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Seasonal Inspirations: Stories of the Season ~ a free IT event Dec 14

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Itinerant Theatre presents an evening of Seasonal Inspirations:  Stories of the Season, featuring the writings of three local writers, as well as other stories on the origins of the holidays of the season.  Featured are Alana Fontenot’s “Bonjour Maman, ca va?”, Kathy Heath’s “The Christmas Elevator” and Tasha Guidry’s “Christmas Gifts”.  There may even be a few songs of the evening…

Admission is a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry.  IT will provide a festive atmosphere and have wassail and cookies.  Come join us to enjoy the season, learn a little about the holidays and feel inspired.

December 14, 2019 at Central School, Studio 339, 7:00pm.  Elevator is available.  Address of Central School A&H Bldg. is 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles.  Please park in back.

 

PS  Stay tuned for our “Spotlight on Zydeco” Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at The Foundation House on Enterprise Bl. with Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush!

La Women: Life Inspired ~ two nights this weekend!

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Two nights this upcoming weekend Itinerant Theatre produces “Louisiana Women:  Life Inspired”.  Carolyn Woosley will stage read two of her 13 Louisiana Women, “Caroline” (Dormon), the first woman in forestry in the USA and “Elizebeth” (Thomas Werlein) who led the effort to save the French Quarter from demolition.  Woosley will preface each performance with brief dramaturg’s notes on ‘the world of’ that woman.  

This event “Louisiana Women:  Life Inspired” occurs at 7:00pm, Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 in Itinerant Theatre’s Studio 339, at Central School A&H Building, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles.  Cost is $10, Seniors $8 and students $5.  You can pay at the door by cash, check or credit card or reserve ahead at 337-436-6275 (but arrive 15 minutes early for that one).

Elevator accessible. Seating is open.  Park in back.  There will be one intermission.

Weekend Two of The Play’s the Thing New Play Series: Women Leading. List of plays per night plus playwrights & cast

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Here for you to enjoy are weekend two of 25 new 10-minute and short plays ~ stage readings by 19 local actors over two nights and our closing Sunday matinee.

You can buy tickets at this website or reserve by calling 337-436-6275.  Prices are per night:  $10, $8 senior and $5 student of any age.  All readings are in Studio 339, Central School A&H Bldg, 809 Kirby St, Lake Charles.  Arrive early.  Seating is limited.  Park in back.

 

  “Women Leading: The Play’s the Thing” Series 2019 May 31 – June 2

Friday, May 31 at 7:00pm

Laundry At the Coin & Spin by Stacey Isom Campbell
Michelle: Amanda Boutin
Oleta: Keshi Bartie

Death Defying by Stephen Kaplan
Zazel: Heather Phillips
Airabella: Amanda Boutin

AGATHE by Angela J. Davis
AGATHE UWILINGIYIMANA Keshi Bartie
CARRIE Natalie Sell
LUCAS Jaylin Williams
ADDIE Travis Spears
MBAYE DIAGNE Tony James

 

INTERMISSION

Oh, Say Can You See by David R. Sobel
Neil Smith: Peyton Stanford
Jay Goodale: Jaylin Williams
Kate Murray: Natalie Sell

THE RING by Dwayne Yancey
Maryah: Keshi Bartie
Katherine: Heather Phillips

Fate Demands It by Carolynne Wilcox
Clytemnestra: Natalie Sell
Cassandra: Amanda Boutin

Where Mama Left Off by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield
Tinda May – Jo Ann Hanks

 

Saturday, June 1 at 7:00pm

THE INTERVIEW by Mary Caroline Rogers
Judith: Jo Ann Hanks
Aaron: Tony James

Miss irrelevant by Jeff Stoltzer
Charlie Weems: Travis Spears
Amy Sterling: Natalie Sell

SUSQUEHANNA by John F. Sarno
Kay Lu: Himshree Neupane
Zeelie Toms: Tiffany Granger
Susquehana Fay: Heather Phillips

I’LL LOVE YOU ‘TIL THE COWS COME HOME by Greg Burdick
Joan: Heather Phillips
Roger: Tony James
Barbara: Amanda Bout

PRINCESS AUDREY by Tracy Held Potter
Audrey: Samantha Brunson
Beth: Natalie Sell

 

INTERMISSION

 

THE BODY WASHER by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
Mara: Himshree Neupane
Nikki: Tiffany Granger Jacko
Amy: Natalie Sell

Angel in Hell by George J. Bryjak
Natalie Sell

DIRECTIONS by Penny Jackson
Marie: Jo Ann Hanks
Sofia: Natalie Sell

The Color of Vengeance by Lynn Marie Macy
DORA Heather Phillips
GRETA Jo Ann Hanks
Gulabi Gang:
SAMPAT PAL DEVI Keshi Bartie
Gang Members:
JANKI PANDAY Himshree Neupane
SAYAH BANA Tasha Guidry
SHEELU NISHAD Tiffany Granger Jacko

 

Sunday, June 2 at 2:00pm

Anonymous by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif
Noelle Hardisohn: Tasha Guidry
Nina Hardisohn: Tiffany Granger

