Theater : Special Events
Wamer Mime and A3D Productions Presents “Tales of Transformation” directed by Rick Wamer
Rick Wamer in Genesis Kate Clark as Kafka's Monkey
"Genesis," a work he created, is also Wamer has cast Kate Clark in the lead role of "Kafka's Monkey"
performed by Wamer, the 2015 recipient of the which represents his spoken theatre directorial debut in Tucson,
Buffalo Exchange Contributor to the Arts Award. following many years of directing and co-producing the works of
Wamer exhibits "...an impressive depth of Theatrical Mime Theatre with Lorie Heald. In Seattle, Ms. Clarke
interpretation and heart" – Marcel Marceau has worked with Annex Theatre, Alice B., The Seattle Group, The
“…never less than mesmerizing.” – Tucson Empty Space, New City Theatre, PrintersDevil, and the Seattle
Weekly Shakespeare company.
Three physically imagined, short plays to provoke reflection and humor. “Kafka’s Monkey” is the award-winning play by Colin Teevan. A thirty-five-minute solo monologue of particularly physical endurance. Imprisoned in a cage and desperate to escape, Kafka’s monkey reveals his journey to become a walking, talking, spitting, smoking, hard-drinking man of the stage. Based on the short story A Report to an Academy by Franz Kafka, this new adaptation reveals human tensions with freedom and choice, how we often deal with our human limitations, and begs the question, “How far behind us is our primitive animal nature?” A cogent tale for our times. “Inside Caligari” is an ensemble theatrical mime work by Rick Wamer, loosely inspired by the silent film classic, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”, and is a query into current hazards of social and populist inducements to slumber and, “What price, freedom?” A short visually poetic essay on the transformational conflicts within the carnival of the mind! “Genesis” is a short monologue by Rick Wamer that takes place at a young author’s conference. A reveal of a more innocent time stolen away by confrontations of harsh realities of life and death. It is a delightfully humorous pathos of the transformation of innocence to the next phase of life’s journey.
“NOT MY PRESIDENT’S DAY” Political Theater Presents:
THE HIGHER EDUCATION OF KHALID AMIR
The Maternal Instinct
Produced by Theater New and Now
Directed by Maria Caprile
Written by Monica Bauer
Topics include science, genetics, addiction, alcoholism, as a lesbian marriage is put to the test. A play about the science of love, and the love of science. Winner, third place New Works for Young Women, runner-up for New South Writing Prize at the Brighton (UK) Fringe Festival. Previously produced in Boston, New York, Louisiana, and Brighton, England.
What happens when one spouse feels the aching need to have a baby, and the other one refuses to consider it, for reasons that may or may not be true? Lillian's a brilliant research scientist, and a supposedly recovering alcoholic, working on the genetics of the maternal instinct in mice. Her wife, Sarah, wants to have a baby. When Lillian puts her foot down, the marriage is in trouble, and friends and family try to come to the rescue, with comic, and potentially tragic, results.
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2763963
ZUZI! is an Arizona Residency Roster organization and works with the Arizona arts education standards. Let us plan a fun and enriching fieldtrip that focuses on one or several aspects of dance and performance art.
- Experiment with aerial dance on low-flying trapeze
- Use personal experience and stories to create movement compositions
- Describe how dance may be used to express moods and ideas
- Discover how music and voice influence dance
- Identify and examine the technical aspects of performance art
Matinee Performances - See the creative process come alive!
Visit ZUZI! Theater for an intimate and mesmerizing performance that will stimulate student’s curiosity and creativity. ZUZI! Dance Company is a local professional dance company founded in 1998 whose work embraces a unique integration of personal narrative, modern dance and aerial trapeze.
Call for upcoming performance dates and details.
ZUZI! has worked with TUSD’s Project OMA and has worked with Lynn Urquides, Keen, Second Street School, Drexel, Sam Hughes, Indian Oasis, Utterback Middle School, Green Fields Country Day School, Paolo Freire Freedom School and many other local schools. References available upon request.