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SOUND DESIGNING ICON
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Tuesday evening I was on book for the rehearsal. Neither SM Deirdre Root nor AD David Senatore were able to be there. It was the first night the cast had to be off-book for Act 2, so it was a stumble-through rehearsal, if not the official "stumble-through."

Wednesday was the follow-up session with dialect coach D'Arcy Smith. After the session the cast went to a local bar & grill to run lines.

I'll be attending rehearsals on a relatively regular basis now get a feel for the moods of the scenes in the show, how they are playing, to know what songs will work for scene transactions for production music. The overall mood woill inform for for the pre-show music and the intermission music. I'll be looking for the moment for the promocast, too.


FOR THE LOVE OF THE CRAFT ICON
Ohio Playwrights Circle
I'm actor again tomorrow for a table reading for the Ohio Playwrights Circle.

It's a play and a role I've read before.

Was supposed to read it last week but there was a mix-up of some sort.


PROFESSIONAL GIG ICON
U.D. Law - University of Dayton School of Law icon
I'll be gearing up over the weekend for the UD Law gig Monday evening. It's going to be low-maintenance study though, since I've done this particular exercise a few times before. I'm hoping I can find my flash cards from previous times, so I don't have to remake them.


In the audience icon
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish - at Stage 42 in New York City
New York in May 2019

I have my ticket confirmed for Fiddler on the Roof -- (A Fidler Afn Dakh) with ex-castmate Bruce Sabath in the role of Lazar_Wolf (Leyzer Volf). This will be on the Sunday that I'm in New york, I have a staff discounted ticket so I won't know where the seat is until closer to show. I may not know until I go to will-call to get the ticket. I do know that there's one seat left in the fifth row for that performance. If I'm lucky, that being by itself will help it go unclaimed and I could end up with it. I must admit, I was tempted to go ahead and get that fifth row ticket ay full price, but the box office person assured me that it's a small theatre so I won't get a bad seat even if I don't get that fifth row seat.


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PLAYWRIGHT WORK:
The Writer icon
Final Draft 11 icon
For the most part I've been good about my self-imposed setting-aside of the manuscript for a couple weeks. I did read through it once, but, I read a hard-copy printout to reduce the temptAtion to tweak. Though I must admit I did spot some things that called for a minro tweak that I went ahead and pulled up the software to do such. One was to clean up a slight ambiguity, the other was to fix a typo.

I've given a copy of this draft to only one person, and that one being pre-tweaks. This is someone who will likely read one of the roles when I have that first table read. I am not sure when that reading will be. I haven't started looking at my calendar or contacting actors for the other two roles yet and checking their schedules. I also want others in the room to hear it and give me their thoughts, and I haven't come up with that list yet. I have to be selective because there are some people in the area that I don't want to see it at the moment because they may be reading it in what's supposed to be an anonymous read at some point in the future, albeit probably a drastically revised version.


ANOTHER GIG DOWN:
PROFESSIONAL GIG ICON
U.D. Law - University of Dayton School of Law icon
Another gig as the expert for the plaintif and the VP/ACEO of the defendant company under my belt. I think this is the fourth or maybe the fifth time I've done this exercise.

The check finally arrived for the 2019 National Trial Competition, at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in Columbus, Ohio. And, I believe, if I'm reading the itemization on the statement correctly, I also got the fee for this most recent gig, discussed above.


LIKELY GIG THIS SUMMER:
FOR THE LOVE OF THE CRAFT ICON
I can't remember if I mentioned this before, but I have been approached about doing a readers theatre production mid-summer. I have just received the script.

I have yet to decide "yes" or "no" but will soon. It is a role the piques my interest, I must admit.

More details, later.


INTO TECH:
NICE GIRL logo.
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Apr 19-May 5, 2019
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DTG Producer icon
Tech Week is upon us. We had our "Tech Saturday" and tonight we have the first tech/dress run. Since a principal actor could not be there, we did not run the show with cast, instead, we only did the cue-to-cue. We had, of course, done a dry tech before the cast was called.

