I need some volunteers for call backs this weekend:
I will need two volunteers for each time;
Saturday 11/16/13 -
From 6:45 - 10:00
Sunday 11/17/13 -
Please come into the office today (11/15) to sign up.
I need volunteers for the dance concert run crew. Tech is this weekend and it runs through Nov 24th. You will get credit for 55 in another semester (it is too late for this semester). You must be available for every date.
Please email me ASAP if you are interested.
David M. Henderson, Chair
Department of Drama and Dance
To all students of the Department of Drama and Dance:
Professor Pei-Chi Su is being considered for Tenure this year, and as part of that process the Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee would like to invite responses from current students who have experienced Pei-Chi Su as a teacher, designer or advisor.
Tenure is a very important stage in the career of every teacher. Receiving tenure means that Professor Su can continue to be a vital part of the Drama and Dance Department as we move forward into the future. Your feedback is an imperative part of this extremely rigorous process.
The Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 13 at 4:00 in the Conference Room in Emily Lowe Hall. At that meeting you will be able to share your feedback, privately or as a group, regarding Professor Su’s candidacy with members of her Tenure Committee.
If you would prefer to respond in writing please submit letters to me in hard copy (electronic submissions cannot be accepted) c/o Department of Drama and Dance, Emily Lowe Hall, Hofstra University, Hempstead NY 11549.
If you have any questions regarding this process please contact me at royston.p.coppenger@[nospam]hofstra.edu (remove [nospam] to email) or by calling my office at (516) 463-6540. Thank you for your participation.
Dr. Royston Coppenger
Chair, Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee for Drama and Dance
Audition sign-up sheets are up!
If you are applying for the B.F.A. performance, you must sign up for a time between 6:20pm and 8:20 pm on Monday. All B.F.A. - Performance applicants must attend the warm up at 6pm.
If you are not applying for the B.F.A., please do not sign up before 8:20 on Monday.
David M. Henderson, Chair
Department of Drama and Dance
I need four people for each night to proctor auditions.
There is a sign up sheet in the office for each day.
If you can there are two time slots 5:30-8:30 and 8:00-10:00 for each night and I will need two people for each time slot.
Auditions for the spring department drama productions will take place from 6pm - 10pm, November 11, 12, 13. Lowe 106.
Callbacks will be held the weekend of Nov. 16-17.
Department main-stage productions for the spring:
Comedy of Errors
Something Wicked : A One Hour Macbeth
Don Juan Comes Back From The War
Student rep directors will also be present at the auditions.
Two one-minute contrasting pieces:
One comic Shakespeare selection. For women, if possible, something with rhyming couplets. (Please do not use Moliere as an option.)
One dramatic selection from the Modern period, approximately 1870 – 1940. Some suggested authors include Brecht, Strindberg, Wedekind, O'Neill; something that has some structure and a hard emotional edge.
For Royston Coppenger’s Directing class (DR190) to appear in student-directed scenes. Each scene will be rehearsed outside of class and presented in-class twice. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday 11:10 – 12:35 in the Spiegel theater. In order to volunteer you MUST be consistently available during this time.
This is a great way to practice your craft and get to know your fellow Drama and RTVF students. To put yourself on the list of volunteers, please email your contact info to royston.p.coppenger@[nospam]hofstra.edu. (remove the [nospam] to email) If you have any questions you can call me at extension 3-6540.
Any questions OR WANT TO BE A HEAD TEACHER?
Contact Anita Feldman
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The RTVF department will be holding an open casting call/audition on Thursday, Sept 26th. Final times and location still TBA.
We have coordinated this audition between drama and RTVF every year for the past three years and it is something their student directors value greatly. If you are interested in getting cast in a student RTVF project of any kind, you don't want to miss this.
My name is Justin Morales and I am a film major/drama minor here at Hofstra. This fall, I will be doing the cinematography and editing for the feature film Night of the Magician, a horror film in the vein of 70’s and 80’s grindhouse/cult films about a young boy who discovers that acclaimed magician Majesto’s “tricks” may actually be far more real and deadly than just simple illusions. The film is being produced by Evan Makrogiannis, who has served as a writer, director, and producer for indie horror hits like The Turnpike Killer, The Super, and the upcoming zombie film Survive, which was also directed by Magician’s young director, Liam Makrogiannis. We will be shooting the film in the New York City/Long Island area on weekends and we’re currently looking for female actresses to portray victims. Low/no pay, great experience, and victims can receive footage from the film for their acting reels. If interested, shoot me an e-mail at justinanthonymorales@[nospam]gmail.com ( remove [nospam] to email) and I can put you in contact with Evan and/or Liam.
Here are links to trailers of previous films that the Makrogiannis family has made:
The Turnpike Killer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ0Qy2EsBd4
The Super: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWxPZK6daX4
THE CHEATERS CLUB
Written and Directed by
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Playing Now through September 21, 2013
Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street, NY, NY (map)
F to Delancey | J/M to Essex | B/D to Grand
The newest play from The Amoralists' resident playwright, The Cheaters Club is a Southern-sized Savannah ghost story that creeps out of the shadows and Spanish moss to bring us face to face with the skeletons that are lurking in our closet and destroying our marital bliss.