PERMISSION by Rachael Carnes
Alice: Jo Ann Hanks
Emma: Rowan Metcalf

Hello Ocean by J. Lois Diamond
Wendy: Jo Ann Hanks
Rhonda: Tiffany Granger Jacko
Nina: Keshi Bartie

BLOOD by Yael Haskal
Beulah: Tasha Guidry
Lindy: Tiffany Granger

INTERMISSION

I Had a Bird by Genevieve Jessee
One: Tiffany Granger Jacko
Two: Rowan Metcalf
Three: Amanda Boutin

I Feel Good! A Monologue by J. Lois Diamond
Sharon Jones: Keshi Bartie

I’VE GOT THIS by Ken Levine
Rachel: Natalie Sell

PICKERS by James McLindon
Terry: Tasha Guidry
Dee: (KID) Tiffany Granger

GLO by Chris Shaw Swanson
GLO: Natalie Sell
Kristin: Jo Ann Hanks
Sherri: Tiffany Granger

The Plays, their dates and casts for New Play Series 2019 – Women Leading

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Below are listed the 42 ten-minute and 9 short plays which will be presented as staged readings over two weekend, May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.  Show times are 7:00pm sharp on the Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00pm sharp on the two Sunday matinees.  Location is Central School A&H Building, Studio 339, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles.  Park in back.  Seating is very limited.

The order of the plays may change, but the dates of the plays and the casts are set.  See you at the show!

 

“Women Leading: The Play’s the Thing” Series 2019  ~ weekend #1     May 24-26, 2019 

 

Friday May 24th

 

 Miriam May’im  by Susan Kelso

Miriam:  Taylor Novak

2 Women:  Himshree Neupane and Tiffany Granger

 

THE POLITICS OF PLUCK  by Elyse Kallen

Ruth Hanna McCormick:     Jo Ann Hanks

Medill McCormick:               Travis Spears

Helen Jones:                         Hannah Jolivette

 

Who Will Witness for the Witness  by Susan Hansell

Woman One                          Natalie Sell

Woman Two                          Taylor Novak

Woman Three                       Amanda Boutin

Woman Four                         Jo Ann Hanks

 

The Dance Maker    by Susan Shafer                     

Agnes deMille:                      Hannah Jolivette

Cecil B. de Mille                    Jordan Gribble

Stella:                                     Natalie Sell

 

FEMALE FLYERS A One-Act Play  by Elizabeth Cava                   

Addie:                                     Jo Ann Hanks

Kate:                                       Taylor Novak

Officer #1:                             Peyton Stanford

Stanley Garrett:                    Travis Spears

 

Just a Girl?  by Susan Shafer                      

Georgia O’Keefe:                  Hannah Jolivette

Edward Specher:                  Peyton Stanford

 

AMAZONS OF TOMORROW  by Rex McGregor

Eleanor Roosevelt:                           Jo Ann Hanks

Grover Whalen:                                Jordan Gribble

Hick (Larena Hickock)                      Heather Phillips

 

INEZ AND ALICE CONSORT  by Jill Maynard        

Inez Mulholland:                  Taylor Novak

Alice Paul:                              Georgina Graves

Nora:                                      Jo Ann Hanks

 

 

Saturday May 25th

 

We ReMember  by AMY OESTREICHER

Sam:                                       Taylor Novak

Jessie:                                      Amanda Boutin

 

IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY  by Paul Bowman                   

Haley:                                     Jo Ann Hanks

Prescott:                                Travis Spears

Robert:                                   Jordan Gribble

Bill:                                          Tony James

 

THE NEW METEOROLOGIST  by Laurie Allen

Producer:                               Jo Ann Hanks

News Anchor:                       Supratik Regmi

Sportscaster:                         Travis Spears

Emily:                                     Natalie Sell

Make-up Artist:                     Peyton Stanford

 

MRS ROTHMAN’S REVENGE  by Tajlei Levis

Phyllis Rothman:                              Jo Ann Hanks

David Rothman:                                Jordan Gribble

Mai                                                     Taylor Novak

Yasmin                                               Himshree Neupane

 

Bold Dorothy, Retired  by Colleen O’Doherty

STRONGARM:                       Natalie Sell

INDESTRUCTIBLE:                 Tiffany Granger

DOROTHY:                             Heather Phillips

MOVE-IT:                               Supratik Regmi

CHEETAH:                              Supratik Regmi

 

A Misinterpretation of Events  by Margie Semilof          

Phil:                                        Jordan Gribble

Dorothy:                                Jo Ann Hanks

Laurie:                                    Taylor Novak

 

Magic Hour  by Jack Karp

Lee Miller:                             Taylor Novak

David Scherman:                  Travis Spears

 

In Her Golden Years  by Steven Korbar                            

Darlene:                                 Jo Ann Hanks

Amy:                                       Hannah Jolivette

 

 

Sunday May 26th

 

PROJECT W   by DREW DAVIS

Marie:                        Rowan Metcalf

Tisha:                                      Tiffany Granger

Gayle:                                     Hannah Jolivette

Fay:                                         Natalie Sell

Reeny:                                    Himshree Neupane

Pamela:                                  Jo Ann Hanks

 

