The View From Here #170: Spring, 2017
|The view from Betty's Balcony!|
My quick update on the tour, visiting some awesome "swag!" (Stickers!)
|Trying out my Caesar costume! (with some artsy distortion)|
Here's April herself (click there) talking about her plans for TMRT!
|The new mug!|
If you can help us get over that last hump, please visit our Generosity.com fundraising page! There's t-shirts and coffee mugs waiting with your name on them!
Concordia High School in Kansas was working on my version of “Tartuffe,” and as the director found his students struggling with the verse, he put together a last-minute series of class visits and a nighttime workshop to give them a quick immersion in Moliere and style. (Word has it that the show was very well received!)
|Actually taken in Fargo, April 26, but you get the idea...|
I spent a week or two in Chicago, getting news that I'm "in" at the Tampa Fringe, the Kansas City Fringe and the Edmonton Fringe! I was on the waiting list for the Orlando Fringe, and eventually got it there, too, with a brief run in the first weekend.
|The Marquee in Nebraska|
As I continue to make the adjustment to being a full not-for-profit organization, I drew up a new "company" Facebook page for the Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre, which you can find here! Swing by and give it a "like," or click the "donate" button, and keep posted on all the latest!
|The promo for Breakneck Hamlet at Urbana University!|
|The new Brochure!|
I've clipped the "Prologue" sequence of that performance, which gives you all the background you need to know to understand either "Breakneck..." or any full production of "Julius Caesar."
|The new BJC Sticker!|
|With Kevin Brooks of the Eastport Oyster Boys!|
|Shakes Car Workshop|
At about this same time, a West Virginia high school presentation of my "Tartuffe" went on to the Thespian State Finals! The North Marion High School production had already come in second place in their district finals, but a last minute cast dropout kept them from a genuine shot at winning state. Word has it, though, that their Tartuffe won "best supporting actor" and "best actor overall!"
With the mailing is done, I jumped back into the fundraising campaign, with a new deadline looming. I got April (above) to record her own plea for donations (as she'll be the immediate beneficiary of the grant writing support, and, realizing that her birthday was coming up, exploited the timing to encourage donations.
Many of my bookings for my spring "western tour" had fallen through, with schools either unable to afford the show, or failing to raise the necessary funds, and facing the lack of bookings, decided to do the tour ANYWAY(!), dropping in on friends along the way (pictures below), and capturing testimonials about the shows we produce from the friends and teachers who have been so supportive over the years. It was great to have people other than myself making the case for the value of these events. While I certainly agree with everything they said, I'm a much less credible messenger than these folks are.
|Tim & Jeff!|
|Meeting playwright, Lucy Wang!|
At the moment, there’s only one more school show on the calendar, for May 5 in Indianapolis, before finally bidding the impetuous spring weather behind for Florida weather!
|Touring San Diego Bay with Sean!|
|Tim & Jayne Day!|
On I-Tunes: Ivy Levan "I Don't Want to Get Up
On Netflix: Luke Cage and Shameless
Upcoming shows: May 5 at Christel House South (Indianapolis), May 11-14 at the Tampa International Fringe Festival and May 17-21 at the Orlando Fringe.
Miles on the CX-5: 60,100
What was that Fundraiser address again? https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/timothy-mooney-repertory-theatre/x/187391
|Mount Shasta at Twilight|