UBU 45 Challenge: Frederick, MD

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CALL TO ACTION: National UBU ROI Bake-Off

PRESIDENT’S DAY: Monday, February 19, 2018

Paula Vogel sounded the call,…5 theatre artists and 1 sculptor in Frederick, Maryland answered!

We modified Vogel’s rules for a collaborative playwriting “bake-off” to fit our small merry band of writers: David Allerton, Kevin Cole, Amber George, Sarah Hempel Irani and Lydia Hadfield. Dramaturg David Allerton prepared and delivered background knowledge on Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi: its historical, social and cultural context. The party then watched Geoff Dunbar’s 20 minute animated short adaption of Ubu Roi to foment recognition, outrage and inspiration. Next? Riotous creative catharsis! Theatre professional Doug Grove arrived just in time to read the part of Chipmunk #2.

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METLab Plays in Progress 2016

 

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It’s time for the Maryland Ensemble Theatre METLab New Play Summer Series!

Last year, the series gave my show Lies! a slot in its coffeehouse readings, paving the way for its November 2016 METx run.

This year, I’m delighted to participate as an actor. I will be performing in Natalie Ann Piegari’s The Funeral of Casey B.Collins, July 20th @ 7PM.

Show up to DC Cathro’s Reason For Return on July 22nd & 23rd @ 8PM and you’ll catch me reading stage directions!

Come out and witness new theatre-making in the Frederick community! Piegari and Cathro are bringing their fresh sensibilities to the scene, and I’d hate for you to miss it.

 

Final Week of Superior Donuts

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Franco (Najee Cardee-Banks) and Arthur (Tad Janes) make a bet in “Superior Donuts”

It’s been an absolute pleasure Assistant Stage Managing for the Maryland Ensemble Theatre mainstage production of “Superior Donuts” by Tracey Letts.

This was the first show I’ve worked on where I could witness the cast work with both a fight choreographer and a dialect coach.

Friday June 17th, Saturday June 18th @ 8PM

Sunday June 19th @ 3PM

Get Your Tickets Here: MET Box Office

Photo by Joe Williams.

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MAKE KRIMBY TALES A weird, weird, REALITY

“Ok…What?”

An Interdisciplinary Artistic Extravaganza 

Hadfield wrote the story as a stage play. It was read aloud Dec. 2015 on The Last Hurrah variety show & podcast. However, the Krimby Tales were not yet finished shape-shifting. Mr. Kevin Cole, (see ‘Who?‘) intuited the Tales’ true form. “I think it would make a pretty cool holiday shortfilm. Maybe look into having the stories animated in various fashions. I don’t know,”spake the Kev. His excitement was palpable. Emails! Abra Kadabra! Wheedling! Wrangling! Presto! Magic! Krimby! With one talented animator on board, and a professional production company willing to play, the necessary team members soon fell under the Krimby spell. Scrawled snark from once upon a time transfigured into an interdisciplinary artistic extravaganza which we encourage you to support today. Krimby Tales.

Lies! Wednesday!

Lydia Hadfield & Rachel Wolfe in "Lies!"

Lydia Hadfield & Rachel Wolfe in “Lies!”

Premiere reading of “Lies” @ The Maryland Ensemble Theatre

July 15, 2015 7PM

Double feature with DC Cathro’s “Car Games”

Free Admission

Details: Click here!

METLab hosts Coffeehouse Reading of “Lies!”

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Lies! The Low-Brow Po-Mo Coffeehouse Show!

A familiar stranger comes to town with a story to tell, though, it may not be the story she thought she was telling…

Intrigue! Sexcapades! Monkey jokes! Come for the theatrical truth and stay for the lies.

Admission is free!

 

Wednesday July 15th 2015 7PM

Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick, MD

Performers: Lydia Hadfield, Rachel Wolfe

Director: Bethanie Herman

Click here for more information on the METLab New Play Series & the Coffeehouse Event