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"The Ingenious Mind" at the Stadsschouwburg | International Theatre in English
Jan
8
to Jan 9

"The Ingenious Mind" at the Stadsschouwburg | International Theatre in English

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The Ingenious Mind

 

Ayn Rand’s last moments.

An artist’s last try to avoid death and keep on creating.

What is the birthing process?

What is the price a woman has to pay to create something so original and ground- breaking?

 


 

“The Ingenious Mind”  is inspired by  “The Fountainhead”, 

a Toneelgroep Amsterdam production, after the novel by Ayn Rand. 

It will be presented at the Stadsschouwburg  in the context of 5xTF,  

as part of the TGA program "Perform in the set of The Fountainhead".

 

 

The box office is now open.

Click here to book your ticket.

 

 
 

 

Cast: 

Liesbeth Rood, Gerben Tuin, Caroline Bech, Amelie Onzon, Simona Beltrami, Tiziana Benguerbi, Cristina Bolis, Matthew Carney, Bryone Cole, Samhita DasGupta-Doblie, Brian Pagan, Alyssa Wagner.

 

 

Music by Simone Giacomini

Artistic Direction by Theodora Voutsa

Story by Theodora Voutsa and Cintia Taylor

Written by Cintia Taylor

 

Directed by Theodora Voutsa

 

 

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Audition Call by Theodora Voutsa Productions and the International Theatre in English
Sep
20
to Oct 20

Audition Call by Theodora Voutsa Productions and the International Theatre in English

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The Theodora Voutsa Productions Foundation and the International Theatre in English

are very proud to announce the upcoming production of the classic play

"Awake and Sing!"

by Clifford Odets.

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About the play

The play is set in The Bronx borough of New York City, New York, in 1933; and it is concerns the impoverished Berger family, who all live under one roof, and their conflicts as the parents scheme to manipulate their children's relationships to their own ends, while their children strive for their own dreams.

The audience is introduced to a unique family. The matriarch of the family, Bessie, had high hopes and dreams for her family; however, despite her hopefulness, her largest fear is that her family will lose their home and all their possessions. This fear stems from a woman down the street who had this exact thing happen to her.

The household consists of extended family such as Bessie's father, Jacob, her husband Myron, and their son Ralph, 21, and spinster daughter Hennie, 26. To top it all off, in order to ease the financial burden on the family, the Bergers have taken in an immigrant boarder, named Sam.

Besides the desire for financial stability, there are other problems that the Bergers face, such as Hennie's unwanted pregnancy. To avoid this burden on the family, Bessie insists on the marriage between Hennie and the new immigrant boarder in order to save her family's reputation and her daughter's life. Hennie has no love for Sam. The family has very different views on the arranged marriage between Hennie and Sam. For example, Ralph, a more philosophical character of the play, is not in agreement with his mother's decision. Ralph very much resembles his grandfather who is an idealist. The Berger house is therefore divided into idealists and realists, much like society as a whole.

In a turn of events, Jacob commits suicide after making Ralph the beneficiary of his life insurance policy, in hopes that this will give Ralph the freedom for which he yearns.

source: Wikipedia

 

About the playwright

Clifford Odets (July 18, 1906 – August 14, 1963) was an American playwright, screenwriter, and director. Odets was widely seen as successor to Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O'Neill as O'Neill began to retire from Broadway's commercial pressures and increasing critical backlash in the mid-1930s. From early 1935 on, Odets' socially relevant dramas proved extremely influential, particularly for the remainder of the Great Depression. Odets' works inspired the next several generations of playwrights, including Arthur Miller, Paddy Chayefsky, Neil Simon, David Mamet, and Jon Robin Baitz. 

 

About the characters

  • Myron Berger – the father of the family
  • Bessie Berger – his wife
  • Hennie Berger – their daughter, age 26
  • Ralph Berger – their son, age 21
  • Uncle Morty – Bessie's brother, a successful businessman
  • Jacob – father of Bessie and Morty; a Marxist; he lives with the Bergers
  • Moe Axelrod – a friend of the family who eventually boards with the Bergers
  • Sam Feinschreiber – an immigrant who courts Hennie
  • Schlosser – the janitor in the Bergers' apartment building

 
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Deadline to submit your Audition tape:

Friday October 20th, 2017 at 5pm

 

Detailed Information:

1. Prepare a two minute monologue. 

2. Tape it.

3. Upload it on the platform of your preference (YouTube, Vimeo, etc...)

4. Send an email to tv@theodoravoutsa.com with the link to your audition tape, a password if necessary and your details.  Do not send us the video file, it will not be accepted.