Cope, Cope!   by Robert Brophy                 

Mother Marianne:               Heather Phillips

Male:                                      Jordan Gribble

 

Vacuum Seal  by Mildred Inez Lewis

Ximena:                                  Hannah Jolivette

Kaylee:                                   Georgina Graves

 

A Trip to Edenby Nancy Gall-Clayton      2 F 20’s (one could be any)

Eve:                                         Tiffany Granger

Sophie:                                   Taylor Novak

 

Eshun, The Irresistible One   by Susan Kelso                    

Himshree Neupane

 

Being Wendy Wasserstein  A monologue based on interviews with Wendy Wasserstein  by Karen Fix Curry 

Taylor Novak

 

History & the Femmes  by Kat Meads      

History:                                  Travis Spears

Sophia Perovskaya: Hannah Jolivette

Alexandra Fedoravna:         Georgina Graves

Fanny Kaplan:                       Jo Ann Hanks

Innessa Armand:                  Heather Phillips

Alexandra Kollontai:           Amanda Boutin

 

SHIFTING EMOJIS   by Robin Caroline

Sophie:                                   Rowan Metcalf

April:                                       Heather Phillips

Amber:                                   Jo Ann Hanks

 

There’s a New Goddess in Town by L.Z. Zephyr

Cece:                                      Georgina Graves

Jezra:                                      Tasha Guidry

Hillary:                                    Heather Phillips

Brick:                                      Jordan Gribble

 

 

 

Weekend #2    May 31 – June 2

 

Friday May 31st

 

Laundry At the Coin & Spin  by Stacey Isom Campbell

Michelle:                                Amanda Boutin

Oleta:                                     Keshi Bartie

 

Bella Napoli  by Steve Gold

Dr. Ernest Just:             Tony James

Hedwig:                           Natalie Sell

  

Death Defying  by Stephen Kaplan         

Zazel:                                      Heather Phillips

Airabella:                               Amanda Boutin

 

AGATHE  by Angela J. Davis

AGATHE UWILINGIYIMANA            Keshi Bartie

CARRIE                                               Natalie Sell

LUCAS                                                 Jaylin Williams

ADDIE                                                 Travis Spears

MBAYE DIAGNE                                Tony James

 

INTERMISSION

 

Oh, Say Can You See  by David Sobel

Neil Smith:                             Peyton Stanford

Jay Goodall:                           Jaylin Williams

Kate Murray:                         Natalie Sell

 

THE RING  by Dwayne Yancey

Maryah:                                             Keshi Bartie

Katherine:                                          Heather Phillips

 

Fate Demands It  by Carolynne Wilcox                

Clytemnestra:                       Natalie Sell

Cassandra:                             Amanda Boutin

 

Where Mama Left Off   by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield

Tinda May –                           Jo Ann Hanks

 

 

Saturday, June 1st

 

THE INTERVIEW   by Mary Caroline Rogers

Judith:                        Jo Ann Hanks

Aaron:                        Tony James

 

Miss irrelevant  by Jeff Stoltzer

Charlie Weems:                    Travis Spears

Amy Sterling:            Natalie Sell

 

SUSQUEHANNA  by John F. Sarno

Kay Lu:                                   Himshree Neupane

Zeelie Toms:                          Tiffany Granger

Susquehana Fay:                  Heather Phillips

 

I’LL LOVE YOU ‘TIL THE COWS COME HOME  by Greg Burdick

Joan:                                       Heather Phillips

Roger:                                    Tony James

Barbara:                                 Amanda Bout

 

PRINCESS AUDREY   b  y Tracy Held Potter[1]

Audrey:                                  Samantha Brunson

Beth:                                       Natalie Sell

 

INTERMISSION

 

THE BODY WASHER   by Rosemary Frisino Toohey

Mara:                                     Himshree Neupane

Nikki:                                      Tiffany Granger Jacko

Amy:                                       Natalie Sell

 

Angel in Hell  by George J. Bryjak 

Natalie Sell

 

DIRECTIONS  by Penny Jackson     

Marie:                        Jo Ann Hanks

Sofia:                                      Natalie Sell   

 

The Color of Vengeance  by Lynn Marie Macy

DORA                                     Heather Phillips

GRETA                                    Jo Ann Hanks

Gulabi Gang:

SAMPAT PAL DEVI                Keshi Bartie

Gang Members:

JANKI PANDAY                      Himshree Neupane

SAYAH BANA                         Tasha Guidry

SHEELU NISHAD                    Tiffany Granger Jacko

 

 

Sunday June 2nd

 

Anonymous  by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif   

Noelle Hardisohn:                            Tasha Guidry

Nina Hardisohn:                                Tiffany Granger

 

PERMISSION  by Rachael Carnes

Alice:                                      Jo Ann Hanks

Emma:                                    Rowan Metcalf

 

BLOOD by Yael Haskal       

Beulah:                                   Tasha Guidry

Lindy:                                     Tiffany Granger

 

