GM 4 Recap and Reminders!

Good morning Troupe!

We hope you are all enjoying the end of your semesters now that our mainstage season has concluded. Speaking of which, CONGRATULATIONS on a spectacular season! We began with a bang as Doubt, A Parable raised money for Prevent Child Abuse America, and Raised in Captivity, Rope, and Twelfth Night, Or What You Will all had amazing runs as well, rounding out our mainstage season beautifully. We are always awed by the work that you do membership, we hope that you had fun and are as proud of this spring season as we are.

A few more congratulations are in order as we welcome the new Stage Troupe Executive Board 2014-2015:

President, Abi Oshins

Vice President, Eli Brenna

Vice President of Special Projects, Celia Gibson

Treasurer, Joe Gambino

Secretary, Kyle Tague

Congratulations baby board. The Troupe of Tomorrow (tomorrow, tomorrow) is now in your capable hands and we can’t wait to see what this next year will bring. Best of luck and have a great year!

As you can see, one member of next year’s board is not listed above. We would like to thank all those who applied to be the Technical Advisor for the 2014-2015 academic year. The TA will be announced and approved at the final GM of the spring this weekend! But, before the GM we have just a bit more fun in store.

Our mainstage season may be over, but fortunately, we are far from done! We have so many special projects and important events coming your way, so join us and end your year with Troupe!

 

One Acts

April 25 and 26

Jacob Sleeper Auditorium at 8PM  

Admission is completely FREE so bring everyone you know, RSVP on Facebook and support your fellow talented Troupies!

 

 

Space Cleaning

April 26

The Space at 12PM

 

Everyone’s favorite event of the semester (am I right?)! It’s the time when we all get together, hang out, get covered in saw dust, have sing alongs, and make the space beautiful once again. Plus, you get to throw out all that stuff we own that, let’s be honest, we all know needs to go. Sound good to you? Great! Join us for an hour or few at space cleaning this weekend!

(Every show MUST have a minimum of 40 hours in order to qualify for BUSTies!)

 

Final GM of the Spring Season

April 27

The Student Theater at 7PM

It’s our final meeting of the year. Join us as we reminisce about the memories we made and the fun we had AND as we announce the TA for next year and vote for BUSTies of the spring!

 

BUSTies

May 1

Photonics: The Colloquim Room at 6:30PM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But actually. Join us for our annual awards ceremony as we celebrate all things Troupe, the graduating class, and the great things our membership accomplished this year!

Tickets for BUSTies will be purchased on Evenbrite, the link to which will be posted on the Facebook event, coming to you soon!

 

Well, that concludes our 2013-2014 academic year, another great one for Troupe history. The good news is, it was wonderful, but the better news is that even in the summer Troupe has opportunities for you to continue to do theatre, and try and learn new things!

 

Summer Show 2014

Art

Directed by David Olson

Auditions: April 28 and 29 in the Student Theater, 6-10 PM

Interested in Teching? Contact Marissa at mcheifet@bu.edu!

Summer show will run from June 1st until the end of Orientation, with the possibility for a revival performance at the beginning of the fall semester. If interested in auditioning from abroad or in assistant directing, please contact David at dsolzon@gmail.com!

 

Announcements

Troupe needs a videographer!

Our wonderful videographer has done a great job of recording Troupe history this year, but he will be trading in his duties for secretarial ones next year- which means we’re looking for someone to fill his shoes! This position is completely voluntary, but is a great way to take on a little more responsibility and get further involved in Troupe! If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to email Kyle at kptague@bu.edu.

 

Welllll, that’s all for now. Have a great weekend! Enjoy the celebration today, but stay smart and safe! See you all soon!

Flash Back to the 80s with Troupe- Twelfth Night Opens Tonight!

Good Evening Troupe and beyond!

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Well, it’s a new week, and that means it’s time for a new show! So journey  along with Stage Troupe as we go back in time to the 1980s for a totally fantastic time and a really rad show because

William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Or What You will opens tonight!

