Co-Op Updates – September 2007 .

Abbot Kinney Festival: Whitney Whetstone, our production manager, reminds us that The Abbot Kinney Festival will be held next Sunday, September 30th. PRT will have a tent to pass out information about the company including “current and upcoming productions.” She’s asking for volunteers (she wants two to man the booth at a time.) At the moment, volunteers are need for the 7:30 to 10AM slot, which includes set up; the 10AM to 1PM slot; and the 4 to 6:30PM slot, which includes break down. Contact Whitney at or at 310 301 3971, extension 9.#

Co-op: Kafka’s Dick by Alan Bennett ( who wrote The History Boys) will be the next co-op production. Barbara Kallir is directing Ann Bronston and Andrew Ebert are producing. The show will run from November.1st to November 18th. In all the roles facility with farce and the ability to do a British accent will be helpful. The roles are: Kafka: Over thinks everything; frail and depressive, but comfortable with his own profound insecurity. Brod 35-50. Kafka’s best friend, and biographer. A writer, an intellectual, confident and just a tad envious of Kafka. Sydney: 35-50. A Kafka fan and frustrated intellectual, with a dissatisfying job in the insurance business. Linda: 25-40. Sydney’s wife: lively, sanguine, sensuous, and hopelessly middle class, but smarter than she or Sidney thinks. Father::Over 65. Sydney’s father. May or may not be senile; lives in fear of being put in a rest home. Herman K 40-60. Kafka’s father. A robust specimen of bourgeois humanity; a charming bully. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 18th, from 7PM to 10PM and on Thursday, September 20th, from 7PM to 10PM. Ann says that a script and sides are now available at the mainstage. Contact her to arrange for an audition; if you can’t make the audition times on Tuesday and Thursday, tell her and they will arrange a time. You can reach Ann at 310 574 1875 or at . )or Nancy Linehan Charles ( ).with questions.

September 2, 2007

Co-op: There will be a meeting of the Co-Op Committee on Saturday, September 8th, at 10:30AM in 703. All PRT members are welcome to attend. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, Matt Solari, the committee chair, asks you to send it to him at or to call him at 323 691 9268. The top agenda item at the meeting will be the new Co-Op Series.

Abbott Kinney Festival: Whitney Whetstone, our production manager, notes that The Abbott Kinney Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30th. PRT will have a tent there to pass out information about ourselves. All of the slots are open at this point: from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. If you’d like to sign up to work the tent, you can e mail Whitney at or call her at 310 301 3971, extension 9#.

Members: Last week I put in a notice that Alley Mills had recommended Phillip Charles McKenzie as a teacher of acting. I misunderstood her. Alley wanted to point out that he teaches acting for the camera; the class, she says, is for stage actors who want to learn to be more at home on film. She wasn’t recommending an acting teacher.

Lady Kitty (The Circle): Woman in her 50s – 70s, who gave up a stuffy life with her titled husband to run away with a young adventurer, watches her daughter-in-law Elizabeth tangle herself in the same situation Lady Kitty encountered 30 years before.

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