Dino and Robot Stop a Train by Brad McEntire

 

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DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN

OCTOBER 30 – NOV 1, NOV 6-8, 12-15, & 19-22, 2015

  • WRITTEN and DIRECTED By: Brad McEntire

A press conference is held. Two opposing timelines are pitted against each other: a time-warped robot from the future and a dinosaur from the past defend their involvement in the “recent incident concerning the train.”

CAST

ROBOT: Robert Linder
DINOSAUR: Janelle Schroeder

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WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES: A DRUNKEN MIXTAPE 2015

 

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We All Make Mistakes: A Drunken Mixtape August 21-23,28-30, 2015

Sundown’s 4th Annual(ish) Short Play Festival

CHIVALRY IN FLUX
A young woman is set up on a blind date with a man who has very interesting ideas about how to treat a lady.

  • WRITTEN BY: Drew Maggs
  • CASSIE: Cassie Peters
  • DONATELLO: Bryan Patrick

CLOCKWORKS AND CONSCIOUSNESS
Life is short. Human beings are given an entire time span to truly experience life and happiness, but personal cycles of fear, doubt, or bad habits can prevent us from living a life to its full potential.

  • DIRECTED BY: Jenna Davis Jones
  • HEART: Allison Wainscott
  • BODY: Robert Linder
  • MIND: Janelle Schroder
  • SOUL: Gustavo Rodriguez

CURTAINS
A mixed media performance piece exploring the reasons we hide, where we hide, and at what cost we hide behind various states of being in order to be anyone but who we truly are.

  • CREATED AND PERFORMED BY: Cesar Velasco

DISILLUSIONED
A devised romantic comedy shedding light on two people who struggle with a mental disorder. Can they keep the flame alive, or will they let their struggles get between them?

  • DIRECTED BY: Bethany Burnside
  • WRITTEN BY: Christopher Taylor, Shayleigh Ward, Bethany Burnside
  • JACK: Christopher Taylor
  • JESSICA: Shayleigh Ward

DUET
A movement-based/choreographed piece illustrating the journey a couple takes when one person makes a mistake, and the forgiveness, trust and grace it takes from both in order to move on.

  • DIRECTED BY: Mandy Rausch
  • WOMAN: Mandy Rausch
  • MAN: Sean Holmes

INTERNAL CLOCK
When a wife finds herself at the mercy of an internal clock gone awry, tensions flare and many hours of sleep are lost. What’s the warranty on an internal clock, and who is responsible for fixing it?

  • DIRECTED BY: Chadwick Withers
  • WRITTEN BY: Liesl Ehmke
  • INTERNAL CLOCK: Cooper Wiseman
  • WIFE: Janelle Schroder
  • HUSBAND: Christopher Taylor

MARREN AND THE THREE-LEGGED MOOSE
A drunken night involving a fairy godmother and a bicycle results in a road trip no one expected.

  • DIRECTED BY: Nicole Neely
  • WRITTEN BY: Kelsey Johnson
  • MARREN LITTLE: Janelle Schroder
  • CHARDONNAY LOUISE: Liz Hatter
  • THE HUNGOVER GODMOTHER: Melissa Karol

OUR CHILD
An unexpected pregnancy throws a young, unprepared couple into turmoil. Dreams have to be put on hold or go away completely, and the man and woman must decide whether or not the future for their family is one that contains all three of them.

  • WRITTEN BY: Franky Gonzales
  • DIRECTED BY: Franky Gonzales
  • WOMAN: Allison Wainscott
  • MAN: Logan Thomas

SCISSORS
Clark, a murderer with multiple personalities, battles his guilt while struggling to remain dominant over his other, more insidious sides.

  • DIRECTED BY: Collin Miller
  • WRITTEN BY: Collin Miller
  • CLARK: Cooper Wiseman
  • SCISSORS: Daniel Frank
  • BLIND: Mazher Fidai
  • LUX: Robert Linder

SLEEPWALKERS
A sleepwalking woman has an interesting encounter when she runs into a busy corporate-type in the middle of a street.

  • DIRECTED BY: Mandy Rausch
  • WRITTEN BY: Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell
  • SLEEPWALKER: Bethany Burnside
  • WALKER: Christopher Taylor

TAG
Three graffiti artists run from the cops, finding themselves on the roof of the city’s art institute. As they prepare to tag the building, they are confronted with their own ideas about art and question who is ultimately responsible for their work.

  • DIRECTED BY: Matthew Stepan
  • WRITTEN BY: Laura King
  • JJ: Gustavo Rodriguez
  • PREACHER: Kerri Peters
  • MAGGS: Liz Hatter

VEGGIE LASS
How many times can a person be offered vegetable lasagna before they start to lose their mind?

  • DIRECTED BY: Kayla Freeman
  • WRITTEN BY: Tashina Richardson
  • ONE: Shayleigh Ward
  • TWO: Allison Wainscott

FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill

 

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FAR AWAY

MAY 1-3, 8-10, 2015

  • WRITTEN BY: Caryl Churchill
  • DIRECTED BY: Tashina Richardson

As a child, Joan witnesses a horrific incident involving her uncle, which she is told to ignore for the good of “the cause.” As she grows older, this act proves to be part of a literal world war, with all elements of nature taking sides. Presented promenade-style in a house, Far Away explores how one action can represent an escalation into global catastrophe.