 

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is one of Shakespeare’s most delightfully topsy-turvy comedies about mixed identities, shipwrecks, love triangles, and some serious tom-foolery. The story starts when Viola and Sebastien, twin brother and sister, are beached on the foreign land of Illyria, each thinking the other is dead. Lost and without prospects, Viola disguises herself as a man named Cesario and begins serving the local Duke, Orsino. In love with the neighboring Lady Olivia, the Duke enlists the help of Cesario/Viola to woo her for him. Inconveniently, Olivia falls in love with Viola, who’s even more inconveniently in love with Orsino. What ensues is a complicated love triangle that’s made even more outrageous by the less than noble suitors in line to win Olivia for themselves. Add in a spunky maid, ridiculous manservant, and drunk uncle to make an interesting scene for Viola’s previously-presumed-dead twin brother to find when he enters the scene and complicates things further. Finally, after some false accusations and a few drinks, the play ends happily with three weddings and a musical number sung by none other than Feste, the fool.

 

Directed by Abi Oshins and Emily Prescott
Technical Directed by Paige Hermann
Assistant Technical Directed by Jake Shauli
Produced by Cilicia Rios
Assistant Produced by Lee Condakes, Brittany Kamson, and Kerriann Kelleher

The Cast

Viola, Hope Roselle
Olivia, Katie Diekhaus
Maria, Daniella Seidl
Antonia, Ilana Berman
Orsino, Nathan Wilgeroth
Sir Toby Belch, Michael Lavallee
Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Will Small
Malvolio, Ben Moll
Feste the Fool, Victor Kholod
Sebastian, Michael Gobiel
Ensemble, Kelly Duffy and Isabella Walpole

 

 

 

Performances will be held in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena on April 10-12 beginning at 8pm.  Tickets can be purchased ahead of time on Eventbrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/twelfth-night-or-what-you-will-tickets-10629255389) and at the door for $5 with membership card/code and for $6 general admission.

 

Buy your tickets now and RSVP through the Facebook event:!

Get stoked and we’ll see you there!  

 

Directions
On the green line, take the B train to St. Paul Street and cross toward FitRec and Agganis Arena. The student theater is located in the passage between these buildings.

Feel free to direct any questions to stage@bu.edu!

Get ROPEd in with Troupe this weekend!

Good evening Troupies and friends!

 

Hope you enjoyed the week off because we’ve got a whole lotta Troupe headed your way…

And first up, ROPE opens this weekend!

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Made famous by Alfred Hitchock’s 1948 film adaptation, Patrick Hamilton’s Rope is a murder mystery told in reverse: the killers, their victim, and their motivations are immediately revealed to the audience. Brandon and Charlie are two undergraduates who, inspired by the musings of Friedrich Nietzsche, kill a fellow classmate for the sheer thrill of it; they feel they are intellectually superior to the feeble-minded and capable of pulling off the perfect murder. What follows is a most macabre dinner party attended by the victim’s friends and family in which the guests dine upon a chest containing the cadaver. As the night wears on, the resolve of the murderers begins to crack, and the underlying flaws in their intellect reveal their true ugliness and become their undoing. A classic suspense thriller, Rope casts a damning light on the disturbed resolve of men who feel it appropriate to kill merely for the sake of killing.

 

Directed by Kyle Tague
Technical Directed by Camille Arvisu
Assistant Technical Directed by Karen Loewy
Produced by Sam Hoffman
Assistant Produced by Jennifer McIntyre, Jane Kelley, and  Eli Brenna

 

The Cast

Wyndham Brandon, Charlie Schumacher 
Charlie Granillo, Emily Jo McKnight
Rupert Cadell, Idine Mousavi
Leila Arden, Ali Edwards
Kenneth Raglan, Matthew Melleby
Sir Johnstone Kentley, Joe McLaughlin
Mrs. Debenham, Zoe Enscoe
Sabot, Lauren Kolodkin

 

 

Performances will be held in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena on April 3-5 beginning at 8pm.  Tickets can be purchased ahead of time on Eventbrite and at the door for $5 with membership card/code and for $6 general admission.

 

Buy your tickets on Evenbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rope-tickets-10628739847

and

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1426825607565762/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

Directions
On the green line, take the B train to St. Paul Street and cross toward FitRec and Agganis Arena. The student theater is located in the passage between these buildings.

Feel free to direct any questions to stage@bu.edu!

So get your tickets now because you don’t miss your fellow Troupies’ killer performances (yes, pun intended) and look for further updates on more Troupe events coming up this weekend!

 

Spring 2014 One Acts Tech!