I Had a Bird  by Genevieve Jessee

One:                                        Tiffany Granger Jacko

Two:                                       Rowan Metcalf

Three:                                     Amanda Boutin

 

Hello Ocean  by J. Lois Diamond

Wendy:                                              Jo Ann Hanks

Rhonda:                                             Tiffany Granger Jacko

Nina:                                                   Keshi Bartie

 

I’VE GOT THIS   by Ken Levine         

Rachel:                                   Natalie Sell

 

PICKERS  by James McLindon  

Terry:                                      Tasha Guidry

Dee: (KID)                              Tiffany Granger

 

GLO  by Chris Shaw Swanson        

GLO:                                       Natalie Sell

Kristin:                                    Jo Ann Hanks

Sherri:                                    Tiffany Granger

 

I Feel Good! A Monologue  by J. Lois Diamond              

Sharon Jones:                        Keshi Bartie

 

 

 

 

New Play Series tickets on sale

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IT’s 4th New Play Series themed Women Leading opens in only 8 days. There are about 8 10-minute & very short plays per night or Sunday matinee!

Buy tickets now on this website. Per night tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors & $5 students of any age. For the entire 6-night series you can purchase a pass. Costs are: $50 adults, $40 seniors and $25 students.

To pay in person call 337-436-6275 to make arrangements for payment.

Production dates are May 24-26 and May 31-June 2. Times are 7:00pm sharp or 2:00 for matinees.  Seating will be very limited in Suite 339, 809 Kirby St, Lake Charles.  Park in back

See you at the show!

New Play Series 2019 – “Women Leading” Press Release

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Greetings, Everyone.  Here is the press release for Itinerant Theatre’s 4th annual New Play Series.  Note the dates, location, times, and ticket prices (including a new discount ticket offer if you want to attend the entire series).  In a later blog we’ll break out the plays by each of the six performances, since each play will run only once at one performance.  Fifty one plays!

Press Release follows:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATED MATERIAL ENDS: 11:00PM, June 2, 2019
Contact: Joy Pace at 337.436.6275 or joypace@itineranttheatre.com
ITINERANT THEATRE PRESENTS “The Play’s the Thing- New Play Series: Women Leading” Weekends of May 24-June 2 in Studio 339 of CENTRAL SCHOOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Itinerant Theatre will present 51 new 10-minute and short plays from around the world for its fourth annual “The Play’s the Thing – New Play Series”. This year’s theme is “Women Leading”. Over 900 submissions were sent from 7 countries & the United States. The narrow 51 selected will be presented as staged readings, bringing the characters and stories to life in an intimate setting before local audiences on May 24, 25, 31st and June 1st at 7pm, and Sundays May 26th and June 2nd at 2pm. Every performance date will be a separate set of plays, so catch as many as you can, or delight yourself and catch them all, for a whirlwind adventure through powerful stories of leadership, history, triumph, humor and humanity.

The all-local actors are:  Keshi Bartie, Amanda Boutin, Samantha Brunson, Georgina Graves, Jordan Gribble, Tasha Guidry, Jo Ann Hanks, Tiffany Granger Jacko, Tony James, Hannah Jolivette, Rowan Metcalf, Himshree Neupane, Taylor Novak, Heather Phillips, Supratik Regmi, Natalie Sell, Travis Spears, Peyton Stanford, and Jaylin Williams. Joy Pace is Director and Michelle Brunson is Technical Director.

For a schedule of the plays please visit www.itineranttheatre.com or visit Itinerant Theatre’s Facebook page. The plays are: AGATHE by Angela J. Davis, Amazons of Tomorrow by Rex McGregor, Angel in Hell by George J. Bryjak, Anonymous by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif, Being Wendy Wasserstein A monologue based on interviews with Wendy Wasserstein, By Karen Fix Curry, Bella Napoli by Steve Gold, Blood by Yael Haskal, The Body Washer by Rosemary Frisino Toohey, Bold Dorothy, Retired by Colleen O’Doherty, The Color of Vengeance by Lynn Marie Macy, Cope, Cope! By Robert Brophy, The Dance Maker by Susan Shafer, Death Defying By Stephen Kaplan, Directions by Penny Jackson, Eshun, The Irresistible One by Susan Kelso, Fate Demands It by Carolynne Wilcox, Female Flyers A One-Act Play By Elizabeth Cava, Glo By Chris Shaw Swanson, Hello Ocean By J. Lois Diamond, History & the Femmes by Kat Meads, I Feel Good! A Monologue By J. Lois Diamond, I Had a Bird By Genevieve Jessee, I’ll Love You til the Cows Come Home by Greg Burdick, In Her Golden Years By Steven Korbar, Inez and Alice Consort By Jill Maynard, The Interview by Mary Caroline Rogers, It’s Going to be a Great Day by Paul Bowman, I’ve Got This by Ken Levine, Just a Girl? by Susan Shafer, Laundry At the Coin & Spin by Stacey Isom Campbell, Magic Hour By Jack Karp, Miriam May’im by Susan Kelso, A Misinterpretation of Events By Margie Semilof, Miss Irrelevant by Jeff Stolzer, Mrs. Rothman’s Revenge By Tajlei Levis, The New Meteorologist by Laurie Allen, Oh, Say Can You See by David Sobel, Permission by Rachael Carnes, Pickers by James McLindon , The Politics of Pluck by Elyse Kallen , Princess Audrey by Tracy Held Potter, Project W by DREW DAVIS, The Ring By Dwayne Yancey, Shifting Emojis by Robin Caroline, Susquehanna by John F. Sarno, There’s a New Goddess in Town by L.Z. Zephyr, A Trip to Eden by Nancy Gall-Clayton, Vacuum Seal By Mildred Inez Lewis, We ReMember By AMY OESTREICHER, Where Mama Left Off by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield, and Who Will Witness for the Witness by Susan Hansell.

Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for Seniors, and $5.00 for Students. Buy a pass to all 6 performances for Adults $50.00, Seniors, $40.00 and Students $25.00. Purchase @ www.itineranttheatre.com or reserve @ 337-436-6275.

Location for all performances is 809 Kirby St., #339 at Central School A&H Center, Lake Charles.  Park in back.  Seating is very limited.

Itinerant Theatre, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, is an affordable, professional theatre company that brings new works and the modern classics to artistically underserved communities. People want to tell their story, interpret their times, write and act with truth and beauty…before their peers & for the stage. Itinerant Theatre makes that possible.
For next year… what is your story? Stay tuned for more info. ##

2019 New Play series — selections made!

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Greetings all! Selections have been made for IT’s fourth new play series, The Play’s the Thing.

Stay tuned for late April and May performances. Director Joy is now doing casting breakdowns. Auditions will be held within a few weeks. Watch for notices on our FB and Twitter pages.

“Women Leading: The Play’s the Thing” Series 2019

SHORT PLAYS
AGATHE by Angela J. Davis
The Color of Vengeance by Lynn Marie Macy
Hello Ocean By J. Lois Diamond
MRS ROTHMAN’S REVENGE By Tajlei Levis
THE RING By Dwayne Yancey
Who Will Witness for the Witness by Susan Hansell

10-MINUTE PLAYS
AMAZONS OF TOMORROW by Rex McGregor
Angel in Hell by George J. Bryjak
Anonymous by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif
Being Wendy Wasserstein A monologue based on interviews with Wendy Wasserstein
By Karen Fix Curry
Bella Napoli by Steve Gold
BLOOD by Yael Haskal
THE BODY WASHER by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
Bold Dorothy, Retired by Colleen O’Doherty
Cope, Cope! By Robert Brophy
The Dance Maker by Susan Shafer
Death Defying By Stephen Kaplan
DIRECTIONS by Penny Jackson
Eshun, The Irresistible One by Susan Kelso
Fate Demands It by Carolynne Wilcox
FEMALE FLYERS A One-Act Play By Elizabeth Cava
GLO By Chris Shaw Swanson
History & the Femmes by Kat Meads
I Feel Good! A Monologue By J. Lois Diamond
I Had a Bird By Genevieve Jessee
I’LL LOVE YOU ‘TIL THE COWS COME HOME by Greg Burdick
In Her Golden Years By Steven Korbar
INEZ AND ALICE CONSORT By Jill Maynard
THE INTERVIEW By Mary Caroline Rogers
IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY by Paul Bowman
Just a Girl? by Susan Shafer
Laundry At the Coin & Spin by Stacey Isom Campbell
Magic Hour By Jack Karp
Miriam May’im by Susan Kelso
A Misinterpretation of Events By Margie Semilof
MISS IRRELEVANT by Jeff Stolzer
THE NEW METEOROLOGIST by Laurie Allen
Oh, Say Can You See by David Sobel
PERMISSION By Rachael Carnes
PICKERS By James McLindon
THE POLITICS OF PLUCK by Elyse Kallen
PRINCESS AUDREY By Tracy Held Potter
PROJECT W by DREW DAVIS
SHIFTING EMOJIS by Robin Caroline
SUSQUEHANNA by John F. Sarno
There’s a New Goddess in Town by L.Z. Zephyr
A Trip to Eden by Nancy Gall-Clayton
Vacuum Seal By Mildred Inez Lewis
We ReMember By AMY OESTREICHER
Where Mama Left Off by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield

Buy Tickets in Advance for Sept 8th Dinner Theatre!

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Hello, Everyone.  We’re gearing up for the one-night dinner theatre event co-hosted by St. Presbyterian Church (4020 Hodges at Sale in the Fellowship Hall).  “Maggie” and “Rosa” are coming to life.  We’re getting the stage, lights, you name it, lined up and ready to load in.

BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE!  We’ll not be reserving ahead or selling at the door.  It’s a 3=course delicious seated dinner, and we need to count heads.

The best place to buy is online on this website.  Walk in with your ticket printed out, plus, we have a list to match.  If that does not work, call 436-6275 or the church 477-6166.  You’ll need to pick up your tickets from either IT or the church 9am-3pm.

See you at the show!

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer — Cast List

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IT proudly announces the cast list for the following February 2018 production in downtown Lake Charles:

Director Joy Pace announces the Cast List for A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer, ed. by Eve Ensler — 14+ Monologues on violence against women & girls.

