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Get ready for 24 hour theatre!

24hour2017Starting tonight at 8:00pm, Roialies will gather and produce an entire production from the ground up and then perform exactly twenty-four hours later.

In order to pull this off, we need you to join us! If you’re interested in pulling an all nighter to have fun and be creative, we want to see you there. Whether you’re interested in acting, directing, writing, stage crew, or art crew, there is an opportunity for you here. If you’re interested in joining, contact Roial’s Executive Director, Elena Lipscomb, at lipsco15@msu.edu with your name, the best way to get ahold of you and what role you would like to get involved in. Come create with us!

If you can’t join the production, we hope you’ll join us for the performance on Saturday, February 11th at 8pm in the RCAH Theater. See you there!

 

Roial Improv Players Present: Bogue One

We’re less than one week away from our first show of the semester! We are happy to once again collaborate with the Humor Artists of Notre Dame!

Dark times have fallen upon the galaxy. Roial Improv has been missing for over a month, and a new evil empire threatens to silence the laughter of every last living thing. A rogue group of comedy rebels have assembled on Bogue Street from all over the midwest to steal the secret to comedy and give hope to the rebellion. Will their plan succeed? Will you help them in their time of need? Find out this Friday, January 27th at 9pm in the RCAH Theater.

bogue-one

 

Doors open at 8:30pm
$1 Admission

I am one with the improv and the improv is with me.

Special thanks to Katie Sydlik-Badgerow for the incredible poster!

SAVE THE REBELLION!
SAVE THE LAUGHTER!
SAVE THE DREAM!

Spring Cast Lists 2017

Thanks to everyone who came out to audition! You’ll find the cast lists for this year’s shows below. Here’s to a fantastic season!

 

THE SHADOW BOX 

Play by Michael Cristofer

Directed by Kandra Harper by Ben Bland

March 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th

Cabin One

JOE – Eddie Watson

MAGGIE – Jillian Tosolt

STEVE – Christopher Kaifesh

Cabin Two:

BRIAN – Anthony Mandalari

MARK – Troy Gährs

BEVERLY – Angela Luscri

Cabin Three:

FELICITY – Kelly Russel

AGNES – Missy Gall

THE INTEVIEWER – Carter Prost

 

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION

Play by Annie Baker

Directed by Allyson Awada and Alina Steinberg

March 30th, 31st, April 1st, and 2nd

MARTY – Emily Clark

JAMES – Brandon Neimi

THERESA – Jasmin Abbasov

SCHULTZ – Grant Jackson

LAUREN – Brennan Regan

 

Roial Improv Players Present: The Improv Cometh

Come one, come all to a beautiful show! No, we didn’t write a musical. In fact, we didn’t write anything because that’s not what improv is. It’s our last show of the semester and that also means it is the farewell show for our beloved super seniors Michael ‘Pomo’ Pomorski and Elsa Finch so you’d better come out for this night of entertainment.

We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to Katie Sydlik-Badgerow for designing the poster!

The troll toll is only $1 (less than a toe knife) and the show premieres Friday, December 9th at 9:00pm.

No need for umbrellas or jackets because It’s Always Sunny in the RCAH Theater!

Much Ado About Nothing Promo Video

We’re halfway through Tech Week for our final MainStage production of the year, Much Ado About Nothing. The cast and crew has been working tirelessly for the past couple months to make Shakespeare’s most popular comedy a success. Here’s a short teaser of what we’ve been working on:

Much Ado About Nothing opens on Thursday at 8:00pm in the RCAH Theatre. For additional showtimes, visit the ‘current season‘ page.

Creative Showcase Raises Money for All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre!

This year’s creative showcase was a huge success and included juggling, singing, student films, and more. We want to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to all of our performers and everyone to donated to All-of-us Express!

Roial raised just over $200 for the children’s theatre! That money will be going into their scholarship fund for those kids who want to participate, but need a scholarship to do so.

