Tuesday, October 20, 2020

AMAZE CLUB, World Premiere Short Plays

 

WORLD PREMIERE SHORT PLAYS 
TICKETS 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

CONCRETE JUNGLE    OCTOBER 16

A story of now. Race. Morals. Humanity.
Two close friends - one blackone white - and a friendship that will never be the same.

Written by Cris Eli Blak 
Produced by Cagle McDonald
Directed by George H. Croom 
Starring Molly Gallagher & Leonard J. Moore II

 PROMO

AUDITIONS! 
Accepting self tape on camera auditions (sides below) 
Grades 5-12, Adults Age 18-75
Callbacks by appointment
Rehearsals, Recording  and Air Date determined after casting is complete 
Schedule determined by cast availability
Participation Fee: $100 (Scholarships available)   

All roles are open. Performers of all ethnicities,
and gender identities strongly encouraged. 
Lines do not have to be memorized if able to comfortably and
convincingly read dialogue from unseen prompter behind camera.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

THE NEW KID.               COMING SOON!

There's only one problem with the new kid at school. He's a zombie.

Written by Mark Harvey Levine
Produced by Cagle McDonald
Directed by Jocelyn Rosenthal








AUDITIONS! Calling Actors! Grades 5-12



Character Breakdown:
DWAYNE: Kid male or female. Kind of snarky.
JEREMY: Kid male or female. A nice guy.
GLENN: Kid male or female. A little slow on the uptake.
SPENCER: Kid, male. The school bully. 
ARTHUR: Zombie.
MOM: Dwayne’s Mom.
DAD: Dwayne’s Dad.
BETH: Kid, female. The weird girl.
 
Audition Side 1:
(At the lunch table in the cafeteria, as Arthur, the New Kid, enters.
Spoken to friends also at table)
Kid:
Hey, isn’t that the new kid? He doesn’t know where to sit.
(Calls Arthur over)
Hey! Over here! You can sit with us if you want. What’s your name?
(Arthur growls his name unintelligibly)
Did you say (tries to copy growl)?
Hi (offers hand to shake, pulls hand back as Arthur tries to bite him) Dude!
(To friends) He tried to eat my hand! He tried. To eat. My hand.
Maybe that’s just how they greet each other where he’s from.
Guys… guys… I think the new kid is a zombie.

Audition Side 2:
                (At home.  Barely listening to your child as they tell you about their day.)
Parent:
That’s nice dear.  Anything else interesting happen at school today?
You say there’s a new kid at school?  What’s his name?
(Child mimics the inarticulate growl)
Now dear, just because he’s from another country,
doesn’t mean you should—
I don’t want you to make fun of him.
Maybe’s he’s just French.
I want you to make friends with him.
It’s hard to be the new kid.
Make an effort to be his friend, it won’t kill you. 


FIRST RUNNER UP 

PHASES.               COMING SOON!
Should Chelsea reveal her true feelings? 
Her heart, her mind and her voice disagree. 

Written by Chloe Selavka
Produced by Cagle McDonald
Directed by Rene O'Neal 


AUDITIONS! Calling Female Actors age 15-20! 







Character Breakdown:
CHELSEA: 14 years old, average looking, average acting. Nervous she will be found out. Has an irrational fear that people can hear her thoughts through the floor. Her heart and her mind are constantly fighting, and she doesn’t have much control over her mouth. 

MIND: Analytical, thinks through every choice with almost excruciating care. Hard set in her opinions, the leader. Possesses large amounts of unearned confidence. Wants what is best for CHELSEA but has a skewed view of what the word “best” really means. Careful. Cares about CHELSEA. 

HEART: Loud. Impulsive. Believes she should be in charge because she looks on the bright side of everything. Also wants what is best for CHELSEA. If it was up to her, everyone’s most true self would constantly be on display. Brave. Cares about CHELSEA. 

VOICE: Quiet and laid-back. Finds herself stuck between HEART and MIND often. Very humble for someone who holds all the power. Is not one to insert herself in an argument, but her silence does not mean apathy. Empathetic. Cares about CHELSEA. 

