Festival Playhouse Newsletter- Week 6 SP’21

Internships available!
Check out Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, MI: bluelake.org as well as Meadow Brook Theatre, MI.
Stop by and check out the postings on the bulletin boards near the main office for more information and ideas!

Art Hop tonight!-Friday, May 7. Enjoy a walk downtown to the different galleries. Jon’s studio, Combat Ready Art, is in the Park Trades Building.

Monkapult–Sat., May 15—outdoors! Stay tuned for more details!

Water by the Spoonful tickets: There are only a small number/night, so don’t miss the chance to see live theatre in person! Streaming options are also available. Please spread the word to your family and friends—and faculty! Check out our website for more info.

Ushers needed for Water by the Spoonful: To do our play, we need ushers! It’s a fun job with small time commitment! Please contact House Manager Daniel Whitcomb ’21 for more information.

Great music—live with the band, Blueback! Mark the dates for two gigs so far this summer. Please come if you can:
a.     Wednesday July 7, 2021 5:30pm-8:30pm: Beats on Bates in downtown Kalamazoo.

b.     Saturday July 17, 2021 6pm-9pm: Bourbon, BBQ, and Blues in Coloma -Mountain Road Estate Vineyard in Coloma, MI (more info on this as it becomes available)

More info. here.

Video footage needed: If you’ve got short clips you are able to share, we’d love to have some candids on our website! We also have been invited to submit videos to Theatre Kalamazoo (aka, TK!) for inclusion in two different professional videos we’re working on, so don’t miss this chance to celebrate what we do here in theatre at K. Send to festivalplayhouse@gmail.com with subject line, “VIDEO” by Wed., May 12.

Current students’ plans this summer (PLEASE SEND YOUR UPDATES to the TAO Staff too at festivalplayhouse@gmail.com, subject line, “UPDATE”):

Angela Mammel ’22: I’ll be working at the Ghostlight Theatre in Benton Harbor as the Scenic Design Intern for their second-ever season! I’ll also be helping with administrative duties during my internship, as well as filling various crew positions as needed throughout the three shows they’re doing that line up with K’s summer break (The Light in the PiazzaGuess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, and Much Ado About Nothing). 

Teyia Artis’21 has been hired to be the production manager for FaceOff Theatre Company (which, by the way, was co-founded by Bianca Washington!) and Ynika Yuag ’21 has also been hired as a director! 

Milan Levy ’23 will return to NYC to continue working for the Lee Strasberg Institute this summer before heading off for study abroad in Australia next winter/spring.​

Congratulations to you all!!!

Green Room and Seminar Library makeovers: Did you know we are updating these two special places? Check them out when you’re in the building…it’s exciting to see what is happening here! Thanks to Teyia, Ellie and Angela for spearheading these efforts!

That’s it for now—have a great weekend!

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