All of the talent of Georgia Tech will strut their stuff onstage for The George P. Burdell Variety Hour. From juggling to singing to dance, come see the wide variety of talent that thrives at Georgia Tech.
by Nick Payne –
This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
Constellations is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
by Sarah Ruhl –
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice. A work about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
A new play by Caleigh Derreberry –
A sudden flood prevents Abraham from taking his daughter Morgan to her swim meet, stranding them at the house of his business partner, Olive Shaw. At least, that’s what he tells Morgan, who’s convinced he’s just trying to prevent her from attending CalTech. At least, that’s what he tells Olive, who wants him as far away from her house as possible. But the storm rages on and Abraham just wants to save Olive’s garden and Morgan just wants to leave and Olive just wants to be alone and everything just seems a little suspicious — what business were these people in again? The story of a family and a flood and the ways we know one another.
What does a dystopian future look like and how do humans fit into it?
Harper hears screams in the night and uncovers a secret that changes the course of her life. Far Away depicts a terrifying world where everyone and everything is at war. When you don’t know who to trust, can you even trust yourself?
Auditions for DramaTech’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest will be held on Sunday, November 6 and Monday, November 7 at 7pm. The auditions will consist of cold reading and you only need to audition on one of the two days. Sides will be available to review on November 1 on DramaTech’s website.
Video submissions will be accepted for those who are not in the Atlanta area this semester. Deadline for video submissions are November 7 by 7pm EDT. Video submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performance dates are February 10 – 25, 2017 and some rehearsals will begin late this semester.
You’re invited to audition for the second annual George P. Burdell Variety Hour! The Variety Hour is a big collection of acts, skits, songs, and any other form of performance you can think of put on by DramaTech Theatre and hosted this year at the Ferst Center for the Arts.
Auditions are open to the whole Georgia Tech community, regardless of your theatre experience. Act submissions may consist of anything from a fully prepared musical number including choreography, props, and costumes to even a yet-unformed concept. Please come prepared ready to perform (or explain) the full extent of your act as you have it at that time. Understand that preference will be given to act submissions which exhibit greater degrees of preparation and planning, though these concerns are of course secondary to the artistic and entertainment value of the act.
DramaTech will be able to provide limited resources for the execution of (almost) any act. Including a willing, handsome director for consultation along the way.
Audition times will be decided based on your availability, and time-slot sign-ups will be posted soon.
Join us in a conversation in film industry professionals about working on set. Hear their stories and ask questions about what it takes to be part of the film industry.
Your panel includes:
Clifton Guterman is an Atlanta actor, teacher, casting director and all around theatre admin. devotee. He has performed off-Broadway
and at numerous top regional theatres, including Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep, San Jose Rep, California Shakespeare Theatre,
Barrington Stage, North Shore Music Theatre, Weston Playhouse and the O’Neill Center, among others. Locally, he has acted with
the Alliance, Actor’s Express, Dad’s Garage and Synchronicity. Clifton was named Broadway World Atlanta’s Best Actor (play) in
2013, is a former Suzi Bass Award nominee and was nominated for a Bay Area Critics Circle Award for his work as Smike in The
Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby at California Shakespeare. He can be seen in numerous recent feature films, television
shows and commercials. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, serves on the Atlanta Actors’ Equity Liaison Committee,
is the Industry Advisor for Audition Revolution software and holds a BA in Drama from the University of Georgia and an
MFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Although hailing from Long Island, NY, Jen Ingulli has spent most of her professional years in the Southeast. Graduating from
James Madison University with a degree in Arts Management, Jen launched her casting career in Wilmington, NC. After getting
to know many of the actors in the region, she then spent a year and a half in Los Angeles, working in both casting and management.
Jen has since returned to her “home” in the Southeast where she has worked as casting associate in the offices of Army
Wives, Fincannon & Associates, Arvold and Olubajo Sonubi. Jen has had the privilege of working on many great TV and film
projects, including Homeland, The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire and TURN: Washington’s Spies. Jen’s passion is helping
actors and she thoroughly enjoys working directly with them, honing their auditions, and teaching actors what it takes to get cast
in professional TV and film projects. Jen is a proud member of The Casting Society of America. Visit her website at www.ingullicasting.
ArtistDirector is helmed by Justin Jordan, award-winning artist with an incomparable genius. Bold and daring, he brings passion
and strategic brilliance to every brand he touches, large or small. Conceptual Creative, world-class art direction and a tireless pursuit
of perfection define Justin’s approach to photography. Justin began his career in advertising as an intern. He spent most of his
time in Creative, and eventually the company took a chance and hired him as graphic designer. He learned the mechanics of great
visual communication and, after several years of hard work, earned his way to Sr. Art Director. Standing behind some big named
photographers piqued his curiosity in the photo capturing process. After conceiving, directing, and retouching enough photos
from commercial shoots, Justin took the passionate plunge and spent most of his money on equipment. Within one year, he had
published his photographs nationally, and found his true artistic calling. Justin has produced national TV, Print and digital campaigns
for AARP, Amtrak, Bermuda Tourism, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Hillshire Farm, Jack Daniel’s, KFC, Roche, Subaru, USDA and
Ben Lambeth grew up in Atlanta and has watched first hand as the film industry has grown over the past five years. While attending
Georgia Tech he began working freelance in Atlanta’s independent film community and currently works as a Gaffer on commercial,
independent, and television productions. After college Ben pooled resources with another Georgia Tech student working
in the industry, Gabe Pippas, to found Cinder Lighting & Grip, a lighting equipment rental house that caters to independent films
and commercial productions alike.
Laureen Muller, owner of RCM Talent & Management, is matron to a thriving brood of children and grandchildren. As the former
director of a youth recreation center in Florida, Laureen developed relationships in her community that lead to being called on to
provide talent for local theater and special events, such as the Super Bowl, Sunfest, and Artigras. Laureen relocated to Georgia to
be closer to her kids and grandkids. Her love of entertainment and joy of being part of people realizing their dreams took hold and
flourished into RCM Talent & Management and a strong reputation and respect in the industry. Laureen is proud of what RCM
Talent & Management has accomplished and of its continued growth.
A son confronts his emotionally distant father, learning a horrifying story about his past and siblings that he never knew. As events unfold, Salter learns that his son has been part of a disturbing incident involving a number of “others”. Questioning the concept of nature vs. nurture, A Number opens up the conversation about individuality in the age of cloning.
If you like acting, singing, hanging lights and speakers, building sets, creating costumes and props, improv, and stage managing, come to DramaTech! Join us at DramaTech Theatre’s Open House, a week full of games, food, fun! With your help we will also be putting on a show in just one week. Whether you’ve been doing theatre your whole life or you just became interested in it now, come out to learn more!
If you are just interested in watching shows, come watch our two shows at the end of the week on Friday and Saturday for free!
Sunday @ 6pm – Cookie Crafts
Monday @ 6pm – Game Night
Tuesday @ 6pm – Intro to Tech/Acting Auditions
Wednesday @ 6pm – Club Meeting/Acting Auditions/Tech Work Party
Thursday @ 6pm – Tech Work Party/Improv Workshop
Friday @ 6pm – Acting Workshop, Food @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm
Saturday @ 6pm – Acting Workshop, Food @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm