Due to the pandemic, performances are online rather than in-person.
Short Plays Recorded by DAOR Members Several DAOR members have been rehearsing new short plays with director Gary Green. Instead of a "live" Zoom showcase, some of those actors made two recordings on Zoom in December 2020, which you can view at your leisure. The link below leads to a "playlist" on YouTube. By clicking the link, you can then watch one or both of the short recordings.
Now on the playlist are two comedies, "Off Hand" performed by Gail Wetherbee and Jon Rasmussen, and "Stamina" acted by Gay White and Lee Gale Gruen.
Copy and paste the link below, or click it, to watch one or both of the short recordings:
Working on scenes via Zoom has proven popular, and two DAOR directors are currently offering their services. Gary Green, who directed for Your Two Cents and offered a DAOR scene study class, has been working on Zoom with actors and plans to continue. Now Linda Kelp, Naked Stage director of Almost Maine, American Dream, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Quality of Life, is also offering to direct scenes and short plays via Zoom.
Groups of two or three actors will rehearse privately with Linda or Gary, then (optionally) record their performances and/or perform for a "live" Zoom audience. Actors can partner with DAOR members or friends located anywhere. If interested, please contact: Linda Kelp firstname.lastname@example.org or Gary Green email@example.com
POSTPONED The Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Director:Linda Kelp Producer: Jon Rasmussen
Cast: Gail Wetherbee, Gay White, Bess Chosak, Anita Green, Judy Scott Photo by Linda Kelp
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of “teamwork,” rally ’round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.
Dixie Swim Club rehearsal photos by Aki Rasmussen
POSTPONED Curtain Up!: 50 Years of British Comedy Featuring Monty Python (50 YoBCFMP)
Directed by Tancred Agius Performances: 2:00 PM Free
This is the first show in DAOR's new series, Curtain Up!, designed to provide our growing ranks of actors with additional opportunities to garner roles in a wide range of theatrical genres.
POSTPONED Curtain Up!: House of the Holy Moment Director: Jean Wilcox
POSTPONED Naked Stage:Proof by David Auburn Director: Gary Green Performance Dates: Auditions: TBD - M-2; F-2
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine and the other characters into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness—or genius—has she inherited? Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.
Curtain Up!: Love in the Time of Caller ID By Rod McFadden August 21
Naked Stage:Sylvia by A.R. Gurney Director:Kevin O'Byrne Performance Dates: October 16, 17, 18 Auditions: TBD - Late August/Early September M-2; F-3/4
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.