Posted 3.4.14 - "Hear Say" by Leila Goldstein '14 opens March 14
Oberlin Theater Presents
A documentary piece by Leila Goldstein '14
March 14, 15 | 8pm
Warner Main Space, Oberlin College
As Leila Goldstein (‘14) puts on a set of headphones, she inhabits the words and worlds of women affected by the BRCA mutation, a genetic mutation which greatly increases a woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Based on interviews Goldstein conducted, the stories the women tell expose both the difficulties and fears linked to these cancers, but also how personal health issues intertwine with family secrets, generational differences, and divergent memories. Complete with live original music by Valerie Perczek ('14), Hear Say is a verbatim style, solo performance full of the intimate, yet immediate visceral impact of documentary theater.
Posted 3.5.14 - Applications open for Stage Management Apprenticeship at Aurora Theatre
Aurora Theatre is now accepting applications for a stage management apprenticeship beginning in June and culminating in May of next year. Click here for details.
Posted 3.4.14 - Sarah-Violet Bliss '06 accepted into SXSW Film Festival
"Fort Tilden", a movie co-written and co-directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss '06, has been accepted into the South By Southwest Film Festival. The film will have its world premiere mid-March in Austin, TX at the ten-day festival. Ms. Bliss and her team still need additional funding to prepare the film for SXSW - check out this kickstarter if you are interested in contributing!
Posted 3.3.14 - The New Electric Ballroom opens March 6th
Oberlin Theater Presents
The New Electric Ballroom
by Enda Walsh
March 6, 7, 8 | 8pm
March 8, 9 | 2pm
Little Theater, Oberlin College
Three costumes hang on the wall and three sisters stuck in their tales of loss and love. Every day, Breda and Clara, now in their sixties, re-enact the night at The New Electric Ballroom, when hopes of a whirlwind romance turned sour and the sisters’ relationship was forever altered. Though their younger sister Ada acts as a warden to this self-inflicted prison, she dreams of a future, of stories yet to come. Directed by Zachary Weinberg (‘14), The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh is a play charged with fear, nostalgia and the vulnerability of falling in love. In his rich language and idiosyncratic characters, Walsh brings the humor and dark undertones of classic Irish drama to the modern stage. The ballroom has lost its glitz over time and the grimier details have started to show through the red lipstick. As Walsh himself said, “It’s about risk: is this person willing to open the door, step outside and interact with people? It’s a big thing getting up in the morning and living a day.”
Theater, Dance, and Opera Managing Director
Oberlin College Theater & Dance Program
Posted 3.1.2014 - OSTF 2014 Internship Opportunities
OSTF 2014 SEASON - INTERNSHIPS
The Oberlin Summer Theater Festival is looking for several College-student interns for the 2014 Season:
4 – 6 Acting Interns will be hired to perform in 2 or 3 shows each. All acting interns are also required to help out in other capacities, and are assigned other tasks depending upon skills/interest, such as scene shop, props, publicity/box office, etc. OSTF utilizes various forms of inclusive casting depending upon the production. Possible Student Intern Roles –
“As You Like It”
Women -Celia, Phebe, Audrey, Amiens (strong singer)
Men - Oliver, Amiens (strong singer), Ensemble
“Come Back, Little Sheba”
Women - Marie,
Men - Turk, Bruce, Milkman, Elmo Huston, Messenger
“The Secret Garden” (a non-musical adaptation)
Women - Mary, Martha, Betty,
Men - Dickon, Colin, Ensemble members
Auditions: Saturday, March 8th 10am – 2 pm. Warner Center. Sign up for an audition slot. Please provide photo and resume. Present 2 short pieces – Shakespeare and Contemporary. Also, prepare a short song (pop or musical theater) if you want to be considered for Amiens (who could be cross gender cast).
1 Assistant Technical Director (strong carpentry skills, and help TD w crew supervision)
2 General Technical Interns (work in shop, (sometimes w electrics), also assigned to running /changeover crew)
3 Stage Management Positions
1 Master Electrician
1 Wardrobe/Prop Intern
1 Assistant Director
1 Assistant Producer (Box Office)
1 Assistant Producer (Publicity)
All Internships are a 10 Week Commitment. Tuesday, May 27th (day after commencement) through Sunday, August 3rd (mandatory strike), check out day is Monday, August 4th. This is a full-time commitment. Mondays are Day Off.
Very long work hours during the first 6 ½ weeks. Performances only the final 3 ½ weeks.
Compensation: $1,800 stipend, plus housing (a single in Firelands or housing allowance)
Students interested in non-acting internships, please contact Prof. Paul Moser – email@example.com
Posted 2.27.14 - Show choices for Paul Moser's Directing class to be announced
Students in Paul Moser's Directing II class will be announcing their selections for their final project, a brief play adapted from a short story. More information coming soon!
Posted 2.26.14 - Dominique Morriseau wins Kennedy Prize for Drama
Dominique Morriseau won the Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History for her play "Detroit '67". She won $100,000 as well as assistance from the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning at Columbia University libraries to create a teaching website on the play. When Morriseau visited last Spring, a staged reading of the play was held in Little Theater. The premiere of Detroit '67 occurred in March 2013 at The Public Theater in New York, in partnership with the Classical Theater of Harlem and the National Black Theater.