A Broad’s Way Presents: “Dokola” 17.5 – 26.5 at 20:00

A Broad’s Way Productions and Prague Film & Theater Center are proud to announce upcoming production of ‘Dokola’, a collaborative, adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s, “La Ronde”

Dokola is an intimate tale of connection (and disconnection) surrounding the intertwined sexual relationships of ten archetypal characters living in 2012 Prague. Dokola, A Broad’s Way Productions’ biggest show to date, is a highly unique and fresh production, which effortlessly marries theatre, film, dance and original music to explore these ten diverse relationships.

The adapted play follows ten dynamic characters on a cyclical journey through the gritty, sometimes awkward, and revealing conversations people have with their sexual partners behind closed doors. When director Jay DeYonker of New Jersey, was asked about the show’s content and the company’s choice to update the infamous play he said, “When ‘La Ronde’ was first conceived in 1897 it was banned for its raw content. With our adaptation, we have challenged ourselves to explore similarly controversial, yet highly relevant themes surrounding the sex lives of Prague’s diverse community.”

Dokola premieres at the Male Vinohradske Divadlo on May 17th.

WHEN?: 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th May 2012 @ 8pm
WHERE?: Male Vinohradske Divadlo, Zahrebska 468/21, Prague 2 – Vinohrady

Advance Tickets: 200kc
On the Door: 250kc

Email: dokola@pftc.cz

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May 13th, 2012 at 01:33pmbrian

Cast of Sweeney Todd Announced!

We are very excited to publish the cast of Sweeney Todd! The group is made up of fantastic singers and actors. There are some folks returning to the Playhouse: Jay DeYonker, Caryn Stringer and Jamie King appeared in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Michael Pitthan, Monika Ziskova, Emmanuel Placier and Laura Strugar worked on A Christmas Carol.

And we can’t wait to share the talents of all of the new faces we’re bringing to the stage. Many of the Czech performers work professionally in musical theater, at Hudebni Divadlo Karlin, for instance. And they will blow you out of the water!

We’ll post more from rehearsals. In the meantime, feel free to browse the performers bios (we’ll be adding more soon!).

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March 6th, 2012 at 11:38pmbrian

Only A Few Spaces Left For Nancy Bishop’s Masterclass On March 10, 2012

There are only a few spaces left for students interested in joining Nancy Bishop for an intensive 1-day on-camera masterclass this Saturday, March 10, 2012. The class will focus on scenework. Students will receive 1 scene which they must prepare beforehand and will receive another scene which they must perform as a “cold reading”.

Nancy is a casting director with a sharp eye and a long resume of over 40 Hollywood Films. This class is perfect for actors who have worked with Nancy before and would like to go deeper in depth as well as experienced actors who have not had a chance to work with her.

The masterclass costs 2.000 Kc for the day (10:30 – 16:30) and is payable upon acceptance. Students will be taken on a first come-first served basis, but priority will be given to actors who have worked with Nancy in the past. To book your place, please send an email to brian@pragueplayhouse.com today!

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March 6th, 2012 at 05:20pmbrian

Sweeney Todd Teaser!

I’m playing around with possible imagery for Sweeney. What do you think?

 

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March 4th, 2012 at 03:10ambrian

Sweeney Todd Production Positions Open

We are currently looking for people to help On the upcoming production of SWEENEY TODD. We are looking for help with lighting, sound, marketing and fundraising. Most of the positions are volunteer positions but you will be working with a great group of theater folks. There is a large artistic team in place and everyone is super cool!

The show goes into rehearsals in mid march and opens in late June.

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March 1st, 2012 at 07:32pmbrian

Auditions for ‘Dokola’ – 23.2, 28.2 & 29.2.2012

A Broad’s Way productions is looking for actors and dancers to audition for a new adaptation of ‘La Ronde’ called Dokola. Dokola is an intimate tale of connection (and disconnection) surrounding the intertwined sexual relationships of ten archetypal characters living in 2012 Prague.

Auditions will take place at Prague Film and Theater Center (PFTC) at Varšavská 12 in Prague 2.

DANCER AUDITIONS: Thursday 23rd February, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
The production is seeking two dancers, one male and one female to perform ten contemporary dance pieces for the live 
theatre performance as well as to participate in the film sequences. Interested dancers should prepare a contemporary 
dance piece (max 2 mins) and bring an MP3 player or CD with their chosen music. 
For more information and to book a slot at the audition: http://www.facebook.com/events/309242459125519/

ACTOR AUDITIONS: Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th February, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
The production is also looking for ten actors to play the roles listed below. We are looking for a wide range of characters 
of all different backgrounds, languages, and ages. Interested actors should prepare a one-minute monologue and are also 
encouraged to bring their headshot and resume. 
For more information and to book a slot at the audition: http://www.facebook.com/events/304806919575326/

Choreographer Dagmar Spain (born in the Czech Republic and trained in Germany & New York) to help artistically embody the ten dynamic relationships, Jan Fisher, (violinist with the popular Czech band „Zrni‟) to compose an original score, and PFTC filmmaker, David West, to incorporate elements of film in this colorful round. Director Jay DeYonker from New Jersey has said of this project, “When Producer Lindsay Taylor brought up the idea of making Dokola, my heart skipped a beat! I‟ve been dreaming of this production ever since I was introduced to my favorite musical of all time, “Hello Again”. The last 2 months have been a whirlwind of ideas and I am so proud and excited to be part of such an exciting production team working on this adaptation”.

