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Showing posts with label Avatar Repertory Theater. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Company Puts Actors up for Auction to Keep Theater Live in (c)Second Life


Cookie, Second Life – Since its founding in 2008, Avatar Repertory Theater has presented live theater productions and presentations featuring live voice acting in (c) Second Life.  As they move into their seventh year on the grid, bids are open on their first ever Shakespeare By Request Auction.  From now until November 7th, visitors to the Company’s theater on Cookie can place bids on different members of the acting company for the chance to choose a command performance by that performer from the works of William Shakespeare. These performances will be presented at the Company’s popular “Plays Around” scheduled for Friday, November 21st at 5:00 pm slt



Panels adorn the patio outside the Avatar Repertory Theater, with the image of each actor or actress whose performance skills are up for bid.  Once the auction closes, the winning bidders will have less than a week to choose their selection from the Shakespearean theatrical canon for that specific player to present.  Winners can be as specific or general as they wish in their request:
·  Simply indicating the play they want, and let the actor find something from it.
·  Choosing a specific scene from a specific play
·  Requesting a favorite monologue that they’ve always wanted to hear this actor perform.


The setting will be simple, featuring Avatar Repertory Theater’s Shakespearean style performance space, which is often obscured by a variety of sets and settings for their biweekly ART Plays Around performances.

Bidding is open to all Second Life Residents.  Those who are less familiar with the company’s players can sample the company’s work at Plays Around performances scheduled for Friday, October 21st and November 7th, also at 5:00 pm slt.
Among the oldest artistic organizations of their kind, Avatar Repertory Theater’s mission is to bring diverse, live theater to a widening range of people through virtual performances, and to expand and challenge their own talents in the craft of acting using this unique media.  This has brought life to everything from first-time realizations of works by living playwrights, to major immersive productions such as their own adaptations of the classic Greek Drama Oedipus Rex (“Oedipus”) and the works of Lewis Carroll in "Alice in WonderSLand" and "Through the Looking Glass." 

Proceeds from the Auction will help Avatar Repertory Theater continue to keep theater, performed live and in voice, a vital virtual presence.

Avatar Repertory Theater is a program of New Media Arts, Inc which has recently released its first Go Fund Me Video in support of their mission to develop graphical, theatrical, literary, educational, library and other fine and practical arts on the internet, in 3D graphical user interfaces, multimedia, new generation computing devices, and other electronic and digital communication media. 
New Media Arts, Inc is a registered 501 (c) (3) tax exempt nonprofit organization in the United States, which can be reached at info@newmediaarts.org

Learn more about Avatar Repertory Theater at avatarrepertorytheater.org and follow them on Facebook and Google+.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Dickens Project Returns for a Second Year



It was just a year ago that StoryFest Events SL created The Dickens Project in celebration of the Bicentennial of Charles Dickens’ birth.  For 13 days in December of 2012 over 30 hours of live voice performances from the works of Charles Dickens were presented.  The performances focused on A Christmas Carol, but including other works from the author’s vast canon as well. The Project featured an interactive streetscape environment which served as a frame work for the performances.  “It is still really about the words,” said producer Caledonia Skytower.  The Project was a success, drawing audiences of all sizes and from all around the grid for the various presentations.

On Friday, December 13th The Dickens Project will open for a second year, this time on Cookie courtesy of Thinkerer Melville.  Opening weekend performances will feature the Avatar Repertory Theater, Klannex Northmead, and Ms. Skytower herself.  As the Project moves into its first week it will follow the successful model of last year, presenting one section of A Christmas Carol each day, live in voice, featuring the talents of Kayden Oconnell, Ixmal Supermarine, Dubhna Rhiadra, and Corwyn Allen among others.  Residents of Second Life can enjoy the text of Dickens’ classic Christmas Ghost Story in part, or in full, at any number of convenient times. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cookie/64/36/32 

Friday, November 1, 2013

THE MARTIANS INVADE COOKIE! ~ November 1 @ 5pm



The Martians are coming to Cookie!  Will they vaporize it?  Or just take a big bite out of it, and leave?  Find out Friday night at Avatar Repertory Theater!


Avatar Repertory Theater will present the famous Orson Welles radio adaptation of War of the Worlds Friday, November 1st in a single performance, live from their theater on Cookie in Second Life (c) by special permission from the Estate of Howard Koch, primary writer of the 1938 radio script.  The performance features Kayden Oconnell, Corwyn Allen, MadameThespian Underhill, Ada Radius, Avajean Westland, Sodovan Torak, Em Jannings, Thundergass Menges, with Caledonia Skytower. 


