Written and Performed by
Directed by David Schweizer
101 W 6th Street, Tucson, Az 85701
February 14 - 18, 2018
Introduction to Commedia dell’Arte
Monday, February 19 - Thursday, February 22nd
This workshop features an exploration of the masks, stock characters, and scenarios of classical Italian Commedia dell’Arte through a contemporary approach. Participants will be introduced to the physical technique, character based improvisation, nimble pace, and riotous fun of the form.
Claire Marie Mannle has her MFA from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater and her BA from Smith College. She came to Tucson via Los Angeles where she worked with The Grand Guignolers, Cornerstone Theater Company, the Antaeus Academy, and SITI Company. Around town she has worked with Arizona Repertory Theatre (The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest), The Rogue Theatre (White Snake, Macbeth, The Grapes of Wrath) and The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre (Two Plays for Lost Souls: The Yellow Wallpaper). She has taught Commedia dell’arte at Interlochen Arts Camp, A Noise Within, and The University of Arizona where she is an Instructor for the School of Theatre, Film and Television.
The Workshop is $65.00. Please call Borderlands Theater at 520-882-8607 to reserve your place or email: email@example.com
The Mermaid Hour
Directed by Glen Coffman
Temple of Music and Art Cabaret
March 15-April 1, 2018
NNPN Rolling World Premiere of The Mermaid Hour- For Pilar and Bird, navigating their tween daughter Violet’s transition is tricky as they juggle not only their own opposing parenting styles but her impulsive nature. Vi is just as concerned about her best friend Jacob, who she wishes was her boyfriend, and when nothing is going as she wants, she makes a YouTube video that pushes everyone’s buttons. As her parents wrestle with all of Vi's choices, they confront the gaps between them as a couple--and which they'll have to overcome to see them all through.
The Mermaid Hour will be produced at Borderlands Theater as a part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are Miracle Theater Group and Actors Theatre of Charlotte.
COMMUNITY BASED EVENT:
Barrio Stories in Barrio Anita
April 20-21, 2018
Barrio Stories celebrates and preserves the history and heritage of Tucson’s historic Mexican-American barrios. Using a cross-sector process involving anthropologists, historians, youth, theatre makers, and community, the project is collecting oral histories from elders from “Barrio Anita” to create a site specific performance. The spectacle based performance will be a walking tour through the barrio where audiences walk through a series of theatrical installations. More information coming soon!