In an effort to put forth some interesting media from #greaterlala’s past, we are working on digitizing the Community Files at the West Lafayette Public Library. There is a treasure of history contained in these cabinets.
Our first gem we want to post is an old newsletter that Councilwoman Judy Rhodes (now the Clerk-Treasurer) used to publish in 1993.
Download the PDF: Council Viewpoint Vol 1.2 Judy Rhodes 1993-09
June 21st and 22nd will mark the inaugural Civic Theatre Playwright’s 10-Minute Play Festival. Doors open at 7PM. Show starts at 7:30. This is a pay-what-you-can event.
There are six plays in total, all written by local playwrights, with over 20 players involved in acting, lighting, sounds, etc.
In running order (all plays written and directed by the same unless otherwise noted):
- Feed Me! – Zachary Baiel
- Silent Treatment – Scott Haan
- Welcome to New York – Deborah Gray
- A Humble Path – Written by Steve Martin, Directed by Craig Martin
- Adventures in Mutual Knowledge – Jeremiah Dole
- El Loro, el Gato y el Espiritu Santo – Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos
We hope to see you at the Civic Theatre this Friday or Saturday.
You can read more about the process, the plays, playwrights, and players at the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette’s blog, or on the Facebook event page.
Update 2013-06-20: WBAA did a wonderful interview with Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos (writer/director) and Hannah Lazarz (player) who are in the Civic Theatre Playwrights 10-minute play festival.
Some of our members are working with the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette Playwrights to bring you a 10-minute play festival this June 21st and 22nd.
There is an open call for submissions. All plays are due by April 10th. Feel free to submit early and often to 10minute[a]themediacollective.org
We will also be holding some 10-minute play workshops. Please check the Civic Theatre newsletter and this web site for more information.
Spread the word and tell a friend. Social media helps, too.
The first of many fluxus workshops deals with the event score; markings on paper articulating theatre.
A sample event score we used previously would be as follows:
Kite String Tangle – (TJ)
- Needed: String, buttons
- Cue: Hand someone string: “Keep this taut”
- Tie kite string to various parts of Foam City, leaving ends loose tied to buttons / Throughout the evening, hand strings to people / Get them to shuffle seats / Tangle / Cut free
If we deconstruct this particular format, we are left with:
- Necessary items, props, materials, concepts, etc.
- How to initiate this particular event score.
- An abstract of the event score using descriptive verbs.
When you write your event scores, don’t forget these elements. Refer to this page if necessary. Bookmark it now. Like it. Tweet it. Staple it. Never feel ashamed due to lack of memory.
Want to verbally express your theatrical contribution? Give us a call at 312-DRY-TOFU. It’s a voicemail art line. Call day or night.
April 30th is our next experimental performance at the Knickerbocker Saloon.
Collaboration at 7PM.
Show starts at 8PM.
Title: A Rocket to the Moon
Assignment: Bring your tales of travels.
Battle: Journey vs. Destination
Add yourself to the pool of Write Club Battle Contenders or become a member of our mailing list! Please sign-up here.
We are looking for artists, satirists, playwrights, poets, actresses, short story writers, actors, novelists, extemporaneous creators, instrumental musicians, comedians, audience members, and anyone else who loves creativity!
Come out and see some local theatre, poetry, prose, and all around stage hijinks.