CAST

JOAN: Barbara Bernier
HARPER: Marygail Isobel Lakner
TODD: Robert Linder

PRISONERS: Bethany Burnside, JJ Chakour, Antuan Dominguez, Sara Hill, Melissa Karol, Thomas Loven, Chloe McDowell, Tucker McKinzie, Collin Miller, Lauren Moore, Irvin Moreno, Sarah Olivares, Amy Panduro, Steve Robert Pounds, Mandy Rausch, Tashina Richardson, Nicholas Ross, Christopher Taylor, Shayleigh Ward

CREW

DIRECTOR: Tashina Richardson
STAGE MANAGERS: Chloe McDowell, Irvin Moreno
HAT DESIGNER FOR JOAN AND TODD: Lauren Moore
HAT DESIGNERS FOR VIDEO: Karen Bartlett, Amanda Carson Green, Lindsey Hall, Melissa Karol, Chloe McDowell, Irvin Moreno, Lauren Moore, Tashina Richardson, Paul Vaughn

PRODUCING MEMBER: Mandy Rausch
VIDEO DIRECTOR: Paul Vaughn
VIDEO CHOREOGRAPHER: Tashina Richardson

 

Theater Jones Review
by Mark Lowry

LOVERS by Sundown Collaborative Theatre

 

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LOVERS

FEBRUARY 20-22, FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 1, 2015

Sadists. Masochists. Lovers. No matter what you call them, those who choose to love are, by default, risk-takers. To celebrate these brave, insane people, this show creates a performance with plenty of words, but no set script, order, or plan. Lovers is a kaleidoscope of couples interacting in improvised sketches which illustrate what happens to human communication when love is its main conduit. This show contains adult language and situations.

CAST

CUPID: Shabnam Kuraishi

MUSICIAN: Cesar Velasco

ENSEMBLE: Kelsey Johnson, Julie Phillips, A.W. Sikes, Robert Torres

CREW

DIRECTOR: Collin Miller

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Jacob Valle

STAGE MANAGER: Rachel Svatos

COSTUME/MAKEUP DESIGNER: Bethany Burnside

LIGHTING DESIGNER: Paul Vaughn

PR CONSULTANT: Tori Cornuaud

PRODUCING MEMBERS: Tiffany Hillan, Tashina Richardson

Said and Done by Kasey Tackett

 

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Said and Done

DECEMBER 5-7, 12-14, 2014

  • WRITTEN BY: Kasey Tackett
  • DIRECTED BY: Mandy Rausch

The universe as we know it has been destroyed, and all that remains is a single atom containing the remnants of ideas held by humanity. Life, Death, Faith, Science, Nature, and Time constantly desire to be felt, known, and understood. Their struggle to find relevance and meaning in what seems like an endless cycle of nothingness eventually leads to an ending that none of them could have anticipated.

CAST

ADAM: Sterling Gafford
LIFE: Nathan Perkins
DEATH: Cesar Velasco
FAITH: Lindsay Harris
SCIENCE: Tashina Richardson
NATURE: Kayla Williams
TIME: Timothy Green

CREW

STAGE MANAGER: Katy McDaniel
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Benhjamin Keegan Arnold
COSTUME/MAKEUP DESIGNER: Collin Miller
SOUND DESIGNER: Mandy Rausch
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Nick Ross
PRODUCING MEMBER: Robert Linder

 

Denton Record-Chronicle Article
by Lucinda Breeding

Discover Denton Review
by Tesa Morin

Theater Jones Review
by Kris Noteboom

(The Winter’s Tale) by William Shakespeare

 

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(The Winter’s Tale)

OCTOBER 3-5 AND 10-12 (DENTON), 17-19 (DALLAS), 2014

  • WRITTEN BY: William Shakespeare
  • ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY: Tashina Richardson

King Leontes destroys his family, friendships, and kingdom with false accusations of infidelity between his wife and best friend. Throughout a sixteen year span, we see the consequences of his destruction in two lands and over two generations. Combining the words of Shakespeare with the music from ( ) by Sigur Rós, (The Winter’s Tale) explores what actions must be taken for order to be restored to the lives of Leontes and his ilk.

CAST

PERDITA/ORACLE: Bethany Burnside
PAULINA/OLD SHEPHERD: Melissa Karol
AUTOLYCUS/DION: Robert Linder
CAMILLO/ANTIGONUS: Collin Miller
HERMIONE: Tashina Richardson
LEONTES/BEAR: Nick Ross
FLORIZEL: Christopher Taylor
POLIXENES: Paul Vaughn

CREW

STAGE MANAGER: Chloe McDowell
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Collin Miller
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Nate Taylor
PROPS/COSTUME DESIGNER: Irvin Moreno
SOUND EDITOR/COSTUME ASSISTANT: Lauren Moore
PRODUCING MEMBER: Tiffany Hillan

Dallas Observer Article
by Danielle Georgiou

Discover Denton Review
by Christopher David Taylor

Theater Jones Review
by David Novinski

DONE/UNDONE by Sundown Collaborative Theatre

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DONE/UNDONE

MARCH 21-23, 27-30, 2014

  • AN ORIGINAL CREATION BY SUNDOWN COLLABORATIVE THEATRE
  • CONCEIVED BY: Tashina Richardson and Nick Ross

A group of strangers are trapped by an unseen force. As they try to understand why they have been captured, past flaws, faults, and fears come to light. Utilizing music, dance, and original text, done/undone explores how our actions can create consequences that cannot be undone.

CAST

Mary-Hannah McWilliams
Lauren Moore
David Ray
Tashina Richardson
Jeremy Rodriguez
Nick Ross

CREW

TECH/CREATOR: Chloe McDowell
PRODUCING MEMBERS: Robert Linder, Mandy Rausch

Theater Jones Review
by Kris Noteboom

Discover Denton Review
by Tesa Morin

The Column Review
by Elaine Plybon