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THE BOOK OF MONSTERS Runs July 29-Aug. 1

IBP_Book of Monsters logoTHE BOOK OF MONSTERS
InBocca Performance
July 29-Aug. 1
Village Players [Fort Thomas]

A tale where we explore some of the frightening monsters of fairy tales and mythology and how we, as humans, might just identify with those creatures more than we think.

  • Thu-Fri, July 29-30 at 7pm
  • Sat, July 31 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Aug. 1 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for THE BOOK OF MONSTERS at InBocca Performance

IBP_logoAnnouncing auditions for InBocca Performance’s summer production, THE BOOK OF MONSTERS!

This production is unlike anything anyone is offering in the Greater Cincinnati Area for kids in theatre this summer! Working with InBocca, your child will create an original devised theatrical production containing original music, dance, and writing. This means that our kids write their theatre themselves over the course of a month–and this isn’t ‘children’s theatre,’ but amazing, bleeding edge theatre made by kids but polished and presented to all audiences.

This summer, we are exploring the monster that lives under the bed, in the closet, beneath the dark waves, in our most frightening dreams, and in our oldest folk tales. Venture up to the attic, open the creaking pages of a book, and read the stories you find there…if you dare.

“She who fights with monsters should see to it that, in the process, she does not in turn become a monster herself.”

When: May 16th, 2021

Time: 1pm-4pm. Cold readings and movement at 1pm, Dance auditions beginning at 2pm. Dance is optional.

Where: TBA (updates will be on the FB event)

Prepare: Nothing. Actors will be asked to do cold readings and movement. Please come dressed for movement. Dancers please come ready to dance.

Who is eligible: Incoming grade 3-outgoing grade 12; All schools, races, sexualities, identities. All are welcome.

Show Times: Rehearsals begin July 5th (M-F, 9am-2pm), with shows July 29th-Aug. 1st.

PLEASE NOTE: We have not yet determined if this show will have a live audience due to Covid-protocols. It is our hope to do so, however, the performance space if very, very small and we wish to accommodate all. Updates to come.

Price: Camp costs $200/child for the month. That being said, we want all kids to be able to enjoy theatre. If, for some reason, this price is not available to you, please contact us privately.

Questions can be sent to Caroline Stine: info@inboccaperformance.com

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World Premiere, LIKE DEMONS on Nov. 22-25

IBP_Like Demons logoInBocca Performance is pleased to announce the World Premiere of LIKE DEMONS, a brand-new show from playwright Maggie Lou Rader and director Alice Flanders.

We’ve all learned in history class that the Civil War pitted brother against brother. This autumn, leave the history books behind and learn the untold real-life story of the women who hid their true selves and dressed like men to give their lives for their country and Eight for what they thought was right. Focusing on Sarah Emma Edmonds (Nurse and Spy in the Union Army,) playwright Maggie Lou Rader brings the same careful study to the women of the Civil War as she did to Mary Shelley in the Know Theatre’s 2018 hit production of Mary’s Monster.

Come join us for a swashbuckling, emotionally charged adventure you definitely didn’t learn about in high school! Starring eight Cincinnati favorites: Elizabeth Carman, Esther Cunningham, Hannah Gregory, Ashley Morton, Ryan-Chavez Richmond, Chaslee Schweitzer, Rory Sheridan, and Kate Stark.

LIKE DEMONS will run Friday, November 22nd through Monday, November 25th. All performances are at 7:30 P.M. at Leapin Lizard (724 Main St, Covington, KY 41011).

Tickets are $15, and the show is appropriate for most ages (please be advised there is light cursing and stylized depictions of war and violence.)

To order tickets, please visit inboccaperformance.com or follow the links

InBocca Performance utilizes experimental theatre methods to create devised works highlighting women specifically, which build actors’ craft and produce a unique experience for the audience; all under general direction from producer Caroline Stine.

