Auditions for Drama Dock's Summer Theatre Performance of
Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS Directed by Charlotte Tiencken Musical Director Paul SwensonAuditions: Thursday, March 7--6:30-9:00 McMurray Band room and Saturday, March 9--11:00am-1:00pm VHS Band room. Please bring a resume and headshot if you have one, and your calendar. Come prepared to sing a song (pianist provided). The director requests a one-minute monologue, but it is not required. Callbacks: Saturday, March 9--1:00pm-3:00pm VHS Band room. Rehearsals in the evenings and weekends beginning the end of March, days TBD. Performances at the Bethel Church, July 19-21, 25-28,2013. Parts available for 9 men and 11 women of various ages. Also, looking for puppeteers (could be children) for the animals. For more information, please contact the Director, Charlotte Tiencken Charlotte@scarletproductions.net or Gaye Detzer 567-5193.
Drama Dock is thrilled to present IMPROV NIGHT
- a fundraiser for Drama Dock and the Performing Arts Center.
Come join us for a hilarious evening of theatrical antics as Drama Dock sponsors a night of Improvisation.
Anyone can form a team of 3-5 to compete against other Island teams to perform as characters in scenarios generated by the audience.
There will be many twists and turns along the way as teams face surprise challenges from the audience and our Master of Ceremony, Andrew McMasters, straight from Jet City Improv. in Seattle.
As always in our Island Community, teams will be coming from all levels of previous experience, and some will be new to the game of Improv. Either way, this evening promises to be a celebration of good humor and exuberance.
Steffon Moody Directs Black Comedy for Drama Dock!Black Comedy, a farce written by Peter Shaffer, opened in London in 1965, to huge success. It has had several Broadway runs as well and now it is coming to the Vashon for one weekend only, with performances April 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm and April 21 at 2 pm. You might recognize the playwright for his more serious work: Equus and Amadeus. You will certainly recognize Drama Dock's dream director for this highly physical comedy: Steffon Moody, a comic actor and physical theater performer who has pledged allegiance to Vashon for 25 years. "Vashon is the center of the Universe: An idyllic rural island with a vibrant artistic community, mountain ranges on both sides, surrounded by an inland sea and two major metropolitan areas. Why would you live anywhere else?" A founding member of the UMO Ensemble, Steffon has performed for the Big Apple Circus, written a show for Teatro Zinzanni, written comedic songs for JibJab.com that have been heard by millions, directed numerous student shows and currently teaches "Acting for Animators" at DigiPen Institute of Technology. "Performance came to me reluctantly. I started out working with my Dad as a scenic artist at the age of 16 at the Muny Opera in St. Louis. I've always been around theater. My life has been a process of going from back stage to on stage. It's two sides of the same coin." This is Steffon's first time helming a Drama Dock production. "I'm honored to have been asked. I love to direct. I feel like a kid given free-reign in a toy shop. The twist of the play is that the lights go out and the characters interact in the dark for the remainder of the show." (For the audience the lights actually get brighter.) "It is the perfect situation for physical comedy. The greatest challenge of the show will be the comic timing. Many movements will have to be tightly choreographed, and the actors are going to have to learn how to move as if they cannot see. I look forward to creating a tightly knit ensemble with the eight performers. We will be getting very close (literally)." Tickets are available at the door of the Vashon High School Theatre and, in April, at the Vashon Book Shop. Tickets $15, Drama Dock members, Youth & Senior: $10.