Joy says “Keep in mind it is possible some may have to be cut, due to time, after we begin the process. Congratulations all – looking forward to our journey.”

My Revolution Begins in the Body By Eve Ensler – All Women
First Kiss by Mollie Doyle – Shauna Temple
Groceries by Abiola Abrams – Lauren Edwards
The Massacre by Marie Howe – Natalie Sell
Untitled by Nicholas D. Kristof – Travis Spears
In Memory of Imette by Periel Aschenbrand – Bianca Augustine
Maurice by Kathy Najimy – Shauna Temple
Conversations with my Son by Susan Miller – Jo Ann Hanks
Celia by Edwidge Danticat – Carmen Illán Garcia
The Aristocrats by Kate Clinton – Taylor Novak
Respect by Kimberle Crenshaw – Bianca Augustine & Lauren Edwards
The Next Fantastic Leap by Elizabeth Lesse – Kalli Proffit, Sabrina Dowies, Ashley Mayeaux, Natalie Sell
To Stop the Violence Against Women by Alice Walker – Cathy Chapman
The Man Prayer for His Holiness the Karmapa – Travis Spears and Tony James
I am Over Rape by Eve Ensler – All Women

Please nte:  This production occurs in close coordination with IT’s February 2018 production of  The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler.  Director is Bianca Augustine,  and will be staged at Central School’s Ben Mount Auditorium.

“Making a Difference” 10-minute & Short Plays Announced

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WOW – what a difficult job you all gave me – and incredibly enjoyable at the same time. What wonderful plays I have had the pleasure of reading, I wish we could choose them all. Alas, I had to go with what we felt most closely fit our season theme of “Making a Difference” and geared toward that end in the characters – though that is left to many interpretations. Thank you so very much to all of you for your submissions, your work, and your support of Itinerant Theatre, I hope you will continue to submit in future call outs, as supporting new works is a major part of our mission.
Congratulations to you all, and to the following as for being selected for inclusion in our Spring 2018 New Play “The Play’s the Thing” staged reading/performances. We will update you with further specific scheduling as it becomes available.
Happy holidays to you all and Happy New Year! Please like us and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Yours in theatre –
~Joy Pace
Artistic & Executive Director
Itinerant Theatre

Itinerant Theatre’s 2018 New Plays “Making a Difference” Selections

10 Minutes:

CAPTURED MOMENT by Judd Lear Silverman

ASHES by John Meiners, Jr.

CATCHING THE BUS by Carl L. Williams

DESTINY By Michael Edan

FALL& RISE A NEW PLAY BY JOE GULLA

Gel Us By Paige Zubel

In Full Bloom By Paige Zubel

KINGS OF THE WORLD by Kate Danley

Picture Window (working title) by Carolyn Woosley

Never Too Late by John Meiners, Jr.

NOT MY RIDE A 10-minute play by Steffi Rubin

NOT THIS WHITE WOMAN by Adrienne Dawes

O Holy Night On Black Diamond Trestle By Donna Stuccio

One Bright Morning A Ten Minute Play By Ronaldo McDoyle

PAY IT BACKWARD By Donna Hoke

PERFORMANCE REVIEW A ten-minute play by Nedra Pezold Roberts

SOUP KITCHEN SUNDAY by MELINDA GROS

SURVIVAL STRATEGY By Donna Hoke

The April Meeting of the Friends of the Gibsonton Regional Library by Dean Farell Bruggeman

THE BIRTHDAY BOY A ten-minute seriocomedy by ROY PROCTOR

The Exercise A ten minute play By Grace Epstein

The Existential Crisis in Car 54 By Donna Stuccio

The Star Covered Beach A Five Minute Play By Ronaldo McDoyle

WHILE THE AUTO WAITS by ROY PROCTOR based on the short story of the same title by O. HENRY

ZOMBIE RAINBOW UNICORN POO PILLOW EMOJI PARTY A ten-minute play By Jeanette D. Farr

Short Plays:

FORYOUR EXAMINATION: Testimonials from the Homeless A full-length play
By David Blakely & Anna Hudson

GOD FOR A DAY a one-­‐act play by Katherine Dubois

LOVELY YOUNG CHILDREN A short play by John J. Kelly

A MURMUR OF DUST by John Stell

~ Joy Pace
Artistic/Executive Director
Itinerant Theatre

Cast List for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play”

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  1. IT is excited to announce
    “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”CAST LIST

    Bianca Augustine – “Lana Sherwood” as Violet (and Young Violet), Mrs. ​Hatch; Janie

    Hannah Barker – “Stage Manager” – as Stage Manager

    Julian H. Green – “Jake Laurents” – as George (and Young George)

    Jo Ann Hanks – “Hope Merriweather” – as Rose Bailey; Sadie Vance; Mrs. Thompson

    ​​​​
    Dan Sadler – “Freddie Fillmore/Announcer” – as Potter, Sam Wainwright, Martini, Tommy, Joseph, Ernie, Charlie, Bridge Keeper

