Rio comes to NYC
Local writer/performer Bobby Del Rio has been tapped by New York company Second Generation Productions for their ongoing reading series. This Sunday (May 19) the company presents his scripts Half-Chinx, When Children Fall and Christian Values. The latter work, directed by Nicole Stamp, played at last year's Fringe festival.
Wanna show off your directing skills? The Alumnae Theatre is looking for people to helm three productions next season -- Donald Margulies's Collected Stories, David Hare's Amy's View and Peter Shaffer's Lettice And Lovage. They're all challenging shows, not for first-timers. On May 25, the Alumnae offers 20-minute slots for directors to pitch their passions and reasons for doing any of the plays. Read the scripts, bring a resumé and come ready to explain why you're the perfect director for the job. No pay, but great experience. Book a slot with Risa Morris at 416-932-0540.
Hosts Teresa Pavlinek and Shoshana Sperling -- in character -- couldn't help but audition their new piece, Bubby's Shirt (think a one-woman performance-art take on Zadie's Shoes), for the crowd at the alternative-theatre Harold Awards last Monday at the 360.
Among those Harolded were politician Barbara Hall, SummerWorks' Franco Boni, the Tarragon's Mallory Gilbert, Buddies' Charissa Wilcox, actors Bob Nasmith and Alison Sealy-Smith, Flip Publicity's Carrie Sager, STAF's Lisa Nabieszko, Factory's Camilla Holland, inveterate theatregoer Barbara Fingerote, administrator Sam Nicholds, producer Carol Rowntree and NOW's Jon Kaplan.
The Ken McDougall Award went to Ellen-Ray Hennessy.