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The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company in association with The Waukesha Civic Theatre is looking for young performers to participate in Combat Boot Camp: an evening of short plays written, directed and acted within 48 hours.  The time commitment is Friday, January 5 from 5-10 pm, and Saturday, January 6 from 10 am until 9:30 pm.  Performers must not have graduated high school as of yet and must be at least 13 years old.  There is no cost to take part in this program.  There are only a few slots left so act soon.  Sorry, but the writing and directing slots have already been filled.

Contact James Fletcher at bunnygumbo@wi.rr.com

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The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company in association with The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents ACT Boot Camp. For the uninitiated, Combat Boot Camp challenges high school age playwrights, directors and actors to bring original scripts from initial concept to performance before a live audience … in only 2 days! Topics, locations, directors, and actors are all, literally, “pulled from a hat.” There is no advanced preparation, no warning, no mercy – just instinct, ability, and raw talent on display. Artists flying without a net!

 

Where: The Waukesha Civic Theatre, 264 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186

When: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Adults- $13
Students/Seniors/Military- $11
Subscriber & Group Rate- $9

For more info visit: http://waukeshacivictheatre.org/60thSeason/ACTBootCamp.html

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The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company in association with The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents ACT Boot Camp.  This project brings together middle and high school actors, writers, and directors to create an evening of theatre in 48 hours.  The writers pull random subjects and locations from hats, and based on those variables create new plays.  The directors and actors are then randomly assigned to these plays which are then presented to a live audience.  It’s challenging and scary and a heck of a lot of fun.  This truly spectacular show is now in its 12th season and the event is free of charge to the participants.

 

The next Boot Camp goes up January 7th at the Waukesha Civic Theatre.  For actors and directors, the time commitment is from 5-9 on Friday, January 6th, and 10 am until 10 pm on Saturday, January 7th.

 

If interested, please provide the following information to bunnygumbo@wi.rr.com:

 

Your name

Your phone number

Your email

Your parent’s names

Parent’s phone numbers

Parent’s emails

School attending

Age and grade level

 

And finally, which discipline: acting, directing or writing that you are interested in.  Please note that participants must be at least 14 years of age at the time of the show.  Please also note that writers have a slightly different schedule than the actors and directors.  Writers may also participate as directors or actors if slots are open.

 

If you or your parents have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact us.  We’re hoping you’ll be able to join us for the show, so please let us know at your earliest possible convenience.

 

 


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Our writers are already hard at work to create tomorrow evening’s shows.  They’ve picked their subjects and locations and they’ve got about 12 hours to write a play over night.  The actors and directors get another 12 hours to stage these new plays and then we put them up in front of a live audience. After the show is over we do it again…with less time.  That’s insane!

 

The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company presents Combat Theatre XXX.

8 Writers

8 Directors

30 Actors

1 Costume

 

Friday and Saturday, June 17th and 18th at 8:00 pm

The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC)

325 W. Walnut Street (on the corner of Walnut and Dr. MLK Jr. Drive)

Tickets are $18 available at the door only

Or buy the weekend package for $32

Bunny Gumbo: we do it because we can!

http://www.bunnygumbo.com


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It’s not an X Rated show, it’s our 30th incarnation of Combat Theatre.  Come join us for this ever entertaining event.

The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company presents Combat Theatre, two evenings of shows written, directed and acted over the course of 24 hours.

Here’s how it works: starting at 8:00 pm on Thursday evening, the writers randomly pick a subject out of one hat and a location out of another.  Using those two variables they are tasked with writing a script by the next morning.  At that point the directors and actors are randomly assigned to the eight different plays.  Come 8:00 pm on Friday, the doors open and the show begins.  After the show and with the audience still in attendance, the writers pick new subjects and locations and we do it all over again with less time.  It’ll knock your socks off!

8 Writers

8 Directors

30 Actors

1 Costume

Friday and Saturday, June 17th and 18th at 8:00 pm

The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC), 325 W. Walnut Street (on the corner of Walnut and Dr. MLK Jr. Drive)

Tickets are $18 or buy the weekend package for $32, cash and check available at the door only.

Bunny Gumbo; we do it because we can!


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Combat Boot Camp returns to the Waukesha Civic Theatre this weekend for one great show on Saturday, January 9 at 7:30 pm.  This colaboration between Bunny Gumbo and the Waukesha Civic Theatre challenges these young performers to bring 6 new plays to life in under 48 hours.  The writers randomly draw a subject and a location out of a hat and write a new play.  The directors are randomly assigned a play, the actors are randomly cast and voila! instant theatre!  This always entertaining show features some of the most talented actors from the local high schools.