SOUND DESIGNING ICON
Usually, I have the Saturday before "Tech Sunday" to get the sound cues programed into Show Cue Systems, but since we moved the tech day to Saturday for this one, I took off work on Friday. Honestly, I was at home much of the day processing and building sounds. I didn't actually get to the theatre to migrate sound files into the booth computer and then program the cues, until after 9 p.m. I was done around 2 a.m. And, yes, for the five of you who may actually follow this blog, or for anyone who is familiar with my practices, I did spend the night in the greenroom. I had an appointment with the show's sound tech, Ms. Sarah Saunders, at 9 a.m. Saturday, so, going home just seemed counter-productive -- and I did bring an overnight bag, just in case. I usually do.

DTG Promocast Production logo
Principal photography for the promocast was last night. Today was another day off for me, tomorrow, to edit the footage to final cut, which is now up on line:

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STANDING IN:
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE logo.
Showing weekends
June 7-23, 2019
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Sunday the 7th, I sat in on a production meeting of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, acting for the show's producer, Barb Jorgensen, who had a scheduling conflict she could not alter.

Didn't really do a lot except make sure I made note of important items that she'd need to know.


I am contemplating going after a certain role in the show, however. The thought was sparked during this meeting.


THE IGNITION TEMPERATURE OF PAPER:
In the audience icon

Sunday I saw the closing performance of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 at X*ACT: Xenia Area Community Theater. I'm sorry to say that in many, many ways this script is relevant to the world, especially this country, today.

Directed by Mike Taint, the cast was made up of Eric Mishne, Geoff Burkman, Abigale Connor, Melissa Henry-Young, Amy Magnus, Dee Berdine, Trenton Napier, Jeremy Holtgrave, Edith Waugh, Judy Early, Jamie McQuinn, Zan Holtgrave, Brenna Riethmiller, Paula Cronan, Deidre Root, Ben Cronan, Judi Early, and Alexandria Bilbrey.


Tax Time skull and bones ICON

Well. I finally did my taxes. As I wrote earlier, I was worried that I'd owe. That turned out to be not true. Though it was zig and zag for a while. I however am getting back about 43% of my usual average. I know a few people who really got screwed this year. And, yet, a few who are at the same place or even a little better off. I'd like to know what the mitigating factors are here.





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Dayton Theatre Guild
the last
AUDITION NOTICE
of the 2018/2019 season

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton

*Graphics art by Wendi Michael     



The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
by Jethro Compton
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton

Audition Dates: Mon & Tue, Apr 22 & 23, 2019*, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993    www.daytontheatreguild.org

Directed by J. Gary Thompson
Produced by Barbara Jorgensen

Production Dates: June 7-23, 2019

Journey into the Wild West in the year 1890, in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. When a young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice to turn and run or to stand up for what he believes.

Casting Requirements:

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
  • Please bring all scheduling conflicts between Apr 24 and June 23, 2019.
  • CHARACTER
               NOTES
    *ages flexible
    Ransome Foster
               30-35. From New York, well-read and well spoken.

    Hallie Jackson
               25-35. Strong-minded woman, rough talking.

    Bert Barricune
               40-50. A true gunslinger. Worn, battered, speaks only when he must.

    Jim "The Reverend" Mosten
               Young black swamper. Kind, enthusiastic, full of energy, and easy to fall in love with.

    Liberty Valance
               30-40. Southern gentleman, polite manner but terrifyingly unpredictable.

    Marshal Johnson
               50-60. Talks the talk, but he's a coward.

    Jack Dowitt
               Enthusiastic reporter for a small local newspaper.

    Ensemble
               4-6, mostly men. A few of Liberty's boys, mourners, a deputy, local townsmen

    For more information please contact:
    Director J. Gary Thompson: jgaryt@gmail.com / 937-477-8805
    Producer Barbara Jorgensen; barbara.jorgensen@daytontheatreguild.org

    * AUDITION DATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE



    PROMOTIONS:

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    Still for sale, 'STILL ME' on DVD, http://brookwoodfilms.com/buy.html
    As an actor I was privileged to have a small roll in this multi-award winning, very touching, most poignant short film. I was further privileged to accept the award, on behalf of Beth McElhenny, for Best Family Film at the 2008 Secret City Film Festival in Oakridge, Tennessee. The film has won awards far more than that one time. Click on the image to go to the official site and see the successes, thus far.



    AND NOW, TO PROMOTE SOME THEATRE....

