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 jobs@arenastage.org. 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 http://12films12weeks.com. Thanks!