Your Weekend Buzz (8/6/15)

Your Weekend Buzz | No Comments → | August 6, 2015

Your weekly source for where to go, what to see, and who to sleep with.


Spotted: Graduates of the first ever ACADEMY class, 2012-2013, after a reading of ACADEMY alum, Jeff Bouthiette’s play, Wake.



The Next Generation of Black Box

Did you see? Black Box opened enrollment on our brand new Young Adult program. Know some teens (or parents of teens) looking for a game changing acting class? Send ’em our way.

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Casting Calls
“What We Need Is Here” – Northwestern University Student Film
Synopsis: After hearing a mysterious song on the radio, a young girl sets out to find the truth about her origins.
Filming Weekends of Oct 9th and 16th – willing to work around conflicts.

Gretchen – Female, white, 25-35, used to being the older sister to her more volatile younger sister, very caring and settled in her own life and routine. Singers/Guitar players preferred.
John – Male, white, 30-40, reserved but loving of his family, supportive of his wife’s music.

Please email a headshot and resume and any questions to Auditions will be held the first week of September.

“Speaking in Tongues” – Indie Feature
Click here for full info!



Who: Sasha Kostyrko
What: Hamlet
Where: Muse of Fire at Ingraham Park, 2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston
Gimme More: Sasha says: It’s Saturday and Sundays at 3pm in Ingraham park, and some indoor performances at the end of August. All performances are free, so anyone is welcome to bring a picnic or some booze and enjoy the show!

Who: Hal Kilgore
What: Coronado
Where: Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln Ave
Gimme More: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through August 8th at 8pm. Full info: here.


“I’m constantly hearing theatre-makers and those running buildings talking about theatre being a conversation. It should be. But the conversation can’t just be taking place in the auditorium on performance nights. It has to take place all over the building and beyond its walls. You can tell an awful lot about the culture of an institution through the visibility of its leaders – not just on press night – and the happiness, enthusiasm and involvement of those working there.” –Why Radical Kindness is the Key Artistic Development from The Guardian


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