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BRÜKA THEATRE PRESENTS - THE BIGGEST little THEATRE FESTIVAL 2015
Submissions being accepted September 1 –September 10, 2016
Performances: November 9 – 13, 2016
The FOURTH Annual Biggest Little Theatre Festival at Brüka Theatre is seeking submissions for original theatre pieces showcasing traditional and nontraditional performances. We are a small festival, to date, featuring local and regional performers and performances in our downtown Reno space. We currently use one venue (our sub-Bruka space) that seats up to 44 people.
Submissions/AcceptanceFirst come first served - $25 secures your place in the festival. The fee is non-refundable. We will accept up to 5 different performance groups for the festival. Shows selected/not selected will be notified by email.
MALVOLIO or WHAT YOU WILL
A Transgender Story
An Original Performance Created by: Sandra Brunell - Neace & Rachel Lopez
JULY 8, 9, 13A, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 @ 8 PM
MATINEE - JULY 17 @ 2 PM 2016 – Followed by Community Talk
Opening with THE BRÜKA GREENSHOW
Reno, NV. Malvolio, Or What You Will is inspired by Malvolio from William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night. This original play, penned by Sandra Brunell - Neace and Rachel Lopez explores what it means to live as a transgender person in an intolerant society. The truth of the transgender journey through the eyes of those who live it is revealed through courageous stories and honest accounts of transgender then and now and what it truly means to live as your authentic self. The show opens each evening with The Brüka Greenshow, also an original performance piece.
MALVOLIO or What You Will opens with a post-show opening night champagne reception and appetizers from the Wild River Grille. The show runs weekly during Artown with shows Wednesdays through Sundays. Evening shows begin at 8:00 pm and there is one Sunday matinee for on July beginning at 2:00 PM. The matinee is followed by a community discussion at 4:00 PM with the company, invited speakers and our audience and community. The doors open a half an hour before curtain time. (Artist night is Wednesday July 13, 2016. – ALL TICKETS are $10 for Artist Night. Suggested for ages 14 and up.
Community Post-show talk– Sunday, July 17 from 4:00 – 5:30 at Brüka Theatre, the public, including Brüka audiences are invited to dig deeper into the subject of transgender roles through history and acceptance and transition in our society. We believe every person has a unique and individual story and every voice, every person is important in this world and our understanding of the journey we are all on. We present this post-show talk in the spirit of “Raise Your Voice” the vision for our 23rd season
Mr. Burns Cast: Jasmine Jiang, Lacey Mattison, Ryan Kelly,
Dylan Arnold, Scott Butler. Photo Credit - Dana Nollsch.
BRÜKA THEATRE 23rd SEASON - RAISE YOUR VOICE
MR. BURNS, A POST - ELECTRIC PLAY
A Mythically Sly & Bracing Dark Comedy
Written by Anne Washburn
Directed by Mary Bennett & Cami Thompson
Musical Director – Cami Thompson
Choreographer – La Ronda Etheridge
JUNE 3, 4, 8(A = ARTIST NIGHT), 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 @ 8 PM
MATINEE - JUNE 12 @ 2 PM 2016
Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French.
Reno, NV. Brüka Theatre Presents – Mr. Burns, A Post - Electric Play. Anne Washburn wrote this dramatic dark comedy musical after exploring what it would be like "to take a TV show and push it past the apocalypse and see what happened to it" and while she originally considered Friends, Cheers, and M*A*S*H, she ultimately settled on The Simpsons. Washburn held a workshop for a week in a bank vault beneath Wall Street, which was being used as a shared rehearsal space in 2008. Mr. Burns played in NYC until October of 2013. This is the northern Nevada premiere presentation of Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns opens June 3 and plays through June 25, 2016. Wednesday – Saturday shows begin at 8 PM. The Sunday, June 12 matinee begins at 2 PM and is followed by a talkback with the company.
THE PLOT - Shortly after an unspecified apocalyptic event, a group of survivors gather together and begin to attempt to recount the episode "Cape Feare" of the television show The Simpsons. The second act picks up with the same group seven years later, who have now formed a theatrical troupe that specializes in performing Simpsons’ episodes, with commercials and all. The final act is set 75 years in the future. The same episode of The Simpsons, now a familiar mythos, has been reworked into a musical pageant, with the story, characters, and morals repurposed to fit the artistic and dramatic needs of a culture still reeling from destruction of civilization and the near-extinction of humanity decades earlier.