    Travis Spears – “Willy Kurtz” – as Harry (and Young Harry), Pete, Dr. Campbell, Ed, Man, Horace the Teller, Nick, Mr. Welch

    Natalie Sell – “Sally Applewhite” as Mary Hatch (and Young Mary)

    Shauna Temple – “Trixie Devines” as ZuZu, Matilda, Ruth, Schultz, Singer, Woman

    ​​​
    Matt Tonkavich – “Harry ‘Jazzbo’ Heywood” – as Clarence Oddbody,
    Gower, Billy, Peter, Binky, Cop, Sheriff

    All actors provide ad libs from the following crowds etc: BOYS, BOARD MEMBERS, CROWD AT RUN ON BANK, RESTAURANT PATRONS, CROWN AT PARTY

Auditions Sept. 26 for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play” 6-8pm in IT studio

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Itinerant Theatre is excited to move more deeply into the 2017-18 season. Tomorrow, September 26, IT holds auditions for the clever play “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play”. The classic featuring the downcast character George Bailey in need of an angel to lift his spirits, is staged within a radio station from the mid-twentieth century.

Director Joy Pace needs 5-10 actors to fill the 25 roles. Actors, please bring with you a sample, prepared monologue — something that displays your ability to play multiple roles.

Where: 809 Kirby St., #339, Lake Charles, LA 70601. Please note: The elevator is out of order. You will need to be able to climb 3 flights of stairs! We so apologize for this.

If you need other accommodations, please notify us ahead of time! Notify IT at joypace@itineranttheatre.com

Coffee House Theatre starts up this Saturday, Sept 2 with “Caroline or Change”

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Itinerant Theatre Proudly presents the opening of its 2017 season with Coffee House Theatre for September at Stellar Beans Cafe. September will be the preview of ACTS Theatre’s upcoming production of “Caroline or Change” by Lake Charles native Tony Kushner. The production will open September 15th, and you can find out about how to puchase tickets at this free preview event. Coffee House Theatre is free to the public and all are welcome.

“Caroline or Change” is set in one of the most dramatic times in America’s history, the Tony-nominated Caroline, or Change, is riveting, moving and awe-inspiring. Featuring a virtuosic score by Jeanine Tesori (Shrek The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie), it blends blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies, creating a breathtaking medium for Kushner’s provocative and personal story.
In 1963, the Gellman family and their African-American maid, Caroline, live in sleepy Lake Charles, Louisiana. Caroline is drifting through life as a single mother of four working in a service job to a white family. A fragile, yet beautiful friendship develops between the young Gellman son, Noah, and Caroline. Noah’s stepmother, Rose, unable to give Caroline a raise, tells Caroline that she may keep the money that Noah leaves in his pockets. Caroline balks and refuses to take money from a child but her own children desperately need food, clothing and shoes. Outside of the laundry room, some of the greatest social advancements that the country has seen are being set in motion, and change is knocking on the door.
Caroline, or Change, produces a valuable theatrical experience that continues to thrill audiences the world over. It is a story that must be shared and will touch hearts. It is a story that will open minds. It is a story that will change theatergoers for the better. Featuring one of the most powerful female roles in musical theatre, Caroline, or Change, is a true tour de force that will leave audiences breathless.

Set in one of the most dramatic times in America’s history, the Tony-nominated Caroline, or Change, is riveting, moving and awe-inspiring. Featuring a virtuosic score by Jeanine Tesori (Shrek The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie), it blends blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies, creating a breathtaking medium for Kushner’s provocative and personal story. In 1963, the Gellman family and their African-American maid, Caroline, live in sleepy Lake Charles, Louisiana. Caroline is drifting through life as a single mother of four working in a service job to a white family. A fragile, yet beautiful friendship develops between the young Gellman son, Noah, and Caroline. Noah’s stepmother, Rose, unable to give Caroline a raise, tells Caroline that she may keep the money that Noah leaves in his pockets. Caroline balks and refuses to take money from a child but her own children desperately need food, clothing and shoes. Outside of the laundry room, some of the greatest social advancements that the country has seen are being set in motion, and change is knocking on the door. Caroline, or Change, produces a valuable theatrical experience that continues to thrill audiences the world over. It is a story that must be shared and will touch hearts. It is a story that will open minds. It is a story that will change theatergoers for the better. Featuring one of the most powerful female roles in musical theatre, Caroline, or Change, is a true tour de force that will leave audiences breathless.”

With all-local cast:
CAROLINE THIBODEAUX: Hannah Barker
DOTTY MOFFETT : Lillie Aguillard
EMMIE THIBODEAUX: Lauren Edwards
GRANDMA GELLMAN: Ellie Marquez
GRANDPA GELLMAN: Andrew Casanave
JACKIE THIBODEAUX: Nathan Ughovwa
JOE THIBODEAUX: Landon Mitchell
MR. STOPNICK: Mark Herbert
NOAH GELLMAN: Eli Smithey/Jake Smithey
ROSE STOPNICK GELLMAN: Lori Smithey
STUART GELLMAN: Paul Broussard
THE BUS: Kevin Aguillard
THE DRYER: Kevin Aguillard
THE MOON: Martha Reynolds
THE RADIO TRIO: Jacqueline S. Ellis
Tony James,
Yvonne Marie Manning,
WASHING MACHINE: Alexus Peters

Directed by Joy Pace, Music Direction by Tony James, Assistant Director Bianca Augustine, Stage Manager Mark Bowling. Producer, Diane Flatt

IT goes on Summer Hiatus

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Greetings, Everyone. After our very successful May 6th Coffee House Theatre at Stellar Beans Cafe, and after our May 11th reading of feminist writings at the Art for Action! reading at Sloppy’s Downtown, IT now goes on summer hiatus. We are refueling.