 

The Waukesha Civic Theatre is located at 264 W. Main Street, Waukesha WI, 53186.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.  For more information or to buy tickets online, visit http://www.waukeshacivictheatre.org/59thSeason/ACTBootCamp.html

 

Get hopping!

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Jarecki TarzanWhat were you doing last night?  Sitting on your couch watching Netflix?  Wasting time surfing the internet?  Exciting stuff.  You could have seen 8 fantastic new plays that didn’t exist 24 hours before.  Bummer.

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So what are you doing tonight?  8 new shows are being produced right now by 70 insanely talented Milwaukee theatre folk.  It’s Bunny Gumbo’s Combat Theatre.  Tonight at 8:00 pm at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street.  Tickets are only $18.  Come on out and get yourself some theatre!

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Summer Combat is less than a month away, so mark your calendars.  The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company invites you to join us for Combat Theatre.  The summer installment of Combat arrives May 29th and 30th at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (MYAC.)

 

30 actors, 8 writers and 8 directors bring you 16 new works of theatre all created in 24 hours.  The subjects and locations for these new plays are all, literally, pulled from a hat.  The scripts are written overnight and the casts have less than 12 hours to memorize their lines and get the shows up on their feet.  After Friday’s show, we do it all over again…with less time!  There is no advanced preparation, no warning, no mercy – just instinct, ability and raw talent on display. The outcome of the process is a wide variety of 15-minute works that boggle the imagination.

 

Combat Theatre takes place Friday and Saturday, May 29th and 30th, at 8 pm at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut (on the corner of Walnut and MLK.)  Tickets are $18 each and are available at the door only.  The weekend package gets you both nights for only $30.

 

Combat Theatre involves the best writers, directors, and actors Milwaukee has to offer.  Those wishing to attend are advised to arrive early as previous installments of Combat have sold out quickly.

 

The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center is a collaboration of First Stage Children’s Theatre and Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.

 

For more information about Bunny Gumbo, write to bunnygumbo@wi.rr.com or visit our website: www.bunnygumbo.com

 

And for info on all things theatrical in Milwaukee go to: https://bunnygumbo.wordpress.com

 


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The Rep Lab is this weekend, Friday, April 10th through Monday, April 13th.  The Friday and Saturday shows are already sold out, so don’t delay. -Fletcher

 

Eight Plays, Two Hours, Ten Bucks

The Rep’s highly-lauded Intern Ensemble presents its annual short-play festival. Now in its fifth season, the critically-acclaimed performance includes everything from comedy to drama to music– and much more! Don’t miss the limited engagement of this one-of- a-kind night of theater.

Every Show You’ve Ever Seen by Amelia Roper
Directed by Literary Coordinator and 2010-2011 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann
Commissioned for REMIX 38 (2014) at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, this tribute to the theater features the Acting Intern Ensemble. Calling upon the collective memory of artists and audiences alike, it begs us to consider our experience of theater as something much greater than any single moment.

 

Tape by José Rivera
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Hannah Greene
Prolific playwright and Academy Award Nominee José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries, 2004) ponders the consequences of one man’s lifetime of lies.

 

The Latest News from the Primordial Ooze by Rich Orloff
Directed by Literary Coordinator and 2010-2011 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann
A primordial creature reveals to his girlfriend that his fins are really fingers. What’s worse, he can breathe air! In this punny short originally produced in 2012 by Milwaukee’s Pink Banana Theatre Co., Barry considers taking one small step for an amphibian, and one giant leap for amphibian-kind.

 

People Are Dancing Book and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond, Music by Benny Gammerman
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Philip Muehe
This 10-minute musical by Sarah Hammond, whose Hum of the Arctic appeared in Rep Lab 2013, showcases two strangers who meet on a plane to Venice, fall in love, and eat gelato three times a day. On their last night together, Jim wants to make a clean break, but Rebecca reminds him that they still have time. They are, after all, in Venice. And in Venice, people are dancing.

 

Give Until It Hurts by James Fletcher (1989-1990 Acting Intern)
Directed by Artistic Associate and 2011-2012 Directing Intern JC Clementz
Local actor and Bunny Gumbo Artistic Director James Fletcher takes non-profit fundraising to the extreme. Two goons hired by National Public Radio bust in on Robert at dinner time and guilt him into giving…at gunpoint.

