Tag: Theatre

“The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson

The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a two-day run of “The Revolutionists,” a comedic quartet by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson about four women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794).

The New Play Exchange describes “The Revolutionists” as a “grand and dream-tweaked comedy about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.”

Gunderson, who was named “America’s Most Popular Playwright” by The New Yorker and the “Most Produced Playwright of 2017-2018” by American Theatre Magazine, takes the audience to 1793 Paris and the world of playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle who, according to the New Play Exchange, “hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity.”

Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Eva Arita, Marie Daban, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell, Alice Sullivan, Omar Tashatsheh and Adi Teodoru.

This production of “The Revolutionists” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually.

Show dates and times are Friday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

 

“The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson

The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a two-day run of “The Revolutionists,” a comedic quartet by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson about four women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794).

The New Play Exchange describes “The Revolutionists” as a “grand and dream-tweaked comedy about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.”

Gunderson, who was named “America’s Most Popular Playwright” by The New Yorker and the “Most Produced Playwright of 2017-2018” by American Theatre Magazine, takes the audience to 1793 Paris and the world of playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle who, according to the New Play Exchange, “hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity.”

Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Eva Arita, Marie Daban, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell, Alice Sullivan, Omar Tashatsheh and Adi Teodoru.

This production of “The Revolutionists” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually.

Show dates and times are Friday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

Summer Camp for Kids in Galveston

Kids’ College set to begin at Galveston College

Galveston College will kick off its 2018 Kids’ College summer program for students ages 10 and older next week. Class dates and times vary.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based courses this summer include two programs: Advanced Robotics and Virtual Reality Design. There also will be a return of the ever-popular classes in 3D Video Game Design, Minecraft Designers, Minecraft Animators and Advanced 3D Video Game Design.  These courses are a great introduction to coding and programming.

Additional offerings include Cupcake Crazies, BLAST Babysitting Basics, Junior Chef and Improvisational Theatre.

To view the complete schedule, visit https://gc.edu/continuing-education/leisure-learning/kids-college/

To register students for classes, visit the Galveston College Continuing Education Department on the first floor of Moody Hall.

For more information, call (409) 944-1344 or write to CE@gc.edu.

Galveston College Theater Presents “Wild Oats”

Performances are set for Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College.

Kids College Cover

Registration underway for 2018 Kids’ College

Registration is underway for the 2018 Kids’ College summer program for students ages 10 and older at Galveston College.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses this summer include two programs: Advanced Robotics and Virtual Reality Design. There also will be a return of the ever-popular classes in 3D Video Game Design, Minecraft Designers, Minecraft Animators and Advanced 3D Video Game Design. These courses are a great introduction to coding and programing.

Additional offerings include Cupcake Crazies, BLAST Babysitting Basics, Junior Chef and Improvisational Theatre.

To view the complete schedule, visit https://gc.edu/kids.

To register students for classes, visit the Galveston College Continuing Education Department on the first floor of Moody Hall.

For more information, call (409) 944-1344 or write to CE@gc.edu.

 

The Galveston College Theatre Department will present the western comedy, “Wild Oats,” on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Galveston College Theatre Department to present ‘Wild Oats’

The Galveston College Theatre Department will present the western comedy, “Wild Oats,” on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

 

The performances are free and open to the public.

 

“Wild Oats” is James McLure’s 1985 rewrite of Irish playwright John O’Keeffe’s 1791 farce of the same name. The raucous comedy combines a little bit of Shakespeare, western duels, hilarious slapstick and an old-time saloon setting in a fun and entertaining way.

 

Company members include Galveston College students Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Tyler Hanna, Gabrielle Hosler, Jade Killebrew, Dane Nguyen, Tony Montemeyer, Melina Moore, Eric Scales and Destiny Shute.

 

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. The running time for each performance is approximately two hours with one 15-minute intermission.

 

“Wild Oats” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist’s Play Service, Inc., New York.

 

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy, program coordinator for the Performing Arts, at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

 

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Galveston College Theatre Department recognized at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Galveston College Theatre Department recognized at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Eight students from the Galveston College Theatre Department recently attended the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.

At the regional festival, the Galveston College students participated in the on-site devised initiative. This consisted of working with students from other colleges under the supervision of Alyssa Hughlett from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre to create an original devised performance based on the prompt, “She/He/They Never Met a Stranger.” Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Tyler Hanna, Gabrielle Hosler, Jade Killebrew and Eric Scales each received a KCACTF “Festival Developed Devised Performance Award” and Destiny Shute received the KCACTF “Devised Theatre Student Excellence Award.”