If anyone in Roial is ever interested in working or volunteering for AECT, they are always looking for crew heads to help teach our youth about various crew aspects in theatre and summer camp instructors! If you want to learn more about us, Amelia is always happy to answer questions. Or call the office at 517-319-6957.

Thanks again for sharing your talents and supporting children in theatre!

The Roial Improv Players Present: Arrested DeveLAUGHment

Feeling blue? Maeby you should come to The Roial Improv Player’s November show, this Friday at 9:00 PM.

We have a night of illusions prepared for you and you don’t have to shoot your wad on what was supposed to be a dry run, it only costs $1, conveniently also the price of a Bluth frozen banana. Bring your mother, bring your cousin, and get hooked into a night of chicken dances and improv.

Avoid making a huge mistake and we will see you on Friday!

As always, huge thanks to Katie Sydlik-Badgerow for the incredible poster!

Seeking Submissions for Creative Showcase on Sat. Nov. 19

creative-showcaseOur organization is full of artistic people with a ton of talent, and they don’t always get a chance to share that talent during the course of our regular season. In order to showcase these talents, we host the Creative Showcase once a semester. This semester, the Creative Showcase will be on Saturday, November 19th at 8:00pm in the RCAH Theatre.

We’ve had a variety of different acts in the past, including singing, piano, stand-up comedy, tap dancing, yoyo-ing etc. So if you have any talents you’d like to show off, we’d love to have you! All are welcome to participate! If you know someone who you think would be interested in participating, feel free to send them the link!

Fill out the application form to apply to perform in this year’s creative showcase!

Staged Reading of Code Blue by Kate Snodgrass

Roial is looking forward to an exciting addition to its season this semester taking place on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00pm. In partnership with the RCAH Center for Poetry and their Fall Writing Series, Roial will be putting on a staged reading of Code Blue, a one act play by award-winning playwright Kate Snodgrass. There will be a talk-back with Kate following the reading.

Additionally, Kate will be giving a talk in the Lookout! Gallery in Snyder Hall at 3:00pm on Wednesday, Nov. 2 entitled “The Birth of a New Play: How a Play is Developed, Reworked, and Born on the Stage.” On November, 3rd, there will be a screening of Kate’s play Haiku in Snyder Classroom C303 followed by discussion with Kate and haiku poets Francine Banwarth and Michele Root-Bernstein.

2014-03-11-SNODGRASS KATE SNODGRASS is the Artistic Director of Boston Playwrights' Theatre.  - Photograph By Kalman Zabarsky
2014-03-11-SNODGRASS
KATE SNODGRASS is the Artistic Director of Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.
– Photograph By Kalman Zabarsky

Kate Snodgrass is the Artistic Director of Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and the Boston Theater Marathon, which she co-founded. She heads the MFA in Playwriting Program at Boston University and was designated a StageSource “Theatre Hero” in 2001, a Playwriting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company in 2005-07, and a Milan Stitt Outstanding Teacher of Playwriting in 2010 by the Kennedy Center. She was awarded Boston’s Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence in 2012. The author of the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award-winning play Haiku and the winner of two IRNE Awards and a Gertrude Steinberg nomination, Kate is the recipient of a 2015 Tanne Foundation Award for her passion and commitment to the Theatre. Kate studied acting at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts and in NYC and is a proud member of the Dramatists’ Guild. Her short plays Bark’s Dream and The Last Bark were produced by Sleeping Weazel in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

One Acts 2016 Promo – Variations on a Theme

We’re excited to release the final promo video for Crazy in Love: A Night of One Acts. Directed by Angela Luscri and Ryan Gandy, Variations on a Theme tells the story of a Nick and Meg, high school sweethearts who get into a fight the night before Meg leaves for college. The next day, as he’s racing to the train station to fix their relationship, his mind goes wild thinking of all the different ways their conversation could go. Come see this semester’s collection of one acts on November 3rd at 8:00pm in the RCAH Theatre.

For more show times, visit the current season page. Don’t forget to check out the Facebook event for additional information and reminders!