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Live Theatre Workshop provides performance and education to entertain, enlighten and uplift our community and to develop theatrical talent.

Live Theatre Workshop
5317 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712
Reservations: (520) 327-4242
livetheatreworkshop@gmail.com

DECEMBER 7, 13, 14 at 10:30 PM & DECEMBER 8 at 8 PM

Flatland: A Play in 4 Dimensions

Heather Meza, Andrea Head, Cortney Radtke, Rainey Hinrichs, Catherine Jo Cosentino in FLATLAND at Live Theatre WorkshopAn original adaptation of Edwin A. Abbott’s novel Flatland

 

Created by and featuring Catherine Cosentino, Andrea Head, Rainey Hinrichs, Heather Meza, Cortney Radtke

 

Directed by Matt Walley & Angela Horchem of Theatre 3
Assistant Director and Head Writer Simon Ridley
Masks by Angela Horchem

 

Four Encore performances!
December 7, 13, 14 at 10:30 PM

and December 8 at 8 PM

Tickets $10 at the door • Call 327.4242 for reservations

Heather Meza, Rainey Hinrichs, Andrea Head, Cortney Radtke in FLATLAND at Live Theatre Workshop

 

In its 2013-14 season, ETCETERA is dedicated to presenting and producing all original work by local artists. This is the second year for this collaboration between the UA Studio Series and Etcetera, the late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop. Last year, the UA Studio Series’s student-created production of Ouroboros moved to Etcetera for encore performances. Through this collaboration, Etcetera Artistic Director Angela Horchem hopes to give performers the opportunity to learn how to adapt a show for different venues and to use audience feedback to strengthen a script before closing at one venue and opening at another. In addition, the artists will be paid for their original work by receiving a portion of the box office for each show!

Cortney Radtke in FLATLAND at Live Theatre Workshop 

Please support this collaboration and help these students learn to prepare for a tour of their original work. Join us at Etcetera!

 

The School of Theatre, Film & Television Studio Series is dedicated to supporting original and contemporary pieces of performance through a ‘bare essentials’ production format that draws primary focus to the artistic and intellectual labor of theatre students. Its community-centered, people generated approach to performance provides creative learning opportunities for student artists, thought-provoking experiences for audiences, and occasions for productive dialogue about topics relevant to student populations and the broader Tucson community.

 

 

 


JANUARY 11 & 18, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Short Attention Span Theatre

ETCETERA presents at Live Theatre Workshop: SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE - 30 Plays in 60 Minutes

ABOUT THE SHOW

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE is an original, ensemble-written show featuring 30 short plays in 60 minutes. Based on The Neo-Futurists’ TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND, these performances will take place on the second and third Saturday nights of nearly every month throughout the 2013-2014 Etcetera season. Each show will be performed in an entirely new order, decided by the audience. Each month will feature new, original material.

Originally created in Fall 2011 at the University of Arizona, this revival of SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE pushes the boundaries of what a two-minute play can be. SAST involves a mixture of sketch comedy and devised work.  The ensemble-written plays may be fiction or non-fiction, realist or abstract, movement-based or focused on spoken text. The only restriction upon the scripts is time. As a result, the show comments on current events, personal experiences, or any other pressing issues that the creators believe are important. SAST’s main goal is to explore theatrical expression within a time limit. Rather, we’re exploring 30 different theatre experiences within 60 minutes.

 

Tickets $10 at the door

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242

 

PERFORMANCES

(subject to change, please check back here for updated information)

October 12, 19
November 9, 16
January 11, 18
February 8, 15
May 10, 17

New, original material each month!

 

SAST Writing Ensemble Members: *Keyanna Khatiblou, Dave Hentz, Laura Bargfeld, *Catherine Cosentino, *Andrea Head, *Rainey Hinrichs, *Heather Meza, *Elijah Renteria, *Simon Ridley, *Emilio Rodriguez

*denotes Performance Ensemble Members

 

 

 


October 26 & November 1 @ 10:30pm
Special Halloween Performance October 31 @ 8:30pm
November 3 @ 8:30pm

PLAYING WITH FIRE (AFTER FRANKENSTEIN)

ETCETERA presents at Live Theatre Workshop: PLAYING WITH FIRE (AFTER FRANKENSTEIN)
Image by Bleu Turrell, show sponsor
www.turrellart.com
By Barbara Field
(Commissioned by the Guthrie Theater)

Directed By Ken Phillips

Tickets $10 at the door • 5317 E Speedway Blvd. • 327.4242 for tickets

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


This singular, eloquent play deals with events which transpire after those usually associated with the classic Frankenstein story—in this case the final, fateful meeting between Dr. Frankenstein and his macabre creation amid the barren wastes of the North Pole. As they weave through their memories, the horrors of their pasts unfold and both legends are left to answer for the demons they’ve created. 

"PLAYING WITH FIRE manages to be both intellectually stimulating and thoroughly engrossing." —Minneapolis Star Tribune. 

