One Acts

Fall 2017 One Acts Cast Lists

Congratulations to all who auditioned! Here are the casts for our Fall 2017 One Acts Festival:

Alice in Wonderland:
Alice: Andrea Roman
Alice's Sister/Cheshire Cat/Carpenter/Ace of Clubs: Abbey Cho
Tweedle Dee/March Hare/the King of Hearts: Vinny Sollitto
Tweedle Dum/Mad Hatter: Michelle Sandler
The White Rabbit/Walrus/The Blue Caterpillar/Queen of Hearts: Sage Holloway

The Tickle Monster:
Milo: Alicia Giannetti
Papa: Nolan Spencer
Mommy: Lara McCallister
Morgan: Danielle De La Fuente
Aunt Ruby: Heather Rubin Cabrera

McSweeney Todd:
McSweeney Todd: Dylan Herina
Mrs. Lovaza: Rachel Smith
PirEli/the Ghost of Eugene O'Neill: Elliott Pope
Bagel Woman Who Works at Rhett's: Margo Cramer
Toby: Connor Gallacher
Rhett: Conceptual Art of Elliott Pope
President Eric: Rama Lauw
BeadleSteve: Greg Bond
Higgins: Kevin Lorch

Monologues:
Eli Saracino


 

Fourth General Meeting Recap

Hoppy April!hahahaha 

Don't worry, Troupies, you won't have to deal with my punnies for too much longer; the Executive Board for the 2017-2018 academic year has been chosen, and I will soon peter (cotton tail) out once my successor steps up!
 
Thank you so much to everyone who came to vote at the GM! We were so glad to see such an enthusiastic bunch of the membership show up to choose their representatives for the upcoming year. If you weren't able to make it, that's all right! Check out this recap to get up-to-date on all Troupe goings-on!
 
Executive Board 2017-2018
We are stoked, proud, and a lil' weepy-eyed to announce the future Executive Board for the 2017-2018 academic year! 
 
President
Christopher Remillard
 
Vice President
Evan Creedon
Vice President of Special Projects
Abby Kass
Treasurer
Andy Moeller
Secretary
Lucy Gamades
Congratulations, everyone! We're all extraordinarily excited to see such an impressive group of leaders step up to keep Stage Troupe thriving!
Our Technical Advisor position is selected differently than the rest of the E-Board—prospective TAs must send in their applications for the new VP-elect to review. Once Evan decides (with the guidance of the current VP and TA) whom he feels is best fit for the job, he will seek out a majority vote of approval from the membership at GM5. Those interested in being Technical Advisor for next year can find an application here, which will be due to Evan at ecreedon@bu.edu by Wednesday, April 12th!
Summer Show 2017 Pitches
Pitches for Summer Show are due Monday, April 3rd, at 4PM. If you're looking to direct our Summer Orientation production, please hand in your pitch to Eric Jacobsen at 111 Cummington Avenue, Room B17!
 
BUSTies
BUSTies is coming up! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 2nd, at 6PM, and keep your eyes peeled for an Eventbrite and Facebook event in the near future! This is a wacky, Tonys-like evening of awards, senior roasts, and general hilarity. You won't wanna miss it!
 
Don't forget: if you are roasting a senior, your roasts are due on Friday, April 7th, to Sydney Charvat (scharvat@bu.edu), Sam Curley (srcurley@bu.edu), & Kobi Kassal (kassalk@bu.edu)!
Stage Troupe Theatre Showcase Technicians
We're still looking for extra sets of hands for our Stage Troupe Theatre Showcase! If you would like to assist with lights, please email Chris at chrisre@bu.edu! And if you're interested in producing, please email Andy at moellera@bu.edu!
 
Both positions will be super casual and super-duper low-key. We would appreciate any help you guys have to give us!
 
Upcoming Productions
Those of you who came to the GM got a great little sneak-peek of the set for Stage Troupe's final mainstage, which is going up at the end of this week!
 
