RoosevElvisis loading in at the Royal Court as we speak (check out that gorgeous neon marquee action!) and Teddy and Elvis are departing for England tomorrow. We begin previews next Wednesday and are ecstatic about the month ahead. U.K. friends: book tickets on the Royal Court website if you haven’t already!
The TEAM’s very own Jake Margolin is simultaneously gearing up to represent the company in St. Louis County, MO as part of #Every28Hours.
Every 28 Hours is a national theater event inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Jake will spend the next week, in conjunction with artists and theater companies from across the nation, generating over 60 one-minute plays in response to the systemic oppression of black people in the United States. For more information, check out the Every 28 Hours Facebook page.
This October, we’re incredibly proud to be participating in Every 28 Hours, a national delegation of theatres and artists headed to Ferguson and St. Louis. TEAM member Jake Margolin will join an incredible roster of artists to stage a series of one-minute, site-specific plays in response to the widely shared statistic that every 28 hours in America, a black person is killed by the police.
Join us for two evening classes in Brooklyn before the summer winds down and the fall season ramps up: “Self-Producing for Artists and Ensembles” on August 26, and “Directing for Ensembles and Devised Work” on September 2.
The final piece, slated for 2016 in New York, will feature a multigenerational cover band of TEAM ensemble members, teenagers and elders playing songs of social/political outrage, intercut with movement and candid conversation between 3 generations about personal and national power.
We Are Seeking:
Community-minded citizens ages 65+ with an interest in collaboration and performing. Musical ability is a plus, opinions and the willingness to creatively express them is a must.
Performance experience, musical capability
Willingness and ability to perform and contribute autobiographical material
The ability to generate collaborative material (including spoken and written material as well as movement/choreography)
Diversity of experience in living and relating to our country
The workshop will take place April 5-18, 2015 in Brooklyn, with daily rehearsals for the senior ensemble from 2pm to 5pm. The workshop will conclude with a public presentation of the work-in-progress on April 18. Some schedule flexibility is possible—please be sure to include any schedule conflicts for the workshop dates in your email to schedule an audition.
The workshop will be unpaid, but a travel stipend will be provided to all participants.
To schedule an audition, please email email@example.com with “Primer Auditions” in the subject heading, and include your full name and contact information. A representative of the company will be in touch with you to schedule an appointment.
To audition, please prepare the following:
1) Choose a song that feels like your America to bring to your audition. We will be able to play cds, mp3 files, YouTube videos, or plug our speakers into a headphone jack on most phones, laptops, or an iPod/Pad.
2) Fill in the blanks, and be prepared to speak the text for us:
When I was born, I was ______________.
I grew to view my country as a __________________.
I heard this song: _________________________
Which made me feel like _________________________.
I wondered what I could do to change that.
All around me, I see _____________________.
I want you to ___________________________.
I sing because ___________________________.
Then play (either yourself with an instrument, or a recording) or sing us your song from the first activity.
Please also bring with you a resume of relevant performance experience, or a brief bio about yourself, and a recent picture.
As the TEAM celebrates its 10th Anniversary, we’re sharing our favorite memories from the last 10 years together.
JESS: Jill and I were busking for the team on Princes Street in Edinburgh for A Thousand Natural Shocks and we were handing out flyers for the show. The flyers had Brian’s face on them with a big black eye because we had a huge boxing montage between Hamlet (who I played) and Laertes (played by Brian). Jill and I and the rest of the team were walking around with black eyes and bruises on our faces and boxing gloves. This little red headed Scottish kid comes up to me, plump, broguey, and total UK-style Little Rascals and punches me. Hard.
He may have said something. Maybe Jill remembers…
All I know is he scared the shit out of me and was one tough seven year old.
JILL: This is a true story. An important detail is that the red headed seven year old was also smoking a cigarette as he punched her.
After compiling, editing, and proofreading for nearly a year, we now have in our hot little hands an anthology of five of our plays, hot off the press from Oberon Books in London. And we’re throwing a party! Join us for an intimate evening at one of Brooklyn’s most delightful local independent bookstores, BookCourt. We’ll read excerpts, take questions, drink wine, and sign books like real authors do.
Saturday, January 31st at 7pm
163 Court Street, Brooklyn