History of the Company
InBocca Performance humbly began as the Cliffview Players in a basement in 1997 and became a main stage company in 2008. Notable past performances for the Ft. Thomas Community Theatre were Peter Pan in 2008 and Into the Woods in 2010. Artistic Director Caroline Stine began working with young actors to devise theatrical pieces in the summer of 2011 at The Village Players in Ft. Thomas, KY. In 2012, they created The Maid of Orleans, an emotionally charged production about Joan of Arc. The next year, they created Romeo y Margarita, a story that combined the lyricism of Shakespearean verse with the romance of the Spanish language. They then expanded to create art within greater Cincinnati, including a sellout production of Swan Lake: A Waking Dream at the
Southgate House Revival in 2015, followed by My Twisted Face at Cincinnati Fringe Festival. In 2016, InBocca performed at Cincy Fringe again with Charlie’s Girls, which built a script almost entirely from testimonies from the trials of the Charles Manson murders. In 2017, InBocca created ALICE, a dance/theatre sequel to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland set in a Victorian asylum. Ms. Caroline Stine received her Bachelor degree from Butler University and her Masters in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She received theatrical training in Italy and Russia and participated in the Crisis Arts Festival in Arezzo, Italy. She is currently teaching at Northern Kentucky University and Notre Dame Academy.

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Auditions Announced for LIKE DEMONS at InBocca Performance

IBP_logoAnnouncing open auditions for our fall production! Any and everyone is welcome–we want to see all body types, skin colors, orientations, backgrounds.

Set during the backdrop of the American Civil War, LIKE DEMONS is a tale of historical fiction based on the forgotten true stories of real women who lived and fought as male soldiers on the battlefield. Their silent heroism, true patriotism, and love of honor come to life in the story of one woman’s journey as a soldier and spy for the duration of America’s bloodiest war. Written by Maggie Lou Rader and directed by Alice Flanders.

Auditions are Sept. 16th 4pm-9pm

Lincoln Grant Scholar House – 824 Greenup Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011

Please click the link below to pick a slot.

We would like to see a monologue, 3 minutes or less; any sort of monologue. Bring us whatever you have—comedic, dramatic, two people doing a scene, whatever makes you feel awesome and empowered!

We are looking to cast 6 performers, women AND men, of any age (adults only, please).

Rehearsals will begin the 21st of October for a Mid-November performance and will be 4-5 days a week, in the evenings.

This is a paying gig. Payment information is available upon casting.

Performance site is TBA.

Please email info@inboccaperformance.com with any questions.

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Auditions Announced for THE LAND OF OZ at InBocca Performance

IBP_logoAnnouncing InBocca Performance’s summer show, THE LAND OF OZ. Join the wild characters of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books to discover the meaning of home, heart, and friendship. Sometimes we have to leave in order to discover just who we are.

This year we are doing something new and exciting! We are creating an alumni collaboration show–meaning this production is open to both grades 3-12 AND any person who has performed with InBocca’s summer shows in the past. We are so excited to make this happen and are PUMPED at the idea of seeing some familiar faces this summer, maybe some we haven’t seen in a long time!

We will be holding auditions for our summer production on March 30th, 2019, from 10am-2pm, at the Village Players of Fort Thomas, KY. Details are as follows:

Date: March 30th, 2019
Place: 8 N. Ft. Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas, KY UPSTAIRS DOOR
Time: 10am-2pm

We are looking for dancers, movers, singers, and actors. We will have separate dance auditions (for serious dancers, not movers) on site at 10am, while others do cold readings and devised, collaborative work in a different space. No need to prepare anything; come dressed comfortably for movement.

In order to accommodate college students and adults, we will be having two rehearsals a week (Tuesday and Thursday) that take place in the evenings so that those who work a day job may participate. So, the schedule will look like this:

M, W, F: 9am-2pm high schoolers and elementary schoolers
Tu/Th: 6pm-9pm College Students and Adults
Saturdays: 9am-12noon Dance

The production will take place Aug. 1st-4th, with two shows on the 3rd. Rehearsals will begin July 8th.

The cost of camp for grades 3-12 is $200 per child. For anyone who might struggle with this cost, please contact us directly; we never want a child to not be able to perform because of financial reasons. For precisely this reason, we are also giving the option of a ‘Cost of Living’ Tuition, where we will happily accept tuition from $200-500 depending on a family’s means and desire to help support students who may need scholarship. It is our desire to pay the adults who work with us a decent wage, and sadly this has not been possible with the fees we have charged in the past. If you are able to give more, please consider it, but do not think it a requirement.

College students and adults do not need to pay a fee, but may be asked to help with young people during rehearsals/shows.

**PLEASE NOTE: We know that Fort Thomas Schools start spring break on March 29th. Unfortunately, the 30th was the best date for our schedule. Please email us re: video auditions.

Questions? Email us at: info@inboccaperformance.com

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