Thanks and congratulations who signed up to tech our One Act and Monologue Festival! Below you will find the tech list. Hope you’re excited because we can’t wait! 
 

Producer- Alison Parker, Lydia Erikson 

Technical Director- Shoshana Koff
Stage Manager- Brittany Kamson 
Props- Claire Buesser
Costumes- Jamie Johannsen, Adaeze Ougbemi
Sound- Annie Tillis, Lauren Kolodkin
Hair/Make-up- Cilicia Rios, Zoe Enscoe 
Set- Abi Oshins, Julie Kaminski 
 

Spring 2014 One Acts Cast List!

Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned for our One Act and Monologue Festival which goes up on April 25 & 26 at 8PM in Jacob Sleeper Auditorium! Listed below are the Cast Lists and chosen Monologues. Congratulations to all, we cannot wait for this awesome close to our Spring 2014 season!

 

Words, Words, Words

Directed by Celia Gibson

 

Swift, Eli Brenna

Kafka, Emily Jo McKnight

Milton, Aryeh Harris-Shapiro

 

An Angel Intrudes

Directed by Karen Loewy

 

Police, Joe Gambino

Angel, Daniel Ehrenpreis

Jimmy, Matt Melleby

Annabel, Cara Dwyer

 

Monologues

Katie Diekhaus

Olivia Hathaway

Lee Condakes

Joseph McLaughlin

Kyle Tague

David Olson

 

 

Upcoming Dates and Information!

 

 

Hello Troupe friends! Congratulations again, to Raised in Captivity on an amazing production and an extremely successful weekend. Did you love Raised? Do you want more Troupe? Well get excited because we’ve got a whole lot more coming your way!

One Acts

April 25th and 26th

Words, Words, Words

Directed by Celia Gibson

 

The Angel Intrudes

Directed by Karen Loewy Movilla

 

Auditions for One Acts and Monologues are March 24th and 25th from 6-10PM in SOC B61. (You must be a dues paying member to audition, so if you haven’t done so already- we know who you are- please bring your $5 with you!)

 

Email our TA, Marissa, if you are interested in Tech!

 

Mainstages

 

Rope

By Patrick Hamilton

Directed by Kyle Tague

April 3-5

8PM in the Student Theater

 

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Abi Oshins and Emily Prescott

April 10-12

8PM in the Student Theater

 

 

General Meetings

 

Spring GM #4

April 6

7PM in the Student Theater

We will be voting on our new Executive Board! We will be accepting nominations right up until voting occurs, so if you’re interested at all and didn’t get a chance to get nominated this time, don’t worry, there is still plenty of time! Those nominated are definitely encouraged to come and talk to our current Eboard! There’s no better resource than those of us doing the jobs and we obviously love Troupe enough to talk about it forever, so don’t be shy and let’s chat!

 

That’s all for now friends. We’ll see you at One Acts auditions tonight and tomorrow and at Rope, April 3-5!

 

The first mainstage of the Spring 2014 season: Raised in Captivity opens this weekend!

Hello Troupies!

We hope you had a fantastic and restful spring break and are ready to jump right back because this weekend is our first mainstage of the Spring 2014 Season! That’s right,

 RAISED IN CAPTIVITY OPENS TONIGHT!

It has been years since twins Sebastian and Bernadette have seen each other when they are reunited at the funeral of their mother who was killed by a projectile shower head. Bernadette tries to keep her husband, Kip, in line when he decides that life is too short to be a dentist, whereas Sebastian, who is in love with his prison pen pal, Dylan, also has to fend off Hilary, his former therapist, who is driven insane by her undying love for him. Through witty dialogue and comically beautiful tragedy, these characters attempt to break free of their inner captivity.

Directed by David Olson
Technical Directed by Katy Meyer
Assistant Technical Directed by Tehya Saylor
Produced by   Tom Schrank
Assistant  Produced by Ali Edwards, Tori Mueller, and Maddie Dinndorf

The Cast

Sebastian Bliss, Kyle Mitchell
Bernadette Dixon, Hanna Anderson 
Kip Dixon, Elliot Hanson
Hilary MacMahon/Miranda Bliss, Olivia Wiles
Dylan Taylor Sinclair/Roger, Daniel Ehrenpreis

 

 

Performances will be held in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena on March 20-22 beginning at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time on Eventbrite and at the door for $5 with membership card/code and for $6 general admission.

