Monday, September 30, 2013

Soliciting scripts for the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival: April 18

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is soliciting playwrights to submit previously unproduced scripts for its second annual 10-Minute Play Festival. Up to eight scripts will be produced at the festival, May 30-31, 2014, at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette.

* Only residents from the 14-county area served by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation may submit. These counties include Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White.

* Submissions must be sent as a Word document or PDF to steve@lafayettecivic.org

* Playwrights must submit a full script; no synopses or dialogue samples will be considered.

* Submissions must include a title page with the play's title, playwright's name and contact information. The author's name should not appear anywhere on the script.

* The second page of the submission should include a list of characters and the setting.

* Playwrights must use standard margins and 12-point Times New Roman font.

* Plays must last no longer than 10 minutes in performance time. As a guideline, this usually means no more than 10 pages of dialogue. Please read the script to yourself to check its length.

* There is no cost to submit a script. Playwrights are limited to submitting no more than 2 scripts.

* Deadline for submissions: April 18, 2014

* Response date: No later than April 22, 2014

* Probability of being selected: The second annual 10-Minute Play Festival will include no more than eight 10-minute scripts.

* Contract: There are no royalties paid at this time.

* Cast size: Casts with fewer than 5 characters are preferred.

* Content: No restrictions.

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is a community theatre located in downtown Lafayette, Indiana. Its home is the historic Monon Depot Theatre, which has a seating capacity of 155.

During Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival, six scripts were produced June 21-22, 2013: A Humble Path by Steve Martin; Adventures in Mutual Knowledge by Jeremiah Dole; El Loro, el Gato y el Espiritu Santo by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos; Feed Me! by Zachary Baiel; Silent Treatment by Scott Haan; and Welcome to New York by Deborah Gray.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Share Your Thoughts: Antigone


Now that Antigone has closed, share your thoughts about the production.

What will you remember about it? What are your thoughts about the performances? The story and themes? The design? What were the standout moments?

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

In performance: Antigone. Preview on jconline.com


A preview of Antigone appears online at http://www.jconline.com, the website of the Journal & Courier, Greater Lafayette's daily newspaper.

You can read the preview here.

Antigone continues its performances tonight, Sept. 28 and tomorrow, Sept. 29, at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. Tonight's show begins at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. They can be purchased at the box office the night of the show, or by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Opening Night: Antigone. Production photos.











Thanks to Kris Kazmierczak for taking these production photos of Antigone, the first production of the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette

Antigone opens tonight, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Sept. 29. The Saturday show also begins at 7:30 p.m., the Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m. All performances are at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show, or by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.


In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Olivia Murrell, the assistant director.



Olivia Murrell is the assistant director for Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you want to be involved with Antigone?
Olivia Murrell: I read the play last year in English class, and I really liked it. I love Greek tragedies and mythology. I also love directing with Mr. Radtke. This is the third time I've done that.

Q: What does an assistant director do?
O.M.: I help the director, Mr. Radtke, plan the show and decide what the vision will be. The script came with no stage directions, so we had to figure out how to block the show and how to best tell the story. We also figured out the costumes and the set. I also am the stage manager, so I will be calling light cues during the shows.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
O.M.: I'm going with Athena because she's strong willed and independent. She's really wise, and a lot of people in mythology looked up to her. I think that's admirable.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Hope Quattrocki.



Hope Quattrocki plays Ismene in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Hope Quattrocki: I heard a lot of great things about Mr. Radtke as a director, and I was looking for a chance to work with him. I also wanted to gain more acting experience.

Q: Who is Ismene? What is she like?
H.Q.: Ismene is Antigone's older sister. She is the good girl. She follows the path, she doesn't want to do anything that would be considered wrong.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
H.Q.: Athena. She's wonderful.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Aaron Walker.



Aaron Walker plays a Chorus member in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Aaron Walker: I've worked with Mr. Radtke before, and I really like him as a director. He's fun to work with. I jumped on the opportunity to work with someone I know and with a cast I've grown up with at Civic.

Q: What does the Chorus do as a group?
A.W.: We're basically Creon's followers, disciples of all the kings in Thebes. We don't get a say in anything, but we're there if Creon needs support.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
A.W.: Ares, the god of war.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Alysa Cline.



Alysa Cline plays a Chorus member in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Alysa Cline: I love acting. I enjoyed The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood so much that I had to do something else.