GIRL: 15 years old, pretty, thin, and unassuming. LOUDSPEAKER: Informative. Friendly. Scientific.  



Audition Side

LOUDSPEAKER: There are - There are three defining pieces of personality in human beings. MIND, First and foremost, is the- the brain. Located in the skull, our brains are the decision making center of the body. They are responsible for every step we take, every choice we make, and every word we speak. The brain is, for lack of a better description, the CEO of our entire body. Ne-next is the HEART. The heart is responsible for pumping blood throughout the body, and keeping us alive. Contrary to popular belief, the heart is not the home of all romantic decisions. No emotion is created or caused here. The heart has no control over romantic relationships, friendships, or any other type of love. In fact, all control over deeply emotional, or mushy gushy, feelings, is actually located in the brain.  And la- lastly, is the MOUTH. The mouth is the expressor of thoughts and feelings, the passage through which we communicate with other human beings. While some people may believe the mouth has a “mind of its own”, that mind is actually the same one we have already discussed. The mouth is the great communicator, but all information passed through is run through the brain, no matter how much it may feel like we do not think before we speak sometimes. So, there it is. The three pieces of us that have control over who we are. The parts of us that make our decisions, keep us alive, and helps us communicate with other people.



ROUGH WATERS.               COMING SOON!
Loneliness. Grieving. Reminiscing.
Strangers. Conversations. Memories.
 


Written by MARJ O'NEILL-BUTLER
Produced by Cagle McDonald
Directed by Lili Thomas

ROUGH WATERS is a play about two strangers finding a deep connection over shared life experiences leading to a lovely and moving moment.  




AUDITIONS! ADULTS age 40-75!




Character Breakdown:

Andrew mid 40's to 50’s, Female mid-60’s to 70's


Audition Side 1:
Two people are looking out over the water on the  ferry. Andrew has a shopping bag.
ANDREW Rough today. I said it's rough today
BETTER Yes, it is.
ANDREW It isn't usually so choppy at this time...of the year. 
BETTY No.
ANDREW Or windy.
BETTY No.
ANDREW Do you ride the ferry often?
BETTY If you're trying to  pick me up, I'm old enough to be your mother.
ANDREW No, you're not. Just thought I'd talk to you.
BETTY Okay...
ANDREW You from the  city?
BETTY You ask a lot of questions. Too many in fact.
ANDREW My mother always said that. I'd be eavesdropping on people in a restaurant, really staring at them, and she'd ask me if I wanted to join their table.
BETTY That's odd.
ANDREW I know (silence) I like to know about people. That way I can remember them later and imagine their lives going on.
BETTY Does it get you into trouble?
ANDREW No...I've had some great conversations.
BETTY They've given you good memories.

Audition Side 2:
ANDREW I'm riding today in memory of my mother. (Silence) She died last week.
BETTY I'm so sorry. That's hard.
ANDREW I loved her very much.
BETTY I'm sure she knew.
ANDREW. I'm the  only one left. My Dad died three years ago. They were married for almost sixty years. My whole family is gone. Except some distant cousins in England. Who I  never met.
BETTY I'm the same. Both parents are long gone. I had no brothers or sisters. So it's just me.
ANDREW We're orphans now.
BETTY Never thought about it like that, but yes, I guess we are. 
ANDREW When you're growing up you never think about stuff like taht. About being alone. When you're older. 
BETTY I've been alone for quite a  while. Lost my husband in Vietnam. 
ANDREW No kids? 
BETTY Didn't have time. He was shipped out right after we married. They were taking married men then.
ANDREW I never married. I had several long relationships, but  I  could never find a woman who could compare to my Mom. Sad, huh? 
BETTY It must have been hard on your girlfriends.
ANDREW My dad used to call me Oedipus. he understood though, because my mother was really great. Smart and clever. You don't always get both. And she was beautiful, too.
 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

2020/21 AUTUMN SEASON

 

Experience the Art of Theater
September 10 - November 24
Online, wherever you are! 