The Fantasticks
Directed by Ellie Lavelle
Musically Directed by James Robson
April 6th, 7th, & 8th at 8PM
The Student Theater at Agganis Arena
$8 General Admission, $7 Stage Troupe members
 
But, hey, just because The Fantasticks is our final mainstage, that doesn't mean that Troupe is done with its productions! Check out what else is coming up this month:
 
Stage Troupe Theatre Showcase
April 21st & 22nd at 8PM
The Student Theater at Agganis Arena
FREE admission
 
The fun never ends! We're so excited to see you all at The Fantasticks this weekend!
General Meeting #5
Our final GM of the semester isn't too far away, either! GM5 will be on Sunday, April 23rd, at 7PM! At the meeting, we'll be voting on BUSTies for the spring season as well as the new Technical Advisor for next year. 
 
That's all, folks! We wish you all a pleasant week and a very ~Fantastick~ weekend! Make sure you stay in the Troupe loop by following us on social media, and email stage@bu.edu if you have any questions whatsoever!
 
Like our Facebook page
Join our Facebook group
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram
Visit our website
 
 
[insert exhausting Easter pun here],
 

Nathan Wilgeroth

Secretary
Boston University Stage Troupe

Stage Troupe Theatre Showcase Cast List

Thank you to everyone who came out to audition for the Spring 2017 Stage Troupe Theater Showcase! The dates of the performance will be April 21st and 22nd at 8PM in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena—we can't wait to see everyone there! "Only Us" from Dear Evan Hansen performed by Danielle Hope Diamond and Evan Creedon

An original comedic monologue* performed by Daniel Leary

"Stars and the Moon" from Songs for a New World performed by Marcella Mazzenga

Scenes from Matt and Ben performed by Mary Kate Heagerty and Hanna Anderson

"Triple-Take," an original poem performed by Nathan Wilgeroth

"The Nightman Cometh" from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Cast (in order of appearance) Glenn Howerton as Dennis as Baby Boy/The Dayman: Elliott Pope Kaitlin Olsen as Dee as Coffee Shop Princess: Erin Billings/Lucy Gamades Rob McElhenney as Mac as The Nightman: Dylan Herina Danny DeVito as Frank as The Troll: Dan Leary Charlie Day as Charlie as The Dayman Redux: Zach Treichel Mary Elizabeth Ellis as The Waitress: Abby Kass Old Woman Accompanist: Idine Mousavi

"Shy" from Once Upon a Mattress performed by Lara McAllister

"Untitled," a monologue performed by Chrissy Sardano

*Is it Bee Movie? WHO KNOWS?!

Fall 2016 One-Acts & Monologues Festival Cast Lists

Thanks to everyone who came out to audition for our Fall 2016 One-Acts & Monologues Festival! It was a fun two nights for everyone, and we're so excited to have seen you all come out to audition! If you got cast, congrats! Please send an email to scharvat@bu.edu with your availability and contact information, because some of you didn't fill out your audition forms!

If you did not get cast, let us offer you our condolences. This is always a rough moment, but we promise that there are still opportunities to get involved with Stage Troupe this semester! If you’d like to tech for the Fall 2016 One-Acts & Monologues Festival, you totally can! Don't worry about your skill level or tech experience—Troupe is all about "learning by doing," and One-Acts is the perfect, casual opportunity to try something new! To do tech for One-Acts, shoot an email to our Technical Advisor, Taylor Tessitore, at ttess@bu.edu. If you’d like to try your hand at producing, you can email to our Treasurer, Andy Moeller, at moellera@bu.edu. Thanks again to everyone who came to audition! We hope to see all your bright n' shiny faces at the One-Acts & Monologues Festival on Friday, December 9th, and Saturday, December 10th at 8PM!

 

10 Minutes to Save the World

Bridgett: Arielle Kimbarovsky

Jim: Willa Pisarski

Alien: Chrissy Sardano

 

Jimmy the Antichrist

Jimmy: Evan Creedon

Colin: James Robson

Denise: Emma Parkinson

Joyce: Kayla Richardson

Frank: Esiri Madagwa Jr.

Aunt Cathy: Alba Romero

 

Pappa Pia

Sam: Dylan Herina

Bill: Elliot Pope

Harry: Adam DeAngelo

Sophia: Maggie Skaza

Dina: Cassidy Donohue

Tanya: Rachel Smith

Rosie: Lara McCallister

 

Monologues

Hanieh Hosseini

Michelle Sandler

John Kinde

General Meeting #3 Recap

🦃🍂HAPPY NOVEMBER, TROUPIES🍂🦃 A huge thanks to everyone who came out to this month's general meeting! You all played a huge part in deciding the future of Stage Troupe, and I'm so glad to know that our Spring 2017 season will consist of shows that best reflect our membership's interests.

