Saturday, August 27, 2011

Upcoming AUDITIONS for an Original Piece!

Anam Cara Theatre Company announces it's next play! Understanding Everything All At Once (**working title, subject to change as the piece evolves**) will be an ensemble-created piece, directed by guest director out of Minneapolis, Samantha Johns.

Show Dates:

November 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 at 8pm

About the Show:

A collaborative performance-collage created with human bodies and minds. Visionary director Samantha Johns will guide a group of performers through her workshop process of creation with text, objects, thoughts and play. We begin with text by Savannah Reich, a script that is not so much a script as it is a treasure box of ideas and images, a grab bag of words, or a diving board. From this starting point the group will collectively find their way to a piece of theatre concerned with yearning towards something you can't see, living with desperate needs you can't understand, and not learning from your mistakes. Working primarily in the composition of games, assignments, and improvisation and moving toward a fixed form.

Director's Bio:

Samantha Johns is a graduate from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Theater Arts. Johns divides her time between directing, acting, choreography, scenic designing and scenic painting. Johns has worked with such companies as Bedlam Theatre, Jungle Theater, History Theater, Penumbra Theater, Flaneur Theatre, Four Humors Theatre, CatFish, and Anagram Painting. Director of Dali's Liquid Ladies [#1 in Daily Planet's top ten productions of 2009], and co-creator of The Thing [#1 in Daily Planet's top ten productions of 2010] with George McConnell and crew. Recently accepted in the Walker Art Center Choreographer's Evening. She is currently trying to find a future for this thing we call Theatre.

Audition Info:

Sat., Oct 8th 12-4pm [Group A: 12pm-1:45pm and Group B: 2:15pm-4pm]

Sun., Oct 9th 6-10pm [Group A: 6pm-7:45pm and Group B: 8:15pm-10pm]

Location: The Anam Cara Collective at 203 Haywood Rd., West Asheville

Auditions will be in the form of a workshop. Come in movement clothes and be ready to play and think! Bring a headshot or recent photo if you are able.

Call 828-545-3861 or email to reserve your audition time.

Naked Girls Reading 4

That's right! It's time again for Naked Girls Reading. This will be Anam Cara's 4th production of Naked Girls Reading-Asheville. This time our theme will be "Food." Show dates are October 7th and 8th at 8pm. Save the dates! More info to come.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Edge of the West Fest

Come check out some awesome local businesses in the "up-and-coming East-West Asheville!" The Anam Cara Collective and Hip Thrift are teaming up to hold a FREE community festival for our sweet little section of the neighborhood between the River Arts District and West Asheville Main. There will be music, hula-hooping demos, face-painting, games, cupcakes, an outdoor market, thrifty sales, and more! There will also be a free clogging workshop with Ellie Grace at noon inside The Anam Cara Collective, so come get your dance on! Spread the word! We hope to see you there.