Cat Ladies in Cat Town Cabaret (Oct 17.)

Several of Women in Solodarity’s Cat Ladies performances, including Carol Lashof‘s “Metamorphosis” (performed by Heather Kellogg), Patricia Milton‘s “Kitty’s Prescription” (performed by Martha Rynberg), and Theresa Donahoe‘s “Cat Nanny 9-1-1″, will be revived for the Cat Town Cabaret in Oakland on Friday, October 17 at 8pm. Purchase tickets online.

Cat Town Cabaret
Friday, October 17 (8pm)
Veteran’s Memorial Building (View)
401 Highland Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611

Cat Town Cabaret, a concert benefiting the Cat Town Café and Adoption Center, is a feline-themed event that will include a cabaret concert featuring witty, tender and comical songs, as well as three original scenes written and acted by playwrights and actors from All Terrain Theater’s Women in Solodarity show, “Cat Ladies,” which premiered in Berkeley, CA, in April 2013.

Local mezzo soprano, Meghan Dibble, and tenor, Rod Lowe, a couple of LOL cat addicts, will present several cat songs written by classical and cabaret composers, including Rossini’s Cat Duet. Dibble and Lowe will be accompanied on piano by Dr. Bryan Baker, who also will present Aaron Copland’s charming piece “The Cat and the Mouse.”

Scenes from “Cat Ladies”, a showcase featuring female solo performances in honor of our quirky obsession with cats, will include “Cat Nanny 911,” written & performed by Theresa Donahoe, “The Metamorphosis,” written by Carol Lashof and performed by Heather Kellogg, and “Kitty’s Prescription,” written by Patricia Milton and performed by Martha Rynberg.

Bicycle Coffee, cookies from S+M Vegan and wine and beer will be available for purchase.

About Cat Town
Cat Town is an independent, non-profit organization that helps the cats least likely to be adopted from Oakland’s municipal shelter. Through its foster-based program, Cat Town allows shy and sensitive cats to blossom and find great permanent homes.

A partnership between Ann Dunn of Cat Town and Adam Myatt of Hoodcats, the Cat Town Café & Adoption Center, at 2869 Broadway, in Oakland, will hold its grand opening on October 25. The Cat Town Café will significantly expand Cat Town’s capacity to get cats and kittens out of shelter cages and into great homes.

For more information about Cat Town or the Cat Town Cafe, contact Ann Dunn at ann@cattownoakland.org. For information about this event, contact Meghan Dibble at dibblemusic@gmail.com

Tickets On Sale for Women in Solodarity: Digital Love!

Tickets are now on sale for Women in Solodarity: Digital Love!

We sold out all of our performances and extensions for last year’s Women in Solodarity showcase, so we encourage you to get your tickets now. Learn more at Women in Solodarity.

This year’s Women in Solodarity showcase is directed by Siobhan Marie Doherty and produced by Chelsey Little.

“Google and the Girl” by Elizabeth Flanagan, performed by Melissa Keith
“What Google Thinks is Possible” by Megan Cohen, performed by Miyoko Sakatani
“A Friend Request” by Chris Quintos, performed by Jamie Lee Currier
“Karategirl99″ by Victoria Chong Der, performed by Jamie Lee Currier
“My Little Big Brother” written and performed by Sophia Naylor
“rePATRIATion” written and performed by Allene Hebert
“Technical Difficulties by Chelsey Little, performed by Melissa Keith

All performances are at the Downward Dog, a private residence in Central Berkeley (please note that there are pets on the premises for guests who have severe allergies). Our 2014 performance dates are:

Friday, May 9 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 10 @ 8pm
Tuesday, May 13 @ 8pm
Friday, May 16 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 17 @ 8pm
Sunday, May 18 @ 3pm

Audition Announcement: Women in Solodarity

Seeking female actors for solo performances for “Women in Solodarity: Digital Love”

Seeking female actors to perform solo performance pieces (plays with multiple characters all performed by the same actor), monologues, and solo storytelling pieces in All Terrain Theater’s third annual Women in Solodarity showcase, “Women in Solodarity: Digital Love.” All Terrain Theater is committed to promoting new works by local playwrights featuring strong and interesting female characters. This year’s showcase theme is “Modern Lovers: Women and Science & Technology” showcasing the original works by female playwrights.

We’re looking for women of all ethnicities and ages (over 18) who can perform monologues as well as solo performances featuring multiple characters played by the same actor (non-equity). Actors will be asked to perform off-book for solo performances ranging from 5 to 15 minutes each.

This show is produced in association with the International Home Theater Festival and will be performed at a private residence in Central Berkeley. Please note: our performance venue has cats and a dog, though they will not be present for the shows. Rehearsals begin in late March and performances are in May.

Performances:
Thur, May 8 @ 8pm (closed performance)
Fri, May 9 @ 8pm
Sat, May 10 @ 8pm
Tues, May 13 @ 8pm
Fri, May 16 @ 8pm
Sat, May 17 @ 8pm
Sun, May 18 @ 3pm

Possible extensions:
Sun, May 18 @ 8pm
Fri, May 23 @ 8pm
Sat, May 24 @ 8pm

Actors and crew will split revenues from ticket sales and will receive a small travel stipend.

