Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Threshold Audition Notice: Terroristka!

Audition Notice

by Rebecca Bella
Directed by Jessica Holt

Berkeley City Club, Berkeley
Previews: April 30 - May 2, 2010
Opens: May 3 - May 16, 2010

December 16th, 2009
6 pm to 10 pm
Off-Market Theatre, 2nd Floor Rehearsal Room, 965 Mission St. San Francisco

Roles: 3 F (20s), 2M (20s), 1 M (40s), 1F (40s-50s)
Small Stipend.

For more information and audition appointment, please email: thresholders@gmail.com
Please attach your headshot and resume in the email.
Please prepare a 1-minute dramatic monologue. Sides will be provided in advance.

Rebecca Bella's searing poem-play contemplates a young woman's passage from youthful innocence to volatile patriotism. The story unravels from both ends; as it does we see how young people become entangled in violence, and how they enable the conflicts that destroy their own lives.

A deeply felt play, TERRORiSTKA is both a lament for the lost, and a lullaby for the future.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Catcher in the Rye (Cancelled)

Threshold is thrilled to announce its next project:

The Catcher in the Rye (Cancelled)
By Jon Brooks
Directed by Jessica Holt

Produced in association with Three Wise Monkeys at
The 9th Annual Bay One Acts Festival (BOA)
February - March 2010
Boxcar Theatre, San Francisco

A hilarious parody of the perils of copyright infringement, fair use and dramatic license. It has the Threshold team tickled.

We were first introduced to the quirky world-view of playwright Jon Brooks last year when BOA and Bindlestiff produced his riotous "Afterlife," which re-examined some of our most deepy cherished beliefs about what the afterlife might look like. In Brook's imagined afterlife, men give birth to men, a Birdman squawks intermittently, and little orange balls randomly pelt those newly birthed men. A piece of pure anarchy, Threshold couldn't stop laughing.

With "Catcher in the Rye" those big, jaw-dropping laughs continue, as a motley crew of copyrighted, trademarked and patented characters goads the playwright as he attempts to apologize to his audience for a show they will never see.

Join us for a raucous, ribald rumination on the price of intellectual property and the cost of artistic freedom.

See you at BOA at Boxcar in February 2010.