For those of you who couldn't make it, no worries! We're a busy bunch, us BU students, but that doesn't mean we can't all stay informed. So if you missed out on Sunday's GM, or if you want a little refresher, here's your recap:

Spring 2017 Season Announcement

The membership has spoken! By popular vote, the Spring 2017 season has been decided and will be as follows.

Charity Show: God of Carnage Written by Yasmina Reza Directed by Maggie Skaza and Erin Mc Sweeney

Twelve Angry Jurors  Written by Reginald Rose Directed by Dan Leary

Avenue Q  Written by Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez, and Jeff Marx Directed by Ellie Lavelle

Congratulations to our future directors! Here's to a fascinating Spring season!

Fall 2016 One-Acts & Monologues Festival

It's nearly time for our Fall 2016 One-Acts & Monologue Festival, which will be on December 9th and 10th at 8PM! The Festival will consist of the One-Act plays listed below as well as a selection of monologues and musical numbers, directed by Maggie Skaza and Erin Mc Sweeney, respectively.

10 Minutes to Save the World Written by Addy Davies Directed by HwaYoun Kang

Pappia Pia Written by Lauren Casabona Directed by Lauren Casabona and Paulina Ke

Jimmy the Antichrist Written by Keith J. Powell Directed by Brian Rollins

Auditions for our Fall One-Acts & Monologues Festival are THIS Monday and Tuesday, 11/14-15, from 6-10PM. You only have to come to one of these days, and you can show up and audition at any time throughout the 6-10 timeframe. 

If you are auditioning for Pappa Pia, please prepare a 16-32 bars of any song to be performed a cappella. If you are auditioning to perform a monologue or musical number, please come prepared with the selection of your choice (it does not need to be memorized). Otherwise, you do not need to prepare anything else for auditions! 

Please bring one [audition form] for each show you plan to audition for. In order to take part in the Festival, you must have [paid your dues] for the semester.

If you're looking to do anything besides perform on stage in the Festival, you're in luck—tech and producing opportunities abound for everyone! To tech for One-Acts, you may email our Technical Advisor, Taylor Tessitore, at ttess@bu.edu. To produce, you may email our Treasurer, Andy Moeller, at moellera@bu.edu!

Upcoming Shows

Before we plunge into the world of One-Acts, we have one final mainstage for the Fall semester:

Come Back, Little Sheba Directed by Christy George and Taylor Tessitore November 17th, 18th, and 19th at 8PM Buy your tickets and RSVP to the Facebook event!

Miscellaneous Housekeeping

  • Space Cleaning is projected to be on Sunday, December 11th. If you have participated in any show this semester, you must stop by and help us tidy up our build space. Your shows can be nominated for BUSTies only if the cast and crew have put in 40 collective hours of cleaning.
  • General Meeting #4 will also be on Sunday, December 11th! More details are to come, but make sure your calendar is cleared for our last meeting of the semester!
  • If you intend to bring up a concern during a Closed E-Board Meeting, please  be sure to let us know beforehand—send an email to stage@bu.edu so that we know what to expect and so that we may assess your concerns attentively.
  • SENIORS! Our Senior Divas night is going to be on Tuesday, December 13th! Start thinking about a fun lil' ditty to perform for BU student theatre's last evening together before finals and the Winter Break. Also, if you have any ideas for a charity to which to donate our Senior Divas proceeds, shoot an email stage@bu.edu and/or onbrdway@bu.edu!

Social Media

Haven't connected with us on social media yet? Check out the links below to stay in the Troupe loop!
Like our Facebook page
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Follow us on Twitter and Instagram
Visit our website

Whew, you made it to the end of the email! Thanks for bearing with me; so much is going on in Stage Troupe, and you're a real trooper (I'm hilarious) for keeping up with it all. I hope you have a great week of auditions, and I'll see you all at Come Back, Little Sheba this weekend!

