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Meet the Playwright Jonathan Alexandratos Sunday, June 5th

Jonathan Alexandratos pic

 

Theater and Writer Enthusiast.

Meet the Playwright Jonathan Alexandratos

 Reserve your place at llw3@orange.fr

Sunday, June 5th (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 am.)

Location:  Abattoir Café (1 Quai Charles Altorffer)

Across the street from the Museum Art Modern

Jonathan Alexandratos is a New York City-based playwright. His first play, Death in Mozambique, was produced at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2009. Soon after, Jonathan began work on his M.F.A. in Playwrighting at Queens College (CUNY), graduating in 2011. During his time in graduate school, he co-founded Playsmiths, a playwrights’ lab in which holds weekly readings of writers’ work and provides them with feedback. In school, Jonathan studied with playwrights Richard Schotter and Tina Howe. Howe nominated Jonathan’s play Molding Plastic for the Rita and Burton Goldberg Award and the Irving Zarkower Award for best new play. In 2012, Jonathan’s play Chain Reaction, a two-act comedy about the building of the atomic bomb, was produced in the NY International Fringe Festival. Since then, Jonathan has received commissions from the Abingdon Theatre Company and Truant Arts for the creation of new work. These commissions have resulted in two well-received plays: Shepherd (a piece about the bond between military dogs and their human partners) and Teeth (about a woman, born without a mouth, who finds her voice). His play Breaking/Orbit was performed at the 2013 Pop Culture Association Conference in Washington, D.C. and the 2013 Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska. He is a member of Mission to (dit)Mars, a Queens-based writers’ collective that commissions new plays from its members each season.  Jonathan created Duck, a full-length animal allegory about the nature of abuse, culture, and individuality.  This year Jonathan was selected to participate in the Ingram New Works Playwrights with the Nashville Repertory Theater of which he wrote his newest play We See What Happen.  He is a huge geek: a lover of action figures and comic books, and always finding ways of incorporating those things into his theatre. He is a proud member of the Dramatists’ Guild.  Beyond the stage, Jonathan co-programs Page 23, an academic literary conference centered on comics and pop culture that operates under Denver Comic Con. He is currently editing a collection of scholarly essays on action figures, which will be out late next year. Jonathan hides out at Queensborough Community College, where he teaches English. He also speaks Klingon.

PEACE Productions,

Peace CAMPUS Productions

and

AMERICAN THEATER GROUP

presents

DUCK image Duck title

Show Dates:

Tuesday June 7th (8:00 p.m.)

Wednesday June 8th (8:00 P.M.)

Thursday June 9th (8:00 P.M.)

Location:

Collége International de L’Esplanade

20 Rue de Londres 67000 Strasbourg

Entry: 10€ adults / 5€ students

Click here to purchase your tickets for DUCK

DUCK poster

American Theater Workshop – Youths (Winter – Spring 2016)

*DEADLINE EXTENSION: SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016

PEACE PRODUCTIONS

Presents

AMERICAN THEATER WORKSHOP: WINTER & SPRING 2016

WHAT IS American Theater Workshop (ATW)?

  • It consists of 2 hour sessions that lasts 19 weeks in which participantswill develop skills in writing, creating and staging a show.

WHY ATW?

  • Explore your creativity and collaborate with other young aspiring theater creators.
  • Every participant will create a 5 – 10 minute play on whatever subject speaks to them. They will also get to act in them.
  • At the end of the workshop a collection of the short plays written by the participants will be showcased.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • Youth (11 – 15; 16 – 18 years old), interested in the arts, performance, play-writing, and that can work collaboratively with other young artists.
  • Those who can commit 100% to all the dates and times of the program
  • Those with a sense of artistic adventure, willingness to learn, experiment and grow.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THIS PROGRAM?

The program costs 150€.

NUMBER OF SPOTS

MINIMUM 12 – MAXIMUM 16 PARTICIPANTS

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Every Wednesday at (11 – 15 year olds) 12:30 – 2:30 pm/(16 – 18 year olds) 3 – 5pm starting January 2016.

JANUARY: 6, 13, 20, 27

FEBRUARY: 3, 24

MARCH: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

APRIL: 20, 27

MAY: 4, 11, 18, 25

JUNE: 1, +INTENSIVE REHEARSALS JUNE 6 – 11

        • Monday 6: Rehearsals (TBA)
        • Tuesday 7 : Reshearsals (TBA)
        • Wednesday 8: Rehearsals (12:30 – 5:30 pm)
        • Thursday 9: 1st SHOWCASE (School)/Debrief/Rehearsals (TBA)
        • Friday 10: 2nd SHOWCASE (School)/Debrief/Rehearsals (TBA)
        • Saturday 11: 3rd  & FINAL SHOWCASE (Matinée) (TBA)

* Middle school students must bring a packed lunch on Wednesdays. Their mealtime (12:10-12:30) will be supervised by a PEACE Production member.