PERFORMING ARTS FOR ALL AGES! 



JUBILEE PODCAST THEATER Jr Teen & Teen & Adults

                                   DRACULA PROMO

                               COMING OCT 30, 2020

Adapted by Orson Welles from the Bram Stoker Novel 
Originally broadcast on 7/11/1938
Director: Sam Wolf Producer: Cagle McDonald
Sound Design: Larry Alexander Podcast Technical Consultant: Mark J. Parker
Starring: Ethan Gartlan, James Heins, Annika Martens, Jesse Pellegrino, Mark Rosenthal,
Jocelyn Rosenthal, Oscar Salvaggio

Announcer John McDonald
Dr Seward Oscar Salvaggio
Jonathon Harker  James Heins
Driver/Dracula Driver Jesse Pellegrino
Dracula  Mark Rosenthal
Captain Mark Rosenthal
Hand 1 Ethan Gartlan
Dr Van Helsing Mark Rosenthal
Lucy Annika Martens
News Vendor Ethan Gartlan
Mina Harker Joselyn Rosenthal
Voice Annika Martens
Another Voice Oscar Salvaggio
Captain of the Czarina Katrina Jesse Pellegrino
Mr. Hildeshein Jesse Pellegrino

Virtual Class Jr Teen & Teen Grade 5-12

JR TEEN & TEEN GRADE 5 - 12


PERFORMANCE Grade 5-12 
JUBILEE PODCAST THEATER
…………..……Thurs or Fri 3:30-4:30pm, 4:30-5:30pm, 5:30- 6:30pm

Inspired by Old Time Radio  –  With A Modern Twist!                                   

Act using the magic of your voice!  Hone your acting chops and vocal prowess. Present thrilling tales from literature, the stage and screen that air on our very own podcast station.   Come play with us!

Tuition $350

Original WORLD PREMIERE PLAY Auditions TBA
Youth Grade 5-12 Participation Fee $100


ACTING GRADE 5-8
STAGE ACTING 101: (Fundamentals)…………………………………….................…Tues 5:30-6:30pm   
Use songs, scenes and monologues from your favorite shows to build up
your actor’s tool kit. Learn how infuse emotion and storytelling into every
 word and lyric while enjoying pieces from contemporary musicals. 
 
Instructor Rene O’Neal
Class size 8 minimum 6
Classes (Tues)  Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov 3, 10, 17,24
Tuition $250

ACTING GRADE 7- 12
ON-CAMERA ACTING………………………………………..........................................Wed 7:30 – 8:30pm 
Looking to feel more natural and nuanced in your on-screen performances? 
Join acting coach, casting director, and filmmaker Mark J. Parker for an 
inspiring and insightful class on acting for the camera. Practice scene study 
technique with monologues and dialogue from film & TV, and learn essential 
skills to perform for the up-close and personal eye of the camera. 
Instructor Mark J. Parker
Class size 8 minimum 6 
Classes (Wed) Sept 30, Oct 7,14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18 
Tuition $200

VOICE-OVER, NARRATION, & COMMERCIALS…………………................................Wed 3:30-4:30pm
Voice is one of the actor's most important tools, with no limits to where 
your imagination can take you!  Join this unique class on voice-over 
acting to create new and exciting characters with just your voice reading 
scripts from commercials, film, TV show and even books!
  Learn how to 
incorporate quirky voices and silly sound effects into this great form of story-telling
!  
Instructor Mark J. Parker 
Class size 8 minimum 6
Classes (Wed) Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, 14
Tuition $100

INTRO TO FILM MAKING ………………………..............................................................Wed 4:30- 5:30pm
Got a great idea for a film? Let Mark J Parker help you tell your tale!  
From development to editing, this course in the basics of film making 
will teach you all of the steps to make your own independent short 
film and what to do with it when it's done.
Instructor Mark J. Parker
Class size 6 minimum 4
Classes (Wed) Sept  23, 30, Oct 7, 14
Tuition $100