Eventbrite link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bu-stage-troupe-presents-raised-in-captivity-tickets-10516911365

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/453550341415427/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Directions
On the green line, take the B train to St. Paul Street and cross toward FitRec and Agganis Arena. The student theater is located in the passage between these buildings.

Feel free to direct any questions to stage@bu.edu!

So get your tickets now because they’re selling fast and join us this weekend!

Spring GM 3 Recap: Spring One Acts & Fall 2014 Season!

We had quite the eventful weekend this past week! Surely most of you caught the Oscars, but we have some award-winning performances and productions of our own to acknowledge!  

So, we would like to begin by congratulating all those involved in this year’s enchanting TECH SHOW and of course, Charity Show 2014- Doubt: A Parable! All the hard work, talent, and fun that went into both truly paid off in hilarious Tech Show performances and a successful Charity Show that brought in over $1,630 for Prevent Child Abuse America! Thank you, membership, for all your incredible dedication and support.

Next, but certainly not least, the membership has spoken, and I have the privilege of announcing

Stage Troupe’s Fall 2014 Season:

Parent’s Weekend- Into the Woods

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 

Book by James Lapine

Directed by Brittany Jenkins and Joe McLaughlin

Musically Directed by Celia Gibson and Idine Mousavi

 

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Written by Edward Albee

Directed by Daniel Ehrenpreis and Shoshana Koff

 

Marat/Sade

Written by Peter Weiss

Directed by Sam Hoffman

 

Congratulations to the directors and to the Troupe of tomorrow (tomorrow, tomorrow). It’s sure to be a great fall semester. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves… There are so many great things still to come this spring!

 

One Acts

Words, Words, Words

Directed by Celia Gibson

The Angel Intrudes

Directed by Karen Loewy Movilla

Auditions for One Acts are March 24th and 25th.

We are also opening up our One Act Festival to MONOLOGUES, so if you have one prepared or want to work on one for the show, come to auditions with it and show us what you got!

The One Acts Festival will be April 25th & 26th in the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium.

If you are interested in tech, please email Marissa Cheifetz (mcheifet@bu.edu) with your tech experience and interests.

BUSTies

The most wonderful time of the year is coming up on May 1st and we are pleased to announce our

HOSTS for the event: Eli Brenna and Kyle Tague!

More event details to come!

 

 

Spring GM 4- Eboard Voting

Our next meeting, April 6 at 7pm in the Student Theater, we will be voting on our new Executive Board! We will be accepting nominations right up until voting occurs, so if you’re interested at all and didn’t get a chance to get nominated this time, don’t worry, there is still plenty of time!

Those nominated are definitely encouraged to come and talk to our current Eboard! There’s no better resource than those of us doing the jobs and we obviously love Troupe enough to talk about it forever, so don’t be shy and let’s chat!

On Stage Next…

Our first mainstage of the season- Raised in Captivity- opens the week after spring break! Join us March 20-22, 2014. Performances will be held in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena beginning at 8pm. Tickets will be sold pre-sale on Eventbrite and at the door for $5 with membership card and $6 general admission. We can’t wait to start off our mainstage season with this great production!  RSVP through the Facebook Event!

That’s all for now Troupies, have a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break. Travel safely, and we’ll see you in a week! 

Doubt You’ll Want To Miss This! Charity Show 2014 Opens This Weekend!

Good Evening Troupies!

I hope this email finds you all well, especially since in the midst of midterm season! But let’s be real, what better way could there be to alleviate stress and celebrate all the hard work you’ve been putting in than to hang out with your fellow Troupies and see a show? That’s right… the time has come to kick off our season and it all begins tonight!

So join us for the special project with the greatest cause as Charity Show 2014 opens this weekend!