* During the intensive rehearsal/performance week, be prepared to stay for at least 3 hours at a time.

LOCATION

Salle Polyvalente

Collège International de l’Esplanade

20 rue de Londres

67000 Strasbourg

APPLICATION DEADLINE : JANUARY 3rd 2016 at 5pm

*DEADLINE EXTENSION: SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016

HOW TO APPLY

1. Fill out an Application Form including your name, address, phone number, email, date of birth, and photo.

2. Write a letter (minimum 300 words) addressing the following questions:

  • Why do you want to participate in the workshop? What do you want to take away from the experience?
  • What story would you like to tell?
  • Why do you think you would be a strong group member and what would be your contribution?

3. Fill out the Photo Consent & Release Form.

*Application Forms can be filled out and emailed toalexisgontan@gmail.com (Subject: ATWY 2016)

Information Sheet/Application Form/Photo Consent & Release Form: ATW Youth Winter & Spring 2016

SELECTION PROCESS

All applications will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be chosen. The final selection will be posted on the website by January 4, 2016.

WORKSHOP STARTS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6, 2016

*WORKSHOP STARTS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016

Information Sheet/Application Form/Photo Consent & Release Form: ATW Youth Winter & Spring 2016

American Theater Workshop Youth (13-18 years old): Winter/Spring 2016

*DEADLINE EXTENSION: SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016

PEACE PRODUCTIONS

Presents

AMERICAN THEATER WORKSHOP: WINTER & SPRING 2016

WHAT IS American Theater Workshop (ATW)?

  • It consists of 2 hour sessions that lasts 19 weeks in which participants will develop skills in writing, creating and staging a show.

WHY ATW?

  • Explore your creativity and collaborate with other young aspiring theater creators.
  • Every participant will create a 5 – 10 minute play on whatever subject speaks to them. They will also get to act in them.
  • At the end of the workshop a collection of the short plays written by the participants will be showcased.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • Youth (11 – 15; 16 – 18 years old), interested in the arts, performance, play-writing, and that can work collaboratively with other young artists.
  • Those who can commit 100% to all the dates and times of the program
  • Those with a sense of artistic adventure, willingness to learn, experiment and grow.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THIS PROGRAM?

The program costs 150€.

NUMBER OF SPOTS

MINIMUM 12 – MAXIMUM 16 PARTICIPANTS

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Every Wednesday at (11 – 15 year olds) 12:30 – 2:30 pm/(16 – 18 year olds) 3 – 5pm starting January 2016.

JANUARY: 6, 13, 20, 27

FEBRUARY: 3, 24

MARCH: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

APRIL: 20, 27

MAY: 4, 11, 18, 25

JUNE: 1, +INTENSIVE REHEARSALS JUNE 6 – 11

        • Monday 6: Rehearsals (TBA)
        • Tuesday 7 : Reshearsals (TBA)
        • Wednesday 8: Rehearsals (12:30 – 5:30 pm)
        • Thursday 9: 1st SHOWCASE (School)/Debrief/Rehearsals (TBA)
        • Friday 10: 2nd SHOWCASE (School)/Debrief/Rehearsals (TBA)
        • Saturday 11: 3rd  & FINAL SHOWCASE (Matinée) (TBA)

* Middle school students must bring a packed lunch on Wednesdays. Their mealtime (12:10-12:30) will be supervised by a PEACE Production member.

* During the intensive rehearsal/performance week, be prepared to stay for at least 3 hours at a time.

LOCATION

Salle Polyvalente

Collège International de l’Esplanade

20 rue de Londres

67000 Strasbourg

APPLICATION DEADLINE : JANUARY 3rd 2016 at 5pm

*DEADLINE EXTENSION: SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016

HOW TO APPLY

1. Fill out an Application Form including your name, address, phone number, email, date of birth, and photo.

2. Write a letter (minimum 300 words) addressing the following questions:

  • Why do you want to participate in the workshop? What do you want to take away from the experience?
  • What story would you like to tell?
  • Why do you think you would be a strong group member and what would be your contribution?

