Announcing the Fall 2016 Antaeus Academy!

We may not be able to move into our new home for another couple of months, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down at Antaeus. We’re excited to announce our Fall Academy classes, and it’s a roster that really complements our upcoming season. If you can’t wait to see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, come study the work of Tennessee Williams. If you’re looking forward to Nambi E. Kelley’s adaptation of Native Son, delve into the work of other playwrights from the Kilroys’ annual List. And it wouldn’t be the Antaeus Academy without some Shakespeare classes, to get you ready for Shakespeare’s classic comedy As You Like It.

Or if you’re not excited about any of those, there’s George Bernard Shaw, the Comedy of Manners, and a Voice class – there’s something for everyone!

Emily Chase – Tennessee Williams: Demons & Angels
Mondays, 11am-3pm – 8 weeks (10/17 thru 12/5 or 12/12)

Armin Shimerman – Shaw Intensive: Scene Study
Mondays, 7-11pm – 8 weeks (10/17 thru 12/5 or 12/12)

Lauren Lovett – Voice + Breath Connection: Breathpath
Tuesdays, 1-4pm – 8 weeks (10/18 thru 12/13)

Elizabeth Swain – Shakespeare Sonnets, Monologues, & Scenes
Tuesdays, 7-11pm – 10 weeks (10/11 thru 12/13)

Armin Shimerman – Shakespeare Intensive: Soliloquies & Scenes
Wednesdays, 1-5pm – 8 weeks (10/19 thru 12/7 or 12/14)

Rob Nagle – Kilroy Was Here: Bridging the Gender Parity Gap
Wednesdays, 7-11pm – 10 weeks (10/12 thru 12/14)

Scott Ferrara – Flipping the Bird to the 1%: The Comedy of Manners
Thursdays, 1-5pm – 10 weeks (10/13 thru 12/15)

Enrollment is now open, so head over to the Academy page for class descriptions, fees, and other information. If you’ve never taken a class at Antaeus, email our academy@antaeus.org for information about auditions.

A Glendale Construction Update

 
Week three of construction and things are moving quickly in Glendale!

Our contractor and his team have been busy with demolition over the past two weeks. With all of the old temporary walls gone, the space feels so much bigger. Here’s a video so you can see for yourself:
 

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This week they are starting to remove the concrete inside the main stage and black box so we can prepare for installing our sprung floors. As always, thank you for being part of the Antaeus family during this exciting time and for your incredible support!

Play On!

Ana Rose O’Halloran
Executive Director

Follow our progress as we build our new home in Glendale on our blog at antaeus.org/news. To find out how you can contribute to Play On! and help us move to our new home, visit playon.info.

Announcing Summer Academy Classes!

 

Yes, the beginning of construction is exciting, but so is our final roster of Academy classes in our North Hollywood home! We’re so excited to announce six classes covering over 400 years of theatre – from Shakespeare to Sheila Callaghan:

“Back-In-Yer-Face Again – The Theatre of Discomfort”
Moderated by Rob Nagle (Mondays 7-11pm, May 23-August 22)

“Shakespeare Intensive: Soliloquies”
Moderated by Armin Shimerman (Tuesdays 1-5pm, June 7-July 19)

“British Accents Scene Study”
Moderated by Nike Doukas (Tuesdays 7-11pm, June 7-July 19)

“Shakespeare Intensive: Scene Study”
Moderated by Armin Shimerman (Wednesdays, 7-11pm, June 8-July 20)

“Voice and the Classical Actor”
Moderated by Scott Ferrara (Thursdays, 1-5pm, June 9-July 21)

“The Play’s the Thing: Margulies & Albee”
Moderated by Matthew Arkin & Caitlin Muelder (Fridays 1-5pm, June 3-July 8)

There’s something for everyone this summer. Enrollment is now open, so head over to the Academy page for class descriptions, fees, and other information. If you’ve never taken a class at Antaeus, email our Company Manager Robin Campbell at robin@antaeus.org for information about auditions.

Construction is Underway

 

Today is the day!

After years of planning, lots of amazing support from our family and friends, numerous meetings with our architect, and various conversations with our contractor, we started construction at 110 E. Broadway in Glendale today. This morning I stopped by the space and was beyond excited to see our contractor with his team starting to prep for demolition. Just having people in the space, makes it feel more alive, more like home!

It’s a very exciting time at Antaeus that has been long in the making. To be honest, a time that couldn’t come sooner as I listen to both Hedda Gabler rehearsals and an Academy class through the wall of my office in North Hollywood while I write. We need more space so we can continue the amazing things happening at Antaeus. In just a few short months our new home will be ready so we can continue the impactful work we do both on and off our stages – get ready for more productions, readings, Academy classes, and arts education programming.

We continue to be inspired by our ever-growing community of passionate supporters who have made this day possible. Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey!

Play On!