Friday, November 18, 2011

SL ART & LITERATURE: Join Alice on Her Journey to Become a Queen – ART Presents THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Photo Courtesy of Crap Mariner
Disclaimer:  I am a columnist, not a critic.  That is my cop-out. With the generous support of our Editor, I write about what I like.  If I don’t like it, I don’t write about it.  So no matter what is said in this column, I loved Avatar Repertory Theater’s (ART) adaptation of Through the Looking Glass, based on the Lewis Carroll classic.  I think you should run, not walk, and get your ticket now while there are still tickets to be had for this marvelous production which plays through December 11th for a limited number of performances.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

SL ART & LITERATURE: The Avatar Repertory Theater goes THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS


After a hugely successful production of Alice in WonderSLand, the Avatar Repertory Theater (ART) continues their tradition of pushing the boundaries of creativity and what’s possible in virtual worlds. On Saturday, November 12 at 3pm, ART brings Lewis Carroll’s characters to life in a new production of Through the Looking Glass based on Carroll’s sequel work to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  View the You Tube Trailer, and get a taste of the magic and mischief that ART has prepared for audiences.  

Thursday, September 22, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: Final Weekend of Avatar Repertory's "Merry Wives of Windsor"


Avatar Repertory Theater will present the final installment of  The Merry Wives of Windsor this Friday at 5pm SLT at their new theater space on Cookie.  A doctor, a parson and a judge go into a bar... will they remember the punch line? Will the lecherous Falstaff bed the luscious Alice and Meg before their husbands catch him? Fighting for the hand of rich pretty Anne are a penniless aristocrat, a wealthy idiot, and a rapier wielding Frenchman - will the parson die? Performed in live voice by Kayden Oconnell, Madame Thespian Underhill, Pipsqueak Albatros, Rowan Shamroy, Elegia Underwood, Corwyn Allen, Caliban Jigsaw, Sodovan Torok, Sam Brautigan, Em Jannings, Dolgoruky Umarov. Adapted and directed by Ada Radius. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cookie/201/206/21

Thursday, September 8, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: AVATAR REPERTORY THEATER presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

A doctor, a parson and a judge go into a bar... will they remember the punch line? Will the lecherous Falstaff bed the luscious Alice and Meg before their husbands catch him? Fighting for the hand of rich pretty Anne are a penniless aristocrat, a wealthy idiot, and a rapier wielding Frenchman - will the parson die?  Come see Shakespeare as only Avatar Repertory Theater plays it in three parts on three Fridays, September 9 through 23 in Avatar Repertory Theater’s new performance space on Cookie.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: Virtual Short Play Buffet Concludes this Weekend

This is the closing weekend of Avatar Repertory Theater's Virtual Short Play Buffet.  For lovers of theater, art, writing, and good stories told well, this is something you should not miss.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: A.R.T. Serves Up A Gourmet Feast of Theater!

MadameThespian Underhill and Darius Debruyere in Back Burner
I admit it.  I put down the big article I have been working on for weeks on Stories in Second Life because I went to the theater this afternoon.  It was the virtual theater, and Avatar Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) opening weekend of their Virtual Short Play Buffet.  A.R.T. promotes the performance with this phrase: “Life is a banquet, and so is theater. Put on your best bib and tucker and join the Avatar Repertory Theater as we present a seven course meal of full productions of the seven winning plays from the Virtual Short Play Buffet.” They were not kidding!  If you love theater, good stories, good writing, and excellent performances – this is a must see.  Do not wait.  Do not delay.  Put the reminder in your pda, your Outlook, whatever will beep annoyingly at you and remind you to “GO!  GO NOW!”  There are four more performances left over the next two weekends.  Plan ahead, get your seat early.  Expect there to be capacity crowds because this is excellent theatre in any universe, and the word is bound to spread fast.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: A.R.T. Announces Finalists and Virtual Short Play Buffet Performances Caledonia Skytower Reporting...


The Avatar Repertory Theater announces the final seven plays selected by vote of the audience and company from the 30 presented in readings through March, April, and May.  They proclaim,"Life is a banquet, and so is theater. Put on your best bib and tucker and join the Avatar Repertory Theater as we present a seven course meal of full productions of the seven winning plays from the Virtual Short Play Buffet."  I am definitely getting my fork!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: A.R.T. Announces Auditions for "Alice"


AVATAR REPERTORY THEATER is auditioning for the lead role of Alice for their production of Alice Through the Looking-Glass which opens in November.

Friday, April 29, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE UPDATE: Avatar Repertory Virtual Play Buffet Tonight!

Tonight at 5pm SLT will be the latest servings from the Avatar Repertory Theater's Virtual Short Play Buffet.  If you are lover of theater, this is a "Do Not Miss" Event.  Avatar Repertory Theater received 113 short plays to their call for submissions for ten minute plays. At A.R.T.’s Plays Around, Fridays at 5 pm PDT, 30 of the plays are being read from March 25-May 13. The audience votes their favorites each week. The votes of the A.R.T. troupe will be included in the final tally for the 5-6 plays to be fully produced during July.  You can view a list of the plays and see some  of the tally of votes at http://www.avatarrepertorytheater.org/node/70

Monday, April 25, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: The Play Buffet Feast Continues . . .

