Origin Story by Scott Dunn

Origin Story by Scott Dunn

Monday, April 28 at 7:00PM 
The Pinch in Columbia Heights 

Flying is often a dream, a fantasy we have when we are young, never do we imagine it being possible. As we grow older we lose belief in the possibility of stretching out our arms and taking flight, but it may be exactly the escape we need. For brother and sister, Danny & Samantha, being able to reach the heavens is what keeps their faith alive as an accident causes them to question what true belief really is.

Directed by Nick Vargas 
Dramaturgy by Alan Balch 

Danny - Chris Wilson 
Samantha -  Mia Branco

The Pinch is located at 3548 14th St NW, accessible by Metro at the Columbia Heights station. 

Costume Designer for Giant Box of Porn

Field Trip Theatre is seeking a costume designer for our 2014 Capital Fringe production of Giant Box of Porn by Patrick Flynn.

Young couple Ron and Kate return from a trip to find a giant box of porn in their living room. This comedy explores life’s most important questions: What kind of burglar breaks in and leaves porn? Is it okay to buy baby paraphernalia just because it’s on sale? And, most importantly, who still has a VHS player? 

Field Trip Theatre is committed to supporting emerging artists through development and production of new plays that engage diverse audiences and reflect the perspectives and identities of The District.  We value innovative storytelling and uncensored artistry that serves the diverse community of Washington, DC.

Giant Box of Porn runs July 10-27, 2014. Rehearsals begin late May 2014. A small stipend is provided. 

Please email resume and portfolio to fieldtriptheatre@gmail.com.

Call for Auditions

Field Trip Theatre’s Capital Fringe production of Giant Box of Porn by Patrick Flynn

AEA and Non-AEA roles available

Directed by Maureen Monterubio
Dramaturgy by Megan Westman 

The Capital Fringe Festival runs July 10 – 27, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Young couple Ron and Kate return from a trip to find a giant box of porn in their living room. This comedy explores life’s most important questions: What kind of burglar breaks in and leaves porn? Is it okay to buy baby paraphernalia just because it’s on sale? And, most importantly, who still has a VHS player? 

KATE - late 20s, married to Ron. Kate is a driven woman with a precise plan for life. She plays life by the rules and expects others to do the same. 

RON - late 20s, married to Kate. Ron is laid back, no rush kind of guy. He is satisfied with his lifestyle and isn’t ready for change.   

VANESSA - early 30s, Kate’s sister. Vanessa is free spirited and open-minded, a bit “hippy dippy.” She is honest and believes that we must trust who we are in life.  

SHERLOCK - mid 30s, Kate & Ron’s neighbor. Sherlock is larger than life and has the stories to prove it. He is now trying to figure out how to settle down and have a real relationship.    

Sunday, March 16th 2PM to 6PM
Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Rehearsal Hall
507 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003 

Please prepare a two minute contemporary monologue for the audition. 

Additional hours will be added if slots fill up. To sign up for an audition appointment, fill out the form here: https://fieldtriptheatre.youcanbook.me/.

Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, March 18 in the evening. 

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Somersaulting by Liz Maestri

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Somersaulting by Liz Maestri 
Based on the graphic novel by Sammy Harkham

Monday, February 10 at 7:00PM 
The Pinch in Columbia Heights 

Based on the graphic novel by Sam Harkham, this play follows best friends Iris and Edie during the long summer before their senior year of high school. Set in a run-down beach town, this story explores the girls’ changing perceptions of death, love, and sex, urging them into adulthood while constantly reminding them that friendships don’t always last a lifetime.  

Directed by Amanda Coffin 
Dramaturgy by Laura Esti Miller 

Iris - Emma Kate Jackson 
Edie - Anna Lynch 
Charles - William Hayes 
Boyfriend - Eugene Fertelmeyster 
Brother - Matthew Strote 
The Moms/Granma - Peg Nichols 

The Pinch is located at 3548 14th St NW, accessible by Metro at the Columbia Heights station. Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Visit somersaulting.eventbrite.com for tickets. 

FIELD TRIP THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON: Emerging Theatre Company to Produce New Plays by Local Playwrights

Flight. Graphic Novels. A ladyshaped lovedrug. And, yes, even porn. Local theatre company Field Trip Theatre has it all as they launch their 2013-2014 season of staged readings at Columbia Heights’ The Pinch, starting November 1 with Giant Box of Porn by Patrick Flynn.

Field Trip Theatre is committed to supporting emerging artists through development and production of new plays that engage diverse audiences and reflect the perspectives and identities of The District.  Field Trip value innovative storytelling and uncensored artistry that serves the diverse community of Washington, DC. 

Artistic Director Danielle Mohlman, a local playwright herself, said, “I’m really looking forward to working with so many interesting and promising playwrights this season. Each playwright brings a different voice and a new perspective to the table. I’m excited to collaborate with these playwrights and be a part of their process.” 

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Giant Box of Porn by Patrick Flynn

Giant Box of Porn by Patrick Flynn

Friday, November 1 at 8PM
The Pinch in Columbia Heights

Young couple Ron and Kate return from a trip to find a giant box of porn in their living room. This comedy explores life’s most important questions: What kind of burglar breaks in and leaves porn? Is it okay to buy baby paraphernalia just because it’s on sale? And, most importantly, who still has a VHS player? 

Directed by Maureen Monterubio
Dramaturgy by Megan Westman

Ron - TD Smith
Kate - Sara Dabney Tisdale 
Vanessa - Morganne Davies 
Sherlock - Steve Isaac

Reserve tickets

The Pinch is located at 3548 14th St NW, accessible by Metro at the Columbia Heights station. 

Field Trip Theatre General Auditions

DC-area actors – Field Trip Theatre wants to get to know you! We have several exciting projects coming up including a couple of 24-hour theatre festivals, a production at the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival, and four kick-ass staged readings from local playwrights. We’d love to meet you and give our directors an opportunity to see you auditions. 

We understand that a standard monologue audition may not be your cup of tea, so we’re giving you the option to bring in either a monologue or a scene. (If performing a scene, don’t forget to bring a scene partner.) Introduce us to your favorite new playwright – contemporary scenes and monologues are preferred.

Saturday, October 5th from 12PM to 4PM

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Rehearsal Hall

507 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Additional hours will be added if slots fill up. To sign up for an audition appointment, fill out the form here: http://goo.gl/RjWn3H

A Lighting Designer’s Perspective

by Chris Holland

Designing at The Mountain has come a long way in the past four years.  For those of you not familiar with the Capital Fringe Festival, it operates like most festivals where the plot is already hung and circuited when you walk into the space. (You don’t get to change anything — color, focus, channeling, nothing.) So it’s a crap shoot. Sometimes you get lots of options and sometimes you get the opportunity to see how good you really are. And what you can do with a half dozen PARS and some clip lights. 

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Karl (Josh Adams) and Else (Angie Tennant) in GIF form. There are still three more opportunities to see Fallbeil at Capital Fringe. Get your tickets on capitalfringe.org.