Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mask and Bauble in 2009-2010: message from the Executive Producer

Dear Georgetown Theater Alumni,

A brief update from The Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society. After lots of paperwork, our season mailing is finally at the printer and hopefully will arrive at some of your mailboxes shortly. In the meanwhile, I've attached a digital copy, which includes our Season Announcement and an event invitation for our Taming of the Shrew Alumni Event. This was an extremely limited mailing, so if you know of someone who would like to have received it, please let us know at and we will send them a copy.

We had a fantastic opening with No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre which sold around 90% of its available seats. Furthermore, in spite of having hardly any money in the budget to spend and even less actually spent, No Exit was a high-impact production that involved alums and faculty teaching students the elements of light design, and it also provided multiple students curious about the artistic process with a chance to observe directing in student theater. See the reviews for the production from campus newspapers here: The Hoya The Voice.

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Mask & Bauble production Caroline, or Change by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori, which is in collaboration with The Black Theatre Ensemble and the Department of Performing Arts. The show will run November 12-14, 18-21 at 8PM and November 15 at 2PM and is Mask & Bauble's debut in the Gonda Theatre in the Davis Performing Arts Center. All Mask & Bauble Lifetime Members will be eligible for a complimentary ticket on a night of their choice. Please contact Laurel Charnetsky ( and she will coordinate with the DPA Patron Services to ensure your ticket is waiting at the will call line when you arrive.

Tickets for the general public, as well as our online membership and donation system, are available at

We welcome any and all feedback from the Alumni about how to improve Mask & Bauble as an institution that fosters student creativity and leadership. Please send any comments to

The 2009-2010 Executive Board The Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Shakespeare and the City!

Here's a GTA event coming up in NYC! We hope to see all of you New York Hoyas there!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

GTA Membership Survey

Please participate in GTA's membership survey. It will allow the GTA board to understand your wants and needs. Help us better serve you. The survey is active until the end of August.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Submit a Café Name for the Davis Performing Arts Center

Hi everyone! Hope this finds you having a great summer....

As you may have heard, after several years of efforts, we have been
working with the Corp to develop a cafe in the lobby of DPAC,
scheduled to open in the coming year! We are incredibly excited about
the contribution this gathering space will make to the culture of our
wider community and you will be hearing more details in the coming

In the meantime, we'd like to get your input on something essential
to having the cafe be a great addition to our space - a great name.
We want the cafe to reflect its environment and the theater and
performing arts communities, and we invite you all to take part in its
development. So please send along any names that pop into your mind
by this Friday the 10th. The team thinks that the ideal name would be
a term somehow associated with theater and/or the performing arts in
general (be it something associated with a production, script, or a
physical theater, or something inspired by a term you might hear
thrown around backstage), but also something that's accessible to the
general community, while meaningful to this cafe's most important
customers - you all. Several promising names have been discussed so
far but we're looking to hear more great ideas. Again, just respond
by this Friday July 10th to Ryan Callahan ( with
anything that comes to mind, and if by some chance your idea is
chosen, we will be sure to credit/honor you appropriately....

Thanks so much,

The Corp and DPAC Staff

Theater Technician Position Available at Guggenheim Museam in New York

GTA member Stephanie Gatton has provided advance notice to Georgetown alumni of a technical position opening up at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. A job description is included below. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Michael Lavin, Theater Director, at Target start date is September 1, 2009, but there is some flexibility.

The Theater Technician in the Peter B. Lewis and New Media theaters at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is responsible for the execution of all video display, the maintenance of all video equipment and the video recording, cataloging and archiving of all performances, lectures and panel discussions which take place within the museum. This full-time position works closely with the rest of the theater staff to support all theatrical productions within the museum and reports directly to the Theater Director, Michael Lavin. Other responsibilities include digital video editing, DVD authoring as well as the purchasing and renting of applicable equipment and media. This position works closely with artists, producers and presenters and as such requires appropriate correspondence and interpersonal cooperation. The candidate should have strong experience working with live computer and video playback and be very conscientiousness so that they are able to curtail tech problems before they arise. The candidate should maintain strong knowledge of current technology to anticipate client demands and best technical support possibilities within limited in-house equipment.

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • MFA in Video or Media Arts, OR equivalent professional experience
  • Technician will work 40 hours per week; hourly wage plus overtime pay as incurred
  • Flexibility of schedule is essential (evening/weekend hours are frequent, but technician will accumulate overtime hours in those instances)
  • Full benefits package (including medical, dental, visual insurance; life insurance policy, paid vacation, sick days, personal days, 403(b) retirement plan; transit check plan; benefits for health insurance may extend to spouse or domestic partner, as well, for nominal additional cost; access to a variety of cultural institutions)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Interview with GTA Member Hunter Styles

Recent alum Hunter Styles (C '08) was interviewed by the Washington Examiner about his work in the Capital Fringe Theatre Festival. Read the interview here. Hunter's show Skywriter is written by GTA member Seamus Sullivan (SFS '08) and features several GTA members in it's cast and crew. Watch for more information concerning Skywriter.