Please email your resume and headshot to chelsey@allterraintheater.org, as well as a preferred time for your audition. Auditions are Sunday, February 23rd from 2 to 4:30 pm (please note the date change) at 3286 Adeline St #4, Berkeley, CA 94703-2485. Please email questions to the address above.

Opportunity: Stage Manager for Women in Solodarity

Seeking awesome Stage Manager for All Terrain Theater’s “Women in Solodarity: Digital Love”

All Terrain Theater is looking for a very organized, responsible Stage Manager for our 2014 “Women in Solodarity: Digital Love” solo showcase project in association with the International Home Theater Festival. This production will be fairly low-key, but we do need a strong Stage Manager who can keep everyone on track and provide support in a variety of areas. Rehearsals begin in late March and performances are in May.

Responsibilities:
* Maintain the calendar.
* Assist the director during rehearsals and performances as needed.
* Help to arrange alternate rehearsals as needed.
* Minor sound and lighting operator duties (we are performing in a home and both sound and lighting needs will be very simple).
* Provide basic blocking notes support.
* Manage placement of props in coordination with the actors.
* Coordinate the guest list and comp list with the person handling box office (serve as a possible back-up ticket taker if needed).
* Help set up and break down for each show (mostly moving chairs, clearing away clutter, and putting small props away).

Performances:
Thur, May 8 @ 8pm (closed performance)
Fri, May 9 @ 8pm
Sat, May 10 @ 8pm
Tues, May 13 @ 8pm
Fri, May 16 @ 8pm
Sat, May 17 @ 8pm
Sun, May 18 @ 3pm

Possible extensions:
Sun, May 18 @ 8pm
Fri, May 23 @ 8pm
Sat, May 24 @ 8pm

Compensation:
The Stage Manager will receive a small travel stipend and a share of all ticket sales.

If interested, please contact Chelsey Little at chelsey@ allterraintheater.org.

Save the Dates for Women in Solodarity: Digital Love

Our Women in Solodarity: Digital Love showcase dates have been selected. Save the dates and check back for information about how to reserve tickets.

Friday, May 8 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 10 @ 8pm
Tuesday, May 13 @ 8pm
Friday, May 16 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 17 @ 8pm
Sunday, May 18 @ 3pm

This production will be produced in association with the International Home Theater Festival and will be performed at the Downward Dog, a private residence in Central Berkeley.

Script Submissions Open for Women in Solodarity 2014

All Terrain Theater is producing its third annual Women in Solodarity showcase and we’re soliciting scripts from female writers related to the theme of Modern Lovers: Women and Technology.

This showcase was formed in 2012 to counterbalance the overwhelming over-representation of men’s stories in theater and other media and to create opportunities for female artists to present and perform their stories. The showcase features solo performance pieces (plays with multiple characters all performed by the same actor), monologues, and solo storytelling. The production is performed at a private residence in Berkeley, CA in association with the International Home Theater Festival.

We invite writers to submit an original script related to the theme of Modern Lovers: Women and Technology with a performance time of approximately 5 to 20 minutes (generally between 1-8 pages, depending on formatting; please read your script aloud and time it before submitting). Prior performance or publication of the submitted piece(s) is okay. Writers should be based in the San Francisco Bay Area and must be available for at least one performance, and preferably for at least one rehearsal in April or May. Writers who have had work previously produced through this series are asked to refrain from submitting this year.

Please submit your script as a PDF document to submissions@allterraintheater.org by Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Please indicate if you are also an actor who wishes to perform the submitted piece.

Submitted scripts will be reviewed by our director and producer to fill approximately three of the remaining slots in our production. Writers will be notified of whether their script was selected by the end of February for production in May 2014. Rehearsals begin in April and we intend to host at least five public performances. Selected writers receive a share of ticket sales.

All Terrain Theater is an independent theater company dedicated to producing original, entertaining, and accessible work that gives artists a chance to explore and develop their craft. We are committed to representing women as artists as well as characters in our stories and we strive to create an environment that embraces a wide variety of audiences by telling as many of their stories as possible.

Our first Women in Solodarity showcase was themed “It’s a Woman’s World” and featured powerful and masterfully performed pieces addressing topics ranging from pregnancy to aging, surviving cancer, and growing up black in the South. Last year’s uber-popular “Cat Ladies” showcase sold out five performances and two extensions and featured seven funny and poignant pieces about cats, women’s relationships with cats, and women and their inner feline.

Tickets Available for “Babies, the Ultimate Birth Control”

Babies, the Ultimate Birth Control: Terrifyingly Hilarious Plays about Parenting is on sale through the SF Fringe website, with four performances beginning on Saturday, September 7 at 4pm.

This comedy showcase features hilarious short pieces by Tracy Held Potter and Rachel Bublitz, directed by Elena Wright. Visit SF Fringe for more information about this hilarious show!

Reviews for “The Fantasy Club!”

Our first reviews for The Fantasy Club by Rachel Bublitz are in. There are three more performances, so reserve your tickets today!

Check out this review from Sam Hurwitt who describes moments from the play as “hilariously awkward” and “exquisitely uncomfortable.”

We’ve also started getting reviews on Goldstar.

Did you see the show? What did you think? Post to Goldstar or your favorite blog and send us the link to tracy@allterraintheater.org.