PODCASTING INTRO…………………………………………..............................................Wed 7:30 8:30pm 
During this insightful workshop, learn what it takes to be an effective 
host and how to develop your ideas and interests in order to develop 
your own podcasts and social media videos. Plus, find out what 
equipment you need to get started in the exciting world of podcasting.
Instructor Mark J. Parker
Class Size 6 minimum 4
Classes (Wed) Sept 23, 30

Tuition $50 

ACTING Grade 9-12
STAGE ACTING 101: (Intermediate)……………………………........................... Fri 6:30 – 7:30pm

Use songs, scenes and monologues from your favorite shows to build up
your actor’s tool kit. Learn how infuse emotion and storytelling into every
word and lyric while 
exploring different genres of theater from Shakespeare
to current contemporary plays
 with more in-depth of acting technique and practices. 
Instructor Rene O’Neal
Class size 8 minimum 6
Classes (Fri) Sept  25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 6, 13, 20, 24

Tuition $250 


DANCE Grade 5- 8 

BRING IT ON Broadway Jazz………………………………………………........................…Mon 5:30 – 6:15pm  
Featuring Broadway and street jazz music, this exciting class provides a 
foundation in the basics of jazz dance with stretching, strengthening, 
isolations, turns, kicks, jumps, and more!
  A great way to get moving 
while gaining the important tools to pick up choreography in ANY style 
– all while having a blast! 
Instructor Josue Jasmin
Classes Sept 21, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23
Tuition $250

DANCE Grade 5- 12
TAP FUN!..............................................................................................................................Thur 3:30- 4:15pm
Tap away way troubles as JJ introduces you to Broadway style tap dancing.
In taps or soft shoe, learn how to produce sounds and rhythms with specialized
movements, all set songs you can’t help but sing along to!
Instructor Jennifer Jonas Cahill
Class Size 12 minimum 6
Classes (Thur) Sept  24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 5,12, 19 (last class 2 hours) 
Tuition $250

DANCING THROUGH LIFE…………….............………………………………......................Thurs 4:30 – 5:15pm 
Take a trip back in time as you learn fun social dances from the eras that gave
us shows like Grease, Hairspray, Bandstand, and so much more!
  We’ll explore
dances from different decades and learn combinations set to songs from our
favorite nostalgic shows
Instructor Jennifer Jonas Cahill
Class Size 12 minimum 6
Classes (Thurs) Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 5,12, 19(last class 2 hours) 

Tuition $250

5, 6, 7, 8…DANCE!…………………………………………..........................………………..…Thurs 5:30 6:30pm
Put your best foot forward as JJ teaches the basics that every kid needs to shine
in a dance show! Learn and polish beginner steps and techniques that will provide
 a strong foundation theater dance.
 Each class will include warm ups, a review,
and a new combination full of steps that are typically 
featured in popular shows.  
A great class to improve skill in picking up choreography and strengthening technique!
Instructor Jennifer Jonas Cahill
Class Size 12 minimum 6
Classes (Thurs) Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 5,12, 19(last class 2 hours) 

Tuition $250

MUSIC  Grade 9- 12
READING MUSIC AN INTRO……………………………….........…...........…….......Wed AND Fri 3:30 – 4:30pm 

Reading music is an amazing asset in the world of music and musical

theater.  This introduction to basic music theory, will show you how to

recognize the musical symbols that denote pitch, key signatures, rhythms,

expressions, and more! 

Instructor George H. Croom

Class Size 8 minimum 6

Classes (Wed and Fri) Sept 23, 25, 30, Oct 2, 7, 9, 14, 16  

Tuition $250

INTRO TO SIGHT SINGING (DO-RE-MI)…………………………......…………....Wed AND Fri 4:30 – 5:30pm
Learn your music and harmonies faster with this introduction to sight
singing!  Be able to look at a piece of music and know just what to sing.
For those who are already familiar with the basics of reading music
and/or music theory.  