 

hysterical by Steve Yockey
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Philip Muehe
From Yockey’s award-winning short-play cycle very still & hard to see, this “play that tastes like black licorice” catches Elizabeth in the throes of a Jäegermeister-fueled breakdown. Repeating a cycle of love, loss, and alcohol abuse, she hallucinates an unusual and somewhat unsympathetic companion.

 

The Cowboy by Patrick Holland (1998-1999 Acting Intern)
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Hannah Greene
In this thrilling offering, featured in “The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012,” The Cowboy muses on his role in the deaths of three women: Linda, Kim, and Amanda. But are their flirtations with The Cowboy their only connection?

 

Devised Piece created by Artistic Intern Ensemble
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Interns Hannah Greene and Philip Muehe
With a reputation as the highlight of every Rep Lab, this eagerly-anticipated play is a world-premiere created and devised by the Artistic Intern Ensemble.

 

PERFORMANCE TIMES:
Friday, April 10, 8pm
Saturday, April 11, 4pm
Saturday, April 11, 8pm
Sunday, April 12, 2pm
Sunday, April 12, 7pm
Monday, April 13, 7:30pm

 


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The Rep Lab is coming and it’s selling out fast.  My play, Give Until It Hurts, is in the line-up as well as Patrick Holland’s, The Cowboy, so Bunny Gumbo is well represented.  Hop to it!

 

Tickets now on sale!

The Rep’s highly-lauded Intern Ensemble presents its annual short-play festival.
Now in its fifth season, the critically-acclaimed performance includes
everything from comedy to drama to music – and much more!

Tickets available at 414-224-9490 and cost just $15.
The last three years have sold-out, so get your tickets now while you can!

Tickets available at 414-224-9490 and cost just $15.

April 10-13, 2015

Stiemke Studio

Performance times:

Friday, April 10, 8 pm

Saturday, April 11, 4 & 8 pm

Sunday, April 12, 7 pm

Maonday, April 13, 7:30 pm

Tickets:  www.milwaukeerep.com

Every Show You’ve Ever Seen

by Amelia Roper

Directed by Literary Coordinator and 2010-2011 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann
Commissioned for REMIX 38 (2014) at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, this tribute to the theater features the Acting Intern Ensemble. Calling upon the collective memory of artists and audiences alike, it begs us to consider our experience of theater as something much greater than any single moment.

Tape 
by Jose Rivera
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Hannah Greene
Prolific playwright and Academy Award Nominee Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries, 2004) ponders the consequences of one man’s lifetime of lies.
 
The Latest News from the Primordial Ooze 
by Rich Orloff
Directed by Literary Coordinator and 2010-2011 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann
A primordial creature reveals to his girlfriend that his fins are really fingers. What’s worse, he can breathe air! In this punny short originally produced in 2012 by Milwaukee’s Pink Banana Theatre Co., Barry considers taking one small step for an amphibian, and one giant leap for amphibian-kind.

People Are Dancing 
Book and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond, Music by Benny Gammerman
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Philip Muehe
This 10-minute musical by Sarah Hammond, whose Hum of the Arctic appeared in Rep Lab 2013, showcases two strangers who meet on a plane to Venice, fall in love, and eat gelato three times a day. On their last night together, Jim wants to make a clean break, but Rebecca reminds him that they still have time. They are, after all, in Venice. And in Venice, people are dancing.

Give Until It Hurts 
by James Fletcher (1989-1990 Acting Intern)
Directed by Artistic Associate and 2011-2012 Directing Intern JC Clementz
Local actor and Bunny Gumbo Artistic Director James Fletcher takes non-profit fundraising to the extreme. Two goons hired by National Public Radio bust in on Robert at dinner time and guilt him into giving…at gunpoint.

 
hysterical
by Steve Yockey
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Philip Muehe
From Yockey’s award-winning short-play cycle very still & hard to see, this “play that tastes like black licorice” catches Elizabeth in the throes of a Jaegermeister-fueled breakdown. Repeating a cycle of love, loss, and alcohol abuse, she hallucinates an unusual and somewhat unsympathetic companion.

The Cowboy 
by Patrick Holland (1998-1999 Acting Intern)
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Hannah Greene
In this thrilling offering, featured in “The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012,” The Cowboy muses on his role in the deaths of three women: Linda, Kim, and Amanda. But are their flirtations with The Cowboy their only connection?

Devised Piece
created by Artistic Intern Ensemble
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Interns Hannah Greene and Philip Muehe
With a reputation as the highlight of every Rep Lab, this eagerly-anticipated play is a world-premiere created and devised by the Artistic Intern Ensemble.