Member News: 1/30/14

Morgan Greenwald (C11) is a Co-Producer on the Hub Network’s latest web series, S.H.R.I.E.K.

Check out the webisodes here: http://www.hubnetwork.com/shows/shriek

Check out Tenere Williams (WCAS’99) in the new webseries DATING SAVANNAH LOVE!

From Margot Rubin (C07):

“Margot & Marie: LIVE” stars two comedy girls with a wildly popular webseries, delivering their quirky fun to the stage, as hosts of an original late night talk show. It’s entertaining, delightful, and full of authentic bestie charm.

  • Second City Hollywood, February 19th and March 5th, 9pm
  • Directed by: Tim McKernan
  • Music by: Keith Harrison (BSM ’08)
  • Tickets: http://www.secondcity.com/performances/hollywood/calendarandtickets/

Brian Patacca (C 98) is thrilled to announce that he has been invited by Northwestern University School of Communication to lecture this January. He will be teaching a life and career coaching course to actors on how to balance a successful life and acting career.

NU alumni are welcome to audit Actor Salon for free. For details visit actorsalon.com or email .

More info: http://vimeo.com/83708536#at=0

From Mike Salomon (C09):

Viral pop-culture/theatre mash-up sensation The Tragedy of King James the First is taking the stage in Los Angeles and looking for talented actors to fill several key roles for an upcoming staged reading. This play – which has been mentioned on the AV Club and Slate as well as given a partial NYC reading featuring legendary sportscaster Bob Costas – is a satirical, Shakespearean styled retelling of the story of LeBron James and The Decision.

The upcoming reading will be a script-in-hand, staged performance of a selection of scenes from the play geared towards both developing as well as marketing/publicizing the work for a future full production. Additionally, an ESPN documentary crew has expressed interest in filming some of the rehearsal process and performance for potential inclusion in an upcoming 30-for-30 documentary on Cleveland sports fandom.

Though unpaid, the performance will require a minimum amount of rehearsal time (no more than 6-8 hours total) and includes significant stage time and dialogue for all involved. It’s also a great opportunity to work with some fellow Wildcats on some really unique material. To view the play in its entirety, please visit http://thetragedyofkingjamesthefirst.blogspot.com/.

Key scheduling items are as follows:

  • Performance – 2/10 at 8PM at the Del Ray Theatre on Loyola Marymount’s Campus (1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA)
  • Rehearsals – TBD, but most likely during daytime hours starting the week of 1/27.

Here are the roles we are currently looking to fill:

  • Lord Gilbert – White male, 40-55 – Shakespearean parody of real-life figure Dan Gilbert. Sleek CEO type with haughty presence. Must be comfortable with Shakespearean verse, as character has multiple soliloquies/speeches.
  • Wade – shorter Black male, 25-35 – Shakespearean parody of Dwyane Wade. Small, conniving half of comedic villainous pair Wade & Bosh (sort of a George/Lennie type of pairing – Wade is George). Must be comfortable with Shakespearean style verse.
  • Williams – Black male, 20-35 – Shakespearean parody of real life figure Moe Williams. A goofy 2nd-in-command type. Must be able to switch back and forth between Shakespearean and modern styled language for comedic effect.

If you are interested in auditioning, contact Mike Salomon at .