Events take place at Hillside Performing Arts Studio, unless otherwise noted. Arrive 15 minutes early to ensure seating.
DAOR Offers Scene Study Class Mondays, June 12-July 31 10 am - noon Fee: $50 for DAOR members $70 non-members (incl. membership fee)
Interested in learning about script analysis and developing your acting skills? Enjoy the work of well-known, modern playwrights? This in-depth screen study class is taught by experienced dramatist Stephanie Singer. The class is intended for both students new to acting and actors who want to refresh their script analysis skills.
The focus will be script analysis, line by line work, beats, character intentions, emotional adjustments and given circumstances – a basic, one step at a time, approach to understanding a character leading to authenticity in performance. Some at home script analysis homework, and working with scene partners on scenes outside of class to present to the class, will be necessary. Memorization is encouraged but not required.
The class is limited to 12 people, so reserve early with Roanne Butier: email@example.com Checks should be made out to DAOR and can be submitted at first class.
“Your 2 Cents” developmental readings share available space on the third Friday of the month with Curtain Up! and Naked Stage presentations.
Scripts are directed and read by DAOR member talent, and each reading is followed by facilitated feedback from thoughtful, encouraging attendees. Guidelines and an application form are available upon request. CONTACT: Playwrights Coordinator, Edna Hall firstname.lastname@example.org 925/988-9937
Seeking . . . Play Suggestions and Directors for Naked Stage Productions Contact: Kevin O'Byrne email@example.com
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.
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
Rossmoor Follies Annual
The Performing Arts Guild of Rossmoor presents an evening of fun with performances by members of PAGR, including DAOR.
CURTAIN UP! PROJECTS
LET'S PUT ON A SHOW
DAOR seeks your ideas and projects
Do you have an original script ready for production? A published one-act or related short plays presented as a staged or memorized performance? A program of insight into a playwright, historic era or stagecraft technique?
We are calling these member-driven projects Curtain Up! They are to run about an hour in length. Each Curtain Up! project must have a producer. (The producer may not also act as the director.) The producer(s) is responsible for obtaining rights (if applicable) and recruiting a production team. The production team is responsible for casting, rehearsals, props, and costumes. Casting may be done by open audition or invitation. If the project is a lecture or demonstration the producer will be responsible to act as the liaison with the presenter(s).
DAOR will provide rehearsal space scheduling, curtains, sometimes lights, publicity and programs. Projects will be presented one or two times on a Friday and/or Saturday afternoon.
The Artistic Committee will decide which submissions will be Curtain Up! presentations based on quality, suitability (can we do this given our resources), financial considerations and general interest.
Click below to print Project Proposal form
Fill out the form with as much information as possible and place it in DAOR mailbox at Gateway.