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Quick & Dead Productions

What family doesn't have its ups and downs?

Posted by reynaldo06 on 2008.12.11 at 10:40
Current Music: Meat Loaf
A reminder to ALL that Quick & Dead Productions will be debuting their second production, James Goldman's "The Lion in Winter", tonight through Saturday, at 7:00 P.M., at the Neighborhood House, of 29 S. Mills Street, in Madison.

Admission is a $5, suggested donation, and all proceeds go to benefiting the Neighborhood House.

For more info about Q&D, check us out at:

http://www.myspace.com/quickanddeadproductions

And read an article about us in 77 Square:
http://77square.com/arts/theater/story_317809

For any more info feel free to call us at: 608-225-0678

You know you'll be there. Or at least, I know I will.

Geoffrey Tennant

I wanna do what I want and I wanna get paid...

Posted by reynaldo06 on 2008.11.21 at 11:36
Current Music: Goin' Out West - Tom Waits
Dear everyone who still actually uses Livejournal,

Quick & Dead Productions, the company which I and former LJ-goer Elizabeth Phan founded in August of 2007, and debuted earlier this year with their virgin-showing of "Hamlet", will, in less than three weeks, be performing its second show, that of James Goldman's illustrious "family" drama "The Lion in Winter". The cast is as follows:

Eleanor: Mya Kahler
Henry: Lukas Brasher-Fons
Alais: Sarah Arbaje
John: Maggie Schenk
Geoffrey: Andrew Bange
Richard: Alexander Brown
Philip: Alex Weeden

Performances are December 11-13, at 7:00 P.M., at the Neighborhood House, on 29 S. Mills St., in Madison. Tickets are $5, suggested donation, and this is a benefit for the Neighborhood House.

Check out Q&D at:
http://www.myspace.com/quickanddeadproductions

Join us for an evening of betrayal, revenge, hearts-broken, and Leonard Cohen...1183 A.D. style

Peace, tranquility, and goodwill,
Lukas

Robert Allen Zimmerman

Now Pile Your Dust Upon The Q&D!

Posted by reynaldo06 on 2008.05.29 at 11:52
Merely a friendly reminder, that tonight, and for the next two, Quick and Dead Productions will be performing "Hamlet"; tonight at the Stoughton Village Players Theatre (on 225 E. Main Street in Stoughton), and Friday and Saturday night at the Neighborhood House (29 S. Mills Street, in Madison). Admission is a $5 suggested donation. All shows are at 7:00 P.M. See my previous journal and madisonwi post on this subject for more info. Or go to myspace.com/quickanddeadproductions.

You know you'll be there.

I will.

wwsd
Posted by annahshp on 2006.11.28 at 08:26
what are the plays for htis summer? R+J andd.......henry iv part II...yes? or did i just pull that out of my ass? i'm writing to richard to ask if i can intern (even though he hates me) and i NEED TO KNOW!!!!! thanks

Macbeth Performance Dates

Posted by jadedlime on 2006.11.20 at 20:40
Thursday, November 30
CAST X (Zach)

Friday, December 1
CAST S (Nathan)

Saturday, December 2
CAST R (Phan)

Sunday, December 3
CAST Y (Wolf)

Thursday, December 7
CAST Z (Emily)

Friday, December 8
CAST Q (Dom)

Saturday, December 9
CAST X

Sunday, December 10
CAST S

Thursday, December 14
CAST Q

Friday, December 15
CAST Y

Saturday, December 16
CAST Z

Sunday, December 17
CAST R (One p.m. matinee)

All performances start at six p.m. unless indicated otherwise. See Emily's post for full casts. Hope to see you all in the audience.


shaw info

Posted by acteonputation on 2006.10.14 at 10:38
Fall Shaw Start Postponed!

YSP Friends --

Our Fall-Winter G.B. Shawplay, originally scheduled to start tomorrow evening, has been postponed for two weeks. The new intro time will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25 (the feast day of Crispin and Crispian!).

ALSO --

We will be changing the play from Androcles and the Lion to another Shaw comedy with a small number of characters (three or so). We'll announce and describe the new play in the next day or two. (Watch your emails!)

The reason: A number of you told us that you had intended to do Androcles, but are now waiting for the start of Nicholas Nickleby instead. So, we have decided to do a smaller, more intimate Shaw comedy with fewer characters (and therefore fewer Players acting).

Again, watch your email for the new Shawplay, starting Wednesday, October 25!!

--Richard and Anne
p.s I will attempt to post an update here on the 25th no gaurentees.

notice about the focused workshop

Posted by acteonputation on 2006.10.14 at 10:34
From Richard -- unedited.. (my notes are at the bottom):
Our first FocusedWorkshop of the fall-winter season starts on Monday! It will be our very basic, and very popular, workshop on understanding, scanning, and using Shakespeare’s rhythm: “Ha! Ha! Keep Time!: Understanding Rhythm and Stress In Shakespeare’s Verse”.

This FocusedWorkshop is perhaps the most fundamental one of all. The great Russian author and Shakespeare translator Boris Pasternak once wrote that, “Rhythm is the basis of Shakespeare’s texts.” Shakespeare used verse for about 70% of the lines in his plays. The rhythm of his verse can be likened to the current of a river. It is what moves and carries along all else in his plays

This brief workshop will teach us to recognize, “scan,”, and evaluate the changes in rhythm – to allow Shakespeare to “direct” our reading and acting through understanding how he used and varied the beautiful rhythms of his verse to express character and emotion.

