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Thursday
May092019

Murder!(s) Ensemble Member โ€“ Jaclyn June Johnson

 Jaclyn June Johnson joins Delicious for the 2nd time in Murder!(s), a *mostly* true crime story, May 23 - June 1st at The Winnebago, 2262 Winnebago St., Madison Go to http://arewedelicious.com/tickets to purchase advance tickets ($15)

Jaclyn June Johnson is an Actor, Director, Playwright, Costume Designer and Teaching Artist. Johnson has worked across the state (St. Croix Festival Theatre, Milwaukee Fringe Festival, Children's Theatre Madison) and across the country (Creede Repertory, Riverside Shakespeare Festival, Chicago's UTG Improv Theatre, Riverside Theatre). Audiences may have seen her work onstage locally with Broom Street Theatre, StageQ, or CTM. Johnson holds a BA in Theatre from Cornell College. Johnson wishes to thank: her family, husband and cats for their encouragement and love; and you for your support to the arts and specifically to the uniquely healing community of theatre.

Monday
Mar042019

Call for submissions: 2019-2020 Delicious season

We’re looking for submissions from playwrights and directors for Delicious Classic show ideas and Delicious Mainstage play outlines. This is a call for people who want to design a Delicious show around a theme and then lead writer/actors to create scripts that take explore that theme. This is not directing, and it’s not writing. It’s leading a writing workshop that creates scripts written by other people.

Please read this entire post, then click on the link at the bottom to submit

Submissions will be accepted through March 31, 2019. Everyone will be contacted yes or no by the end of May 2019. Shows will be produced between Sept 2019 and June 2020.


What is Delicious? Delicious is a unique form of theatre where the performing ensemble writes scripts for each other, writing, rehearsing and premiering a one-hour show in a single week. Delicious playwrights and actors are the same people, taking on a different role at different times. There is no specialization. In the process, ensemble members are randomly assigned 2 other ensemble members as the lead characters in the play they are going to write. Plays are written, workshopped and rewritten over a 3 day period. The rest of the week is spent rehearsing and memorizing the plays for performance. It’s a truly collaborative theatre project that produces surprisingly good work, camaraderie among the ensemble, and a sense of personal satisfaction unmatched in the theatre world.

What you’ll be doing. You will propose a Delicious show at the link below. You’ll tell us your ideas and share your experience. Delicious will review your submission, and if we are intrigued, we’ll reach out to you or meet with you about your idea. We will then pick shows for our 2019-2020 season from all the submissions. If your show idea is accepted, you and your creative team will create an outline to lead a group of writer/actors (4 to 10) to write, rewrite, rehearse and premiere a one-hour show in a week. Delicious will help you develop this outline and provide all the necessary support to produce your show at no financial risk to you. Depending on your submission, Delicious may provide a director, a stage manager or other people for your production team. You are part of our season and we want you to have a great time and put on a great show.

Classic Versus Mainstage shows. We produce two kinds of Delicious shows. Classic shows have 8 performers, all writing their own play with very simple production values. Classic shows are great for beginners and also great for an experiment in form or theme. Mainstage productions are a single play with a plot and the actors play the same character throughout. Mainstage shows are great for people with a lot of writing, acting and Delicious experience. Mainstage shows have high production values, like plays produced at the Bartell or elsewhere. Mainstage shows are much more complex and require much more advance planning. Decide if you want to create a Classic show or a Mainstage show before submitting your idea.

You need to find a partner. Your proposal will have at minimum two people attached as the creative team, which will include a Play Designer and Director -- this could be one person, with the other person playing another important role (stage manager, music director). The Play Designer will also serve as writing coach/facilitator during the writing process of that show. Your creative team will be paid a modest honorarium. You may submit only one name (yours), but this will reduce the likelihood we will pick your idea. Find a friend!

Be prepared. Go to the link below. Read through the questions and figure out answers. Find a partner to join your submission. Then go back to the link and fill out the survey. You may propose as many shows as you like.

