2012 Meet & Greet!

We’re back! Our first season was such a blast, we’ve decided to have a second one!

Join us for a quick meeting where we will announce our 2012 titles and begin sign ups for the company team!

WHEN: Wednesday February 22, 2012

TIME: 6:00pm

WHERE: Hartnell College/The Western Stage, main stage theater

Can’t join us? No worries, shoot us an e-mail at 2x4bash@gmail.com and let’s meet another time!

*something to keep in mind: we are searching for young professional artists, no matter your experience…as long as you have the passion to be involved! We ask our artists are between the ages of 18-30 (exceptions made in acting)*

The Music of “Dog Sees God”

Pre-show Music

1. “Wake Up” by Archade Fire

2. “Black Tables” by Other Lives

3. “Whatever “by Gnarls Barkley

4. “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People

5. “Shake Me Down” by Cage the Elephant

6. “C’mon C’mon” by The Von Bondies

7. “Another Morning Stoner” by …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

8. “Why Does It Always Rain On Me?” by Travis

9. “There Goes The Fear” by The Doves

10. “Days Go On” by Greg Laswell

Music in Show

11. “Riverside” by Agnes Obel

13. “Prelude in E-minor op.28” by Chopin

14. “Nannou” by Aphex Twin

15. “Peanuts” by Asis Galvin

16. “Peanuts Get Ur Freak On Me” by  DJ PHO

17. “Percussion Gun” by White Rabbits

18. “Pure Morning” by Placebo

19. “Taller Children” by Elizabeth & The Catapult

20. “12 Edutes, Op. 10: No. 12 in C minor – Revolutionary” by Chopin

21. “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven

22. “Lacrimosa – Requim” by Mozart

23. “Comptine d’un autre été – L’après-midi” by Yann Tiersen

Bows and Post-show Music

24. “What You Know” by Two Door Cinema Club

25. “Mad World” by Michael Andrews Featuring Gary Jules

26. “Linus & Lucy” by Gary Hoey

To listen and watch video of some of the songs above click here for the “Dog Sees God” Youtube playlist.

If you would like to purchase some of these songs from iTunes click here OR if you are in the area and know me I will gladly burn you a copy 😉

They can drive a sane person mad…

For those of you unfamiliar with any of the day-to-day tasks of stage management, one of the fun jobs we get to do is take line notes. A line note is a note taken during rehearsal when an actor doesn’t say a line correctly, calls “Line!” (meaning, they need the line given to them), drops words, paraphrases, etc. The Shape of Things is a four-person play…which means they have all a LOT of lines (and they are doing an awesome job, by the way!) and it’s inevitable that there will be pages upon pages of notes for them…

My wonderful assistant stage manager, Mason Brown, is a part of a SM team for the first time and I’ve delegated this responsibility to him for a few reasons:

1) I trust that he will give the actors accurate notes

2) He pays attention during rehearsal (this seems silly, but really… it can be a lot to ask)

3) As stage managers, we’ve all had to go through it: why not go all out for your first time?

So, Mason, I appreciate all that you’re doing (and the actors do, too!) Welcome to my world, kid.

This is what lines notes have done to him.  Enjoy.

None of the Above

Jesse Huston (Clark) & Nikole Moon (Jamie) – Scenic Designer, Tomas Antonio Reyes, seated in the house

Nikole Moon

1) Where are you from? Prunedale, CA
2) What are you doing in the BASH? Jamie in None of the Above
3) Why do you do theatre? Because I enjoy doing it.
4) If I weren’t doing theatre, I’d be: sleeping.
5) What do you hope to learn this summer with 2x4BASH? How to step out of my comfort zone.
6) If you could describe yourself with a commonly used term, phrase, or piece of equipment related to theatre, what would it be and why? A toilet. I take everything in.
7) Three things you can’t live without: Food, sleep, Star Wars
8 ) Words to live by: May the force be with you.

Director, Nina Capriola, & Nikole (Jamie) during the designer run on 6/21/2011

Jesse Huston

1) Where are you from? Salinas, CA
2) What are you doing in the BASH? Clark in None of the Above
3) Why do you do theatre? For the people, to explore the self and personal transformation.
4) If I weren’t doing theatre, I’d be: rock climbing, doing research, drumming.
5) What do you hope to learn this summer with 2x4BASH? Some card tricks
6) If you could describe yourself with a commonly used term, phrase, or piece of equipment related to theatre, what would it be and why? Techie
7) Three things you can’t live without:  Stimulating conversation, my brother and powerful music.
8 ) Words to live by: Take the risk.

Bottom to top: Shane Russell, Stage Manager (also Props Designer) & Sam Baker, Assistant Stage Manager; Diane Kelsey, dresser (Michelle Ngoi, not pictured, will also be assisting); Costume Designer, Adeline Taylor; Sound Designer, Casey Rebecca Nunes. Not pictured: Lighting Designer, Andrew Sellen.