Watch for the Fall 2017 season, “Making a Difference”. We will attempt to carry this theme throughout our CHT events, the Play’s the Thing series, and our December full production play at Central School’s Ben Mount Theatre. Drum roll… we’re keeping the play’s title under wraps for now, with a few exceptions…;).

Thank you for your interest. Thank you for your financial support. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

See you at the show!

Reflections, Revelations & Resolutions ~ Jan 2017 Coffee House Theater

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Reflect, laugh, cry, rant or rhyme. At any rate, join us Saturday evening at Stellar Beans Coffeehouse & Beanery for original works, written by local actors/writers. The theme: “Reflections, Revelations & Resolutions”. Brook Akya Haynemann, Tony James, Joy Pace & Carolyn Woosley are lined up to read/act/ or somehow interpret their thoughts on 2017, or the just-ended ’16.

Contact us to submit something of your own! It can be a rant. Not too long. Write joypace@itineranttheatre.com .

Info: Saturday, January 7, 7:00pm. One hour. Free.
Address: 313 Broad St., downtown Lake Charles.

Itinerant Theatre takes a break

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Greetings, friends of live theatre and of Itinerant Theatre (IT). After our heart-warming work with The Foundation House, Leah Howard Robinson and Tony James on “An Evening of Nellie Lutcher”, we are taking a break. We had a terrific time revisiting Nellie Lutcher. In that same month of April we also co-sponsored “Roots Revival ~ a musical history of Southwest Louisiana” with the Arts & Humanities Council SWLA and the City of Lake Charles.

Earlier, in January we pushed hard to sponsor the New Director’s Series — “Beauty Queen of Leenane” directed by Ronald Doyle and “Endgame” directed by Jonathon Richards, and then, New Directions, a lively March weekend of a workshop and performances of devised theatre by guest artist, Laura Rikard.

The season has been a good one. We are a bit tired and are taking a break.

Please check back in with us in August when we’ll start leaking plans for the future!

Opening of “An Evening of Nellie Lutcher” a success!

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Last night’s opening night of “An Evening of Nellie Lutcher” drew a larger crowd than expected. Reception to the 3-part evening warmed the hearts of these producers! The crowd plans to spread word that Leah Howard Robinson’s singing of the 11 Nellie songs to kick off the evening was a treat. What a good voice she has. Tony James accompanies Leah at the piano, and he is actually the other half of “Nellie”, as the real Nellie Lutcher played piano while singing.

The history talk given by Carolyn Woosley appeared to interest the audience. The play is getting better and better known. Leah has such a fine, winning, authentic stage presence that the playwright feels that, at times, Nellie Lutcher is being channelled onto our stage.

Eddie Lewis, our host at The Foundation House is loving being a part of things, and prepares food for purchase with each performance. For today’s 2:00pm Sunday Matinee, Eddie has sandwiches and po-boys in mind.

Tickets are $15/$10 students, and can be bought at the door. Address: The Foundation House, 720 Enterprise Blvd., two doors towards the I-10 from Broad St. Park on the side.

Week Two of New Directors Series begins tonight at 7pm

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“Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin McDonagh and directed by Ronald Doyle continues tonight at the Ben Mount Theatre of Central School, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles. It shows again on the 23rd at 5pm. Audiences have been delighted!

“Endgame” by Samuel Beckett and directed by Jonathon Richards continues tomorrow the 22nd at 7pm and again, to close the series, at the 2pm Sunday matinee on January 24th. Audiences are astounded by Beckett’s dialogue and are engaged in the performances.

Tickets are $15 or $10 students per show. See you there!

Happy New Year & become a member of IT!

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Greetings to all! May you all have a happy and rewarding 2016! Eat some black-eyed peas for luck and cabbage for money!

IT has had an event-filled 2014-15 season, culminating with the very successful Dinner Theatre at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in October. Thanks to all members of that congregation led by Nan Cagney who worked so hard on that good evening which featured Carol Anne Gayle as “Clyde” and Leah Howard Robinson as “Nellie”.

First things first! Become a member of IT. Support live, professional art! And get a tax deduction in the process. IT is a 501(c)(3) in good standing, and runs on a shoestring budget, while paying every single cast and crew. If you don’t have a brochure write email joypace@itineranttheatre.com .

We need to receive your membership by January 8 in order to list you in our program for the first event of 2016, our “New Director’s Series”. Remember, Students can join for $35, and the lowest general membership is $50. Don’t let that stop you from giving more!

Season’s Best!