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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
Corinth Theatre-Arts’ upcoming production, “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”, is a drama that examines health care and end-of-life decisions when a sculptor is paralyzed in a car wreck and doesn’t want medical technology to keep him alive.
Performances are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Crossroads Playhouse, 303 Fulton Drive, Corinth. Tickets, $6 for students and $12 for adults, are on sale at the Playhouse during business hours, 1-6 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays; by calling 662.287.2995 and at the door as available.
This play has earned CT-A’s Second Stage designation. It is rated “restricted” for mild language and mild adult content and is not recommended for children.
“’Whose Life Is It Anyway?’ is a conversation between the playwright and the audience about what it means to live life to the fullest and what it means to be a human. We see the frustrations Ken Harrison faces as a quadriplegic with no chance of using his limbs again. Through his sharp mind, he articulates his desire to attain personal freedom even at the cost of his own life,” said play director Cris Skinner, who also is CT-A’s artistic director. “This cerebral play brings a timely and serious conversation to CT-A’s audience through the discussions Ken has with his solicitor, the frank banter he has with a female physician and the arguments and sometimes laughter other hospital staff offer him through the course of their everyday duties.”
Cast members are Ken Harrison – Leland Hendrix; Sister Anderson – Cynthia Potter; Kay Sadler – Rebekah Fontaine; John – Jamey Nunley; Dr. Joan Scott – Hayley Anderson; Dr. Michael Emerson – Dan Marsh; Mrs. Gillian Boyle – Debi McKenzie; Philip Hill – Cody Daniels; Dr. Paula Travers – Stephanie Mullins; Peter Kershaw – Ronnie McNutt; Mr. Justice Millhouse – Randy Duke; Andrew Eden – Joe Wallace; and Dr. Barr – Paul Locke.
Written by British playwright and screenwriter Brian Clark, CT-A’s production of “Whose Life Is It Anyway?” is sponsored by Bailey Williams Realty and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.
For more information, call CT-A at 662.287.2995 or visit the CT-A website at corinththeatrearts.com.
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Sunday, July 25th, 2010
The Mississippi Writers Guild is hosting their annual Writers Conference in August in Vicksburg, MS. For more information visit their conference website at http://www.mississippiwritersguild.com/2010_MWG_Conference.html
Sunday, July 25th, 2010
WILLKOMMEN, BIENVENUE, WELCOME!
Actors’ Playhouse and Fondren Theatre Workshop present
July 22-23-24 @ 7:30 p.m and July 25 @ 2:00 p.m.
121 Paul Truitt Lane, Pearl, MS
July 29-30-31 @ 7:30 p.m.
HAL & MAL’S RESTAURANT
200 Commerce Street, Jackson, MS
BERLIN, 1930….the end of Europe’s dreamy decadence on the eve of the Nazi nightmare. The unflappable flapper, Sally Bowls, keeps dancing her head above water through love, longing, loss, and lederhosen.
Featuring Kimberlee Wilson as Sally Bowls, Danny Dauphin as The Emcee, David Lind as Cliff, Denise Halbach as Frauline Schneider, James Anderson as Herr Schultz, Jessica Wilson as Frauline Kost, and Dylan Lovett as Ernst. Also featuring a beautiful cast of Kit Kat Girls and Boys including Brad Bishop, Bridget Archer, Bryce Slocumb, Clif Hogan, Erick Weeks, Erin Carney, Kyle Henderson, Mandy Nabors, Marisol Rosas, Roxie Randle, and Tracie James Waide, and equally beautiful orchestra including Harlan Zackery (Conductor), Lorraine Middleton, Bo Childs, John Palmerton, and Spencer Thomas.
Directed by Richard Lawrence, Assistant Directed by Doug Hutton, Choreography by Tiffany Jefferson, Production Design by Jerry Farley. Sponsored in part by Jackson Free Press.
$20.00 General Admission
$25.00 Kit-Kat Klub VIP Seating
$15.00 Students/Senior Citizens
FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL 601-664-0930 (credit card required).
