REMINDER: First day of AUDITIONS for THE DEVIL’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (Today, 2-5pm)

Be a part of the 2009 Capitol Fringe Festival!

Sunday, April 12, 2009 (2-5pm), Tuesday, April 14, 2009 (7-9pm) and Thursday, April 16, 2009 (7-9pm)

For a truly out of the box experience, come audition for the original musical

The Devil’s Christmas Carol

a World Premiere performance at the Capital Fringe Festival, July 9-26th 2009.

Are you Emo Girl or Techno Guy?
We may have just the part for you.
Are you one of those people who sing opera in the shower?
Try out your pipes on some demanding (yet catchy) tunes and harmonies.

Great singers & non-singers, old & young, men, women, teenagers & children, come play with OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company!

We’re looking for up to 18 actors of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and ages. Non-Equity. All positions are unpaid.

Cold readings from the script.
Bring something to sing (no accompanist provided).
Be prepared to move!!!

LOCATION:
2 Pinecrest Court
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(near Greenbelt Metro / C2 Bus)

http://www.outoftheblackbox.org/2009-2010/Tiny_Tim/index.shtml

For more information about auditions, visit our web page at:

http://www.OutOftheBlackBox.org/

Audition ADDED for The Devil’s Christmas Carol

Since the first audition falls on Easter, we’ve decided to go ahead and add one more, just in case Tuesday won’t work.

Now on Thursday, April 16, too – Same bat time, same bat channel.

For more info (or to download the updated flyer), go here:

http://www.outoftheblackbox.org/2009-2010/Tiny_Tim/index.shtml

Pass it on!!!

The Devil’s Christmas Carol
a World Premiere performance at the Capital Fringe Festival, July 9-26th 2009.

AUDITIONS FOR…THE DEVIL’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

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AUDITIONS FOR…THE DEVIL’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

A World Premiere Musical By Penny Eileen Martin

Directed by Betsy Marks Delaney
Produced by Glen Nelson

Sunday, April 12, 2009 (2-5pm) & Tuesday, April 14, 2009 (7-9pm)

LOCATION:
2 Pinecrest Court
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(near Greenbelt Metro / C2 Bus)

Character Summaries:
http://www.outoftheblackbox.org/2009-2010/Tiny_Tim/synopsis.shtml

Download the flyer:

http://www.outoftheblackbox.org/2009-2010/Tiny_Tim/Tim%20Audition%20Flyer%205.pdf

Details:

For a truly out of the box experience, come audition for this original musical, a World Premiere performance at the Capital Fringe Festival, July 9-26th 2009.

Are you Emo Girl or Techno Guy? We may have just the part for you.
Are you one of those people who sing opera in the shower?
Try out your pipes on some demanding (yet catchy) tunes and harmonies.

Great singers & non-singers, old & young, men, women, teenagers & children, come play with OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company!

We’re looking for up to 18 actors of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and ages. Non-Equity. All positions are unpaid.

* Cold readings from the script.
* Bring something to sing (no accompanist provided).
* Be prepared to move!!!

Hope to see you there!



CONTACT:
Betsy Marks Delaney
Artistic Director
OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Co.

OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company, Inc. is a 501(3)(c) Educational Non-Profit Theatre Organization. For more information, visit our website at http://www.OutOftheBlackBox.org/ or call 301-922-1865.

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AUDITION NOTICE: Catch-22

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OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company, in cooperation with the Greenbelt Arts Center, Announces AUDITIONS FOR Joseph Heller’s “CATCH-22”

*A comedy on the mal-adaptations human beings make in the “Theatre of War”*

Directed by Bill Jones, Produced by Silvia Miller

OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company (O2B2) will hold auditions for “Catch-22” as follows:

YOSSARIAN ONLY: March 1, 2009 (by appointment)

Ensemble Cast: March 7 @ 1pm & March 8 @ 7pm

Performance Dates: June 5 – 20, 2009; Fri/Sun
Rehearsal Dates/Times: TBD based on casting

Location (audition & performance):
Greenbelt Arts Center
123 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD, 20770
Down the steps from the Greenbelt Co-op.

