as Barney and I go about our usual business here at machine theatre headquarters (barney is slapping a printer and muttering about technology whilst I stare at a small ceramic demon and pray for inspiration) it occurs to me that summer is rapidly fading. it's 60 degrees outside! i wore a jacket today! Autumn is upon us.
that's really all I wanted to say. i don't have a plug for any up-coming machine theatre show or anything(ThomThom Act I at C.A.S.T 11PM September 17,18,19 $10 be there or be square.) but just wanted to share my wonder at the changing seasons.
the world goes round and seasons change. it is eternal and awesome.
isn't it cool to be a human? yes. it is.
PS- keep checking back here as we will have photos up soon from ThomThom... rehearsal and other recent shenanigans!
First and foremost a HUGE thanks to everyone that came out for our free workshops last week! they were a huge success and (we feel) an excellent way to introduce Barney Baggett (Director of Training) to the community! Our workshop program will become a regular thing so be on the lookout for a variety of upcoming training programs!
we are up and running with rehearsals for ThomThom(if that bird won't sing) and it looks like it's gonna be rad! we've got a great script, a great score, and a great team so we are understandably excited! we hope to see a lot of people out for our special preview presentation of Act One the weekend of September 17,18,19 11PM at C.A.S.T. please e-mail us to make reservations. tickets are only $10
In other news, we are very excited to be moving into our new office this week! We're moving into an office at StorySlam! which is a very cool arts oriented community center in the heart of Plaza-Midwood. So starting this week, if you're looking for us just stop by 1401 Central Ave and pop your head in! We'll be there!
aight now, I gotta go do laundry (yep, the height of glamour!).
Machine Theatre is in the midst of developing an exciting new partnership in Charlotte! We are working with Urban Ministries, an advocacy and support group for the homeless, to develop a series of workshops aimed at creating new works of theatre written and performed by Charlotte's homeless.
We'll be starting up in October with twice monthly sessions in which Machine Theatre Ninjas will collaborate with Charlotte's forgotten citizens to develop songs and stories that will culminate in the performance of a brand new original work for the stage in June 2010!
We are thrilled about this new partnership for so many reasons and will be keeping you posted. keep checking back for more news!