I am proud and excited to announce that I have been cast in Dream Theatre Company's next production!
the devilish children (and the civilizing process)
by Jeremy Menekseoglu based on the fables of Heinrich Hoffmann
A Dream Theatre Company Production
April 24 - May 17, 2015
Little Karl (age 3): Madelaine Schmitt - A Little Boy with one black eye who’s been naughty
Vati (daddy): Joe Kloehn - His father. A gentleman with long fingers
Conrad: Lauren Stanek - A Suck-A-Thumb
Cry Baby: Nicole Roberts - A Cry Baby with deep grooves in her face
Cruel Paul: Jeremy Menekseoglu - A Cruel Boy with dead butterflies pinned to his head
Romping Polly: Candace Kitchens - A Girl with a wild, uncontrolled, disposition
Pauline: Anna Menekseoglu - A Girl with a stuffed cat and sparkling red shoes
Sigi Sleeplessness: Amanda Lynn Meyer - the Ventriloquist
Sigi Awakedness: Kaitlin Stewart - the brains
Great Tall Tailor: A Child Deformer with large shiny scissors
Weihnachtsmann: John Enright - The Christmas Man. Patron Saint of Children, devilish or otherwise
Costumes: Rachel Martindale
Stage Manager/Understudy: Rachel Ehreberg
Set in a children's school for manners in a dark corner of a German fable, THE DEVILISH CHILDREN (AND THE CIVILIZING PROCESS) teaches Little Karl (age 3) all the lessons a young boy needs to know to grow up to be a fine gentleman. Perhaps Little Karl is truly learning instead, to become a teuflische kind.
Performances Friday - Sunday @ 8pm
April 24 - May 17
@The Dream Laboratory, 5026 N Lincoln Ave
Tickets available soon!
Sorry for the bit of a pause between update!
I like to take a hiatus from major theatre projects over the winter holidays if I can help it, but things have not been silent on the Amanda front.
"Day-Job" Career News:
I have officially left my position as Assistant Manager at Adagio Teas, to pursue a new path in project management. It was a really tough decision, as Adagio has been incredibly good to me over the years, providing stability while I navigated the theatrical waters. As luck would have it, I assistant directed Rio nearly 1 year ago with the lovely and talented Laura Gouin, who was looking expand her project management team. Laura is a project manager with 10+ years experience, and has taken me under her wing as her protégé! The truly wonderful thing about this change, aside from being able to work from home and more or less working the hours I want, is that I can also work from anywhere in the world that I have an internet connection. So now traveling to perform in shows is a logistical possibility!
Dream Theatre Company News:
Talent Coordination time is in full swing! DTC is currently casting for our 2015 Season on February 21st, and the response has been nearly overwhelming (I've got it under control though ;) We've decided on the season's line-up and done a promotional photo shoot as well. I can't make any official announcements yet, but I will definitely be acting in at least one show, possibly more!
We also did a special performance of The Mechanical Man at the Midwinter Gaming Festival, to a lovely turnout. It was definitely a fun rump up to Wisconsin (my first time!). Made it home with local beer and cheese curds, so I'd say it was a successful trip for sure ;)
Next up I've got lots of auditions on my plate, and hopefully we'll begin principle photography/shooting for Terms come April/May!
That's all for now!
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