BULL, MOBY DICK, PETUNIA & CHICKEN and More Set for Know Theatre's 2013-14 Season
Know Theatre has announced nearly a full calendar year of programming as a part or our new programming model. Several months ago Know Theatre enacted our new strategic plan which moves us away from the traditional season model allowing us more flexibility in how we approach our programming.
Know Theatre has recently become a part of the National New Play Network [NNPN] as an Associate Member. The National New Play Network is the country's alliance of nonprofit theatres that champions the development, production and continued life of new plays. NNPN strives to pioneer, implement and disseminate ideas and programs that revolutionize the way theatres collaborate to support new plays and playwrights. Producing Artistic Director, Eric Vosmeier says, "Membership in NNPN is something that Know Theatre has sought for several years and we're proud to be part of this organization. Know Theatre has been working in the realm of premiere work for years and this is an important step for us as we continue to expand our offerings and make strong connections on The National Theatre scene."
This slate of shows includes Steve Yockey's Pluto, which will be a world premiere as a part of NNPN's Rolling World Premiere, which seeks to achieve multiple productions of one play at a series of theatres across the country. The Other Theatres participating in this premiere are: Actors Express in Atlanta, GA; Forum Theatre in Silver Spring, MD; and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre in Orlando, FL.
The fall kicks off with Bull, the companion piece to Mike Bartlett's COCK, which Know Theatre produced this past spring. This December, Know Theatre will be back at Arnold's with our new, but sure to be holiday classic, The Naughty List featuring OTRimprov. We're also bringing back several Fringe artists as a part of our ongoing Fringe Encore series and have a number of other special events lined up throughout the year.
Vosmeier says, "I'm thrilled to be able to attack a full year of programming under our new strategic plan. This will be an opportunity to see if what we believe about the plan can be put into practice. We've got some amazing plays and some invigorating plans for the organization this year."
Running with the bulls, nice guys get gored.
The hazards of office life in a cut-throat economy are explored in this brutally funny play by Mike Bartlett. A companion piece to COCK (produced by Know Theatre in the Spring of 2013), the show features the same stripped down aesthetic: no props, no scenery, allowing for an intense focus on the text, the characters, and the relationships.
Three mid-level executives are pitted against each other competing just two positions in their department. Alliances are formed, and the weak are rooted out. There is no room for mercy in a world driven by profit and success.
"We are excited to be the first theatre in the country to produce both COCK and Bull. We first heard about Bull while we were rehearsing our production of COCK. When I heard, I immediately starting inquiring about performance rights and we were able to lock them in. Bartlett's writing is concise and the style of these shows leaves a great deal in the minds of the audiences to fill in. We love this kind of simple but challenging work."
Director - BrIan Robertson
Starring - George Alexander
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the week of your performance.
Running November 1-November 30 with performances Thursday-Saturday evenings at 8pm, and one matinee on Sunday, November 17 at 3 pm. Flex-passes are valid for this event.
The Naughty List at Arnold's Bar & Grill
This December, Know Theatre takes a show off-campus to Arnold's Bar & Grill featuring Jackson Street Market member OTRimprov. Performances will take place in the courtyard at Arnold's Bar & Grill Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings at 8pm from December 1 - 30, 2013.
Join Know Theatre at Arnold's Bar & Grill for a holiday improv show that is a little naughty, and a little nice. Using suggestions from the audience and a mix of long and short form improv, OTRimprov will create some holiday cheer whether you are ready for it or not. Your favorite holiday memories will become their subject matter as they recreate holiday movies and tell you how your life may have been different if you had received that gift. Bring your holiday cheer or your inner Grinch. You decide.