Q: What does the Chorus do as a group?
A.C.: We're the consciousness of Creon and everyone on stage. We're partially a narrator.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
A.C.: Probably Athena because she's beautiful like me, and she's the goddess of wisdom.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Maggie Huston.



Maggie Huston plays a Guard in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Maggie Huston: I found out about auditions after I finished doing Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr., and I was desperate to do something else. I really love theatre.

Q: Who is the Guard? What is she like?
M.H.: The Guard is a nervous wreck. If the Guard slips up, she probably will be executed. She's very nervous around Creon.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
M.H.: Probably Hades because he's very menacing. I think he's a good villain, and he's really interesting to read about.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Nicole Johal.



Nicole Johal plays a Chorus member in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Nicole Johal: This is my first Civic play. I just love acting, and I thought it would be a good opportunity because this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I read the script before auditioning, and I thought it was interesting.

Q: What does the Chorus do as a group?
N.J.: We are a single entity, and we are like Creon's or Antigone's mind.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
N.J.: Aphrodite. I just like love, and she seems pretty cool.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Dante Singleton.



Dante Singleton plays Tiresias in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Dante Singleton: I'm a big fan of Greek literature, and I appreciate the writing.

Q: Who is Tiresias? What does he do?
D.S.: Tiresias tries to convince Creon to change his ways before it's too late. But near the end of their scene, Creon starts to insult Tiresias and Tiresias enters a neutral state: "This is going to happen, and if you don't do it this way, then you're done for."

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
D.S.: Odysseus from The Odyssey. Unlike a lot of heroes, he must use his cunning and intelligence and whatever he has with him. He rarely ever has his war materials with him.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Monday, September 23, 2013

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Natalie Long.



Natalie Long plays a Chorus member in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Natalie Long: I really like Greek gods and stuff, and I love the Percy Jackson series. Also, I like tragedies like Romeo and Juliet where they end up killing each other in the end.

Q: Who is the Chorus? What does it do as a group?
N.L.: The Chorus is Creon's train of thought, what he's thinking at the moment.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
N.L.: Either Artemis or Athena. I like Athena because she's really smart. I like Artemis because she kills stuff and will never marry because men are boring.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Maria Guido.



Maria Guido plays Eurydice in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Maria Guido: Antigone is one of my favorite scripts. We read it my sophomore year in Honors English with Karen Henderson at Harrison High School. I fell in love with it; I think it's such a good story.

Q: Who is Eurydice? What is her story?
M.G.: Eurydice is Haemon's mother, Creon's wife. She's the Queen of Thebes because the royals have died. She goes through a lot of turmoil. She's in one scene, and she finds out her son has died. Portraying her in this adaptation, it's all about her grief. This is the second son she has lost and, again, it's because of her husband and his pride. It's a lot for her to take in.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
M.G.: I really like Eurydice. She has her own play, which I encourage people to read. It's fantastic. She goes through a lot of development, starting sort-of proud herself.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Friday, September 20, 2013

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Omar Almakki.



Omar Almakki plays a Chorus member in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Omar Almakki: Neil Radtke is the director. He also directed Retreat!, the Klondike murder mystery dinner theatre. I was in that. Antigone is a really fun play, so I thought, "Sure, I'll audition!"

Q: What does the Chorus do as a group?
O.A.: As a group, the Chorus represents the thoughts of the characters. We're setting the setting and giving the internal monologue of each character.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
O.A.: Probably Hera. I just like her, she's so independent and strong.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Ashlyn Short.



Ashlyn Short plays a Chorus member in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Ashlyn Short: I'm usually in the light, happy plays. I decided to do something more tragic.

Q: What does the Chorus do as a group?
A.S.: We are the consciousness of Creon, Antigone and the main characters. They depend on us to bring the story together.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
A.S.: Zeus is kind of the big guy, but Athena is the goddess of wisdom. I've got to say Athena.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Maggie Pearl.



Maggie Pearl plays a Chorus member in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Maggie Pearl: I really like to act. It's fun, and Civic is great. My best friend, Nicole Johal, was trying out and I thought, "Why not?" Nicole is in the chorus, too.

Q: What does the Chorus do as a group?
M.P.: They guide the audience along in the play, and they tell you what's going on.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
M.P.: Probably Antigone.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.