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Now through July 1st!
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Conscience Drama Directive:
Nobody Dies on Friday

It’s New Year’s Day 1960, on New York’s Upper West Side. Marilyn Monroe is the biggest star on the planet.

So why is she huddled in a drugged, inert heap, in the bedroom of her acting coach – the iconic Master of the Actor’s Studio, Lee Strasberg?
Conscience Drama Directive’s production of Nobody Dies on Friday dissects that dilemma, and what is revealed is no walk in Central Park.

This DC premiere is Robert Brustein’s grim, acerbic, and rueful memory of a peculiarly American mid-century time – of toxic interplay of fame, artistry, and ambition; of giddy aspiration and aesthetic confusion – when stage and screen fought one another for primacy.

Brustein, founding Dean of the Yale School of Drama, and one of the truly preeminent theatrical minds of our era, draws upon both biographies of the principals, and his own recollections as a rising New York theater critic for this savagely ironic reflection on the Age of the “Method” –and on the Strasbergs, Arthur Miller, and the doomed Marilyn.

What he offers us is grim, and funny – but finally, a sober and remorseful diagnosis of obsession – driven sabotage, and talent tossed in creative chaos.


Preview Performance on Tuesday, June 19, 8 pm: Pay what you can at the door, all advance tickets $10
Performances run Wednesday, June 20 – Sunday, July 1
See the Atlas website for tickets and more information.
Fall Internships & Apprenticeships
Wolf Trap
Fostering the next generation of arts leaders

Wolf Trap internships and apprenticeships give budding professionals a competitive edge—whether they seek jobs in the arts or any other field.
Employers are looking for college graduates who can hit the ground running—those who don’t need training in basic workplace skills,
like inter-office communications and coordinating multiple projects.
Wolf Trap internships and apprenticeships provide these fundamental skills, as well as specialized training in specific disciplines—
from technical theatre and arts management to fundraising, accounting, and special events.
Interns and apprentices get a nuanced view of a field that is rapidly changing and what it takes to evolve and innovate. This experience
helps interns and apprentices build leadership skills that can be applied to the performing arts or any line of work they choose to pursue.
And last but certainly not least, Wolf Trap internships and apprenticeships offer young professionals an opportunity to contribute to
arts and education programs that enrich thousands of lives each year.  
Major support of this program is provided by the Rubenstein Next Generation Initiative.
Additional support is provided by the Anthony and Beatrice Welters Family.

Fall internships
September to December 
Applications due July 1
Much more information on the website at: Wolf Trap Internships and Apprenticeships

Opens June 1st
2nd Star Productions
RAGTIME
Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the Novel by E.L. Doctorow
Directed by Nathan Bowen
Produced by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Emily Sergo
Choreography by Anwar Thomas
June 1 - 30, 2018
 Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, and Sundays are 3 pm
Our closing performance on Saturday June 30th is a 3 pm matinee.
Bowie Playhouse at Whitemarsh Park
Bowie, MD
Tickets are available at this link.
General Admission: $22
Seniors (60+), Active Military, and Full-Time Students: $19 Children age 11 and under: $12 *Discounts available for prepaid groups!
Reservations may be made through our website, 2ndstarproductions.com, or by calling (410) 757-5700 or (301) 832-4819.
Reserved tickets must be picked up by 15 minutes before curtain, or they may be resold.
CAST:
Mother: Heather McMunigal
Father: Lee Nicol
Younger Brother: Jason Beall
Little Boy: Chase Nester
Grandfather: Gene Valendo
Coalhouse Walker: Carl Williams
Sarah: Ashley Lyles
Tateh: Stephen Yednock
Little Girl: Snowdenn Jackson
Emma Goldman: Cara Pellegrino
Evelyn Nesbit: Victoria Rose Brown
Harry Houdini: Davis Wootton-Klebanoff
Willie Conklin: Josh Hampton
Booker T. Washington: Brad Eaton
Henry Ford: Keith Flores
J.P. Morgan: Eric Meadows
Sarah's Friend: Raquel Jennings
Ensemble: Angela Arnold, Stephanie Bernholz, Payten Blake, Lori Bonnette, Erin Culfogienis, Robbie Dinsmore, Jaron Givens,
Jeremy Hanson, Rowan Hastings, Ricardo Horsey, Steve Mangum, Randal Mars, Summer Moore, Sophia Riazi-Sekowski,
Diane Schwartz, Zoe Smith, Andrew Trent, Rhonda Wardlaw, Mary Zajic

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience
at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile
“melting pot” of turn-of- the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality:
experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of
a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine.
Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences
when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of- the-century America,
including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity
of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience:
the marches, the cakewalks and - of course, the ragtime.

