All events take place at Hillside Performing Arts Studio (Las Trampas), unless otherwise noted.
Arrive 15 minutes early to ensure seating.
Save the date for “On with the Show!”
July 16, 5:30 - 8 pm Hillside Diablo Room
Remember DAOR’s movie sing-a-longs each year in July? This year, DAOR is planning something a little different for the renewal of our annual gathering. “On with the Show!” will be a celebration of our being “back in business” after the shutdown. Oh, there will be some singing, of course, but a lot more, including dramatic presentations with DAOR’s finest actors. · Bring your picnic dinner (dessert, wine and cider will be provided). ·Bring your voices (we’ll provided the lyrics) ·Bring your applause (for the four playlets written by DAOR members that our actors are polishing up) ·Bring your enthusiasm (for announcements of DAOR classes and productions for the rest of 2021) ·Bring your love of theater (we will do our best to entertain YOU)
Jean Wilcox Scholarship Ceremony October each year
Because of the pandemic, DAOR’s Jean Wilcox Scholarship presentation to A.C.T. students was held via Zoom this year. Allen Darby and Breezy Leigh, the two recipients, joined us for a lively discussion on the challenges of studying acting and performing remotely. They pointed out the difficulty of timing, especially with comedy, when the other members of your cast are not in the same room with you.
Both Allen and Breezy expressed their deep appreciation for the scholarship awards, stating that it helped ameliorate additional expenses that they have had to incur due to having to study remotely.
The DAOR board of directors created the Scholarship for Theatre Arts in 2009 to honor Jean Wilcox, a founding member of DAOR and its first artistic director. She also served as its president from 2009 to 2011.
A native of England, where she received drama training at the London School of Drama, Wilcox immigrated to the Bay Area in 1962. She has received a Best Actress Shellie Award for her portrayal of the title character in Shirley Valentine. Under the auspices of the Walnut Creek Civic Arts program, she taught Shakespeare to incarcerated youth at Juvenile Hall in Martinez.
DAOR Traveling Troupe Ongoing
Enliven a meeting or program with a theatrical piece performed by our experienced actors. Funny or poignant, these scenes run about 10 minutes. There is no charge for this service, but requests must be made five weeks in advance of event. Contact: Gail Wetherbee firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-934-6896
Play Reading Groups Ongoing Third Monday monthly, 2 PM Waterford small dining room Contact: Tanc Agius email@example.com
Read plays with DAOR friends. Plays supplied. Contact Tanc for more information
(Note also: Plays and books about plays are available in Dollar Clubhouse, short wall to right as you enter library room. Take advantage of this wonderful resource.)
DAOR Annual General Meeting October each year Election of officers and a preview of events ahead..
Play Submissions Annual, Deadline to be Announced
Rossmoor Follies October each year
The Performing Arts Guild of Rossmoor presents an evening of fun with performances by members of PAGR, including DAOR.
Holiday Party December each year Dollar Clubhouse
Gathering of the Company January each year
"The Company": Everyone involved in putting on a show, including playwrights, actors, directors, tech, backstage crew, publicity, house and ticket workers. Join us for a review of the calendar for the new year, hear from class instructors, learn about new programs, play games, enjoy refreshments and visit with theater colleagues.
Wanted: House Manager(s)
Help make theater happen in Rossmoor. Join the DAOR/Naked Stage Team.
Naked Stage is looking for one or more individuals to help overseee key House Management functions associated with DAOR’s Naked Stage productions. This may be your chance to contribute to Rossmoor’s theatrical efforts in a vital and essential role, without which our curtain would never go up.
After providing outstanding support for our first four seasons, it is with great sadness we have learned that our current House Manager, Sandra Hawkins, will be moving on to explore new adventures. We are looking for individuals who, as a team, and working with experienced DAOR members, will follow in Sandra’s footsteps.
The House Manager oversees those “front-of-the-house” volunteers and operations that are essential in putting on a Naked Stage production. These include ticket reservations and sales, ushering, and refreshments coordination. We need individuals like Sandra who are committed, well-organized, detail-oriented, and enjoy working with people.
Seeking . . . Play Suggestions & Directors for Naked Stage Productions Contact: Kevin O'Byrne firstname.lastname@example.org
DAOR seeks suggestions for plays to be considered for future Naked Stage productions. Parameters:
4 - 8 actors, seated on stools, with scripts; minimal props or costumes
(some exceptions, such as Our Town)
play must be suitable for Rossmoor audiences
Please include a note explaining your choice.
Also, if you have directing experience and would like to direct a Naked Stage show, please send description of your interest and background (resumes welcome). Mention plays you would like to direct, noting why they would be good candidates for the Naked Stage readers theater format and the Rossmoor community.