THE MODULAR: The newsletter of the CalArts School of Theater
March 7-13, 2016

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THE JUDGMENT OF FOOLS
Thru Mar 12. Atwater Village.
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Directed by Deena Selenow (D/13); scenic design by Mark Kanieff [ScD/15]; costume design by Lena Sands [CD/15]
DREAM BOY
Thru Mar 20. Celebration.
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Sound design by Becca Kessin [SoD/07]
COLONY COLLAPSE
Thru Mar 20. Boston Court.
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Directed by Jessica Kubzansky [D/94]
DREAM CATCHER
Thru Mar 21. Fountain.
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With Elizabeth Frances [A/08] and Brian Tichnell [A/11]
CLOUD 9
Thru Apr 24. Antaeus.
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With Adam J. Smith [Fac]
BROKEN FENCES
Thru Apr 3. Road Theatre.
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With Donna Simone Johnson [A/14]


 
SMOKEFALL
Thru Mar 13. MCC, NYC.
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Costumes by Ásta Bennie Hostetter [CD/12]
BUT I CD ONLY WHISPER
Thru Mar 14. Flea Theater, NYC.
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With Toussaint Jeanlouis [A/09]
BURIED CHILD
Thru Mar 30. New Group, NYC.
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With Ed Harris [A/75]
THE WAY WEST
Thru Apr 3. Labyrinth, NYC.
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Costumes by Ásta Bennie Hostetter [CD/12]
THE UNFORTUNATES
Thru Apr 10. A.C.T., San Francisco.
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With Eddie Lopez [A/07]

JOB: PUPPETEER AT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LA COUNTY
The Natural History Museum of LA seeks a part-time puppeteer to operate a full suit Tyrannasaurus Rex puppet for their Dinosaur Encounters Program. Info.
INTERNSHIPS: CENTER THEATRE GROUP
Due Mar 18.
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Paid internship in technical direction.
INTERNSHIPS: ORCHARD PROJECT
Due Apr 1. Info.
The Orchard Project is seeking apprentices to spend five weeks taking classes and workshops and creating their own work with some of the world's most exciting fellow artists.


Diona Reasonover Cast Opposite Courteney Cox in Fox Comedy Pilot 

   Diona Reasonover [A/09] has been cast in Charity Case, Courteney Cox’s Fox pilot. She will play Cox’s on-screen assistant in the comedy. Charity Case revolves around Hailey (Cox), who inherits her late billionaire husband’s charity but quickly finds that changing the world is far less glamorous than she had imagined. Reasonover will play Kara, Hailey’s new assistant at the charity foundation’s headquarters. The character is described as upbeat, idealistic to a fault and thrilled to have landed the job, but she’s in for a rude shock after getting to see Hailey up close and personal.
   Charity Case also stars Kyle Bornheimer, Isiah Whitlock, Jr. and Dan Gill. Cox will pull double duty as an exec producer, along with writer Robert Padnick, who penned the pilot and James Griffiths, who is set to direct. ABC Studios and 20th Century Fox are producing.
   Reasonover most recently starred in TBS comedy Clipped. The writer-actress is currently a staff writer on TruTV’s sketch comedy series Adam Ruins Everything. She is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment and Michael Auerbach of Jackoway Tyerman.
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Virginia Grise Selected For 50 Playwrights Project

Virginia Grise [WFP/09] has been selected as part of The 50 Playwrights Project, a digital resource dedicated to contemporary Latina/o playwrights and other teatro allies, created by Dr. Trevor Boffone. The 50 Playwrights Project is engaged in filling the gaps about contemporary Latina/o theatre artists. It serves as a dramaturgical and pedagogical database for artists, educators, scholars, and students who are looking for more online information about playwrights: where they are from, how they identify, what they are working on, what advice would they give to aspiring artists, and links to relevant online resources. Inspired by Adam Szymkowicz’s “I Interview Playwrights” series, the first iteration of the project features 50 short, to-the-point interviews with contemporary playwrights working in the Latina/o theatre movement. Grise's interview, in which she cites her training at CalArts as laying the foundation for her career, can be read here.

CBS Diversity Institute Holds On-Campus Gathering

Top executives from CBS Entertainment recently met with about 25 School of Theater students to discuss diversity inititiatives, paid internships, and career opportunities. The CBS Diversity Institute is designed to provide program participants with access to the decision making process in network television both in front of and behind the camera. Programs include Writers Mentoring and Fellowship Programs, which focus on opening doors and providing access to network executives and show runners; the Directing Initiative, which facilitates professional on-set observing opportunities for aspiring directors of diverse backgrounds; Talent Showcases, which spotlight emerging talent and are the doorway for many to professional success; the Daytime Initiative, which enhance access for actors of color to the daytime drama talent pool; and Actors Career Workshops, which help actors hone their audition skills.
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