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TDW Postpones 2020-2021 Season

TDW_VERTDear Patrons, Members, and Friends of The Drama Workshop,

We had hoped to kick off our 2020-21 season with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” next month.

As it seems unlikely that the state of Ohio will allow performance theatres to reopen anytime soon, The Drama Workshop has decided to delay the start of our 2020-21 season. For the safety and health of our actors, crew and patrons we are suspending preparations of all shows scheduled for the rest of 2020.

Our tentative plan is to open in early 2021 and offer a shortened season. That exact schedule of shows is still being decided, and will be communicated to you soon.

Please keep yourselves safe and healthy until we can meet again.

Eric Thomas, President
The Drama Workshop

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2019-2020 Orchid Awards for The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTA CATERED AFFAIR

  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Cathy Ross
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Dan Maloney
  • EXCELLENCE IN HAIR/WIGS – Manny Frias
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Clint Bramkamp, Lindsey Pullum, Eric Thomas, Amy Waldfogle
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT EXECUTION – Elaine Volker & Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Greg Schaper
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Cathy Judge
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Mark Culp
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Robert Weidle
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – Linda Abbott, Brenda Jones, Marsha Moore & Paul Brehm
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Elaine Volker
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Marsha Moore
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Greg Schaper & Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Dennis Murphy and Elaine Volker
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Greg Schaper

BLITHE SPIRIT

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Betsy Bossart
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Lon Nease
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Torie Pate
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Dennis Murphy and Karen Romero
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Gina Kleesattel
  • EXCELLENCE IN HAIR/WIGS – Manny Frias
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Clint Bramkamp, Tobie Braverman, Eric Thomas & Amy Waldfogle
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Megan Schultheis
  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL TECHNICAL QUALITY – Clint Bramkamp & Megan Schultheis and Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN PHOTOGRAPHY – Tammy Cassesa
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Clint Bramkamp and Megan Schultheis
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES – Elaine Volker
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – C. J. Bossart and Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN SPECIAL EFFECTS – Jason Cox, Dennis Murphy, John Netzley, Lon Nease & Greg Schaper
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Josh Neumeyer

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE…A LIVE RADIO PLAY

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Bill Rinehart
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jonathan Goolsby
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Ray Lebowski
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Adam Drake
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Ray Persing

NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Samantha Timmons
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Tobie Braverman
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Peggy Allen, Rusty Lacy, Lindsey Pullum, Eric Thomas, Amy Waldfogle
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Elaine Volker
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Greg Schaper and Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Vicki Rafferty and Elaine Volker
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Clint Bramkamp
  • EXCELLENCE IN SPECIAL EFFECTS – CJ Bossart, Clint Bramkamp, John Netzley, Greg Schaper, Kent Smith
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Cassie Stevens

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Casts Announced for THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED] at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTTDW announces two casts for “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)[revised]”

The Drama Workshop is happy to announce the casting for their summer production of “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]” currently scheduled to run August 7 – 23 at the Glenmore Playhouse.

In a clever twist on the tradition approach for the play, Director Becky Collins has cast both an all-male and an all-female cast for the production.  The male cast will consist of Chris Bishop, Eric Thomas and Joshua Van Nort. The female cast features Peggy Allen, Patricia Mullins and Lindsey Pullum. The performers were cast via online auditions and call backs and will alternate performances throughout an expanded run of the play that will feature fourteen performances rather than the normal ten performances.

Dennis Murphy, TDW’s Production Vice President, applauds director Collins’ willingness to stage and rehearse two casts for this show. “Using two completely different casts will require more rehearsal time for Becky and assistant director Betsy Bossart, but it gives audiences the choice between two fresh and interesting ways to enjoy this modern and inventive comedy classic.”

Alternating casts is just one of the many changes TDW is adopting in order to keep production staff, cast members and audiences safe. The board of TDW has developed policies for both rehearsals and performances that allow TDW to meet all current standards for sanitizing and social distancing. The expanded performance schedule was adopted because the house size will be limited in order to allow six feet of space between audience parties. Additional measures will be taken in the house, lobby and ticketing operations to reduce the risk of infectious spread, and keep everyone safe, relaxed, and able to have a great time.

Jason Cox will design the show’s sound cues as well as produce the show. Dennis Murphy serves as assistant producer and lighting designer. CJ Bossart will design the set and serve as master carpenter.  Elaine Volker and David Karsner will provide props.

The Drama Workshop applauds Becky, Betsy, Jason, the production staff and the cast members for their courage to participate in TDW’s first pandemic-era production.

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Online Auditions Announced for THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop to Hold Online Auditions for
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)

The Drama Workshop is pleased to announce auditions for The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).  The play will be directed by Becky Collins and opens Drama Workshop’s season with performances running August 8 – 22. Rehearsals will begin June 22.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) calls for a cast of 3 performers in any combination of gender identity. There is a possibility that the show may be double cast.

Those interested in auditioning should go to https://thedramaworkshop.org/auditions-2

Fill the form out and submit it as instructed.  A collection of monologues from the show will be sent to you.  Choose one monologue from Group A and one from Group B.  Videotape a yourself performing the two chosen monologues using a wide, full body shot and send the videos to the email address provided on the speeches. Please clearly state your name at the start of the video(s). Facial expression and physicality will be as important as how well you read the speeches.

Audition videos are due no later than May 30.

After the videos have been reviewed, the director will contact those performers whom she would like to invite to a call-back. Online call backs will be held in small groups via Zoom.

For more information, send an email inquiry to TDW.Auditions@gmail.com.

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Season Update Due to COVID-19 from The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTDear Drama Workshop Patrons and Community,

With the safety of our patrons and volunteers as our priority, The Drama Workshop Board has made the decision to cancel and postpone the following upcoming productions:

  • RING OF FIRE (May 1-17, 2020) has been cancelled.
  • HOME BREW THEATRE PART 5 (Originally planned for June 12-14, 2020) will be postponed to January 2021.
  • HOME BREW THEATRE Auditions (3/29-30) have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

We will be reaching out to our Season Subscribers and other ticket holders concerning the impacted productions.

Non-profit arts organizations like The Drama Workshop will feel the financial impacts of cancelled and postponed productions. If you’re able to, please consider a donation to TDW to help offset that impact, using the link below.

www.thedramaworkshop.org/donate

Thank you for your continued support of The Drama Workshop.

Please follow best practices and keep yourselves healthy! We look forward to seeing you in The Glenmore Playhouse soon!

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