    THE COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MY HOME THEATRE, THE DAYTON THEATRE GUILD

    Continuing the 2018/2019 Season:

    NICE GIRL, by Melissa Ross, at The Dayton Theatre Guild.

    Directed by Debra Kent
    Produced by K.L.Storer

    In suburban Massachusetts in the mid '80s, thirty-seven-year-old Josephine Rosen has a dead-end job as a secretary and still lives at home with her hypochondriac mother. She started college but never finished, and has settled into a life that doesn't offer much hope for the future. But when a new friendship at work and a chance flirtation with an old classmate give her hope for the possibility of change, she dusts off the Jane Fonda tapes and begins to take tentative steps towards a new life. This is a play about the tragedy and joy of figuring out who you are and letting go of who you were supposed to be.

    The Cast of Nice Girl

    CHARACTER
               ACTOR
    Josephine (Jo)
               Carly Risenhoover-Peterson

    Francine
               Cassandra Engber

    Sherry
               Heather Atkinson

    Donny
               Scott Knisley

    The Promocast for Nice Girl



    And following Nice Girl at the Guild



    THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, by Jethro Compton, at The Dayton Theatre Guild.

    Directed by J. Gary Thompson
    Produced by Barbara Jorgensen

    Journey into the Wild West in the year 1890, in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. When a young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice to turn and run or to stand up for what he believes.

    Audition Dates: Mon & Tue, Apr 22 & 23, 2019*, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

    Casting Requirements:

    • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
    • A résumé and headshot are not required but are encouraged.
    • Please bring all scheduling conflicts between Apr 24 and June 23, 2019

    CHARACTER
               NOTES
    *ages flexible
    Ransome Foster
               30-35. From New York, well-read and well spoken.

    Hallie Jackson
               25-35. Strong-minded woman, rough talking.

    Bert Barricune
               40-50. A true gunslinger. Worn, battered, speaks only when he must.

    Jim "The Reverend" Mosten
               Young black swamper. Kind, enthusiastic, full of energy, and easy to fall in love with.

    Liberty Valance
               30-40. Southern gentleman, polite manner but terrifyingly unpredictable.

    Marshal Johnson
               50-60. Talks the talk, but he's a coward.

    Jack Dowitt
               Enthusiastic reporter for a small local newspaper.

    Ensemble
               4-6, mostly men. A few of Liberty's boys, mourners, a deputy, local townsmen

    For more information please contact:
    Director J. Gary Thompson: jgaryt@gmail.com / 937-477-8805
    Producer Barbara Jorgensen; barbara.jorgensen@daytontheatreguild.org




    Dayton Theatre Guild
    2019/2020 Season
          The Musical Comedy Murders Of 1940
          by John Bishop

          The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher," assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at an exclusive Westchester estate. But the infamous "Slasher" reappears and strikes again and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their performance, a blizzard cuts off any possibility of leaving. Bodies start to drop in plain sight, and the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate helps solve the mystery in the nick of time and the "Slasher" is ultimately unmasked.

          Directed by Doug Lloyd
          Produced by Debra Kent

          Show runs Aug 23-Sep 8, 2019

          Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, July 8 & 9, 2019*


          Decision Height
          by Meredith Dayna Levy

          Decision Height tells the story of six Women's Air Force Service Pilots (called WASPS) who flew aircraft during World War II. While they didn't see combat, these ladies were responsible for transporting planes and pulling targets for live ammunition training, freeing the men for active duty after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The WASPS proved an important asset for the military, but have been largely forgotten in the history books. This play was the winner of the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

          Directed by David Senatore
          Produced by Kathy Mola

          Show runs Oct 11-27, 2019

          Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Aug 26 & 27, 2019*


          Icebergs
          by Alena Smith

          Welcome to Los Angeles, California, where the weather is always nice, and the future looks bright. Mostly. We visit the trendy Silver Lake hills of L.A. on a warm November evening, on the Day of the Dead. Calder is a promising writer/director, and Abigail his wife, is an actor still waiting for her big break. An old school buddy of Calder's visits, as does his agent, and Abigail's friend Molly, who stops over to read Tarot cards. The evening weighs in on loyalty, principles, climate trauma, carbon footprints, the fear of having children, and the fate of humankind.

