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Nasty News 2019 Issue#2: A STORY JONES tells NEXT WEEK on 3 NB Stages!

20 years of Nasty theatre in the Shadows

~ 20 years of Nasty theatre in the Shadows ~

INSIDE THIS NASTY ISSUE

  • A STORY JONES tells NEXT WEEK >>>
  • Shadow Show Rehearsal Notes for JONES >>>
  • HOUSE work for Fundy Fringe >>>
  • Links to Nasty Stuff >>>
  • Become a Shadow’s Shadow >>>


  • ~ A STORY JONES tells NEXT WEEK >>> ~

    A STORY JONES 2019

    A STORY JONES
    written & directed by Scott Shannon
    In memory of an Unseen Shadow

    A STORY JONES is our Nasty creation celebrating the life and spirit of a Shadow who stepped into the light, our friend Andrew Jones.

    JONES is a storyteller, telling tales to a small friendly community in a world hungry for such gatherings, but tonight might be his last story. VIC has been selflessly caring for JONES, protecting JONES from outsiders when CHAEL suddenly (re-)appears (?) in the story circle. Driven by forces beyond and within their control, CHAEL’s dramatic purpose in the room precipitates the most inevitable conclusion, or so it seemed to suggest in the BOOK.

    The development of A STORY JONES began with an idea in the spring of 2013. As the writing grew it was played off a number of veteran Shadows in various rehearsal rooms over the last few years, and then finally worked into the play we now present. This is not a history; this is a fantasy story memorial.

    Fredericton = May 1st-2nd (Wed-Thurs)
    ~ Memorial Hall (stage only), UNB Campus ~
    **20 seats ONLY**

    Saint John = May 7th (Tues)
    ~ Tuck Interiors, 38 Grannan St. ~
    **20 seats ONLY**

    Moncton = May 8th (Wed)
    ~ Théâtre l’Escaouette Rehearsal Studio ~
    **20 seats ONLY**

    ~ Nightly @7:30pm ~
    $15/person ; $10/student

    Tickets per show will be limited to **20 seats ONLY**. The work is designed for an intimate audience.

    ADVANCED TICKETS e-transfer to nastyshadows@gmail.com





    ~ SHADOW SHOW REHEARSAL NOTES ~

    Read about the creation and development of Nasty new original work by the Shadows.

    Please feel free to comment or ask questions — discussion is welcome.

    CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT/REHEARSAL — DEC 2014-PRESENT

    A STORY JONES 2019

    A STORY JONES 2019

    A STORY JONES

    Developing in rehearsal with the following cast:

    Writer / Director – Scott Shannon

    A STORY JONES
    Notes – Apr 22/2019

    Just over a week from opening our Fredericton shows, just under 2 weeks before we hit the road for a couple of nights in Saint John and Moncton. Both anxious and excited about people seeing this show.

    A STORY JONES rehearsal Apr 2019 - Memorial Hall

    A STORY JONES rehearsal Apr 2019 – Memorial Hall

    Annick and Michael are pouring so much into the work that I cannot believe what they have accomplished with the text – which in turn affected my perception of how to portray the character JONES. Despite my having written the play with a certain vision or image in mind of how things may unfold, just like a play by any other playwright all that changes when you get in the rehearsal room and begin flushing that out – at least, that’s what I’ve always found to be the most rewarding, challenging, and fun pieces to work on, those that surprise you as the rehearsal work moves forward. A STORY JONES has blossomed into this … [READ MORE] >>>





    HOUSE work
    for Fundy Fringe Festival
    AUG 19-24 2019!!!

    Scott Shannon in MacIvor's HOUSE (2018 - Fredericton)

    Scott Shannon in MacIvor’s HOUSE
    (2018 – Fredericton)

    HOUSE
    by Daniel MacIvor

    SHADOWS:

    Director – Michael Holmes-Lauder

    Absolutely thrilled to be celebrating 20 years making theatre with our first foray onto the Fringe Festival circuit, and hitting Michael and Scott’s hometown of Saint John for the FUNDY FRINGE FESTIVAL will be a perfect way to get NASTY during the summer SHADOWS … marking almost 20 years exactly since our last summer stage time during our inaugural shows.



    ~ LINKS TO NASTY STUFF ~

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    nastyshadows@gmail.com


    OPEN CREW CALL!
    ~ BECOME A SHADOW ~

    We are always looking for anyone interested in any aspects of backstage work, from publicity to stage managing, to technical work involving lights and sound — you folks are the true Shadows.

    For those interested in working off-stage in any capacity, please send an email to nastyshadows@gmail.com at anytime with the subject line: NASTY CREW. Please include what your area of interest might be and any relevant experience you wish to note.


    THE TABLE EXPERIMENTS (2011) by Scott Shannon w/ Matthew Spinney, Michael Holmes-Lauder & Becky Forbes

    THE TABLE EXPERIMENTS (2011) by Scott Shannon
    w/ Matthew Spinney, Michael Holmes-Lauder & Becky Forbes





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