Springboard Season at the Contemporary Theater Company

The contemporary theater company is known for its focus on community and local talent. In April and May, their annual springboard season, which includes one or two evenings hosted by community and ensemble members, returns. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.

There’s something for everyone in this season that furthers the contemporary theater company’s goal of facilitating new work by local artists and allowing ensemble members to spread their wings and explore.

“As a theater maker, the opportunity to take risks and try something new is hard to come by,” says Executive Director Maggie Cady. “We encourage people to do projects that they are passionate about! »

The season kicks off with Karaoke Roulette on April 15 where audiences can sign up to sing karaoke but won’t know what song they’re singing until they’re on stage! Fortune smiles on the daring in this musical game of chance.

The following night, April 16, presents Improv 5G, an improv show designed and directed by 18-year-old Carolyn Morey, who has been improvising since she was a pre-teen. Improv 5G explores how modern technology creates new opportunities and explorations in improvisation.

Next up will be April 22-23, A Very Jane Austen Horror, directed by Neal Leaheey. What terror lurks in the corner of the living room as true Jane Austen novels collide with horrific horror movie tales? A unique story emerges from the shadows with weird and spooky intersections that will make your teacup quiver in its saucer!

On May 13 and 14, Rachel Hanauer is directing The Voice of Gertrude Stein. Highlighting Gertrude Stein’s legacy as an American LGBTQIA icon, prolific artist and Jewish feminist writer, the program includes Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters, a surreal, non-linear opera. Stein is a complex figure and all aspects of his story will be covered on the show.

The season wraps up May 20 and 21 with There Was and There Was Not: Telling Armenian Stories, an original solo show written and performed by Susie Chakmakian. An Armenian grandmother guides audiences through the vibrant culture, intricate history and delicious dishes of her people. food.

A theater subscription includes tickets to the springboard season, encouraging members to come and see these works in progress and new projects.

The Tremplin season is at the Contemporary Theater at 327 Main Street in downtown Wakefield.

The season includes:

Karaoke Roulette

April 15 at 7 p.m.

A night of singing, costumes, laughter, positivity and confusion with friends. Participants sign up to sing, but you don’t know which song you’re going to get. You won’t know until you take the stage and the music starts! Could it be a Motown classic? 80s rock ballad? Duet with a stranger? The Monster Mash? Costumes are encouraged and fortune smiles on the daring!

Tickets: Choose your own price: $10 – $40

Proof of vaccination required.

Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com, Email: [email protected], The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

5G Improv & Task Master

April 16 at 7 p.m.

Start with the first of four new improv formats inspired by modern technology and directed by 18-year-old Carolyn Morey. Follow that up with our hilarious house version of Task Master by CTC favorite Ryan Sekac. Result? The perfect evening of improvisation. One night only.

Tickets: Choose your own price: $10 – $40

Proof of vaccination required.

Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com, Email: [email protected], The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

April 22 & 23 at 7 p.m.

What terror lurks in the corner of the living room as true Jane Austen novels collide with horrific horror movie tales? Join us in the English countryside for an improvised mix of these two genres and find out! A unique story emerges from the shadows with weird and spooky intersections that will make your teacup quiver in its saucer!

Tickets: Choose your own price: $10 – $40

Proof of vaccination required.

Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com, Email: [email protected], The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

May 13 & 14 at 7 p.m.

Highlighting Gertrude Stein’s legacy as an American LGBTQIA icon, prolific artist and Jewish feminist writer, the program includes Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters, a surreal, non-linear opera.

Tickets: Choose your own price: $10 – $40

Proof of vaccination required.

Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com, Email: [email protected], The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

There Was and There Wasn’t: Telling Armenian Stories

by Susie Chakmakian

May 20 & 21 at 7 p.m.

Join us for an engaging and informative exploration of Armenian culture, history and food for Armenians and non-Armenians alike. A stereotypical Armenian grandmother, preparing food for a party (with a family member or two to help her), introduces her non-Armenian guests to the quirks and eccentricities of her culture and proudly shares her greatest achievements. his people (with many jokes to make Armenians laugh). At the same time, Armenian history is complex and often tragic, which is why our narrator also thinks about how to honor that history and celebrate a vibrant and vibrant culture at the same time, incorporating her own personal family stories. like a first in real life. -Armenian-American generation where they connect to the bigger picture to try to make sense of it all.

Tickets: Choose your own price: $10 – $40

Proof of vaccination required.

Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com, Email: [email protected], The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

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