WHAT IS ART?, COLE PORTER AND FRIENDS and More Set for American Stage's 'After Hours' Series, Nov 2013
American Stage Theatre Company's "After Hours" Series continue with five events, Hawk and Wayne's It's a Living!, What is Art?, The Vagina Monologues, Cole Porter & Friends, and Longtime Companion in November. We have everything from cabaret music to a benefit series for a S.A.T.P fundraiser!
SUNDAY COMEDY SERIES:
Hawk and Wayne's It's a Living!
An Improv Comedy Show Based on Work Experiences
Sunday, November 3 @ 6pm
(NEW TIME & NEW SHOW for the 13-14 SEASON)
Inspired by an audience member's suggestion of their place of employment, Hawk and Wayne will take you through an unscripted, hilarious, improvised stream of consciousness complete with bizarre employees, workplace politics and corporate shenanigans with wit, surrealism and non-stop laughs! First Sunday of every month running through August 2014.
ABOUT HAWK AND WAYNE:
GAVIN HAWK is a native of the Los Angeles area. He trained in improvisation and sketch comedy at The Second City and The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. In addition to improvisation, he currently serves as Artistic Director of A Simple Theatre in St. Petersburg. Acting credits include Barefoot in the Park and The Foreigner (American Stage), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (freeFall Theatre), Hate Mail (Studio@620), Cider House Rules: Parts I & II (California Repertory Company), Gross Indecency (Huntington Theatre) and Over the Tavern II: King O' The Moon (Studio Arena/Pittsburgh Public). He is the Associate Professor of Theatre at Eckerd College and a graduate of The Juilliard School. Gavin is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
Ricky Wayne trained in sketch comedy and improvisation at the famed Groundlings in Los Angeles. Local theatre credits include Opus with (American Stage), Congratulations, Joe! (A Simple Theatre), and Speed-the-Plow (Tampa Bay Players). Some film credits include Real Steel, The Chaos Experiment, SWAT: Firefight, Free Ride, Love and Honor, and Who is Delsin? Television credits include Revolution, Army Wives, The Glades, Charlie's Angels, Treme, Burn Notice, and the new ABC series, Reckless. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors' Equity Association and currently is on the Board of Directors for the Gasparilla International Film Festival. He was raised in the San Francisco East Bay.
Together, HAWK AND WAYNE, combine a unique mixture of the Chicago and West Coast long-form improvisation styles through Hawk's training at Second City Chicago and Wayne's training at Los Angeles' Groundlings. They are currently in their fifth year in residence at Tampa Bay's largest Equity theatre company, American Stage in St. Petersburg, where they have done year long runs of their critically acclaimed shows: The Dumb Show, 321, The Memory, and News of the Weird: Live. They have performed at numerous festivals, Comedy Clubs and theaters throughout the Southeast. Like them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hawkandwayne. They both founded and are directors/educators of American Stage Education's Intensive Improvisation Program.
Tickets: $10 ticket purchase. Performed in our lobby cabaret, where of course, there will be full cash bar service for all our patrons.
THE EMERGING MASTERS PLAYREADING SERIES: (NEW)
What is Art?
By Bill Leavengood
A New Playreading Series by One Selected American Playwright
Monday, November 4 @ 7pm
Art is a lovable Casanova with no other talent than the ability to lie and pass himself off as someone else to the beautiful women he falls for. But he bites off more than he can chew when he impersonates a controversial abstract artist in order to woo a French art devotee. For the artist (hence, Art) has been marked for death by the leader of a fanatic Eastern religious sect offended by his perverse, though abstract, image in the artist's work. Complications mount as a scheming art manager, a ruthless dictator, an uptight sister, a shy super, a manic-depressive sculptor, a fanatic assassin, an NEA official, and Art's dotty, fun-loving mother are thrown into the mix. Will Art find his true calling and love, or become a martyr for his cause? WHAT IS ART? premiered as part of the Reflections Festival of New Plays at the GeVa Theater in Rochester, NY and the at the Court Theater in Los Angeles starring Beverly Hills 91210 star, Ian Ziering.