*Photos taken by Melissa Woodrow*

2011 Season commercial

 

(play as 1080p for best resolution, it makes look nice)

16 questions with Tomas Reyes

Tomas Antonio Reyes, 21. 1) Where did you grow up? Salinas, CA. 2) Educational Background: Currently working on a BA in Teledramatic Arts and Technology, and 8 years of tech and acting experience. 3)What is your earliest theatre memory and how did you initially get involved? The earliest theater memory that I have was when I was 9 going to san jose to see West Side Story. I remember at the time that I hated the movie and I didn’t want to see the show, but to my surprise I really enjoyed it and thought to myself I wish I could be on the stage one day. Since then there was always a drive for theater in me and I tried to get involved within school, and have now taken a step further and involving myself in theater outside of school. 4) Most memorable moment in theatre: I got to say, ” I’m Inigo Montoya… you killed my father… prepare to die” for 10 nights. 5) Favorite ice cream flavor and why: Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked. Its probably the best version of cookie dough ice cream Ive ever eaten. 6) What do you love most about theatre? That its live. The energy of theater, and have the ability to embody a character your usually not. 7) Who in the theatre/entertainment industry do you look up to? Inspirations that come to mind are Christopher Nolan, Brook ashmanskas, Jason Robert Brown, John lithgow and many more. 8) All-time favorite play and/or musical? One play and/or musical you’ve yet to see but is next on your list? One musical I have yet to see, but is next on the list is next to normal. 9) What is your guilty pleasure? Music. 10) Theatre wish list (shows you would like to work on in some capacity): Sweeney Todd, The Last 5 years, Chicago, RENT!, Sweet Smell of Success, Comedy of Errors, The Dog Problem… 11) If you could describe yourself with a commonly used term, phrase, or piece of equipment related to theatre, what would it be and why? Sound Board. Usually when I’m not performing I’m tech on a show running sound, or sound designing. 12) Finish the following sentence: “If I wasn’t in theatre, I’d probably be…”: in music. 13) Where do you see yourself in five years? Hopefully in LA, SF, or NY with a job in the film industry or theater industry. 14) Who or what continues to inspire you as you work in the theatre? My friends who I work with in the theater, and my family. 15) Where will I be able to see you/your work when I come to the BASH this year? You will see my work in scenic design, sound design, and acting.16) Words to live by: The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it-Moliere.

16 Questions: Get to Know a Little About Christina Marie Perez

Christina, age 27

 

1. Where did you grow up?

The beautiful city of Irvine in Orange County, CA

2. Educational background:

I have a BA from San Diego State University in Design for Film/TV

3. What is your earliest theatre memory and how did you initially get involved?

My mom used to take me to theatre all the time when I was a child. One of the first plays I remember seeing as a kid was “Bugsy Malone” at the Laguna Playhouse back in ’91 I believe. Even though theatre was a part of my life at a young age, I didn’t get involved until college. While taking a theatre history the professor needed more students to fill her costume crafts class and since I was already making those types of things for fun I thought why not.

4. Most memorable moment in theatre:

Being backstage trying to transform a female actor into a passable male in 30 seconds for “Twelfth Night.” Lets just say I’m really good with ace bandages and drawing mustaches uber fast 😉

5. Favorite ice cream flavor and why:

Mint and Chip. The mint is surprisingly good and refreshing and there is just enough chocolate. It’s pure creamy yumminess!! Especially the thrifty brand.

6. What do you love most about theatre?

I love that no two performances are the same.

7. Who in the theatre/entertainment industry do you look up to?

I’m not the type of person who has one person I look up to. I admire a lot of different artists. Off the top of my head I am liking the film team of Baz Luhrmann (director) and Catherine Martin (costume designer) and what they have been putting out there and cant wait to see more. I’m a fan of whoever came up with the overall look and concept of “Pushing Daisies.” Also costume designer Colleen Atwood’s designs are always fun and inspiring. I really loved the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen. I liked that he blended fashion with costume and every show of his was a theatrical production and a piece of art. Also, I liked that he worked a lot with musicians. I guess Im just a fan of different art forms mixing. It speaks to me.

8. All-time favorite play and/or musical? One play and/or musical you’ve yet to see but is next on your list?

Not big with the favorites but one of the best productions I saw was The Lion King at the Pantages around 2001. The puppetry was just amazing. Michael Curry and Julie Taymore did an excellent job on those and the costumes. I wasn’t expecting to like a Disney musical so much but it was beautiful. I would love to see “War Horse.” It looks absolutely amazing.

9. What is your guilty pleasure?

Dipping French fries into icecream or shakes. It’s sooooo good don’t knock it until you try it. It’s salty sweet goodness 🙂

10. Theatre wish list (shows you would like to work on in some capacity):

I don’t have a wish list but to answer the question I’ve always said I would love to work on a sci-fi or fantasy movie or tv show one day, so the same would apply for theatre. I would love to design anything that would allow for something fanciful and different. At this point I am happy to get to design and am open to everything.

11. If you could describe yourself with a commonly used term, phrase, or piece of equipment related to theatre, what would it be and why?

“Jack of all trades, master of none.” I feel like I know how to do a little of everything but haven’t quite reached that level of completely mastering something. Whether or not it is true I do not know. I just feel that way sometimes. Theatre is definitely the place for someone like me because you really do get to do a little of everything and it’s great fun.

12. Finish the following sentence: “If I wasn’t in theatre, I’d probably be…”:

If I wasn’t in theatre I would be in the video gaming industry or running a doggie day care.

13. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully working on costumes for a motion picture.

14. Who or what continues to inspire you as you work in the theatre?

It’s a creative outlet for me with a lot of creative talented people with whom I like to surround my self with. It’s a wonderful atmosphere where we are all working together to put on a production that will hopefully entertain an audience and hopefully reach them in a way that they experience a state of catharsis.

15. Where will I be able to see you/your work when I come to the BASH this year?

I will be designing costumes for a couple of the shows and possibly sound designing one of them.

16. Words to live by:

As you proceed through life, 
following your own path, 
birds will shit on you. 
Don’t bother to brush it off. Getting a comedic view of your situation 
gives you spiritual distance. 
Having sense of humor saves you.

–Joseph Campbell