3. Fill out the Photo Consent & Release Form.

*Application Forms can be filled out and emailed to alexisgontan@gmail.com (Subject: ATWY 2016)

Information Sheet/Application Form/Photo Consent & Release Form: ATW Youth Winter & Spring 2016

SELECTION PROCESS

All applications will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be chosen. The final selection will be posted on the website by January 4, 2016.

WORKSHOP STARTS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6, 2016

*WORKSHOP STARTS: WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13, 2016

Information Sheet/Application Form/Photo Consent & Release Form: ATW Youth Winter & Spring 2016

The History and Future of the AMERICAN THEATER GROUP


The beginnings of the American Theater Group (ATG) grew out of the desire to promote American culture through theater.  In 2013, as current President of the Association Americans In Alsace (AIA),  a call was put out to like minded individuals interested in theater.   It was from this group of volunteers that the  ATG created its first show Annie Jr.

Annie Jr  was a great success and today holds the number one position when searched on Google.  It has over one hundred thousand hits on YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOBy_uQifoE ).

In 2014 the ATG produced its second show Seussical Jr  with five performances to over seven hundred spectators ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkHc497PszU ) .

The ATG will be forever grateful to the association Americans In Alsace for its support and financial backing for the first two shows.

This year (2015) the Board of Americans In Alsace including myself as current President voted to  financially back one more ATG show.  The upcoming show is The Baker’s Daughter and is an original commissioned work by Christopher Bradley.   The Baker’s Daughter presented by the American Theater Group and will not only be sponsored by the AIA but will be produced by the newly created PEACE Productions Agency.  PEACE is an acronym for Promoting Education, Arts, Culture & Entertainment.  It is the objective of PEACE Productions to support future theater works by the ATG and to work with all people interested in promoting peace through education, arts, culture and entertainment.

 

Meet the Cast & Crew of THE BAKER’S DAUGHTER (World Premiere Cast)

 Meet the Cast & Crew

Matthew_Joseph Moran (Matthew)  Joseph MoranTimothee_Martin Lee(Timothy)  Martin LeeArthur_Serge Chevalier(Arthur) Serge ChevalierSophie_Lily Lorenzi(Sophie) Leslie-Anne LorenziIrene_Alison Shipps(Irene) Alison Shipps BayardAshley_Aline Ederlé Bradley(Ashley) Aline Ederlé BradleyPostwoman_Ella Poirot(Postwoman) Ella PoirotMadame Laurent_Claire Schneider(Madame Laurent) Claire SchneiderMonsieur Demeure_Grégoire Durand(Mr. Demeure) Grégoire Durand Alicia_Liana Gaudreault(Alicia) Liana Gaudreault

Meet the Crew Author_Cristofer Edward(Play Wright) Christopher Bradley
Director_Matt Beymer(Director) Matt BeymerPlanning manager_Jane Moran(Planning Manager) Jane MoranKathleen_Key manager(Key Manager) Kathleen MessnerSounds and lights manager_Rob Simmons(Sound & Lights) Rob Simmons

Not pictured yet!

(Sound, Lights & Video) Bill Stern

(Stage Manage) Mike Mecek

Producer_Luther Weathers(Producer) Luther L. Weathers III

 

 

 

 

Play Readings for University Students (Tuesdays at 7 p.m.)

Calling all english speaking university students interested in acting, directing, and all aspects of the theater.

 The Play Readings will be held every Tuesday (except during school Holidays) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 The goal is to bring like minded people interested in promoting American  and Canadian Culture through Theater.

 Each participants will need to secure their own scripts.

The Play Reading Group will be loosely organized encouraging all to present their theater projects.

Location is the College of Esplanade in the salle polyvalente.

No reservations needed.  Just show up with your copy of the script.

 Please contact  President@americansinalsace.com for more information

or

Call Luther at 06 45 94 34 46

Adult PLAY READINGS will recommence after the production of THE BAKER’S DAUGHTER

Please note the adult Play Readings will not be meeting until after the production of THE BAKER’S DAUGHTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calling all adults interested in acting, directing, and all aspects of the theater.
 The Play Readings will be held every Tuesday (except during school Holidays) from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
 The goal is to bring like minded people interested in promoting American  and Canadian Culture through Theater.
 Each participants will need to secure their own scripts.
The Play Reading Group will be loosely organized encouraging all to present their theater projects.
Location is the College of Esplanade in the salle polyvalente.
No reservations needed.  Just show up with your copy of the script.
 Please contact  Luther at:
llw3@orange.fr
or
 06 45 94 34 46