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Propose to Direct for Front Row’s 2016-2017 Season!

Front Row is excited to announce that we are now accepting director proposals for our entire 2016-2017 season!

If you wish to propose, please submit an electronic copy of the script along with your proposal. Your proposal should discuss your vision of the production, why it is appropriate for FTC, and why you want to direct for FTC. You should also be prepared to answer the following questions in your proposal and at your interview: How is the proposed production socially relevant? Do you have any ideas for a related community service project the production staff could engage in?

You may propose for more than one season! Submissions for our NSO, Fall, Winter and Spring shows will be due by midnight on Saturday, April 9th. All proposals should be sent to our Chair, Jessica Schwarz, at jschwar@sas.upenn.edu.

We select our season by director, not by show, so although you will be proposing one particular show to us, please have other shows in mind! We’d love to have a broad range of shows for our season. Comedies, dramedies, psycho-thrillers and musicals, Front Row does it all! We also accept proposals for student-written work.

Looking for inspiration? Past shows include:

NSO: Ordinary Days, Edges, The Last Five Years, and Zanna Don’t

Winter: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Venus in Fur, Cabaret, God of Carnage, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Fall and Spring: From Up Here, Tribes, All My Sons, The Shadow Box, Rabbit Hole, The Lion in Winter, The Children’s Hour, Proof,  Bug, At Home at the Zoo, No Exit, Speed-the-Plow, Copenhagen, Stop Kiss, and Equus.

Contact our Chair, Jessica Schwarz, at jschwar@sas.upenn.edu, with any questions or if you anticipate any problems meeting the deadline.

FTC ❤

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FTC Presents: From Up Here

Play by LIZ FLAHIVE
Directed by ESTHER COHEN
Produced by CARSON HOUSE

Kenny Barrett did something that has everyone worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his mother is struggling with a rocky start to her second marriage and a surprise visit from her estranged sister. A new play about a family limping out the door in the morning and coming home no matter what.

Thursday, March 31 @ 6:45 pm
Friday, April 1 @ 7 pm
Saturday, April 2 @ 2pm
In Houston Hall Class of ’49

$8 on the walk, $10 at the door OR buy your tickets online!!

Front Row Announces its 2016-17 Board!

Front Row is so excited to announce our new 2016-17 Board!
Jessica Schwarz – Chair
Adam Mansell – Vice Chair
Sonya Kaiser – Technical Director
Greg Olberding – Social Chair
David deLacoste-Azizi – Treasurer
Hannah Spear – Secretary
Tess Speranza and Haley Mankin – Co-Digital Directors
Chris Powell – Community Liaison
Jenna Miller – Membership Coordinator
We are so honored to have a role in making TAC-e’s 2016-17 Season come to life!

Front Row’s School Supply Drive!

Please join Front Row Theatre Company in collecting supplies for Morton Elementary School’s MicroSociety project. The public school in South West Philadelphia was chosen to participate in an interdisciplinary project that encourages children to take ownership of their education by creating and running their own businesses, and Front Row would like to provide them with the resources to do so. Supplies needed for the student’s businesses include any cleaning supplies, plastic kitchenware, sports equipment, crafting supplies, nail supplies, and more.

Join us in the Harrison Mezzanine on Wednesday 2/10 at 5pm for free pizza with a donation!

OR

Receive a discounted ticket when you see FTC’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead 2/11, 2/12, and 2/13 at 7pm in the Heyer Sky Lounge.

FTC Presents: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Play by TOM STOPPARD
Directed by SARAH ZEROD
Produced by GREG OLBERDING

In a world where heads always wins and pirates can happen to anyone, this fabulously inventive, existentialist tragicomedy thrusts two of Shakespeare’s most incidental characters into the limelight. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have been summoned to Elsinore by the king. Their purpose: to glean what afflicts Hamlet. The intrepid, if somewhat bewildered, travelers make their journey, meeting a ragtag group of players along the way. Unsure of both the game and the rules, the until-now-unsung heroes are destined for a more chilling end.

Thursday, February 11 @ 7pm
Friday, February 12 @ 7pm
Saturday, February 13 @ 7pm
Heyer Sky Lounge, Harrison College House
$8 on Locust, $10 at the door
*IF YOU BRING SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO THE SHOW YOU WILL GET THE WALK PRICE*

Front Row Proudly Presents the Cast of From Up Here

We are proud to announce the cast of our Spring 2016 show, Liz Flahive’s From Up here!

Kenny: Patrick Loftus
Grace: Antonia Diener
Caroline: Katie Fink
Daniel: TBD
Lauren: Becca Taichman
Charlie: Danny Fradin
Kate: Savannah Lambert
Mr. Goldberger / Officer Stevens: Justin Lee
Want to get involved with this amazingly fun show? Come out for tech interviews on Friday, January 29 from 2pm to 6pm and Saturday, January 30 from 4pm to 7pm! No experience necessary; we hope to see you there!

Auditions and Tech Interviews for From Up Here!

This spring FTC is excited to present From Up Here!

We need talented actors and committed techies! Auditions will be January 24th and 25th in the Harrison Basement. You don’t need to bring or prepare anything for auditions or – just stop by at some point on either of the scheduled days!

Synopsis:

Kenny Barrett did something that has everyone worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his mother is struggling with a rocky start to her second marriage and a surprise visit from her estranged sister. A new play about a family limping out the door in the morning and coming home no matter what.

From Up Here
Play by Liz Flahive
Directed by Esther Cohen
Produced by Carson House

Auditions:
Sunday, January 24 from 2pm-6pm
Monday, January 25 from 8pm-midnight
Harrison Basement

Tech Interviews:
Friday, January 29 from 2pm-6pm in the Harrison Mezzanine
Saturday, January 30 from 4pm-7pm in the Platt Performing Arts House Lobby