Tickets on Sale for Six Monsters: A Seven-Monster Play

A woman in a poorly-made skeleton costume introduces the audience to a variety of monsters, but can she keep her promise that the majority of us will survive?

Join us for the World Premiere of award-winning writer Savannah Reich’s “Six Monsters: A Seven-Monster Play,” directed by Sydney Painter. “Six Monsters” is a funny and gripping look at intimacy and how truly terrifying it can be. This production includes a bonus performance of the short play “Texting” by Colin Johnson and Tracy Held Potter, directed by Charles Lewis III.

This is All Terrain Theater’s fifth season of producing new work in the San Francisco Bay Area, with “Six Monsters” being its tenth mainstage production. Past productions have included the annual Women in Solodarity solo performance series, “The Fantasy Club” by Rachel Bublitz, “It’s All in the Mix” by Barbara Jwanouskos, “Babies, the Ultimate Birth Control: Terrifyingly Hilarious Plays About Parenting” by Tracy Held Potter and Rachel Bublitz, and All Terrain Theater’s own original musical “Tuning Point: the Musical!”

Purchase tickets for Six Monsters: A Seven-Monster Play

Performed by:
Laura Peterson
Nitika Nagdar
Brittany Sims
Elgin Jackson
Jasmine Williams
Amy Nowak

Stage Management by:
Arashi Veronica Cesana

Props and Costumes by:
Brian Quakenbush

Sound Design by:
Phil Surtees

Lighting Design by:
Mitchell Jakubka

Postcard Design by:
Rob Dario

Produced by:
Tracy Held Potter
Maria Fe Picar

Casting Notice for Six Monsters: A Seven-Monster Play

All Terrain Theater is casting a lead actor (Skeleton) and 3-4 ensemble actors for our mainstage production “Six Monsters: A Seven-Monster Play” by Savannah Reich and directed by Sydney Painter to be performed at The EXIT Theatre in San Francisco in July and August.

This is All Terrain Theater’s sixth season of producing original plays, and our first time producing work by Minneapolis-based Savannah Reich, a recent graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University Dramatic Writing MFA program and 2015 winner of the National Student Sloan Screenplay Competition, whose stage plays have been toured around the East Coast.

Skeleton (f, 20s-30s) – A woman outgoing enough to gather an apartment-building full of people for a talk, yet she lacks interpersonal confidence. She has a taste for NyQuil and a tendency to get caught up in awkward social situations.

Ensemble (m/f, all ages) – Ability to play multiple one-off roles, good with physical humor. Ensemble actors may be invited to perform in an additional short play that will be paired with “Six Monsters.”

Performances at The Exit (all 8pm):
Fri, July 31
Sat, Aug 1
Fri, Aug 7
Sat, Aug 8
Fri, Aug 14
Sat, Aug 15

Actors will receive a small travel stipend as well as a performance stipend.

Please note: our rehearsals may be held in Berkeley at a private residence that has cats and a dog. Rehearsals begin in June.

Actors must be non-Equity.

Please email your resume and headshot to Maria Fe Picar at maria @allterraintheater.org as well as preferred times for your audition. Auditions are Monday, June 1 at the Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley (3140 Martin Luther King Way, across the street from Ashby BART). Audition slots will be scheduled between 6:15pm-10pm. Actors will receive sides in advance. Please email Maria for questions.

Women in Solodarity: Waking Up Tickets Available!

All Terrain Theater is thrilled to announce that tickets for our fourth Women in Solodarity showcase “Waking Up” are now available online!

Women in Solodarity is our annual solo performance showcase dedicated to presenting original stories written, directed, and performed by women. This show is hosted at our beloved performance space, The Downward Dog, a private residence in Central Berkeley. Join us for a delightful evening of acrobatics and revelations!

Women in Solodarity: Waking Up
All Terrain Theater and The Downward Dog present
in association with the International Home Theater Festival

Women in Solodarity: Waking Up!