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February 22nd, 2012 at 05:57pmbrian

Great Night of Auditions for Sweeney!

We had a great night at the auditions for our Summer production of Sweeney Todd. About 50 people came out to audition, both people that we’d seen and worked with before in projects such as Charlie Brown and Christmas Carol as well as a lot of new faces. About half of the folks that turned up were singers from local Conservatories and from the Czech musical theater scene. We’re going to have follow up auditions on Sunday, February 19.

If you didn’t get a chance to come out to the audition and would like to, you can come at 13:00 on the 19th. Please email brian@pragueplayhouse.com for more details.

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February 16th, 2012 at 08:41pmbrian

Nancy Bishop 1-day Masterclass: March 10, 2012

Nancy Bishop will be offering a 1-day intensive master class for continuing students on March 10, 2012. The students attending the workshop will work in-depth on 2 scenes: 1 which will be provided in advance and 1 which will be given as a “cold reading”. This class is perfect for students who have worked with Nancy in the past and would like to get more practice and feedback on their work with text.

If you are interested in signing up for the workshop, please send an email to brian@pragueplayhouse.com. While priority will be given to students who have worked with Nancy already, new students may submit a photo and resume if they wish to be considered for the workshoop.

The workshop will be March 10, 2012 from 10:30 – 16:30. The cost is 2.000 Kc which is due by March 1, 2012. The class will be limited in size and places will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, so please don’t wait to book your place.

If you have questions about the organization or payment of the workshop, please contact me at brian@pragueplayhouse.com.

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1 comment February 8th, 2012 at 01:03pmbrian

PALISSIMO COMPANY: THE PAINTED BIRD / BASTARD at Archa Theater

A solo dance performance by Pavel Zuštiak & Jaro Viňarský

Archa Theatre – February 7 & 8 / 8:00 p.m.

What does it mean to be in exile? How does exile change a person? What is exile? When does it end? What is the difference between a refugee, an expat, a deportee and an emigrant? Don’t all of us live within some borders?

These and other questions are raised in the solo dance performance Bastard, the first part of a trilogy of projects by Slovak-born New York choreographer Pavel Zuštiak, which explores themes of uprootedness, transformation and otherness, and is inspired by Jerzy Kosiński’s controversial novel The Painted Bird.

“Vinasky is piercing … Frederickson’s score bracing… ‘Bastard’ is searing.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A violent tale, tenderly told: ‘Bastard’ earns its emotional extremity – with tenderness and quiet.”
FINANCIAL TIMES

“A vivid, often anguished imagination shines through in [Zustiak’s] work.”
THE NEW YORKER

Concept and choreography: Pavel Zuštiak
Dancer and co-author: Jaro Viňarský
Music composed and performed by: Christian Frederickson
Produced by: Palissimo Inc. (USA)
Co-produced by: Stanica Žilina-Záriečie (SK), Institut Jerzyho Grotowského (PL), La Mama Etc. (USA)

Tickets: CZK 290 / students and seniors CZK 190

http://www.archatheatre.cz/en/

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February 2nd, 2012 at 11:07pmbrian

PFTC: Smoking Apples Workshop and Show, Feb. 3rd

Prague Film and Theater Center is hosting the UK physical and puppet theater company, Smoking Apples, in a combined workshop and performance on Friday, February 3rd at Divadlo Kampa. The evening starts at 18:00 with a workshop “Puppets as Performers”, then has a performance at 19:20 of “The Wordcatcher”. This is followed by a Q&A with the company. Tickets are 350 Kc for the evening.

During the 1 hour “Puppets as Performers” workshop, the members of this highly acclaimed British theatre company will share their approach to working with puppets with the participants who will then have the opportunity to try it for themselves.

‘The Wordcatcher’ is a bizarre tale of something and nothing, of sound and of silence both in the heart and in the mind. The Wordcatcher sees its characters try to fix things in place that don’t fit together and through the expert use of miscommunication, the audience will witness how the holes and gaps in this story fill a void rather than leave one.

More information about timing and tickets is here or you can email PFTC for tickets.

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February 2nd, 2012 at 12:52ambrian

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