          Directed by Debra Kent
          Produced by K.L.Storer

          Show runs Nov 29-Dec 15, 2019

          Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Oct 14 & 15, 2019*


          Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting
          by Ed Schmidt

          In a NYC hotel room, in the spring of 1947, Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, meets with four prominent African-Americans to discuss breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. He wants support from their community to help with the controversy he knows will ensue. Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, and Bill Robinson, aka Mr. Bojangles, attend the meeting, but it isn't an easy fix. Concern about loss of jobs, as well as suspicion about Branch Rickey's motives come into play. The 2012 revival was nominated for three Jeff Awards for Play Production, Direction, and Ensemble.

          Directed by Rick Flynn
          Produced by Deirdre Root

          Show runs Jan 24-Feb 9, 2020

          Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Dec 2 & 3, 2019*


          Morning's at Seven
          by Paul Osborn

          This 1939 comedy tells the story of four aging sisters who live in a small mid-western town, and their long-standing sibling rivalries. Three of them -- Ida, Cora and Arry -- have lived next door to each other for fifty years, and Esther, the eldest, lives only a few blocks away. We quickly learn that living so close to one another has taken its toll. Some start to question their lives and decide to make some changes before it's too late. In 1980, Morning's At Seven was nominated for the Tony award for Best Revival of a Play.

          Directed by Kathy Mola
          Produced by Christina Tomazinis

          Show runs Mar 20-Apr 5, 2020

          Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Jan 27 & 28, 2020*


          The Old Man and the Old Moon
          Book/music/lyrics: Pigpen Theatre Co.

          The Old Man tends to The Old Moon, refilling the light that spills out every night. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man abandons his post to find her and plunges the world into darkness. His eventful journey across land, air, and sea reminds them—and us—of the unwavering power of love. This is basic storytelling at its best and a lesson about the inevitability of change, reminding us of the magic of folktales that take place in a timeless land far, far away.

          Directed by Jeff Sams
          Produced by Brian Buttrey & Debra Strauss

          Show runs May 29-June 14, 2020

          Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Mar 23 & 24, 2020*




    *AUDITION DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


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    on purchasing tickets


    The Dayton Theatre Guild
    at the
    Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape
    430 Wayne Ave.
    Dayton, Ohio  45410
    937-278-5993

    www.daytontheatreguild.org

    *Graphics art by Wendi Michael     




    And, if you live close by or will be visiting soon, check out these other theatres in the greater Dayton Ohio area for their upcoming or current productions:

  • Beavercreek Community Theatre
  • Bespoke Theatre *(facebook page) -- Dayton
  • The Black Box Improv Theatre -- Dayton
  • Brookville Community Theatre
  • Caesar's Ford Theatre, Inc -- Xenia
  • Cedarville University -- Cedarville
  • Clark State Community College Theatre Program -- Springfield
  • Dare to Defy Productions -- Dayton
  • Dayton Playhouse
  • Encore Theater Company -- Dayton
  • Epiphany Players Drama Ministry -- Dayton
  • Human Race Theatre Company -- Dayton
  • Lebanon Theatre Company -- Lebanon
  • La Comedia Dinner Theatre -- Springboro
  • The Magnolia Theatre Company -- Dayton
  • The Playground Theatre -- Dayton
  • Playhouse South -- Kettering
  • Sinclair Community College Theatre -- Dayton
  • Springfield Civic Theatre
  • Springfield StageWorks
  • Tipp City Players Community Theatre
  • Town Hall Theatre -- Centerville
  • Troy Civic Theatre -- Troy
  • Undercroft Players -- Dayton
  • University of Dayton *U.D. link is here, but it seems difficult to find the season at the site
  • Victoria Theatre Association -- Dayton
  • Wright State University -- Beavercreek
  • X*ACT: Xenia Area Community Theater
  • Yellow Springs Center Stage -- Yellow Springs
  • Young at Heart Players -- Dayton
  • tHe Zoot Theatre Company -- Dayton
  • KNOW OF A LOCAL THEATRE COMPANY THAT SHOULD
    BE ADDED? LET ME KNOW AT KL_Storer@yahoo.com

    That is, one within a 60 minute
    drive from the Dayton, Ohio area




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