May 27, 2011

Audition for the summer show!

Writing in the Sand: An Evening With John Herbert

GSU Theatre and the Players of Georgia State University announce auditions for ten male and female roles, all unpaid, in our summer production, Writing in the Sand: An Evening With John Herbert Tuesday, June 14, and Wednesday, June 15, from 7-9 p.m. in the Alumni Hall Theater in Dahlberg Hall. Callbacks will be held Friday, June 17, at 6 p.m. in the same location. Theatre majors are required to prepare a one-minute monologue. Non-majors may prepare a monologue or do a cold reading from material provided at the audition.

Rehearsals will take place on weekday evenings in the theatre, with an all-day technical rehearsal Sunday, July 17. The production runs Thursday, July 21, through Saturday, July 23, with performances at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Hall Theater. The play is a celebration of survival, presenting three different views of life as captured by John Herbert, the pioneering playwright whose prison drama Fortune and Men's Eyes revolutionized gay theatre.

Writing in the Sand: An Evening With John Herbert consists of three pieces:

· Writing in the Sand--a re-creation of Herbert's 1995 public reading of the first chapter of his memoirs in which he describes the courage it took to be openly gay in Toronto in the late 1940s and survive a prison sentence on trumped up charges. This piece is already cast.
· "Pearl Divers"--a short comic play about an effeminate gay man's attempts to land a job at a prominent downtown cafeteria.
· "Beer Room"--a brief mood piece depicting a night in a prominent gay bar as the characters deal with relationship issues, the past and an uncertain future.

Roles being cast:

"Pearl Divers"
· Queenie: A young, effeminate gay man, tough and sharp-tongued in the traditions of the best old movie "dames."
· Hostess: A conceited young woman working in a prominent downtown cafeteria.
· Miss Burns: An older woman and closeted lesbian who manages a prominent downtown cafeteria.
· Mary: An older Irish-Canadian woman, practical and tough, who runs the dish-washing room in a prominent downtown cafeteria.

"Beer Room"
· Young Man--A handsome young actor, formerly involved in a gay relationship but now married with a child on the way.
· Actor--An older actor, once involved with the Young Man, now alone but on the brink of success.
· Artist--An older, wiser man or woman who frequents the gay bar looking for models and possible pick-ups.
· Waiter--A straight man working in a gay bar, comfortable fielding passes from the patrons and keeping the few difficult customers under control.
· Stranger--A very handsome young man, new to town after growing up on a farm, checking out the scene.
· Regular--An aging part-time hustler whose ability to get what he can out of life is now hampered by his heavy drinking.

April 5, 2010

Leadership Lunch Series Presents: Planning an Effective Officer Transition

Leadership Lunch Series Presents: Planning an Effective Officer
Wednesday, April 7
Noon-1 p.m.
Capital Suite, 2nd Floor Student Center

Is your term as an officer coming to an end? Do you hope to exit
gracefully while ensuring the continued success of the organization?
Are you a recently elected officer who wants to know how to be
effective in your new role? As officer roles shift each year it is
important to maintain a successful officer transition program to help
facilitate all of those changes. This session will focus on planning a
sustainable officer transition program for an organization of any size.

Bring your lunch and join in the discussion! Contact Ebony Rose,
Student Organizations Advisor, for more information at

April 4, 2010

SETC in Kentucky, Spring 2010


Sara and Isabel represented the Players at SETC. Check out the photos from Kentucky! =)

Hay Fever Set Building Fun!

Hay Fever Set Building

If you are interested in helping to build the set, lab hours are MWF 1:30pm - 5:30pm. You do not need any experience or an appointment, just walk in and help! Help is always greatly appreciated! =)

Scenic Painting Workshop, Spring 2010

Scenic Painting Workhop, Spring 2010

Courtesy of Sara Cobbeldick.

Let's Have a Onesome!

Facebook invitation at:

Start Time:
Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 8:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 11:00pm

This is a 3-day Solo Festival. 20 GSU students performing individual performance peices. Some are comedic, Some are Dramatic, Some are Both, Some are Original, Some are excerpts of other solo performances and Some are compilations of published and unpublished works.

This event is free and open to the public

Many of the performers are proud members of the GSU Players, others are well experienced actors and actresses, and one of them is a local Atlanta comedian.

There will be 6 performers on Thursday, 8 performers on Friday, and 6 performances on Saturday. Here is the lineup:


Keisha Murray
Amanda Relaford
Anita Burns
Clayton Thompson
Rose Agasarkisian
Tequilla Whitfield


Matt Foster
Marcellus Simmons
Kelly Towhey
Jean Whalen
Meagan Henderson
Beth Woodruff
Shelly-Ann Facey
Emily Smith


Kristy Waldburg
Vince Bucci
Bailey Sessions
Pathik Desai
Chris Miller
Cameron Cross