AUDITIONS
Peace Mountain Theatre Company
A Shayna Maidel
by Barbara Lebow
Directed by Laurie Freed
Auditions Sunday, July 8, 1:00 pm & Monday, July 9, 7:00 pm
Callbacks Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 pm
All auditions held at Congregation Har Shalom,
11510 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854
Actors will be asked to read from the script and should bring
headshots, resumes, and conflict dates.
The script will be sent to you via email should you choose to audition.
Peace Mountain is a professional theatre company; all actors will be paid.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
Mordechai Weiss – 50-70; father of Rose & Lusia.  Yiddish accent.  Dignified & elegant man with strong beliefs
Rose Weiss – to play 30s.  No accent.  Happy & effusive American working girl; loves her family.  Will experience profound changes.
Lusia Weiss – 20s thru early 30s.  Yiddish accent, just arrived to America.  Experienced Nazi concentration camps.  Very cautious, searching, tentative.
Duvid – 30s-40s;  husband of Lusia.  Yiddish & American accents.  Has experienced & survived concentration camps.  Playful, tender & loving.
Hanna – early 20s, will also play a teenager; best friend of Lusia in Europe.  No accent.  Will not survive WWII.  Goes from happy teen to tortured soul.
Mama – 30s-40s; mother of Rose & Lusia. No accent.  Will not survive concentration camps.  Loving mother who willingly sacrifices for her family.

A Shayna Maidel takes place after World War II in the home of Rose Weiss, with flashbacks to life in Poland. 
flashback scenes move fluidly in & out of time before the war/during the war & 1946 (present time).
A dialect coach will be made available to actors
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If you have questions, please email Laurie Freed, Director, at litelmama@verizon.net
Please let Ms. Freed know if you intend to audition & what date you will attend.
Performance Dates; October 11, 13, 14, 18, 21, 27, 28
Thursdays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm
All performances at Congregation Har Shalom

Opening soon!
Bethesda Little Theatre
A Swellegant, Elegant Party - An Original Musical Revue
June 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2018 at 8pm
June 24 and July 1, 2018 at 2:30pm
The Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center - Theatre 2
7995 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring MD 20910

You are invited to…..Bethesda Little Theatre’s 2018 summer musical revue - A Swellegant, Elegant Party!!
Bethesda Little Theatre is back at it again with another original musical revue! This time the theme is “A Party” – and trust us,
you will have a magical time with this talented cast of 16. In addition to show-stopping numbers from Broadway favorites
such as Sweet Charity and Grand Hotel, you will also hear songs from contemporary musical theater such as First Date and Something Rotten!
.....plus pop and some standards too. There’s a song for everyone – from Kool & the Gang to Streisand and Sinatra!
We can’t give away all of the songs we will sing, but let’s just say you will have a “swellegant” time.
The cast will thrill you with their voices, dancing and lots of comedy!

Now in their 38th year of making people smile through music, the Bethesda Little Theatre is a volunteer non-profit organization
and all proceeds go to the Patient Emergency Fund at NIH (National Institutes of Health). In addition to their annual “big show”,
the Bethesda Little Theatre takes a mini-version of our musical revue to local nursing homes,
entertaining those who would otherwise not be able to see the production.

For tickets, visit: http://www.blt-online.org/html_bltg/html/index/PayPal.html
For more information, visit www.blt-online.org or email: bethesdalittletheatre@gmail.com or call 202-796-3431.

AUDITIONS
Rockville Little Theatre
The Diary of Anne Frank
by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell
Monday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 11 at 7 PM
Cottage
603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD 20851
Please plan to arrive no later than 7:30.
Auditions will include monologues and cold readings from the script, individually and in groupings.
Please be prepared to list your conflicts (i.e, dates when you can’t attend rehearsals).
Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, July 12 at 7 PM
No appointments. All roles are unpaid.
All our shows use Open Casting, with no roles pre-selected.
RLT is committed to diversity, open to non-traditional casting, and will consider actors of all ethnicities.
Audition form available on our website. Download it, fill it out, print it out, and bring it to auditions.
Conflict calendar also available online. Download it, print it out, fill it out, and bring it to auditions.
For more information about auditions, contact the director at pgrillermitchell@hotmail.com.
Performance Dates: September 28, 29, 30*, October 5, 6, 7*
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, * Sunday Matinees at 2 pm
Rockville Civic Center

Opens July 13th
Bowie Community Theatre
Becky's New Car
A comedy by Steven Dietz.
Directed by Ilene Chalmers
Produced by Malia Murray and Portia Bagley.
July 13 to July 29, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm
Special matinee SaturdayJuly 21st at 2 pm
Bowie Playhouse
White Marsh Recreation Park
16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715
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Handicapped parking available.

Reservations:  (301) 805-0219 or www.BCTheatre.com
Ticket Prices: $22/adults, $17/Seniors (62+) & Students
(Group rates available)
Cash, Check and Major Credit Cards accepted.
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