Instructor George H. Croom

Class Size 8 minimum 6

Classes (Wed and Fri) Sept  23, 25, 30, Oct 2, 7, 9, 14, 16,21,23  

Tuition $250

MUSICAL THEATER HISTORY………………………………………………………….........Wed  5:30 – 6:30pm
Musical theater has come a long way since its start in the 1800's! 
From complex stories, mind-blowing special effects, to extraordinary
costumes, this multi-media Music Theater History course provides
a retrospective of integral musicals throughout history, and highlights
their influence on the contemporary shows that we know and love today.

Instructor George H. Croom

Class Size 8, minimum 6

Classes (Wed) Sept 23, 30, Oct 7,14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18,25  

Tuition $250


MEET MARK!


Mark J. Parker is an acting coach, casting director, filmmaker, digital content creator, podcaster, and SAG-AFTRA actor. Mark has been the casting director of the ABC hidden camera series "What Would You Do?" at ABC's Lincoln Square Productions for 7 seasons. He has worked on multiple films and TV shows in various roles throughout the years, such as broadcast series "Ugly Betty" and "30 Rock" to cable shows like "Celebrity Ghost Stories" and "Celebrity Close Calls." Additionally, he's cast improv-based/soft-scripted TV specials, limited series, and reality series for broadcast, cable, and streaming networks since 2010, along with scripted independent films and video projects. After 40 North American film festival acceptances, his short film "Sticks" is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video, and his next short "Family History" will be screening at festivals in late 2020 and throughout 2021. He co-hosts and produces the entertainment podcast "Add This To Your List," and his most recent stage credits include: The Laramie Project (Clocktower Players, Irvington, NY), You Can’t Take It With You (St. Jean’s Players, NYC), Night of the Living Dead Live! (interACT Theatre Productions, NJ), and Dog Sees God (AlphaNYC Theater Co., NYC). He graduated from Fordham University and received a certificate in Producing from NYU’s School of Professional Studies. mjp-pov.com 






Virtual Class JR TEEN Grade 5 - 8

JR TEEN GRADE 5 - 8


Inspired by Old Time Radio  –  With A Modern Twist!
Visit clocktowerplayers.com for details
Tuition $350

Original WORLD PREMIERE PLAY Auditions TBA
STAGE ACTING 101: (Fundamentals)…………………………………….................……Tues 5:30-6:30pm   
Use songs, scenes and monologues from your favorite shows to build up
your actor’s tool kit. Learn how infuse emotion and storytelling into every
word and lyric while enjoying pieces from contemporary musicals.
 
Instructor Rene O’Neal
Class size 8 minimum 6
Classes (Tues) Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov 3, 10, 17, 24
Tuition $250

ACTING GRADE 7-8
ON-CAMERA ACTING………………………………………...............................................Wed 7:30 – 8:30pm 
Looking to feel more natural and nuanced in your on-screen performances?
Join acting coach, casting director, and filmmaker Mark J. Parker for an
inspiring and insightful class on acting for the camera. Practice scene study
technique with monologues and dialogue from film & TV, and learn essential
skills to perform for the up-close and personal eye of the camera. 
Instructor Mark J. Parker
Class size 8 minimum 6
Classes (Wed) Sept 30, Oct 7,14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18 
Tuition $200

PODCASTING INTRO…………………………………………................................................Wed 7:30 8:30pm
During this insightful workshop, learn what it takes to be an effective 
host and how to develop your ideas and interests in order to develop 
your own podcasts and social media videos. Plus, find out what 
equipment you need to get started in the exciting world of podcasting.
Instructor Mark J. Parker
Class Size 6 minimum 4
Classes (Wed) Sept  23, 30
Tuition $50 

INTRO TO FILM MAKING ………………………................................................................Wed 4:30- 5:30pm
Got a great idea for a film? Let Mark J Parker help you tell your tale!  
From development to editing, this course in the basics of film making 
will teach you all of the steps to make your own independent short 
film and what to do with it when it's done.
Instructor Mark J. Parker
Class size 6 minimum 4
Classes (Wed) Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, 14
Tuition $100

