“Breaking Spines” w/ SEMINAR: The Travis Collins Edition!

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Week two of SEMINAR kicks off this Thursday, May 5th! Don’t miss this sexy and uproarious new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, that follows four aspiring young novelists who sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure.

We’ve been spending some blog time introducing you to the cast and crew of SEMINAR by way of their literary tastes. And next up is our wonderful props designer, Travis Collins!

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What was your favorite book as a child?

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

What’s your favorite book as an adult? 

Wheel of Time: A Memory of Light

What book are you reading at this moment?

Dresden Files: White Knight, A Tale of Two Cities

What book did you hate that most people love?

I hate To Kill a Mockingbird. Really any book I had to read for school.

Who is your favorite character in literature?

Mat Cauthon from the Wheel of Time series, because he always finds himself in bad situations but somehow he makes the best of them and comes out on top.

“Breaking Spines” w/ SEMINAR: The Kaci Brock Edition!

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Week two of SEMINAR kicks off this Thursday, May 5th! Don’t miss this sexy and uproarious new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, that follows four aspiring young novelists who sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure.

We’ve been spending some blog time introducing you to the cast and crew of SEMINAR by way of their literary tastes. And next up is our fantastic Stage Manager, Kaci Brock!

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What was your favorite book as a child?

Anything by Dr. Seuss.

What book are you reading at this moment?

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

What book did you hate that most people love?

I hate Fifty Shades of Grey!

What’s the last book you started but didn’t finish?

The Casual Vacancy

Who is your favorite author?

I like Rick Riordan. He writes for many different audiences and he is able to keep my attention.

“Breaking Spines” w/ SEMINAR: The Nick Gosen Edition!

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Renegade Theater Company’s regional premiere of SEMINAR is just 1 day away! Opening night features a post-show party with $2 Bent Paddle Beers, delicious food from the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe and a chance to meet and mingle with cast and crew (thanks to season sponsor Bent Paddle, opening night sponsor Duluth Barrel Works and show sponsor Whole Foods Co-op for the party and good times)!

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To get you ready for this funny, fierce and sexy dive into the cut-throat, violent and vulgar world of fiction writers, we’re spending a little blog time introducing you to our stellar cast and crew, and giving you a peek into what makes them tick, literature-wise.

If you missed our other installments catch up HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE. Next up is the sound designer of  SEMINAR, Nick Gosen!

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What was your favorite book as a child?

Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa

What’s your favorite book as an adult?

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

What book are you reading at this moment?

Gumption by Nick Offerman

 

What’s the last book you started but didn’t finish?

Naked by David Sedaris

Who is your favorite character in literature?

Satan would be my favorite literary character, there are so many different ways to portray that figure and so many authors have done interesting or creative interpretations that it has forever shaped life and ideas for generations of people. John Milton in Paradise Lost, Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, and Mark Twain in The Mysterious Stranger, have a few of my favorite versions of this character.

Who is your favorite author? 

Eric Van Lustbader, he is so flexible in his styles and genres, how he can create a world and make every part of it come alive and have you feel it to your very essence. He is one of the few authors that I can have a visceral reaction to their work, from touching and heartfelt to actual terror of a killer on the street.

“Breaking Spines” w/ SEMINAR: The Jon Brophy Edition!

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Renegade Theater Company’s regional premiere of SEMINAR is just 3 days away! Opening night features a post-show party with $2 Bent Paddle Beers, delicious food from the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe and a chance to meet and mingle with cast and crew (thanks to season sponsor Bent Paddle, opening night sponsor Duluth Barrel Works and show sponsorWhole Foods Co-op for the party and good times)!

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To get you ready for this funny, fierce and sexy dive into the cut-throat, violent and vulgar world of fiction writers, we’re spending a little blog time introducing you to our stellar cast and crew, and giving you a peek into what makes them tick, literature-wise.

If you missed our other installments catch up HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE. Next up is the lighting designer of  SEMINAR, Jon Brophy!