5. You can send your link anytime between now and October 20th, 2017. 

 

Once we see all the audition tapes we will notify you for a call back.

First read through will take place early November.

Opening is planned for early March.

Looking forward to seeing you in action!

 


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Nancy Bishop, CSA | Auditors
Apr
22
to Apr 23

Nancy Bishop, CSA | Auditors

As an auditor you will be able to watch the Masterclass but will not be able to participate in the exercises.

Cost: €50

To book your seat, please send us an email to tv@theodoravoutsa.com

 

Theodora Voutsa Productions Foundation

and 

INCasting

present 

Nancy Bishop, CSA

in Amsterdam

22 and 23.04.2017

Nancy Bishop, CSA, is an American casting director based in Europe. She has cast talent on nearly one hundred projects such as Mission Impossible IV, Bourne Identity and Snowpiercer. She recently finished work on Unlocked, directed by Michael Apted and starring Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom. Nancy was nominated for an Emmy Award and is also an internationally recognized acting coach. She founded the Acting for Film Program at the Prague Film School, and penned two books.

Nancy has been retained as casting director by dozens of major screen producers and directors, including Brad Bird, (Mission Impossible IV), Roman Polanski (Oliver), and Ridley Scott (Child 44). She also was nominated for an Emmy Award for her casting work on Anne Frank: The Whole Story, ABC/Disney Studios.

Read more on Nancy Bishop HERE.

The Masterclass is hosted by the Theodora Voutsa Productions Foundation and INCasting.

 

 

Agenda

 

Day 1 – Screen Acting Technique

Actors participate in a series of targeted exercises that develop effective methods for on camera work. Material covered will include close-up vs. wide shot techniques, playing an inner monologue and playing objectives. Self- tape auditions.  At the end of class, actors will be assigned scenes to prepare for mock castings the next day.

 

Day 2 – Strategies for Screen Casting

Actors will apply the techniques they learned on Day One to performcasting sessions in front of camera, followed by a critique. The scenes will include a variety of genres ranging from historical drama, to action/thriller to sci-fi. Each participant will get one-on-one coaching in front of the camera with Nancy.

 

WHEN:

Saturday April 22nd and Sunday April 23rd, 2017.

TIME:

10am to 5pm

WHERE:

TBA

 

Maximun participants: 16

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Nancy Bishop, CSA in Amsterdam | April 22nd and 23rd, 2017 | international CASTING and AUDITION Masterclass.
Apr
22
to Apr 23

Nancy Bishop, CSA in Amsterdam | April 22nd and 23rd, 2017 | international CASTING and AUDITION Masterclass.

Theodora Voutsa Productions Foundation

and 

INCasting

present 

Nancy Bishop, CSA

in Amsterdam

22 and 23.04.2017

 
 

Be an Auditor

As an auditor you can watch the Masterclass but you can not participate in the exercises.

Cost: €50

To book your seat please email us at tv@theodoravoutsa.com


 
www.theodoravoutsa.com
 

Nancy Bishop, CSA, is an American casting director based in Europe. She has cast talent on nearly one hundred projects such as Mission Impossible IV, Bourne Identity and Snowpiercer. She recently finished work on Unlocked, directed by Michael Apted and starring Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom. Nancy was nominated for an Emmy Award and is also an internationally recognized acting coach. She founded the Acting for Film Program at the Prague Film School, and penned two books.

Nancy has been retained as casting director by dozens of major screen producers and directors, including Brad Bird, (Mission Impossible IV), Roman Polanski (Oliver), and Ridley Scott (Child 44). She also was nominated for an Emmy Award for her casting work on Anne Frank: The Whole Story, ABC/Disney Studios.

Read more on Nancy Bishop HERE.