Students Melina Moore and Destiny Shute performed one scene and a monologue for the Irene Ryan acting competition. Moore was chosen as the Irene Ryan Acting Nominee Award Recipient from the GC Theatre Department’s fall production of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” She was also cast for a role in the play “15” by Claire Fountain and performed in the Ten-Minute Play Festival.

“It was truly an honor and privilege to be able to attend this prestigious collegiate theatre festival,” said Liz Lacy, Galveston College program coordinator for the performing arts. “While Galveston College is a small college theatre department compared to the other colleges and universities represented at the festival, the Galveston College students performed exceptionally well.”

In addition, the students attended six plays, musical theatre presentations, staged play readings and at least three workshops a day on various topics including acting, playwriting, directing and various technical topics. Galveston College also sponsored the Design and Technology Breakfast for all participants at the festival.
About KCACTF
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region VI Theatre Festival includes colleges and universities within Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. The KCACTF is a national organization that exists to celebrate the educational and creative process of university and college theatre. KCACTF promotes professional standards and provides students and faculty with opportunities to bridge the academic and professional worlds. KCACTF honors achievements in diversity and excellence and encourages experiences in all areas of theatre.
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Galveston College students (from left) Jade Killebrew, Melina Moore, Destiny Shute, Alyssa Gudz, Eric Scales, Tyler Hanna, Eva Arita and Gabrielle Holster recently received awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.

10-Minute Play Festival

The festival will present staged readings of six original 10-minute plays written by Galveston College students and local theatre artists.

“We hope you will join us for the premiere of these playwrights’ new works,” said Liz Lacy, program coordinator for the Performing Arts at Galveston College.

Plays include “An Epiphany in the Park” by Alyssa Gudz, “Encounter” by Adi Teodoru, “Her” by Destiny Shute, “The Man Who Fished at the Lake” by Alyssa Gudz, “Welcome to Lydell” by Zack Varela and “The Mystery Play” by the Galveston College writing club, SPARK.

Company members include Galveston College students Antonio Alpentzou, Eva Arita, Marie J. Daban, Kayla DeJesus, Alyssa Gudz, Tyler Hanna, Gabriella Hosler, Jade Killebrew, Dane Nguyen, Melina Moore, Devon Profitt, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute and Niki Smith.

10-Minute Play Festival

Galveston College Theatre Department sets 10-Minute Play Festival

The Galveston College Theatre Department will present its first 10-Minute Play Festival Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17, in room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The showcase will present staged readings of six original 10-minute plays written by Galveston College students and local theatre artists.

“We hope you will join us for the premiere of these playwrights’ new works,” said Liz Lacy, program coordinator for the Performing Arts at Galveston College.

Plays include “An Epiphany in the Park” by Alyssa Gudz, “Encounter” by Adi Teodoru, “Her” by Destiny Shute, “The Man Who Fished at the Lake” by Alyssa Gudz, “Welcome to Lydell” by Zack Varela and “The Mystery Play” by the Galveston College writing club, SPARK.

Show dates and times are Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

Company members include Galveston College students Antonio Alpentzou, Eva Arita, Marie J. Daban, Kayla DeJesus, Alyssa Gudz, Tyler Hanna, Gabriella Hosler, Jade Killebrew, Dane Nguyen, Melina Moore, Devon Profitt, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute and Niki Smith.

For more information, please contact Lacy at 409-944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

Galveston College Chorale Holiday Concert

2017 GC Chorale Holiday Concert Poster

The Galveston College Community Chorale will present their annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 10 beginning at 7:30 PM at Moody Methodist Church. The theme for this program is “A Global Holiday Concert” and will feature holiday music from around the world.

The featured piece of the concert will be a cantata by JS Bach entitled “For Us A Child is Born” and will be accompanied by Ron Wyatt on the pipe organ with soloist from the chorale. The French carol “He Is Born”“Huron Carol” from Canada, and “Here We Come A-Caroling” a traditional English carol, are just some of the selections that will be included on the program.

Joanna Whitsett, organist and harpist, of Moody Methodist will be the guest artist as she accompanies the chorale on the German carol, “Silent Night”. Ms. Whitsett will also play a medley of carols entitled “Christmas Joy”.

The concert is free and open to the public.