"It works almost like poetry—each layer of comprehension uncovers another layer of questions." —Minneapolis City Pages

"Playwright Field has written a morality play that speaks to some of the most basic concerns of our time." —Minnesota Public Radio.

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Barbara Field is a playwright whose work has been seen at regional theatres across the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe. A co-founder and core member of The Playwrights' Center, Ms. Field served as dramaturg/playwright-in-residence at the Guthrie Theater for eight years. During that time, she wrote a number of adaptations for the Guthrie, two of which toured nationally. She was twice a playwright-in-residence at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights' Conference, and has held Shubert, Bush, McKnight and Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships. In 1982, she wrote an adaptation of GREAT EXPECTATIONS for the Seattle Children's Theatre, which was produced at the old PONCHO Theatre in the Woodland Park Zoo. Her version of the Dickens play won the L.A. Drama Critics award in 1996. She was co-winner of the Humana Festival's Great American Play contest, at Actors Theatre of Louisville (for NEUTRAL COUNTRIES), and was awarded a DramaLogue award for BOUNDARY WATERS (South Coast Repertory Theatre). A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and the University of Minnesota (MA), she has served as a panel member and site reporter for the NEA. Ms. Field makes her home in Minneapolis.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Ken Phillips (Director) is absolutely thrilled to bring this great production to life with such an amazing team. Ken will gradute from the University of Arizona in December. For the past two summers he was a Directing Intern at Powerhouse Theatre and Hangar Theatre in New York. After graduating he plans to become a freelance Director & Fight Choreographer. If you want to see more of his work, come back in January for the world premier of Imaginary at Etcetera, and visit his website at kenphillips-theatrics.com. Have a frightful Halloween everyone!

 

Terry Erbe (Creature) has taught theatre and directed over thirty plays and musicals at Catalina Foothills High School since 2000, as well as acting and directing all around Tucson. Most recently, he directed Five Women Wearing the Same Dress for Arizona OnStage, Winding Road’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Last Five Years, and Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folly. Elsewhere in Tucson, Terry has directed Prelude to a Kiss, The Woman in Black, Eleemosynary, A Perfect Ganesh, and Love! Valour! Compassion!, to name a few.

 

Stephen Frankenfield (Frankenstein) was last seen on LTW’s Mainstage in TWO INTO ONE (Richard Wiley). He wrote and directed Family Theatre’s production of THE GREAT ZANTINI AND THE MAGIC THIEF, and he was a creative collaborator for Etcetera’s production of MIXTAPE. For LTW, he directed SEE HOW THEY RUN, MOON OVER BUFFALO, DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER and, for ATT, DELIA AND THE MUD PEOPLE. Notable acting credits on the mainstage, where he has been a staple for over 10 years, include IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE RAINMAKER, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, DEARLY DEPARTED, CAUGHT IN THE NET, FUNNY MONEY, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP and TUNA CHRISTMAS. He has been nominated for 3 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards, twice for acting and once for directing. Stephen is a graduate of The American Academy Of Musical and Dramatic Arts in New York City.

 

Joshua Silvain (Adam) is a Tucson native. He studied theatre at Pima Community College where he appeard in FOOTLOSE, THE CRUCIBLE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, and THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE to name a few. Joshua also has experience  as a stage manager, lighting designer, and sound designer. Joshua has worked around Tucson in original plays by local playwrights including John Vornholt’s THE FIRST THIRD and Warren G. Bodow’s FRONTING THE ORDER. He was last onstage portraying multiple roles in Beowulf Alley Theatre’s production of RADIUM GIRLSJoshua is excited for his debut at Etcetera.

 

Nowell Kral (Victor) trained in theatre under Terry Erbe and Norm Testa for four years at Catalina Foothills High School. While there, he was featured in a total of twelve shows and gained experience as an assistant director. He also directed and performed a scene from a play he wrote. Nowell graduated in 2013 and is currently working as a stunt performer and technician at Trail Dust Town.

 

Matthew Copley (Professor Krempe) is elated to be returning to the stage after a lengthy hiatus, during which he was blessed with two beautiful children, received his BA in Theatre Education from the UofA, and spent a year in the Pacific Northwest. Some of Matthew's previous acting credits include Beowulf Alley's STONES IN HIS POCKETS, Borderlands Theater's THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), a.k.a. Theatre's REAL LIVE DEATH, Nathalia Ensemble's HOT L BALTIMORE, Etcetera's ROMEO AND JULIET, and multiple appearances in Borderlands Theater's annual productions of A TUCSON PASTORELA.

 

Kelsie Williams (Elizabeth) is currently a junior at the University of Arizona, where she is pursuing her degree in Theatre Arts, and is thrilled to be part of her first production at LTW. Notable acting credits include VINEGAR TOM, RED RIDIN’ IN THE HOOD AND DOS CUENTOS, UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE, TWELVE ANGRY JURORS, as well as SORRY, WRONG NUMBER and an upcoming production of FINDING THE SUN. Kelsie can also be seen performing elsewhere in the Tucson community as a member of Musical Mayhem Cabaret.

 

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