Covey Center Presents: WAR OF THE WORLDS

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Here at the Covey Center for the Arts, we recognize that many teachers in your field require students to see a performance for regular or extra credit (or just for fun!). This October from the 5th to the 28th we will have an original play, “War of the Worlds” written by David Hanson, playing in our Brinton Black Box Theatre. It is directed by Ben Hopkin and Chelsea Hickman.

War of the Worlds is the first play to come out of the Covey Center’s New Play Development series, which is a playwriting lab fostering and developing new work here in the Utah Valley. As part of the writing lab, the script was work shopped by a small group including writers, actors, directors, and a dramaturge. The workshop culminated in a staged reading of the play in December 2016. Writer Dave Hanson then made a few additional changes and its premier production will take place October 2017 in the Brinton Black Box at the Covey.

The play tells the story of the arrogant, yet brilliantly creative, Orson Welles and his collaborators at CBS as they produced the now infamous broadcast. Recreating moments from the notorious radio drama, including live Foley (sound effects) on stage, the cast also recreates the drama behind the scenes.

Even though there were no real Martians or heat rays or crash-landed spaceships that fateful evening in the fall of 1938, the fear was real. For some, it was the fear of the unknown that Saturday evening, and for a select few, it was the fear of getting fired the next day. A little fear and a little fun make War of the Worlds at the Covey the perfect October production!

If there is a class that you would like to share this with, we invite you to come join us sometime during the run, especially opening night when tickets will be $7.  Our regular student prices are $14, and if they use the code LASER no matter what night they purchase tickets for, they will receive an additional $2 off.

If you would like more info please feel free to contact Nicole Graham: 801-852-7010. We hope to see you there. Tickets are available online at coveycenter.org or visiting or calling the box office, 801-852-7007.

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Press Release: Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Alpine Community Theater

Alpine Community Theater (ACT) invites you to be their guest this year for their summer production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This 10 year anniversary performance will be held July 21st through July 31st at the Valentine Theater. The theater is located at 839 East 9th North in American Fork.

Join Belle and her friends as they enchant local audiences with the endearing tale of love and redemption as only Disney can tell. This timeless classic won all of our hearts a decade ago and is sure to  win yours as well. Many of the cast members from the previous show have returned for this performance, as well as some wonderful new faces. Performances will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings and 2:00pm for the matinee performances each Saturday.

There will be an Ice Cream social on Monday, June 26th from 6-8pm to kick off ticket sales. The social will also be held at the Valentine Theater. Attendees will be able to buy ice cream, celebrate with the cast and purchase discounted tickets.

There will also be a special VIP Backstage Party for children ages 5-12 on July 29 at 1:00pm before the matinee show. Children attending the party are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Disney character.  They will meet the cast, read stories with Belle, dance with the Beast, have ‘tea’ with Mrs. Potts, and receive a backstage tour, along with other fun activities.  They can experience all this backstage excitement for just the price of an adult ticket. Costumes are encouraged!

Come ‘Be Our Guest’ for a memorable and enchanting experience! Tickets can be purchased online at alpinecommunitytheater.org.  Tickets are $10 for children and senior citizens and $12 for adults. You may purchase tickets for shows and the VIP Party online at alpinecommunitytheater.org or at the Valentine Theater one hour prior to each performance.

ACT is a 100% volunteer organization, “Where everyone can get into the ACT!” ACT provides exceptional family friendly theater experiences for the residents of Northern Utah County and encourages everyone to get involved and “get in the ACT”.

Call for Papers: The Mario K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy

Call for Papers
Life, the Universe, & Everything 46: The Mario K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy is looking for 40-minute papers for the 2018 conference.

We are especially interested in papers in the following areas:
• Literary criticism/ analysis of works by our guest of honor, Todd McCaffrey, or of the Pern series in general.
• Science and technology ( especially new or unusual)
• Serious analysis of sf&f in cinema, television, radio, and other media
• Analysis of sf &f relating to poetry or theatre
• Critical analysis of the narrative, aesthetic, and thematic elements of sf&f video games
• Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f

Submit full papers for consideration to LTUE-Academics, c/o Marny Parkin, 1063 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602 or email electronic submissions as RTF files to marny_parkin@byu.edu. Include name, phone number, street address, and email address on cover sheet. Papers submitted without contact information will not be considered. Student papers welcome. Please see ltue.net for more information.

Papers must be submitted no later than October 1, 2017.

Accepted papers may be published in the Proceedings volume at a later date.

Department News (4-17-17)

The Rookies 2017 Competition

The Rookies has officially launched and we are taking submissions. This is a great opportunity for your students to win paid internships, prizes and scholarships. It’s free to enter and we don’t use students work for commercial gains.

This year’s categories are: Animation, Film Production, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Motion Graphics, Next-Gen Gaming, Photography, Visual Effects, Virtual Reality and Web & Mobile.

Team projects
Film of the Year:
Visual Effects, Animation, Film Production

Game of the Year:
Next-Gen Gaming, Virtual Reality. Web & Mobile

Other:
School of the Year
People’s Choice

Key dates:
Open for Submissions – NOW!
29 May 2017 – Submissions Close
7 July 2017 – Winners Announced

To enter: http://www.therookies.co/register/

Department News (4-10-17)

Department News (4-3-17)

Call for Actors for ATHE

CALL FOR ACTORS FOR  ATHE — NEW PLAY CONFERENCE EVENTS:

FOR THE ATHE CONFERENCE –TO BE HELD AT
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
August 2-6, 2017

ACTORS STILL NEEDED FOR SCRIPT IN HAND STAGED READINGS FOR NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP/SHOWCASE THAT WILL TAKE PLACE DURING THE CONFERENCE:

For the NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP/SHOWCASE (short plays, development workshop/showcase performances)

– 1 MALE – AGE RANGE, 20’S-30’S, recently returned prisoner of war, ethnicity –Black .

– 1 FEMALE – AGE RANGE, teens-early 20’s, ethnicity Black.

– 1 FEMALE – AGE RANGE, teens-early 20’s, ethnicity Mid-Eastern.

– 2  FEMALES – AGE RANGE, 20’S-early 30’s, ethnicity any.

– 2  FEMALES – AGE RANGE, teens-early 20’s, ethnicity any.

For the ATHE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PLAYWRTING SHOWCASE (full-length winner of the AEP award workshop and all-conference showcase performance)

– 1 MALE – AGE RANGE, 20’S-30’S, trans-male artist, any ethnicity. Trans-gender actor preferred.

Please help spread the word to colleagues and students as well?

Anyone interested should contact New Play’s Program Coordinator, Judith Royer, as soon as possible. Need brief acting resume and photo. Include mailing address and telephone/e-mail numbers for now and for the summer, should that be different from your current information. E-mail submission encouraged. If you send by overnight mail, be sure to waive the need for a delivery signature.

Contact Judith Royer, 7847 Flight Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. Phone, (310) 670-0362, royercsj@gmail.com.
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