Click here to submit a show for the 2019-2020 Delicious season

Friday
Feb012019

SOUNDTRACK for A Serpent's Tooth available on BandCamp.com

Listen to the amazing music of A Serpent's Tooth, composed by Sean Michael Dargan, Tim Anderson, Alivia Kleinfeldt and Andrew Rohn. With amazing vocal performances by Robert A. Goderich, Sarah Streich, Karen Moeller, Bill Bolz and Catherine Capellaro.

 

Soundtrack on BandCamp.com is pay what you wish, including FREE

Download the soundtrack by clicking here.

A Serpent's Tooth: the King Lear Musical performed January 24 through Feb 2, 2019 at the Bartell Theatre, directed by Tony Trout and Sean Michael Dargan. Soundtrack recorded by Andy LaValley and mixed by Andy LaValley and Sean Michael Dargan

A Serpent's Tooth was made possible by Dane Arts, WORT FM 89.9, The Joan L and Robert C Gilkison Family Foundation, and our many donors

Are We Delicious? is produced by Delicious Creative Inc, a 501(c)3 nonprofit
Friday
Jan182019

A Serpent's Tooth Ensemble Member โ€“ Robert Cleary

Robert Cleary joins Delicious for the 1st time in A Serpent's Tooth, the King Lear Musical, January 24 - February 2nd at the Bartell Theatre. Go to http://arewedelicious.com/tickets to purchase advance tickets ($25)

Robert Cleary is Co-Director of Kanopy School (modern, choreography, improvisation, repertory faculty) and has been dancing since 1982 when he started with the Minnesota Ballet and Minnesota Dance Theatre. He trained under Frank Bourman, David Voss, Loyce Houlton, Bonnie Mathis and Tisha Von Burpee. In 1990, he earned a BA from the University of Minnesota in Dance and Choreography; and, a BA in History, 19th Century Europe. In NYC, he trained at the School of American Ballet and in Susan Klein-Releasing Technique. He has worked with, and performed for, modern and post-modern performers: Bebe Miller, Bill T. Jones, Danny Ezralow, Paula Mann, Carolyn Brown, Susan McGuire, and Maria Cheng. He has taught ballet and modern dance for Mankato Ballet, Ballet Minnesota, Delange Studio. Mr. Cleary was dance faculty at Oure Idrætshøjskole, Denmark. He toured his choreography and performed throughout Denmark; and was a soloist in Nini Theilade's Ballet Schubert, created originally for Massine's Ballet Russe. Mr. Cleary served as Guest Faculty at South West Texas State. He annually performs as guest soloist in the Nutcracker for Ballet Minnesota. Cleary has performed as a guest artist/soloist with Wendy Hambidge in Portland, OR. He has danced with Smartdance, Wisconsin Dance Ensemble, Connolly Dance, and KirOga Theater. He has shared awards with Kanopy (‘96-to date) from: Wisconsin Arts Board, CitiARTs, Civic Center Fdtn, Dane County Cultural Affairs; Pleasant T. Rowland Fdtn, Overture Fdtn, Madison Arts Commission and Madison Community Fdtn. Mr Cleary regularly creates choreography for Kanopy Dance Company as well as other regional companies and artists. His End Times…Ebullient Machine received critical acclaim by audiences and dance critics in Madison and Minneapolis. He received rave reviews for his performance as Beethoven in Ballet Minnesota’s production of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, (2008.) and as the High Brahmin in La Bayadere.

Friday
Jan182019

A Serpent's Tooth Ensemble Member โ€“ Fiona King

Fiona King joins Delicious for the 1st time in A Serpent's Tooth, the King Lear Musical, January 24 - February 2nd at the Bartell Theatre. Go to http://arewedelicious.com/tickets to purchase advance tickets ($25)

Fiona King is a freshman at the Wisconsin Virtual Academy. In addition to dance, she spends her free time practicing music, singing, and writing. She has performed for Steve Wasson and Corinne Soum direcotors of Theatre l’Ange Fou, in The Letter. She is a member of Kanopy2, Kanopy Dance Company’s second company.