Wednesday, October 10, 2007
In the meantime, check out Michael's musings. As Jack White says: "Be like the squirrel."
Friday, July 20, 2007
It made its debut in July 2007 at the Ogresse theater in Paris. The playwright, Quinton Cockrell, acted the play, directed by Bethe Ensey.
Thanks are due to the musicians who offered their time and talents to play after the show: Stéphane Beaussart, Zinc-Breaks (Ahmed and Tristan), Chris Kenna, John Simms and Miguel, Lari Lucien of 21st Century Folks and Miles Turney.
And to friends who offered us their help and advice: Mutata of the Ogresse theater, Dietlind Lerner & Chris Thomas, Jack Cannon & Cheryl Hall, Chelethia Williams, Jeanne Bernard and Romilly Masters.
Here is a version of the script of Shot House.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Thanks to John Simms, Ahmed and Tristan of Zinc-Breaks, Stéphane Beaussart and Chris Kenna, who played and sang after the show.
Next week, Lari of 21st Century Folks will join us on Thursday and Ahmed, Tristan and Chris on Friday. Hope to see y'all then.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
For those who would like to eat before the show, we'll be opening the doors at 7 p.m. You can also eat after the show.
Une information de plus - Si vous voulez manger, merci de prévenir le théâtre, par téléphone à 01 4036 9515 - ou par mail à firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nous allons ouvrir à 19h pour ceux qui veulent manger avant le spectacle. On peut aussi manger après.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
The directorBethe Ensey has recently directed Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and God's Man in Texas for the Little Theater players in Birmingham, The 1940's Radio Hour at the Hoover Library Theater, assistant directed Love's Labours Lost at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and directed numerous children's plays at the Birmingham Children's Theater.
Here's her bio.
What's the play about, you ask?Shot House is a one-act play set in semi-rural Alabama in 1964. Dark, funny and finally heartbreaking, it's about Billy, a man trapped by a desire to be free of all things and a richly colorful talker who sells liquor illegally from his shot house. Billy's house is inhabited by characters Billy sees, but the audience does not: Scooter, a WWII vet whom Billy throws out when he starts to moan about what he used to have — namely, legs and a wife; Creola, whose job is to roll Scooter’s "crippled ass" on out of the place; the Boy, Billy’s son; and most importantly and dramatically, Annie Laurie, the woman of Billy’s life, who even has beautiful feet.
Q in ParisAs well as being a talented actor and playwright, the bird can chirp. Q's been singing along with los Caballeros Simpáticos at some of our gigs. The proof is in the pictures.
The OgresseHere is an article about the theater and the artist who runs it.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Here's his bio:
He has worked with numerous theater companies in New York City and throughout the United States, including the Riverside Shakespeare Company, the Westbeth theater, John Houseman Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Studio Arena Theater, Heritage Repertory, and Birmingham Children's Theater.
He has worked extensively with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Southern Writers' Project since 2002. Quinton is a recent recipient of the Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship in playwriting for his plays Low Life and Shot House.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Michael, who will be the next playwright to be produced by us after Quinton Cockrell's "Shot House" in July, has sent in his bio.
"Before hurricane Katrina hastened his departure from New Orleans in 2005, Michael Merino wrote much of and workshopped scenes from The Quick Brown Fox Jumped over the Lazy Dogs at the city's Contemporary Arts Center while he was on a seven-month work assignment for the Department of Defense."
Friday, June 1, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
The play will be followed by sets by local musicians. Already signed up is a great duo mixing European and Berber music, Zinc-Breaks. Click on the flash player below to hear them play their version of Matoub's "O ma pâtrie":
For reservations, contact the theater by email or call 01 4036 9515.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Quinton Cockrell will be performing his play, Shot House.
I'm currently preparing for auditions for Michael Merino's play, The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over the Lazy Dogs.
I need two men and two women, plus another person of any sex. If you're an actor, read the play (you can download it via the links on the right), and if you're interested in rehearsing it
The first run will be July 5-6, 12-13 at the Ogresse, 4 rue des Prairies, Paris 20.