And, finally, have a happy Thanksgiving. We on the Stage Troupe E-Board are so incredibly thankful for all of you. We hope you feel like truly loved members of our family, and we wish you a peaceful few weeks ahead. I can say, on behalf of everyone on the E-Board, that we're always around to give you a great big hug if ever you should need one. What with all the hostility swarming around everywhere, we want you to know that you're safe and loved wherever fellow Troupies may be.

Gobble gobble,

Nathan Wilgeroth

Secretary
Boston University Stage Troupe

 

One-Acts and Charity Show and Pitches—OH MY!

There's a whole lot of news swarming around this week, and I'm here to squeeze in another tidbit of information for you. It's time to announce the Charity Show and pitches for the Spring 2017 season as well as the one-act selections for this December's One-Acts & Monologues Festival! To start, here's a list of our Fall One-Acts & Monologues Festival productions:

10 Minutes to Save the World by Addy Davies; directed by HwaYoun Kang

Pappia Pia, written and directed by Lauren Casabona and Paulina Ke

Jimmy the Antichrist by Keith J. Powell; directed by Brian Rollins

We're also extremely excited to announce our Charity Show for the Spring 2017 Season:

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza; directed by Maggie Skaza and Erin Mc Sweeney

And, finally, here are the shows that will be pitched to the membership at the next General Meeting for the Spring 2017 Mainstage Productions:

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard; proposed by Azanta Thakur

Avenue Q by Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez, and Jeff Marx; proposed by Ellie Lavelle

Twelve Angry Jurors by Reginald Rose; proposed by Dan Leary

(EDIT 11/12: The Pillowman is longer going to be pitched for the Spring semester)

Yowza, what a huge load of information! Are you guys psyched? I'm psyched. For next semester, our season will include our Charity Show, two Mainstage Productions, and another One-Acts & Monologues Festival. It will be up to the entire Stage Troupe membership to vote on which of these above pitches will be chosen to take part in the upcoming season.

Please join us for our Third General Meeting on Sunday, November 13th, at 7PM in the Student Theater to hear more details about everything listed above. This meeting is super important, as we'll give you information about how to audition for our Fall One-Acts & Monologues festival, we'll tell you what to expect from Maggie and Erin's upcoming Charity Show, AND you'll get to take part in voting for the Spring's other two Mainstages!

See you there!

Spring 2016 One Acts, Monologues and Musical Numbers Festival Cast Lists

Thanks to everyone who came out to audition for our Spring 2016 One Acts, Monologues a and Musical Numbers Festival – we had some absolutely incredible talent walk through our doors! Go ahead and search for your name on the list! If you got cast – congratulations! You’ll be hearing from your director very soon!

If you did not get cast – we know, this moment sucks. There’s no getting around it. But, there are still opportunities to get involved with Stage Troupe this semester! If you’re interested in doing tech for the Spring 2016 One Acts, Monologues and Musical Numbers Festival we offer positions in every tech department. To do tech for One Acts, kindly email our Technical Advisor, Jamie Johannsen, at jamiejn@bu.edu. If you’d like to try your hand at producing for One Acts, shoot an email to our Treasurer, Brittany Kamson, at bkamson@bu.edu. Thanks again to everyone who came and auditioned and we hope to see you at the One Acts, Monologues and Musical Numbers Festival on Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th at 8PM!

 

Controlling Interest

Jack: Nick Staffaroni

David: Alicia Giannetti

Steven: Chris Remillard

Brad: Shane O’Connor

Ashley: Becca DeGregorio

Bethany: Sam Kinde

 

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Dr. Horrible: Nathan Wilgeroth

Captain Hammer: Victor Kholod

Penny: Kaitlyn Jones

Moist/Male Anchor: Danny Ehrenpreis

Bad Horse #1/Female Anchor: Karlie Fitzgerald

Bad Horse #2/Hammer Groupie #1: Victoria Jones

Bad Horse #3/Hammer Groupie #2: Faith Reed

Mayor/Hammer Groupie #3: Andrew Moeller

 

Post-its (Notes on a Marriage)

Actor: Kobe Yank-Jacobs

Actress: Nicolette Forsey-Smerek

 

Monologues

Paulina Ke

Abby Kass

Joe McLaughlin

 

Musical Numbers

Jenna Perlman

Spring 2016 One Acts, Monologues and Musical Numbers Festival Selections

Thank you to all who pitched for this year’s One Acts, Monologues and Musical Numbers Festival! We’re proud to announce the chosen works: Controlling Interest, by Wayne S. Rawley, directed by Brittany Kamson and Eli Saracino

Post-Its (Notes on Marriage), by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman, directed by Emma Cheevers

Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog, by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Zack Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, directed by Zoe Enscoe and musically directed by Danielle Hope Diamond

One Acts will be held Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena and auditions will be held Tuesday, March 22nd and Wednesday, March 23rd from 6PM – 10PM, in SOC B63. Please come if you are interested in auditioning for any of these plays, a monologue or a song. Feel free to contact any of the One Acts directors or our Vice President of Special Projects, Danny Ehrenpreis, if you would like to read the show in advance or have any questions.

Fall 2015 One Acts and Monologue Festival Cast Lists

Thanks to everyone who came out to audition for our Fall 2015 One Acts and Monologue Festival – we had an absolutely incredible turn out! Go ahead and search for your name on the list! If you got cast – congratulations! You’ll be hearing from your director or our VPSP Alexandra Edwards very soon!

If you did not get cast – we know, this moment sucks. There’s no getting around it. But, there are still opportunities to get involved with Stage Troupe this semester and in the spring! If you’re interested in doing tech for the Fall 2015 One Acts and Monologue Festival we offer positions in every tech department. To do tech for One Acts, kindly email our Technical Advisor, Jamie Johannsen, at jamiejn@bu.edu. If you’d like to try your hand at producing for One Acts, shoot an email to our Treasurer, Brittany Kamson, at bkamson@bu.edu. Thanks again to everyone who came and auditioned and we hope to see you at the One Acts and Monologue Festival on Saturday, December 5th at 8PM and Sunday, December 6th at 2PM!

Bulbous Bouffant Hali Letlow Kyle Mitchell Idine Mousavi Nathan Wilgeroth

[epistolary] Kate: Alexa Benudiz Linsday: Faith Reed Sammy: Danny Ehrenpreis Sarah: Cody Sloan Sarah B: Zachary Prescott

Pity the Fool Mary: Colleen King Sage: Taylor Tessitore Jeorge: Cory Azmon Frank: Kyle Tague

Window Husbands Stan: Jimmy Bie Steve: Eli Saracino

Musical Numbers Danielle Diamond Alexandra Edwards Andy Moeller Abby Shannon Rachel Skalka

Monologues Abby Kass Paulina Ke

Fall 2015 One Acts and Monologue Festival Selections

Hello Troupies! Thank you to all who pitched for this year’s One Acts and Monologue Festival! The number of pitches was overwhelming, and we are so glad to have everyone excited to get involved. We’re proud to announce the chosen works:

Bulbous Bouffant by The Vestibules, directed by Hanna Anderson [epistolary] by Steven Christopher Yockey, directed by Karen Loewy Pity the Fool by D.M. Larson, directed by Bridget Baker Window Husbands by Zoe Enscoe, directed Zoe Enscoe

Congratulations to the directors, and again, thank you to all who pitched! One Acts will be held December 5th and 6th in BU Central and auditions will be held October 26th and 27th from 6PM - 10PM, location TBA. Please come if you are interested in auditioning for any of these plays, a monologue or a song. Feel free to contact any of the One Acts directors or our Vice President of Special Projects, Ali Edwards, if you would like to read the show in advance or have any questions.

Spring 2015 One Acts Selections and Auditions

Hello Troupies! I hope you've been enjoying your spring break. Here are the selections for Spring 2015's One Acts Festival: The Last Man on Earth, by Eitan Loewenstein, directed by Ali Edwards Time Game, by Ellen Lee, directed by Danielle Hope Diamond & Andy Moeller Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson, by Rich Orloff, directed by Zoe Enscoe

Auditions will take place this coming Monday and Tuesday, March 16th and 17th, from 5-10 PM in PSY/SOC B63. (A reminder to bring your own audition sheets - one for each show you will be auditioning for).

If you cannot make it to auditions for any reason, including participation in Angels in America: please speak to the directors you would like to audition for, and they will do their best to accommodate you.

We will also be accepting auditions for monologues. Please bring a copy of your monologue and be prepared to discuss and/or perform it (unmemorized).

A reminder that this year's One Acts & Monologues Festival takes place on April 17th and 18th.