Measure for Measure Program!

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Coming April 10-15 at the PepsiCo Theatre

 

We have prepared a wonderfully rich program to help our audiences be better prepared for our upcoming production of Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE, opening at the PepsiCo Theatre on Thursday, April 10 and running through Tuesday, April 15, for 7 performances (April 10-11 and 13-15 at 8 PM and April 12-13 at 2 PM). Production dramaturg, Emily Skudrzyk, ’14, has compiled our detailed program, which includes photo essays on how and why we made our production “punk” and the historical research we conducted to help us better understand Shakespeare’s play as a product of his time. You will receive a printed version of this program when you come to the show but we are providing this digital version for you in advance, as a preview of coming attractions. We have many faculty and students coming to see the play so, hopefully, this will help in and outside of class. We also hope to attract new audience members (you?) who will read this and be intrigued enough to come see our “Shakespeare As Punk” production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

 

Please enjoy this advance version of the playbill and then buy tickets by calling the Quick Center Box office at 1-877-ARTS-396. Tickets are $5 for students, $6 for seniors and university staff, and $12 for the general public.

 

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Moshing with the cast of Measure for Measure

Rehearsals are well underway for Theatre Fairfield’s spring production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. This production is taking doublets and pantaloons and replacing them with leather jackets and combat boots. That’s right, down at the PepsiCo Theatre, Shakespeare is going punk! This production is inspired by the punk movement in NYC during the 70’s and 80’s, and it is sure to breathe a whole new life into Shakespeare’s words.

This past week, the cast worked with choreographer and movement coach, Brad Roth to explore punk physicality through moshing, and the wall of death (don’t worry, there were no casualties). Actors were encouraged to explore their characters and the world of the play through poses and movement. Eventually, an interesting and edgy dance evolved out of these exercises. The cast got to engage with their characters and each other as punk music blasted through the speakers in rehearsal.

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting production!

Ashley Ruggiero '14 talks to Dr. LoMonaco, director of Measure for Measure about the major questions and themes of the production.

Ashley Ruggiero ’14 talks to Dr. LoMonaco, director of Measure for Measure about the major questions and themes of the production.

Brendan McNamara '17 and Owen Corey '14 are intensely perfecting their moshing skills.

Brendan McNamara ’17 and Owen Corey ’14 are intensely perfecting their moshing skills.

 

Véronique Poutré '16 and Tori Schuchmann '16 get into character by striking a pose.

Alex Kimble ’16 and Tori Schuchmann ’16 get into character by striking a pose.

Véronique Poutré '16, Owen Corey '14, and Brendan McNamara '17 practice wall of death in slow motion!

Véronique Poutré ’16, Owen Corey ’14, and Brendan McNamara ’17 practice wall of death in slow motion!

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Theatre Fairfield Picnic 2013

This years picnic was a blast! TF enjoyed some food and music, greeted new faces and later that night began auditions for the upcoming shows! The rehearsals have already started for RHINOCEROS directed by Jackob Hofmann to be seen in late October. Stay tuned for when tickets go on sale!!

Alec Bandzes '15, Ashley Ruggerio '14, Shannon Galgay '14 and Owen Corey '14 Photo taken by Grace Janiszewski

Alec Bandzes ’15, Ashley Ruggerio ’14, Shannon Galgay ’14 and Owen Corey ’14
Photo taken by Grace Janiszewski

Nick Solmini '16 greets new TF faces!

Nick Solmini ’16 greets new TF faces!

Kevin Schneck the TD does the TF yearly auction!

Kevin Schneck the TD does the TF yearly auction!

Owen Corey '14 and Ashley Ruggerio '14

Owen Corey ’14 and Ashley Ruggerio ’14

Katie Premus '15 and Grace Janisewski '14

Katie Premus ’15 and Grace Janisewski ’14

Brenden MacNamera '17, Ryan Champlin '16 and Alex Mongillo '16

Brenden MacNamera ’17, Ryan Champlin ’16 and Alex Mongillo ’16

Dr. LoMonco and graduate Joe Plouffe '13

Dr. LoMonco and graduate Joe Plouffe ’13

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Katie Premus '15 and Grace Janisewski '14

Katie Premus ’15 and Grace Janisewski ’14

Kevin Schneck the TD does the TF yearly auction!

Kevin Schneck the TD does the TF yearly auction!

Big thanks to Grace Janiszewski ’14 for helping with photos!

