Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Let's all audition for RED CANS!

UPDATED: A 2nd round of auditions has been added on Monday, May 22nd at the Dougherty Arts Center! Email for an appointment.

It's time.

We're scouring Central Texas to find some top-notch physical performers for our next show. We ask that you please read the notice below, and pass it along to anyone who might fit the bill. Performers of all backgrounds welcome (Dance, sports, theatre, etcetera...).

very best regards


*Do you like to hide?
*Do you like to sweat?
*Do you enjoy:
----endurance tests?
----physical challenges?
----sensory deprivation?
*Do you like the idea of being a cog in a great machine?
*Are you at least moderately petite?
*Do you have fantasies of returning to the womb?
*Are you sick and tired of "acting"?

If you answered "YES!" to most of these questions,
the Rubber Repertory wants YOU for their next production.

RED CANS, a co-production with Rude Mechs,
will be performed at the Off Center August 3rd-19th.
Not really a play, and not quite a dance, RED CANS is
perhaps best described as an experiment in limitations.
What are the possibilities of a show in which all of the
performers are trapped inside small red containers?
Unable to see. Unable to speak.
Barely able to move. What's left?

Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 13th from
10AM-2PM at the Dougherty Arts Center.
Nothing to prepare.

Rehearsals begin in mid-June.

Call 512-470-1735 or email
to schedule an audition.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Rubber Repertory Rides Again.

It's an exciting day at Rubber Rep headquarters! We've spent the last few months quietly toiling on future productions, but at long last have some dates/venues to announce. See below for information on the two shows that will take us through 2006.

~a Rubber Repertory and Rude Mechs co-production~
Directed by Josh Meyer and Matt Hislope
August 3-19 @ The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo Street
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8PM
Tickets: 512-476-RUDE (7833)

Instructions for Red Cans:

1. Find a group of Austin's best physical performers.

2. Seal them inside small red containers that inhibit their vision, movement, and breathing.

3. Store for three months in a cool, dark place and never above 95 degrees.

Note: When opening canned goods, always check for spoilage. If any mold or fungus seems to appear (or if there's a strange discoloration or smell), our recommendation is - when in doubt, throw them out.

The RED CANS get opened on August 3rd.

and then...

AT HOME WITH DICK 2: A Progressive Degenerative Cabaret
Written by Dick Price
Directed by Josh Meyer and Matt Hislope
October 5-28 @ Dick's Apartment (3309 Grooms, Apt# 201)

You asked for it. Famed novelty songwriter Dick Price is back with an evening of all new songs. This time around, Dick sings about his father's battle with Alzheimer's Disease, race relations in Waco, TX, and the healing powers of Jane Austen. Come be tickled where you hurt.