As with other Focused Workshops, there will be four seminar-style meetings. They will take place on four successive Monday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., October 16-November 6, with a brief “summary performance” on Friday, November 10.

IMPORTANT NOTE: OUR FOCUSED WORKSHOPS ARE USUALLY LIMITED TO ABOUT SIX PARTICIPANTS. SOME HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THIS ONE. IF IT OVERFILLS, WE MAY CONSIDER ADDING A SECOND SESSION ON ANOTHER EVENING – BUT WE WILL NEED TO KNOW THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SO, PLEASE REGISTER – OR AT LEAST LET US KNOW YOUR FIRM INTENTION OF DOING SO – RIGHT AWAY!

To answer a few questions we are often asked about the Focused Workshops:

1. Yes, adults as well as young Players are welcome to take part in these sessions.
2. In most cases, Focused Workshops are for veterans of at least one YSP or Shakespeare Circle production.
3. We will proceed with any scheduled FocusedWorkshop as long as we receive two or more registrations.
4. Yes, you are welcome to re-take a FocusedWorkshop that you have already taken – so long as you feel you can get more from it. (Shakespeare’s challenges are limitless, after all!)

[SPECIAL NOTE: The next two Focused Workshops will be 1) “Guards and Gardeners, Attendants and Apothecaries: Acting the Bit Parts in Shakespeare” (November 13-December 18); and “The Cave Where Echo Lies: Understanding Shakespeare’s Uses of Repetition” (over the holidays, exact dates to be announced).

Hope to see you soon in our Focused Workshops!!

Richard

P.S. Look for an email announcement tomorrow about the Fall Shaw play.

Note: During YSP rehearsals, the veterans often speak of 'scanning' lines, of feminine endings, shared lines.. we often feel we are at our best when we discover some new rhythmic abnormality. It's not hard. Join us! It will change your view of shakespeare, poetry, and the written word.

Robert Allen Zimmerman

Trevor Nunn's "The Merchant of Venice"

Posted by reynaldo06 on 2006.10.10 at 19:21
Current Location: It's all relative...
Current Music: Hell Yeah! - The Bloodhound Gang
Has anyone else here seen Trevor Nunn's movie version of "The Merchant of Venice", with Henry Goodman? I just recently saw it, and I have to tell you all, it was great. Beautiful sets, and an extremely creative setting. He sets it in 1930s pre-war Germany, which adds a lot. The acting is stunning, and I found myself almost able to believe Portia could be mistaken for a guy. If any of you have a chance to see this, do, you won't regret it. It is a fantastic retelling of (in my opinion) one of Shakespeare's best plays.

Hmmm...

Casting

Posted by an_apple_ist on 2006.09.16 at 23:01
MACBETH



Q

Macbeth-Dom

Lady Macbeth-Tasha

Macduff-Nick

Malcolm0Rachel D-S

Porter-Alexander

Banquo-Alaina

Ross-Jonah

Lennox-Clay

Lady Macduff-Cailin O

1st Witch-Teresa



R

Macbeth-Phan

Lady Macbeth-Katie E

Macduff-Annelise

Duncan-Sophie

Banquo-Michelle

Ross-Will

Lady Macduff-Sazi

1st Witch-Jennifer

Lennox-Seth



S

Macbeth-Nathan

Lady Macbeth-Aimee

Macduff-Alice

Duncan-Yana

Banquo-Alexander

Lady Macduff-Jessica

2nd Witch-Mia



X

Macbeth-Zach

Lady Macbeth-Lohmann

Macduff-Becca

Malcolm-Jacob A-B

Hecate-Ali

Porter-Jako

Banquo-Elena

Old Man-Yana

Lady Macduff-Emma

2nd Witch-Sarah A-B



Y

Macbeth-Wolf

Lady Macbeth-Sarah M

Macduff-Rachel M

Malcolm-Margie

Ross-Ari

Duncan-Evan

Banquo-Jeremy

Lennox-Stefo

Lady Macduff-Caitlin H

2nd Witch-Kacy



Z

Macbeth-Emily

Lady Macbeth-Sami

Macduff-Benji

Malcolm-Leah

Ross-Jangwan

Duncan-Issaka

Banquo-Jako

Lady Macduff-Katherine

2nd Witch-Avery



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...that's only each person's main role...

virgo
Posted by darkmistress27 on 2006.09.15 at 12:45
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
Dear Macbeth Families,
 
Thanks to those who replied to my previous "test" message.  If you have not yet replied, or if this is the first message you are receiving from me, please REPLY so that I know we have your email addresses.
 
Regarding rehearsal schedules for this weekend:
 
THIS SATURDAY ONLY:  9:00 - 4:00 blocking for all actors
 
THIS SUNDAY & EVERY SUNDAY:   11:00 - 4:00 for all actors
 
Richard and Anne are well into the casting of the play.  After this weekend, actors will know if they are coming to morning rehearsals on Saturdays or afternoon rehearsals.
 
We will soon announce the casting and the first parent meeting.  Please check your email regularly, and let me know if you have questions.
 
Thanks,
Monica Messina









that pisses me off


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