April 2010 Newsletter
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We're going to start scheduling auditions for the three June productions. The plays are: N.I.C.E., Dickinson, and Eliot. These are AEA Showcase productions that will run in rep between June 1st and June 21st at the Producer's Club. Initial auditions will be on 5 May, with callbacks on 6 and 7 May. Rehearsals run May 8th through May 31st during the day. Everything's in NYC midtown. One of the productions is a musical, and two are plays. You can learn more about them by clicking on the link below. If you're interested in auditioning, email me your resume and headshot (william@aitheater.org) and I'll forward them to Kate, who will be scheduling the auditions.

Learn more about the plays
Monthly Play Reading Series
Next Reading

Saturday, 3 April, 5 PM - 7:30 PM (arrive at 4:30 PM)
13518 Jamul Drive, Jamul, CA 91935
Refreshments will be served

Tempestuous, a comedy based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, by William Roetzheim

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is moved to a modern setting and retold from the perspective of Ariel. When an orphaned girl (Ariel) is rescued from a life on the streets, she discovers that her rescuer (Prospero) has the power and ruthlessness to manipulate everyone and everything around him. She must band together with the other characters in the play to defeat Prospero's control, but ultimately, only by being willing to sacrifice everything can she overcome his power.

Moderator: Brenda McFarlane

Future Readings

Saturday, 1 May, 5 PM - 7 PM (arrive at 4:30 PM)

The Pie Dialogues by Joseph Lauinger

A heart warming comedy about raising a child in today's society. "The Pie Dialogues" is one of the plays included in the forthcoming anthology, "Regional best 2011."

Learn more about the reading series here
Poetry Corner
by William Roetzheim
Well, I finally agreed to go and get my hearing tested. Sure enough, the audiologist said that I'd lost enough hearing from my flying days to give me "the ears of an 85 year old man." Of course, this wasn't really a surprise. Here's a poem I wrote several years ago about hearing loss. If you're into these things, notice the iambic rhythm in the poem.

Fading into Background

The murmurs were the first to go,
those eavesdropped conversations
moving here and there within a crowded room.
And soon I lost discussions
from across a crowded table
at loud and boisterous weddings,
gone to background noise
like waterfalls, and for my part
just nods and smiles,
nothing but nods and smiles.

And then my wife as translator,
“What did she say?”
“What did he say?”
Until I found
it didn’t really matter what they said,
when nods and smiles will say enough.
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Calendar
Reading Series:
3 April, 5 PM, Tempestuous, by William Roetzheim
1 May, 5 PM, The Pie Dialogues by Joseph Lauinger
All readings at 13518 Jamul Drive, Jamul, CA 91935

Dickinson
The Grand Theatre
358 West 44TH ST
New York, NY 10036
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 03, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 05, 2010 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 2:00 PM
Friday, June 11, 2010 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 13, 2010 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 19, 2010 2:00 PM

Dickinson will then move to the Midtown International Theater Festival during July. Dates TBD.

T.S. Eliot
The Grand Theatre
358 West 44TH ST
New York, NY 10036
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 2:00 PM
Friday, June 04, 2010 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 06, 2010 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 12, 2010 2:00 PM
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 19, 2010 8:00 PM

N.I.C.E.
The Grand Theatre
358 West 44TH ST
New York, NY 10036
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 05, 2010 2:00 PM
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 12, 2010 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:00 PM
Friday, June 18, 2010 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 20, 2010 3:00 PM

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About William Roetzheim
William Roetzheim is an award winning poet, playwright, and
writer. He began his career in the fine arts in 2001 after retiring from the technology industry. Since that time he has founded a highly aclaimed small press, written or edited several award winning books, directed and produced fifteen spoken word audio CDs, and with his wife Marianne, started an art focused Bed and Breakfast outside of San Diego.
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