The Masterclass is hosted by the Theodora Voutsa Productions Foundation and INCasting.

 
bit.ly/nancybishopamsterdam

 
 

Agenda

 

Day 1 – Screen Acting Technique

Actors participate in a series of targeted exercises that develop effective methods for on camera work. Material covered will include close-up vs. wide shot techniques, playing an inner monologue and playing objectives. Self- tape auditions.  At the end of class, actors will be assigned scenes to prepare for mock castings the next day.

 

Day 2 – Strategies for Screen Casting

Actors will apply the techniques they learned on Day One to performcasting sessions in front of camera, followed by a critique. The scenes will include a variety of genres ranging from historical drama, to action/thriller to sci-fi. Each participant will get one-on-one coaching in front of the camera with Nancy.

 
 

 

WHEN:

Saturday April 22nd and Sunday April 23rd, 2017.

TIME:

10am to 4pm

WHERE:

Ijdok 89

http://comedycafe.nl/contact/

 

Maximun participants: 16

 

 
 
 
 
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Symposium #Daretobeagirl
Jan
19
5:30 PM17:30

Symposium #Daretobeagirl

 

# DareToBeAGirl is an evening where women and men dare to take part to be supported, to be empowered, to be guided, but most of all to be inspired to create change.

In the TEDx ‘style’, invited guest speakers will share facts and personal stories that will enlighten us on matters of leadership, empowerment, equality, human rights and humanism.

Our goals for the symposium are:

  • To support the advancement of women, to learn and grow.
  • To empower women to propel themselves into leadership roles.
  • To create awareness about the position of women today.
  • To create calls to action.
 
 

Our Keynote Speaker:

Sybilla Dekker, Ambassador, Talent to the Top (Talent naar de Top). We are so pleased that Sybilla has agreed to be our Keynote Speaker. Sybilla is not alone in her quest of having women be an equal part of the decision making voice in the Netherlands. However, she has and continues to be, committed to fostering leadership and empowerment of women and minorities in the labor market and in organizations. Sybilla, we welcome you and so look forward to hearing you share your vision and ideas. Please see Sybilla's bio below. 

Our Master of Ceremonies: Allison Hamilton-Rohe, owner of DailyOutfit and a PWN Amsterdam member and one of our Mentoring Leads, has accepted to take on the role of MC for this event. 

Guest Presenters: 

The following guest speakers will share their stories and their inspiration. One word that captures the essence of all these speakers is 'Dare'. These are definitely 'Women on the Move'!

If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you will find a number of bio's for the guest speakers. For information about the other speakers, you can click on their name for their LinkedIn profile.

  • Sabine Nӧlke, Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of the Netherlands 
  • Lin McDevitt-Pugh, Author and environmental/human right’s activist 
  • Sheetal Shah, Head of Department Behavioral and Social Sciences Webster University - Leiden 
  • Maja Groff, Senior legal officer Permanent Bureau Hague Conference on Private International Law 
  • Ghida Ibrahim, Data Scientist/ICT Engineer/Social Entrepreneur 
  • Esther Mollema, Thought leader on (gender) diversity in high performance organizations (HPO) 
  • Astrid van Heumen, Managing Partner at Corporate Casting
  • Eleni Skarveli, Director for Benelux of the Greek National Organisation of Tourism
  • Bea Haring, Partner EY 
  • Saskia Maas, Founder Boom Chicago 
  • Manuela Damant, Founder Open The Door Leadership 
  • Emmy McCarthy, Founder Stichting Amsterdam Mamas/McCarthy Consulting
  • Corrine Dettmeijer, Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children 
 

Regular ticket: 35 euros

PWN members: 25 euros

TVP Benefactors: 25 euros

Additional Payment Info:

For those of you who don’t want to use our current online registration options, here is our bank account information where you can make the payment for the event. Please ensure that you note it is for the ‘DTBG’ event and send an email to pwn.amsterdam@gmail.com to let Mary Jane know you have registered. She will put you on our attendee list. Our bank account name and number is: PWN Amsterdam NL64 ABNA 0544802624

 

Agenda

Dare To Be A Girl Symposium

17.30 - 18.00 Registration and Networking

18.00 - 18.15 Introductions by TVP and PWN

18.15 - 20.45 Guest Presenters

20.45 - 21.15 Q & A of guest presenters

21.15 - 22.00 Networking

 

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