Doubt: A Parable

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It’s 1964, and Sister Aloysius, an older nun at a Catholic church and school in the Bronx, is suspicious. She notices the priest, Father Flynn, is taking a special interest in the boy Donald Muller, and asks for the help of the young and idealistic Sister James in investigating Father Flynn’s intentions. Secrets spill or come close to so doing, the boy’s mother gets involved, and all the while, there is an undeniable sense of doubt in the air…

Directed by Eli Brenna
Technically Directed by Stephanie Bont
Assistant Technically Directed by Daniel Ehrenpreis
Produced by Marissa Kristy and Corey Steinfast
Asstistant Produced by Tehya Saylor,  Daniella Forero, and Sarah Kimball

Performances will be held in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena (925
Commonwealth Ave) on February 27 & 28 and March 1 beginning at 8pm. All proceeds will benefit Prevent Child Abuse America (http://www.preventchildabuse.org).

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 with a membership card or $6 general admission. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Don’t miss your chance to do two things everyone loves- enjoy some great theatre and make a difference!

GM 2 Recap- Pitches and Other Important Info!

Didn’t get to participate in the wonderful Troupe Sunday this past weekend, or just want to hear the information again? So many wonderful things happened and a whole lot of important information was given about the upcoming month that you don’t want to miss! So, the following is a summary of the events that occurred for your viewing pleasure:

First, we are so blown away by the amazing support you all showed this weekend. The TA Event: Marissa’s Magical Menage a Trois was a smashing success. We would like to thank all that participated in the night’s festivities, the performers, bakers, MCs,  special guests, and most of all, the wonderful patrons whose generosity and support was outstanding. We were able to raise an amazing $800 for this year’s Charity Show, Doubt: A Parable and a great cause in Prevent Child Abuse America. We could not be more thrilled.

Next, we would like to personally thank those who stepped up Sunday evening and ran for Treasurer. It is nice to see such passion for being leaders in Troupe. Furthermore, we would like to extend the warmest of welcomes to the newest member of the Executive Board, Treasurer Joe Gambino!

Important Upcoming Dates and Information

We need BUSTIES HOSTS!!!

Love BUSTIES? Have brilliant beyond brilliant ideas of how the event should go? Come on in to Eboard on Sunday, February 16, at 6PM and “pitch” them to us!

We ask that any person or group pitching to host BUSTies consider the following things: how the event will run as a whole, including show order, theme, dress-code, and other logistical concerns; if you’re a part of a group, how each member of your group will actively contribute to the process; and finally, how your sense of humor will translate to an audience with diverse opinions of their own.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 16th of February!

If you want to pitch a show for next semester (Parents’ Weekend, Mainstages, Summer Show or for ONE ACTS!), here’s what you need to know!

- Be a dues paying member ($5)
- Have a show you know and want to pitch
- Make sure the rights are available
- Get the script, make 2 copies
- Download and fill out the pitch form from the website
(http://bustagetroupe.com/members/forms-and-resources/)
- Put all of that (the scripts and the form) into a manila envelope and
bring it to 111 Cummington Mall labeled with “Stage Troupe” and this
address:

ATTN: Eric Jacobsen
111 Cummington Mall
Rm B17

***Please specify what “type” of show you are pitching i.e. Mainstage, Parents’ Weekend, Summer Show, One Acts… on the envelope as well.***

**PITCHES ARE DUE BY 3PM ON WENESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH**

This deadline is incredibly soon and fast approaching, so please please please if you’re thinking at all of pitching and want help getting started, contact the board! We’re here to help)

If you have any questions about the pitching process, please contact
stage@bu.edu.  The Pitching Meeting is the next
GM, SUNDAY, March 2 at 7PM! All shows will be pitched and the membership shall vote and find out the next season that same day! Yay, democracy!

Pitches mean one more thing, yet another opportunity to further your involvement in Troupe! So, if you would like to be on READING COMMITTEE for the pitches (you CANNOT do this if you are pitching), then please email Lauren at
kolodkin@bu.edu.

 

 

Speaking of pitches…. ONE ACTS are April 25 & 26!

While y’all are pitching and selecting those monologues, we’re looking for TECH and PRODUCERS!

One Acts are a great opportunity to try out a new position and have some fun. If you’re interested in teching or producing email Marissa at mcheifet@bu.edu or Joe at jgambino@bu.edu!

Once again, our sincerest thanks to all who came out to the TA Event and Tech Show. We could not imagine a more amazing turn out and we are so proud of all the work that this membership has done and all that you have accomplished.

We’ll see you at the next GM, March 2 at 7PM for pitches and Eboard nominations for next year, and our first show of the season, Charity Show 2014- Doubt: A Parable, February 27- March 1!