Meet The Cheaters Club: siblings Tommy, Jimmy and Cathy, and brand-new recruit Vonn. Once a year they get out of town to get it on, with no spouses and no strings attached, to exorcise their sexual demons. This year, the destination is Savannah for a lust-filled weekend at the haunted Chaney Inn, run by a mysterious family and their voodoo-ing housemaid. But the dark and unresolved history of the inn is still being written, and the Cheaters Club may very well be the final chapter. Join Ghost Tour Guide (and town drunk) Vladimir Anton as he takes you on a journey of infidelity, revenge, and murder in the dark corners of America's most haunted necropolis.
If you can't be with the one you love...possess the one you're with.
Featuring a cast of 26...
Byron Anthony, Charlie Chase, Wade Dunham, Eloise Edwards, Edgar Eguia, Janette Johnston, James Kautz, Mackenzie Knapp, David Lanson, Sarah Lemp, Zen Mansley, Judy Merrick, Serena Miller, Kat Murphy, David Nash, Penny O'Brien, Cassandra Paras, Matthew Pilieci, James Rees, Ben Reno, Dan Stern, Kelley Swindall, Anna Stromberg, Haley Sullivan, Jordan Tisdale and Vanessa Vaché
For more, visit www.theamoralists.com
Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning KEEN COMPANY
THE FILM SOCIETY
by Jon Robin Baitz
directed by Drama Desk award-winner Jonathan Silverstein
with Tony Award-Nominee Euan Morton & OBIE Award-Winner Roberta Maxwell
SEPTEMBER 10- OCTOBER 26
Tues- Thurs @ 7, Fri- Sat @ 8, Sat @ 2, Sun @ 3
THE CLURMAN THEATRE
410 W. 42nd St. (btw. 9th & 10th Aves)
SPECIAL $21.25 STUDENT TIX & $31.25 DISCOUNT TIX!
TO PURCHASE STUDENT TIX ($21.25/$26.25): Must show Valid Student ID at door
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2. CALL 212-947-8844 and mention code TRSTUD
TO PURCHASE DISCOUNT TIX ($31.25/$36.25):
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Set in a South African school for boys in 1970, THE FILM SOCIETY chronicles the struggle of a young teacher to keep politics out of his extracurricular film club. After the school becomes embroiled in an apartheid controversy, he must decide whether to support his activist colleague or side with the headmaster who can make or break his career. An early play from the acclaimed author of OTHER DESERT CITIES, this is a powerful and witty tale of one man’s responsibility in the face of historical change. "What distinguishes Mr. Baitz' writing is its ability to embrace the ambiguities of political and moral dilemmas that might easily be reduced to blacks and whites.”(N.Y. Times)
The Slayer of Denmark
Old Hamlet………Ryan Molloy
Thank you to all who auditioned.
CAST: We will have a cast meeting and read through in the near future. Our stage manager, Rachel Calter, will contact you to determine a date and time.
Welcome, and welcome back!
I hope you all enjoyed your summer and you are ready for the year!
The semester starts off a little strangely this year as we have two days of classes, immediately followed by the four-day weekend for Rosh Hashanah. So the calendar is a little odd. I want to make you aware of a few important meetings coming up.
Sunday, September 8th, 7pm - 11pm, Lowe 106 STUDENT REP AUDITIONS
All BFA – Performance students are required to attend! We need proctors, so please sign up with Angela in the main office.
Monday, September 9th, 4pm, Black Box DRAM 55 FIRST MEETING
This is for everyone in 55 who does not have a class conflict with the 4pm time. The meeting will only last about 30 minutes. It will immediately be followed by the first Lie of the Mind crews – so check the crew list! (attached).
There are also a few crew positions still missing and several small changes will need to be made to the crew list, so it is VERY IMPORTANT that you attend the first meeting if you are in 55 this semester.
Wednesday, September 11th, 11:15 a.m. Dempster 209 ALL MAJORS MEETING
Please come to hear important department announcements, meet and greet new and returning faculty and welcome the new first-year students! Clubs, please be ready with any announcements you would like to make.
We are in the midst of hiring a new Costume Shop Manager, but the process is not complete, so please be patient if you are on a costume crew, as Pei-Chi will be on her own in the shop for a while.
You should also plan to come to the Drama and Dance Department office sometime during that first week of classes to fill out a white departmental registration card (this is separate from registration for your classes). These will no longer be available online! You should fill out a department card each semester that you are at Hofstra. These tell us that you are, indeed, a dance or drama major, and assures that you are assigned an advisor for future class registration. It also provides us important information as to how to reach you on campus by email or telephone. Remember, the Drama and Dance Department office is located in 102 Emily Lowe Hall.
I look forward to seeing all of you soon!
David M. Henderson, Chair
Department of Drama and Dance
This is the place to find Drama & Dance Department information! As the semester comes up to speed, we will post department specific information here.