Hello my chickadees! I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my role as guest writer for Inside Cabaret; it reminds me of the golden, olden days (like last year) when times were simpler and therefore oh so much better.
(Actual photo from last year when I was Social Media Chairwoman!)
Anyways, back to the reason why I’m writing this blog post; it is time for our 6th Annual Directors’ Showcase!
(Shoutout to my fantastic, magical Graphic Designer Emily Johnson!)
In case you don’t know what the DS is, Directors’ Showcase was started six years ago as a way for people who have never directed before, but wanted to try it out, to test out their skills. There are normally 4-5 short (10 minutes approx.) scenes with so many opportunities for not only for new directors, but also new actors, techies, etc. It’s a fantastic opportunity and I am so proud that it has continued for six awesome years.
So, Directors’ Showcase opens TONIGHT, November 15th at 8 pm. Here’s a little bit of information via the FB event.
Cabaret Theatre’s 6th Annual Directors’ Showcase
Coordinated by Allison Kroeper
Stage Managed by Stephanie van Oppen
Friday, November 15th – 8pm
Saturday, November 16th – 8pm
Sunday, November 17th – 7pm
Suggested donation of $5.
Watch as four up-and-coming directors take to the stage with a cast of talented actors and a collection of excellent scenes! Since its founding, Cabaret has been dedicated to developing new artists and student talent with workshops and showcases. Come and support developing theater artists at your favorite place to see student theater!
The plays, directors, and casts are as follows:
Final Placement – Written by: Ara Watson
Directed by: Kayla Votapek
Luellen: Kelsey Potkay
Mary: Justice Hehir
The Lives of the Great Waitresses – Written by: Nina Shengold
Directed by: Jasia Ries
Yetta: Alyssa Krompier
Kay: Esther Adesina
Tammie Sue: Sam Vargas
Melissa: Julia Barnett
Left to Right – Written by: Steven Dietz
Directed by: Christen Demnitz
Scott: Mendel Teitelbaum
Ron: Chris Randise
Dee: Constance Huang
Angie: Laura Pomykala
Seven Jewish Children – Written by: Caryl Churchill
Directed by: Stephanie Van Huss
Grandpa: Andy Martinez
Dad: Sherif Ibrahim
Brother: Dan Conroy
Grandma: Megan Cavanagh
Mom: Marie Ferguson
Sister: Julia Barnett
*Proceeds from the Sunday showing of Directors’ Showcase will benefit the Rutgers Student Life: Leadership & Service Alternative Break, where 50 Rutgers students will be working with the hunger and homelessness population in Washington, D.C.
To reserve tickets to the show, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the number of tickets you would like to reserve, and the date and time of the performance you wish to see.
As you can see, normal Social Media Chairwoman is the coordinator this year and MAMA IS SO PROUD OF HER BABY GIRL!! WORK IT!!
(I’m not sure if you’re aware, but Allie is the President of the Entire Universe and also an astronaut.)
Side note: Last year, when I wrote the DS blog post, I included a .gif from “Friday” by Rebecca Black. This remains one of my proudest moments as the Inside Cabaret blog writer. Just for nostalgia, here’s the music video we all love and miss:
Y’all are welcome.
For your viewing pleasure, here are some creepy iPhone photos taken from the audience two nights ago during tech week. I should really take up stalking as a profession.
The entire cast caught completely off guard. Classy bunch of actors, all of them.
Some gorgeous lighting — shout out to the always fabulous Co-Master Electrician Liz!
Justice and Kelsey working it in the opening scene “Final Placement”, directed by the fantastic Kayla Votapek (my beautiful and talented Press Secretary)!
“Seven Jewish Children”, directed by Stephanie Van Huss. Prepare yourself for some feels.
Okay, I’m done shamelessly plugging Directors’ Showcase. Come see it for yourself tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm and Sunday at 7 pm!