June 12 – June 28

Directed by Chelsey Little

Associate direction by Melissa Keith

Featuring stories by:
Mari Amend
Melissa Keith
Chelsey Little
Jennifer Lynne Roberts

Open your eyes, look into yourself, and WAKE UP to the power of solo female performance. “Waking Up!” features works by female playwrights and solo performers about finding yourself, discovering truth, and knowing that, at some point, the masks we all wear will have to come off.

Fri, June 12 @ 8 pm
Sat, June 13 @ 7 pm
Mon, June 15 @ 8 pm
Fri, June 19 @ 8 pm
Sat, June 20 @ 1 pm
Sun, June 28 @ 5 pm

Directed by Chelsey Little with assistant direction by Melissa Keith

Written and/or Performed by
Mari Amend
Karen Caronna
Melissa Keith
Chelsey Little
Jennifer Lynne Roberts
Brittany Sims

Production by Maria Fe Picar

Stage Management by JinAh Lee

Venue: The Downward Dog, Central Berkeley
Exact venue address emailed after ticket purchase

Stage Manager Wanted

Seeking awesome SM for All Terrain Theater’s “Women in Solodarity: Waking Up”

All Terrain Theater is looking for a very organized, responsible Stage Manager for our 2015 “Women in Solodarity: Waking Up” solo showcase project in association with the International Home Theater Festival. Our fourth annual Women in Solodarity showcase 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 May and performances are in June.

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:
1st performance/open: Friday, June 12th – 8 pm
2nd performance: Saturday, June 13th – 7 pm
3rd performance: Monday, June 15th – 8 pm
4th performance: Friday, June 19th – 8 pm
5th performance: Saturday, June 20th – 1 pm
6th performance/closing: Sunday, June 28th – 5 pm

Possible extensions:
Saturday, June 20th – 7 pm
Monday, June 22nd
Wednesday, June 24th

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

If interested, please contact Maria Fe Picar at maria @allterraintheater.org.

Audition for the 2015 Women in Solodarity Showcase

Seeking versatile female actors for solo performances for “Women in Solodarity: Waking Up”

Seeking versatile 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 fourth annual Women in Solodarity showcase, “Women in Solodarity: Waking Up.” All Terrain Theater is committed to promoting new works by local playwrights featuring strong and interesting female characters while 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 10 to 20 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 May and performances are in June.

We are casting up to three actors for three separate plays.

Character A: mid twenties with a presence that can be both big and small.

Character B: flexible in age, good with dramatic physicality / tumbling / potential small-scale acrobatics, that sort of thing.

Character C: flexible in age, with a flair for the insane; good with dark humor.

Performances:
1st performance/open: Friday, June 12th – 8 pm
2nd performance: Saturday, June 13th – 7 pm
3rd performance: Monday, June 15th – 8 pm
4th performance: Friday, June 19th – 8 pm
5th performance: Saturday, June 20th – 1 pm
6th performance/closing: Sunday, June 28th – 5 pm

Possible extensions:
Saturday, June 20th – 7 pm
Monday, June 22nd
Wednesday, June 24th

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

Actors must be non-Equity.

Please email your resume and headshot to Maria Fe Picar at maria @allterraintheater.org as well as preferred times for your audition. Auditions are Saturday, April 18 at the Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley (3140 Martin Luther King Way, across the street from Ashby BART). Audition slots will be scheduled between 12:00-3:00. Actors will receive sides in advance. Please email Maria for questions.

Welcome Maria Fe Picar, our new producer!

All Terrain Theater is thrilled to welcome Maria Fe Picar as our new producer.

Maria began working with All Terrain Theater in 2011 when we put up our original musical “Tuning Point: The Musical!” and she served as both choreographer and actor/singer.

She has an extensive history of working in dance, film, and theater in the Bay Area and founded her own award-winning film company, Asian Mainstream Productions.

As producer, Maria will be instrumental in helping us coordinate the logistics for our upcoming shows with an eye toward engaging new talent and audiences with our work.

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.