(Near C2/R12/T16 bus & Greenbelt Metro Station)

*Summary:*

This superb dramatization of the classic spoof of war and those who make it pay as told from the point of view of Captain Yossarian, a pilot convinced his number is up. Every time Yo Yo reaches his quota of missions, the requirements are increased until he flatly refuses to fly.

Production notes and other details are available online at .

Casting 5 m, 3 w, 3 m/w, all ages 20 – 50.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

O2B2 celebrates our rich cultural diversity and encourages actors of all ethnicities to audition. No need to attend both 7th and 8th unless called back to do so.

Note: This is a non-paid production. If You are cast and are not already a member of O2B2, you will be required to join. Membership form is available online at . To schedule an appointment for March 1, or for further information regarding auditions, rehearsals or performances, contact Bill Jones at 301-474-8872 or email .

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OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company, Inc., a 501(3)(c) Educational Non-Profit Corporation, was formed in 2004 as a Bowie-based company dedicated to the art of performing “theatre about theatre”. For more detailed information, please visit our web site at http://www.OutOftheBlackBox.org/ or call 301.922.1865.

CONTACT:

Betsy Marks Delaney, Artistic Director
OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company
Voice: 301.922.1865
Fax: 413.751.7320
Email: info@o2b2.org

Web: http://www.OutOftheBlackBox.org/

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It’s about darn time! O2B2 rises again!

OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company’s PLAY-READING SERIES makes its debut!

Come join us on Monday, February 2nd at 7PM as we read and discuss TINY TIM’S LAST CHRISTMAS (CAROL) a new musical written by Penny Martin, under consideration for entry in the 2009 DC Fringe Festival. It’s your chance to participate in theatre without the added stress of remembering your lines.

“Expect the unexpected in this musical story of lost souls who are condemned, for their mistakes, to perform ā€œA Christmas Carolā€ in Hell until they get it right. If the show is REALLY good, some souls will get out. Honest!”

This event will take place in Old Greenbelt, close to the Green Line and Metrobus. Space is limited. To reserve your place, please contact us ASAP. Confirmation is first come, first served.

(Click the link above and fill out the form – location and confirmation will be sent when your reservation has been recorded.)

Please pass this info on to anyone you think might be interested! Not all roles require singing, so it’s open to everyone!

ALSO!

Details for Catch-22 Auditions posted! Mark your calendars and pass it on!

PSA: Washington Revels has a job opening!

I should have done this before I left, but I was so wrapped up in prep, I forgot until this morning.

There’s a Marketing Director position open at Washington Revels, and I thought I would pass the info on!

Please follow the link below for contact information and instructions on applying for the position.

http://www.revelsdc.org/job-marketing.html

“Summary: Washington Revels seeks an experienced, energetic and highly personable Marketing Director to manage and coordinate all aspects of promoting general public awareness as well as performances and events. Specific responsibilities include advertising and all other media publicity; web site and social media content and oversight; production and distribution of printed and electronic materials; displays and exhibit booths; and ticket management and promotion. Will report directly to the Executive Director and also work closely with the Development Director, Office Manager, volunteers and the Board Marketing Committee. Given small size of the office, must be willing to help occasionally with non-marketing activities. Position intended as full-time, but depending on experience could accommodate 80% part-time. Not an overtime position; some evening/weekend hours during periods of high activity, with extra time given off during lighter periods. Start date as soon as practical.”

John C. Malloy, 1936 – 2008

As Artistic Director and also director of O2B2’s first two productions, it’s my sad duty to report that John Malloy, who played “John” in Six Characters in Search of an Author and shared the role of “Capitano” in A Company of Wayward Saints (his last onstage role) has passed on after suffering from the long-term effects of lung disease. His obituary, published in the Capital Gazette, follows.

