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Call for Audition – May 19, 2019

Kaleidoscope, a movement theater work by Emily Elliott of Cooperative Performance, is auditioning for a wide range of actors and/or dancers who are comfortable working in a collaborative process. Actors and dancers should be prepared to learn a short movement phrase, improvise, and work from a script given that evening. Be prepared to stay the entire time, as this is a group audition. Doors will open 15 minutes early for check in. Performers of all adult ages, genders, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Non-equity.

Please bring resumes. No headshot required. Kaleidoscope will be performed October, 2019.

Audition details:

Sunday, May 19, 2:30-5:30pm
Kenilworth Square East
2155 N Prospect Ave (enter from alley off of Kenilworth and check in on 1st floor)

Contact Andrea Burkholder to register for the audition, or with questions. aburkholder@cooperativeperformance.org

Project information: Rehearsals begin approximately August 25, and project end is October 27

Rehearsals: Depending on cast and space availability, rehearsals will begin with an intensive period August 25-30. Then, a 6-week rehearsal period September- October 6, weeknights and weekends, plus occasional extended weekend rehearsals if needed.

Performance Run: Technical rehearsals October 7-10, and performances weekends from October 11th-27th in Milwaukee

Told almost entirely through dance and movement, Kaleidoscope follows the story of two individuals who experience sexual assault/relationship abuse.While their stories progress at different rates, there are times when they inevitably converge. Without being explicit, Kaleidoscope is inspired by seven true stories from college age students and shows audiences that there is no true end to the stories and the patterns of abuse.

Original movement was sourced by the actors at UW Eau Claire, and the rehearsal process in Milwaukee will continue to be collaborative. Research will be shared, and direction will be offered for actors and dancers to learn how to safely embody the information.

“I’m afraid the story isn’t finished happening. Sometimes I think there is no entirely true story I could tell. Because there are some things I just don’t know, and other things I just can’t say. Which is not a failure of memory, but of language.” – Lacy M. Johnson,The Other Side

About the Company: Cooperative Performance is an artist-led interdisciplinary producing company, a membership co-op, and a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.We provide artists a forum to experiment, creating original works and innovative performances not otherwise attainable through traditional means of production; we achieve this by creating collaborative and cooperative networks, providing platforms for artist education and feedback, and utilizing unconventional forms that integrate diverse perspectives and artistic disciplines.

Visit our website at www.cooperativeperformance.org. Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2185205398231825/.


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Cooperative Performance devises steampunk journey through the psyche in MACHINA PERSONA

 

MACHINA PERSONA seeks to create tangible representations of the humors that we find unexplainable. From anger and sadness to fear and joy, this devised piece personifies the very emotions that define our daily lives. With steampunk influence, an ensemble of actors interacts as the individual forces driving the human machine, revealing the kinks and malfunctions that different social challenges and mental disorders create along the way.

 

IF YOU GO

April 5 – 20, 2019

7:30 PM

*A talkback will be held after Saturday, April 13th’s performance.

 

North Milwaukee Arthaus

5151 N. 35th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53209

(Just south of Villard Ave. Free street parking available.)

 

*This is a site-specific show, performed on the ground floor of the soon-to-be renovated historic Old North Milwaukee Village Hall & Fire Station. The site is drafty, raw, and unfinished. Please take this into consideration and dress appropriately.

 

TICKETS

$15 online, $18 at the door

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
www.CooperativePerformance.org


Cooperative Performance is looking for a stage manager who can run rehearsals and performances through late October. The Performance Ecology Project will be a combination of indoor and outdoor performances at the Urban Ecology Center, running for six performances from October 15 – 29. If interested, please contact Kevin Wleklinski at kevin.wleklinski@gmail.com with a resume and phone number.
THE PERFORMANCE ECOLOGY PROJECT
in collaboration with Quasimondo Physical Theatre

The Performance Ecology Project is a research project/performance that explores how somatic practices can enhance our experience of meaning and value in living nature. Over five weekends this Fall, three actors, a dancer, a musician, and two poets will meet at the Morton Arboretum near the Riverside Branch of the Urban Ecology Center. Local professional teachers will lead them in sessions of yoga, tai chi, mindfulness, improvisational movement, and theater games. Then, with senses open, the performers will go into the woods, looking for encounters with other species. With the help of guest director Brian Rott of Quasimondo Physical Theatre, their stories, songs, and poems will go into a “performance report” of their journeys.