Monthly Archives: February 2010

“Art of Murder” Opening at GRCC Tonight

As you know, Actors’ Theatre is fortunate enough to be located on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College.  Please support the GRCC Players and come out and see Art of Murder, performing this weekend Thursday – Saturday, Feb. 25-27.

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GRAM Conversations – Panel: Theatre in Grand Rapids

Check it out!  Conversations in theatre this Friday night at the GRAM:

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Founders and managing directors of local theatres—from Actors’ to Super Happy Funtime Burlesque—participate in a panel discussion about the state of theatre in our community today and where it might be heading. This is moderated by Shelley Irwin, WGVU Radio. (Panelists include Fred Sebulske, Amy McFadden, Corey Ruffin, Rachel Finan and Penny Notter.)

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Actors’ Theatre Announces Changes on the Horizon

Kyle Amanda Dutkiewicz will resign as Managing Director of Actors’ Theatre at the end of their 2009-2010 season.

“It has been an honor to see the mission of Actors’ Theatre move forward and to be at the forefront of projects such as Seven Passages and our collaborations with the Grand Rapids Community College. The work done at Actors’ makes an impact on our community and allows our audiences to be challenged with thought-provoking theater that promotes dialogue and also entertains. I look forward to continuing my support of Actors’ Theatre in the years to come as a patron, donor and artistic collaborator. On May 14, 2010, I will resign as Managing Director to explore new career opportunities. I look forward to the exciting transition ahead both for Actors’ Theatre and myself.”
– Kyle Amanda Dutkiewicz

“Kyle has done an excellent job in her three years leading Actors’ through difficult economic times.  Her organizational skills have kept the theatre on a steady course as it has faced continuing challenges to keep ticket costs low and keeping “off-Broadway” theatre alive and well in West Michigan.   The quality of the productions has remained high and the adherence to the mission of the theatre during her tenure has never wavered. These are challenging times for theatres in Michigan and her leadership during this time has made Actors’ Theatre stronger and more committed to its future. I am sure that her future career will be a bright one and I wish her well in the new challenges she seeks.”
– Fred Sebulske, Founder of Actors’ Theatre

“Kyle’s tenure at Actors’ Theatre has helped us grow in many ways.  We will miss her thoughtful stewardship, enthusiastic creativity, and unending energy she invested these last three years.  During these extremely challenging economic times, she has moved the theatre forward in terms of professionalism, organization, and artistic excellence. We wish her nothing but the best in all of her future endeavors.”
– Lisa Baars, Board President

The Board of Actors’ Theatre will take the mission forward that began with Fred Sebulske and continued with Kyle Amanda Dutkiewicz, bringing our community the best in entertaining, innovative, challenging and thought-provoking theatre. We believe in the inclusion of all.

Actors’ Theatre 29th Season

TopDog/Underdog, September 24- October 3
Frozen, December 3- December 12
Mr. Marmalade, January 28- February 6
The Little Dog Laughed, March 18- March 27
The Drawer Boy, May 13- May 22

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GRAM Conversations: Works in Progress

Check it out!  Conversations in theatre this Friday night at the GRAM:

7:00 – 8:00 pm
Readings from two new plays:The Color Line by Stephanie Sandberg, An exploration of race in Grand Rapids.

Rust: A Devised Play by Austin Bunn, Jennifer Fawcett and Sean Lewis. After the close of the GM plant in Wyoming, what happens to the people who make things when we stop making things? Featuring musical performances by Rob Karel and Stephen Grey

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LOTE Script Submissions Due Today!

Actors Theatre Grand Rapids Living on the EdgePlease note: today is the deadline for all script submissions for Actors’ Theatre ten-minute play festival, Living On The Edge.  The theme for this year is “Making Art, Making Money.”

The Actors’ Theatre Living on the Edge committee will read all scripts and select fifteen that will be read at a public reading.  Be sure and join us for this reading – all are welcome!  It will be held on March 20, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Spectrum Theater.

The final five finalists will see their scripts  presented in full production in June 2010 in the “black box” performance space (Room 201 – Spectrum Theater Building).

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Feeling Creative? Living On The Edge VII

Living On The Edge Call For Scripts

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