sac - Theatre http://somervilleartscouncil.org/taxonomy/term/30113 en Copp Creature Shop http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46453 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">coppcreatureshop.com</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>We're Maddie and Justin Copp of Copp Creature Shop </p> <p>Maddie is a published illustrator, sculpter and trained puppeteer, and Justin is a DIY robotcist, sculpter and amature puppeteer, radio personality, voice actor, and digital media maker. </p> <p>Together we founded a puppetry and animatronics production studio, producing puppet shows on Youtube, and providing puppet, creature, prop, animatronic, and sculptural services to the greater new England area, and maybe someday the world! </p> <p><a href="https://www.gofundme.com/x8wb3ag">https://www.gofundme.com/x8wb3ag</a><br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/coppcreatureshop">www.facebook.com/coppcreatureshop</a><br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/plastiman">www.facebook.com/plastiman</a><br /> <a href="http://coppcreatureshop.com/main/">http://coppcreatureshop.com/main/</a></p> </div></div></div> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:20:21 +0000 Justin Mattarocchia Copp 46453 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org Charlotte Anne Dore http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46420 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">www.rosalitaspuppets.com</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Charlotte Anne Dore has been building puppets for over twenty five years and performing professionally with them for over 20 years. While completing her degree in theatre and visual art in Great Britain, she interned with Movingstage Marionette Company and Unicorn Theatre. Her graduate performance combined live actors and puppets in a production of  Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus”.</p> <p>Charlotte founded Rosalita’s Puppets in 1993 when she worked at King Richard’s Fair. Since then she has gone on to perform at many renaissance festivals and events all over New England with her interactive marionette shows.</p> <p>Rosalita’s Puppets have been featured in the Boston Globe. They have performed for Somerville Art Beat, the Boston MDC, Boston ICA, Bridgewater 4th of July festival, Children’s First in NYC and Boston, Connecticut renaissance faire, Springfield Museum, the Syracuse Puppet and Mask Theatre. Blackstone River theatre in RI, Read Boston, First night Boston,to name just a few. Libraries from NJ to NH, daycare centers, arts events, museums and of course children’s parties provide Rosalita’s puppets with venues to entertain children of all ages.</p> <p>Charlotte was also a puppeteer on the movie “Zookeeper” with Kevin James, assisting Oscar winning special effects/ animator Tom Woodruff   and his team in bringing life to an animatronic gorilla.</p> <p>Since 1998 Charlotte has presented a variety of adult puppet pieces for Puppet Slams in Boston and Rhode Island and for first night Boston. The excerpts from her original one act show  “Danger of Unreality” have been particularly well received. When she performed the show in its entirety, while still living in England, it was hailed as “an astonishing play” by Animation’s Magazine.</p> <p>Charlotte also works as a professional actress and is a member of Actors Equity, The Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA. IN 2012 she recorded 8 audio books. Charlotte has toured nationally, with the educational shadow puppet and live actor play “Are you ready my Sister” presented by Underground Railway Theatre. She worked for 5 years with “Urban Improv” a theatre group working with Boston schools. In January 2001 she appeared on WGBH in the teen show “Re-Action” which won a Boston Emmy. In 2009 she was seen on national TV as Elizabeth Hopkins in the series “We Shall Remain</p> <p>Her skill in improvisation techniques allows Charlotte to present interactive shows where the puppets ask the audience what choices they should make in the story,</p> <p>In all her numerous endeavors past and present, Charlotte always hopes to entertain and share the experience of being alive, the wonder and the joy.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-upload field-type-file field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><table class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="Image icon" title="image/jpeg" src="/modules/file/icons/image-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/singing%20princesses%20%20witch%20scene.JPG" type="image/jpeg; length=1080958" title="singing princesses witch scene.JPG">singing princesses witch scene.JPG</a></span></td><td>1.03 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="Image icon" title="image/jpeg" src="/modules/file/icons/image-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/Charlotte%20Dore%20mime%202.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=214839" title="Charlotte Dore mime 2.jpg">Charlotte Dore mime 2.jpg</a></span></td><td>209.8 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="Image icon" title="image/jpeg" src="/modules/file/icons/image-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/egypt%20compressed.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=244482" title="egypt compressed.jpg">egypt compressed.jpg</a></span></td><td>238.75 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="Image icon" title="image/jpeg" src="/modules/file/icons/image-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/Cinderella%201.