Thursday, July 25, 2013
Beth Marshall Presents held auditions for the 2013-2014 season at the Garden Theater in Winter Garden on Saturday June 22nd. Productions she was holding audition for included...
The 2013 Play-in-a-Day 2013 Season kickoff in partnership with Lake Howell High School and Penguin Point Productions September 7th.
Alice Lost in Wonderland (a world premiere) written by Rob Winn Anderson and Beth Marshall, October 18-November 3 at the Garden Theater.
Beatnik, a multi-media art evening of poetry music and dance in collaboration with VarieTEASE. December 3rd at the Venue.
33 Variations by Moises Kaufman, directed by Aradhana Tiwari, March 13-30 at the Garden Theater.
Touring shows include,
Commencement written by Clay McCleod Chapman, directed by Brenna Nicely, Starring Beth Marshall at Fringe, or The Venue.
The Books, written by Michael Edison Haydon, directed by Beth Marshall for Fringe or The Venue.
Actors gathered in the lobby of the theater and they entered the theater in groups of four or five. Actors read monologues and occasionally sang. I sketched actress Becky Lane since I knew her from some incredible performances in the past. Some actors read beat poetry but it just didn't have the swaggering flow of 50's beat angst.
That changed when writer, Tod Caviness and his new bride, dancer, Christin Caviness took to the stage. He recited a poem completely off book with the furious confidence of a generation reaching for a new understanding of what it is to live. Christin danced with sweaty abandon rising and receding with the tide of the poem. Garments were tossed aside as needless encumbrances to the need to move. I was swept along enthralled. I stood and applauded. This could be the corner stone for an amazing evening of Beat madness. What an incredible collaboration, a true marriage of two art forms.
A thunderstorm sent loud rain hammering down on the theater's metal roof. Beth considered it good since it would force actors to project. As one actor was on stage giving a monologue, the lights of the theater went black. The huge empty theater went silent. In the darkness he muttered, "Well I guess that's a sign that I didn't get the part."