VOICE-OVER, NARRATION, & COMMERCIALS…………………....................................Wed 3:30-4:30pm
Voice is one of the actor's most important tools, with no limits to where 
your imagination can take you!  Join this unique class on voice-over 
acting to create new and exciting characters with just your voice reading 
scripts from commercials, film, TV show and even books!  Learn how to 
incorporate quirky voices and silly sound effects into this great form of story-telling!  
Instructor Mark J. Parker
Class size 8 minimum 6
Classes (Wed) Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, 14
Tuition $100


DANCE Grade 5- 8 

BRING IT ON Broadway Jazz………………………………………………......................Mon 5:30 – 6:15pm  
Featuring Broadway and street jazz music, this exciting class provides a
foundation in the basics of jazz dance with stretching, strengthening,
isolations, turns, kicks, jumps, and more!
  A great way to get moving
while gaining the important tools to pick up choreography in ANY style
– all while having a blast! 
Instructor Josue Jasmin
Classes (Mon) Sept 21, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23
Tuition $250

TAP FUN!........................................................................................................................Thur 3:30- 4:15pm
Tap away way troubles as JJ introduces you to Broadway style tap dancing.
In taps or soft shoe, learn how to produce sounds and rhythms with specialized
movements, all set songs you can’t help but sing along to!
Instructor Jennifer Jonas Cahill
Class Size 12 minimum 6
Classes (Thur) Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 5,12, 19

Tuition $250

DANCING THRU LIFE…………….............………………………………......................…Thurs 4:30 – 5:15pm 
Take a trip back in time as you learn fun social dances from the eras that gave
us shows like Grease, Hairspray, Bandstand, and so much more!
  We’ll explore
dances from different decades and learn combinations set to songs from our
favorite nostalgic shows.
Instructor Jennifer Jonas Cahill
Class Size 12 minimum 6
Classes (Thurs) Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 5,12, 19(last class 2 hours) 

Tuition $250

5, 6, 7, 8…DANCE!…………………………………………..........................……….......Thurs 5:30 – 6:30pm
Put your best foot forward as JJ teaches the basics that every kid needs to shine in a dance show! 
Learn and polish beginner steps and techniques that will provide a strong foundation theater dance. 
Each class will include warm ups, a review, and a new combination full of steps that are typically
featured in popular shows.
  A great class to improve skill in picking up choreography and
strengthening technique!
Instructor Jennifer Jonas Cahill
Class Size 12 minimum 6
Classes (Thurs) Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 5,12, 19(last class 2 hours) 

Tuition $250


Mark J. Parker is an acting coach, casting director, filmmaker, digital content creator, podcaster, and SAG-AFTRA actor. Mark has been the casting director of the ABC hidden camera series "What Would You Do?" at ABC's Lincoln Square Productions for 7 seasons. He has worked on multiple films and TV shows in various roles throughout the years, such as broadcast series "Ugly Betty" and "30 Rock" to cable shows like "Celebrity Ghost Stories" and "Celebrity Close Calls." Additionally, he's cast improv-based/soft-scripted TV specials, limited series, and reality series for broadcast, cable, and streaming networks since 2010, along with scripted independent films and video projects. After 40 North American film festival acceptances, his short film "Sticks" is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video, and his next short "Family History" will be screening at festivals in late 2020 and throughout 2021. He co-hosts and produces the entertainment podcast "Add This To Your List," and his most recent stage credits include: The Laramie Project (Clocktower Players, Irvington, NY), You Can’t Take It With You (St. Jean’s Players, NYC), Night of the Living Dead Live! (interACT Theatre Productions, NJ), and Dog Sees God (AlphaNYC Theater Co., NYC). He graduated from Fordham University and received a certificate in Producing from NYU’s School of Professional Studies. mjp-pov.com