Rehearsals: 26 February – 20 March 2018; Weeknights only
Performances: 21, 22 March 2018 – Zellerbach 170
All students cast in Title must enroll in THR 171 in Spring 2018.
|INFORMATION: New Play Reading Series
Directors: Lashon Daley, Miyuki Baker, Toshi Pau
Join us for our fourth year of showcasing work in development by exciting playwrights, both new and established. Each new play is read by TDPS students, followed by a discussion with the playwright. Presented in partnership with the Townsend Center Contemporary Drama Working Group.
Students auditioning for the New Play Reading Series on night three may use a prepared monologue, though there will also be script sides available for reading at the audition. CASTING: Company of approximately 12 actors, roughly half women, half men
Meetings/Rehearsals: January 31, February 04 & 06, March 04 & 06, April 08, 10, & 18, 2018
Wednesday, February 07 Title to be announced
Wednesday, March 07 Title to be announced
Wednesday, April 11 Title to be announced All students cast in the New Play Reading Series must enroll in THR 98/198 in Spring 2018.The New Play Reading Series is a Graduate Group Initiative presented by TDPS.
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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
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.
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Rehearsal slots are made available on a rolling basis. If you do not see any blocks indicating REHEARSAL USE, please check again later.
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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.