Recommended for Mature Audiences Only.
Sunday, July 11th, 2010
Mississippi Theatre Association and Mississippi Arts Commission Hold Town Hall Meeting in Meridian
As part of a statewide effort to bring theatres, performers and arts supporters together, the Mississippi Theatre Association (MTA) and the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is hosting a town hall meeting in Meridian, MS on July 24, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Meridian Little Theatre. We invite the arts community from the region to join us for an afternoon of conversation.
“We invite all theatre and arts enthusiasts from all types of theatres including community theatres, schools, college and universities, and home school programs to attend the meeting to learn more about the services offered by the two organizations,” said Stephen Cunetto, Executive Director, Mississippi Theatre Association. “We also want to hear how we are doing and how we can better serve your community, schools and organizations,” added Diane Williams, Arts Industry Director & Accessibility Coordinator, Mississippi Arts Commission.
The mission of MTA is to foster appreciation of and participation in youth, college, community, high school, professional, and university theatre in Mississippi by sponsoring festivals, workshops, and retreats; communicating with members and the public; acting as an advocate to government agencies, business, and the public; recognizing excellence in performance and production; and sanctioning representatives to regional festivals. The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency, funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Wallace Foundation, Donna & Jim Barksdale, The Phil Hardin Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation and other private sources. MAC is the official grants-making and service agency for the arts in Mississippi. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.
Sunday, July 11th, 2010
I have a set for Charlie Brown. It includes Snoopy’s dog house, Schroeder’s piano, and Lucy’s Psychiatric booth. If you are interested please contact me.
Sunday, July 11th, 2010
Theatre Oxford, in cooperation with the UM Theatre Arts Department, kicks off its new Workshop Series on July 17th from 9:30 to 12:30 at Meek Auditorium on the UM campus. SCENE PAINTING MADE EASY will offer easy techniques for creating brick, marble and wood grain effects with paint. This is a great opportunity for people who are interested in creating sets or who would like to be more creative in their decorating pursuits. The class will be taught by Felipe Macias, Professor of Theatre at Eastern New Mexico University. Mr. Macias has over 200 design credits and most recently designed the sets for Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s Royal Season. The workshop is open to anyone over the age of 13. Enrollment fee is $30.00; scholarships available for UM Theatre majors. Visit www.theatreoxford.org or go by The Powerhouse in Oxford for an application.
Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of hearing Michael Kaiser speak at the MSU Riley center about the state of the arts during these difficult economic times. As part of his 50 state tour Kaiser is listening to others as well as emphasizing the importance of the arts. Accordig to Kaiser arts related income is down about 6 % for most arts organizaions. while income is down Kaiser stressed the importance of not decreasing programming. he notes that the tendancy is to cut back especially in marketing but it is critical to ontinue to provide high quality programming and a strong and clear marketing strategy. Organizations need to be clever and cutting edge in identifying the best ways to market to their existing and potential customers. He noted that arts organizations are resilient and most continue to push forward or risk losing ground.
Suggested reading… “The Art of the Turnaround: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Arts Organizations”.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
There are only a few days left to pre-register for the MTA 2010 Festival being held in Tupelo, MS January 14-17, 2010. You don’t want to miss a weekend filled with theatre! 18 productions, over 15 workshops, vendors, a community theatre summit, 10-minute play festival, Theatre for Youth Festival, Individual Events, social events and more. The festival offers opportunities for theatre lovers at all levels. If you enjoy theatre you will love MTA 2010!
For more information on the festival and to view the festival schedule click here.
Pre-Registration is Closed. Tickets will available at the Lyric Theatre each day.
- We can accept 3 forms of payment – check, credit card or PayPal.
- Pay by Check: Complete the registration form and select PAY BY CHECK (picture of a check below the PayPal image) on the “select payment page”.
- Credit Card: To enter your own credit card click the PAYPAL image on the “select payment page” and find the section that reads: “Don’t have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account (where available).” Click Continue and you will be able to enter your own credit card and you won’t have to create a PayPal account.