Ana Rose O’Halloran
Executive Director

 

Follow our progress as we build our new home in Glendale on our blog at antaeus.org/news. To find out how you can contribute to Play On! and help us move successfully to our new home, visit playon.info.

Summer Production Intern

Antaeus Theatre Company
Production Intern Job Description

Antaeus Theatre Company is a cooperative theatre ensemble founded to empower the actor and to bring classical theatre to Southern California. The company exists to create a family of artists and audiences and is dedicated to exploring stories with enduring themes.

The Production Intern will gain hands-on training in all aspects of producing intimate, classical theatre in Los Angeles. S/he will work alongside our Company Manager, Production Manager, Stage Managers, Executive Director, and other members of the artistic staff throughout the production periods of Hedda Gabler and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, both main stage productions.

The Production Intern will be immersed in all aspects of theatre production while gaining an understanding of technical needs, casting, artistic elements, box office/house management, scheduling, calendaring, contracts, handling actor needs, and preparing for rehearsals and performances. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to learn fundamentals of company management and administrative processes, giving them a comprehensive understanding of the working components of small theatre.

Job Qualifications
The Production Intern should have strong communication skills, and be comfortable communicating in person, on the phone, and in writing. Candidates should display a love of theatre, a willingness to learn, resourcefulness, patience, high energy, and a professional demeanor. Candidates must have strong computer and internet skills. Qualified candidates must have a flexible schedule, particularly with regard to performances and rehearsals that may fall on evenings and weekends.

A basic understanding of the production process and prior stage management experience is preferred, but not required. The intern must love challenges and enjoy being part of a dynamic, fast-paced team.

Salary
This internship is a full-time, 40 hours/week paid position. Start date is flexible and can being between June 6-20 and will last 10-weeks.

How to Apply
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Robin Campbell, Company Manager at info@antaeus.org.

This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 132 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at more than 100 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County. In addition to their full-time 10 week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation. The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County. For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at www.lacountyarts.org.

The Taming of the Kickstarter

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Antaeus Theatre Company uses humor to raise funds for new venue

Kickstarter campaign invites viewers to engage veterans of ‘Star Trek’
and other celebs in ‘Shakespeare Insult Challenge’

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2016) — Can’t get enough of the Antaeus Theatre Company’s hilarious YouTube videos? Currently raising funds to convert a Glendale storefront into a Cultural Arts Center, the company’s trademark sense of humor is fully evident in its new crowdfunding campaign, launching today at playon.info.

Hailed as one of the top intimate theaters in Los Angeles, Antaeus Theatre Company is a cooperative theater ensemble founded to celebrate and reinvigorate the classics. The company is comprised of over 180 classically trained, highly accomplished — and very funny! — actors who work frequently in film, television and on Broadway. Programming includes an annual season of three fully-staged classical theater productions, a popular free reading series, Playwrights Lab, and outreach programs for students, educators and audience members that connect the essentially human elements in classical texts to contemporary issues and ideas.

“In the Antaeus tradition, where classical meets contemporary, we’re using a crowdfunding platform to help raise money for our new home,” explain co-artistic directors Bill Brochtrup, John Sloan and Rob Nagle. “We hope it will help us engage the community and the world at-large, like the timeless plays we perform in our theater.”

The Play On! Capital Campaign was publicly launched last June to raise funds to convert a vacant storefront at 110 East Broadway in the City of Glendale to a Cultural Arts Center. To date, Play On! has raised $1.3 million through contributions from donors, board members and company members. The refurbished space will house an 80-seat theater and a 45-seat black box, as well as a lobby gallery and a classics library. A production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, fully partner-cast in Antaeus tradition, is on track to inaugurate the new space in the fall of 2016. (Until that time, the company continues to produce at its current space in the NoHo Arts District, with Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill scheduled to open on March 10 and Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Andrew Upton, scheduled for June 2.)

“The generosity of the entire company has been astounding,” says Antaeus co-associate artistic director and Star Trek veteran Armin Shimerman. “We are blessed to have so many passionate people in our midst whose hearts are so devoted to the arts. Having emptied our pockets, we now look to a wider community to help build our new home.”

Following in the footsteps of highly entertaining fundraising videos created by Antaeus in past years (including “Naked Actors Need Costumes” and “Turn Off the Dark”), the company’s new Kickstarter video seeks to raise $75,000 of the remaining funds necessary to begin construction.

Launching in tandem with the Kickstarter campaign, the Antaeus “Shakespeare Insult Challenge” will feature familiar faces from the science fiction universe, including fan favorites from Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more, each calling out one of the insults sprinkled throughout the Bard’s plays (“Thou burlyboned, poxmarked skainsmate”) and encouraging viewers to donate, create similar videos of their own and spread the word via #ShakespeareInsultChallenge.

Antaeus Theatre Company is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations (minus the value of any premiums received) are fully tax deductible.

To enjoy the new Kickstarter video, to view available premiums, and, of course, to donate, go to playon.info.

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