Rock the Line at Venus Theatre, Sep 15-Oct 9

Rock the Line at Venus Theatre, Sep 15-Oct 9

ROCK THE LINE BY KATHLEEN WARNOCK

September 15 – October 9, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.

Location: Venus Theatre Play Shack.

On a raw winter day in the parking lot of a Rust Belt rock club, the faithful gather to celebrate their heroine, Patti Roxx, leader of The Wanderers. From near and far they travel, and they wait all day to be the first on line, stand closest to the stage, to commune with a rock goddess whose words and music shape, and sometimes save, their lives. As the day wears on, secrets are told, alliances made and tested, and ultimately, one has to decide whether to walk away alone.

Tickets are $20. Buy tickets here.

Garbage Kids at Venus Theatre, May 19-June 12

Garbage Kids at Venus Theatre, May 19-June 12

GARBAGE KIDS BY JAYME KILBURN

May 19 – June 12, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.

Location: Venus Theatre Play Shack.

Belly and Scuzzy are friends; friends who have been abandoned by their parents, live in and out of foster care, and have a hard time feeling normal. Act one is a memory play experienced through the lens of its main characters. The play begins in a waiting room. Belly and Scuzzy sit anxiously waiting for their arms or legs to be cut off, they’re not sure which. Belly returns from the doctor’s office with a gaping hole in his arm, Scuzzy with a piece of candy. As Belly and Scuzzy grow into adulthood, Scuzzy befriends a lonely woman who pesters her to take the place of her daughter. While Belly struggles with perfecting his street singing, ultimately giving up his aspirations for a job at KFC. Act two focuses on adulthood, in real-time. Belly and Scuzzy’s relationship is put under duress, the two ultimately finding that they are a harsh reminders of the other’s inadequacy and loneliness.

Tickets are $20. Buy tickets here.

Tags: Venus Theatre Play Shack, Laurel Maryland, Garbage Kids, Jayme Kilburn

Fur at Venus Theatre, Mar 17-Apr 10

Fur at Venus Theatre, Mar 17-Apr 10

FUR BY MIGDALIA CRUZ

March 17 – April 10, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.

Location: Venus Theatre Play Shack.

Fur is the story of Citrona, a hirsute young woman who is purchased by Michael at a sideshow to be his bride. Michael has a fetish for animals and runs a pet shop in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles which has become a giant sand pit. He hires Nena, an animal trapper to catch and bring food to the caged Citrona. But Citrona falls in love with Nena who’s in love with Michael. A tragi-comic triangular retelling of the Beauty & the Beast where the beast wins.

Tickets are $20. Buy tickets here.

Auditions for Fur at the Venus Theatre, January 23 & 24

Auditions for Fur at the Venus Theatre, January 23 & 24

Auditions for Fur

Auditions for Fur will be held at the Venus Theatre in Laurel, MD on Saturday, January 23, and Sunday, January 24 at 2pm.

Auditions run Saturday Jan 23, 2016 and Sunday Jan 24, 2016 from 2-6 on the half hours. Please include desired auditioned date and time in your email.

FUR by Migdalia Cruz

Fur will be the first installation in the Sweet 16: Groovy Young Things season at Venus Theatre.

Rehearsal: February 15 – March 16. Mon-Fri weeknight rehearsals with possible Saturday workshop

Production: March 17 – April 10, 2016 – Th, Fri, Sat at 8 and Sat, Sun at 3. Actor call is one hour before performance.

All rehearsals and performances to be held at The Venus Theatre Play Shack. 21 C Street. Laurel, MD 20707

To schedule an audition please send electronic headshot and resume to deb@venustheatre.org along with a preferred audition time.

SEEKING:
A hirsute woman. 20’s-30’s must be trained in challenging and poetic language. Must be trained in extreme movement. Possible nudity. Graphic sexual language. Primal acts.

A leading man. 30’s-40’s must be trained in challenging and poetic language. Must be trained in extreme movement. Looking for internal vulnerability. The kind usually forbidden when it comes to masculinity in our culture.

For more information see: http://www.venustheatre.org/.

Raw at Venus Theatre, Oct 22-Nov 15

Raw at Venus Theatre, Oct 22-Nov 15

Raw
by Amy Bernstein
Venus Theatre World Premiere
Directed by Deborah Randall

Location: Venus Theatre Play Shack.

Opens October 22, 2015
Closes November 15, 2015
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm.

Description: Eliza’s dairy farm is under siege: by Caroline, the documentary film-making, grudge-holding heifer she allows into her house to bear witness, for a fee; by Harriet, her inheritance-deprived sister; and by the bacteria lurking in the raw milk lying in wait for daughter Jamie. Woe descends on Red Robin Farm.

About the playwright: Amy Bernstein’s short comedies and dramas have been read and produced in New York City; Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Lexington, KY and elsewhere. She has twice been selected for readings at the Baltimore Playwrights Festival and was chosen to participate in intensive playwright workshops at the 2011 Association of Theaters for Higher Education (ATHE) Conference and at the Inkwell Theater in D.C. in 2012. A one-minute play was selected for production and videotaping in an annual short-play festival produced in Leeds, England. Amy is also a regular contributor of short dramatic WORK to the annual Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival and Free Fall Baltimore.

Tickets: Buy here.