John, a gentleman in every sense of the word, was a pleasure to work with and I am terribly sorry for of his loss. My company and I extend our deep condolences to his wife Nancy and his family.

Betsy Marks Delaney

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John Charles Malloy, 71, of Bowie for 15 years and previously of Virginia, died June 29 in his home.

Mr. Malloy was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Pittsburgh. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from New York University.

He worked for the Society of the Plastics Industry for over 20 years as an association manger in New York and Washington, D.C.

He served in the Air Force.

Mr. Malloy was a board member and acted and assisted backstage at Colonial Players, Bowie Community Theater and Prince George’s Little Theater.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Nancy Malloy; one son, John W. Malloy of New Jersey; two daughters, Susan Tarsi of Pennsylvania and Lori Robertson of Bowie; two sisters, Margaret Rodgers of Oregon and Martha Denevan of California; and four grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. July 13 in Bowie. [Details are available upon request.] Interment will be private. Arrangements are by Evans Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031; English Setter Association of America, 551 Bohemia Church Road, Warwick, MD 21912; or to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, 15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.

From da O2B2 BOD President!

Hi, everyone,

This is a reminder that the annual membership meeting of O2B2 will be held on Saturday, July 12, at 10am, at my house. Directions: [redacted – comment for more information!]

The primary business of the meeting is the election of Board members. Nominees for Board members are Bill Jones, Betsy Delaney, Greg Mangiapane, Sandra True, Lise Mendel-Kramer, Penny Martin, and Jo Rake.

I perform in Coriolanus at 2pm at Warehouse in DC, so I have to leave shortly after noon, but my wife Ginny says you can stay a while and chat after the meeting.

Good news: O2B2 was awarded a “Judges’ [Discretionary] Award of Excellence” for Then, Now, You at the NVTA Festival. Jo and Greg were the actors in it. We got a plaque that Betsy will bring to the meeting.

O2B2 has received approval to put on Catch-22 at Greenbelt Arts Center the weekends of June 5, 12, and 19 (though we may decide to make it only the last two weekends). I will direct. We will discuss details at the meeting.

Sorry about the short time slot for the meeting (I’ll have soft drinks available, though no lunch), but I’m pretty busy right now ā€“ I’m directing Measure For Measure at GAC, I’m playing Rev. Gardner in GAC’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession, I’m playing Citizen #3 in the Rude’s Coriolanus, and I’m producing a Children’s Theater version of Comedy Of Errors for Labor Day (when you take out the sex, you get just 20 minutes of slapstick and farce).

Bill Jones

O2B2 sponsors a basic theatrical makeup workshop

OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company (O2B2) will hold a workshop on basic theatrical makeup techniques on Saturday, February 23, 2008 from 2 to 4 PM at Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1540C Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, MD. Cost is $15. Due to space limitations, reservations are necessary and should be made by calling 301-262-5201 or through O2B2’s website ā€“ www.outoftheblackbox.org by February 21.

Award winning make up artist Sheila Hyman will discuss and demonstrate basic stage makeup, corrective makeup techniques, aging and looking younger, and creating and implementing your own makeup designs. She will also discuss the “must haves” of a good makeup kit, reference books and stores, and period makeup.

Participants are encouraged to bring their makeup kits for examination and use, towel or smock to protect clothing, hair barrettes or bands, facial cleansers and extra contact lens solution (lens wearers), makeup mirrors, and a digital camera to document designs.

Sheila Hyman has been creating makeup and hair designs for theatre groups for close to two decades. She received a Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) award for Seussical! (Port Tobacco Players) and The Rocky Horror Show (Elden Street Players) and received WATCH nominations for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Port Tobacco Players), The Mikado (Tantallon Community Players) and All My Sons (Port Tobacco Players). She won an ACT award for Ruthless! The Musical (Dominion Stage).

Directions to Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Congregation can be found on O2B2’s website or at www.bowieuu.org.