 

 

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Pizza and a Play: A Curious Incident of TF in the Night-time

Theatre Fairfield’s “Pizza and a Play” event on September 5th was a lovely experience for all involved. Featuring “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” the hit play adapted from the hit novel,  pizza, fun, and great conversations, this event was and will continue to be an excellent way to spend a night. Look out for more “Pizza and a Play” events this semester!

The play moved well between moments of deep sensitivity, seen here, and moments of pure hilarity.
Photo taken by: Grace Janiszewski, ’14

The play offered a number of great parts for readers.
Photo taken by: Grace Janiszewski, ’14

The readers for the play focus on the fascinating script. Dr. LoMonaco , far left, reads stage directions.Photo taken by: Grace Janiszewski, '14

The readers for the play focus on the fascinating script. Dr. LoMonaco , far left, reads stage directions.
Photo taken by: Grace Janiszewski, ’14

The play offered these readers the chance to take on multiple roles.Photo taken by: Grace Janiszewski, '14

The play offered these readers the chance to take on multiple roles.
Photo taken by: Grace Janiszewski, ’14

Everyone in attendance enjoyed the complimentary pizza and the priceless company.Photo taken by: Grace Janiszewski, '14

Everyone in attendance enjoyed the complimentary pizza and the priceless company.
Photo taken by: Grace Janiszewski, ’14

Ear to ear smiles all around as TF's first "Pizza and a Play" of the year comes to a successful close.Photo taken by: Grace Janiszewski, '14

Ear to ear smiles all around as TF’s first “Pizza and a Play” of the year comes to a successful close.
Photo taken by: Grace Janiszewski, ’14

 

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Welcome Back to TF!

While the drone of fans cooling off anxious students are heard from every dorm room on campus, and friends are reuniting after a long summer vacation, Theatre Fairfield is down at the PepsiCo gearing up to kick off another wonderful year!

To begin the year, TF will be holding Pizza and a Play tonight, September 5, at 7:00pm at the PepsiCo Theatre. This is a great event for any of those interested in Theatre Fairfield to come down, enjoy a complimentary dinner, participate in reading aloud (or simply listen to) the wonderful play, Curious Incident, and meet some new friends.

Just a few days after the pizza plates are cleared, the annual TF picnic will be held. Also located at the PepsiCo theatre, this will be an afternoon filled with a picnic lunch, refreshments, dessert, and a great opportunity to meet the professors and students of Theatre Fairfield. Please join us on Sunday, September 8, at 3:00pm for this welcoming event.

On Sunday at 6:00pm, immediately following the picnic, TF will hold auditions for their two fall productions Rhinoceros and Stop Kiss. These auditions are also held at the PepsiCo Theatre, and anyone is welcome to come! (You do not have to be a theatre major or minor, or have any past theatrical experience, to participate!) If you so choose, a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue is welcome, but not necessary. Please wear clothes you can move comfortably in, and be prepared to have a great time!

If you have any questions regarding any of the listed information, or TF in general, please contact: victoria.schuchmann@student.fairfield.edu

Welcome back to Theatre Fairfield…we cannot wait to see you!

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Opening Tonight! Theatre 4’s ACTING OUT (IKEA)!

Opening tonight, our very own Mariah Sage’s theatre company, Theatre 4, presents ACTING OUT IKEA!! The performances run April 9, 10, 11.
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Have you ever wondered who might live in those rooms in the IKEA showroom?  Theatre 4 launches its fourth annual Acting Out.  Four regional playwrights take on the same challenge of writing a new ten-minute play that takes place somewhere in the showroom of IKEA New Haven!  This evening of new theatre will feature the core-company members of Theatre 4 as well as other Connecticut based theatre professionals.

Playwrights include: Jake Jeppson, MJ Kaufman, Jacques Lamarre,  and Andra Vebell.  April 9, 10 & 11, 2013.  IKEA is located at 450 Sargent Drive, New Haven.  Audience check in begins in the showroom at 6:00 pm with final arrival by 6:45 pm.  Plays begin at 7:00 pm. The event is free, however all reserve tickets have been sold out. There are 10 additional walk-up tickets available for each performance.

Walk-up tickets are first come, first served beginning at 6:00 pm at the top of the escalator in the show room.

Acting Out is made possible with the support of the City of New Haven Mayor’s Community Arts Grants Program and IKEA New Haven.

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