Several weeks ago I wrote about the Avatar Repertory Theater’s Virtual Short Play Buffet.  Avatar Repertory Theater received 113 short plays to their call for submissions for ten minute plays. At A.R.T.’s Plays Around, Fridays at 5 pm PDT, 30 of the plays are being read from March 25-May 13. The audience votes their favorites each week. The votes of the A.R.T. troupe will be included in the final tally for the 5-6 plays to be fully produced during July.  You can view a list of the plays and see some  of the tally of votes at http://www.avatarrepertorytheater.org/node/70

Monday, March 28, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: Avatar Repertory Theater Serves Up a Virtual Feast of New Plays


In the bleak mid-winter Avatar Repertory Theater (ART) announced that they were accepting submissions of original ten minute plays to be part of their Virtual Short Play Buffet.  As the spring begins to bud, this project has also begun the next phase of its life.  That sprouting began last Friday at ART’s weekly ART Plays Around session at the Greek Archon Theater on Cookie, and will continue each week until May 13th.  Members of ART will be presenting readings 30 short plays, chosen from over 100 submissions, and the audience attending will be invited to vote on what plays they think deserve a full production.  Their votes will be added to ART Company Member’s own ballots, and a handful of the highest scoring plays will be presented in full production by ART in July. From seed to blossom! A streaming video of last Friday’s session can be viewed at http://www.livestream.com/thevirtualshortplaybuffet.

Monday, March 14, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: World Storytelling Day Celebrated in Second Life

In the corporeal world, Sunday, March 20th is World Storytelling Day.  This celebration will be celebrated in the virtual world with StoryFest 2011 on Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th in Bran.  Storytellers whose keyboards are in Australia, Holland, Wales, Great Britain, Norway, The Continental U.S., Canada, and the Hawaiian Islands will present more than two dozen stories in less than 48 hours in five different venues on the Branwen Arts parcel “Here Be Pictsies” in the region of Bran.

For an expanded schedule and information on the amazing range of stories to be presented, visit http://storyfestsl2011.blogspot.com

Friday, January 21, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: "OEDIPUS" Returns for Encore! Do Not Hesitate!


Avatar Repertory Theater presents an encore of their critically acclaimed production of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles for three performances:
  • Saturday January 22, 2PM PST/SLT (10PM GMT)
  • Sunday January 23, 2PM PST/SLT (10PM GMT)
  • Thursday January 27, Noon PST/SLT (8PM GMT)
Tickets are available at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sagittata/131/96/39, for L$500 (about US $2.50).

Monday, December 6, 2010

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: A Holiday Guide to Literature and Stories of All Kinds

Photo of Seanchai Library's "A Christmas Carol" taken by Bear Silvershade
Tis the season! Time for creative forces of the Virtual World to don their festive apparel, and let fly with holiday cheer. Some events have already taken place. Some events, like the Avatar Repertory Theatre’s holiday offering, have already begun. A bit of holiday luck for you, many of these events have multiple showings! In between the virtual holiday shopping, and the treasure hunts for festive freebies, add as many of these events as you can stuff in a stocking to your “Must Do” list through New Year’s Day:

Monday, October 11, 2010

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: Avatar Repertory Presents Timeless OEDIPUS REX

The Avatar Repertory Theater has one more weekend of performances remaining to their latest production, Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, and it is a performance well worth your time and your $L. Fresh on the heels of a sellout performance of Alice in WonderSland, Avatar Repertory Theater explores a battle between fate, power, and love through the ancient story of King Oedipus and Queen Jocasta. Audiences will be immersed in ancient Thebes, which has been brought to life in vibrant color by the Avatar Repertory creative team.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Alice In WonderSLand Review- Avatar Repertory Theater Lanai Jarrico Reporting...


Staff Reporter
• Thursday, May 13, 2010
On Saturday May 8, 2010. I was invited to attend “Alice in WonderSland”, a production put together in SL by the Avatar Repertory Theater.
It's definitely a MUST SEE from start to finish for those into the performing arts. Everything from receiving my ticket, falling down a rabbit hole and feeling like I was seated at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, til it was all said and done. I was at the edge of my seat. It was well put together perfectly and the cast delivered a fantastic performance that captured my imagination. Despite having a griefer show up, That only meant, this crew is doing something right. 




After Receiving my ticket and NC of instructions, I teleported to the entrance where I was greeted by Art Usher JadaBright Pond. I handed him my ticket and was lead to a giant wooden door.
Intrigued I teleporting to a dark shadowy domed room . A spotlight was shining against a worn black and white checkered floor with seating for the audience built right into the scene.

The first scene started in the woods where Alice begins her wondrous adventure. She spots a white rabbit and curiously follows him into his hole where she falls for what feels like an eternity, landing at the bottom looking at many doors. One being very small...

 
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