Media Relations Position Available with Areana Stage in DC

From GTA member Jamie Gahlon:

Media Relations Associate
Arena Stage, an award-winning regional theater approaching its 59th season, seeks a dynamic and ambitious individual to contribute to its media relations efforts. As one of the primary liaisons to the press, the Media Relations Associate will play an important role in garnering media attention for the theater, especially during this vital year before Arena Stage opens its renovated theater campus The Mead Center for American Theater in the fall of 2010.
Responsibilities: draft and distribute press releases; assist in the development of media plans, pitch story ideas and earn coverage for Arena’s mainstage productions, special events, and community engagement programs; research and maintain press contact database; assemble materials for media; and supervise the media relations intern.
Requirements: Bachelors degree (degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications and/or Theater preferred); 1-2 years previous press/publicity experience; demonstrated success in gaining media placement; impeccable interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills; knowledge of theater; ability to interact comfortably with artists; and strong computer skills. Some evenings and weekends are required.
To Apply: Send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and writing samples to Jamie Gahlon, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St SW, Washington DC, 20024 or email No calls please. EOE.
Jamie M. Gahlon
Management Associate
Arena Stage, now in Crystal City
Temporary Office:
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Suite 701, Arlington, VA 22202
Mailing Address:
1101 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Ph: (202) 554-9066 x 287
Fax: (202) 488-4056

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Send M&B A Postcard!

Traveling this summer? Live someplace interesting? Live someplace boring? Drop Mask and Bauble a note and stay in touch with GTA via our Facebook group, Gmail address, and this website. Safe travels!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mike Lavoie's film wins 7 awards, including Best Film and Actor!

Mike Lavoie's short film, “The Queen Bee of Mushroomtown,” was created in 24 hours for the New York Film Race, a filmmaking contest involving over 60 teams in the New York City area. The challenge was to write, shoot, edit and score a short film of 4 minutes or less in 24 hours.

The film premiered on April 4, 2009 at New York University’s Cantor Film Center, where it won the audience award in their screening block. In May 2009, Queen Bee was awarded 5 jury prizes, including Best Film.

2009 NYC Film Race Awards
* Best Film
* Best Direction
* Best Leading Actor - Mike Lavoie
* Best Acting Ensemble
* Best Cinematography
* Audience Award (Online)
* Audience Award (Screening)

This inspired the Mike and his filmmaking team to create their own cinematic challenge for the summer of 2009: to make 12 films in 12 weeks. You can follow their blog and watch their films at Thanks!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Visit Mask &Bauble Online!

This webpage is still a work in progress. Please email feedback to Aliya at!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Legacy of Light by Georgetown Professor Karen Zacarías Runs in Washington DC

If you're in the DC area, check out Arena Stage's

world premiere drama
by Karen Zacarías
directed by Molly Smith
May 8 through June 14, 2009
in Crystal City

It’s the age of Enlightenment and Emilie du Châtelet, the dazzling, brilliant physicist of Voltaire’s dreams, suddenly realizes she is with child. At 42, and faced with a deadline, Emilie’s fights to finish her experiments to ensure her mathematical immortality. Jump to the present day, and fiery Olivia, on the verge of an unprecedented scientific discovery, abruptly feels an astonishing pull towards motherhood. Unable to conceive, she hires the charming and lively Millie as a surrogate. The growing light inside Millie connects the three women across the generations as they learn to balance domestic maternity, insatiable intellectual curiosity and the quest to have it all. This enlightening adventure, with unexpected twists, invites us not only to explore the realm of possibility, but to embrace love, laughter and life to the fullest.

The approximate running time of Legacy of Light is two hours and ten minutes including one fifteen minute intermission.

Go to for more information.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mike Lavoie in The Queen Bee of Mushroomtown

Last Friday at 10PM the 2009 NYC Film Race began. Over the course of the next 24 hours, I and a team of collaborators wrote, shot, scored, edited and delivered a 4-minute film into NYC. 

We called the result The Queen Bee of Mushroomtown. I have no idea what that means, but it's screening THIS SATURDAY at 7PM at the NYU Cantor Center with over a dozen other shorts. Tickets are going to sell quickly, so if you're interested get tickets now! 

Hope to see you there! 

Mushroomtown love, 


NYU's Cantor Film Center 
36 East 8th Street at University 
Saturday, April 4th 
7 – 9 PM 
Get tickets here! 
Or at the door (cash only)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Leaders for Georgetown Theatre Alumni

Dear Georgetown Theatre Alumni,

I am delighted to announce that in 2009 Sarah Krokey '06 will be the new Chair of Georgetown Theatre Alumni. She has a great group of board members working with her, which she'll introduce to you in the coming weeks. I know they're looking to have more people involved, so I'll hope you'll get in touch with Sarah at if you're interested in volunteering for GTA.

It's been a pleasure serving this organization, and I look forward to seeing you at a future event!

Christina Logothetis '03

A note from Sarah Krokey:

Happy New Year! Have you made your 2009 resolutions yet? I'm still working on mine. I think one of them will be "Skydive" or, "Buy a puppy" or how about: "Jump into GTA and make the most of it". Sounds good to me!

If you do not know me personally, I come to bring good cheer! I graduated in 2006 from Georgetown with a degree in English and have since gotten into some trouble finding out what to do with a degree in English. At Georgetown, I dipped my toes into many of the student and academic theater work on campus, calling myself an all around theater lover. Or was it a theater community lover? I've come to find out this is why I'm back, supporting GTA in whatever way I can. Theater wasn't always easy on campus; but that's what always made it fun! And, in the end, the people mattered more than the technical feats and the acting prowess. All of us on the GTA board are now participating because we love to support Georgetown Theater and the ongoing work of the alums, and we'd like to say thank you - in our own way. Soooo...Come to events! Give donations! Meet the newbies and the veterans of GTA, drink some champagne, and share your stories. Everyone has something to say. Everyone has a story to share.