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What was your favorite book as a child?

The Redwall series by Brian Jacques

What’s your favorite book as an adult?

The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop

What book are you reading at this moment?

Eragon

What book did you love that most people hate?

I loved Atlas Shrugged, which has a pretty heavy hate group.

What’s the last book you started but didn’t finish?

A Game of Thrones

Who is your favorite author?

Terry Pratchett. His books create such a fluid reality that they can take you anywhere at the same time that they are commenting on the state of the world.

“Breaking Spines” w/ SEMINAR: The Lawrence Lee Edition!

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Renegade Theater Company’s regional premiere of SEMINAR is just 4 days away! Opening night features a post-show party with $2 Bent Paddle Beers, delicious food from the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe and a chance to meet and mingle with cast and crew (thanks to season sponsor Bent Paddle, opening night sponsor Duluth Barrel Works and show sponsor Whole Foods Co-op for the party and good times)!

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To get you ready for this funny, fierce and sexy dive into the cut-throat, violent and vulgar world of fiction writers, we’re spending a little blog time introducing you to our stellar cast and crew, and giving you a peek into what makes them tick, literature-wise.

If you missed our other installments catch up HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE. Next up the director of SEMINAR, Lawrence Lee!

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What was your favorite book as a child?

“Are You My Mother?” by P. D. Eastman

 

What’s your favorite book as an adult?

“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” by Douglas Adams

 

What book are you reading at this moment (be honest)?

“Locally Laid” by Lucie B. Amundsen

 

What book did you love that most people hate?

“Dune” by Frank Herbert (seems like I’m alone in my friend group in loving it)

 

What’s the last book you started but didn’t finish?

I don’t remember, but I struggled to finish “Foucault’s Pendulum.”

 

Who is your favorite character in literature? Why?

Alice, because I like a little absurdism with my logic.

 

Who is your favorite author? Why?

Douglas Adams, because he wrote “The ships hung in the sky in much the same way bricks don’t,” which I believe to be one of the best sentences ever produced in the English language.

SEMINAR Opening Night Celebration – April 28th

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Bent Paddle Brewing Co. and Duluth Barrel Works invite you to join them in the Zeitgeist Arts Atrium for the Seminar Opening Night Party on Thursday, April 28th immediately following the opening night performance.

 

Your ticket to opening night gets you into the after-party where you’ll mingle with the cast and crew of SEMINAR while you enjoy delicious food from the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe and $2 Bent Paddles while supplies last!

 

SEMINAR is a provocative and biting comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck in which four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. In this sexy and uproarious new play,the wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience.

 

April 28-30, May 5-7 & 12-14, 2016
All shows at 8pm

 

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Seminar Audition Reminder – Download Sides Now!

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Renegade Theater Company announces OPEN AUDITIONS for the next show in their 2016 season, SEMINAR!

In this provocative and biting comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. In this sexy and uproarious new comedy, the wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience.

AUDITION INFORMATION

WHEN: Saturday, January 23rd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Teatro Zuccone stage in downtown Duluth

PREPARE: No need to prepare a monologue. We will be reading scenes from the play. All audition scenes can be downloaded at renegadetheatercompany.org

CALLBACKS:  If needed, will be on Saturday, January 30th from 1:00 – 4:00

DOWNLOAD THE Seminar Audition Packet

DOWNLOAD THE Seminar Sides

Auditions for SEMINAR – Jan 23rd

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Renegade Theater Company announces OPEN AUDITIONS for the next show in their 2016 season, SEMINAR!

In this provocative and biting comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. In this sexy and uproarious new comedy, the wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience.

AUDITION INFORMATION

WHEN: Saturday, January 23rd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Teatro Zuccone stage in downtown Duluth

PREPARE: No need to prepare a monologue. We will be reading scenes from the play. All audition scenes can be downloaded at renegadetheatercompany.org

CALLBACKS:  If needed, will be on Saturday, January 30th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

DOWNLOAD: Seminar Audition Packet