Co-Op Updates – April 2009

Co-op: Terry Davis tells us that the new co-op series show, St. Joan of the Slaughterhouse, will open this coming Thursday, April 30th.”Support your worker brothers and sisters,” says Terry, who is producing the show. “Fill the house this weekend.” The phone number for reservations is 323 460 2508.

Anna Garduno will be offering her four week voice over/animation class in New York on four consecutive Tuesday nights from 7PM till 9PM starting on May 5th . Tuition will be $200; the class will be held.midtown on the west side of Manhattan. If you are interested you can contact Anna at

Carolyn Mignini, who just gave a series of concerts in 703, wrote a letter to the company. She said,” I am so in love with singing right now and it has inspired me to do some teaching. I have so much to tell you and I can’t wait to get started. Come and sing. Get a couple of songs and show up. That’s it. The class will meet on Saturday, May 9th, 23rd, and 30th at 10AM and on Sunday May 31st at 6PM in 705 and will cost $325. The final class on the 31st is “with an invited audience. When we invite others to witness our creating, the energy bumps way up for all involved.” Scott Harlan will be accompanying on the piano. If you’d like to join the class or learn more about it, contact Roberta Haglund at Payment can be by check or credit card.

Amy Huntington, Cleaning Committee Goddess, says, “There are things in the 703 dressing room like jewelry, cosmetics, etc… that don’t belong to the theater. If they belong to you, please pick them up by Saturday May 2nd or they will be taken by the costume committee, donated, or thrown out. (The date was April 26th but we extended it to give people more time to come in and get their things)”

Members: Mary Jane will present a slide show consisting of black and white photos of Vence. The show, shown at PRT in 2005, features photos taken from 1954 to 1995 by the four photographers who Mary Jane thinks are “the best.” Her show is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, the 29th and 30th,.and is about eighty minutes long. Mary Jane plans to do three shows on those two days, one of which will be free to PRT members and friends. The shows begin at 6:30, 8, and 7PM. Mary Jane would like volunteers to handle box office and concessions as well as to usher. If you would like to help out, phone her at 310 226 2903 and leave your phone number (she asks for you to leave it “clearly”) and she will get back to you.

April 5th, 2009

Check PRT Members for updates on auditions for the upcoming mainstage productions of Wildboy and The Browning Version. Watch for messages from Jen Lonsway.

Anna Garduno’s Voice Over /Animation class in New York has several openings. The class will meet on four consecutive Thursdays from 7PM to 9PM beginning on April 9th and ending on April 30th. “The idea of the class.” says Anna, “is to spend 4 weeks in a focused and proactive way in terms of your voice….The class will have a large emphasis on marketing as well as honing audition skills by reading copy.” Call Anna at 323-539-6414 for further information.

Mainstage: Jen Lonsway has announced auditions for two mainstage productions: Wildboy, directed and written by Oliver Goldstick, will open on May 14th for a limited 8 to 10 week run and reheasals will begin on April 21. The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan will open somewhere between late May and the middle of summer for an initial 10 week run. The Browning Version will audition on Tuesday April 7th from 3PM to 6PM and on Wednesday April 8th from 7PM to 10PM. .Wildboy will audition on Friday April 10th from 7:30 to 10:30 PM and on Saturday April 11th from 2 to 5 pm

BREAKDOWN AND SYNOPSIS OF WILDBOY: When Paul and Jennifer Collins learn that Morgan, their brilliant 3-year-old son, may never master the most basic forms of human connection, their once-solid marriage begins to crumble. Paul retreats into 18th Century research, searching for answers in the unlikely story of Peter the Wild Boy, a feral, mysterious youth who was torn from his life in the trees and adopted by King George I. The characters are:Paul Collins- 30s, a writer and historian; Jennifer Collins- 30’s, his wife, a painter; Morgan- their toddler son / Peter the Wild Boy- 20s -Actor plays both roles must move very well, some nudity; Mark- late 30’s, close family friend, also plays King George I, Doctor Abuthnot, Harrow School Master, Chad (Barista #2); Doctor Judith Rapp- 40’s, a pediatrician, also plays Alice Titchbourne, Paul’s Mom-60’s, Mrs. Snub- 40’s; Ivy- late 20’s/early 30’s- an Early Child Intervention Specialist, also plays Ann Brett-20’s;Caroline-30’s/40’s; Ashl
ey(Barista #1); Brian-40’s, Ivy’s team supervisor, Child Psychologist, also plays Kurtz-40’s, George II-30’s, Mr. Trout, Mr. Fen, Harrow Headmaster-40’s, Homeless man-30’s, Mr. Snub- 40’s.

BREAKDOWN AND SYNOPSIS OF THE BROWNING VERSION : Terence Rattigan’s (The Winslow Boy; Separate Tables)1949 play about a schoolmaster who has to give up his 18 year post at an English public school. “Few dramatists of this century have written with more understanding about the human heart.” said The Guardian in 1980 The characters being cast are: John Taplow- a plain, moonfaced boy of 16, wears glasses, student; Frank Hunter- 30’s, schoolmaster, popular, comfortable, confident;
Millie Crocker-Harris- 40-55, wife of Andrew, feels frustrated and deprived. Having an affair with Frank Hunter; Andrew Crocker-Harris – 55-60, 18 year Classics Master- losing his job. Proper, complacent, holds in his feelings. Role is cast; looking for excellent cover with guaranteed performances; Dr. Frobisher- 45-65, classical scholar, headmaster, distinguished, diplomatic; Peter Gilbert-20’s, successor to Crocker-Harris’ job, a bit awkward, means well; Mrs. Gilbert – 20’s, happy, excited about her marriage and her husband’s new job

Scripts and sides will be posted on PRT Member’s Only website starting on Thursday, April 2nd. The address is; user name is prt and the password is members. You can set up an appointment by e mailing or phoning 310-301-3971, ext 9#. Make appointments for 1 hour increments (i.e. 3 to 4; 7 to 8 etc)

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