- Pay Using PayPal: Complete the registration form, select PayPal image on the “select payment page” and then login to your PayPal account.
Anyone not interested in staying for the entire festival including the awards luncheon on Sunday can purchase tickets at the door. Tickets for a block of shows (2-3 shows) are $5, $15 for an entire day and $25 for the weekend. These tickets do not include admittance to the workshops or the Sunday luncheon.
For your convenience, we have a caterer providing pre-ordered lunches for Friday and Saturday. You must pre-register online in order to purchase a lunch. You have the option of ham, turkey, white cheddar pimento and chicken salad. They may have extras but we cannot guarantee this. (If you already pre-registered and you want to add a lunch just do the registration again. You don’t have to select the membership/festival registration options….just add your lunches.)
- 9 community theatre productions and 9 high school productions
- Workshops on a variety of topics including lighting 101, playwriting, integrating theatre into the classroom, directing, social networking, improvisation, sword fighting, prop swap, and many more. List of Workshops
- Community Theatre Summit: If you are involved in a community theatre you need to be sure to have your theatre is represented at the Community Theatre Summit. Topics include opportunities and services provided by the Mississippi Theatre Association, publicity for community theatres, social networking, grant writing, as well as topics identified by participants. As a part of the Summit, the Mississippi Arts Commission will conduct an extended workshop that will help participants apply for the next round of grants from the Commission. The meeting will be held in the Mimosa Room of the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo, MS at 1:00 p.m. and will last until 5:30 p.m. Individuals interested in participating should pre-register for the free event at http://www.mta-online.org/machform/view.php?id=9
- Gary Garrison leads extended playwriting workshop. We are very excited to have Gary Garrison attending our festival this year to participate in the Playwriting Competition and to conduct an extended, two-hour workshops on playwriting. The workshop will be held Saturday afternoon (11:00 a.m. / BancorpSouth Center: Mimosa Room). If you are interested in playwriting, you need to attend this workshop. Garrison is a playwright and author, as well as the Executive Director for Creative Affairs of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Artistic Director and Division Head of Playwriting for the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at the Tisch School of the Arts. He is the former National Chair of Playwriting for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival, as well as the Artistic Director for the First Look Theatre Company and the recently formed Playwrights PlayGround. In 2005, Gary was named Outstanding Teacher of Playwriting by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. For more information on Garrison visit http://www.garygarrison.com.
- George Calhoun to speak at the 2010 MTA Festival. Actor and Moss Point native George M. Calhoun will share the secret of his success as the guest speaker for the 2010 Mississippi Theatre Association Festival in Tupelo, Jan. 14-17. Calhoun has performed over 1,300 times with Covenant Players, a professional traveling repertory company based near Los Angeles. While performing with the company, he has earned their David Garrick Acting Award for his body of work. As a director of more than 60 one-acts and short plays on the road, his greatest pleasure comes from helping actors realize confidence in themselves. During his time at the festival, Calhoun will share tricks and tips of fashioning true stories into theatrical drama. Also, a representative from the Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) will tell how old interviews discovered new life through the Center for Oral History & Cultural Heritage. Included is a presentation of the end result of the work of these two, the commissioned one-act play Tumblin’ Down, written by George Calhoun and performed by WINGS Performing Arts of Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.
- Individual Events: If you are planning to participate in the Individual Events for student or adults – you must pre-register. You will need to register using the MTA registration form and then register on the Joy of Tournaments site. The Individual Events are another way of showing off your talent. Events include 60 second monologues, duets, song selections, as well as design events. For more information visit the IEF site. If you have questions about these – just ask us. We are happy to further explain the registration and IEF process.
- College/University Auditions: High school juniors, seniors and community college students can audition for colleges/universities by participating in the College/University Auditions being held Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Students need to pre-register at here. The fee is $15 per student. (If your college/university is interested in participating in the audition process, visit this site.)
With all these opportunities we hope you won’t miss MTA 2010!