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=1472779" title="Cinderella 1.jpg">Cinderella 1.jpg</a></span></td><td>1.4 MB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div></div></div> Thu, 02 May 2013 16:21:04 +0000 Un1corn 46420 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46420#comments Randy Ross Media http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46438 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">www.randyrossmedia.com</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Randy Ross is a writer, performer, and Web consultant. His <a href="http://randyrossmedia.com/awardspublications.html" target="_self">fiction and humor</a> have appeared in <em>The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, Side B Magazine,</em> and <em>Calliope</em>, among others<em>. </em>He is completing a <a href="http://randyrossmedia.com/novel.html" target="_self">comic novel </a>with the working title,<em>The Loneliest Planet, </em>which will circulate to agents in 2014<em>. </em></p> <p>His <a href="http://randyrossmedia.com/onemanshow.html" target="_self">one-man show</a>, <em>The Chronic Single's Handbook</em>, based on the novel, has been featured at fringe theater festivals in <a href="https://www.capitalfringe.org/festival-2013/shows/189-the-chronic-single-s-handbook" target="_blank">Washington, D.C.</a>, <a href="http://orlandofringe.ticketleap.com/the-chronic-singles-handbook/" target="_blank">Orlando, FL</a>., and <a href="https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/chronic-single-s-handbook" target="_blank">Edinburgh, Scotland</a>.</p> <p>He writes a popular blog and lectures about <a href="http://randyrossmedia.com/marketingforwriters.html" target="_self">self-promotion and marketing for writers</a>. Previously, Ross was an executive editor for <em>PC World</em> magazine. He has a masters in journalism from Northwestern University.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-upload field-type-file field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><table class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="Audio icon" title="audio/mpeg" src="/modules/file/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/bangkok.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=3204658" title="bangkok.MP3">One Day in Thailand (winner 1/2011 Massmouth story slam)</a></span></td><td>3.06 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="Audio icon" title="audio/mpeg" src="/modules/file/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/day-gay.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5991406" title="day-gay.MP3">The Day I Almost Became Gay</a></span></td><td>5.71 MB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div></div></div> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 05:21:48 +0000 Randy Ross Media 46438 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org All in the timing http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46410 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">www.newexhibitionroom.org</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Dawn M. Simmons, is a playwright and director living in Somerville, MA. She is an Artistic Director with New Exhibition Room. Locally Dawn has worked for: The Theatre Offensive, Holland Productions, FeverFest(Small Theatre Alliance of Boston), The Boston Theatre Marathon, Mill 6, Actors Refuge Repertory Theatre, Fort Point Theatre Channel, Actors' Shakespeare Project, Another Country Productions, Company One, Boston Theatre Works, and As Yet To Be Theatre. In New York State, she spent 3 years with Irish Classical Theatre Company as their Resident Assistant Director. Simmons studied playwrighting at Boston University and earned her BA from The University at Buffalo. Dawn is the Director of Programs for StageSource and a founding member of The Small Theatre Alliance of Boston.</p> </div></div></div> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:55:36 +0000 nawd 46410 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org Ian Thal http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46325 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">http://ianthal.blogspot.com</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Ian Thal is a playwright, mime, clown, puppeteer, actor, and theatre educator living in Somerville. With James Van Looy and William J. Barnum, he co-founded Cosmic Spelunker Theater, a mime, poetry, and mask troupe. He has also performed with the radical puppetry troupe, Bread and Puppet Theatre, and the commedia dell’arte troupe, i Sebastiani. He is currently the artistic director of the commedia troupe, Teatro delle Maschere which works in tandem with Somerville-based Behind the Mask Studio &amp; Theatre. Ian also has a small role as the mime in Harvard Square in the film, <i>THE SOCIAL NETWORK</i>.</p> <p>His first full-length play, <i>TOTAL WAR</i>, was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition, and has the dubious distinction of attracting a street protest during its first staged reading. He is also the writer and performer of a one-act, one-man commedia inspired play, <i>ARLECCHINO AM RAVENOUS</i>. He is currently working on his second full-length play, <i>THE CONVERSOS OF VENICE</i>.</p> <p>Some of his writings about his controversial and public parting of ways with Bread &amp; Puppet Theatre have been used as course materials at Royal Holloway, University of London. Ian's poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals. He writes criticism both on his own blog, as well as for <i>THE ARTS FUSE</i>, an on-line magazine for the arts in New England.</p> <p>He has also taught workshops and courses in mime, commedia dell'arte, and puppetry at Wheelock Family Theatre, The Huntington Theatre, and The Stoneham Theatre, Brookline Public Schools, Riverside Theatre Works and Somerville's own Open Air Circus.</p> <p>Ian holds a BA in philosophy from SUNY Purchase and an MA in philosophy from Boston College. He serves on the events committee with the Small Theatre Alliance of Boston. His blog can be found at <a href="http://ianthal.blogspot.com">http://ianthal.blogspot.com</a></p> </div></div></div> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 22:15:54 +0000 Ian Thal 46325 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org